What sport is on this week? Champions League, Grand Slam of Darts & more
Our guide to this week’s sporting action
The sport doesn’t seem to stop at this time of year – we’ve got another seven days packed with top-class events to look forward to.
With so much to enjoy, we’ve picked out the highlights to help you decide what to tune into…
The Champions League takes centre-stage in midweek, with PSG v RB Leipzig, Inter Milan v Real Madrid and Liverpool v Atalanta the standouts, while there’s also plenty of EFL action, as well as the Europa League on Thursday.
The top-flight returns with Crystal Palace v Newcastle on Friday night, with Chelsea v Tottenham looking like a must-watch on Sunday. There’s a full slate of league fixtures across Europe too, plus the second round of the FA Cup.
There’s plenty of racing coming up this week, with cards at Kempton, Chelmsford, Ludlow, Musselburgh and Dundalk today, plus plenty of international racing.
Looking ahead to this weekend, it’s the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury, while Newcastle hosts the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle on Saturday.
We’re down to the final four in the Grand Slam of Darts. After beating Michael van Gerwen yesterday, Simon Whitlock faces Jose De Sousa and James Wade takes on Dimitri Van den Bergh in tonight’s semi-finals. The two winners will face off for the title in tomorrow’s final.
There’s not long to wait then for the Players Championship Finals, which take place from Friday to Sunday at the Ricoh Arena. Gerwyn Price and MVG head the betting at 4/1.
The British, Commonwealth and vacant European heavyweight titles are all on the line on Saturday for Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce. Both fighters have unbeaten records – who’ll maintain theirs?
We’ve also got the much-anticipated exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr early on Sunday morning. Can Iron Mike roll back the years?
The first Triple Crown event of the season gets underway as the UK Championship begins in Milton Keynes today.
World number one Judd Trump is 3/1 favourite to lift the trophy, with seven-time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan not far behind at 7/2.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs is the pick of Sunday’s action.
England start their T20 series against South Africa this week, with the first Test starting on Friday afternoon. South Africa are 5/4 favourites to take the series, though England are 8/11 to open with a win.
New Zealand and West Indies also face off in T20 action, with the hosts odds-on to take the first Test on Friday morning.
Lewis Hamilton may have wrapped up the World Championship, but the Formula 1 action hasn’t finished yet. Next up is the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday – the first of two events at the Bahrain International Circuit – with Hamilton 4/11 favourite to take the chequered flag.
There’s no PGA Tour stop this week, but the European Tour heads to South Africa for the Alfred Dunhill Championship from Thursday.
Defending champion Pablo Larrazabal will be back at Leopard Creek Country Club, as will former winners Brandon Stone, Richard Sterne, Alvaro Quiros and Marcel Siem.
There are four fixtures from the Autumn Nations Cup this weekend, as England and France look to make it three wins from three.
Saturday sees Scotland v Fiji, Wales v England and France v Italy, while Sunday brings Ireland v Georgia.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.