This Weekend’s Big Match-Ups

This season is well underway now, and there are multiple huge matchups happening every weekend. Massive sporting events are also coming up, making this season one of the most historic and dramatic in recent memory. This weekend is no different, so read on to check out some of the tastiest matchups coming up across sports.


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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Brooklyn Nets (November 12th)

Brooklyn Nets have had a pretty disastrous start to the season, with superstar guard Kyrie Irving’s suspension for promoting anti-Semitic content just the latest in a long list of controversies surrounding the player. Head coach Steve Nash has been fired after the Nets’s poor start, and they currently stand with a 4-6 record, not good enough for a team with their talents. Kevin Durant has been playing incredibly as always, but Ben Simmons has been up and down since his return to the game, and it doesn’t look like Brooklyn have a team that can get past their personal issues to play together.

Amidst all this chaos, they come up against a team that has also struggled for form this season, the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers currently have a 5-5 record, which is disappointing considering their offseason moves and after the return of superstar shooting guard Kawhi Leonard. The team have shown some promise over the past couple of games and they do seem to be getting back to the fearsome defensive unit they were a couple of seasons ago. This seems to be the ideal game for both teams to get back on track, and whoever comes out on top will seek to use this as motivation to push on and advance higher up the standings.

NBA schedule on TV and stream.

EPL: Newcastle United vs. Chelsea (November 12th)

After Newcastle’s takeover by a Saudi Arabian consortium last year, expectations were that Newcastle would end up buying plenty of overpriced players and buy their way to success in the Premier League and European competitions eventually. They found themselves in the relegation places for large parts of last year before new manager Eddie Howe led them to safety with plenty of games to spare after a remarkable turnaround. Now, after only a few well-chosen signings, Newcastle look like the real deal, and without the massive expenditure that many predicted. Newcastle have been playing great football and find themselves in third place, a huge improvement from last year.

Chelsea, on the other hand, are stuttering. New manager Graham Potter’s reign has had a couple of setbacks in recent weeks, notably last week’s loss to London rivals Arsenal. The talent is still there in their squad, but with summer signing Raheem Sterling not scoring as frequently as they would have expected, the lack of firepower up front is starting to become more and more evident. Chelsea still have the talent to beat anybody on their day, but this could be a very dangerous game against a Newcastle side full of confidence and belief.

Premier League schedule here.

NFL: Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys (November 13th)

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers keep dropping lower in a season quickly becoming one to forget for the legendary quarterback. They have lost five in a row, and their current record of 3-6 is the worst start in 15 years. This is no easy fix, and Rodgers must be getting worried that the Packers will miss the playoffs this year. The offseason trade of Davante Adams away to the Las Vegas Raiders is proving to be a mistake, and the inexperienced receivers surrounding Rodgers are going to have to step up their game if this season is going to be salvaged.

The Packers come up against a Dallas Cowboys side that are flying in the NFC East division, only second to the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles. Their record of 6-2 is all the more impressive considering that their first-choice quarterback Dak Prescott missed five games of the season through injury. The Cowboys are a dangerous team, and they will be favorites to inflict further pain on the poor Packers when they meet.

NFL schedule on TV and stream.

Formula 1: Brazilian GP ( November 13th)

While both the Drivers and Constructors Championships are already decided for this Formula 1 season (well done to Max Verstappen and his Red Bull team), there is still plenty to play for in the last two races of the season. The penultimate race in Brazil is always a blockbuster of a race, and the battle for second place in the Constructors Championship between Mercedes and Ferrari is sure to go down to the wire. Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton is also chasing his first win of the season, which would continue his record of winning at least one race in every Formula 1 season he has competed in.

There is also the matter of who gets second place in the Drivers Championship, as Sergio Perez leads Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc by five points with two races to go. Leclerc has driven very well this season, but has been badly let down by Ferrari strategic mistakes and will hope that he does not suffer a repeat of those costly mistakes as he tries to secure second place and build on it for next season. It’s going to be an exciting, drama-filled race.

Formula 1 schedule and TV-channels here.

Author: Dan Anderson