This Weekend on Betfair: Championship football, Goodwood racing and much more

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From Washington to Goodwood, via Leeds and a host of Championship grounds, this weekend features plenty of exciting sporting action for bettors to get stuck into. Here, Max Liu, selects some of the highlights...

"It's only three weeks since the World Cup Final and domestic football is already back. There will be plenty of intrigue around this year's English Championship due to the big names in the dugouts, with Frank Lampard taking charge of Derby County in the season curtain raiser at Reading on Friday night."

Saturday, from 2am - Alix Di Minaur v Andy Murray

The weekend gets down to business straight away with Andy Murray playing Alex Di Minaur in the quarter-finals of the Washington Open. The match is due to get underway at 02:00 UK time, so if you want to catch it you need to either stay up late on Friday or start exceedingly early on Saturday.

Murray is the marginal favourite, even though the three time Grand Slam winner broke down in tears after beating Marius Copil 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in the previous round. That contest ended at 3am local time, so it's no wonder Murray, who's playing on his third tournament after a long-term injury lay-off, found the experience overwhelming.

All weekend - WGC Bridgestone Invitational Golf

The WGC Bridgestone Invitational is back at the Firestone Country Club's famous South Course in Akron, Ohio. By Saturday, the tournament will be in full swing, as it enters day three. Betting.Betfair's team of golf tipsters have armed bettors with tips going into the tournament, while The Punter will provide in-play updates across the weekend.

Saturday from 11am - Test Cricket - England v India Day Four

At the time of writing (early afternoon on Friday), the first Test between England and India at Egbaston is evenly poised with the teams having scored almost identical first innings scores.

Where things will be on Saturday morning is anyone's guess but, the way things are going, we could see a result on Day Four. Follow expert coverage on Betting.Befair's cricket blog for this Test and the rest of the series.

Saturday from 13:50 - Goodwood Racing Festival

Goodwood is one of the highlights of the flat racing season and this year's festival in the glorious Sussex downs has been no exception. If you've been following the action and betting on the race then you'll know exactly what we're talking about, but don't worry if you haven't, as you can still get involved on the fifth and final day.

Betting.Betfair's special Goodwood blog is the place to go for tips and expert insight if you do fancy a flutter on any of Saturday's seven races, including the big race of the day - The Stewards Cup - at 15:40, in which Ryan Moore rides Spring Loaded. Read Timeform's runner-by-runner guide to the race here.

Across the weekend, from 12:30pm on Saturday - Championship & Football League

It's only three weeks since the World Cup Final and yet domestic football is already back. There will be plenty of intrigue around this year's English Championship due to the big names in the dugouts, with Frank Lampard taking charge of Derby County in the season curtain raiser at Reading on Friday night.

There's a full schedule of Championship and Football League fixtures on Saturday afternoon, while it will be fascinating on Sunday to see how Gary Rowett and Marco Bielsa fare in their first matches as managers of Stoke and Leeds respectively when the teams meet at Elland Road at 16:30.

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