This Week in Sport: 16th January − 22nd January 2023

Trent Alexander-Arnold kicking the football playing for Liverpool

This week is full of exciting sporting action that fans will not want to miss. On Monday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Wild Card Round. The following day, Wolverhampton Wanderers play host to Liverpool in the FA Cup, and on Wednesday, we head into the 3rd Day of the Australian Open.

Later in the week, on Thursday, the Golden State Warriors head to Boston to play the Celtics in the NBA and Friday sees the continuation of the Big Bash League with the Adelaide Strikers playing the Perth Scorchers.

Finally, there is no shortage of exciting sporting fixtures at the weekend either. Saturday will see the middleweight clash between Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith, while on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills play the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL Divisional playoff Round.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Dallas Cowboys

Monday 16th January 1:15AM (17th) GMT/8:15PM Local Time

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to win the NFC South Divisional title and therefore the home field advantage for this Wild Card game. However, with some key Bucs players missing due to injury, the Cowboys are tipped for the victory. 

FA Cup: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool

Tuesday 17th January 7:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton

Due to a 2-2 draw in Liverpool this 3rd Round Replay match should be an exciting one at Wolverhampton. If the score is still level after 90 minutes, 30 minutes of extra time will be played followed by penalties to decide a winner.

Grand Slam (Tennis): Australian Open Day 3

Wednesday 18th January 0:00AM GMT/11:00AM Local Time

Melbourne Park, Melbourne

Wednesday sees the start of the second round for the Men’s and Women’s Singles tournament, as well as the start of the Men’s and Women’s Doubles matches. 

NBA: Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors

Thursday 19th January 0:30AM (20th) GMT/7:30PM Local Time

TD Garden, Boston

In their first game of the series, the Warriors won and will be looking to replicate that performance in this second meeting. But with the Celtics on excellent form and a six win streak, can they be stopped? 

Big Bash League: Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers

Friday 20th January 5:30AM GMT/4:00PM Local Time

Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide

With the Big Bash League now over half way through, the Scorchers are sitting at the top of the table. In the last meeting between the teams in Perth, the Scorchers won by 3 wickets. 

Boxing: Chris Eubank Jr. v Liam Smith

Saturday 21st January 10:00PM GMT/10:00PM Local Time

Manchester Arena, Manchester

In this all British, middleweight bout, Chris Eubank Jr. will take on previous light-middleweight world champion, Liam Smith. The winner of this fight will set themselves up well for a world title shot in 2023. 

NFL: Buffalo Bills v Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday 22nd January 8:00PM GMT/3:00PM Local Time

Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park

After their last meeting was postponed due to a medical emergency on the field, these two teams will play each other in the Divisional Playoff Round. The Bills are on an eight win streak, whilst the Bengals are on a nine win streak. This should be an epic game in Buffalo.

Photo by:  Liverpool FC

Written and information correct on 15th January 2023 at 10pm GMT.

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