Stag Weekends Weekend Preview 26th August

It's a bank holiday weekend, lads! They don't come around too often, so make sure you savour it.

Whether you're out on the lash or entertaining the family, there's plenty of sport to fit into your weekend plans that you may want to keep on top of. Allow us to point you in the right direction, so that you don't miss anything.

Premier League Round 3

It's only week three of the Premier League season, but it already feels like it was never away'how did we cope without it? There are more mouth-watering games to get stuck into this week as pressure already begins on some managers.

Saturday lunchtime sees Liverpool head to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur. Jurgen Klopp's side suffered a setback at Burnley last week, but Spurs will be a tough nut to crack, having not lost so far this season.

After only two games, Arsenal face a must-win match against Watford. The Gunners have failed to win in the opening weeks and pressure is firmly on Arsene Wenger to deliver a result to ensure Arsenal aren't out of the title race by September!

Hull City host Man United in the Saturday evening game. Both sides have a 100% record so far, which is even more impressive for the Tigers considering Mike Phelan only has 13 fit senior players to choose from. Jose Mourinho will be confident that his side can put a stop to the early season party at the KCOM, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic already settled into life at United.

Second ODI

England take on Pakistan in the Second One Day International at Lord's on Saturday as the look to extend their lead in the series. Alastair Cook's side won the first ODI by 44 runs using the Duckworth Lewis method after a rain interrupted match at the Ageas Bowl.

A fantastic bowling performance from England in the first match restricted the tourists to a score of 260. Jason Roy and Joe Root both reached Half centuries to help England reach their revised target, and another well rounded display from England should see them a 2-0 lead in the series.

Belgian Grand Prix

The Formula One season has taken a back seat over the last month since Lewis Hamilton won at the German Grand Prix to take top spot in the standings from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg will have an opportunity to regain top spot in the standings as Hamilton is likely to have to start the race with a grid penalty. The penalty is due to Hamilton having more than the allowed engine parts earlier in the season, but the British driver is still aiming for a win even if he is penalised. Sounds like it could be an intriguing race!

US Open Begins

Monday sees the final major of the year get underway at Flushing Meadows in New York. The draw for the tournament is yet to be made as some qualifying is still to take place over the weekend, but it is clear who the favourites will be.

Great Britain's Andy Murray goes into the tournament full of confidence despite his career best 22-match unbeaten run coming to an end against Marin Cilic in the Cincinnati Masters Final. Murray has had a stellar year; winning Wimbledon for the second time as well as his second Olympic gold medal.

His biggest threat to a US Open pursuit will be reigning champion Novak Djokovic. The Serb has had another outstanding year, having already collected the Australian Open and French Open title!

Image Credits: Twitter, England Cricket, Nico Rosberg, Sky Sports

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Date Posted: Friday 26th August 2016

Author: George Crewe

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