Spurs vs Liverpool, AFC U23 Championship, Malaysia Masters: What to watch this week

By Seng Foo 7 January 2020 82
Spurs vs Liverpool, AFC U23 Championship, Malaysia Masters: What to watch this week
With the new year entering its second week, several sports also start to resume their regular activities on top of other exciting match-ups. Here are some of the best action you can catch on Astro and Astro GO. (coverage is subject to change)


Schedule: January 6 - 12
Channel: Fox Sports 2 (CH816 & CH836)
The ATP Cup action continues this week in Australia with teams vying to win the inaugural tournament. At the time of writing, only the home team have secured their spot in the knockout stage, while Greece have failed to follow suit.

T20: Sri Lanka's Tour of India

Schedule: January 7 & 10
Channel: Fox Sports 3 (CH817 & CH837)
The much-anticipated contest between the two top cricket nations failed to take off after the opening match of their three-match T20 series on Sunday was abandoned due to rain. Thankfully, the weather is expected to be better in the two remaining games.

AFC U23 Championship

Schedule: January 8 - 26
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
The biennial international championship is back for the fourth time, featuring 10 teams who have qualified for all editions to date including past three winners Iraq, Japan and Uzbekistan. The top three teams will qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics alongside host nation Japan.

BWF World Tour: Malaysia Masters

Schedule: January 8 - 12
Channels: Astro Arena (CH801 & CH802), Astro Supersport 4 (CH814 & CH834)
For the first time since 2009 Malaysia Open, Malaysia host the BWF season curtain raiser, hoping for a change in fortune for their shuttlers, who haven't won the home competition since mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing did it in 2017.

ONE Championship: A New Tomorrow

Schedule: Friday, January 10 @ 7:30pm
Channel: Astro Supersport 2 (CH812 & CH832)
Bangkok is the place to be for the first ONE event of the year with Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon defending his belt against Jonathan Haggerty in the main event, while the likes of ONE Super Series Atomweight Kickboxing & Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex and Malaysian bantamweight fighter Mohammed Mahmoud are scheduled to be in action too.

NBA: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers

Schedule: Saturday, January 11 @ 9:30am
Channel: Astro Supersport 4 (CH814 & CH834)
The Mavericks and the Lakers face off for the final time in the regular season, with the former holding a 2-1 record against Luka Doncic and Co.

EPL: Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool

Schedule: Sunday, January 12 @ 1:30am 
Channel: Astro Supersport 3 (CH813 & CH833)
Jose Mourinho welcomes Jurgen Klopp's team to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium perhaps with revenge in mind, as he was sacked as Manchester United manager after losing to the Reds in December 2018. However, it is easier said than done, as star striker Harry Kane is unavailable for selection and Liverpool are yet to lose in the Premier League for over a year.

Serie A: Roma vs Juventus

Schedule: Monday, January 13 @ 3:45am
Channel: Fox Sports (CH815 & CH835)
The two old rivals meet again in a top-four encounter at the Stadio Olimpico, where Juventus have been winless since last winning 1-0 in May 2014.

Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain vs Monaco

Schedule: Monday, January 13 @ 4:00am
Channel: beIN Sports (CH818)
After replacing Leonardo Jardim, Robert Moreno has made a winning start as Monaco manager, beating Reims 2-1 in the French Cup. However, the former Spain boss has a tougher upcoming task as the Monegasques visit Neymar and Co. at the Parc des Princes.

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