Premier League Sunday preview: Merseyside Derby, Arsenal v United, Swans and Spurs


Sunday’s Premier League slate is about as entertaining a three-match slate as any neutral could want, with the Merseyside Derby joining one of the league’s best all-time rivalries and two free-flowing managers matching wits in Wales.

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Everton vs. Liverpool
Watch live, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra

The derbymates enter the day a point a part on the table, and Everton has a shot to finish the day in the Top Four. Roberto Martinez is enjoying his season at Goodison Park, but we know how quickly a smile can fade after a derby loss. Brendan Rodgers, on the other hand, is one of several PL managers sitting on a chair of increasing temperature. Who will come out on top?

Arsenal vs. Manchester United
Watch live, 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra

This rivalry has the chance to step up a notch if Arsenal can keep the Red Devils from keeping its slot atop the Premier League table. Manchester United took four of six Premier League points from the Gunners last season, but Arsene Wenger‘s club knocked its rivals out of the FA Cup en route to a second-straight title. The Gooner faithful haven’t seen a home win from Arsenal against United in four tries. Now five?

Swansea City vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Watch live, 11 a.m. ET online via Live Extra

The Welsh hosts haven’t beaten Spurs since a 1991 League Cup home win, and a league win is even harder to find: 1982 was the year. There have been eight meetings between these two since Swans reascended to the Premier League in 2010, and Spurs hold a 7W-1D advantage. Swans enter the day three points behind No. 8 Tottenham, who in turn is three points out of the Top Four.