2020 promises to be one of the biggest sporting years in history, with events coming thick and fast throughout the year. But what are the best events to bet on and who do we think is a safe bet? Read on to find out.
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Can Serena finally win that final major to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24, or will she once again fall at the final hurdle. Can Roger Federer lift his form to put himself back on the top of the rankings? Whatever happens, we can safely say that the 2020 Australian Open is going to be full of ups and downs for your favourite tennis stars.
The good money would be on Nadal or Djokovic to lift the men’s title, while it’s hard to see anyone getting in the way of Williams and her record-equalling 24th Grand Slam win. Interestingly, Margaret Court will be in the stadium named in her honour to watch Serena.
The Super Bowl
It’s the sporting event of the ages, thanks in no small part to the halftime show that often becomes more of a talking point than the game itself. Now, far be it from us to tell you where to spend your money, but the Patriots are quite possibly the safest bet you can choose on this list.
Of course, fans of other teams will have plenty to say about that and, in fairness, they’ve got a point. The Seahawks and the Ravens look good so far this season and hopefully they’ll give the Patriots a good run for their money. The Patriots will still win though, right?
The Cheltenham Festival is a racing lover’s dream, with the Gold Cup being one of the most prestigious and hotly contested races in the racing calendar. The odds are already out for next year’s entrants, but you can expect these to change somewhat depending on form over the next few months.
After Royal Ascot, Cheltenham is the most popular racing event, with every race well attended by the betting public. Hopefully, the weather will hold up for 2020 and we won’t have a washout like last time around.
Can Liverpool repeat their success of last season or will Real Madrid emerge as favourites once more? If you’re looking to get good odds on one of the bigger teams then you’d best hurry. Once they enter the quarter-finals, odds will come tumbling down.
Spurs under Mourinho might be a good bet to make the final although they’re unlikely to win it. PSG also look good, but their propensity to implode in the knockout stages is a concern. The smart money will be on Liverpool, Juventus, Barcelona, or Real Madrid. Bayern are an outside bet at best and we doubt that Chelsea can make it past the semis. What about Man City? Who knows how they’ll fare.
Can Cristiano Ronaldo win it a second time before he retires? Will he break the international goal-scoring record in the process? Ronaldo alone is good enough reason to watch the tournament, but the expanded format adds even more excitement to Euro 2020.
The favourites here have to be World Cup winners France, but they’ve looked a little unconvincing of late. Germany looked good in qualification, but a lot of fans will back the Netherlands to finally pick up their first piece of silverware since 1988. This will be a good one to watch.
And last, but by no means least, we come to the Olympics. The one sporting event that has something for everyone. Next year’s event is to be held in Tokyo and, if this year’s Rugby World Cup is anything to go by, it will be a resounding success. Your biggest problem for this event is choosing a sport to bet on. The athletics are always interesting but, more often than not, we have a fairly good idea of who will win or at least who will come in the top three.
A better option might be to have a look at the decathlon events. There’s no telling what can happen in these events and not only will you get fairly good odds, the excitement stretches out.
So no matter where you are in the world, as you can see, there are plenty of sporting events to keep you busy right through 2020. Now, all you need is to find a place where you can watch them and you’re all set.