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5 Big Sports Matches You Need to Watch this Weekend

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We take a look at the most important head-to-heads you need to catch this weekend…

The weekend has arrived, and with it comes some massive sporting encounters that you can’t afford to miss. From Super Rugby smash-ups to Premier League derbies, here’s the games you need to watch this weekend:

Bulls vs Sharks (Super Rugby)

Friday, 19:00

The Sharks face an uncomfortably short turnaround as they travel to Loftus Versfeld for a Super Rugby showdown with the Bulls on Friday.  Having come out on top in an incredibly bruising clash against the Stormers last weekend, the task of facing a Bulls outfit fresh from a bye week is without doubt a tough one for the South African group leaders.  Indeed, the 2016 draw has been anything but favourable for the Sharks, who face a rough mid-season ride.

Everton vs Arsenal (Premier League)

Saturday, 14:45

A quick glance at the Premier League table and you would expect Arsenal to be in more of an upbeat mood than Everton at this present moment in time. However, scratch the surface even just a little bit and it becomes clear very quickly that ahead of their meeting at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime, it is the hosting Toffees that have the more optimistic outlook out of the two clubs. Only a victory will do for the Gunners, but they have done little in recent weeks to suggest that they are playing well enough to get one. Everton, on the other hand, are bound to be full of confidence after booking their place in the FA Cup semi-finals and that could be enough for them to claim the three points.

Lions vs Cheetahs (Super Rugby)

Saturday, 17:00

The cat-fight derby between the Lions and Cheetahs has always proven to be an exciting game of running rugby, and this weekend should be no different. The Lions secured a historic victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton in Round Two and were relentless in their attack, and while their defence was below par at certain times, they had enough grit to see out the victory. Recent history between these two teams is in favour of the men from Johannesburg, and they should be too strong to be tamed once again.

Jaguares vs Chiefs (Super Rugby)

Saturday, 23:40

The final match in the Super Rugby round 4 is a historic match as it will be first time that a Super Rugby match will be played in Argentina, with the Jaguares hosting two-time champions, the Chiefs. The Jaguares, as expected, have proven to be one of the most exciting teams this season, and the ChiefsThis is one of the most talked about games of the season and certainly the game of the weekend. The Chiefs may just run out of energy in the final quarter, which could see the Jaguares sneak a late winner

Manchester City vs Manchester United (Premier League)

Sunday, 18:00

Manchester United’s attentions turn back to Premier League football this weekend, with Louis van Gaal’s side having a short journey to the Etihad to take on their fiercest of rivals. The two sides met earlier in the season in a boring 0-0 at Old Trafford, but now we’re in the business end of the season there is plenty more at stake.

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