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7 Days of Sport: Liverpool and Arsenal face their FA Cup destiny

| 12.04.2015


14:00, Sky Sports 2: West Indies v England – Alastair Cook’s men return to red-ball cricket after a harrowing year-long foray into World Cup preparation. They are 11/10 favourites to win the 1st Test.

20:00, Sky Sports 1: Liverpool v Newcastle – It seems the Reds are in a battle for Europa League qualification, but shouldn’t have any troubles solidifying their stance against a Magpies side with the worst form in the division.


TBA, TBA: ATP Monte Carlo Masters – Stanislas Wawrinka is the defending champion here, but is likely to face stiff competition to retain the honour in the third Masters 1000 event of the season.

19:45, ITV1: Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid – The Champions League returns with a replay of last season’s final, as these local rivals do battle in the first-leg of this quarter final.


14:30, Sky Sports 2: Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils – The Australian contingent for Kings XI, including Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson, take on JP Duminy and his trio of South African teammates, Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir and Albie Morkel.

19:45, Sky Sports 1: PSG v Barcelona – Having dumped Chelsea out of the Champions League with an assured display things haven’t got any easier for PSG in the quarter finals, as Lionel Messi and co lay in wait.


19:00, Sky Sports 1: Premier League darts – Stephen Bunting hasn’t got the easiest of weeks in the second round of phase two, having to play twice in Aberdeen against Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor.

20:00, Sky Sports 4: RBC Heritage – There may be a Masters hangover in the golfing world but the PGA Tour stops for no man as the schedule moves to South Carolina, where Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has racked up five wins.


19:30, BT Sport 1: Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Monchengladbach – The visitors look sweet for a Champions League spot having gone unbeaten in their last six, but still face stiff competition for a top-three finish.

19:45, Sky Sports 1: Norwich City v Middlesbrough – The big games keep on coming in the tightest Championship promotion race in memory, as this automatic promotion-chasing pair face off.


10:00, BBC Two: World Snooker Championship – The greatest snooker tournament in the world kicks off at the Crucible with everyone wondering if Ronnie O’Sullivan can add to his haul of titles.

17:30, Sky Sports 1: Chelsea v Man Utd – The draw has been the most common result in this famous rivalry over the past four seasons and looks to be the plum choice once again.


13:30, Sky Sports 1: Man City v West Ham – Will the Citizens’ malaise lift when the equally out of sorts Hammers make the long trip to the Etihad? Or will the misery pile up on Manuel Pellegrini?

15:00, BT Sport 1: Aston Villa v Liverpool – These two will already know their opponents in the FA Cup final should they prevail here, with Steven Gerrard chasing a fairytale end to his Anfield career.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.