Scottish Premiership: Celtic at Rangers, 6:15 a.m. Saturday, foxsoccer2go.com. You’ll need an online subscription to see it, but there’s something nice about having the Rangers back in the top division of Scottish soccer. This is one of the great British rivalries of all time, and only Rangers bankruptcy in 2012 put a pause in the series. This year the cross-Glasgow battles have resumed.
Premier League: Middlesbrough at Manchester United, 9 a.m. Saturday, NBCSN. Manchester United has languished at the tail end of the title contenders all season, but four consecutive victories have put the Red Devils in striking distance of the top four. With Middlesbrough trying to fight off relegation, it will probably play for the draw. It will be up to United to create enough to win.
Premier League: Manchester City at Liverpool, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Ch. 11. Not everyone would have predicted Liverpool to be above Manchester City in the standings at Christmastime. But the home side is one point ahead and might be the only team that has a chance of catching Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp and company need all three points to keep pace and dent Man City’s title challenge.
Premier League: Tottenham at Watford, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, NBCSN. Three consecutive victories for Tottenham, especially an impressive 4-1 road victory vs. Southampton on Wednesday, have Spurs fans starting to forget about the team’s Champions League exit. If results go Tottenham’s way, the team could be back in the top four by the end of the day, right where it wants to be.