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Friday's Sport: In-form West Brom look to dent Burnley's title hopes

Day five of the Australian Open headlines Friday's sporting action, while the Bundesliga also returns after a two-month break and there is a major match-up in the Championship.

RB Leipzig host league leaders Bayern Munich in a mouthwatering Bundesliga clash, while Championship leaders Burnley face a tricky tie in the English second tier as they try to keep in-form West Bromwich Albion at bay. 

Australian Open: Medvedev eyes third final in a row

WhatSebastian Korda v Daniil Medvedev
WhereMelbourne Park, Melbourne
When09:30, Friday 20th January 2023
How to watchEurosport, discovery+ and bet365 Sports Live Streaming
OddsSebastian Korda 7/2, Daniil Medvedev 1/5

Russia's Daniil Medvedev will continue his quest for a first Australian Open title when he faces Sebastian Korda in the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday. 

The world number eight has already beaten Marcos Giron and home favourite John Millman Down Under, while Korda has battled past Chile's Cristian Garin and Yosuke Watanuki. 

Korda will hope to continue his recent form, having reached the final of the Adelaide International earlier this month. 

He lost to Novak Djokovic in the final, but he will take huge confidence from his recent outings. Medvedev ended 2022 on a sour note after some poor results, but he has reached the final in Melbourne in the previous two editions of the Australian Open. 

The 26-year-old is 12/5 to win 3-1, while those who fancy a closer game can back a 3-2 Medvedev victory at 5/1

Bundesliga: German top-flight returns in style

WhatRB Leipzig v Bayern Munich
WhereRed Bull Arena, Leipzig
When19:30, Friday 20th January 2023
How to watchSky Sports Mix
OddsRB Leipzig 11/4, Draw 10/3, Bayern Munich 4/5

Fans of the Bundesliga do not have to wait any longer for domestic action, as reigning champions Bayern Munich travel to RB Leipzig on Friday evening. 

Julian Nagelsmann's side have a four-point cushion over second-placed SC Freiburg, but Leipzig are only six points behind the Bavarians. 

Leipzig are unbeaten in their last eight in the Bundesliga, and they will hope the league's top scorer, Christopher Nkunku, can add to his tally against Bayern, with the forward scoring twice in Leipzig's last two meetings with the German giants. 

After such a long break, it is tough to pick a winner from Friday's tie, but goals should be expected at the Red Bull Arena. 

Over 3.5 goals at 1/1 should be considered, and that bet would have been successful in four of the last five meetings between the two clubs. 

Championship: Promotion hopefuls collide at Turf Moor

WhatBurnley v West Brom
WhereTurf Moor, Burnley
When20:00, Friday 20th January 2023
How to watchSky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football
OddsBurnley 11/10, Draw 11/5, West Brom 11/4

Burnley's title credentials will be put to the test on Friday when they welcome West Brom to Turf Moor in the Championship. 

The Clarets have set the standard in the Championship this season, with Vincent Kompany's side five points clear of Sheffield United in second, while they are 16 clear of third-placed Watford. 

West Brom are starting to build some momentum under Carlos Corberan after winning seven of their previous nine, and they have only lost one of their last five on the road. 

Burnley, who are unbeaten at home this season, should be tough to break down, but it is hard to overlook West Brom's upturn in fortunes under Corberan. 

A 1-1 draw catches the eye at 5/1, which was the exact score of the last meeting in September. The previous three clashes between the pair have all ended level and Friday's contest might well be no different. 

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