XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Monday, October 21

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Vance McCullough, the voice of @XFINITYSports, delivers his analysis of the five key games to watch online, paired with five Twitter follows to give you insider information on the matchup. Have a matchup that youíd like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.

1. Crystal Palace vs. Fulham

Details: Monday, October 21 @ 2:55 PM ET - Selhurst Park - London, U.K.

Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY

Why Watch: Fulham comes roaring in to Selhurst Park off a 1-0 win in the BPL and looking to climb the table with another three points Monday, but Crystal Palace is playing with their backs to the wall. Palace is trying to stay out of the relegation zone and they are hungry for a victory. Both teams draw even at goals for on the year (5), with team leaders have two goals to their name (Palace - Dwight Gayle | Fulham - Darren Bent). Look for a classic finale to matchweek 8 in the Premier League as Crystal Palace v. Fulham is live on the #BPLonNBC.

#5ToFollow Insider: Phil Mison - @FulhamPhil

ESPN FC's Fulham lead blogger, Phil Mison is a brilliant follow for Monday's matinee match between #FFC and #CPFC. Mison will be live tweeting the match - enjoy!

Follow: @FulhamPhil

2. Colorado Avalanche vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Details: Monday, October 21 @ 7:00 PM ET - CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA

Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY

Why Watch: Two of the hottest teams on the ice square off Monday night, at what looks like the game of the week. The Penguins and #Avs have identical records (7-1), but they're far from the same type of teams. Colorado brings a battle-tested team that's road ready: four road games, four wins, while the Penguins are undefeated at home, a perfect 5-0. One streak must snap, but who's will it be? Tune in and find out as the #NHLonNBC starts off with a bang!

#5ToFollow Insider: Brian Metzer - @Brian_Metzer

Metzer is the man when it comes to the #Pens and is your top follow for Monday night's epic match. Follow Metzy for in-depth stats and insights on the Avs game.

Follow: @Brian_Metzer

3. Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants

Details: Monday, October 21 @ 8:30 PM ET - MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: This #MNF game has three specifics we will focus on, as the number three just seems to fit. First, the #Vikings are on their third starting quarterback this year, Josh Freeman, who will make his debut for the purple and gold Monday night. Second, the New York #Giants are favored to win this ballgame by three points. Third, if the Vikings win Monday night, the G-Men will be the third team to be winless this season (Jaguars 0-7, Buccaneers 0-6). Let's look forward to Eli airing it out, Cruz to salsa in the end zone, and Adrian 'AD' Peterson to run like the wind in the final game of Week 7 in the NFL.

#5ToFollow Insider: The Daily Norseman - @DailyNorseman

The official Twitter home of SB Nation's Minnesota Vikings blog is a great follow for Monday Night Football. Stats, sites, and sounds is what you'll get from following the internet's best site dedicated to the Vikes.

Follow: @DailyNorseman

4. Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild

Details: Tuesday, October 22 @ 8:00 PM ET - XCel Energy Center - Saint Paul, MN

Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY

Why Watch: The Predators and Wild face-off for the second time on the early season Tuesday night. While their earlier meeting resulted in a Predators win in Nashville, Minnesota will have the home-ice advantage Tuesday night (2-0-2 at home). This game is the third leg of a road trip for the Preds, where they've won at Montreal and Winnipeg behind strong play from their top draft pick, Seth Jones. It's a return to home sweet home for the Wild, who's dropped three of their last four (all on the road). Can the Wild hold on to their unblemished home record or will the Preds win their third straight Tuesday night? Stream this Central Division showdown on NBCSN.

#5ToFollow Insider: Dirk Hoag - @Forechecker

Dirk Hoag is the Managing Editor of On The Forecheck, SB Nation's blog dedicated to the Nashville Predators. Get the game from a pro on the Preds and follow Dirk Tuesday night.

Follow: @Forechecker

5. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves

Details: Tuesday, October 22 @ 8:00 PM ET - Liberty Bank Stadium - Jonesboro, AR

Watch Here: ESPN2 on XFINITY

Why Watch: The Red Wolves are ready to claim their top spot in the Sun Belt Conference and they've got home field advantage vs. the Ragin' Cajuns Tuesday night. The Wolves have a 7-game home win streak on the line, and the Cajuns are bringing a tough team to town. #ULL is coming off a big road win vs. WKU, where their road running back Alonzo Harris (115 rush yards, 2 TDs) to their fourth straight win. While the Cajuns are built on ground and pound, the Wolves will look to air it out on Tuesday. ASU's Adam Kennedy is fresh off a 4 TD game and will look to toss a few more on ESPN2 Tuesday night. With the top spot in the Sun Belt Conference on the line, make sure you're streaming #ULLvsASU!

#5ToFollow Insider: Joe Davis - @JoeDavisESPN

Joe Davis will be calling the game on ESPN2 and live tweeting online - that's talent. Make sure you're listening and reading as Joe brings an expert's eye to the battle of the Sun Belt's best on Tuesday.

Follow: @JoeDavisESPN

For more behind the scenes insights from the biggest sporting events and inside information on sports & social media, make sure to follow Vance McCullough, the XFINITY Sports Guy,@XFINITYSports.

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