Superclasico, Barca vs Inter, UFC 243: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 1 October 2019 315
Superclasico, Barca vs Inter, UFC 243: What to watch this week
Still haven't got yourself the Astro Sports Pack? Perhaps these 10 exciting events happening this week will change your mind... (coverage is subject to change)

EPL: Manchester United vs Arsenal

Schedule: Tuesday, October 1 @ 3:00am
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
When both sides last met at the Emirates Stadium in March, Unai Emery handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first league defeat as Manchester United manager. It proved to be the beginning of the Red Devils' woeful form, as they went on to record just four wins in 15 league games since then. With that in mind, a morale-boosting win against the Gunners could be the catalyst to rejuvenate Solskjaer's side.

South Africa Tour of India: First Test

Schedule: October 1 - 6
Channel: Astro Cricket (CH824)
Two of the top three teams on the ICC Test Rankings face off as part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship. This should be a cracking series, especially having already gotten a feel of each other in an earlier T20I series, which finished 1-1.

FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup

Schedule: October 1 - 18
Channels: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831), Astro Supersport 2 (CH812 & CH832), Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
After the women's edition concluded last week with China successfully defending their crown to win for a record fifth time, it is time for the men to take to the court in Japan. This year's tournament features all but one of the 12 teams competing in the 2015 edition, with two-time world champions Brazil, who did not participate back then, replacing Venezuela.

Copa Libertadores: River Plate vs Boca Juniors

Schedule: Wednesday, October 2 @ 8:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport (CH811 & CH831)
Considered the most intense football rivalry in the world, Boca Juniors and River Plate renew their battle in the Copa Libertadores semi-finals. This is the third time in the past five editions they square off in the premier South American club competition, with River Plate winning the past two occasions.

UCL: Barcelona vs Inter Milan

Schedule: Thursday, October 3 @ 3:00am
Channel: beIN Sports Max (CH826)
Barcelona might have a superior head-to-head record over Inter, losing just once in eight meetings, but the Italian side under new manager Antonio Conte are looking stronger than ever after kicking off the current season with six wins in seven. Meanwhile, Ernesto Valverde's side have been inconsistent, winning just four out of eight games. So, despite playing at Camp Nou, Barca could have a difficult night.

ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest

Schedule: October 5 - 6
Channel: eGG Network (CH800)
Ahead of its historic 100th event on October 13, the ONE Championship is gathering some of the best martial artists and fighting gamers players in Shibuya to commemorate the occasion with with ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest, headlined by Tekken and Street Fighter showdowns.

Rugby World Cup: England vs Argentina

Schedule: Saturday, October 5 @ 4:00pm
Channel: beIN Sports Rugby (CH825)
In the upcoming Pool C encounter, England look favourites to emerge victorious, especially when they have not lost to the Pumas in more than 10 years. However, with Argentina almost stunning France the other day, and a few giant-killing acts already taking place in Japan, a defeat for the 2003 Rugby World Cup winners is not impossible.

UFC 243: Whittaker vs Adesanya

Schedule: Sunday, October 6 @ 10:00am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
After Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Dustin Poirier to unify the UFC Lightweight Championship title in UFC 242, the UFC follows it up with another title unification bout as UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker takes on interim champion Israel Adesanya in Melbourne, Australia.

MotoGP: Thai Grand Prix

Schedule: Sunday, October 6 @ 11:30am
Channel: Fox Sports 2 (CH815 & CH835)
Time to roll out the red carpet? With a 98-point lead over nearest challenger Andrea Dovizioso, Marc Marquez can seal his sixth MotoGP title at the Buriram International Circuit, where he was victorious in last year's inaugural race.

Serie A: Inter Milan vs Juventus

Schedule: Monday, October 7 @ 2:45am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
In a battle for the top spot in Serie A, league leaders Inter welcome defending champions Juventus to San Siro. Besides that, it is the first time Antonio Conte faces his former team in an official match - they previously met at the International Champions Cup during the summer.

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