This Weekend on Betfair: Five events that pack a punch

British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua (above) fight Alexander Povetkin at Wembley
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It's another action-packed weekend of sport on Betfair, with Anthony Joshua's Saturday night bout, the Ayr Gold Cup and the Tour Championship among the standouts, as Max Liu explains...

"At Ayr on Saturday, the big race is at 15:50, with Son of Rest [7.8], Growl [10.5] and Flying Pursuit [13.5] at the top of the market for this Flat handicap race."

Boxing - Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin, Saturday 22:00

Will this be Anthony Joshua's toughest test yet? Or is the Watford-born fighter set for a Wembley walkover when he faces Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night? The odds on the Sportsbook and the Exchange indicate it'll be the latter and, while Betting.Betfair fight aficionado Frank Monkhouse believes the Russian's style will play to the Brit's strengths, our man has found plenty of ways for you to profit from betting on the big fight.

Horseracing - Ayr Gold Cup, Saturday 15:50

The most important race meeting of the weekend takes place north of the border, as a host of strong runners head to Ayrshire for the Ayr Gold Cup meeting. The big race is at 15:50, with Son of Rest [7.8], Growl [10.5] and Flying Pursuit [13.5] at the top of the market for this Flat handicap race. The third of that trio won over course and distance last year, so might be worth considering at the current odds, although for expert analysis you'll want to read Tony Calvin's Saturday Racing Tips. Betfair Ambassador Ryan Moore, meanwhile, is in action at Newbury and you'll be able to read his views on his rides from 5pm on Friday.

Golf - Tour Championship, Saturday and Sunday

There's no question where the main golf event of the weekend is happening - the Tour Championship at the East Lake club in Atlanta, Georgia. At the time of writing, Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler are joint top of the leaderboard after round one. As golf punters know, though, a lot can happen before the tournament conclusion on Sunday afternoon, especially when the stakes are so high. To find the best betting angles across the weekend, make sure you read Steve "the Punter" Rawlings' in-play blog, as he reports on the latest developments and market movements.

Football - Premier League, Serie A and more, Saturday and Sunday

There's no such thing as a quiet weekend in the Premier League but it does pay to look beyond England's top flight for betting purposes. We particularly like this column, which provides correct score bets for all ten Premier League matches across the weekend, but if you do fancy roaming further afield, this piece from Infogol is the place to start. The team of experts have used expected goals data to come up with a tasty treble, including a bet on Juventus, as Cristiano Ronaldo tries to move on from his midweek sending off.

Tennis - St Petersburg Open and Moselle Open, Saturday and Sunday

The Grand Slams are gone for another year but the tennis season marches on. This weekend, the ATP Tour is back, following a Davis Cup-enforced break, and with it come two appealing events on the indoor hard courts of Russia and France. At the St Petersburg Open, Stan Wawrinka is probably the biggest name left at the quarter-final stage of the competition, while at the Moselle Open in Metz, Kei Nishikori looks the man to beat.

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