It’s being billed as the “battle of the English sporting giants,” as leading players from Football and Rugby Union go head to head.
Manchester City and Saracens are set to compete in the ‘Overcome the Odds’ series, which has been created by Betsafe, who sponsor both of the sides.
Taking part for the runaway Premier League leaders are Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, Danilo and Nicolas Otamendi, while Jamie George, Richard Barrington, Schalk Burger and Ben Spencer participate for the current European Rugby champions.
Two former stars return to captain the two sides, with ex Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given and ex Saracens forward Jim Hamilton taking charge respectively.
Nicola Fitton, Managing Director for Betsafe UK, Ireland and ROW, said: “Football vs Rugby is a debate that is had throughout the UK.
“As Manchester City and Saracens are both at the top of their respective sports, we wanted to push them both as far as we could to find out if they have what it takes to Overcome The Odds in a series of fun and engaging situations, which will be unveiled across the next few weeks. Betsafe are immensely proud of our association with both clubs.”
Part one of the series is titled ‘The Drop,’ and sees Man City players tasked with controlling balls of different shapes and sizes, which are being dropped from 20ft, and trapping them into a tiny marked out space to complete the challenge.
Future challenges will see players taking shots at goal in the face of a wind machine and catching balls through a wall of smoke.
You can watch Manchester City compete in The Drop below.