A rare Wembley appearance is on the horizon for both Southampton and Newcastle United as they prepare to face each other in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday, while the Australian Open has reached the quarter-final stage.
The freezing conditions have led to three horse racing meetings being cancelled, but there will still be racing at Down Royal and Southwell, which have survived the cold weather, while in Italy Lazio take on AC Milan in a mouthwatering Serie A clash.
|What||Southampton v Newcastle, Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg|
|Where||St Mary's, Southampton|
|When||20:00, Tuesday 24th January, 2023|
|How to watch||Sky Sports Main Event/Football|
|Odds||Southampton 4/1, Draw 5/2, Newcastle 3/4|
Newcastle's last appearance in a final came 24 years ago when they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United in the FA Cup final, while Southampton were beaten 3-2 by the same opponents in the 2016/17 League Cup final.
Saints have never won the League Cup, although they were also beaten finalists in 1979, while Newcastle's only previous appearance in the final came three years earlier when they lost out to Manchester City.
The Magpies ran out 4-1 winners at Southampton when they met in the Premier League earlier this season, but Nathan Jones has guided Saints to three wins in their last four matches in all competitions, and they were a little unfortunate to lose 1-0 to Aston Villa at the weekend.
Eddie Howe's side have kept nine clean sheets in their last 10 games so a low-scoring match seems likely, with Under 2.5 Goals overall on the night available at 4/5.
|What||Lazio v AC Milan|
|Where||Stadio Olimpico, Rome|
|When||19:45, Tuesday 24th January, 2023|
|How to watch||BT Sport 1|
|Odds||Lazio 21/10, Draw 12/5, AC Milan 13/10|
Last season’s Serie A champions, AC Milan, will attempt to cut the gap to current leaders Napoli to nine points by beating Lazio in the Italian capital.
Lazio are in good form having beaten Sassuolo 2-0 in the league last week, before seeing off Bologna 1-0 in the Coppa Italia and will move up to third in the table with victory on Tuesday.
Stefano Pioli's Rossoneri, who have won the last three meetings between the two sides, are 13/10 to secure all three points.
Lazio will be without striker Ciro Immobile due to a thigh injury, while, although Milan's injury problems are easing, they remain without Fode Ballo, Mike Maignan, Alessandro Florenzi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Olivier Giroud, who has netted five goals in 16 appearances in Serie A this season, is 7/5 To Score At Anytime against Lazio.
|What||Stefanos Tsitsipas v Jiri Lehecka|
|Where||Melbourne Park, Melbourne|
|When||08.00, Tuesday 24th January, 2023|
|How to watch||Eurosport, discovery+ and bet365's Sports Live Streaming|
|Odds||Stefanos Tsitsipas 1/7, Jiri Lehecka 9/2|
Stefanos Tsitsipas should be confident of reaching his fourth Australian Open semi-final in the last five years.
The third seed from Greece edged past Italian Jannik Sinner in five sets in the last round to reach his third consecutive quarter-final in Melbourne.
Before beating Sinner, Tsitsipas had not dropped a set throughout the tournament and will expect to get the better of Jiri Lehecka, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this tournament.
Lehecka easily beat the sixth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the last round, but will likely find it harder to knock Tsitsipas out of the competition.