Skip to content
There is another fantastic day of sporting action to get stuck into on Saturday
  1. Football

Friday's Sport: Draw specialists Leeds head for Villa Park

Premier League action takes centre stage on Friday evening as Leeds make the trip to the midlands to face an Aston Villa side smarting from an FA Cup exit to fourth tier opposition.

Jesse Marsch's side have drawn their last three games in all competitions and will be searching for just a fifth league win of the season at a ground which has been good to them in recent times. 

There's a monster clash in Serie A, too, while Leicester Tigers head for Clermont in rugby's Champions Cup and the remaining semi-final spots are up for grabs at The Masters snooker at Alexandra Palace. 

Premier League: Leeds have happy memories at Villa Park

WhatAston Villa v Leeds
WhereVilla Park, Birmingham
When20.00, Friday 13th January
How to watchSky Sports
OddsAston Villa 10/11, Draw 13/5, Leeds 3/1

Aston Villa were on the receiving end of an FA Cup upset last week as they crashed out at the expense of League Two side Stevenage. After a bright start under Unai Emery, the Villans have now won only one of their last four in all competitions.

Leeds had to come from 2-0 down themselves to rescue a replay at Championship side Cardiff in the cup - their third straight stalemate.

The Whites are unbeaten in their last three visits to Villa Park, winning two, but are seeking a first Premier League win in five games. 

Leeds have let seven goals go past them in the four Premier League matches since the World Cup, while prior to that they were involved in a couple of 4-3 scorelines - a win against Bournemouth and a loss to Tottenham. Over 3.5 Total Goals is 2/1 for this Villa Park showdown 

Serie A: Old Lady get chance to close gap

WhatNapoli v Juventus
WhereDiego Armando Maradona Stadium, Naples
When19.45, Friday 13th January
How to watchBT Sport & bet365 live Sports Streaming Service
OddsNapoli 10/11, Draw 5/2, Juventus 3/1

Napoli are setting a strong pace in Serie A, with a seven-point cushion over Juventus and AC Milan heading into the weekend. 

They could take a big step towards title glory if they can overcome Juventus on home soil, with a home win 10/11 in the Full Time Result market. Juve arrive into this contest on the back of six league wins in a row.

It is, though, a clash between the Italian top flight's two meanest defences, with just 20 goals conceded between them across 17 games each this season. A scoreless draw in Naples is priced at 17/2.

Champions Cup: Tigers enter Clermont den

WhatClermont v Leicester
WhereStade Marcel-Michelin, Clermont
When20.00, Friday 13th January
How to watchBT Sport 
OddsClermont 2/5, Leicester 21/10, Draw 20/1

Clermont may not be the force of old but they still represent a tough challenge and they are in real need of a Champions Cup win when Leicester Tigers come calling.

Leicester are third in Pool B, while Clermont are eighth after one win against South African side DHL Stormers from two games. 

This will be both sides' penultimate pool-stage match, with the top eight outfits from each of the two 12-team pools qualifying for the last 16.

The Tigers suffered heavy losses to Newcastle and Sale in their last two Premiership outings and are 21/10 to rebound with a win in what is routinely a cauldron-like atmosphere at the Stade Marcel-Michelin.

The Masters: Trump needs to raise the stakes

WhatBarry Hawkins v Judd Trump
WhereAlexandra Palace, London
When13.00, Friday 13th January
How to watchBBC2 & Eurosport
OddsBarry Hawkins 7/4, Judd Trump 4/9

The remaining two spots in the semi-finals of The Masters will be decided before enthralled audiences in London on Friday.

First up at 13:00 will be 7/4 Barry Hawkins taking on 2019 winner Judd Trump, priced at 4/9 To Win Match in their best-of-11 clash.

The duo could hardly have won their openers in more contrasting fashion.

Hawkins dismantled the in-form player of the season Mark Allen in a 6-0 whitewash, producing a masterclass of safety play in doing so.

Trump, meanwhile, trailed for much of a scrappy clash with Ryan Day and was within a whisker of going out when the Welsh ace attempted to cut a match-winning black into the corner pocket. 

The Bristol potter edged the verdict 6-5 but will have to be much sharper here if he's going to continue his pursuit of a first Triple Crown title since he won the World Championship in 2019.

At 19:00, former world champions Shaun Murphy and Stuart Bingham will be on the baize at Ally Pally. 

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy