February might be the shortest month, but don’t expect any shortage of sports events. There is a lot happening to entertain everyone and for betting enthusiasts to wage in.
Soccer fans will be thrilled to know the Champions League is back. The first matches of the round of 16 take place later this month, opposing the best teams in Europe against each other.
Meanwhile, the English Premier League will also be buzzing with exciting matches between the contenders to the title.
However, it’s not only soccer this month. The Australian Open takes off on the 8th of February and the NBA season continues to take shape.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, 7 Feb, the main event of the NFL calendar, the Super Bowl, takes place in Tampa, Florida. Under special conditions due to COVID-19 restrictions, it will be, nonetheless, one to watch.
Take a look at the whole calendar and place your bets in the sports section of CoinPoker app!
What soccer matches you shouldn’t miss this February?
The Champions League is finally back after a 2-month pause. The group stage has ended and the last 16 teams remaining will face each other in a 2-leg knockout round.
The first matches took place on February 16th. Messi and co. were humbled in the Camp Nou, with Kylian Mbappé stealing the headlines with a hat-trick. In the other match, current Premier League champions Liverpool got off to a perfect start with a 0x2 win against RB Leipzig.
Champions League continues throughout Wednesday 17th February, with Cristiano Ronaldo visiting his home country to face Portuguese League champions F.C. Porto. At the same time, Europa League holders Sevilla host Borussia Dortmund.
In the following week two more matches to follow. Fresh from winning the Club World Cup, Bayern Munich visits Rome to face Lazio. Also in Italy, but in Bergamo, Atalanta receives Real Madrid.
Premier League title race heating up
In other events throughout February, the English Premier League looks set for an exciting month.
Current champions Liverpool are on a terrible streak of 3 consecutive losses and went from top of the table to the 6th place. Meanwhile, Manchester City on the opposite hand is 7 points clear, with 11 consecutive victories already.
The last quarter of February will see the Merseyside Derby when Liverpool hosts Everton. Looking at Jurgen Klopp’s team’s current form, don’t be surprised if Carlo Ancelotti’s experience prevails and Everton steals the spotlight and the 3 points.
Calendar of soccer events in February
|17-Feb||Champions League 1/8||Porto – Juventus|
|17-Feb||Champions League 1/8||Sevilla – Dortmund|
|18-Feb||Europa League 1/16||Benfica – Arsenal|
|18-Feb||Europa League 1/16||Real Sociedad – Manchester United|
|19-Feb||Premier League||Wolves – Leeds|
|20-Feb||Premier League||Liverpool – Everton|
|21-Feb||Premier League||Arsenal – Manchester City|
|21-Feb||Serie A||AC Milan – Inter|
|22-Feb||Serie A||Juventus – Crotone|
|23-Feb||Champions League 1/8||Atletico Madrid – Chelsea|
|23-Feb||Champions League 1/8||Lazio – Bayern|
|24-Feb||Champions League 1/8||Atalanta – Real Madrid|
|24-Feb||Champions League 1/8||B. Monchengladbach – Man. City|
|25-Feb||Europa League 1/16||Manchester United – Real Sociedad|
|27-Feb||La Liga||Sevilla – Barcelona|
|28-Feb||Serie A||Roma – AC Milan|
|28-Feb||Premier League||Chelsea – Manchester United|
|1-Mar||Premier League||Everton – Southampton|
Don’t miss: The Super Bowl!
It’s that time of the year again. The Super Bowl is one of the main events of the year for sports fans and in the US – it’s more than that: it’s a tradition. Whether you love the NFL or not, reuniting friends to watch the big game is part of the American identity.
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it will be slightly different though. Both for fans at home, who should avoid mass gatherings, and for the ones attending the game in Tampa, Florida.
The Raymond James Stadium with a capacity of 65,000 people, will only be able to host 22,000 lucky supporters, due to public health concerns.
