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Saturday 18th April: What Sport Is On?

| 17.04.2020

There’s plenty more sport on the way this weekend, including Racing, Darts and Esports.

And you can check it all out with our What’s On guide.

Horse Racing

We’ve got a Saturday treat coming up with a quartet of cards on the way in America. Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream get underway at 17:28 and 17:45 respectively, before an early morning double header from Remington Park and Los Alamitos.

And even before that, early birds can enjoy 15 cards from Australia, including Randwick, Forbes, Pioneer Park and Toowomba, which commences at a slightly more UK-friendly time of 06:28.

There’s also early-morning meetings from Fukushima and Nakayama in Japan, plus events in Sweden at Umaker, Vaggeryd and Farjestad.

Darts

Darts fans are in for a treat this weekend with the PDC Darts at Home Tour. It’s 32 nights of PDC excellence, and you we’ve got a handy one-stop guide to it here.

Gerwyn Price is the big name in action from his home on Saturday night. The Iceman is 1/7 to beat Rowby John Rodriguez in his first group game. Price is also odds-on at 2/9 to defeat Luke Woodhouse and 1/5 to beat Ted Evetts.

Sunday’s group includes Dave Chisnall and former BDO World Champion Scott Waites. The duo opening proceedings for the tournament’s third night, with Chizzy 2/5 to beat 9/5 shot Waites.

And that’s joined by the Modus Icons of Darts, which continues through the weekend, plus there’s more from Modus’ ‘A Night at the Darts’ too.

Football

The Belarusian Vysshaya League continues with four games on Saturday, including BATE Borisov (2/5) who seek a third win on the spin at home to Zhodino (13/2).

That’s joined by a pair of games from Turkmenistan’s Vyschaya League at lunch-time, and five clashes in the Nicaraguan Premier League in the evening, including Managua FC (17/20) at home to CD Walter Ferretti (27/10).

Esports

Of course there’s more from Esports, including no less than seven League of Legends divisions to get stuck into on Saturday.

The pick of the bunch includes the League of Legends European Championship contest between MAD Lions (9/2) and G2 Esports (1/6), plus three clashes in the Legends Pro League.

There’s also action from DOTA’s CDA Pro League, with Newbee (1/2) versus Keen Gaming (3/2) and Vici Gaming (5/6) against PSG.LGD (5/6).

And we’ve got a number of matches in the Overwatch League, including Hangzhou Spark (11/4) versus Shanghai Dragons (1/4) in a first-to-three contest at 11:00.

eMotorsports

It’s a busy weekend of eMotorsport action.  Getting us underway at 15:30 on Saturday, we have the inaugural ‘Race at Home’ and then ‘The Race’ at 17:00.

After that comes the Legends race, featuring Formula One champions Jenson Button, Jacques Villeneuve and Emerson Fittipaldi.

Then comes the next round of the Indycar iRace from Japan’s Twin Ring Motegi circuit. 33 drivers will take part, including Scott McLaughlin and Simon Pagenaud.

And there’s the Versus Challenge at 20:00, featuring Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc, George Russell and more. Races go head-to-head over one lap, in a quick-fire knockout format.

The big one comes on Sunday with the return of the Virtual F1, this time in the shape of the Chinese Grand Prix at 18:00. Charles Leclerc won last time out, can the Ferrari ace win again?

And wrapping up a hectic weekend of eMotorsports is NASCAR at Richmond Raceway. William Byron starts as favourite for the 150-lap showdown.

What else is on?

The Armenian Snooker Championship continues and will be traded live with three matches starting from 07:00 each day. 

Chess fans are in for a treat with the inaugural Magnus Carlsen Invitational getting underway on Saturday. Seven of the best players in the World join Magnus to compete online for the title. 

The 1st stage is a round-robin format with the top 4 players qualifying for the knock-out stages with the Final May 2nd. Magnus kicks off the event, going up against Hikaru Nakamura at 15:00. 

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.