Betfair Chase: A Plus Tard backed to thwart Bristol de Mai’s quadruple bid

The Betfair Chase
15:00, Saturday

The Betfair Chase is one of the highlights of the autumn racing calendar and this year’s, which takes place at Haydock at 15:00 on Saturday, could be one of the best yet. Bristol de Mai is aiming to equal Kauto Star’s record of four wins but A Plus Tard is the favourite.

Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls has won the Betfair Chase more than any other trainer so find out what he has to say about Next Destination’s chances. Get tips from Tony Calvin, who has already shared his ante-post pick, and much more on the eve of the race.

To coincide with the race, Betfair are doubling their Daily Rewards so you can get a free £10 bet when you stake £20 on Multiples or Bet Builders until 25 November. Get full details at the foot of the page.

Autumn Internationals Rugby: England face South Africa in World Cup final repeat

England v South Africa

A cracking weekend of Autumn Internationals rugby gets underway with England taking on South Africa at Twickenham. Its the first time Eddie Jones’ side have played the Spring Boks since the teams met in the World Cup final two years ago and South Africa dominated.

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This should be closer and the Red Rose will fancy their chances of avenging that defeat, according to our rugby union previewer Simon Mail who will also have bets for Wales’ clash with Australia at 17:30.

Premier League: Liverpool out to end Arsenal’s unbeaten run

Liverpool v Arsenal
Saturday, 17:30

Three Premier League clubs begin life under new management on Saturday afternoon with Steven Gerrard taking charge of Aston Villa for the first time, the Eddie Howe era kicking off at Newcastle and Dean Smith beginning his mission to save Norwich.

But the big game of the weekend is at Anfield at 17:30 when Arsenal – unbeaten in 10 across all competitions – visit Liverpool. This fixture usually delivers goals and, with Liverpool leading the top flight scoring charts, that looks set to happen again.

You can read an in-depth betting preview for Liverpool v Arsenal and every other Premier League match this weekend on Betting.Betfair.

Formula 1: Hamilton and Verstappen head for next showdown in thrilling Championship

Qatar Grand Prix
Sunday, 14:10

Last weekend, Lewis Hamilton gave one of the performances of his illustrious career to win in Sao Paulo and get within 14 points of Max Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship. The British driver is around evens for the title and Verstappen 1.9420/21 with three Grand Prix to go in one of the most thrilling seasons for many years.

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The first of the final three races takes place in Qatar this Sunday and the early betting on the Exchange makes Hamilton the slight favourite over his Dutch rival. It should another fascinating, and perhaps fiery, contest between two drivers who look more determined to outdo each other every time they get in their cars..

Specials Betting: I’m a Celebrity… and Strictly Week 8

Strictly Come Dancing, Saturday, 19:00
I’m A Celebrity… Sunday, 21:00

The 2021 edition of Strictly… reaches musicals week on Saturday and, with less than a month until the final, Rose Ayling-Ellis is the firm favourite to win the glitterball. But there are still plenty of betting angles to enjoy, as our specials betting expert Rob Furber shows in his preview every Saturday. Read Rob this weekend to find out who he’s backing for the eight elimination.

Rob has already provided an in-depth preview of the new series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here which begins on Sunday. Last year’s series provided hours of entertainment, as the show decamped to Gwrych Castle in North Wales, and this year’s returns there for more of the same.

As Rob says: “Get ready for celebs being doused in gunge and critters, entombed with snakes, and being invited to eat an assortment of vile animal parts.”

He adds that it is “a cracking TV betting heat.”

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