The new Premier League season kicks off this weekend and as you would expect that also means a return for Match of the Day.
BBC, Match of the Day, the famous theme tune – it’s what Saturday nights are all about.
In an era of wall to wall coverage, online streaming, various broadcasters and much else that makes up modern football, there is something very satisfying about the regular uninterrupted highlights show which retains its appeal to different generations of fans.
What time is Match of the Day on TV and who are the pundits?
Gary Lineker remains as the anchor of the show but it is expected that Gabby Logan will kick-off the season as the presenter for this Saturday’s edition of the programme.
Expect to see the Alan Shearer and Ian Wright on pundit duty, with other regular analysts throughout the season set to include the likes of Jermaine Jenas, Alex Scott, Martin Keown, Danny Murphy and Micah Richards.
Match of the Day returns this Saturday night at the usual time of 10.30pm on BBC One.
Saturday’s fixture list includes the following games:
12:30 – Man Utd v Leeds
15:00 – Burnley v Brighton
15:00 – Chelsea v Crystal Palace
15:00 – Everton v Southampton
15:00 – Leicester City v Wolves
15:00 – Watford v Aston Villa
17:30 – Norwich v Liverpool
The MOTD broadcast will include the action from Brentford v Arsenal on Friday evening, as the Bees make their top-flight debut.
It is repeated on Sunday morning at 8.45am, for those of us who have other arrangements the night before or maybe you just prefer an early night.
MOTD2 also returns and it will be broadcast on Sunday night at 10.30pm.
The sister show focuses on Sunday games whilst replaying the goals and major talking points from Saturday’s action.
To end the first Premier League weekend of the season, viewers can enjoy a recap of Sunday’s service in the form of Newcastle v West Ham and Tottenham v Man City.
MOTD is also available to watch on BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.