Wolves are enjoying a fine run of form under new manager Bruno Lage and will be determined to keep it going against Leeds at Elland Road. The Portuguese lost his first three league matches – which arguably belied impressive performances – but has turned it round to win four of the last five and their last three matches.
Claudio Ranieri’s return to English football proved to be a real baptism of fire as Watford were torn to shreds by a rampant Liverpool at Vicarage Road and they will hope to fare better against the blue half of Merseyside. Watford’s decision to dismiss Xisco Munoz and bring in the experienced Italian faces an immediate examination with Arsenal, Leicester, Chelsea and Manchester City all to play in the next six matches.
Leaders Chelsea are expected to overcome the loss of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner in their top-versus-bottom battle against Norwich at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have posted back-to-back Premier League victories over Southampton and Brentford while Norwich remain winless and on just two points from their eight games.
History is not on Norwich’s side as they attempt to claim their first Premier League victory of the season when Watford visit Carrow Road. The Canaries have won just one of their previous six meetings with the Hornets – their 4-2 home success in 2016 ultimately proving in vain as they were relegated the same night.
Michael van Gerwen continues his quest to end his title drought when he faces Nathan Aspinall in the World Matchplay quarter-finals on Friday. The Dutchman is enduring an unusual barren spell having not won a tournament since November while Peter Wright and Michael Smith square off in the night’s other last-eight clash.
England are 13/2 in bwin’s 2022 World Cup winner odds after coming agonisingly close to ending their major trophy drought at the European Championship. The Three Lions broke new ground under Gareth Southgate at Euro 2020, reaching their first major final for 55 years, but football did not return home as Italy claimed a dramatic 3-2 win in a penalty shootout following a tense 1-1 draw.
Phil Foden’s last-gasp strike ensured Man City a slender advantage against Borussia Dortmund as they continue their quest for the quadruple. City seemed set to be heading to Germany with the tie delicately poised at 1-1 when Marco Reus cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne’s opener with six minutes remaining.
With the 2021 Formula One World Championship now under way, we have looked at the numbers behind each circuit in this season’s calendar. We have studied every Grand Prix since the turn of the century up to the end of 2020 and when analysing race data, we have excluded any venue which has hosted fewer than five events.