This Weekend on Betfair: Conor McGregor, the Arc, NFL and more
From Paris to Pittsburgh, the action comes thick and fast on another busy weekend of sport (and politics) on Betfair. Max Liu selects five fascinating betting events.
"The stage is set for McGregor, the greatest star in UFC history, and the undefeated Nurmagomedov to share a titanic battle. The latter is the favourite but could the Irishman cause one last surprise?"
Horseracing - The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, 15:05 on Sunday
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a highlight of the global horseracing calendar. This year it returns to Longchamp in Paris. Enable won the race last year and is now bidding to become only the second horse in 40 years to win successive Arcs. Betting.Betfair's racing experts have got all the best punting angles covered. Tony Keenan provided an early view of the race while Tony Calvin will share his eve of race verdict on Saturday. The big column to look out for, however, comes from jockey Ryan Moore who rides Kew Gardens in the race on Sunday. Make sure you read his preview of the day on Betting.Betfair.
UFC - Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor, 03:00 on Sunday
Whether you set your alarm clock for a ludicrously early rise or simply stay up, this one should be well worth it. Betfair fight aficionado Dan Phillips calls it "the grudge match we wanted" in his preview, while many commentators simply say it's the biggest event in UFC history. The stage is set for McGregor, the greatest star in UFC history, and the undefeated Nurmagomedov to share a titanic battle. The latter is the favourite but could the Irishman cause one last surprise?
Football - Premier League on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
The weekend's Premier League action gets under way on Friday night when Brighton take on West Ham in what our previewer expects to be an entertaining affair. On Saturday, there are five 3pm kick-offs before Manchester United host Newcastle in the tea-time fixture. Can Rafael Benitez inflict more misery on his old enemy Jose Mourinho? The best matches of the weekend are Sunday's, with Arsenal travelling to Fulham and Chelsea visiting Southampton before the most hotly-anticipated match of the season so far at 16:30 when Liverpool host Manchester City. As ever, our match previewers will provide the best bets and tactical anaylsis across the weekend.
It's not just football of the round ball variety that offers excellent betting opportunities every weekend. The NFL is fast becoming a favourite on Betfair and, with an eventful and unpredictable season, now in full swing it's easy to see why. We've got experts on both sides of the Atlantic, including Mike Carlson's weekly tips, in which he selects three bets from the weekend's best matches. See what our previewers have to say before getting stuck in to the week five action.
Politics - Brazilian elections, Sunday
As the world has become weirder and less predictable, political betting has increased in popularity in recent years. Time and again, the markets have been stunned by extraordinary events. This weekend Brazil takes centre-stage in what commentators are saying could be the most important election in the country's history. Jair Bolsonaro is the favourite to be next Brazilian president but bettors give Fernando Haddad a fair chance of causing an upset.