This Weekend on Betfair: T20, Six Nations, Indian Wells and more
England play the West Indies (twice), Arsenal and Manchester United meet in a top four six-pointer and the racing world prepares for Cheltenham. It's all happening this weekend, says Max Liu.
"The Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday 12 March and runs until Friday 15th. It's the biggest four days of the jumps racing season and we'll be covering every angle on our dedicated Cheltenham tips blog."
Cricket - West Indies v England T20 on Friday and Sunday
A double batch of T20 cricket this weekend as England face West Indies in the second of their three match series on Friday night before the finale on Sunday. England go into Friday's match 1-0 up Jonny Bairstow smashed a century for the visitors and Chris Gayle failed to fire for the hosts in Tuesday's opener.
Our previewer Ed Hawkins reckons the great man will be back in business on Friday, especially as the match takes place at the St Kitts ground where Gayle turns out in the Caribbean Premier League. If that's the case, then Sunday's match will be the decider.
Rugby Union - Six Nations on Saturday and Sunday
Can Wales complete a third Grand Slam under Warren Gatland? Saturday's match against Scotland at Murrayfield is Wales' final away fixture of the tournament. If they win it then their Slam hopes come down to their match against Ireland in Cardiff the following weekend. The Scots come into Saturday's match on the back of two defeats which is why the Welsh are [1.55] favourites. For England, it's a case of starting again, following their defeat in Cardiff, as they host Italy on Saturday, while France travel to Dublin on Sunday.
Horse Racing - Paul Nicholls heads to Sandown prior to Cheltenham week
The Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday 12 March and runs until Friday 15th. It's the biggest four days of the jumps racing season and we'll be covering every angle on our dedicated Cheltenham tips blog from first race to last. In the meantime, there's still a healthy card of racing at Sandown on Saturday afternoon and that's where Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls is heading on Saturday as he has four runners in action, including Malaya in the big race of the afternoon - the Imperial Cup at 14:25.
Tennis - Indian Wells on Saturday and Sunday
The Indian Wells Masters, also known as BNP Paribas Open and the WTA Indian Wells Open, takes place every March in California and, as masters events go, it's one of the best. The time difference (California is eight hours behind the UK) means following the action can be tricky, but it should be worth it between now and the men's final next Sunday (17/3). Our tennis betting expert Dan Weston is providing daily tips on the tennis blog.
Dan's pre-tournament overview, detailing conditions, players' form and explaining why Novak Djokovic is a worthy favourite, is also well worth a look if you're looking to make the best bets.
Football - Premier League, Arsenal v Manchester United at 16:30 on Sunday
Wednesday in Paris was sensational for Manchester United fans as they witnessed one of the great European nights in their club's history. Having upset the odds to knock PSG out of the Champions League, however, the Red Devils need to get a result at Arsenal on Sunday to increase their chances of qualifying for Europe's biggest competition next seasons. United are [2.22] for a top four finish, with Arsenal [2.88] and fellow contenders Chelsea [1.91]. With Liverpool, Manchester City and Spurs looking nailed on for the top three, this is a crucial match in determining which team grabs fourth place.