Upcoming Major Betting Events
Below we have listed all the major sporting events that are going on right now and also those that are upcoming. We believe this will help you plan better your betting activity.
Lots of betting sites are giving enhanced odds and high-value retention offers around those big events that can really increase the betting value and reduce losses for those punters that are smart enough to take advantage.
It usually is best to wait until the event is close to starting as you can get the best odds, free bets, money back, insurance offers and other promotions around this time.
Liverpool v Tottenham – Saturday 1st June
The Champions League is the most important European tournament at club level. It is the trophy all football fans wants to win. This year England were represented by five teams and two of them have made it all the way to the final which will take place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium. The vast majority of bookmakers were expecting Manchester City to make it but didn’t happen.
Liverpool Have Reached Two Finals In Two Years
Liverpool have managed to qualify and have now reached the second final in two years. Although they seemed more motivated to win the Premier League, they have done fantastically well also in Europe and they are now fully committed to adding another European Cup to their trophy cabinet. In the semifinal second leg, they have destroyed Barcelona and Messi and they are now the strong favourite to win the Champions League.
It will be the year when Klopp will finally get rid of his cup final hoodoo?
Tottenham were very close to being eliminated by they managed an amazing comeback against Ajax. The Spurs cannot be underestimated as in the previous round they have eliminated Manchester City which were one of the favourites of the competition.
Surely this is going to be a game to remember regardless of who is going to win. Since there are two English teams in the Champions Final we expect to see a huge range of betting offers and great odds for this massively anticipated event.
Watch: BT Sport
FA Cup Final Man City v Wolves – Saturday 18th May
The 2019 FA Cup might turn out to be one of the best in the last few years, yet the expectations are that Man City will simply dominate. In 2012 through the same outcome was expected by Wigan were able to produce one of the biggest upset of the last 30 years of the competition.
Watford are undoubtedly a better side compared with that Wigan team and they come into this final on the back of a great league season. In the semi-final against Wolves they made a great comeback and maybe this is their year.
City Are The Clear Favourites
Having said that it won’t be easy for them. Manchester City are one of the best teams in the world at the moment. Even though the Citizens are still focused on winning the Premier League, they have a deep squad that can cope with several competitions.
If Watford will be able to win they will also claim a place in the Europa League that for a team of their size would be a massive achievement.
The oldest cup final will take place on Saturday 18th May at Wembley. Bookmakers will go the extra mile in offering top value and we suggest you wait 24-48 hrs before the kickoff of the game to secure the best deals.
Watch: BBC and BT Sport
Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr
1st June 2019 – Madison Square Garden, New York City
It has been a very long wait but AJ is going to be back in the ring on 1st June to take on Andy Ruiz Jr. Later on in the year, he will then fight either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury. Jerrell Miller was scheduled to fight AJ but the bout was cancelled when Miller tested positive for drugs.
It was therefore announced in April that Californian heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr would fight Joshua and replace Miller. When he fought for the world title before, he was defeated by Joseph Parker for the WBO belt. That was just one year before Joshua took it away from Parker.
First Fight For Joshua In The US
This will be the first fight for Joshua in the US. It is a good idea to have an ‘easier’ opponent to start with. The fight will be live on Saturday 1st June in the US (so it will be early hours of Sunday 2nd June in the UK). Joshua’s WBO, IBO & IBF, WBA heavyweight title belts will all be on the line.
Since this is the biggest fight of 2019 and considering that there isn’t football in June, we expect bookmakers to launch great offers and price boosts for this event.
Watch: Sky Box Office
ICC Cricket World Cup
30th May to 14th July 2019 – England
The ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in England this year. The opening match will be England against South Africa at the Oval. Over the following 6 weeks, there will be a huge 45 round-robin matches between the 10 teams that are taking part in the event.
England Hosting For First Time Since 1999
The matches will be spread around the country with 11 grounds that will be involved. England are hosting the World Cup for the first time since 1999 and it is a fantastic opportunity to see fantastic international cricket being played across Britain.
After the round-robin stage is completed the 4 best team will proceed to the semi-final which will take place on the 9th and 11th July. The final will be on the 14th July the Lord’s.
Since there isn’t summer football this year bookmakers are likely to focus on this event with great betting offers and price boosts. Take advantage of all this great value and enjoy the tournament.
Watch: Sky Sports
French Open Tennis
26th May – 9th June 2019
The French Open is a unique Grand Slam as it is the only one played on clay courts. Clay is a very tricky surface where only certain types of tennis players can excel. It is, in fact, the slowest of all tennis surfaces and as a result, it is challenging to smash your way with big serves and returns.
For a player to have success on clay it has to have a slower tactical game. This is why the most prominent names of the other surfaces tend to struggle in France. Novak Djokovic has won only 1 French title in his career (total 15 Grand Slams) and the same for Roger Federer (out of 20 grand slam wins).
Rafa Nadal The King Of Clay
The undisputed king of clay is Rafa Nadal. The Spaniard has won 11 titles at Roland Garros out of 17 played. When he is in top form and out of injury, it is complicated to see other players coming close to stop him from winning here. He will try to get his 3rd consecutive title in 2019.
Djokovic will is the other favourite in case the Spaniard will have issues.
The women’s tournament looks a lot more open. Since 2004 there have been 12 different players winning the women’s singles compared with just 4 for the men. Only the likes of Serena Williams, Justin Henin and Maria Sharapova have managed to win this tournament more than once in the last 15 years. If you are looking for an outside bet surely the women’s tournament looks the one to go for.
As usual, expect plenty of betting offers from betting sites on the French Open.
Watch: ITV & Eurosport
Epsom Derby & Oaks Stakes
31st May & 1st June 2019 – Epsom Downs
Even though the football season is pretty much over, the flat racing season has just started. With no major tournaments in the summer, the betting sites are going to focus on racing for offers and deals.
Surely punters will be able to get some great added value for the Derby and Oaks classics. The best is to wait until a day or two before placing your bets to secure the best prices.
At Epsom we have some top level racing since the mid-1600s. It is not far from London and this means that it does attract big crowds and also plenty of royalty.
The Oaks will take place on Friday 31st May at 16:30 while the Derby will be on Saturday 1st June at 16:30. Those two races are over one and a half miles and are two of the traditional British classics. The winner will take home around £900,000 with the total prize pot which is more than £1.6M for each of the two races.
Aside from the two features races, there are others taking place as this is a two-day racing festival. One of the most prestigious races that is also included in the race card is the group 1 Coronation Cup which will take place on Friday.
Golf US Open at Pebble Beach, California
Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th June
The US PGA has moved from this season from August to May. This was done to avoid conflicting with the NFL start of the season. As a result, the US Open is now the 2nd rather than the 3rd golf major of the year. This won’t change much in terms of diminishing the importance of the event. If anything, it will mean top golfers would be more prepared as they come into the event straight after the PGA Championship.
The 2019 edition will be the 119th US Open in the history, and it will take place in the beautiful and sunny but challenging Pebble Beach in Monterey, California.
It is difficult to predict how a golf tournament of this size will pan out. In the last two editions, there haven’t been dominant players and as a result, ante-post odds are particularly interesting for top performances. Regardless if you think that Rory Mcllroy will land a major crown or if Tiger Woods will continue their resurgence, it makes sense to wait until few days before the start of the event to secure the best odds and betting offers.
Watch: Sky Sports Golf