Two teams that finished comfortably mid-table last season, both Sale and Northampton would have hoped to kick on this season. However, both have shown frailties in the early weeks of the season so will be looking to get back on track this weekend.
Having both made strong starts to the season, Scarlets and Ulster will be looking to continue those hot beginnings. A win for Scarlets would see them leapfrog Ulster into second in the table but Ulster could pull away with a win.
The two sides will know each other extremely well having played each other earlier this month in the Premiership Rugby Cup in an encounter in which Bristol came out on top.
Despite the problems the All Blacks are showing at the moment, this has all the makings of a game where they can reclaim some of their lost form. New Zealand have never lost to Italy and in their 13 matches against one another, Italy have scored 128 points, whereas New Zealand have scored 754.
The young gun Yadong Song makes his third UFC appearance in front of his home fans and welcomes Vince Morales for his UFC debut after Frank Saenz had to withdraw with an injury.
Li Jingliang fights again on home soil but has suffered hampered preparations after Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos pulled out of the fight with injury. Fortunately, David Zawada has stepped up on late notice once again as he seeks his first UFC win.
A colossal clash between a heavyweight veteran and a prodigy takes up the co-main event. Alistair Overeem welcomes Sergey Pavlovich for his UFC debut as the legend is looking to find the 44th win of his MMA career whereas Pavlovich is looking to find the weathered chin of Overeem.
The UFC heads to Beijing for the first time, headlined by two brutish heavyweights. Curtis Blaydes is seeking vengeance on Francis Ngannou who was collecting scalps in devastating fashion. However, Blaydes has all the form now as well as eyes on a title shot.
Cape Town Blitz produced a superb comeback in their last match to win their second consecutive match although a couple of individual performances may have masked some issues within the team.
There is little doubting that the Tshwane Spartans have the best batting line-up when they will have all of their players available to them, but their weak bowling attack counteracts that to a degree. Their matches will almost certainly all be shootouts because of that, and they may struggle against the better, more balanced teams.
India play their first match on the tour to Australia and they come with big expectations to succeed in all three formats of the game while the hosts experience something of a crisis. This is one of the most difficult times in Australian cricketing history for the national team and this will be another serious test for them.
Bitter London rivals Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora put on one of the fights of the year back in 2016. Two years and four fights later, they meet again at the O2 Arena to bury the hatchet once and for all.
Both of these teams lost their opening matches but it is the Paarl Rocks who had far more reason to be optimistic. They are loaded with quality in their batting line-up specifically and should have far too much firepower for a weakened Jozi Stars’ outfit.
With the league’s top three sides all playing away in GW13, picking a captain is a difficult task for FPL bosses. Mohamed Salah scored a late winner for Egypt last Friday, while Sergio Aguero is yet to be selected for an Argentina squad this campaign. Anthony Martial pulled out of France duty amid a rake of international break injuries, while Richarlison travelled with Brazil despite a picking up a groin problem in GW12.