There is a feast of sporting action to look forward to this weekend, from Premier League football to the T20 World Cup in Australia.
|What:||Australia vs New Zealand, T20 World Cup|
|Where:||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|When:||08:00, Saturday 22nd October|
|How to watch:||Sky Sports Cricket|
|Odds:||Australia 4/9, New Zealand|
A packed crowd is expected to cram into the SCG this weekend as Australia take on New Zealand in the T20 World Cup. Less than a year ago, the Aussies cruised passed the Black Caps in the 2021 World Cup final, and revenge will be on the Kiwis' minds this time around.
Both teams have injury worries to contend with, with Daryl Mitchell set to miss Saturday's tie while Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne are also working their way back to full fitness.
Australia have lost their last two matches, but with their home fans cheering them on, they will feel they have too much quality for their nearest rivals.
|What:||United States Grand Prix|
|Where:||Circuit of the Americas, Texas|
|When:||20:00, Sunday 23rd October|
|How to watch:||Sky Sports F1|
|Odds:||Max Verstappen 2/5, Lewis Hamilton 7/1, Sergio Perez 7/1, Charles Leclerc|
Red Bull's Max Verstappen secured a second world title last week in Japan, but his team's dominance may continue as the F1 crowd heads to the USA.
After securing his own personal accolade, Verstappen will now hope to help Red Bull secure the Constructors' title this weekend, with a 1-2 finish enough to secure the team crown.
Red Bull need 26 points to secure the Constructors' title, while Verstappen can equal the record for most wins in a single campaign as he chases his 13th success.
|What:||Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes|
|Where:||Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster|
|When:||3:35, Saturday 22nd October|
|How to watch:||Sky Sports Racing, ITV4 and bet365's service|
|Odds:||Auguste Rodin 10/11, Epictetus 7/2, Holloway Boy 8/1, Stormbuster 11/1|
A field of eight are set to contest the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes on Saturday at Doncaster, with Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien fancied by many to win the race with Auguste Rodin.
The two-year-old has won two of his three outings so far, including the Group 2 KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown in September.
O'Brien has won the contest 10 times as a trainer, the joint-most alongside Sir Henry Cecil. The Irish handler won the race last year with Luxembourg, and Auguste Rodin will need to fend off the likes of Epictetus, Holloway Boy and King Of Steel to win.
O'Brien will also saddle Salt Lake City in Saturday's feature race, giving him another chance to win an 11th Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes.
|What:||England v France, Rugby League World Cup|
|Where:||University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton|
|When:||17:00, Saturday 22nd October|
|How to watch:||BBC Two|
|Odds:||England 1/200, France|
Hosts England got off to a flying start at the Rugby League World Cup as they beat Samoa 60-6 last weekend.
Shaun Wane's side were the underdogs during that tie, but they have now put themselves in total control of Group A.
This weekend's opponents, France, also started with a win as they beat Greece 34-12, but they should find life tough against the hosts.
Wane has named all seven players who did not feature against Samoa in his 19-man squad, and the former Wigan Warriors coach plans to make changes to keep his team fresh.
|What:||Chelsea v Manchester United, Premier League|
|Where:||Stamford Bridge, London|
|When:||17:30, Saturday 22nd October|
|How to watch:||Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football|
|Odds:||Chelsea 21/20, Draw 5/2, Man Utd|
Two teams competing for a Champions League spot meet at Stamford Bridge this weekend as Chelsea host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues were held to a 0-0 draw against Brentford in midweek, while the Reds Devils secured a comfortable 2-0 win over Tottenham.
Those results men United are now only one point behind Chelsea in fifth, and a win could put pressure on the likes of Spurs and Manchester City.
Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part this weekend after refusing to come off the bench against Spurs, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial are injured.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter has yet to lose since replacing Thomas Tuchel, but he will be unable to call upon the services of Wesley Fofana, Reece James and N'Golo Kante as seeks a second league win of the season against United – with his former Brighton side winners at Old Trafford back on the opening weekend.Safer Gambling Week (17-23 October) – Let’s talk about safer gambling. Click here for more information on independent resources. Gamble Responsibly.