No six nations? No problem

By Liam Coleman contact

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There may be a break from the RBS 6 Nations rugby this weekend, but there is still football, boxing and Premiership rugby union to show in the pub over the coming days.

Rugby union: Bath v Wasps (Saturday, 3pm) - BT Sport 2

How do you solve the problem of the 3pm football blackout? The same way as you solve the problem surrounding a lack of Six Nations rugby. By showing a match between two sides battling to finish in the top four of rugby's premiership.

Football: Liverpool v Arsenal (Saturday, 5.30pm) - BT Sport 1

After the rugby, the fight for football's top four spots in the table is the focus. Both Liverpool and Arsenal's form has stuttered of late, and supporters of both teams will be desperate to see their side triumph. Some 38% of those that watch live sport in a pub stay after the match has finished and this represents a great chance to bring in customers ahead of Saturday night.

Boxing: David Haye v Tony Bellew (Saturday, 6pm) - Sky Sports Box Office

Fans of boxing won't want to miss David Haye's much-publicised fight with Tony Bellew at London's O2 Arena on Saturday night. The fight has a strong undercard of fights before the main bout, meaning you will be able to keep customers in for a sustained period on Saturday night. So if you are showing the fight, promote it both through traditional methods and targeted social media to capitalise on it.

Football: Sunderland v Manchester City (Sunday, 4pm) - Sky Sports 1

Sunday's 4pm kick off is a vital match at both ends of the table. Manchester City will be hoping to keep pace with the league's runaway leaders, Chelsea, but Sunderland are in a fierce relegation battle and can't afford to drop points.

Football: West Ham v Chelsea (Monday, 8pm) - Sky Sports 1

Monday night's football takes place in West Ham's London Stadium and sees what is likely to be a fiery derby between West Ham and Chelsea. Monday night can be a quiet night for pubs so this is a great chance to compensate for that with a steady boost in trade.

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