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Sunday's Sport: FA Cup and NFL dominate the schedule

The FA Cup third round continues on Sunday, while the NFL regular season draws to a close with the final two playoff places still to be decided.

It is also a big day in the snooker calendar as the opening Triple Crown event of 2023, The Masters, gets underway at Alexandra Palace, while golf fans can use bet365's Live Golf Tracker to follow the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

FA Cup: City to add to Chelsea's pain again

WhatManchester City v Chelsea
WhereEtihad Stadium, Manchester
When16:30, Sunday 8th January
How to watchBBC1 and bet365's Sports Live Streaming
OddsMan City 3/10, Draw 19/4, Chelsea 8/1

In total, there are eight third-round ties scheduled in the FA Cup on Sunday, with the pick of the action coming from the Etihad Stadium, where Premier League heavyweights Manchester City and Chelsea renew their rivalry.

This will be the second meeting between the two sides in the space of just four days, with City having won Thursday's Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal from Riyad Mahrez.

Pep Guardiola's side have now won the last four meetings between the two sides to nil and their chances of repeating that trick this weekend have been enhanced by Chelsea's growing injury concerns.

Blues boss Graham Potter will be without up to 10 first-team players for the trip north and, with Chelsea having won just one of their last six matches across all competitions, the momentum appears to be with City, who are 6/5 to win the match to nil.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa face a potential banana-skin tie against League Two high-flyers Stevenage. Unai Emery's side will have home advantage for the contest and can be backed at 2/11 in the Full Time Result market.

Leeds United are the other top-flight side in action, with Jesse Marsch's team 4/5 in the Full Time Result market to claim the spoils at Championship strugglers Cardiff City.

NFL: Final playoff places up for grabs

WhatNew England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
WhereHighmark Stadium, New York State
When18:00, Sunday 8th January
How to watchSky Sports Main Event and NFL
OddsNE Patriots 27/10, BUF Bills 5/17

The NFL regular season draws to a conclusion on Sunday, with the final two playoff places still to be decided.

There is one wild card spot left apiece in both the AFC and NFC Conferences.

New England Patriots are the team in possession of that final playoff berth in the AFC and a win over the Buffalo Bills, which can be backed at 27/10 on the Money Line, will guarantee their spot in the postseason.

Anything less and the Miami Dolphins or Pittsburgh Steelers could sneak into the playoffs, with those teams facing off against the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns respectively.

In the NFC, there is a three-way battle between the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions for the final playoff spot.

The Seahawks will be up against the Los Angeles Rams, while the Packers and Lions will meet at Lambeau Field in what will be the final match of the regular season (KO 01:20).

There is also a battle going on to finish as the top seeds in both the AFC and NFC, with the Kansas City Chiefs (13-3) and the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) currently holding on to those positions.

The Eagles will guarantee first place in the NFC, and with it a first-round bye in the playoffs, if they beat the New York Giants on home turf, but the Chiefs are not guaranteed that luxury in the AFC even after their road win at the Las Vegas Raiders.

That is because of this week's cancelled game between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, with the Bills potentially taking first place on win percentage if they better the Chiefs’ result this weekend.

Snooker: Defending champion gets Masters campaign under way

WhatNeil Robertson vs Shaun Murphy
WhereAlexandra Palace, London
When13:00, Sunday 8th January
How to watchBBC2 and Eurosport 2
OddsNeil Robertson 1/3, Shaun Murphy 12/5

The Masters 2023 will get under way at Alexandra Palace on Sunday with two first-round matches taking place, beginning with defending champion Neil Robertson's clash with Shaun Murphy.

Robertson beat Barry Hawkins in last year's final to claim his second Masters title and he is 1/3 to get the better of 2015 champion Murphy in the best-of-11 frames contest.

Sunday's other match sees another former champion, Mark Selby, get his campaign started against Iran's Hossein Vafaei.

Selby has won the Masters three times and he comes into this year's event in good form following his recent victory at the English Open.

The Jester from Leicester is 4/11 to get the better of tournament debutant Vafaei, who can be backed at 11/5 in the To Win Match market.

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