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Saturday 21st March: What sport is on?

| 20.03.2020

It’s the weekend! Although not as we know it. However, while the Premier League et al are on hiatus, there are still some of the usual Saturday staples to look forward too from the UK and across the globe.

Here’s our guide to what’s happening on Saturday 21st March.

Horse Racing

Live sport on the box is at a premium. So we’re happy to report that the ITV Racing crew will be bringing you five contests on a seven-race card from Thurles in Ireland on Saturday.

There’s probably never been so much interest in the Tipperary track. But with some cracking renewals on show, including the Grade 3 Pierce Molony Memorial Chase, we can’t wait.

Elsewhere, Turffontein gets underway with nine races at 10:55, while US action comes from Fair Grounds and Santa Anita, including a pair of Grade 3 fixtures.

Durbanville, Rosehill and Hanshin in Japan complete the set on a busy day of international racing.

Football

There’s a proverbial buffet of football to choose from. It all gets underway with a cracker from Down Under as Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC go head-to-head in the Sydney derby at 08:30.

Our traders have the visitors down as even-money favourites, with the hosts back at 11/5. Ex-West Brom man Simon Cox is a 7/1 chance to open the scoring, with Adam Le Fondre 5/6 Anytime for Sydney FC.

You can watch the match live on BT Sport 3.

We’ve then got two match-ups from the Belarusian Premier League, including Vitebsk v Gorodeya and Isloch v Neman Grodno, plus action from Palestine, Aruba and the Hong Kong FA Cup.

Greyhounds

Dog really has been man’s best friend over the past week. Indeed, UK and Irish Greyhound Racing remains largely unaffected with a further 11 meetings scheduled to take place on Saturday.

Harlow gets the day underway at 08:12. They’ll be swiftly followed by Perry Barr, Doncaster, Henlow, Hove, Monmore, Peterborough, Romford, Newcastle and Sheffield, with the last race pencilled in for Crayford at 22:35.

NRL

The new NRL season continues with three more match-ups, starting with NZ Warriors v Canberra Raiders at 04:00 in the morning. The Raiders are odds-on to get the job done in this one as 1/4 favourites.

Then it’s on to Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles at 06:30 before Cronulla Sharks v Melbourne Storm later at 08:35. The Roosters and the Storm are both expected to triumph, sharing a price of 1/2 each.

AFL

That’s right! There’s even more sport from Australia with four AFL fixtures, starting at 03:10 as 17/10 outsiders Fremantle Dockers bid to upset the Essendon Bombers, who are odds-on at 1/2.

They’re followed by Adelaide Crows v Sydney Swans at 06:05 before Gold Coast Suns take on Port Adelaide Power and Greater Western Sydney Giants host the Geelong Cats, both at 08:40.

Chess

Indoor sports like Snooker and Darts may have been hit but Chess rumbles on. There are four fixtures from the Candidates Tournament, as eight players fight it out for the chance to face Magnus Carlsen.

eSports

A busy week in the world of eSports is about to get a whole lot more frantic with no fewer than 11 separate leagues operating on Saturday.

They include the North American Rocket League Championship, the Pacific Championship Series and the Legend Pro League. We hope they’ve got enough WiFi. You can checkout our Sportsbook for the full list.  

What else is on?

There are a myriad of other sports to choose from on Saturday too.

From the Belarusian Handball Championship, where there are three matches, to the Boxing bout between Yamileth Mercado v Catherine Phiri, we’ve got you covered.

View the latest sports odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.

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Author

Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.