A Look ahead to the weekend

Some fans at the Investec London Cup 2014

England's final matches take place this weekend with Ireland and Scotland next in the firing line for our Men and Women respectively.

England's Men's last match of the round-robin is against Ireland on Saturday 12 July at 12:00. England have played Ireland 100 times, most recently at the Nations Cup in Reading earlier this year - back then it was a decisive 3-0 victory, but this weekend’s test matches will likely give a clearer indicator of how Ireland might play in London next week. England have scored 262 goals to Ireland’s 112, two of which came from Ashley Jackson at the Nations Cup.

Later that day England's Women will take on Scotland on Saturday, in the final match of the women's round-robin at 17:15. These two last played each other at the Trifinance EuroHockey Nations Championship in Belgium last year, where England defender Sam Quek scored the goal that gave England the victory. Out of 110 games, England have won just under 100 of them, so they stand a good chance of running out the victors in London.

After the final round-robin game comes the classification matches, and the results from these first games determines whether England will be fighting for third or first place. How do you think these games will play out? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook, then come down to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre this weekend and cheer on the squad!

The Investec London Cup is the first event to be hosted on England Hockey's new Olympic legacy venue, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. England's Men and Women will be playing against South Africa, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and with tickets still available it should be a great day out for the whole family!