“This is a big weekend for us and I think our preparation has been outstanding,” declared Frank Eaves. “We are ready to battle for one another this weekend.” There’s a top versus bottom double-header on today and tomorrow as Leicester Riders welcome Manchester Giants before joining them on the trip up the M6 for the return fixture less than 24 hours later.
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle will be looking to keep up the pressure before the league leaders are in action as they take on Bristol Flyers at Sport Central tonight with a perfect record against Andreas Kapoulas’ side.
Meanwhile, London Lions aim to build on Wednesday’s victory over top-four rivals, Sheffield, as they visit Worcester Wolves who can cut the gap with victory.
The Raiders could find themselves back into the top four if they pull off a double-winning weekend on the road.
Also this weekend, the Yorkshire derby is renewed with the head-to-head on the line between Leeds Force and DBL Sharks Sheffield having split their two games so far this season.