Five sporting events to watch this week
As we kick-off a new week, we look ahead to what sport is coming your way over the next seven days with Football, Golf, Horse Racing and more to whet your appetite.
We’ve got a little something for everyone with some mouth-watering events scheduled to take place over the coming days from around the world. Check out a load of this…
We’ve reached matchday six in the Champions League and there’s still plenty to play for heading into the final round of fixtures before the knockout stages.
On Tuesday, there’s a Group H showdown with RB Leipzig v Manchester United. The Red Devils are level on nine points with both Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain and need to avoid defeat at the Red Bull Arena in order to progress to the last-16.
Elsewhere, Frank Lampard has the luxury of being able to rotate his squad and rest some of his key players for Chelsea v Krasnodar on Tuesday night. The Blues have already qualified with the visitors already destined to drop into the Europa League before kick-off.
On Wednesday, Liverpool have already wrapped up top spot in Group D and travel to Denmark to take on Midtjylland who are still searching for their first win. Liverpool are 21/20 favourites to win.
Manchester City welcome Marseille to the Etihad Stadium and look destined to hang onto top spot in the group barring a substantial goal swing. City beat Marseille 3-0 in October and they are 2/5 favourites to win the match.
Some of the biggest names in Cricket head to Australia for the start of the Big Bash. Sydney Sixers begin their title defence against Hobart Hurricanes in the season opener on Thursday.
Melbourne Stars are the 7/2 tournament favourites and they get their season underway on Friday against Brisbane Heat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Elsewhere, Melbourne Renegades host Perth Scorchers on Sunday and the Gades are 11/10 to get off to a winning start.
World Tour Championship, Dubai
The European Tour draws to a close this week with the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai teeing-off on Thursday.
South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout is heading for Dubai on a high after winning his home Open by five shots, making it back-to-back wins in the process after he also landed the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. 2019 champion, Jon Rahm will also be in contention to challenge in the 60-strong field.
Cheltenham International Meeting
You can buckle up to the action from Cheltenham on Friday andSaturday with seven races each day, including the 13:50 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and 15:00 International Hurdle on day two.
Can Master Tommytucker make it three wins in his last three outings for trainer Paul Nicholls? Or will Caribean Boy or Al Dancer be first past the finishing post in the 13:50 feature race?
There is also racing from Doncaster, Hereford and Wolverhampton plus loads on Saturday across UK and Ireland. Plus, overseas racing from Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday.
There is another juicy schedule of Premier League action over the weekend starting with Leeds United v West Ham on Friday night at Elland Road.
On Sunday, there are five games to tackle, featuring Fulham v Liverpool, Leicester v Brighton and Arsenal v Burnley.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication