Fill your boots with some of the finest sporting drama on the box this week
Sky Sports round-up
Dotty about darts? Fanatical about football? Barmy about boxing? Then Sky Sports is the place to be this week, with live action heading your way faster than you can say “Christmas has come early”.
That means the start of the William Hill World Darts Championship, no fewer than four must-watch Premier League showdowns (including Arsenal’s clash with champions Manchester City), the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, plus an epic night of boxing.
Here, we round up ten of the most unmissable events heading your way on Sky Sports this week…
William Hill World Darts Championship
Friday 13 December, 7pm, Sky Sports Darts/HD (CH 518/508)
It’s the most wonderful time of year if you’re a fan of larger-than-life sporting action. The World Darts Championship is here, with the best of the best stepping up to the oche at Ally Pally to deliver compelling drama, nail-biting finishes and shirts so loud you may have to adjust the settings on your telly. There is simply nothing like it.
Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion
Saturday 14 December, 12pm, Sky Sports Football/HD (CH 513/503)
Midlands derbies are rarely anything other than thunderous affairs and this encounter in the Sky Bet Championship should prove to be no exception. West Brom have automatic promotion in their sights. Birmingham are eyeing up the play-off spots. Bring it on.
Southampton v West Ham United
Saturday 14 December, 5pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)
With three vital points at stake, it’s all to play for at St Mary’s in this Premier League clash. Southampton head into the match knowing a victory would give their season a timely boost, while a win for West Ham would give the Hammers a spring in their step as 2019 draws to a close.
Fight Night: The Golden Contract
Saturday 14 December, 7.30pm, Sky Sports Action/HD (CH 517/507)
With a contract with one of boxing’s top promoters on the line, eight light-heavyweights will duke it out at the Brentwood Centre in the quarter-finals of this knockout competition. Hosea Burton, Steven Ward and Liam Conroy are among the fighters taking to the ring.
Motherwell v Rangers
Sunday 15 December, 11am, Sky Sports Football/HD (CH 513/503)
This season’s battle for the Scottish Premiership title is showing no signs of cooling down, as Steven Gerrard’s Rangers take on Motherwell at Fir Park. The ‘Gers won 2-1 when the teams met at Ibrox in October.
Manchester United v Everton
Sunday 15 December, 1pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)
Expect pandemonium of the best kind when two of the Premier League’s most unpredictable teams square off at Old Trafford. Only a win will do for United if they want to end the year on a high, but the Toffees might have something to say about that.
Arsenal v Manchester City
Sunday 15 December, 4pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)
City’s quest for a third consecutive title continues at the Emirates, where they take on an Arsenal side struggling under the weight of expectation. But forget all of that. Both teams have questionable defences, which could make for a fun 90 minutes in North London.
Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion
Monday 16 December, 7pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)
It may not be one of the Premier League’s most high-profile rivalries, but there is usually plenty of needle when Palace and Brighton meet. Get ready for crunching tackles and plenty of bird-based puns when the Eagles and the Seagulls face off at Selhurst Park.
Aston Villa v Liverpool
Tuesday 17 December, 7.30pm, Sky Sports Football/HD (CH 513/503)
The Carabao Cup reaches the quarter-final stage, but who is ready to seize the moment at Villa Park? Liverpool came from behind to snatch a dramatic 2-1 win here in the Premier League at the start of November. We may be in for even more drama this time around.
Oxford United v Manchester City
Wednesday 18 December, 7.30pm, Sky Sports Football/HD (CH 513/503)
Carabao Cup holders City travel to the Kassam Stadium to face League One’s Oxford United in the last eight of the competition. Can United spring one of the biggest upsets of the season by toppling Pep Guardiola’s superstars? Surely not…
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