Premier League: Manchester City vs. Swansea City (live, Saturday, 10 a.m. ET)
Reasons to watch: Unlikely UEFA Champions League group winners City face a manager-less Swansea side desperate to get on track. With the sacking of Garry Monk Wednesday, the Swans will be looking to turn things around at the Etihad, and prove they are beter than their record suggest; City will be looking to shake off a poor recent run of form that saw them drop games to both Liverpool and Stoke. A big game for both teams. Pick: Man City win.
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Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach (live, Saturday, 12:30 pm ET, FS2, FOX Sports Go)
Reasons to watch: A critical clash with European implications. Gladbach have been soaring, with American Fabian Johnson right at the heart of a strong run that saw them KO mighty Bayern Munich last time out. Leverkusen, sparked by Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, need a win to keep pace as gaps are beginning to open between the top four and the chasing pack. Should be an all-out attacking festival, though both teams had tough Euro games midweek. Pick: Gladbach win.
CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championships (live, Sunday 6 p.m. ET, FS2, FOX Soccer 2Go)
Reasons to watch: Need a break from club action in Europe? Well, direct your attention back to this side of the globe as America’s stars of tomorrow look to take the regional crown as the third place and finals kick off Sunday evening. The three-time defending champs have looked solid in group play with Jessie Scarpa and Mallory Pugh exploding against Panama and Haiti, respectively. But the pressure is on Michelle French’s to keep up the USA’s good record while developing the next generation of players for Jill Ellis’ full squad. Teams TBD.
Serie A: Juventus vs. Fiorentina (live, Sunday, 12:30 p.m. ET)
Reasons to watch: Rising Juve had a minor stumble in the UEFA Champions League Tuesday, but they now have sights firmly locked on bitter rivals Fiorentina in a game that could see the Viola go top of the table. Paulo Sousa has done a surprising job with Fiorentina, making them a force to be reckoned with, but their Thursday night game will do them no favors ahead of this clash. Look for the Old Lady to hold serve and keep up their climb atop the Serie A table. Pick: Juventus win.
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Liga MX Final: Tigres UANL vs. Pumas UNAM (live, Sunday, 9:30 p.m. ET)
Reasons to watch: Mexico's top flight finishes 2015 with a bang as Tigres host Pumas in the first leg of the Liga MX Liguilla final on Thursday night (live, 10 p.m. ET). Tigres enter the two-legged final as the clear-cut favorites to win the title with André-Pierre Gignac leading Ricardo Ferretti's attacking line. Even though Pumas finished atop the table during the Apertura, Tigres are battled-tested after finishing second in the Copa Libertadores earlier this year. If there's a match -- or two -- to watch this weekend, this one is it. Pick: Tigres UANL.
Premier League: Leicester City vs. Chelsea (live, Monday, 3 p.m. ET)
Reasons to watch: How the tables have turned. Ahead of the weekend, it is the Foxes -- not the mighty Blues -- who sit atop the table. It is Chelsea, not wee Leicester, who are in a relegation scrap. And it is Jose Mourinho, not Claudio Ranieri, who is fighting to keep his job. This is a must-win for the Blues, but don’t expect Leicester to be cowed: with high-flying Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, they have proven to better than many comers. Pick: Leicester win.