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 you’d like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.
1. West Brom vs. Aston Villa
Details: Monday, November 25 @ 1:00 PM ET - The Hawthorns - West Bromwich, West Midlands, U.K.
Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY
Why Watch: The West Midlands derby is going to be a clash of two teams look to climb into the top half of the Premier League table. These two clubs are historically great rivals and this match will show it in stiff competition. Villa will welcome back the Prem's most dominant keeper, Brad Guzan, who has stopped a leading 37 shots on goal this season. Look for an aggressive attack from Brom's leading scorer, Saido Berahino, as he'll likely test Guzan in his first game back from injury. It's going to be a great go between two rivals Monday afternoon on the #BPLonNBC!
#5ToFollow Insider: Martin Laurence - @martinlaurence7
Martin Laurence is the Editor in Chief of @WhoScored. He's a lover of the beautiful game and all the stats that come along with it. Follow Laurence for an insightful look into the analytics of the #BPL.
2. Minnesota vs. Syracuse
Details: Monday, November 25 @ 5:30 PM ET - Lahaina Civic Center - Maui, HI
Watch Here: ESPN2 on XFINITY
Why Watch: The Maui Invitational gets underway with the Golden Gophers and No. 9 Orange tipoff on ESPN2. The Orange have won all five of their games this year, and are lead by their big man on the block, C.J. Fair (18 ppg, 6 rpg). Minnesota brings a similar 5-0 record to the game Monday night and they've been winning with strong defense. The Gophers lead the Big Ten in steals (44) and are allowing just 61.6 points per game. Every Maui Invitational Syracuse has played in, they've won, but Monday's game could be different. Watch the #ACC vs. the #BigTen live on ESPN2.
#5ToFollow Insider: ESPN College Basketball - @ESPNCBB
For the official hashtag of the game, the top stats on the hardwood, and everything trending online, follow ESPN’s college basketball crew.
3. San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins
Details: Monday, November 25 @ 8:30 PM ET - FedEx Field - Landover, MD
Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY
Why Watch: These two quarterbacks are going to be fun to watch on Monday Night Football. RG3 is an electric player who's athleticism can only be matched by Colin Kaepernick. While these two QBs will get a lot of the talk, the running backs have my eye. Alfred Morris is carrying the load for Washington, toting the mail 181 times on the year for 918 yards. Can he crack the 1,000 yard mark against the Niners defense? The 49ers and Gore are once again running to the playoffs, with Frank finding the end zone seven times for the third straight season. Get your popcorn ready as the tailbacks will be running wild on #MNF.
#5ToFollow Insider: Matt Maiocco - @MaioccoCSN
Matt Maiocco is the 49ers beat writer for CSN Bay Area and has covered the team for more than a decade. For an expert opinion on a game that will heavily impact the 49ers' roster, follow Maiocco.
4. FC Basel vs. Chelsea FC
Details: Tuesday, November 26 @ 2:30 PM ET - St. Jakob-Park - Basel, Switzerland
Watch Here: FoxSports1 on XFINITY
Why Watch: UEFA Champions League Soccer kicks off on Fox Sports 1 Tuesday afternoon and we get a rematch of one of the biggest upsets in play this year, FC Basel 2-1 over Chelsea. That match was decided in the second half, with both of Basel's goals coming after the 70th minute. The revenge factor will weigh in as Chelsea will like to return the feeling of losing on home soil to Basel Tuesday afternoon, but a win won't come easy. Make sure you're streaming the #UCL on FS1 when Chelsea and FC Basel play Tuesday.
#5ToFollow Insider: Kevin McCauley - @kevinmccauley
McCauley eats, sleeps, breathes and tweets soccer for SB Nation. He’s the site’s Soccer Editor and is fired up for Tuesday’s match between FC Basel and Chelsea. Follow Kevin for great insights and some snark during the afternoon game.
5. Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars
Details: Tuesday, November 26 @ 8:00 PM ET - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY
Why Watch: The puck drops in Dallas Tuesday night as the NHL's sole game gets underway on NBC. It's going to be a fun watch as some of the best goal scorers will hit the ice. The Ducks bring a dominant duo of right winger Corey Perry, and center Ryan Getzlaf - each with 13 goals on the year. The Stars center, Tyler Seguin, has found the back of the net 12 times this season and Jamie Benn has seven goals. It could be a high scoring affair as the #NHLonNBC takes off on Tuesday night.
#5ToFollow Insider: Tim Kavanagh - @timjkavanagh
An ESPN Insider and Fantasy associate editor, Kavanagh is your Twitter encyclopedia for the stats of the NHL this season. Make sure you're following if your a fan of the #Ducks, #Stars, or fantasy hockey.
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.