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. ACF Fiorentina vs. Parma FC
Details: Monday, September 30 @ 2:45 PM ET - Artemio Franchi Stadium - Florence, Firenze, Italy
Watch Here: beIN Sport on XFINITY
Why Watch: Matchday 6 in Serie A hits the pitch in Florence, Italy, as Parma welcomes Fiorentina for a Monday matinee. Fiorentina’s star striker, Giuseppe "Bambino" Rossi, is leading Serie A in goals scored (5) and will look to tack on another, but the goals don’t come easily against a Parma’s stingy defense. The recent play of these teams is an indicator that this is going to be a compelling match that you don’t want to miss.
#5ToFollow Insider: Serie A Live - @SerieAlive
From the scores, to the standings, and news straight from the pitch, follow the handle that is everything Italian - @SerieAlive.
2. Everton vs. Newcastle United
Details: Monday, September 30 @ 3:00 PM ET – Goodison Park – Liverpool, Merseyside, U.K.
Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY
Why Watch: An Everton team that has yet to taste defeat in the Premier League will host a tough Newcastle club in Goodison Park Monday afternoon. The Magpies have a pair of scorers in Hatem Ben Arfa and Loic Remy who could give the Toons their first loss of the season, but they will have to get the ball past Everton’s goalie, Tim Howard. Howard is as tough as they come with eight saves on the season and three clean sheets. How hard is it to score on Howard? Stream this match Monday to find out.
#5ToFollow Insider: Ives Galarcep - @SoccerByIves
Ives Galarcep is the creator/editor-in-chief of Soccer By Ives, one of the most respected soccer sites online. Make sure you’re following Ives during Monday’s sole BPL match.
3. Notre Dame at Michigan
Details: Monday, September 30 @ 7:30 PM ET
Watch Here: Big Ten Network on XFINITY
Why Watch: The game that began the Devin Gardner era at Michigan is live on the #B1G Network for a replay you don’t want to miss. The Big House was packed with 115-thousand plus, the Notre Dame vs. Michigan rivalry was under the lights, and it all came down to a pivotal play in the fourth quarter. If you are looking for an appetizer to #MNF, you’ve found it on the Big Ten Network! Make sure you’re streaming this game Monday night.
#5ToFollow Insider: Big Ten Network - @BigTenNetwork
College football is in full swing and the Big Ten Network is giving the fans ready what they really want – the best games! Make sure you're following the Network and the hashtag #B1G for the latest from the conference.
4. Miami Dolphins vs. New Orleans Saints
Details: Monday, September 30 @ 8:40 PM ET – Mercedes-Benz SuperDome – New Orleans, LA
Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY
Why Watch: A pair of undefeated teams kickoff Monday night as the Dolphins and Saints are ready for some football. This is not bizarro world, but the Dolphins are averaging more points on offense than the Saints (24.7), and the Saints defense is allowing fewer points than the Dolphins (12.7). Ryan Tannehill currently has a higher passer rating than Brees, but there are few connections in the NFL better than Brees to Graham. Look for plenty of points on the scoreboard and a great game during #MNF.
#5ToFollow Insider: Kevin Nogle - @thephinsider
Kevin Nogle is the lead man at SB Nation’s Miami Dolphins blog The Phinsider and will be live blogging/tweeting during #MNF. If you are a fan of the underdog, follow along with Kegin Monday night.
5. California vs. Oregon
Details: Tuesday, October 1 @ 4:00 PM ET
Watch Here: Pac-12 Network on XFINITY
Why Watch: The #Pac12’s game of the day is a classic matchup from the Golden Bears and Ducks. This game had moments to fill a highlight reel as Oregon’s Dennis Dixon and Cal’s DeSean Jackson were continuously making plays. This is one of the best fourth quarter comebacks I’ve ever watched and it is going to look even better on Tuesday. If you didn’t see it in ‘07, don’t cheat yourself of a great college football game!
#5ToFollow Insider: The Pac 12 Network - @Pac12Networks
The Pac-12 Network is keeping the football going with classic games from their conference. Follow the handle as they replay this thriller from 2007 Tuesday afternoon.
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