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.
1st – 14th July 2019
Wimbledon is one of the most important events of the tennis season. It is the third grand slam of the year and it is the only one that it is played on grass. The 2019 edition would be the 133rd of The Championship that started in 1877. There will be 128 men and 128 women taking part.
Every singles winner will be taking home around £2.3M while the rich prize pool is around £35M. This is one of the most significant events to win in tennis not only for earnings but also for prestige.
The BBC will be broadcasting the event which might have even more success in terms of popularity this year. There aren’t in fact too many football events at the same time so all attention will be on tennis.
Great betting value
Betting sites will compete hard to acquire customers and that means better value odds and top offers for punters. We suggest you wait a couple of days before the event will begin to place your bets as you will secure the best deals.
This year the men’s game looks very competitive with Nadal, Djokovic and Federer all in great form. The Women’s game is wide open with Serena Williams that is continuing to struggle to return to the levels of a couple of years ago.
18th – 22nd June 2019
Even though football is almost over for this season, there is a summer of top flat racing ahead of us. With no major summer events like the World Cup or the European Cup, bookmakers will surely offer great racing opportunities. Punters will be able to get some great added value on all the top feature races like the 19 group races at Ascot this summer. Just wait until a day before to secure the best odds and offers.
Great Racing Tradition
Ascot has a fantastic high-level racing tradition going back to early 1700s. It is not far from London, which means lots of crowds is always attending. You will also have the opportunity to spot royalty since it is not far from Windsor Castle.
Massive Prize Pot
Racing this year will start on Tuesday 18th June and will continue for a full 5 days with the end that will be Saturday 22nd June. There will be more than £6,5M in prize money and lots of cash will undoubtedly be spent on outfits by the people attending.
With so little sporting events going on in the summer, we expect some great bookmaker odds and betting deals especially for new customers that want to try a new operator before the new season.
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
Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwartz
15th June 2019 (16th June ~04:00 UK) – Mack Center, Las Vegas
We were all hoping to see Tyson Fury facing Detonay Wilder in a rematch, but issues with TV contracts have kept these two fighters apart at least for now. So the reality is that we are left for now with a few filler fights.
Gypsy King back in action
Having said that, when the Gypsy King is on the ring, bookies always follow with fantastic odds and offers. Fury will face German heavyweight Tom Schwartz on 15th June in Las Vegas at the Mack Center. This will be the first fight for Fury in the city. It will be available in the UK in the early hours of Sunday morning.
It goes without saying that Fury is the heavy favourite but there are so many markets and options that value can be found rather easily. It is a rather quiet summer without top football tournaments and this means betting sites are focusing their attention to boxing a lot more. Best is to wait until the week of the fight to bet so to capitalise on the best betting opportunities.
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 119th US Open Edition
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
Women’s Football World Cup
7th June to 7th July 2019 – France
The FIFA Women’s World Cup in France will be the eight edition of the tournament that started in 1991 in China. Before that, there were some unofficial tournaments. As we all know, it took some time to change the attitudes in a sport that has always been dominated by male.
There are still lots of stereotypes in football but things are changing and improving year on year. This tournament has been expanded as a result and it will have 24 teams competing.
UK and Scotland Will Be There
If you are in the UK you will be able to watch all the games on the BBC. England and Scotland will represent the UK in this event that has been so far dominated by USA and Germany with three and two successes respectively.
The group phase will be from the 7th to the 20th June while the knockout phase that will start on the 22nd June. The final will be in Nice on the 7th July.
Considering that there isn’t men’s football during this summer, we expect bookmakers to take this event seriously and provide great odds and offers.
Africa Cup Of Nations
Egypt – 21st June to 19th July 2019
The 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will be played in Egypt. The tournament is organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). This event was supposed to be played in Cameroon but due to delivery delays, it was moved to Egypt. The tournament was usually played in January/February but it has been moved to June/July to allow more European club players to take part.
Egypt Are The Favourites
The hosts have an automatic place in addition to 23 nations that have qualified. The group stage is made of 6 groups of 4 teams that play each other in a round-robin format. After that, the knockout stage will start with the last 16 all the way to the final that will be played on the 19th July at Cairo’s International Stadium.
Egypt are the clear favourite while Cameroon are the 5th. Since the event will be in the summer, it should increase visibility also considering there is little football going on at the same time. We do expect good odds and offers from bookmakers.
Brazil – 14th June to 7th July 2019
The Copa America is usually held every three years, and this summer it will be hosted by Brazil. It is the 46th edition of the tournament that started in 1916.
There will be a total of 12 teams competing in 3 groups of 4. The winners and runners-up will progress to the knockout stage that will start with the Quarter finals. The final will be played in the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro on the 7th July.
Uruguay has so far won the majority of times (15) but only once this century. Argentina have 14 trophies, but their last win is way back in 1993. Brazil have won 8 times, and they are the favourite this year. They won last time in 2007. Chile has won the recent two Copa America’s in 2015 and 2016.
Watch: Premier Sports
CONCACAF Gold Cup
USA, Costa Rica & Jamaica: 15th June – 7th July
The 15th CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played this summer. Most of the matches will be in the US and some will be in Costa Rica and Jamaica.
A total of 16 teams will compete in this event that is played every 2 years. Teams are divided into 4 groups of four nations and will play against each other once. The winners and the runners-up will progress to the quarter-finals that will be the knockout stage. The final will be played at the Chicago’s Soldier Field stadium on the 7th July.
The USA won the last Gold Cup in 2017. So far they have won the tournament 6 times, which is one less than Mexico who are leading with 7 titles. The last time the Mexicans won was in 2015.
Watch: Free Sports
Tour De France
6th – 28th July 2019
The famous cycling race will take place in July in France for over 21 days. The distance covered will be 2,150 miles, which are around 3,460 kilometres. There are a total of 22 teams taking part and 21 stages. The Tour will start in Brussels on the 6th July and will be traditionally finished at the Champs-Élysées on the 28th July.
The 2019 edition would be the 106th and it will honour the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx first win. He is regarded as the most popular rider in the history of the sport with a total of 5 Tour de France wins in addition to 11 grand tour titles.
Team Ineos Debut
Team Sky has been dominating in recent times, having won 6 tours in the last 7 years. This year it will be called Team Ineos as Sky have decided to end their sponsorship. The team was acquired by Britain’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe who will be hoping to win the tour at the first try.
The team has managed to keep the two favourite pre-event riders but Chris Froome who won the tour 3 times between 2015 and 2017 will not take part after a bad crash in June. Geraint Thomas is therefore the main favourite having won it last year.