Thirsty Thursday Weekend Fútbol Preview and EPL Pool Update – EPL Round 9

We are back!  As you know, this is your weekly post to remind you to put the EPL tips in, tell you who is winning, and to give you the weekend’s fútbol schedule so that you could plan your weekend activities accordingly. 

I am also using it to keep you up to speed on how we are doing on the two NFL Commentist competitions and to remind to put your tips in prior to tonight’s TNF game.

Before I begin, I want to give credit for all the hot lady soccer fan pictures to the Fútbol Babes Twitter account. Those folks do the Lord’s Work and deserve a follow from you.


EPL Tipping Pool Standings

PlaceTipperRound TipsRound MarginTotal TipsTotal Margin
2Son of Spam434310
3Reverend Mayhem354213
4Mr. Ayo434110
5Game Time Decision444012
7Joliet Jake Delhomme554014
14Yeah Right463317
16King Hippo253216
17Don T443114

As you remember, last weekend was an international break, so the standings have not changed since last week.


Weekend Schedule

I’m being told that Canadian viewers only need to sign up for DAZN and they can get all the coverage of all the world’s fútbol leagues in one place.


Aston Villa? Aston Villa!

In the US, NBC holds the rights to the EPL, so you’ll be able to see games on their networks and the NBC Sports Gold package. Here are the games on tap this weekend (all times Pacific and home teams always listed first):

Friday, October 18, 2019

No game scheduled

Saturday, October 19, 2019

4:30 AM – Everton v West Ham United

7:00 AM – AFC Bournemouth v Norwich City

7:00 AM – Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion

7:00 AM – Chelsea v Newcastle United

7:00 AM – Leicester City v Burnley

7:00 AM – Tottenham Hotspur v Watford

7:00 AM – Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton

9:30 AM – Crystal Palace v Manchester City

Sunday, October 20, 2019

8:30 AM – Manchester United v Liverpool

Monday, October 21, 2019

12 Noon – Sheffield United v Arsenal


Real nice

In the US and Canada, BeIn Sports is the rights-holder for La Liga, so you can find all the games there. Here is this week’s schedule (all times Pacific and home teams always listed first):

Friday, October 18, 2019

12 Noon – Granada v Osasuna

Saturday, October 19, 2019

4:00 AM – Éibar v Barcelona

7:00 AM – Atlético Madrid v Valencia

9:30 AM – Getafe v Leganés

12:00 Noon – Mallorca v Real Madrid

Sunday, October 20, 2019

3:00 AM – Deportivo Alavés v Celta de Vigo

5:00 AM – Real Sociedad v Real Betis

7:00 AM – Espanyol v Villarreal

9:30 AM – Athletic Bilbao v Real Valladolid

12:00 Noon – Sevilla v Levante

Monday, October 21, 2019

No game scheduled



Liga MX games are aired in the United States on TUDN, and the varied Univision networks. Fox Sports Deportes also has selected games (all times Pacific and home teams always listed first):

Friday, October 18, 2019

5:00 PM – Puebla v Atlas

7:00 PM – Veracruz v Tigres UANL

7:00 PM – Santos Laguna v Tijuana

Saturday, October 19, 2019

3:00 PM – Cruz Azul v Morelia

5:00 PM – Pachuca v Juárez

7:00 PM – Necaxa v América

Sunday, October 20, 2019

10:00 AM – Pumas UNAM v León

3:00 PM – Atlético San Luis v Querétaro

5:00 PM – Monterrey v Guadalajara


In the United States, Fox Sports has the rights to the Bundesliga, so you can find games on the Fox Sports networks. Here is the weekend schedule (you know the drill..):

Friday, October 18, 2019

11:30 AM – Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayer Leverkusen

Saturday, October 19, 2019

6:30 AM – RB Leipzig v Wolfsburg

6:30 AM – Werder Bremen v Hertha BSC

6:30 AM – Fortuna Düsseldorf v Mainz 05

6:30 AM – Augsburg v Bayern München

6:30 AM – Union Berlin v Freiburg

9:30 AM – Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Mönchengladbach

Sunday, October 20, 2019

6:30 AM – Köln v Paderborn

9:00 AM – Hoffenheim v Schalke 04

Monday, October 21, 2019

No game scheduled


BeIn Sports is the rights-holder for Ligue 1. Luckily, BeIn Sports has like 8 channels through their BeIn Sports Connect app, so you can see most of the games live:

Friday, October 18, 2019

11:45 AM – Nice v PSG

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8:30 AM – Olympique Lyonnais v Dijon

11:00 AM – Reims v Montpellier

11:00 AM – Angers SCO v Brest

11:00 AM – Metz v Nantes

11:00 AM – Toulouse v Lille

11:00 AM – Nîmes v Amiens SC

Sunday, October 20, 2019

6:00 AM – Bordaux v Saint Étienne

8:00 AM – Monaco v Rennes

12:00 Noon – Olympique Marseille v Strasbourg


¡Qué rico!

ESPN has the rights to Serie A. All games are available on the ESPN+ package:

Friday, October 18, 2019

11:45 No game scheduled

Saturday, October 19, 2019

6:00 AM – Lazio v Atalanta

9:00 AM – Napoli v Hellas Verona

11:45 AM – Juventus v Bologna

Sunday, October 20, 2019

3:30 AM – Sassuolo v Inter

6:00 AM – Cagliari v SPAL

6:00 AM – Sampdoria v Roma

6:00 AM – Udinese v Torino

9:00 AM – Parma v Genoa

11:45 AM – Milan v Lecce

Monday, October 21, 2019

11:45 AM – Brescia v Fiorentina


As I like to say on the AFL Beat:


Le fin

Enjoy the weekend!




Just in time for the NFL Thursday Night Football Extravaganza, here is your reminder to put in your tips for the NFL Tipping Pool and for the DFO Eliminator Challenge. Links are below:

Tipping Pool:

Eliminator Challenge:

After Week Six, there are still 6 Commentists left in the Eliminator Challenge. Tough luck to Sharkbait and Low Commander who placed their faith in the Chargers and Cowboys, respectively and were duly rewarded.

We are left with the following final six: Blister Pig, WhyEaglesWhy, Mr. Ayo, Spur, Col. Duke LaCrosse, and BeerGuyRob. Good luck to the illustrious 6 that live to pick another week!

As for the NFL Tipping Pool, here are the standings:

PTipperRound TipsRound MarginTotal TipsTotal Margin
1Reverend Mayhem8105754
2Son Of Spam945645
3King Hippo835659
5Game Time Decision765466
6Yeah Right615264
9Don T6175170
11Why Eagles Why6214853
13The King In Yellow9114857

A big hearty well done to everyone in the pool! If you look at it, everyone is packed pretty tightly and less than 10 tips separate first place from last. Please remember that you get a 5 point bonus for picking all games correctly, so you can catch up quick!

As I mentioned above,





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Aston Villa Chick looks rough.


Have you been to Birmingham? She is.