This Week in Sport: 25th October − 31st October 2021

All Blacks' Beauden Barret celebrating with his teammatesThe last week of October is shaping up to be another great week for sports fans around the world. Monday marks the beginning of the ATP World Tour Erste Bank Open, which takes place in Vienna. Tuesday sees the Houston Astros take on the Atlanta Braves in the first game of the MLB World Series. The following day West Ham play Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.

On Thursday the NFL season continues as the Arizona Cardinals play host to the Green Bay Packers. The first day of the World Series of Darts Finals begins on Friday, with the 3 day event taking place in Amsterdam.

Rugby Union’s Autumn Internationals kick-off on Saturday, with Wales taking on New Zealand at home. New Zealand are in action again on Sunday, this time playing India in the T20 World Cup.


ATP World Tour: Erste Bank Open

Monday 25th October 12PM GMT/2PM Local Time

Wiener Stadthalle, Wien

A selection of the world’s top players will travel to Austria for the Erste Bank Open this week. British fans will be hoping Cameron Norrie can build on his win at Indian Wells.

Official Site: Erste Bank Open 

Merchandise: Tennis Point 

News: Erste Bank Open 

News: Tennis up to date 

Order of play: Erste Bank Open

Podcast: The Tennis Podcast 


MLB: Houston Astros v Atlanta Braves

Tuesday 26th October 12:09AM GMT (27th)/7:09PM Local Time

Minute Maid Park, Houston

The Braves made it through to this year's World Series for the first time since 1999, the Astros meanwhile have competed in 3 in the last 5 seasons. Both teams will be desperate to get off to a good start in the best of 7 winner takes all finale.

Viewing: MLB

Merchandise: MLB Shop

Blog: The Crawfish Boxes

Blog: Talking Chop

Statistics: Baseball Reference

Videos: MLB


Carabao Cup: West Ham United v Manchester City

Wednesday 27th October 6:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

London Stadium, London

Round 4 of the Carabao Cup sees Manchester City go head-to-head with West Ham. With the teams sat third and fourth in the Premier League respectively this is sure to be an exciting match up.

Official Site: EFL 

Merchandise: West Ham United 

Merchandise: Manchester City 

News: Talksport

Blog: Bitter and Blue

Blog: Brace the Hammer


NFL: Arizona Cardinals v Green Bay Packers

Thursday 28th October 00:20AM (29th) GMT/5:20PM Local Time

State Farm Stadium, Glendale

The Packers face an in-form team in the Arizona Cardinals who have won all their 7 games this season. Will the Cardinals further cement their lead at the top of NFC West, or will the Packers end their impressive winning streak?

Official site: NFL 

Statistics: ESPN

Podcast: Ross Tucker Football Podcast 

Fantasy: NFL Fantasy

Viewing: Game Pass 

Merchandise: NFL Shop


Darts: World Series of Darts Finals

Friday 29th October 6PM GMT/8PM Local Time

AFAS Live, Amsterdam Zuidoost

Classed as a PDC Premier Event, the field for the finals includes the top 8 players in the World Series of Darts rankings and a further 16 invitees. Dutch fans will be hoping Michael van Gerwen can win his fifth title.

Official site: PDC 

News: Darts News 

Blog: Darts Planet 

Merchandise: PDC Merchandise 

Podcast: Online Darts 

Statistics: Master Caller 


Autumn Nations Series: Wales v New Zealand

Saturday 30th October 4:15PM GMT/5:15PM Local Time

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

The second match of the Autumn Nations Series sees Wales play New Zealand. Wales will want to bounce back after their 23 point loss to the All Blacks in the 2019 World Cup Third Place Playoff.

Official Site: Autumn Nations Series 

News: Rugby Pass 

News:  BBC Sport 

Viewing:  Amazon

Merchandise: New Zealand 

Merchandise: Wales 


T20 World Cup: India v New Zealand

Sunday 31st October 2PM GMT/6PM Local Time

Dubai International Stadium, Dubai

This super 12 match-up between these two T20 powerhouses is undoubtedly one of the most exciting prospects of this stage of the competition. A must win for India, can New Zealand cause an upset?

Official Site: T20 World Cup 

Stats: ESPN Cricinfo 

Video: T20 World Cup 

Fantasy: ICC T20 Fantasy

Blog: CricViz 

Podcast: The Cricket Podcast 


Photo by: All Blacks

Written and information correct on 24th October 2021 at 10pm GMT

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