January 2021 Sports Calendar - Events To Look Forward To

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January 2021 Sports Events

As we come to the end of December and those Christmas joys start to dwindle, sports fans start looking to next year's calendar to see what's occurring.

Your Xmas blues won't last long though, when you see what action is coming our way.

We've had a look into the top January 2021 sporting events, breaking down each fixture and competition along the way. Take a read below and let us know across our social channels what you are most looking forward to!

Premier League football

Premier League fans have been awarded a late Christmas gift from the broadcasters - from January 12th to the 21st, a game will be shown live every single day.

The division has kept in line with the theme of 2020 since the start of the season. In a nutshell, it's been crazy. At the time of writing, just thirteen points separate the top of the table to thirteenth position, with no club yet asserting their dominance at the top.

We expect this pattern of play to continue too - without full capacity fans in the grounds, anything can happen. January always serves a hectic fixture list, meaning heavy rotation from sides and ultimately, more unpredictability.

New Year's Day sees an exciting double header of Everton v West Ham and Manchester United v Aston Villa, two tough fixtures to call. We'd usually expect a whole bunch of games on this day, but NYD falls on a Friday, making it a whole weekend of action instead. Chelsea v Manchester City is certainly the highlight on January 3rd.

Liverpool host United just two weeks later on January 17th - plenty of clubs have a double gameweek during this time, so keep an eye on your fantasy football teams!

Both the aforementioned clubs have a tough month ahead, with the former having a trip to Tottenham Hotspur on the 28th, whilst the Red Devils go to the Emirates on the 30th. Tasty stuff.

Manchester united January 2021 football fixtures

American Football

2020 changed the face of the world as we know it, with many sports needing to be flexible to make amendments to their scheduling, practice and regulations. Some of these changes will remain in place for the foreseeable, for some, potentially forever.

In terms of the NFL, they've been a tad creative in this regard.

Every year, the organisation holds an all-star game, where the best players in the league come together and and compete in an exhibition. Due to COVID-19, however, this season's event will be a tad different.

As opposed to a real-life physical game, the NFL have opted for week-long virtual event. The game will take place on Madden NFL 21 - for our English audience, it's basically FIFA but for American football. No set date has been announced, but it is expected to take place in January. With the rise of E-Sports, could this become a new tradition?

Another NFL event that is scheduled, but this time on the actual field, is the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Taking place at the Hard Rock stadium on January 11th, the game will be broadcast live on ESPN.

For those not familiar with the competition, it's the ultimate event to determine the champion from the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. This is the top-level of college football in the United States, so yes, it's a pretty big deal. College sports in the USA compared to England are a tad different - this event would usually be played in-front of 80,000 fans and watched at home by over 25 million.

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2021 Masters Snooker

Taking place on January 10th, the snooker Masters 2021 will run for a week and end on the 17th.

The second of three Triple Crown events to take place during the snooker season, it is one of the prestigious tournaments in the sport's calendar. The top sixteen players from the snooker world rankings are seeded and contest in a single-elimination competition, broadcast live on the BBC.

As usual, the event will be compromised by a first round, the quarter and semi-finals, before the final itself. Each tie leading up to the final is the best of 11 frames, with the last match-up being the best of 19.

Stuart Bingham is the defending champion, after overcoming Ali Carter in a thrilling match last year. The reigning victor is likely going to have the chance to go for gold once again, but the later has some work to do, at the time of writing.

Judd Trump is a guarantee to feature, and many will be predicting for the Englishman to prevail. Many will also be looking out for the iconic name of Ronnie O'Sullivan - the all-time great last won this tournament back in 2017, also finishing as the runner-up in 2019.

2021 masters snooker

2021 PDC World Darts Championship

Love the darts? If so, you'll most likely be familiar that the PDC Championship has been running since the middle of December. It isn't the same seeing the players hit those 180s without the roar of the crowd, but it's been good to have the action at the oche back on our screens.

Things start to heat up in the competition in January too, with the quarter-finals scheduled in for New Year's Day. The semi-finals follow the day after, with the final taking place on the 3rd. Jam-packed to say the least!

Taking place at the Alexandra Palace, the eventual winner will be taking home the illustrious prize fund of £500,000. Peter Wright won last year, denying Michael van Gerwen his third title in just four years. Will the most successful player in PDC history get revenge? Many will be predicting him to go the distance.

British Basketball Cup Finals

For anyone interested in the hoops, the British Basketball Cup Finals is coming to Birmingham on January 17th.

The sport continues to pick up popularity in England, with the 2020 final picking up record numbers for the event. 9,244 fans touched down in the Arena Birmingham last January - for the 18th consecutive season, the game will take place at the same venue.

Organisers remain skeptical that some fans can attend this year, with tickets currently on sale. This will, however, be dependent on the city's tier regulation.

2021 Australian Open Delayed

We were hoping to include the Australian Open on this list, but the event has been pushed back to February 8th instead.

Originally penciled in for January 18th, players will now instead arrive in Australia on the 15th, but have to undergo a two week quarantine period. The event will then begin on February 8th.

The men's qualifying competition will be taking place on the 10th though, meaning fans will get a small fix of the action in Jan.

When the player's take to the court, all eyes will be on Novak Djokovic - can anyone stop the ATP leader? He's won this Grand Slam event seven times out of the last ten, and has showed no signs of slowing down.

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