Despite that, the game itself will be one for the books. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the first team to play a Super Bowl at their home stadium. The match will also be special for quarterback Tom Brady, who will play his 10th Super Bowl, an individual record for the same player.
The Buccaneers will face last year’s Super Bowl winners, Kansas City Chiefs, who return to revalidate their title.
|7 Feb||Super Bowl: Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Tampa, Florida|
More to watch: The Australian Open
The first tennis Grand Slam of the year takes place in Melbourne, Australia, between 8 and 21 of February 2021.
Due to COVID-19 measures, the Australian Open will also see its audience reduced to 30,000 people per day (50% of the capacity of Melbourne Park).
Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin are the defending champions of the Men’s and Women’s Singles, respectively.
The Serbian is the favorite in the odds to repeat the success after Rafael Nadal was defeated by Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals.
In the Women’s Singles tournament, Naomi Osaka leads the odds comfortably. The Japanese athlete will try to repeat the victory in the 2019 edition.
The current no. 1 of the ATP ranking, the Australian Ashleigh Barty, who has never won the Australian Open, was knocked out in the quarter-finals. Serena Williams will face Osaka in the semifinals, a rematch of the 2018 U.S. Open Final that gave Osaka her first Grand Slam win.
Full calendar of the Australian Open
|8-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles 1st round|
|9-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles 1st round|
|10-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles 2nd round|
|11-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles 2nd round|
|12-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles 3rd round|
|13-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles 3rd round|
|14-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles 4th round|
|15-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles 4th round|
|16-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals|
|17-Feb||Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals|
|18-Feb||Women’s semi-finals: |
Naomi Osaka x Serena Williams;
Karolina Muchova x Jennifer Brady.
Novak Djokovic x Aslan Karatsev
|19-Feb||Second men’s semi-final:|
Daniil Medvedev x Stefanos Tsitsipas
Basketball: what to watch?
The basketball calendar has also suffered some changes in 2021 due to the impact of the pandemic. Several matches of the NBA have been delayed, with the Washington Wizard having six matches in a row postponed and the Grizzlies five. Nonetheless, the conferences are progressing.
Currently, the Philadelphia 76ers top the East Conference, while the LA Clippers and the NBA champions LA Lakers are leading the West Conference.
Despite the COVID impact on their calendar, the Memphis Grizzlies are one team to watch as they currently have a streak of 7 straight victories.
Here are some matches to pay attention to during February 2021:
|12-Feb||Utah Jazz – Milwaukee Bucks|
|13-Feb||Memphis Grizzlies – LA Lakers|
|14-Feb||Golden State Warriors – Brooklyn Nets|
|15-Feb||LA Clippers – Cleveland Cavaliers|
|16-Feb||Utah Jazz – Philadelphia 76ers|
What about the Euroleague?
February will also see plenty of basketball action in the old continent. The Euroleague regular reason is already midway, with 18 teams competing for a place in the best-of-five playoffs.
Barcelona is leading the standings, with the current champions CSKA Moscow following them closely.
AX Armani Exchange Milan, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Zenit St. Petersburg, Zalgiris Kaunas, and Fenerbahce Istambul are the other 6 teams completing the top 8 of the table.
The Turkish side is currently one of the hottest properties, with a streak of 8 victories in a row.
What changes will we see in the standings at the end of the month?
Here are the main events to watch in the Euroleague February calendar:
|4-Feb||Barcelona – Anadolu Efes|
|5-Feb||Olympiakos – Panathinaikos|
|18-Feb||Barcelona – Zalgiris Kaunas|
|19-Feb||Valencia – Real Madrid|
|25-Feb||Real Madrid – Zalgiris Kaunas|
|26-Feb||Fenerbahçe – Anadolu Efes|
What other sporting events to watch?
These are the main sports events that you should take note of for February. Look out for the current odds, team’s and player’s forms, and place your bet in CoinPoker’s desktop and mobile apps.
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