Skip to content
  1. Football

Saturday's Sport: Women's champion to be crowned Down Under

Elena Rybakina and Aryna Sabalenka will battle it out in the women's Australian Open final on Saturday, while there is also football, rugby union and golf to get stuck into.

After the events in Melbourne are decided, there are then no less than 11 FA Cup fourth round matches to take in across the day, while there is also plenty of rugby union action on offer. 

There is also the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA Tour and, as always, you can follow what is happening in California via bet365's Live Golf Tracker

Australian Open: Stage set for women's final

WhatElena Rybakina v Aryna Sabalenka
WhereMelbourne Park, Australia
When08:00, Saturday 28th December
How to watchEurosport & Discovery+
OddsElena Rybakina 11/10, Aryna Sabalenka 4/5

The women's Australian Open has reached the final and it will be either the name of Elena Rybakina or Aryna Sabalenka engraved onto the famous trophy at Melbourne Park. 

Fifth seed Sabalenka will be featuring in her first Grand Slam singles final and she has looked impressive en route to the showpiece event, as she is yet to drop a set. 

Reigning Wimbledon champion Rybakina has only dropped one set, that coming against Danielle Collins in round three, but she also has the scalp of world number one Iga Swiatek after dispatching the pole in round four. 

Sabalenka has won all three previous meetings against Rybakina, all of those in three sets, and the Belarusian is 11/4 to win 2-1 in Set Betting.  

FA Cup: Ince makes Old Trafford return

WhatManchester United v Reading
WhereOld Trafford, Manchester
When20:00, Saturday 28th December
How to watchITV4, ITVX & bet365's Sports Live Streaming service
OddsMan Utd 1/7, Draw 7/1, Reading 16/1

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince will take his Reading side to Old Trafford on Saturday evening to take on the Red Devils in the fourth round of the FA Cup. 

Although the Royals are down in 14th in the Championship, they are only five points adrift of the playoff positions and the club are dreaming of a return to the Premier League, with the Berkshire-based outfit 50/1 To Be Promoted. 

Thoughts of promotion will be put to one side as Reading face a daunting FA Cup trip to Old Trafford, a venue they have never tasted success at in 11 attempts. 

Ince did play for United from 1989-1995, winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cups amongst other silverware, but his Reading side have won just one of their last 10 away assignments and are expected to struggle on their travels again. 

The Red Devils have won their last 10 home matches across all competitions - scoring 26 goals and keeping seven clean sheets - and the 4/5 on the hosts To Win to Nil is hard to ignore.

Elsewhere in the FA Cup, Accrington Stanley host Leeds and Leicester travel to Walsall, both 12:30 kick-offs that are available on bet365's Sports Live Streaming service, while Fulham's visit of Sunderland is one of seven games kicking off at 15:00.  

At 18:00, Tottenham head to Deepdale to face Preston and this clash is also available to watch on the Sports Live Streaming platform.  

Rugby Union: Sarries looking to cement top spot

WhatSaracens v Bristol
WhereStoneX Stadium, London
When15:00, Saturday 28th December
How to watchPRTV
OddsSaracens 1/4, Tie 25/1, Bristol 3/1

Saracens have been the dominant force in the Gallagher Premiership this season, winning 11 of their 12 matches to sit nine points clear at the top of the standings. 

Next up for Sarries is Saturday's visit of rock-bottom Bristol, who are on a two-game winning streak heading into the contest after victories over Zebre and Perpignan in the European Challenge Cup. 

However, the Bears lost their last Premiership fixture, going down 23-7 at London Irish, and they will find life difficult against a Saracens side that have won their last three home fixtures across all competitions. 

PGA Tour: California set for thrilling finish

WhatFarmers Insurance Open - Final round
WhereTorrey Pines, California
WhenSaturday 28th December
How to watchSky Sports & bet365's Live Golf Tracker
Odds Jon Rahm 6/5, Sam Ryder 5/2, Tony Finau 13/2

Jon Rahm has put himself in the running for a third consecutive PGA Tour victory after moving two shots off the lead ahead of the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open. 

Battling back from a tough start on the opening day, the Spaniard finds himself in second place behind overnight frontrunner Sam Ryder going into Saturday’s play.

bet365 uses cookies

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