In our article, Online Sports Betting Tips we discussed a few important aspects of online sports betting such as what to look out for in order to make sure that your bet is safe and secure as well as tips on how to manage your bank roll effectively.
In this article however we look at some of the best online sports betting opportunities taking place this year and what you should be betting on.
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 1 – Pacquiao vs Bradley: Boxing
Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley 3 – This bout takes place in Las Vegas on the 9th April. This is the last bout that Pacquiao will fight before he goes into retirement, it is therefore quite an historic fight as the pound for pound king takes on the current WBO Welterweight Champion. Find out current betting odds for this fight here.
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 2 – British Premier League: Soccer
The BPL comes to an end in May 2016 and the season’s final game could go down in the history books as one of the greatest yet, as complete underdogs, Leicester City are currently top of the Premier League Standings. Read more about the Rise of the Foxes here. At the start of the season many bookies where offering betting odds as high as 5000/1 for Leicester to take the premier league title. One Leicester City fan placed a £5 bet on Leicester to win with odds of 5000/1. He stands to win £25 000 should they win.
If Leicester City captures the title, it is thought this would be the biggest-priced single winner in sporting history.
Place your soccer bets.
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 3 – Euro 2016 and Euro 2016 Final: Soccer
Also known as the UEFA European Championship two-time defending champions, Spain, will take on the rest of Europe in France from June 10th to July 10th. Germany seems to be a strong contender and are seen as the favourite to win this year. They have been popularly called a “Turniermannschaft”, which translates to a team that doesn’t do very well in once off matches or friendlies, but improve with every game they play in a major tournament. France also seem to be looking strong with a number of young and dynamic players, namely Benzema, Pogba, Griezmann and Varane. They were doing well in the 2014 World Cup, only to have been outplayed by Germany.
Current Betting odds on the Winner of Euro 2016 being Germany are 3/1, France are 7/2, Spain are 5/1, Belgium are 11/1 and England are 11/1.
Place your Soccer Bets
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 4 – US Open, Golf
Can Jordan Spieth repeat last year’s victory and become the US Open Champion 2 years in a row? The US Open returns to Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania. Golfing legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Gene Sarazan and Ben Hogan have all won the US Open on this course. It is a long course with severely sloping greens and course winners are nearly always straight out of the top drawer.
Current champion Jordan Spieth is a tremendous putter but will his slight lack of length prove a hindrance at Oakmont? Rory McIlroy is current favourite to win but experts are arguing that his putting skills are just not enough to make him the US Open Champion at Oakmont. Australian star, Jason Days US Open form figures read an impressive 2-59-2-4-9 and if he’s in form in June, he’ll take some beating on a course that should really suit his game.
Current Betting odds on:
Rory McIlroy are 13/2, Jordan Spieth are 15/2 and Jason Day are 11/1.
Read more about the Top Golfing Tournaments to bet on here.
Place your Golf Bets here.
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 5 – Wimbledon: Tennis
Whip out the strawberries and cream to watch Centre Court for the Wimbledon finals on the 9th and 10th July 2016. Current Tennis superstar, Novak Djokovic is almost impossible to beat at the moment, and most betting enthusiasts will probably keep their money with him. Djokovic has current betting odds of 19/20 to win, betting odds on Andy Murray to win are 4/1 and betting odds on Roger Federer to win are 6/1.
In the women’s corner Serena Williams is still the favourite with current betting odds of 15/10 to win followed closely by Petra Kvitova with betting odds of 9/2 and Viktoria Azarenka with betting odds of 8/1.
Read more about How to Place an Online Tennis Bet here.
Place your Tennis Bets here.
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 6 – Vodacom Durban July: Horse Racing
Horserace betting is by far and large the most popular online sports betting event. Even those that aren’t familiar with a horses performance will try their luck on their favourite horses come race day. The Vodacom Durban July delivers a flashy, stylish and exciting event each year and attracts the best horses, trainers and jockeys to the Greyville Racecourse in July. Entries for the Vodacom Durban July start flowing in in April and the final field is only announced closer to the time.
Read more about How to Place an Online Horseracing Bet here.
Place your Horseracing Bets here.
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 7 – Tour de France: Cycling
France is pulling out all the stops by being host to some of the best online sports betting opportunities this year including the Euro 2016 and the annual Tour de France. South Africa’s, Chris Froome has been called by some bookies as this years favourite to win. Chances of a second consecutive victory however for Froome are against the odds as the last rider to put in a successful defence of a Tour win was Miguel Indurain in 1995. Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador were the last two riders to actually stand on the Tour podium in Paris in consecutive years, but both have subsequently been stripped of those victories due to doping charges.
So can Froome break the 20-year deadlock of a consecutive victory? Only time will tell.
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 8 – The Summer Olympics: Various Sports
The biggest sporting event on the planet, and therefore one of the best online sports betting opportunities take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August this year. From Swimming to Archery to Judo, Hockey, Tennis, Rowing, Rugby and many more. The Summer Olympics are sure to entertain just about anyone, whether you’re an avid sports fanatic or not.
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 9 – World Grand Prix of Darts: Darts
Yes you read correctly, the World Grand Prix of Darts. This fascinating event was won last year by Robert Thorton in a stunning upset to Michael van Gerwen. In the final two legs of the decider, Van Gerwen faltered with his doubles and Thornton’s biggest moment at the oche was realised. The world No 7 from Scotland had lost his previous seven encounters with Van Gerwen but finally arrested that slide in advance of the Grand Slam of Darts. Can this year’s encounter match the electric atmosphere of last years? Stay tuned from the 2nd to the 8th October for the best betting odds on the World Grand Prix of Darts.
Place your Darts Bets here.
Online Sports Betting Opportunity 10 – FINA World Swimming Championship: Aquatics
1000 of the world’s best swimmers from more than 170 countries will compete in Windsor, Canada this December. This is the 13th Edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships and the first time it is being hosted in Windsor. This event will most certainly having betting enthusiasts trying their luck online as the best swimmers in the world take to the water.
We have chosen 10 of the top online sports betting events this year, however there are many, many more including the World Rugby Under 20 Championship, the British Open, the US PGA, the Currie Cup Premier Division, the FA Cup Final, the Ryder Cup, the Nedbank Golf Challenge, the San Sui Summer Cup and the West Indies Tri Nation Cricket Series.
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