By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Two English Premier League clubs with modest winning streaks face off at historic Goodison Park on this packed Soccer Sunday of action.
Fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur takes their sparkling defensive record in league play to sixth-place Everton, who are within striking distance of a top-four spot with a win today. With only five goals allowed all season, Andre Villas-Boas’s squad definitely knows how to play lockdown defense, but they will need to overcome their recent offensive struggles in EPL play in order to keep pace with the rest of the league’s giants. Everton is unbeaten at home this season and have bounced back from a loss to Manchester City with two straight league victories heading into today’s battle with Spurs.
The second EPL match of the day will definitely be a heated battle as bitter rivals Swansea City and Cardiff City square off for the first time in top-flight league play. Matches in the South Wales Derby are known for their fierceness, and hosts Cardiff City would love nothing more than to distance themselves from the drop zone with a win against Swansea.
Elsewhere, Radamel Falcao and second-place AS Monaco look to maintain pressure on league-leading Paris Saint-Germain in their trip to third-place Lille. In Italy, Michael Bradley and AS Roma will try to extend their perfect start to 11 straight wins in a road match with Torino.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:30 am – Motherwell vs Hibernian – Fox Soccer Plus
8:30am – Everton vs. Tottenham – CNBC
9am- Lazio vs Genoa – beIN Sport en Español
9am – Udinese vs. Inter Milan – beIN Sport USA
11am – Cardiff City vs. Swansea City- NBC Sports Network
11am – Montpellier vs. Nantes – beIN Sport USA
11am – Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao – beIN Sport en Español
11:30am – Werder Bremen vs. Hannover 96 – GolTV USA
1pm – Levante vs. Granada – beIN Sport en Español
1pm – Toluca vs. Atlas – Univision
1pm – Puebla vs. Pachuca – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
2:45pm- Torino vs. AS Roma- beIN Sport USA
3pm- Lille vs. Monaco – Univision Deportes
3pm – Malaga vs Real Betis – beIN Sport en Español
3:30pm – Houston Dynamo vs. New York Red Bulls – NBC
6pm – Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Pumas UNAM – UniMas
9:00pm – LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake- ESPN