This weekend we have an action packed amount of sport throughout the UK. Let us take a look at the best bits.


As it is the weekend, we have another daily dose of Premier League football. Where to start? No other place than Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea host Arsenal at midday on Saturday. Midweek was a funny situation in that only Manchester City won out of the top six. Further on from that, Arsenal were the only team in that top six to lose; and what a way to (against Watford). I expect a feisty affair and hopefully goals too. Arsenal need to win this in order to stay afloat in the top four places, whilst a draw is ok once again for Chelsea.

Escape without defeat and its another job done for the blues. I only say this because I expect them to steamroll the 'lesser' sides. As reported on the BBC, Saturday also sees Liverpool travel to Hull and Tottenham (Spurs) hosting Middlesbrough. Liverpool looked back to their best at times against Chelsea, and I am going to back them again, although their achilles heel has been beating the lower placed teams in the league (Burnley, Bournemouth for example). I see no problems for Spurs either. On Sunday Manchester City host Swansea and Manchester United travel to Leicester. Whilst I see City winning, I am not so sure about United. Three premier league draws in a row is not a good omen and their recent performance against Hull last night (1st Feb) left a lot to be desired.

I am going for a draw.

Rugby Union

This weekend also the sees the return of the Rugby Union Six Nations. Last year's champions, England, start their defence against France on Saturday. Before that Scotland play Ireland and on Sunday Italy welcome Wales as stated on the RBS 6nations website. Sir Ian McGeechan believes that "England are (my) slight Six Nations favourites, but it will be a thrilling ride", as stated in the Telegraph newspaper.

This is backed up by the bookmaker's odds. As stated on the Rugby betting directory website, according to Paddy Power England are the favourites at 5/6 on. Second is Ireland at 5/2, third for Wales at 13/2, 10/1 for France, 25/1 for Scotland and 500/1 for Italy. It promises to be a great tournament.


This weekend sees the return of the Davis Cup.

According to Sky Sports, Sir Andy Murray will not play in Great Britain's first-round tie against Canada. However, the British team in Ottawa will be made up of Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot. Although Murray seems to be missing out, there is still "so much confidence in what they can do", as Captain Leon Smith said. This is due to the fact that Dan Evans reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, thus elevating him alongside Kyle Edmund in the world top 50. Even without the world number one, there is no reason by Great Britain cannot go all the way. As Smith stated, the confidence is there.

So, as you can see, there is a jam-packed weekend of sport coming up. Enjoy.