English Premier League
Until 19th May 2020
The Premier League is the most popular sporting competition in the world in terms of revenue and number of people watching. The English top tier is also topping the list in terms of attendance, wages and pretty much any other stat you want to analyse.
As far as betting is concerned, more than half of bets placed on football in the UK are on the Premier League.
Liverpool and Man City domination
In recent years we have seen that more and more teams have become so competitive to cause trouble to teams like Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal who have dominated the first years of the EPL. Leicester delivered a massive upset in 2015, and that was followed by two new dominant forces: Manchester City and Liverpool.
Those two sides have battled consistently in the last season with Manchester City that managed to defend the title and Liverpool who came second with a massive 97 points. We expect more of the same in the 2019-20 season.
Great odds and offers
Bookmakers are offering some fantastic deals to all people willing to bet on the Premier League. If you are one of those, it would be insane not to take advantage of the very competitive offers and odds from our top betting sites in the UK. Check our detailed betting sites guide to find out more.
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Group Stages 17th September to 11th December
The UEFA Champions League is the most important European club football competition. It is a dream for every fans to win it. In this edition, we will have four English teams competing for the title.
Liverpool are the defending champions and expectations are they have what it takes to go all the way again. The feeling though is that the Reds will focus mostly on the Premier League in this campaign and that might leave some more opportunities for their rivals Manchester City.
The group stage of the competition will start on the 17th September and will last until 11th December. After the winter break the last 16 will begin. Punters will be able to benefit from lots of offers as bookmakers are willing to go the extra mile in offering great deals during the Champions League. With so many English teams you can expect offers to be even more valuable than normal.
Watch: BT Sport
UEFA Europa League
Group Stages 19th September to 12th December
Even though the Europa League is the second European club competition, in recent years has increased his profile significantly. This is thanks to the fact that the winner team will now secure a pass to the next season’s Champions League.
Final will be in Poland
This year final will be held in Poland. This will be good news for lots of fans that had to travel a very long distance to reach Baku for last season final between Chelsea and Arsenal. With lots of English teams involved expectations are that some of them will once again go all the way. Bookmakers will be offering competitive odds and offers on this competition. Take advantage of those, and we suggest you place bets around 48 hours before kick-off as this is the best time to make the most of promotions.
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The Ashes – England v Australia
1st August to 16th September 2019 – England
The 71st edition of The Ashes will take place in England this summer. The opening match will be played in Edgbaston (Birmingham) from 1st to 5 August. The second clash will be in London at the Lord’s from 14th to 18 August. The third one will be at Headingley in Leeds from the 22nd to 26 August followed by the Old Trafford clash in Manchester from 4th to the 8th September. The final game will be at The Oval in London from 12 to the 16 September.
The Ashes still fascinating
Even though many have said that the five-day test game is not exciting as the 50 over ODI’s and Twenty-20 cricket, The Ashes remains a massive clash that attracts the attention of all Australian and English’s cricket fans.
The controversy has dominated the last edition of The Ashes with Ben Stokes that wasn’t able to play due to police investigation for assault and Smith and Warner from the Aussie side who are fresh from the ball-tampering scandal.
England and Australia have great sides this time around
Controversies will add to the exciting atmosphere around The Ashes. Both England and Australia can field topsides for this edition which promises to be the best since 2005.
Watch: Sky Sports Cricket
St Leger Festival
11th – 14th September – Doncaster Racecourse
The St Leger festival was established way back in 1776. It is a part of the classic British summer like the Henley Regatta, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon.
More than 28 races are taking place over the four days of the event and 7 of those are group races.
Some of the best races of the British summer
At the St Leger Festival, we have top races group races like the Doncaster Cup, Park Stakes, Champagne Stakes, Flying Childers Stakes, May Hill Stakes and Park Hill Stakes. Without any doubts, this is the biggest racing meetings of the flat racing calendar.
As you would expect the group 1 St Leger on the final day is the feature race of the event. It is the longest of the British classics as it is over 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 115 yards. The prize fund is £750,000 with £425,000 that goes to the winner. This is still one of the most loved and watched races in the world despite the many events in the modern racing calendar.
