FEBRUARY

Month in sport

Highlights this month:

  • The 2021 ATP Cup kicks off
    on February 2nd and will be
    a 12-team tournament. The
    event will feature 12
    of the top 13 players in the
    ATP Rankings.
  • The second numbered UFC
    event of the year takes place
    on 13th February, when
    current Welterweight Champion
    Kamaru Usman defends his
    belt against Gilbert Burns.
  • The PGA Tour hosts four top
    tier events in February, including
    the Genesis Open which runs
    from February 18th-21st.
  • The NHL began its 2020/21 season
    in January, and February will stage
    a mammoth 208 matches for fans
    to enjoy.
  • The BetVictor Shoot Out is
    one of the highlights of the
    World Snooker Tour calendar
    for many fans. This year’s
    event starts on 4th February.
  • Serie A will host 40 matches
    in February, including the iconic
    top of the table derby between
    AC Milan vs Inter Milan.

FOOTBALL IN FEBRUARY

LEAGUE MATCHES KEY MATCH
SERIE A  45 MATCHES AC MILAN VS INTER MILAN - 21ST FEB
FA CUP 8 MATCHES 5TH ROUND MATCHES - 10TH FEB
EREDIVISIE 36 MATCHES PSV VS VITESSE - 21ST FEB

The last time that AC Milan and Inter Milan finished the season first and second in the league was in the 2010-11 season. Pundits believe the battle at the San Siro on the 21st could decide who wrestles the title away from Juventus for the first time in nine years. 

TENNIS IN FEBRUARY

TITLE TOURNAMENTS
UTR PRO TENNIS SEIRES 8 TOURNAMENTS - 3 CONTINENTS
ATP CUP 2ND - 6TH FEB - 45 MATCHES

The delayed ATP Cup will take place in a reduced format this year, with just 12 teams competing; and will feature 12 of the top 13 players in the ATP Rankings. Each country will consist of four players, with each tie comprising two singles matches and a doubles match. Novak Djokovic led Team Serbia to glory last year and are predicted to repeat the feat. 

EUROLEAGUE IN FEBRUARY

DATE KEY MATCH
5th FEB OLYMPIACOS VS PANATHINAIKOS
18TH FEB BARCELONA VS ZALGIRIS
24TH FEB ZENIT VS MILANO
TOTAL MACTHES IN FEBRUARY: 29  

Barcelona and CKSA continue to do battle at the top of the EuroLeague table. However, Zenit are making a charge for the title and with two games in hand over Barcelona and CSKA they could be serious challengers this season. Zenit were bottom of the league last year, before it fell victim to the 2020 COVID-19 related cancellations, and their turn around this season has thrilled many EuroLeague fans around the world. 

GOLF IN FEBRUARY

TOUR TOURNAMENT DATE
PGA TOUR 4 EVENTS - INCL. GENESIS OPEN 18TH - 21ST FEB
EUROPEAN TOUR 1 EVENT - SAUDI INTERNATIONAL 4TH - 7TH FEB

During the past fourteen renewals of the Genesis Open the USA have produced the winner at 12 of those tournaments. Only Australia's Adam Scott and Aaron Baddeley have been succesful in challenging their winning streak. Can some of the high-quality field from outside the United States mount another challenge against the strong home representation this time around?

UFC IN FEBURARY

DATE KEY MATCH
6TH FEB FIGHT NIGHT - OVEREEM VS VOLKOV
13TH FEB UFC 258 - USMAN VS BURNS
20TH FEB FIGHT NIGHT - BLAYDES VS LEWIS
27TH FEB FIGHT NIGHT - REYES VS PROCHAZKA

Kamaru Usman headlines UFC 258 as he defends his Welterweight belt against Gilbert Burns. He is unbeaten in his UFC career and has looked a dominant force throughout. Usman has had 11 straight victories in the UFC and 9 of those have come by decision (82%). He is hot favourite to win again on 13th and backing him to win by decision looks to be the value pick for bettors. 

NHL IN FEBURARY

DATE KEY MATCH
14th FEB WASHINGTON CAPITALS VS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
21ST FEB PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS BOSTON BRUINS
20TH FEB VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE

The new season of the NHL got off to a flying start in January, with 793 goals scored and 372 individual goal scorers from the opening 131 games. With 208 matches in February, NHL fans look set for another month of top class action. 

SNOOKER IN FEBRUARY

DATE TOURNAMENT
4TH - 7TH FEB BETVICTOR SHOOT OUT
15TH - 21ST FEB BETVICTOR WELSH OPEN
22ND - 28TH FEB PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

The Betway Shoot Out has a unique set of rules, with matches lasting a maximum of ten minutes. Each match features a shot clock of 15 seconds for the first five minutes and ten seconds for the second five. In the last eight years of the tournament, no winner has ever been ranked in the top 10 at any point in their career. The highly unpredicatable format is what draws so many fans to the event and makes it such an exciting once-a-year event.

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