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Weekend sport preview: A busy few days of Premier League and racing action

weekend sport preview

The Derby and a full set of Premier League fixtures head up a busy few days of sport. Our weekend sport preview has all the info you need to get involved.

Weekend sport preview: Premier League

After a 100-day shutdown, Premier League football is well and truly back. Although the title may have already been decided, there is still plenty to play for at both ends of the table. And the good news is we have a full set of fixtures to enjoy this weekend with every match available to watch live on TV.

Saturday is all about the race for the top four with Leicester, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Wolves all in action. Meanwhile relegation- threatened Aston Villa and West Ham face tough trips to Liverpool and Newcastle respectively on Sunday.

The top-flight action doesn’t end there as Tottenham welcome in-form Everton to north London on Monday evening. Jose Mourinho’s side will be desperately hoping for all three points against the Toffees, if they are going to have any chance of nicking a Champions League spot.

How to watch the Premier League on TV

Saturday 4 July

12:30 Norwich v Brighton (BT Sport)
15:00 Leicester v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)
15:00 Manchester United v Bournemouth (BT Sport)
17:30 Wolves v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
20:00 Chelsea v Watford (Sky Sports)

Sunday 5 July

12:00 Burnley v Sheffield United (Sky Sports)
14:15 Newcastle v West Ham (Sky Sports)
16:30 Liverpool v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)
19:00 Southampton v Manchester City (BBC)

Monday 6 July

20:00 Tottenham v Everton (Sky Sports)

Fancy a bet on the football?

As well as the Premier League action, we also have a full line-up of fixtures in the Championship and matches across Europe to look forward to. So if you fancy a bet on any of the football this weekend, BetConnect is the place to come with a wide range of markets and best bookmaker odds. For more information on betting on the football, check out our complete Football Betting Guide.

Weekend Sport Preview: Horse Racing

The Investec Derby and Oaks

This weekend sees the 241st running of the Derby.

One of the highlights of the British sporting calendar, the Derby is normally scheduled for the first Saturday in June but was moved this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

As always, Aidan O’Brien has a very strong hand in the race as he goes in search of his eighth Derby victory. However John Gosden will be hoping to secure back-to-back successes after he triumphed with Anapurna last year.

Open to three-year-old colts and fillies, the Derby is run over a mile and a half at Epsom. The Oaks meanwhile, is run over the same distance but is only open to three-year-old fillies. Both races will be shown live on ITV with the Oaks due off at 15:40 and the Derby at 16:55.

Ahead of the Derby, why not test your knowledge of Britain’s richest race with our quiz!


In addition to the Derby and the Oaks, a huge weekend of racing also includes an eight-race card at Sandown on Sunday. Four of those will be shown live on ITV, including the feature race of the day, the Coral-Eclipse, which is due off at 15:35.

That’s when Enable will be looking to make history with back-to-back wins in the Group One contest. It is a mouthwatering race in prospect with a star-studded field expected to provide stiff competition to the mighty mare.

Ghaiyyath is likely to be the chief challenger but Lord North, Enable’s stablemate, will also be in contention after winning impressively in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Ascot a couple of weeks ago.

How to bet on horse racing

Fancy a bet on the Derby, the Oaks, or the Coral-Eclipse? We’ll find the best bookie odds available and you will be able to get your selections on with BetConnect from 09:00 on Saturday and Sunday. If you are new to betting on horse racing, we’ve put together a complete guide for you here.

So that pretty much sums up our weekend sport preview – what a few days we have in store! If you’re looking to bet on the football, the racing, or any of this weekend’s sport for that matter, then why not create a BetConnect account today. Want to know more? Find all you need to know about betting with BetConnect in our How it Works section.


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