This Weekend on Betfair: Bellew v Usyk, Copa Libertadores and more

Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk at their press conference
David Haye believes Bellew can upset the odds
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It's an exciting weekend of sport, with England facing the All Blacks, fiery derbies in Manchester and Buenos Aires and Betfair Ambassador David Haye backing Tony Bellew to win his big fight. Max Liu has the lowdown...

South American Football - Copa Libertadores, Boca Juniors v River Plater, 20:00

"Boca Juniors v River Plate is one of the world's greatest derbies and, on Saturday evening, it's live on Betfair Live Video."

Boxing - Tony Bellew v Oleksandr Usyk, Saturday 22:30

The big sporting event of the weekend - football aside - is the fight between Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usky in Manchester. This one should be a belter and Betfair Ambassador and former-World Heavyweight Champion David Haye has selected a big bet for the big fight. Our man, who knows what it's like to fight Bellew, is backing he Liverpudlian to upset the odds and defeat the Ukrainian. It won't be easy but Haye believes Bellew can come out on top as long as the fight doesn't go the distance. Read Haye's fascinating fight preview and watch our exclusive video.

Horseracing - November Handicap at Doncaster, 15:15 on Saturday

The main race of Saturday afternoon is the November handicap at Doncaster, which takes place at 15:15. It's an interesting one, not least because Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls makes a rare foray into Flat racing, with Bird of Prey (ridden by Paul's daughter Megan) running. You can read Paul's views on all of his runners when his Saturday preview goes live at 5pm on Friday. For now, it's worth noting that our racing tipster Tony Calvin thinks Bird of Prey has a chance in a competitive field where Royal Line is the current favourite on the Exchange. It's a comprehensive Doncaster card, with the first race off at 11:45.

South American Football - Copa Libertadores, Boca Juniors v River Plate, 20:00(live on Betfair Live Video)

Boca Juniors v River Plate is one of the world's greatest derbies and, on Saturday evening, it's live on Betfair Live Video. The two Argentinian giants go head to head in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores. Their stadiums are eight miles apart in the city of Buenos Aires and, get this, the rivalry is so intense that there will be no away fans at either leg. Hosts Boca are [2.6] to win the first leg on Saturday, with the second leg following at River's ground a fortnight later. Incidentally, Carlos Tevez will be playing for Boca. The Argentine striker knows a thing or two about derbies, having previously played Manchester City, and prior to that Manchester United, in the Manchester derby which also takes place this weekend...

Football - Premier League, Saturday and Sunday

The weekend's Premier League action gets underway with Cardiff v Brighton at 12:30, followed by four 3pm kick-offs, then Tottenham's trip to Crystal Palace at 17:30. The big match of the weekend is undoubtedly the Manchester derby at 16:30 on Sunday. United won this last season remember, coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2. Perhaps that win set the precedent for their growing reputation as comeback kings which was cemented with their midweek win away to Juventus. City, however, are rampant, scoring 18 goals in their last five matches. They have scored the most goals in the Premier League while United have the worst defensive record in the table's top half. You'd expect goals, but what does our tactical previewer Alex Keble think? https://btfr.co/149361529

Rugby - Autumn International, England v New Zealand, 15:00 on Saturday

When it come to teeing Saturday's match at Twickenham, Betfair previewer Simon Mail captures the situation perfectly: "England lifted some of the pessimism surrounding their team with a much-needed victory over South Africa but Eddie Jones' side face the ultimate test in rugby this weekend." Spot on. It was essential that the Red Rose start the autumn with a victory (only one year to go until the World Cup, after all) but edging past South Africa on home turf hardly means they're ready to set world rugby alight just yet. There are few finer sights in sport than Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane et al in full flow and they should be a pleasure to watch on Saturday whatever the outcome.

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