WEEKEND WATCH GUIDE
Premier League: Manchester City at Manchester United, 6:30 a.m. Saturday, NBCSN. City-United always feels like a battle, but when you throw in both teams’ perfect starts, and new managers/hated rivals Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meeting in England for the first time, this match feels positively gladiatorial. This game could help decide the title.
Bundesliga: Hamburg at Bayer Leverkeusen, 9 a.m. Saturday, FS1. Bayer Leverkeusen is hoping for Mexican star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to return this week, after an accident at home kept him out of its opening-game loss. Meanwhile, American striker Bobby Wood provided Hamburg’s goal in its opening-week draw. It’s U.S.-Mexico, in Germany!
Premier League: Leicester City at Liverpool, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, NBCSN. While some of England’s other title contenders have gotten off to flying starts, both Leicester City and Liverpool have started slowly, earning four points each from three games. This early, it’s no great concern, but both teams have to know that four points from every three matches isn’t good enough for a title.
Liga MX: América at Cruz Azul, 5 p.m. Saturday, Univision Deportes. Before the two-week international break, América suffered a 3-0 loss at home to Chivas in a rivalry game, and now it visits its crosstown rivals hoping to avoid a similar fate. Cruz Azul badly needs a win to climb back into playoff contention; La Maquina has five draws in seven games this fall.