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General: This Week's Sport

08 August 2022 03:21:29 EST
Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst

The new football season is well under way now and there's further Premier League and European action set to play out this week, while fans of golf, cricket, rugby league and horse racing also have plenty of sporting events to enjoy.

All of the next seven days' horse racing action is available on our Sports Live Streaming platform, while you can follow the week's golf tournaments via the bet365 Live Golf Tracker.

Monday 8th August

Championship: Promotion rivals square off

West Brom and Watford both have their sights set on promotion this season and they will battle it out for victory at the Hawthorns on Monday.

The 20:00 clash could offer an early indication in how the race for a top-two spot in the Championship could play out.

The Baggies started their 2022/23 campaign with a draw at Middlesbrough but they'll be targeting a first win of the term when they return to home soil.

Watford, meanwhile, started a new era under boss Rob Edwards with a 1-0 triumph at home to Sheffield United.

The Hornets are unbeaten in their last three meetings with West Brom. West Brom are 2.45 to seal all three points against 3.00 Watford with the draw priced at 3.30.

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Athletics: Commonwealth Games come to a close

After 12 days of action, with 5,054 athletes competing across 20 different sports, the 2022 Commonwealth Games is set to conclude on Monday.

The 22nd edition of the Games, hosted in Birmingham, has further medals up for grabs on the final day.

The NEC hosts the badminton and table tennis finals, while there is hockey and squash at the University of Birmingham and diving at Sandwell Aquatics Centre.

Tuesday 9th August

Champions League: Rangers staring at Champions League exit

Rangers entered the Champions League at the third qualifying round but, having lost their first-leg 2-0 on the road at Union Saint-Gilloise, they face a battle to advance any further.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side will hope a return to the familiar surroundings of Ibrox can help them to overturn that deficit.

The Gers made it through to the final of the Europa League last season and will drop into the play-off round of that competition if they fail to find a way beyond their Belgian rivals on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Monaco travel to PSV with their tie level at 1-1 after last week's meeting in France and Benfica are in full control of their clash with Midtjylland and head to Denmark with a 4-1 lead.

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The Hundred: Superchargers back on home soil

The second edition of The Hundred started last week with eight franchises battling it out for the right to be named champions.

Northern Superchargers and Trent Rockets play their second game of the term on Tuesday with the fixture scheduled for 18:30 at Headingley.

The Rockets, who are 4.50 to win the outright title, finished third during the inaugural campaign but they lost to eventual champions Southern Brave in the Eliminator.

The Superchargers, priced at 10.00 to win the competition, ended 2021 in fifth, three points shy of the top three, and will be hoping to build on that platform this time around.

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Wednesday 10th August

International Cricket: Windies face New Zealand test

The West Indies and New Zealand begin their three-match Twenty20 series on Wednesday with each of the games set to be played at Sabina Park, Kingston.

New Zealand have won their last four T20 meetings with the West Indies, although they lost the last time they were the away nation in 2014.

Thursday 11th August

PGA Tour: Memphis hosts St Jude Championship

The PGA Tour heads to Memphis, Tennessee this week for the 2022 FedEx St Jude Championship set to play out over four days.

It's the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs with the top 125 players in the FedExCup standings all involved.

Only the top 70 players will move on to the following week's BMW Championship, the penultimate Playoffs event.

You can follow all of this week's action via the bet365 Live Golf Tracker.

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Rugby League: Struggling duo square off in Super League

The Super League relegation fight is proving to be extremely interesting and Thursday's meeting between Warrington and Toulouse could have a big say on who goes down.

Toulouse, who came up to the top flight ahead of this season, found their groove in July, winning three successive games. However, they've since lost three in a row.

A fourth successive loss, especially against a relegation rival in Warrington, could all-but end their hopes of surviving.

Warrington eased to a 32-18 victory in February's reverse fixture and will hope to repeat that feat at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Friday 12th August

Rugby League: Super League stages double-header

There's further Super League action to enjoy on Friday with two games both scheduled for 20:00.

Castleford Tigers weclome Catalans Dragons, priced at 6.00 to win the Grand Final, to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle and Leeds Rhinos hit the road to take on Hull KR.

Cas lost their last outing on home soil, going down 32-6 to Wakefield, but that was just their third defeat at The Jungle this term and they'll be confident of bouncing back.

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Saturday 13th August

Premier League: Cherries head to defending champions

Newly-promoted Bournemouth, who won their opening game of the season against Aston Villa, head to Premier League champions Manchester City for their second outing at 15:00.

City, who lost just twice in the league at the Etihad last season, have won all 10 of their previous top flight meetings with the Cherries.

The 12:30 kick-off is Aston Villa at home to Everton with both teams hoping to bounce back from defeats - Everton went down 1-0 to Chelsea in their first game.

Aston Villa are 1.80 to come out on top against 4.75 Everton with the draw priced at 3.50.

At 15:00, Arsenal and Leicester meet at the Emirates, Newcastle and Leeds head to the south coast to face Brighton and Southampton respectively, while Fulham take on Wolves at Molineux.

Finally, Manchester United travel to Brentford for the 17:30 game to close out Saturday's Premier League programme.

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Horse Racing: Newbury hosts Denford Stakes

The highlight of Saturday's racing in the UK and Ireland comes from Newbury with seven races set to play out between 13.55 and 17.20.

The Denford Stakes kicks off the meeting over 7f and you can keep across all of the action on our Sports Live Streaming platform.

There's also racing from Doncaster, Newmarket, Perth, Ripon, The Curragh, Bath, Market Rasen and Tramore.

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Sunday 14th August

Premier League: London derby at the Bridge

Sunday's standout Premier League fixture takes place at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea taking on London rivals Tottenham at 16:30.

It sees Spurs boss Antonio Conte go up against his former club and provides both teams with a chance to make it two wins from two so far.

Tottenham, who have enjoyed a strong summer in the transfer market, will be hoping those reinforcements can help them to pick up three points at the Bridge for the first time since 2018.

Chelsea are 2.25 to extend their winning run over 3.20 Tottenham with the draw available at 3.40.

The early kick off, scheduled for 14:00, sees Nottingham Forest play at the City Ground for the first time in 2022/23 when West Ham visit.

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