FEBRUARY

Highlights this month:

FOOTBALL IN February

LEAGUE MATCHES KEY MATCH
SERIE A  44 MATCHES INTER MILAN V AC MILAN - 9TH FEB
MLS 6 MATCHES SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES VS TORONTO FC -29TH FEB
EREDIVISIE 40 MATCHES AJAX VS PSV EINDHOVEN - 2ND FEB
A-LEAGUE 21 MATCHES PERTH GLORY VS WELLINGTON PHOENIX - 7TH FEB

The MLS has more than doubled in size since the league's inception. In 2010 the league had a volume of 240 regular season matches. This season there will be 442, and this added volume gives MLS fans a plethora of new action to enjoy. Adding to the intrigue, is the introduction of David Beckham's Inter Miami FC who join the league, along with Nashville SC, for the 2020 season. 

Tennis in February

TITLE TOURNAMENTS DATES
ATP 500 ROTTERDAM OPEN 10TH - 16TH FEB
ATP 500 RIO OPEN 16TH - 23RD FEB
ATP 500 DUBAI OPEN 24TH - 29TH FEB
ATP 500 MEXICO OPEN 24TH - 29TH FEB

The Dubai Open is always a hotly anticipated tournament, with huge names competing every year. In the last seven years, the winners have included: Roger Federer, Sir Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic. This year looks to be equally competitive and it will be interesting to see if bettors favour some of the new kids on the block in their selections this year. 

NHL IN February

DATE KEY MATCH
9TH FEB DETROIT RED WINGS VS BOSTON BRUINS
15TH FEB COLORADO AVALANCHE VS LOS ANGELES KINGS
25TH FEB NEW YORK ISLANDERS VS NEW YORK RANGERS
Total Matches in February: 212  

The Islanders/Rangers rivalry - otherwise known as 'The Battle of New York' - is always an eagerly anticipated occasion in the NHL calendar. Over their last 20 matches, the Rangers have won just six of them. However, this season the Rangers have turned the tide and lead the series 2-1 and they will be hoping to replicate the 14th January 6-2 thrashing over the Islanders in their next match. 

EUROLEAGUE IN February

DATE KEY MATCH
4TH FEB CSKA MOSCOW V ANADOLU EFES
20TH FEB FERNEBAHCE VS REAL MADRID
27TH FEB CSKA MOSCOW VS BARCELONA
TOTAL MATCHES IN FEBRUARY: 36  

Corey Higgins will return to CSKA where he played for the last four seasons and won two EuroLeague titles. CSKA have beaten Barcelona by an aggregate of 275 to 218 in the last three meetings between the two teams. The aggregate doesn't tell the full story this season as the two teams are very closely matches. Barcelona will be looking to trun around the recent form and get one over their close rivals in the table. 

UFC IN February

DATE KEY MATCH
8TH FEB UFC 247 - JON JONES VS DOMINICK REYES
15TH FEB UFC FIGHT NIGHT 167 - COREY ANDERSON VS JAN BLACHOWICZ
22ND FEB UFC FIGHT NIGHT 168 - PAUL FELDER VS DAN HOOKER
29TH FEB UFC FIGHT NIGHT 169 - JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ VS DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO
TOTAL FIGHTS IN FEBRUARY: 50  

Jon Jones became the youngest UFC Champion of all time when he defeated Mauricio Rua in 2011. He has since gone on to sell over 7.1 PPV buys, holds the record for submissions at Light Heavyweight, and has also won eight fight bonuses during the time in the UFC. Jones is a huge star and looks set to once again pull in mega crowd for this complex assignment against Dominick Reyes.

Snooker in February

DATE KEY MATCH
3RD - 9TH FEB CORAL WORLD GRAND PRIX
10TH - 16TH FEB MANBETX WELSH OPEN
20TH - 23RD FEB BETVICTOR SHOOT OUT

The Snooker Shoot Out is fast. frantic and brilliant to watch. A perfect tournament for betting, with huge volume of matches and a quick turnover -great for singles and multiples. The lightning fast Thepchaiya Un-Nooh won the tournament last year and he will be firm favourite again this time around. Given the unpredictability of the tournament, Un-Nooh is also aiming to become the first two-time winner of the tournament. 

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