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General: Five things to look out for this weekend

There is a feast of sporting action to look forward to this weekend, from Premier League football to the T20 World Cup in Australia.

As well as that, there are more rugby league fixtures from the World Cup on English soil while the F1 paddock heads to the USA. You can follow all the action on bet365's Sports Live Streaming platform.

T20 World Cup: Rain may spoil Super 12s opener

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 7/4

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.

Formula 1: Red Bull set to dominate in Texas

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 12/1

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.

Mercedes face an uphill battle to compete in Austin, Texas, while Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is the fourth favourite for the race at 12/1.

Horse Racing: O'Brien looking for more Futurity 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 Sports Live Streaming 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.

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Rugby League World Cup: Wane's side hoping to push on

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 20/1

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.

Forward John Bateman and all-time leading try-scorer Ryan Hall are set to return, and England are 8/11 to beat the -37.5 handicap.

Football: Ten Hag's men face serious challenge

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 5/2

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. 

The last two meetings have finished 1-1 between the pair, and a repeat of that is 6/1.

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