EVERY year brings with it a new set of opportunities. The world of sports is no different, always packed with action.
There are sports competitions held annually, and some that come around every few years. All together, they create an exciting atmosphere that is cherished wholeheartedly by fans, punters, and bookmakers alike.
Europe typically sees a considerable amount of sporting action each year. In addition to the major events, there are local games that happen in smaller cities and locations.
2019 will witness some genuinely unmissable world-class sporting competitions taking place on the continent, perfect for watching with friends and family.
For a bettor, these events will create the ideal occasion to make some money in addition to the euphoria and entertainment value of the games.
Considered among the most important horse racing events in the world, the Grand National will take place at the Aintree Racecourse on 6th April 2019. Last year’s winner of the steeplechase race, Tiger Roll is once again the top contender this year with 5/1 odds.
However, 2017’s Grand National winner, One For Arthur, is listed at 40/1 odds. While the Grand National draws the biggest crowds, this three-day festival has a lot more racing that is worth your attention and money.
An event that features royalty, celebrities, top fashion, and all-around festivities, punters should look at dividing their wagers over a few races to maximise their profits.
ICC Cricket World Cup
When it comes to events like the Cricket World Cup, the excitement levels reach a whole new level. Held every four years, this is the most prestigious cricketing competition in the world that has fans and punters waiting in anticipation.
Bookmakers are equally enthusiastic about the World Cup, and most leading establishments offer their customers promotional bonuses that can add to the winnings.
Therefore, a punter should utilise this time before the competition and compare free bets that the bookmakers offer to grab the best possible deal available. Moreover, also check for welcome bonuses and no-deposit bets to further increase your profits.
Tour de France
July will see the ultimate in cycling competitions as racers from across the globe contest in the Tour de France.
Considered amongst the toughest cycling races, the contest has a 100-year-old heritage that is well respected and admired by participants and cycling enthusiasts. Bookmakers already have their favourites listed for 2019 with the British Chris Froome leading the pack.
He is listed at 9/4 odds followed closely by Tom Dumoulin and Geraint Thomas, listed at 6/1 and 3/1 odds respectively.
UEFA Nations League
Football has always remained a favourite sport around the world, more so in Europe. Although there are already quite a few football competitions taking place annually, we get to see a brand new one in 2019.
The inaugural UEFA Nations League finals will take place in Portugal during June. With the four teams already decided, it will be a close call and can prove to be the perfect chance for punters to utilise their free bets for some lucrative profits.
Both Portugal and England right now are listed at 2/1 odds to win the cup, and Netherlands and Switzerland are at 10/3 and 13/2 odds. Fans and punters can be sure of one thing though; each team will undoubtedly be giving their very best to become the first ever winners of the Nations League and go down in the history books of the game.