This Week in Sport: 1st November − 7th November 2021

Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez celebratingThe first week of November is shaping up to be another exciting week in sport. Monday sees the start of the Billie Jean King Cup, which takes place in Prague. The following day, in Australia, the Melbourne Cup takes place at Flemington Racecourse. Wednesday is another exciting day of sport, with Liverpool taking on Atlético Madrid in the Champions League.

Later on in the week, on Thursday, the Florida Panthers go head-to-head with the Washington Capitals. With the weekend in sight, the Milwaukee Bucks face the New York Knicks at the Fiserv Forum on Friday.

The weekend sees Premier League action, with Manchester United hosting Manchester City. On the final day of the week, round 18 of the Formula One World Championship takes place in Mexico.

 

Tennis: Billie Jean King Cup

Monday 1st November 10AM GMT/11AM Local Time

O2 Arena Prague, Czechia

The Billie Jean King Cup begins on Monday after a year's postponement. Can France win back to back titles, or will one of the other 11 teams finish the week victorious?

Official Site: Billie Jean King Cup

Tickets: ​​ Ticketmaster 

News: First Post 

Statistics:  Billie Jean King Cup 

Podcast: The Tennis Podcast 

News: Reuters 

 

Flat Racing: Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 2nd November 4AM GMT/ 3PM Local Time

Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

160 years after the inaugural Melbourne Cup, the thoroughbred horse race returns to Flemington Race Course. With an $8 million (AUD) prize fund the competition will be fierce.

Official Site: VRC 

Form Guide: Fox Sports 

News: Racing Post

News:  Sporting Life

Statistics: Narooma News Online 

Podcast: The And Away They Joe Show for Horse Racing 

 

Champions League: Liverpool v Atlético Madrid

Wednesday 3rd November 8PM GMT/8PM Local Time

Anfield, Liverpool

This Group B match up between two of the biggest clubs in Europe is sure to be closely fought. Atlético Madrid will be hoping to take the win after their first leg home loss to Liverpool.

Official site: UEFA

Previous Match Report: BBC Sport 

News: This Is Anfield 

Games: UEFA

Podcast: Official UEFA Champions League Podcast 

Videos: YouTube

 

NHL: Florida Panthers v Washington Capitals

Thursday 4th November 11PM GMT/7PM Local Time

FLA Live Arena, Sunrise

With the Panthers and Capitals towards or at the top of their respective divisions in the Eastern Conference, this matchup will be hotly anticipated by both the teams and fans. Who will emerge victorious?

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Little Box Cats 

Blog: Japers' Rink 

 

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks

Friday 5th November 11:30PM GMT/6:30PM Local Time

Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee

Despite coming into the new season as reigning NBA champions, the Bucks have had a slow start to the season. The Knicks, on the other hand, have only dropped one game in their last 6 - can they continue their winning run?

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Fantasy: Yahoo NBA Fantasy

Blog: Brew Hoop

Blog: Posting and Toasting 

 

Premier League: Manchester United v Manchester City 

Saturday 6th November 12:30PM GMT/12:30PM Local Time

Old Trafford, Manchester

The Red Devils host Manchester City in the first Manchester Derby of the Premier League Season. Sat 3 points behind Manchester City, can Manchester United take the win?

Merchandise: Manchester United 

Merchandise: Manchester City 

News: BBC Sport

Statistics: Premier League

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

Videos: Premier League

 

Formula 1: Mexico City Grand Prix

Sunday 7th November 1PM GMT/7PM Local Time

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Iztacalco

Round 18 of the Formula 1 World Championship takes the teams to Mexico. The teams face a challenging weekend at the high altitudes of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Viewing: Formula 1 TV

News: Planet F1 

Merchandise: Formula 1 Store

Statistics: Stats F1

Fantasy: F1 Fantasy

Blog: GP Blog

 

Photo by: Red Bull Racing

Written and information correct on 31st October 2021 at 10pm GMT

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