BT Sport has confirmed that Ian Wright and Robbie Savage will join the broadcaster as experts across its football coverage, as part of a number of enhancements ahead of the new season.
Arsenal legend Wright will join BT’s panel of analysts for exclusively live matches in the Barclays Premier League and the FA Cup, as well as a number of footballing programmes. Robbie Savage, the former Wales international and Leicester City FC midfielder, will also join the punditry team and co-host a new Saturday morning show – “Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav” – alongside presenter, Darren Fletcher.
The new show will kick-off BT Sport’s Saturday schedule at 10am ahead of its live Barclays Premier League fixture, with Fletcher and Savage presenting live from the grounds of the Barclays Premier League home club. The show will cover the biggest stories of the day and the build up to the day’s football across the UK, Europe and beyond.
The Matchday Live schedule continues from noon, with live Barclays Premier League coverage, followed by more live sport from 3pm, including Aviva Premiership Rugby and European Champions Rugby, plus exclusively live action from Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A or France’s Ligue 1.
SPORTSHUB, BT Sport’s news, debate and information programme, will complete Saturday’s Matchday Live line-up with live shows and updates, bringing fans the latest stories and reaction from the world of sport.
Grant Best, senior channel executive producer, BT Sport, said: “Ian and Robbie have proved themselves to be hugely popular pundits with football fans across the country and we are delighted to add them to our growing team of analysts. Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav is the perfect build-up to the football weekend hosted by true football fans and special guests, features and the entertaining chemistry and unpredictability you’d expect from the pair. Fans should stick with BT Sport through Saturdays for their sporting updates with Matchday Live.”
BT Sport will kick off the new season in the Barclays Premier League with exclusively live coverage of Louis van Gaal’s first league game as the new Manchester United manager on the opening day of the new season on August 16, with coverage of his game against Swansea.
Bt Sport Exclusively Live Barclays Premier League Matches:
|Manchester United v Swansea||Saturday August 16|
|Aston Villa v Newcastle United||Saturday August 23|
|Burnley v Manchester United||Saturday August 30|
|Arsenal v Manchester City||Saturday September 13|
|Queens Park Rangers v Stoke City||Saturday September 20|
|Liverpool v Everton||Saturday September 27|
|Manchester Utd v Everton||Sunday October 5|
|Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur||Saturday October 18|
|West Ham United v Manchester City||Saturday October 25|
|Newcastle v Liverpool||Saturday November 1|
|Liverpool v Chelsea||Saturday November 8|
|West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal||Saturday November 29|