XFINITY's #5ToFollow - Friday, September 27

Michael Regan

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. Aston Villa vs. Manchester City

Details: Saturday, September 28 @ 10:00 AM ET – Villa Park – Birmingham, West Midlands, U.K.

Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY

Why Watch: Both Aston Villa and Manchester City are coming off of BPL wins and are ready to return to the Premiere League pitch Saturday morning for a battle of skill. Recently, Man City has moved into to the top-tier of the table, while Villa has spent the past few weeks trying to climb to the upper half, meaning that this match has all of the makings of a stiff competition. City’s Yaya Tourè, has one of most lethal legs in the BPL, with three goals scored he’s the one you’ll want to keep on eye on when City goes on the attack. The Villains will rely on new starter, Libor Kozak, scored the game-winning goal last week vs. Norwich. Look for a close battle on Saturday morning between the Citizens and the Villains!

#5ToFollow Insider: World Soccer Talk - @worldsoccertalk

World Soccer Talk is the independent voice for soccer fans around the world, and their handle will be tweeting out daily news/analysis of the #BPL. This is one gem of a follow if you want everything soccer, all season long.

Follow: @worldsoccertalk

2. Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame

Details: Saturday, September 28 @ 3:30 PM ET – Notre Dame Stadium – South Bend, IN

Watch Here: NBC with XFINITY

Why Watch: The Sooners are coming off a bye, bringing their 3-0 record to South Bend for a mid-day meeting with the Fighting Irish. You’ll want to strap in for this one, as these two defenses will be hitting hard Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma is allowing only nine points per game on the year, but traditionally has struggled against Notre Dame (1-9 all time vs. ND). Will history repeat itself with another win for the Irish, or will OU get win number two Saturday in South Bend?

#5ToFollow Insider: JJ Stankevitz - @JJStankevitz

As CSN Chicago’s Notre Dame football writer, JJ Stankevitz is bringing you closer to the game through his tweets. Make sure to use the hashtag #IrishTalk to talk Saturday afternoon’s matchup with JJ online.

Follow: @JJStankevitz

3. Ole Miss vs. Alabama

Details: Saturday, September 28 @ 6:30 PM ET – Bryant-Denny Stadium – Tuscaloosa, AL

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Another season of college football and another undefeated Alabama team takes the field, but Saturday night’s game feels different. The Rebels are rolling, just like the Tide, and bring a nationally ranked team into Tuscaloosa Saturday night. If Ole Miss can set the tempo for the game with their quick strike passing attack, we could see an upset of the nation’s top seeded team. Nick Saban has been with Alabama seven-years and his team has lost only seven home games in that span. Could Ole Miss hand Alabama loss number eight on Saturday night?

#5ToFollow Insider: Brad Edwards - @JBradEdwards

Brad Edwards was born and raised in Mississippi, then went to the University of Alabama, and now is a college football insider for ESPN. He knows these programs better than most and will be a topnotch follow for Saturday night’s SEC West showcase.

Follow: @JBradEdwards

4. New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons

Details: Sunday, September 29 @ 8:30 PM ET – Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA

Watch Here: NBC with XFINITY

Why Watch: Two of the League’s best quarterbacks take the field Sunday Night in the Georgia Dome as Tom Brady and Matt Ryan go to battle in primetime. Brady has led his team to an undefeated record, but they haven’t faced a team as skilled at the Falcons yet this season. Julio, Roddy, Tony G, and the Dirty Birds will bring the offensive fireworks to the field on #SNF. Will we see plenty of endzone visits on Sunday night? It looks like it! Don’t miss the Patriots vs. Falcons on NBC.

#5ToFollow Insider: Jay Adams - @FalconsJAdams

Jay Adams is the Falcons Digital Content Manager and is a great gameday follow. If you’re looking to follow the social media voice of an NFL team, look no further than @FalconsJAdams!

Follow: @FalconsJAdams

5. New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders

Details: Sunday, September 29 @ 8:30 PM ET – CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The MLS’s Eastern and Western Conference leaders will clash Sunday night on ESPN as the Sounders host the Red Bulls in CenturyLink Field! The Bulls are on parade, riding a four-game win streak into Seattle, where the Sounders haven’t lost since their opener (0-1, March 2nd)! Keep an eye on Thierry Henry and Clint Dempsey Sunday night, as two of the league’s headliners go at it on the pitch. Make sure you’re streaming this match.

#5ToFollow Insider: Jeff Carlisle - @JeffreyCarlisle

Jeffrey Carlisle covers the MLS for ESPNFC. He’ll be tweeting the top story lines of Sunday night’s game to you from Seattle, Sunday night.

Follow: @JeffreyCarlisle

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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