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.
With the 2020 Six Nations set to resume after its coronavirus-enforced hiatus, most fans’ attention will be focused on France, England and Scotland as they vie for this year’s title. However, we’re casting our eyes down to the bottom of the table where Italy are on course to receive their 15th wooden spoon of the Six Nations era.
The new Premier League season is just a few days away and for more than six million fans it’s not just their own club’s fortunes they’ll be sweating on. The immense popularity of the official Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game rivals the football itself at times, with bragging rights fiercely contested in mini-leagues around the world.