January 2018 - Latest Sports Betting News
Happy New Year to all our visitors! The sports action continues in January 2018 as the FA Cup begins and the Premier League title race already looks half over with City leading by a large amount of points. There are also betting opportunities for tennis and snooker fans.
FA Cup 3rd Round
The FA Cup 3rd Round takes place from the 5th - 8th of January and is always an interesting time as the Premier League clubs enter the competition, there is always usually a shock or two at this stage with this competition much more crucial for the lower league clubs than it is for the Premier League teams.
Some interesting standout ties include:
Liverpool vs Everton
Man Utd vs Derby County
Fleetwood vs Leicester City
Man City vs Burnley
Newcastle vs Luton Town
Norwich vs Chelsea
Shrewsbury vs West Ham
Tottenham vs Wimbledon
Notts Forest vs Arsenal
Tennis - Australian Open 2018
The Australian Open tennis tournament takes place from 15th to the 28th January and is one of the 'majors' in the tennis season. All of the big players will be in attendance, last year's champion was the evergreen Swissman Roger Federer.
Britain's Andy Murray will also be looking for victory, he usually does well here but has never won it, instead he has reached the final on five different occasions and lost out each time.
The outright odds for the tournement are as follows (correct at time of publishing):
Roger Federer 9/4 (Bet365)
Novak Djokovic 5/1 (Paddy Power)
Rafael Nadal 5/1 (Coral)
Andy Murray 10/1 (Paddy Power)
Alexander Zverev 11/1 (Bet365)
Grigor Dimitrov 12/1 (Bet365)
Federer is the hot favourite again to retain his title with Andy Murray having a poor 2017 season now available at a fairly big 10/1.
Carabao Cup Semi Finals
The Carabao Cup Semi Finals take place in January, with the ties being two-legged affairs. Bristol City pulled off the shock of the round in the Quarter Finals by beating Man Utd and have now been drawn against Man City in the Semis.
The ties are:
Man City vs Bristol City (9th and 23rd Jan)
Chelsea vs Arsenal (10th and 24th Jan)
The Bristol tie is the most intriguing, as Man City are fighting on many fronts and Bristol will be hoping to pull off another massive upset.
Snooker - The Masters, London
The London Masters is a very popular snooker tournament with only the top 16 players in the world invited. Ronnie O'Sullivan loves this tournament and won it for a record 7th time last year.
Ronnie O'Sullivan again starts out the 5/2 favourite for the 2018 tournamanet and who would bet against him doing it again?