Expert lots of great offers and odds
Since this is the final big group races of the flat season, bookmakers tend to go the extra mile with valuable offers and special odds. This is a good meeting usually also for punters as, at this point, they have it clear what are the horses in form as they are hitting the peak of the flat racing season.
Rugby Union World Cup
20th September – 2nd November 2019 – Japan
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be hosted in Japan, and it will be the first one to be held in Asia. This event will be the 9th tournament of his kind, and 20 teams are taking part. Those nations will battle out for six weeks and 48 matches to decide the winner. All the teams are divided into four pools of five team, from A to D, and they will play each other in a round-robin. After the first phase, there will be the knockout stages and then the quarter-finals.
Rugby World Cup Tournament Structure
- Pool A: Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa
- Pool B: New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada
- Pool C: England, France, Argentina, US, Tonga
- Pool D: Australia, Wales, Georgia, Figi, Uruguay
- QFs: 19th & 20th October
- SFs: 26th & 27th October
- Final: 2nd November
Japan 2019 is going to be one of the most competitive World Cup ever. This is because there are around seven teams that are potentially equipped to win it. It goes without saying that the team to beat are the All Blacks that are going in search for the fourth World Cup title. This is the biggest World Rugby event. Do expect betting sites to compete fiercely for customers. Excellent odds and offers will be available, especially a couple of days before the event will start.
Euro 2020 Qualifying
Until 19th November 2019
The Euro 2020 will not have a fixed host country and will be for the first time a pan-European competition. Matches will be played across 12 countries with the semi-finals and the final that will be at Wembley in July 2020.
Since there isn’t a single hosting country, there is one more qualifying place available. This is because all the 24 teams that will play in the final part of the competition need to earn their place.
All teams have to qualify
The qualifying tournament is made of 10 matches that are being played between the 21st March and the 19th November 2019. There are a total of 55 teams that are split into ten groups. The best two teams of each group will earn automatic qualification so in total 20 places will be assigned this way. The other four places will be decided with play-offs that will feature the top 16 teams from the UEFA Nations League that haven’t yet qualified. Play-offs will be in late March 2020. To know more about this event, check our European Championship page.
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NFL 2019-2020 Season
Regular Season & Play-Offs
The NFL regular season has started on the 5th September and will run until the 29th December. This means there will be 16 match days with one week being a bye. Every team will play three teams in their division twice (total of 6 games) and then all four teams in one other division from every conference (total 8 games). The last two games are between teams that have ended in the same league position in other divisions of the conference.
Playoff and Super Bowl
Once the regular season is over the playoff will begin. Those will start 4th January 2020. Firstly the wild card play-off round will be played and then the Divisional Round games on the 11th and 12th January. The winners will go to play the Conference Championships on the 19th January. The Pro Bowl will be on 26th January and the Super Bowl 54 will be held on 2nd February 2020 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
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Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
5th & 6th October – Longchamps Racecourse, Paris
The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is one of the most important flat races and dates back to 1920. It is part of classic flat racing like Guinea, Epsom Derby, British Champions Day and St Leger.
Lots of top races during two days
Even though the feature race is the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe itself, 14 races take place over the two days. Eleven of those are group races and include the likes of Prix du Cadran, Prix Marcel Boussac, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, Prix de l’Opera, Prix De l’Abbaye and Prix De La Foret. Without any doubts, this is one of the biggest racing meetings of the yearly flat racing calendar.
The richest race in the flat racing calendar
The Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe race will take place on Sunday 6th October. The winner will get just below €3M, and the total prize fund is more then €5M. This is, therefore, the wealthiest European flat race. The length of this race is 1 mile and 4 furlongs, and it is one of the most-watched and loved flat races out there.
Considering that this is one of the final big group races of the flat season there are plenty of bookmakers offers to take advantage of. At this point of the season, punters will have a clear idea of which are the horses that have hit their peak and can find valuable prices.
Watch: Racing TV