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This Week's Sport: Plenty on offer across action-packed week

The battle for Australian Open glory begins in Melbourne on Monday, while there is also plenty of football action across the biggest leagues and the conclusion of the NFL Wild Card round to get stuck into.

Golf enthusiasts have tournaments to look forward to on both sides of the pond and these can be followed on the Live Golf Tracker, while every race across the UK and Ireland will be available to watch on bet365's Sports Live Streaming.

Monday 16th January

Australian Open: Grand Slam begins

WhatAustralian Open
WhereMelbourne Park, Australia
WhenMonday 16th January - Sunday 29th January
How to watchEurosport 1 & 2, discovery+ & bet365's Sports Live Streaming
Odds

Men's: Novak Djokovic 5/6, Daniil Medvedev 6/1, Stefanos Tsitsipas 12/1, Rafael Nadal 16/1

Women's: Iga Swiatek 11/5, Aryna Sabalenka 7/1, Jessica Pegula 10/1, Caroline Garcia 12/1

All tennis eyes will be on Melbourne for the next couple of weeks, as the world's leading players in the men's and women's tournaments battle for their respective Australian Open titles.

Rafael Nadal is the reigning men's champion, and he is 16/1 to retain his crown, while the retired Ashleigh Barty won't be defending the crown she won 12 months ago and there looks to be an open feel about the women's draw.

Some of the headline first-round matches on Monday will see Stefanos Tsitsipas, a semi-finalist here last year for the third time in his career, take on Quentin Halys. The Greek ace is 1/6 To Win Match while his French opponent is priced at 4/1.

In the women's side, world number one and three-time Grand Slam winner Iga Swiatek gets her quest for a maiden Australian Open title started against Germany's Jule Niemeier. The Pole is 1/3 to win 2-0 in Set Betting.

Tuesday 17th January

NFL: Wild Card round concludes

WhatDallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WhereRaymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
When01:15, Tuesday 17th January
How to watchSky Sports NFL, NFL Game Pass & bet365's Sports Live Streaming
OddsDAL Cowboys 5/7, TB Buccaneers 6/5

There is just one place left in the Divisional playoffs and that will be filled by either the Dallas Cowboys or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who go up against each other in Florida in the early hours of Tuesday.

Led by quarterback Tom Brady, the Bucs will be hoping their star man can lead them to glory over the Cowboys and continue their quest for Super Bowl LVII glory.

Tampa ended their regular season with a 30-17 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons, while the Cowboys were downed 26-6 by the Washington Commanders.

FA Cup: Reds eye fourth round

WhatWolverhampton v Liverpool
WhereMolineux, Wolverhampton
When19:45, Tuesday 17th January
How to watchBBC One and bet365's Sports Live Streaming
OddsWolverhampton 15/4, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 3/5

After playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield, Wolverhampton and Liverpool face off again on Tuesday in this FA Cup third round replay at Molineux.

Julen Lopetegui has made a decent start since taking the reins at Wolves and he will be eyeing another big result against the Reds, who haven't been able to replicate the type of form they have shown over the past three or four seasons.

However, Liverpool have won on their last six trips to Molineux and it's worth noting the last three victories have all come by a one-goal margin, so the 11/4 on Jurgen Klopp's men to triumph by one goal in the Winning Margin market looks appealing.

There are a further five third round replays taking place across the evening, including Chesterfield's trip to West Brom and Accrington Stanley's home clash against Boreham Wood.

Wednesday 18th January

Premier League: Red Devils marching on

WhatCrystal Palace v Manchester United
WhereSelhurst Park, London
When20:00, Wednesday 18th January
How to watchSky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League
OddsCrystal Palace 3/1, Draw 5/2, Man Utd 10/11

Manchester United made it nine straight victories across all competitions with Saturday's 2-1 comeback victory against rivals Manchester City, a result that has put the Red Devils tentatively into the title race.

Next up for Erik ten Hag's men is a trip to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace, who have lost their last three home matches across all competitions and are still involved in a relegation battle.

Marcus Rashford continued his fine scoring form to net the winner against City and he is 9/4 to score Anytime in the Goalscorers market on Wednesday evening.

