FAYETTEVILLE, AR, Sporting Alert – No. 1 Alabama begins what is expected to be a tough stretch of games on their college football schedule against No. 16 Arkansas at the Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR.
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This Saturday night’s Week 6 fixture kicks-off at 7:00pm ET and will be streamed live on ESPN3 in Spanish, with Skycam and Command Center coverage also available.
The Crimson Tide (5-0) are listed as the heavy favourites against the Razorbacks (4-1), with ESPN’s College Football Index giving the SEC powerhouses an 85 percent chance of winning tonight’s battle.
This clash begins perhaps the toughest five-game stretch for any team this season, with Alabama also slated to face No. 9 Tennessee, No. 8 Texas A&M, the unpredictable LSU, as well as Mississippi State in the regular season.
Nick Saban’s side heads into this SEC West showdown looking for a 10th straight win against Arkansas dating back to Saban’s first season.
The Razorbacks enter this encounter with a 4-17 all-time record against AP No. 1 ranked teams.
According to the Tide’s Sports Information service, the hold a 16-8 (19-7 before forfeited and vacated games) series advantage.
The Crimson Tide have also won four successive meetings in Fayetteville, while outscoring the Arkansas 139-47 during that span.
In their last meeting a season ago, Alabama collected a 27-14 win over Arkansas at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Razorbacks could struggle again tonight.
Alabama sits second in the SEC West standings behind Texas A&M, while Arkansas is currently at the bottom of this standings after one conference outing.
The Crimson Tide are the defending College Football Playoffs champions and the pundits believe they have the best chance of any team to repeat.