This Week in Sport: 27th December 2021 − 2nd January 2022

Liverpool FC player Diogo Jota celebrates.Sports fans are set to be treated to another great week of sport as the new year approaches. On Monday, Northampton Saints take on Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership. The following day, in what will be an exciting Premier League battle, Liverpool go up against Leicester City. On Wednesday, the first Test between India and South Africa continues.

Thursday marks the first of the fourth round matches of the World Darts Championship, as those that remain in the competition get ever closer to the Sid Waddell Trophy. New Year's Eve will see Michigan take on Georgia in the Orange Ball NCAA playoff game. 

The weekend is also shaping up to be an exciting prospect for sports fans, as the ATP Cup begins in Sydney and Chelsea take on Liverpool in the Premier League.

While we hope it doesn’t, COVID is regularly impacting sports schedules around the world. Check our website for the latest accurate information. We wish you all a happy New Year!

 

Premiership Rugby: Harlequins v Northampton Saints

Monday 27th December 5PM GMT/5PM Local Time

Twickenham Stadium, London

The Northampton Saints travel south to take on Harlequins in round 11 of the Gallagher Premiership. With the teams sat 4th and 5th in the table and separated by only one point, this match is shaping up to be an exciting prospect for fans.

News: Premiership Rugby

Merchandise: Lovell Rugby

Podcast: House of Rugby

Statistics: Premiership Rugby

Videos: YouTube

Fantasy: The Rugby Magazine

 

Premier League: Leicester City v Liverpool

Tuesday 28th December 8PM GMT/8PM Local Time

King Power Stadium, Leicester

Leicester City take on Liverpool in the Premier League on Tuesday. The two sides faced off against each other only last week in the Carabao Cup Semi-final, where Liverpool took the win after a penalty shootout. Can Leicester bounce back from that defeat, or will Liverpool be victorious again?

Merchandise: Leicester City  

Merchandise: ​​Liverpool 

News: BBC Sport 

Statistics: Premier League

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

Videos: Premier League

 

Cricket: South Africa v India (1st Test) Day 4

Wednesday 29th December 8AM GMT/10AM Local Time

SuperSport Park, Pretoria, South Africa

South Africa play host to India in Pretoria, in the first Test of their 3 Test Series. South Africa have a tough task taking on the top ranked Test team in the world. With India starting strong on day 1 with the bat, by day 4 this Test should be at a real climax. 

News: Hindustan Times 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

News: Cricket Times

Merchandise: South Africa 

Merchandise: India 

News: Cricbuzz 

 

PDC Darts: World Darts Championship

Thursday 30th December 12:30PM GMT/12:30PM Local Time

Alexandra Palace, London

The fourth round of the PDC World Darts Championships begins on Thursday, with the field once comprising of 96 players whittled down to just 16. The pressure and expectation is building for the world’s top players, no more so than on Gerwyn Price, who looks to keep his hands on the Sid Waddell Trophy after his win a year ago

Official site: PDC 

News: Darts News 

Blog: Red Dragon Darts 

News: Online Darts

Statistics: Darts Database

Podcast: Online Darts

 

NCAA College Football: Michigan v Georgia

Friday 31st December 12:30AM (1st) GMT/7:30PM Local Time

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens

Michigan take on Georgia in the Orange Bowl, as the Hard Rock Stadium plays host to another exciting NCAA play-off game. Michigan football has had a great season to reach their first ever College Football Playoff game, and will look to take advantage of Georgia's tough 41-24 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game.

Official Site: NCAA 

News: 247 Sports

Blog: Maize n Brew

Blog: Dawg Sports

Statistics: ESPN

Podcast: The College Football Daily

 

Tennis: ATP Cup

Saturday 1st January 11PM (31st) GMT/10AM Local Time

Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney Olympic Park

The third edition of the ATP Cup begins in Sydney on Saturday, as 16 nations go head-to-head in one of the premier team events of the season. Can home favorites Australia, spearheaded by young talent Alex De Minaur, put on a show for fans in their first match against Italy?

Official Site: ATP Tour 

News: Tennis Connected 

Podcast: The Tennis Podcast

Blog: Tennis Now

Video: ATP Tour

News: The Guardian

 

Premier League: Chelsea v Liverpool

Sunday 2nd January 4:30PM GMT/4:30PM Local Time

Stamford Bridge, London

Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to take on Chelsea, and with the teams sat 2nd and 3rd in the Premier League table this is a huge game for both teams. Chelsea will be keen to build on from a convincing win against Aston Villa, while Liverpool will want to bounce back from their draw with Tottenham.

Merchandise: Chelsea 

Merchandise: ​​Liverpool 

News: BBC Sport 

Statistics: Premier League

Fantasy: Fantasy Premier League

Videos: Premier League

 

Photo by: liverpoolfc 

Written and information correct on 27th December 2021 at 10am GMT

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