Another packed week of sporting action awaits between Monday 10th and Sunday 16th October, with highlights from across the globe.
The start of the Rugby League World Cup is nestled nicely within an agenda that also includes Champions League football, international cricket and three golf tournaments.
Premier League: Can Steve Cooper's contract inspire Nottingham Forest?
After slipping to the foot of the table after five straight defeats, the knives were expected to be out for Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper. However, the board instead offered the Welshman a new contract and will hope their generosity pays off on Monday when Aston Villa travel to the City Ground.
Although unbeaten in three, Villa were criticised for their negative tactics last Sunday as they drew 0-0 away at 10-man Leeds.
Steven Gerrard will expect more from his players and his side are 23/20 to win for the first time on the road in the league this season.
However, the faith shown in Cooper could inspire his Forest players and they are 12/5 to triumph.
Champions League: Can Potter maintain his magic in Milan?
Graham Potter claimed a magnificent victory in last Wednesday's 3-0 win over AC Milan and takes Chelsea to the San Siro on Tuesday in Group E.
The Blues are 13/10 to win that game in one of eight Champions League matches to be played.
Erling Haaland is just 2/5 to score at anytime when Manchester City travel to Copenhagen in Group G at 17:45, while Celtic will look for revenge against RB Leipzig on an evening that also features Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and holders Real Madrid.
Women's Football: Lionesses look to double up
There was more joy for Serena Weigman's England side on Friday as they beat the world champions the USA 2-1 on Friday.
The European champions have another chance to demonstrate their class on Tuesday when they take on the Czech Republic in Brighton.
With the World Cup taking place next year, the Lionesses look to be maintaining the form that brought so much joy over the summer and face a country that they have never lost to in three meetings.
Champions League: Rangers eye Ibrox revenge
Liverpool made it two wins from as many home games in the Champions League as they beat Rangers 2-0 last Tuesday and the Scottish side will be looking for Group A revenge on Wednesday.
The Gers showed during last season's run to the Europa League final that they are a formidable force on home turf but their price of 7/1 for the win illustrates the size of their task.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, Tottenham will hope to play with more spark than they showed in last week's drab 0-0 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt, while Barcelona are another team eyeing revenge.
They had a goal disallowed and a clear penalty waved away as they lost 1-0 to Inter Milan and the return match at the Camp Nou, which they are 4/9 to win, could be another fiery encounter.
Twenty20: England and Australia head to Canberra
The T20 World Cup 2022 is edging closer and Australia and England face off in the second of their three warm-up matches in Canberra.
Mark Wood starred as the tourists won the series opener by eight runs on Sunday taking 3-34.
The Baggy Greens will be hoping to level the series on Wednesday, with a potential decider to come on Friday.
Golf: Big names out in force around the world
As ever, Thursday is golf day and there is action on both the PGA and DP World Tours to look forward to, with each event available to follow on bet365 Live Golf Tracker.
The PGA Tour heads to Japan where home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is the defending champion at the Zozo Championship.
Matsuyama headlines a strong field, while on the DP World Tour, the Andalucia Masters is the second of four events to be staged on the Iberian peninsula in October.
Another major winner, Matthew Fitzpatrick, is the defending champion and a similarly strong party of players is likely to be present at one of the most iconic venues in the game, Valderrama.
There is also Liv Tour golf to follow, with Jeddah's Royal Greens Golf and Country Club the venue for their event, although the play in Saudi Arabia does not start until Friday.
Football: Expect excitement in the Europas
The Champions League will always have the biggest pull but purists may argue that the Europa League and Conference League offer more excitement.
That was possibly the case last Thursday, as Manchester United came from behind to win 3-2 against Cypriot cup holders Omonia Nicosia and another case of over 4.5 goals on Thursday at Old Trafford is 11/5.
Elsewhere in the Europa League, Arsenal are 9/1 to grab a repeat 3-0 win over Bodo/Glimt.
