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Monday's Sport: In-form Championship duo see the Light

With the World Cup taking a break before the semi-finals later in the week, Championship football takes centre stage on Monday.

The English Open snooker gets underway at the Brentwood Centre in Essex, with Australian Neil Robertson defending his title, while, weather permitting, there should be some racing to follow on our Sports Live Streaming platform.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the New England Patriots head to Glendale to take on the Arizona Cardinals, with both sides looking like missing out on the NFL play-offs this season.

The Pats currently stand at 6-6 in the AFC East and have an outside chance of snatching a Wildcard spot, while the Cards are pretty much down and out at 4-8 in the NFC West.

Championship: In-form sides meet on Wearside

What: Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion, Championship
Where: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
When: 20:00, Monday 12th December 2022
How to watch: Sky Sports Football & Main Event
Odds: Sunderland 19/10, Draw 9/4, West Brom 6/4

Sunderland have won three of their last four games in the Championship and will hope to continue that upturn in form when they play host to West Brom on Monday evening.

The Black Cats have moved themselves into contention for a play-off spot by impressing in recent games, with their most recent outing seeing them win 3-0 against Millwall at the Stadium of Light.

Visitors Albion, meanwhile, are still down in the bottom three, but they won their last three games without conceding a goal before taking a break and will head to Wearside with confidence rising.

Blackpool, QPR and Stoke City were all put to the sword as former Huddersfield Town head coach Carlos Corberan started to make his mark at The Hawthorns.

With the Baggies not having played at all for exactly a month, they are 3/1 to win by a one-goal margin, while a 1-1 draw is available at 5/1.

These two sides last met in the Premier League during the 2016/17 season, with the clash at the Stadium of Light ending in a 1-1 draw.

Snooker: Robertson has English Open pedigree

What: English Open
Where: Brentwood Centre, Essex, England
When: Monday 12th December - Sunday 18th December 2022
How to watch: Eurosport and bet365 Sports Live Streaming
Odds: Neil Robertson 4/1, Ronnie O'Sullivan 5/1, Judd Trump 11/2, Mark Selby 11/1, Kyren Wilson 16/1

2010 world champion Neil Robertson is the defending champion as the English Open starts on Monday at a fifth new venue in seven years - the Brentwood Centre in Essex.

The Australian left-hander beat John Higgins 9-8 in a thriller last season, having been edged out by the same scoreline by Judd Trump 12 months earlier.

Given that recent record, it is no surprise to see Robertson much fancied in the outright market to retain his title and he starts his campaign against Welshman Andrew Pagett at lunchtime on Monday.

This tournament seems to attract the very cream of the sport as champions, with Liang Wenbo, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stuart Bingham and Mark Selby on the roll of honour before Trump and Robertson triumphed in the last two years.

This is the third tournament of the Home Nations Series, with Mark Allen having won the Northern Ireland Open on home soil, before Englishman Gary Wilson claimed his first ranking title at the Scottish Open.

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