FA Cup: Whites need a result

WhatLeeds United v Cardiff City
WhereElland Road, Leeds
When19:45, Wednesday 18th January
How to watchITV4, ITVX and bet365's Live Sports Streaming
OddsLeeds 1/3, Draw 4/1, Cardiff 8/1

Leeds will look to snap a seven-game winless run across all competitions on Wednesday when they take on Cardiff at Elland Road in an FA Cup third round replay.

The Whites needed a last-gasp equaliser to pick up a draw in Wales but they were unable to build on that late showing, as they then lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in the Premier League next time out.

Cardiff are having to deal with their own issues and they have picked up just one victory from their last six away assignments - the only success a 1-0 win at Sunderland - and sacked boss Mark Hudson on Saturday.

Neither side are playing with confidence and the 9/1 on Game Decided After Penalties is worth considering.

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Thursday 19th January

PGA Tour: Action heads back to the mainland

WhatThe American Express
WherePete Dye Stadium Course, La Quinta
WhenThursday 19th January - Sunday 22nd January
How to watchSky Sports Golf and bet365's Live Golf Tracker

After two straight tournaments in Hawaii, the PGA Tour returns to the mainland for The American Express at the Pete Dye Stadium Course.

Some of the world's leading players will be battling it out for glory at a tournament that now boasts an $8,000,000 purse, an increase of $400,000 from the 2022 edition.

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

Premier League: City hoping for quick response

WhatManchester City v Tottenham
WhereEtihad Stadium, Manchester
When20:00, Thursday 19th January
How to watchSky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League
OddsMan City 4/11, Draw 9/2, Tottenham 6/1

Manchester City's title hopes were dealt a blow in the 2-1 derby defeat to Manchester United last time out, meaning the Citizens have lost two games in a row for the first time since 2021.

Pep Guardiola will be eager for a quick response, and he may just get that now back on home soil, as his side have only lost one of their last 15 home Premier League matches at the Etihad Stadium.

Spurs will be the visitors on Thursday and Antonio Conte's troops have come out on top in recent meetings, winning 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and then triumphing 3-2 in Manchester.

Friday 20th January

Rugby Union: Tigers on a roll

WhatLeicester v Ospreys, European Champions Cup
WhereMattioli Woods Welford Road, Leicester
When20:00, Friday 20th January
How to watchBT Sport 2

Leicester will be looking to follow up their impressive 44-29 victory at Clermont when they welcome the Ospreys to Welford Road for a European Champions Cup clash.

Despite their off-field uncertainty following the departure of Steve Borthwick, the Tigers are on a three-game winning streak at home and will feel confident of extending that record.

However, they will need to be wary of an Ospreys side that beat Montpellier 35-29 last time out.

Saturday 21st January

Boxing: Bitter rivals face off

WhatChris Eubank Jnr v Liam Smith
WhereAO Arena, Manchester
When22:00, Saturday 21st January
How to watchSky Sports Box Office
OddsChris Eubank Jnr 4/11, Liam Smith 2/1

There is a huge fight taking place at Manchester's AO Arena on Saturday evening, as bitter middleweight enemies Chris Eubank Jnr and Liam Smith battle it out in an all-British affair.

Along with bragging rights, the winner is also in line for a huge world title shot later in the year and fireworks are expected when they go toe-to-toe.

Of Eubank Jnr's 32 victories, 23 have come by the way of knockout and he is 13/5 to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification in Fight Outcome.

Sunday 22nd January

Premier League: Huge Emirates tussle

WhatArsenal v Manchester United
WhereEmirates, London
When16:30, Sunday 22nd January
How to watchSky Sports
OddsArsenal 10/11, Draw 13/5, Man Utd 14/5

The Emirates Stadium is the venue for a gigantic Premier League fixture on Sunday as Arsenal, leading the way in the standings, take on in-form Manchester United.

Mikel Arteta's side remain on track for a first top-flight title since the 2003/04 campaign but they will have to be at their best to overcome the Red Devils, who have catapulted themselves up the table in recent weeks and into the title picture.

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