West Ham also play in the Conference League, hosting Belgian outfit Anderlecht, while Hearts face a tough trip to Italy where they take on Fiorentina, who beat them 3-0 last Thursday.
Premier League: Brentford and Brighton in need of a victory
Brentford's solid start to the season seems to have come unstuck, with them taking just one point from their last three games.
They have a chance to get back on track on Friday at home to a Brighton team still searching for their first win under new boss Roberto De Zerbi.
History is on the Seagulls' side after winning both matches last season and they are 13/10 to triumph in West London.
Twenty20 Cricket: Potential decider in Canberra
There is a second match in Canberra and regardless of how the series sits, there is sure to be plenty on the line in Australia and England's third meeting.
If Australia win on Wednesday, it will be a decider, while if they lose that match, both teams will have a greater chance to rotate heading into the T20 World Cup.
Premier League: Relegation worry for both sides at Molineux
Neither Wolves nor Nottingham Forest have enjoyed strong starts to the season and both will be eyeing next Saturday's clash at Molineux as a chance to pick up points.
Wolves are 8/13 to grab a second home league win of the campaign in one of just four matches in the Premier League on Saturday.
Both that game and the clash between Fulham and Bournemouth kick off at 15:00, while at 12:30, struggling Leicester host Crystal Palace.
Finally at 17:30, Tottenham are 1/2 to improve their Premier League title hopes when they welcome Everton to N17.
Horse Racing: Ascot extravaganza
It is horse racing's British Champions Day on Saturday, with six races at Ascot and the prize money totalling more than £4m.
Of the four Group 1 contests, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at 3.10, which Inspiral is 11/10 to win and the Champion Stakes at 4.20, where Baaeed is 999/1 to win on his final outing, both break the million pound mark.
Meanwhile, in Ireland, Leopardstown's card is headlined by the Listed Trigo Stakes at 4.20 and all the action is on Sports Live Streaming.
Rugby League: World Cup fever grips Newcastle
The Rugby League World Cup kicks off on Saturday with hosts England in action against Group A rivals Samoa at St James' Park.
Shaun Wane's men smashed Fiji 50-0 in last Friday's warm-up match and are 9/1 to win the tournament for a seventh time.
Later in the day, reigning champions Australia take on the Fijians and will be expecting to land a big victory as they target a third-straight world title.
Boxing: All-female showdown, while Wilder returns
There's a bumper night of boxing on Saturday with three huge cards to look forward to. The headline act could be the rescheduled fight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall.
Shields is the defending WBA, WBC, IBF, WBF, and The Ring female middleweight title holder and is 10/11 to win but her only loss as either a professional or amateur came against WBO champion Marshall, who is 10/11.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Deontay Wilder is back in the ring for the first time since losing his trilogy fight against Tyson Fury last October and is 1/8 to beat Robert Helenius.
Before that, Devin Haney and George Kambosos meet for a second time after the latter exercised his right to a rematch after Haney took his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles in June.
Premier League: Big guns in action
There are five more Premier League games to look forward to on Sunday, with Arsenal and Manchester United among those playing in the four 14:00 games, but the real highlight is the 16:30 kick-off.
Traditionally the first meeting of the season between Liverpool and Manchester City has been viewed as a gauge for who might win the Premier League.
However, the Reds, 12/5 to win on Sunday, have struggled for consistency this season and might be worried about coming unstuck against 1/1 City.
La Liga: El Clasico action at the Nou Camp
The Ligue 1 highlight on Sunday is Le Classique as Paris Saint-Germain host Marseille at 19:45 but the game that fixture's moniker is inspired by takes place at 15:15 when Real Madrid host Barcelona.
The pair have been practically flawless this season and look set to battle it out all the way in their bid to top the standings on 4th June.
Both are unbeaten and it looks unlikely that Barca will be able to repeat last season's 4-0 win at the Bernabeu, currently 50/1, and all the action will be part of our European Soccer Live Streaming Highlights.