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Premier League Week 13 Fixtures: TV Coverage for Compelling Matchday

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20:  Steven Caulker of Tottenham Hotspur clears the ball from Robin van Persie of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on January 20, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent INovember 30, 2013

Week 13 of the Premier League doesn't offer up many matchups involving two teams in the upper half of the table, but that doesn't mean fans are hurting for intriguing soccer this week.  

With matchups involving Manchester United taking on Tottenham and Chelsea battling Southampton, there are matchups for us to sink our teeth into. 

Check out the week's full schedule with TV information, then I'll highlight the three matches I'm most looking forward to.

EPL Week 13 TV Schedule
DateHomeAwayTime (ET)Time (GMT)TV
Nov. 30Aston VillaSunderland10 a.m.3 p.m.Premier League Extra Time
Nov. 30Cardiff CityArsenal10 a.m.3 p.m.NBCSN
Nov. 30EvertonStoke City10 a.m.3 p.m.Premier League Extra Time
Nov. 30Norwich CityCrystal Palace10 a.m.3 p.m.Premier League Extra Time
Nov. 30West Ham UnitedFulham10 a.m.3 p.m.Premier League Extra Time
Nov. 30Newcastle UnitedWest Brom12:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.NBC, Sky Sports
Dec. 1TottenhamManchester United7 a.m.12 p.m.NBCSN, BT Sport
Dec. 1Hull CityLiverpool9:05 a.m.2:05 p.m.NBCSN, Sky Sports
Dec. 1ChelseaSouthampton11:10 a.m.4:10 p.m.NBCSN, Sky Sports
Dec. 1Manchester CitySwansea City11:10 a.m.4:10 p.m.Premier League Extra Time
TV info via PremierLeague.com

 

Tottenham vs. Manchester United

When: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 a.m. ET/12 p.m. GMT

Watch: Premier League Extra Time

Watch: NBCSN/BT Sport

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20:  Phil Jones of Manchester United and Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on January 20, 2013 in L
Clive Mason/Getty Images

Manchester United sit in sixth in the EPL table after a sluggish start. This team had an away draw at Cardiff City its last time on the pitch, but the previous match they took down front-running Arsenal. 

With firepower such as Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney on the pitch, this team can score goals in bunches. The Red Devils don't boast of the most intimidating lineup in their storied history, but it is definitely an exciting one. 

This week, the Red Devils will face a challenge with the stiff defense of Tottenham. 

Spurs were humiliated 6-0 by Manchester City last week, but prior to that, they had allowed just six goals all season. 

This is a talented defense, which will be out to atone for the disaster of their last match.

 

Manchester City vs. Swansea City

When: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 11:10 a.m. ET/4:10 p.m. GMT

Watch: Premier League Extra Time

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25:  Roberto Soldado (L) of Spurs celebrates with teammates Andros Townsend (C) and Paulinho (R) after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea C
Michael Regan/Getty Images

Speaking of Manchester City, their thrashing of Tottenham, although impressive, was not a total shock. The Citizens were playing at Etihad Stadium and they've been amazing at home all season.

They've won all six home matches and done so by the combined score of 26-2.

Swanswea City have to be a little nervous about this fact as they make the trek to Etihad.

The 10th-place club has allowed 16 goals on the season and isn't likely to hold up on the road in this match. 

Still, it will be entertaining to watch them try while they bring their own offense to the table. 

This match is also a great opportunity to watch Sergio Aguero. The leading scorer in the EPL is making a strong case for Player of the Year and he will have a good chance to shine this week.

 

Chelsea vs. Southampton

When: 11:10 a.m. ET/ 4:10 p.m. GMT

Watch: NBCSN/Sky Sports

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 30:  Frank Lampard of Chelsea is challenged by Jack Cork of Southampton during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium on March 30, 2013 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Mike H
Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Southampton trail third-place Chelsea by two points and will look to erase that disadvantage on Sunday. They will hope to do so by having their impressive defense stifle Chelsea's attack.

Southampton lead the EPL by having allowed just seven goals on the year. With centre-backs Dejan Lovren and Jose Fonte holding fort at the back, goalkeeper Artur Boruc hasn't had a lot of work this season.

That defense will have to stop a Chelsea squad that has the fourth-most goals in EPL play this year. The Blues score with a team approach and will test this back line from all angles.

It makes for an entertaining matchup.

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