Sports Schedule: Saturday 2nd May
An overview of the best of Saturday’s sporting agenda
We’re into the weekend, and Saturday’s sporting schedule brings us action from the world of international racing, football, darts, Esports and more.
Before the action gets underway, we’ve rounded-up the pick of the bunch here. All of the following events are still scheduled to take place at the time of writing.
There’s a packed schedule of international racing for the first half of the weekend, with 21 meets coming from America, Australia, Japan and Scandinavia.
Japan hosts the earliest action, with meets from 1:50 starting with a 12-race card at Fukushima. Kyoto, Tokyo, Oi and Saga also host cards packed with quality throughout the early morning.
Halmstad, Gavle and Orebro host the Swedish cards, plus there’s a solitary seven-race meet from Norway at Opland-Biri from 19:00.
Finally, we head Stateside for three more meetings from 17:20, with action from Tampa Bay Downs, Gulfstream Park and Oaklawn Park.
The football schedule in Belarus continues, with matches across three divisions on Saturday.
Vysshaya league leaders Slutsksakhar Slutsk are 9/2 underdogs in their game against Dinamo Minsk at 16:00, with Dinamo odds-on at 4/7 to win. Elsewhere, Minsk take on Torpedo-Belaz from 12:00, before FC Ruh Brest host Gorodeya at 14:00.
In the first division, Arsenal Dzerzhinsk are the 1/13 favourites to beat Khimik Svetlogorsk. The away side are 40/1 to win their first match of the season. Later, Volna Pinsk take on Oshmyany FK from 15:00, with FK Orsha playing FC Smorgon at 16:00.
We’ve got two matches in the Belarusian Second Division too, as Victoria Maryina Gorka take on Energetik-BGATU at 11:00 before FK SMI Avotrans host Dnepr Mogilev at 12:00.
Saturday’s arrows action takes us up to Group 16 of the PDC Home Tour, with four more throwers stepping up to the oche from 19:00.
World number 28 Ricky Evans headlines the group, where he’s joined by Jeff Smith, Martin Atkins and Christian Bunse for another six matches.
Ricky Evans is the favourite to top the group, with the 29-year-old the odds-on favourite to win in all three of his matches.
The pick of the ties comes in the sixth and final match, where Smith takes on Evans. It’s the closest matchup of the group, and although Evans is the 2/3 favourite, Smith could get the better of him at the oche and is priced up at 11/10 to win.
Looking for some action from the world of Esports? We’ve got plenty to trawl through here, with Dota 2, Overwatch, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League matches all taking place on Saturday.
We’ve got Dota 2 action across five leagues, kicking off with two matches from the Pit League at 07:00 running through to 18:00, where the WePlay! Pushka League hosts an even matchup between Alliance and Ninjas in Pyjamas (Bo3). You can find 5/6 on either side winning that one.
League of Legends matches continue too, with ahq e-Sports Club hosting Hong Kong Attitude (Bo3) from 8:00 in the Pacific Championship series. It’s ahq e-Sports Club who are the 1/6 favourites here. The Legends Pro League also has one matchup, with six further matches from the European Masters.
Looking for some Rocket League? We’ve got two matches from the Spring Series from 3:50, before we move on to Overwatch action, where we have four Overwatch League features matches from 9:00.
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One: Road To Rio league continues from 14:00 too, with eight more matches. ForZe host Team Spirit (Bo3) in the first match, which looks to be the pick of the bunch. Team Spirit are the early 2/3 favourites, with forZe 11/10 to win.
All odds and markets are correct as of date of publication.