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Soccer on TV: Everton looks to stay on track against Arsenal

Leicester's Wesley Fofana, left, duels for the ball with Everton's Richarlison during the English Premier.
Leicester’s Wesley Fofana, left, duels for the ball with Everton’s Richarlison, center, during an English Premier League match on Wednesday.
(Michael Regan / Associated Press)

Streaking Everton looks to continue its climb up the Premier League standings against a struggling Arsenal while a three-way tie could be broken in Spain’s top league in the top televised games from Europe this weekend.

EPL: After spending three weeks at the top of the league earlier this fall, Everton hit the skids and fell to the middle of the table. But the Toffees (7-4-2) have rebounded nicely and can move into second place with a win over sliding Arsenal (4-7-2) on Saturday at Goodison Park (Ch. 4, Universo, 9:30 a.m. PST). Behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whose 11 goals is tied for the EPL lead, Everton is unbeaten in its last three EPL matches and hasn’t allowed a goal in its last 267 minutes. Arsenal has won just one of its last nine in league play and stands only five points outside the relegation zone.

La Liga: Real Sociedad saw its nine-game league unbeaten streak snapped in its midweek loss to Barcelona, leaving three teams sharing the top of the table in La Liga entering the weekend. Sociedad (7-2-5), which trails Atlético Madrid by one in goal differential, can reclaim sole possession of the top spot Saturday when it travels to Valencia to meet Levante (2-5-5), which needs a win to escape the drop zone (BeIN Sports, 9:30 a.m. PST). Atlético (8-1-2) will host Eiche (3-3-5) in Saturday’s early game (BeIN Sports, 5 a.m. PST) while Real Madrid (8-3-2) travels to Eibar (3-4-6) for the final game of the weekend Sunday (BeIN Sports, noon PST).


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