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Saturday’s Sport: Premier League and Rugby League World Cup action

There are eight Premier League matches over almost 10 hours to look forward to on Saturday, while there is also plenty of rugby league, cricket, horse racing and rugby union action to look forward to on a busy day of sporting action.

Leicester City take on Manchester City in the lunchtime top-flight clash before five games kick-off at 3pm including Chelsea’s trip to Brighton.

Craven Cottage hosts Fulham’s game with Everton at 5.30 before Liverpool take on free-falling Leeds United at 7.45.

Foxes face massive lunchtime test

WhatLeicester City v Manchester City
WhereKing Power Stadium, Leicester
When12:30, Saturday 29th October
How to watchBT Sport 1
OddsLeicester 9/1, Draw 11/2, Man City 1/4

Manchester City lost their unbeaten Premier League record when they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Liverpool a fortnight ago but Pep Guardiola's side bounced back well against Brighton with a solid 3-1 victory last Saturday.

The Foxes have picked up 10 points from their last five games and are now out of the relegation zone after thrashing Wolves 4-0 at Molineux last weekend.

With Arsenal not playing until Sunday, City have the ideal chance to go top of the table but they may be without Erling Haaland for the trip to the King Power Stadium.

Leeds bid to end dangerous slump

WhatLiverpool v Leeds United
WhereAnfield, Liverpool
When19:45, Saturday 29th October
How to watchSky Sports Main Event and Premier League
OddsLiverpool 3/10, Draw 5/1, Leeds 8/1

Leeds, who started the campaign so promisingly, are in danger of imploding and last weekend’s dismal 3-2 loss to Fulham at Elland Road plunged them into the relegation zone.

The setback against the Cottagers extended United’s winless run in the Premier League to eight matches and they face a Liverpool side on Saturday evening that, despite problems on their travels, remain unbeaten at Anfield this term.

Jurgen Klopp’s side won 3-0 at Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday, but only after losing 1-0 to Nottingham Forest last Saturday, a result that left them eighth in the Premier League table, 12 points adrift of leaders Arsenal.

England aim to run up big score

WhatEngland v Greece, Rugby League World Cup
WhereBramall Lane, Sheffield
When14:30, Saturday 29th October 2022
How to watchBBC One & iPlayer
OddsEngland 1/1000, Greece 100/1

England have already secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Rugby League World Cup after beating Samoa and France and they are expected to thrash a Greece side that are the undoubted minnows in Pool A.

Coach Shaun Wane has the luxury of resting several big names but an under-strength England side should have more than enough to easily see off the plucky Greeks.

Later in the day Fiji take on Scotland and Australia face Italy while in rugby union Harlequins entertain London Irish and Northampton play Bristol in the Gallagher Premiership.

In horse racing, it's the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday afternoon, the first of Britain's major staying chase prizes in the new season and a mouth-watering clash between Ahoy Senor and Bravemansgame.

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