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Saturday 2nd May: What sport is on?

| 01.05.2020

It’s the first weekend of the month, and there’s plenty more sport coming to get May underway.

Here’s your one-stop guide to this weekend’s sport…


It’s quite a big one in America this Saturday evening, with the 2020 Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The race is usually a precursor to September’s Kentucky Derby, and there’ll actually be two Arkansas Derby races this year, for the first time ever. The race organisers have split the race into Division 1 and Division 2 contests.

The Division 1 race goes off at 23:29, with the unbeaten Charlatan the odds-on favourite. Division 2 is the final race of the night at 00:43, with Nadal and King Guillermo among the favourites.

It’s all part of a huge 14-race card, which gets underway at 18:00.

Cards at Tampa Bay (17:20) and Gulfstream (17:45) will play second fiddle in the evening, before meetings at Remington Park (00:00) and Los Alamitos (02:00) take us through to early on Sunday.

There’s a host of meetings in Australia early on Saturday, including Ladbrokes Park (02:55), Ascot AU (03:53), Randwick (02:40) and Emerald (03:02).

Saturday daytime racing comes from Scandinavia and Asia, with Halmstad (10:10), Fukushima (13:50), Tokyo (14:10), Orebro (13:10) among others.


There’s plenty more from the Belarusian Vysshaya League, with three games on Saturday and four on Sunday.

Early league leaders Slutsk are in action on Saturday afternoon. They’re 17/4 to win away at Dinamo Minsk (4/7). On Sunday, BATE are 1/3 favourites to win at home to Neman Grodno (8/1).

We’ve also got four games from the Taiwan Premier League on Sunday morning, with the most competitive-looking fixture being Taiwan Steel (6/5) versus Taichung FUTURO (31/20).


The Darts continues this weekend too, with more from the Modus Icons of Darts and the PDC Home Tour.

In the Home Tour, Ricky Evans heads up Group 16. The 29-year-old is odds-on to win each of his matches versus Jeff Smith, Martin Atkins and Christian Bunse.


There’s plenty more Esports on the way this weekend, including more contests in the DOTA and League of Legends divisions.

We’ve got three more contests on the way in the DOTA WEPLAY! Pushka League, including HellRaisers (5/6) versus VP.Prodigy (5/6) at 12:00, and OG (1/5) versus OG.Seed (7/2) at 15:00.

There are four matches in the Overwatch League, including New York Excelsior (13/8) against Shanghai Dragons (4/9) at 11:00.

And there’s plenty more from the League of Legends, plus eight battles in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One: Road to Rio league, including forZe (11/10) versus Team Spirit (2/3) at 14:00.


There’s plenty more Virtual on-track racing this weekend, including Supercup, Formula E’s Stay at Home challenge, The Race, iIndycar, Virtual Grand Prix and Virtual NASCAR.

View the latest sports odds.

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.