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This week's sport: Australian Open concludes as FA Cup continues

There's another busy week ahead as the Australian Open draws to a close, while the FA Cup returns and there's also horse racing action from Cheltenham.

By Sunday, we'll know who has been crowned Australian Open champion in the women's and men's tournaments after two gruelling weeks in Melbourne. 

Those fond of a giant-killing can feast on some fourth round FA Cup fixtures with several lower league sides looking to pull off a shock, while the semi-finals of the EFL Cup are also on the agenda. 

Horse racing fans will have eyes on Cheltenham for Festival Trials Day on Saturday, with every race available to watch on bet365's Sports Live Streaming. 

There are also two golf tournaments to look forward to in the USA and Dubai and you can follow those on the Live Golf Tracker.

Monday 23rd January

Australian Open: Djokovic aims to see off home star

WhatAustralian Open
WhereMelbourne Park, Australia
WhenMonday 16th January - Sunday 29th January
How to watchEurosport 1 & 2, discovery+ & bet365's Sports Live Streaming
OddsMen’s: Novak Djokovic 1/1, Stefanos Tsitsipas 11/4, Sebastian Korda 13/2, Holger Rune 17/2
Women's: Aryna Sabalenka 10/3, Elena Rybakina 3/1, Caroline Garcia 6/1, Jessica Pegula 10/3

Novak Djokovic, a record nine-time winner of the Australian Open, takes on Alex de Minaur in the fourth round on Monday. 

De Minaur is the only remaining Australian in the competition - male or female - but he's never made it further than this stage of his home Slam. 

Djokovic can be backed at 1/1 to win the tournament and he's 5/4 to win 3-0 in the Set Betting market, having only dropped one set so far in Melbourne, and that came when he struggled with injury in a 3-1 triumph over Enzo Couacaud. 

Meanwhile, fifth seed Andrey Rublev takes on ninth seed Holger Rune, Roberto Bautista Agut faces Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton meets JJ. Wolf. 

In the women's draw, fourth seed Caroline Garcia, who is 9/2 To Win Outright, goes up against Magda Linette.  

Semi-finalist Karolina Pliskova squares off against Zhang Shuai, fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka faces Belinda Bencic and Donna Vekic goes up against Linda Fruhvirtova.

Premier League: Cottagers look to pile pressure on Spurs

WhatFulham v Tottenham
WhereCraven Cottage, London
When20:00, Monday 23rd January 2023
How to watchSky Sports Main Event/Premier League
OddsFulham 9/4, Draw 11/4, Tottenham 11/10

Round 21 of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign concludes on Monday night when Fulham welcome Tottenham to Craven Cottage. 

The Cottagers have won their last two outings against sides from the capital, beating Chelsea and Crystal Palace. 

However, they've lost the other three, going down to Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham. 

Revenge will be on the mind of the west London outfit when Spurs, who earned a 2-1 victory in the reverse game, land at Craven Cottage. 

But Tottenham will be desperate to bounce back after throwing away a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at Manchester City on Thursday. 

Spurs have only lost three games on the road this term and those defeats have come at the hands of Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Tuesday 24th January

EFL Cup: Magpies seeking advantage at Saints

WhatSouthampton v Newcastle
WhereSt Mary’s, Southampton
When20:00, Tuesday 24th January 2023
How to watchSky Sports Main Event
OddsSouthampton 4/1, Draw 13/5, Newcastle 3/4

It's the Carabao Cup semi-final stage and the competition looks wide open. 

Southampton and Newcastle square off at St Mary's in the first leg of their last-four tie on Tuesday. Saints are no strangers to this stage of a domestic cup competition, having reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup twice since 2017/18 and they were runners-up in 2016/17. 

Newcastle haven't featured in a semi-final since 2004/05 when they lost 4-1 against Manchester United in the FA Cup. 

The Magpies have already earned a 4-1 win over Southampton in the league this campaign. Newcastle can be backed at 6/4 to win the EFL Cup with Southampton priced at 11/1.

Wednesday 25th January

EFL Cup: Forest face formidable United

WhatNottingham Forest v Manchester United
WhereCity Ground, Nottingham
When20:00, Wednesday 25th January 2023
How to watchSky Sports Main Event
OddsNottingham Forest 9/2, Draw 11/4, Manchester United 4/6

Nottingham Forest are certainly surprise candidates to be at this stage of the EFL Cup after struggling for results in the league, although they do appear to have steadied the ship of late. 

