JDT vs Gyeongnam, Australian GP, Milan derby: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 12 March 2019 5454
JDT vs Gyeongnam, Australian GP, Milan derby: What to watch this week
Wondering what's in store for Astro Sports Pack customers this week? Well, the answer is plenty! But here are the top 10 must-watches on Astro and Astro GO (coverage is subject to change).

ACL: Johor Darul Ta'zim vs Gyeongnam FC

Schedule: Tuesday, March 12 @ 8:45pm
Channel: Fox Sports
The five-time Malaysian Super League winners resume their AFC Champions League campaign in search of their first win, after losing to defending champions Kashima Antlers a week earlier. Unlike that game, this time the Southern Tigers have home advantage – they have had an incredible record at the Larkin Stadium over the years – when they face their upcoming South Korean opponents, who finished runners-up in the 2018 K League 1 season.

UCL: Bayern Munich vs Liverpool

Schedule: Thursday, March 14 @ 4:00am
Channel: beIN Sports Max
After finishing goalless in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League tie, Bayern and Liverpool have equal chances of going through to the quarter-finals. Both sides enter the second leg in good form, with the former demolishing Wolfsburg 6-0 to climb to the Bundesliga summit and Jurgen Klopp's men pulling off a 4-2 comeback win over Burnley.

NBA: Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors

Schedule: Thursday, March 14 @ 9:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 4
James Harden and his Rockets team-mates are in a good position to pull off a rare feat of completing a season sweep over the defending champions. They have already beaten the Warriors three times this season, most recently leaving the Oracle Arena with a 118-112 win in February.

BWF World Tour Super 300: Swiss Open (Semi-Finals & Finals)

Schedule: March 16-17
Channel: Astro Supersport 4
After the highs and lows of 2019 All England Open, the 2019 BWF World Tour continues in China and Switzerland, with our primary focus on the latter. The Basel-based tournament hasn't been a great hunting ground for Malaysian shuttlers, who last won it in 2009 through Lee Chong Wei and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong. Can they change their fortunes this year, especially after several inspiring performances by doubles players in England?

FIH Men's Pro League: Australia vs Argentina

Schedule: Saturday, March 16 @ 12:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 2
It's a clash of hockey titans in Sydney as two of the top four men's teams face off to strengthen their positions to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Traditionally the Kookaburras have been the dominant team when both sides duel, but they have only won once in their past three encounters.

Six Nations Championship: Wales vs Ireland

Schedule: Saturday, March 16 @ 10:45pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 2
We head into the final day of the Six Nations with three teams remaining in contention for the trophy. In Wales' case, any victory over Ireland will secure the title as well as the Grand Slam and Triple Crown honours, while defending champions Ireland can retain their title with a win or a bonus-point win depending on England's result against Scotland.

UFC Fight Night: Till vs Masvidal

Schedule: Sunday, March 17 @ 4:00am
Channel: Fox Sports
Till returns to the octagon with a chance of bouncing back from his loss to Tyron Woodley for the UFC Welterweight Championship – his only defeat to date in his professional career – as he faces Masvidal in front of his home crowd in England. Several English fighters are also on the main card, including Leon Edwards and Nathaniel Wood.

Formula One: Australian Grand Prix

Schedule: Sunday, March 17 @ 12:00pm
Channel: Fox Sports
The new F1 season is finally upon us! Plenty of questions are waiting to be answered, such as: Can anyone put an end on the dominance of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes? Will Ferrari allow Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc to compete against each other? What's up with Williams? However, being the Australian GP, plenty of eyes are on Daniel Ricciardo, who has made the switch from Red Bull to Renault. Fans are surely eager to find out if the move is worth it for the Australian driver when the chequered flag is waved at the end of the race.

FA Cup: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United

Schedule: Sunday, March 17 @ 3:55am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3
It is arguably the biggest match-up in the FA Cup quarter-finals with two of the in-form Premier League teams going up against each other. Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only suffered two defeats since taking over in December, while Wolves have won three and drawn four of their 10 matches against the Premier League top six in all competitions, including a 1-1 draw with the Red Devils earlier this season.

Serie A: AC Milan vs Inter Milan

Schedule: Monday, March 18 @ 3:30am
Channel: Fox Sports
Local pride is not the only thing on the line in the 223rd edition of the Derby di Milano, with Gennaro Gattuso's team being just one point ahead of Luciano Spalletti's side on the league table. A defeat for either side could allow teams below them, namely Atalanta, Roma, and Torino, to close the gap in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification.

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