One For Arthur

By Chip Kidger
13th April 2018 at 7:01pm

Saturday Seven

It’s another massive weekend of sport.

Here are Marathonbet’s seven big questions ahead of another action-packed schedule…

Who will win the Grand National?

Grand National

With One For Arthur not retuning for a crack at reclaiming his Grand National crown, the field is open for a new winner in 2018. Conditions at Aintree are expected to be clear by the time the race starts at 5:15pm, but how will intermittent rain affect the going? Read our big race tips here.

Can Guardiola salvage something from his nightmare week?

Man City will in all probability still walk away from this campaign with a respectable Premier League and League Cup double in the bag, but after derby day defeat at home to Man Utd and a spirited but ultimately fruitless Champions League second leg exit to Liverpool, the end of Guardiola’s second campaign on English soil has ultimately fallen a bit flat.

Pep will be desperate to stop the rot and remind everyone of their domestic dominance against Spurs at Wembley but may face an even longer waiting game before he can crack open the bubbly.

Can Vettel make it three in a row?

F1 moves swiftly on to China after last week’s second race of the season in Bahrain. Vettel took the honours for a second week running and will be hoping a hat-trick of wins keeps main challenger Lewis Hamilton further at bay as he looks to pip the British driver in terms of Championship titles.

Could Valencia spring a surprise at the Nou Camp?

Messi

Fans, players and the Catalan press alike were left stunned on Tuesday as Barca showed uncharacteristic mental fragility in collapsing 3-0 at Roma and making a shock exit from the Champions League. Will they suffer an almighty La Liga hangover?

Can Australia beat their own Commonwealth medal tally?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Australia have dominated the Commonwealth Games thanks to enthusiastic home support, but will they manage to outdo their impressive haul of 222 medals the last time they topped the leaderboard on home soil back in Melbourne in 2006?

Will Wolves seal the deal?

Wolves

It’s only a matter of time before Molineux will be hosting the Premier League elite with Nuno Espirito Santo’s team sitting 12 points clear of third place following their 2-0 midweek win over Derby. They will look to claim the two points they need to make it official at home to Birmingham on Sunday.

And will West Brom be officially swapping places with their rivals?

A glamour game against Man Utd would usually see the Hawthorns faithful packed to the rafters, but the famous old ground could resemble a wake on Sunday afternoon. If results go against them Saturday, a Utd win would finally put the struggling Baggies out of their misery.

All image sources from PA Images

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