After beating Wolves on penalties in the quarter-finals, Forest have been handed a tough two-legged tie with a Manchester United side on the up. 

The Red Devils have really come into their own in recent weeks and they ran out 3-0 winners when hosting Forest in the league in December. 

Forest's last home win over United came back in 1992, losing three and drawing two in the meantime. United are 5/6 to win the EFL Cup with Nottingham Forest available at 14/1.

PGA Tour: Rose returning to Torrey Pines

WhatFarmers Insurance Open
WhereTorrey Pines North Course, Torrey Pines South Course
WhenWednesday 25th January - Saturday 28th January
How to watchSky Sports Golf and bet365’s Golf Live Tracker

The 2023 Farmers Insurance Open gets going at Torrey Pines on Wednesday and plenty of familiar faces are set to be on show. 

Justin Rose, who won the 2019 edition, has already announced his intention to head to San Diego, while Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Collin Mowikawa, Tony Finau, Max Homa and Hideki Matsuyama are among the others to have committed. 

American Luke List claimed the title in 2022 after beating compatriot Will Zalatoris in the playoff. 

As always, you can follow the action on bet365's Live Golf Tracker.

Thursday 26th January

Copa del Rey: Madrid derby tops the bill

The quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey continue on Thursday with the standout tie seeing local rivals Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid. 

Real, priced 5/2 to win the competition, haven't lifted the trophy since 2014 and they'll have to overcome their cross-city rivals Atleti, who are 6/1 to go all the way, at the Bernabeu.  

Los Blancos have already beaten Atletico Madrid this season, running out 2-1 winners at the Metropolitano Stadium in September. Valencia will also hope to put their La Liga struggles to one side when they host Atlhetic Bilbao at 19:00.

Friday 27th January

International Cricket: England begin South Africa tour

WhatSouth Africa v England, ODI
WhereMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
When11:00, Friday 27th January 2023
How to watchSky Sports Cricket

Just over a month after sealing a historic Test series win in Pakistan, England are on the road again when they set their sights on a one-day success in South Africa. 

Jos Buttler's side are scheduled for a three-match ODI series with the Proteas and the first of those matches takes place on Friday. 

South Africa lost their three-match ODI series in India 2-1 when last seen, having won the opener by nine runs before suffering successive seven-wicket defeats.

Saturday 28th January

WhatCheltenham Trials Day
WhereCheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham
When12.10 -16.10, Saturday 28th January 2023
How to watchITV & bet365’s Sports Live Streaming

Horse Racing: Prestbury Park hosts Trials Day

With the 2023 Cheltenham Festival set to run between 14th March and 17th March, Saturday's Trials Day offers a welcome appetiser. 

There are eight races scheduled at Prestbury Park with the opening JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle due off at 12.10, while The SSS Super Alloys Handicap Hurdle is set to close out the card at 16.10. 

The Cotswold Chase, which is due off at 14.25, is the feature race and you can follow the action on bet365's Sports Live Streaming.

FA Cup: Potential upsets on the cards

WhatWalsall v Leicester
WhereBescot Stadium, Walsall
When12:30, Saturday 28th January 2023
How to watchBBC iPlayer 
OddsWalsall 15/2, Draw 15/4, Leicester 4/11

There are 10 fourth round FA Cup ties lined up for Saturday and several opportunities for minnows to earn a shock result. 

League Two Walsall welcome Premier League strugglers Leicester to the Bescot Stadium in the early 12:30 kick off. 

At 15:00, Championship duo Sunderland and Blackpool are also looking for top-flight scalps when they travel to Fulham and Southampton respectively. 

Preston host Tottenham at 18:00 and there's a potential banana skin for Manchester United when Reading visit Old Trafford at 20:00.

Sunday 29th January

FA Cup: Wrexham looking to extend dream run

WhatWrexham v Sheffield United
WhereRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
When14:30 Sunday 29th January 2023
How to watchBBC 1
OddsWrexham 3/1, Draw 11/4, Sheffield United 4/5

Wrexham haven't been short of headlines over the past couple of years after Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchased the Welsh club. 

They are pushing for promotion from the National League but that hasn't prevented them from also enjoying a run in the FA Cup. 

The Red Dragons sealed a dramatic 4-3 win over Coventry in round three and now they welcome Championship promotion hopefuls Sheffield United to the Racecourse Ground. 

That's one of three games lined up on Sunday and is due to kick off at 16:30, with defending champions Liverpool heading to Brighton at 13:30 and Stevenage, who knocked out Aston Villa, travelling to Stoke at 14:00.

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