Lazio vs Roma, El Clasico, UFC 235: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 27 February 2019 1479
Lazio vs Roma, El Clasico, UFC 235: What to watch this week
Astro Sports Pack customers are in for a fantastic football week with several derbies and rivalries happening across Europe! We have picked the best of the bunch, as well as other exciting non-football sporting events, that you can watch on Astro and Astro GO over the next few days (coverage is subject to change).

NBA: Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics

Schedule: Wednesday, February 27 @ 9:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport 4
The Celtics' recent poor run of results has seen them fall to the bottom half of the Eastern Conference's top-eight, which could damage their post-season hopes. However, not all hope is lost as the third and fourth spots are still within their striking distance. A win against the Raptors will not only improve their record but also boost their morale on the final stretch of the regular season.

BPL: Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal

Schedule: Saturday, March 2 @ 8:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 3
When it comes to the North London derby, neither teams need an incentive to emerge victorious. However, with just seven points separating third-placed Spurs and fourth-place Gunners in the crucial race for Champions League qualification, it is more than just local pride on the line this time.

Serie A: Lazio vs Roma

Schedule: Sunday, March 3 @ 3:30am
Channel: Fox Sports
You do not need an explanation on how big the Rome derby is, but the upcoming clash is extra special as it is both teams' 150th meeting in Serie A (172nd official match overall, in case you're wondering). Roma have been the King of Rome with 54 league wins, but you can bet Lazio will relish the opportunity to secure a win in the milestone game and rub it in their eternal rivals' face.

LaLiga: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

Schedule: Sunday, March 3 @ 3:45am
Channel: beIN Sports
Nine points behind Barcelona with 13 games left in the season, Real Madrid must beat their arch rivals to not only bag El Clasico bragging rights but also remain in the LaLiga title race. Furthermore, after losing 5-1 to Barca in the reverse fixture, a victory is necessary to restore their honour.

PSA World Championships Finals

Schedule: Sunday, March 3 @ 9:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport 2
All eyes will be on Nicol David, who has announced her intention to retire at the end of the season in June, as she makes her final World Squash Championship appearance. Can the eight-time world champion reach the final and recapture the crown she last won in 2014?

UFC 235: Jones vs Smith

Schedule: Sunday, March 3 @ 11:00am
Channel: Fox Sports
After beating former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua, Anthony Smith is finally getting a crack at the top dog as he faces two-time champion Jon Jones in the UFC 235 main event. Another title fight is also on the card this weekend, with Tyron Woodley defending his UFC Welterweight Championship against Kamaru Usman.

ATP World Tour: Mexican Open Men's Finals

Schedule: Sunday, March 3 @ 11:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3
With defending champion Juan Martin del Potro pulling out of the tournament due to injury, there will be a new men's singles winner at the Mexican Open. First seed Rafael Nadal is definitely favoured to claim the title, but others cannot be ruled out especially David Ferrer, who can surpass Thomas Muster and clinch an outright record of five wins in Mexico.

BWF World Super Tour 300: German Open Finals

Schedule: Sunday, March 3 @ 7:00pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 4
The German Open was never a happy tournament for Malaysia until last year when Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai defeated Danish pair Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding to become the first Malaysian players to win the tournament. Seeded fifth in their attempt to defend the title, they should be able to reach the quarter-finals at least this year. Other Malaysian players seeded at the tournament are Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (mixed doubles) and Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik (men's doubles).

EPL: Everton vs Liverpool

Schedule: Monday, March 4 @ 12:15am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3
On paper, Liverpool's recent Premier League record at Goodison Park has seemingly been decent, with them unbeaten since October 2010. But on a closer look, they have actually won just twice in seven meetings. On top of that, the Reds have been out of form lately, drawing four of their past five matches in all competitions. With them having only a one-point lead over Manchester City on the league table, anything but a win over their Merseyside neighbours will not be an ideal result for Jurgen Klopp's men.

Serie A: Napoli vs Juventus

Schedule: Monday, March 4 @ 3:30am
Channel: Fox Sports
The Serie A crown is for Juventus to lose now, but can Napoli avenge their defeat to Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. earlier in the season and finally end the defending champions' unbeaten league run of 29 games since last season? Interestingly, Gli Azzurri were the last team to beat the Old Lady in the league last April.

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