January 2020 - Latest Sports Betting News
January 2020 is here and we would like to wish all our visitors a Happy New Year and a Happy New Decade! The sports action continues in January with plenty of betting opportunities for savvy punters.
FA Cup 3rd Round
The FA Cup 3rd Round gets under way from 4th to the 6th January, with the Premier League clubs entering the competition and the smaller clubs looking to pull off a giant-killing upset. This has become more likely recently, with the big clubs using the competition as a chance to blood their youngsters and squad players.
One of the standout ties of the round has pitted Liverpool against Everton in what will be a fiercely contested Merseyside derby at Anfield. Last year's competition winners Man City have started as 3/1 favourites in the outright betting market, but we quite fancy Leicester at 14/1 with Betfred to go a long way in the competition.
Carabao Cup Semi Finals
The Carabao Cup Semi Finals take place in January, with these two-legged games taking place on 7-8 January and 28-29 January.
The draw has pitted Man Utd vs Man City in a Manchester derby for a place in the final, the other match sees Aston Villa take on Leicester in what should be a close match.
The outright odds are as follows:
Man City 8/11 (William Hill)
Leicester 7/2 (Paddy Power)
Man Utd 5/1 (Paddy Power)
Aston Villa 14/1 (Bet365)
We'll have a full betting preview up soon for the first leg tie between United and City.
Tennis - Australian Open 2020
The first major tennis tournament of the year takes place in Melbourne as the Australian Open 2020 hosts the world's best tennis players, the event is played on pexicushion which is a hard surface and suits the clay-court specialists.
We'll have a full betting preview of the tournament nearer the time.
Champions League 2019/20
The Champions League group stages are now finished, with all four English clubs successfully getting out of their groups and into the Last 16. The last 16 has thrown together some intriguing ties including Man City vs Real Madrid and Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid. Both will have hoped for slightly easier draws but both will still be hopeful and fairly confident of progression.
The outright odds for this year's Champions League are as follows:
Man City 4/1 (Bet365)
Liverpool 9/2 (Coral)
Barcelona 5/1 (Ladbrokes)
PSG 15/2 (Paddy Power)
Bayern Munich 15/2 (Paddy Power)
Juventus 12/1 (Paddy Power)
Real Madrid 18/1 (Bet365)
Tottenham 20/1 (Coral)
Atletico Madrid 35/1 (Unibet)
RB Leipzig 40/1 (Bet365)
Chelsea 50/1 (Unibet)Please note all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
Man City are still the outright favourites at 4/1 which is slightly surprising given their tough draw and mediocre recent league form. Liverpool have come in from a previous 8/1 and are now second favourites at 9/2, this is a lot more realistic price for the current European and World Champions who look like walking the Premier League this year.
Out of the more juicy prices, nobody particularly stands out, though Tottenham at 20/1 with Jose at the helm could still make further progress and Real Madrid at 18/1 can never be discounted in this competition.