There are a countless number of sporting events taking place this summer, with many being truly unmissable, so let’s take a closer look at what’s to come over the next few months.
First of all, there’s no denying that the biggest sporting event of the summer is indeed the World Cup that is taking place in Russia between the 14th of June and 15th of July. This is going to be absolutely huge for betting sites with millions of people not only placing bets on individual matches, but outright winners too, be it the team to lift the World Cup or the top scorer at the tournament.
Summer also sees the biggest and most prestigious event in tennis traditionally take place, with Wimbledon this year running from the 2nd until the 15th of July. Betting sites are already taking bets ahead of the tournament on who will win the men’s, women’s and doubles championships. Roger Federer, 7/5 favourite at Unibet, is very much expected to win his ninth Wimbledon title and second in a row. Whilst Serena Williams, who missed SW19 last year due to pregnancy, is being tipped by many to announce her comeback with victory in women’s.
The month of July also sees three other big sporting events take place, that again will be huge for sports betting. First up is the Tour de France between the 7th and 29th of July, with Chris Froome favourite to pick up his fourth successive victory in the biggest cycling event in the world. There’s also the British Grand Prix taking place at Silverstone on the 8th of July, which is always a huge date in the Formula 1 calendar. With Britain’s Lewis Hamilton currently leading the way in the drivers’ standings, it could be an extra special race this time around.
Following that it’s the oldest golf tournament in the world, The Open, which will take place at Carnoustie in Scotland from the 19th to the 22nd of July. Jordan Spieth will be out looking to retain the Claret Jug he won in last year’s tournament, but the likes of Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and even a rejuvenated Tiger Woods will have other ideas as they look to claim the jug as their own.
As summer starts to come to an end, we will see the Women’s Hockey World Cup take place in London, England and India will do battle in a Test series beginning at Edgbaston and the European Sports Championships will also begin. All in all what a great summer of sport we have in store, with sports betting set to play a huge role in the action throughout. It’s certainly a summer that is not to be missed.