Vance McCullough, the voice of @XFINITYSports, delivers his analysis of the five key games to watch online, paired with five Twitter follows to give you insider information on the matchup. Have a matchup that you’d like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.
|1. Swansea City vs. Hull City|
Details: Monday, December 9 @ 3:00 PM ET – Liberty Stadium – Landore, Swansea, U.K.
Watch Here: NBCSN with XFINITY
Why Watch? Swansea and Hull are holding steady in the Premier League’s table, separated by just one point and both are looking to climb after Monday’s match. It has been a strong showing from Swansea lately, with a shocking 3-0 victory over Newcastle last week. They did this without having their best strikers on the pitch. Hull recently defeated Liverpool, 3-1, and will bring a tough style of soccer to Liberty Stadium. Who will get the points? Get ready for the #BPLonNBC and a great match between the mid-table Monday.
#5ToFollow Insider: Martin Laurence
Martin Laurence is the Editor in Chief of @WhoScored. He’s a lover of the beautiful game and all the stats that come along with it. Follow Laurence for an insightful look into the analytics of the #BPL.
|2. Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears|
Details: Monday, December 9 @ 8:40 PM ET – Soldier Field – Chicago, IL
Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY
Why Watch? Both teams are one game removed from leading their divisions. Both teams have high powered offenses with dual threat tailbacks, game changing receivers and we will see it all on display during Week 14′s #MNF. The #Bears are coming off a disappointing OT loss in Minnesota and will be ready to put on a show at home on the big stage of Monday night. Can the Cowboys come into Soldier Field and keep up with the Monsters of the Midway? Stream this game live Monday night to find out.
#5ToFollow Insider: John Mullin
John Mullin is the Chicago Bears insider for CSN Chicago and has been in that heralded role since the ’09 season. Follow along with Mullin for an expert opinion on the Monsters of the Midway during #MNF.
|3. Manchester United vs. Shakhtar Donetsk|
Details: Tuesday, December 10 @ 2:30 PM ET – Old Trafford – Manchester, England, U.K.
Watch Here: Fox Sports 1 on XFINITY
Why Watch? The saying goes, home is where the heart is, but lately, for Manchester United, it’s where the heart is broken. Man United will look to their stars to pick up the team, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. These two can find the back of the net with the best in the world and will look to answer the call in Champions League Play. They’re facing Shakhtar Donetsk, who is a point away from the next stage. The blueprint is there, as ManU is weak at midfield, and Donetsk’s Evra and Adriano will look to attack from that point. Get a seat for this #UCL match Tuesday afternoon, by streaming with the XFINITY TV Go app.
#5ToFollow Insider:Champions League
The official home of the UEFA Champions League on Twitter is your best follow for match news on Tuesday. Get the best from Group A’s biggest match Tuesday, right here.
|4. Kansas vs. Florida|
Details: Tuesday, December 10 @ 7:00 PM ET – Stephen O’Connell Center – Gainesville, FL
Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY
Why Watch? The No. 6 Jayhawks and No. 15 Gators are tipping off in prime time Tuesday night. The Jayhawks are looking for their identity, with freshmen phenom Andrew Wiggins leading the way. Can they rely on the highly talented frosh to lead them against the defensively sound Gators? The Gators will have Scotty Wilbekin back from suspension and he is the igniter fluid to their offense. He’s a playmaker who can set up the overpowering frontcout of Florida. Get ready for a great batlle between two of the top teams in the nation, Tuesday night. Grab a spot at a TV or stream live as #KUvsUF is sure to entertain.
#5ToFollow Insider: Andy Hutchins
This is SB Nation’s Florida Gators community, Alligator Army. If you’re looking for game tweets with a Gator Chomp included, follow the Army!
|5. Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers|
Details: Tuesday, December 10 @ 8:00 PM ET – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Watch: NBCSN with XFINITY
Why Watch? The King is locked up in New York City, as Henrik Lundqvist recently signed a 7-year $59.5 million deal and is the highest paid goalie of all time. Can the #Preds come into the Garden and get a road victory? It won’t come easy as the Rangers have Rick Nash back on the ice. Nash will be a factor, but the Predators have a better road record so far this season. Keep an eye on early season frontrunners for the 2014 Calder Trophy, the NYR’s Chris Kreider and Nashville’s Seth Jones. Get ready for the #NHLonNBC Tuesday night.
#5ToFollow Insider: Dirk Hoag
Dirk Hoag is the Managing Editor of On The Forecheck, SB Nation’s blog dedicated to the Nashville Predators. Get the game from a pro on the Preds and follow Dirk Tuesday night.