WEEKEND WATCH GUIDE
Premier League: Leicester City at Manchester City, 6:45 a.m. Saturday, NBC Sports. The early game of the Premier League weekend is one of the most important games of the season. Leicester leads Man City by three points at the top of the standings, but the hosts will feel like this game is a chance to reverse those positions. The visitors have shown no signs of slipping, though.
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Hertha Berlin, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, FS1. Dortmund has won two in a row after Germany’s winter break, and now finds itself 10 points clear of third-place Hertha. Dortmund probably won’t catch Bayern Munich at the top of the league, but Hertha is in the sights of several teams. USA center back John Brooks is a key player for the home team.
La Liga: Eibar at Atlético Madrid, 9 a.m. Saturday, beIN Sports. Eibar, up to eighth in the Spanish standings, is one of the biggest underdog stories on the continent. The city of Eibar is the size of Winona, yet its team is rubbing shoulders with Spain’s best teams. Atlético is reeling after earning two red cards in a hope-destroying 2-1 loss to Barcelona; tiny Eibar will try to take advantage.
Premier League: Arsenal at Bournemouth, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, NBC Sports. At the turn of the year, the Gunners appeared to have the inside track on their first league title since 2004. Their attack has gone cold, though; Arsenal hasn’t scored in three games, and has dropped to fourth place. Bournemouth has designs on staying in the Premier League; holding Arsenal scoreless would help.