January 2023 Sport Preview

26 December 2022 |

Welcome to the New Year and all it will have to offer sport wise!

Our December 2022 Sport Preview ended the year on a high note and we head into 2023 looking forward to what the sport world has to offer. Therefore we will keep you posted on a monthly basis so you can keep up to date with your monthly sports fix. Now lets break it down in our January 2023 Sport Preview.

Ongoing Sports Events

Dakar Rally 2023

The Dakar started on 31 December 2022 and will run until 15 January 2023. This rally has been running since 1979 and has moved to different countries over the years, it is know as a rally raid. Europe, Arica and South America have welcomed the Dakar before and since 2020 it has been in Saudi Arabia. The 2023 route is one for the tough guys. It starts on a Sea Camp on the shores of the Red Sea and finishes on the opposite side of the Arabian Peninsula. Here the competitors will discover the coast of the Arabian Gulf, the route is a true test of extreme endurance which packs a whopping 5 000 kilometres. So watching these extreme athletes race their cars, bikes and trucks competing in these extreme conditions is thrilling for sure.

EPL 2022-2023

The English Premier League resumed after the Qatar World Cup on 26 December 2022. Have a look at the best betting sites we have reviewed for you and the bookies that have some awesome promotions to keep the going EPL in style.

South Africa tour Australia

South Africa have been touring Australia since December 2022 and this January 2023 they have one more test before heading home for the domestic T20 tournament.

  • 3rd Test: 4 January 2023 – 8 January 2023 in Sydney.

So if you are new to cricket have a look at our All About T20 Cricket article and brush up on some fun facts. Some betting sites with great cricket promos are Gbets, Hollywoodbets, Betway and Bet.co.za.

Betway SA20

The Betway SA20 is the new domestic T20 that starts on 10 January 2023 on Newlands. This is a new tournament that most cricket supporters are very excited about! Have a look at our Betway SA20, Betway SA20 Promotion and Betway SA20 Final Sold Out articles for the information and details you need to know.

HSBC 7’s

The HSBC 7’s were off to a roaring start in November 2022! Australia Men’s won in Hong Kong. Then the Blitzbokke won the Dubai tournament (they have won the last 4 times in Dubai). And the Australian women’s team as well. In Cape Town it was pouring on the last day and Samoa played like champs and came out on top! New Zealand Women’s team stormed to the end and won in Cape Town. So after a bit of a festive break for all teams the HSBC 7’s will commence in Hamilton. This month you have the following to look forward to:

  1. Hamilton 7’s: 21 January 2023 – 22 January 2023.
  2. Sydney 7’s: 27 January 2023 – 29 January 2023.

For some World Cup 7’s history have a look at our 2022 Rugby World Cup 7’s article and for the full calendar read our HSBC 7’s 2023 article.

Australian Open 2023

The 2023 Australian Open is the first of this year’s four Grand Slam tennis. It takes place at Melbourne Park from 16–29 January 2023. This Australian Open will be the 111th edition, the 55th in the Open Era. Therefore the first Grand Slam of the year. How exciting for all Tennis fans! For Bet & Win’s view on it have also a look at our 2023 Australian Open article.

Winter X Games 2023

The Winter X Games welcomes back fans to Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado for the 22nd consecutive year! The tournament will run from 27 January 2023 -29 January 2023. Close to a 100 of the worlds top winter athletes will take centre stage. They will then compete in the biggest snow sport event of the year. It is 3 days of heart pounding action showcasing the best of the best action sport athletes who compete in 14 disciplines which include ski and snowboard superpipe, slopestyle, knuckle huck as well as big air. Therefore these games are not to be missed!


Two Golf events to keep in your calendar if you are a golfing fan are the Hero Cup and Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai & Abu Dhabi in January 2023:

  • January 13-15 – Hero Cup – Abu Dhabi GC, Abu Dhabi
  • January 26-29 – Dubai Desert Classic – Emirates GC, Dubai

Happy New Year and the first Sport Preview for 2023, be sure to add our January Sport Preview 2023 to your calendar and keep a look out at the end of January for February 2023 Sport Preview!

The best betting sites in SA have plenty of betting markets and live betting opportunities to choose from. Therefore we hope this January Sport Preview will help you plan your sports favourites going into the New Year. So why not have a look at our detailed reviews on the best sports betting sites in South Africa. So we hope the 1st month of the new year is a good one and be sure to come back for our February 2023 Sport Preview!

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