Mid-January Rocks with European Soccer, Australian Open Tennis, and NFL Action

Florin P. - January 17, 2022

Pick winners in Serie A and Premier League derbies this week, bet on the most anticipated Australian Open matches and the NFL playoffs.

Sports fans can’t afford to take any breaks in mid-January, because the next week is full of exciting matches. Soccer, tennis, and American football fans can consider themselves lucky to have the best betting opportunities. Bet365 Sports dedicate ample coverage to the sports events scheduled this week, with competitive odds available pregame and live.

Serie A Teams Wrap-Up Postponed Matches

The week starts with a positive note as AC Milan, Fiorentina and Napoli are scheduled to play on Monday evening. All are favorites to prevail, with the first two having home pitch advantage, hence the clear favorite status. If you place an accumulator on AC Milan and Fiorentina, you will be paid at 9/10, which are the same odds offered on a Napoli victory on the road. There are no key suspended or injured players for any of these teams, so we like a bet on all of them to pick up three points.

Monday and Tuesday belong to the Premier League

Chelsea and Manchester United squandered some good opportunities to put some distance between them and the closest followers. They should be able to recuperate the lost points on the road, as they travel to Brighton and Brentford. Bet365 Sports offers identical odds of 4/5 on each of them to pick up points on the road and we trust them to accomplish this. The most anticipated match of the week in the Premier League pits Leicester against Tottenham, with the visitors slightly favorites at 3/2.

Top NFL Teams Prepare for the Quarterfinals

Only two teams are yet to secure passage to the quarterfinals in the NFL playoffs. The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to crush the Pittsburgh Steelers, as reflected by the odds of 3/20. We also liked them to cover the spread and Bet365 Sports has set the odds at 9/10 for the -12.5 line. Far more competitive is the match between the Los Angeles Rams and the Arizona Cardinals. The latter lost 4/5 while LA is undefeated in the last 6 matches, hence the odds of 11/20 on the Rams to win, so we like Los Angeles to advance.

Clear Road Ahead for Nadal at the Australian Open

The Djokovic saga has ended and with his visa revoked, Rafael Nadal is the main favorite to win the Australian Open. You can place an ante-post wager at bet365 sports on him to lift the trophy or bet on the opening match. We like the odds of 9/20 on Nadal to defeat Giron 3-0 and the bookie offers identical odds on Zverev to sweep Altmaier. In the women’s competition, Ashley Barty is expected to crush Tsurenko 2-0, while second seed Sabalenka should do the same to Sandy Rogers. If you place an accumulator on all four players to win without dropping a set, the combined odds will be 4.00.


The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Sunday, January 16 at 9 P.M. UK time.

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