January is often seen as the worst month of the year. Christmas is behind us and the weather is terrible but the sporting action is still red-hot. Here at BetConnect, we have put together our guide to what is coming up to enjoy so that you don’t miss a moment. We’ll have odds for all matches and events.
With 10 and a half weeks until the Cheltenham Festival, the countdown to March picks up pace. Cheltenham have their trials meeting on the 28th, Paisley Park winning the Grade 2 feature, the Cleve Hurdle, in 2022. There is Grade 1 action at Sandown (The Tolworth Hurdle) on the 7th and at Ascot (Clarence House Chase) on the 21st.
The 3rd round of the FA Cup sees the Premier League sides enter the fray across four days from Friday the 6th to Monday the 9th. It’s a huge month in the Premier League, with the Manchester Derby on the 14th as the lunchtime (12.30pm) kickoff. The 4.30pm kickoff on the 15th sees Tottenham take on Arsenal in the North London Derby.
Spurs have another big match next up when they take on Manchester City at 8pm on the 19th. Liverpool have a 12.30pm game with Chelsea on the 21st before Arsenal play Manchester United on the 22nd at 4.30pm.
The first major of the year comes up in Melbourne from the 16th to the 29th. Rafael Nadal won just his second Australian Open in 2022 with Ashleigh Barty claiming her first crown at home.
The early days of the year always sees the conclusion of the PDC World Championship. The tournament reaches a conclusion on the 3rd this year with the games already heading deep into the business end of the event.
Once the darts are done at Ally Pally, it’s time for the snooker to take over. The Masters runs from the 8th to the 15th. Neil Robertson won this in 2022 with Stuart Bingham claiming the title in 2020 when also at the Palace. Bingham was a first round casualty in 2022 but still found time to make a 139 which was the biggest break of the tournament!