The EFL Cup semi-final second legs take place this week with Liverpool v Southampton
on Wednesday, followed by Hull City v Manchester United on Thursday night. Liverpool suffered a defeat to the Saints in the first-leg of their tie and will be desperate to bounce back with a win to reach the Wembley final for a second successive season. United, meanwhile, are in a commanding position to follow up their FA Cup success with another trip to the National Stadium after winning the opening leg against the Tigers 2-0.
Meanwhile, the Africa Cup of Nations
is taking place in Gabon with two live matches per day. Each of the fixtures is being streamed online and football fans will be enjoying the opportunity to see some competitive matches between some perhaps lesser known nations.
There have already been plenty of pointers for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival
both in Ireland and in the UK over the past week and the ante-post markets
are now starting to become more and more interesting. There's more racing every day as the jumps season continues to thrill racegoers and punters.
The season's first Grand Slam began on January 16 with the Australian Open
dominating the next fortnight. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are out, which had dramatically changed the betting on the tournament
with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal now both eyeing a chance to win another Grand Slam title. The likes of Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka will be trying to stop though. The action is all being streamed live online
so there will be plenty of late nights for tennis fans over the next two weeks.
The NFL Playoffs
are underway and only four teams remain in the race to win Super Bowl LI
. This weekend's Championship Games will determine who meet for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Houston.