The football season may be over but the summer months often mean a cavalcade of sports betting opportunities across a range of different sports and there is no better example of that than this coming weekend with a number of massive sporting matches, races and tournaments taking place all over the world.
So we are going to bring you a quick preview of some of the big events taking place over the coming weekend as well as a number of tips for these events which will hopefully lead you to making a nice profit on any bets you make across them.
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Let’s begin by taking a quick look at what is in store over the final few days of one of the biggest horse racing meets of the year.
Royal Ascot – Concludes Saturday 22nd June
The five days of Royal Ascot began on Tuesday 18th June and will culminate on Saturday 22nd June with millions of pounds in prize money still to be won and of course, the Royal Family in attendance across this massive horse racing meeting that is the highlight of the summer for many.
With the final two days promising some exciting action beginning on Friday with two massive Group 1 races seeing the Commonwealth Cup contested over six furlongs, followed immediately by the Coronation Stakes over the old mile.
Our tip for the Commonwealth Cup is the 11/8 favourite Ten Sovereigns, while in the Coronation Stakes, while the smart money seems to be on even money favourite Hermosa, we think that Jubiloso at 4/1 with bet365 is well worth a closer look.
The big race on Saturday is the Diamond Jubilee Stakes which is contested over six furlongs and which boasts a stellar field of competitors and of the contenders, we think that Bound for Nowhere at 8/1, especially with the Brexit madness occurring in the UK right now, certainly has a nice ring to it.
Copa America – Final Group Games Begin
After their humiliating draw on home soil to Venezuela, Brazil are now facing a very tricky final group game against Peru, knowing that a defeat could see them eliminated from the competition if Venezuela can beat Bolivia in the other game in that group. Both those games in Group A of the Copa America kick off at 8pm UK time on Saturday 22nd June.
This is followed on Sunday night by the final games in Group B, which will see Colombia take on Paraguay and Qatar face off against an out of sorts Argentina. The second games for these teams are being played on Wednesday evening, with Colombia facing Qatar knowing a win will confirm them as qualified, while Argentina desperately need a win against a tricky Paraguay side.
Then at midnight on Monday, the final games on Group C will take place with Chile facing Uruguay in what should be a battle for top spot in the group, while Ecuador will face Japan in the hope that they could still secure one of the two available third-place qualification spots for the knockout phase.
We’ve put together a nice little 6-fold accumulator involving some of these games which is as follows:
- Venezuela to beat Bolivia
- Brazil to beat Peru
- Colombia to beat Paraguay
- Argentina to beat Qatar
- Chile and Uruguay to draw
- Ecuador to beat Japan
A £10 bet on this selection would return £188.30 if the bet was a winner with bet365 at the current odds available for each of the six final group games, although these odds and prices are subject to change over the coming days.
African Cup of Nations – Egypt Get the Tournament Underway
The African Cup of Nations gets underway on Friday with Egypt, hosts and favourites to win the tournament, facing Zimbabwe in the opening game at 9pm UK time. This is followed by three more games across Saturday and Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo face Uganda, followed by Nigeria v Burundi and Guinea v Madagascar. This will see the first games in Groups A and B completed.
On Sunday Morocco face Namibia, before Senegal take on Tanzania and then Algeria and Kenya round off the weekend’s action in Egypt. The action here taking place from teams in Groups C and D.
Once again, we have put together a nice accumulator for you based on some of the games outlined above
- Congo DR to beat Uganda
- Nigeria to beat Burundi
- Guinea to beat Madagascar
- Morocco to beat Namibia
- Senegal to beat Tanzania
- Algeria to beat Kenya
A £10 bet on these six results would see a return of £101.80 if the bet is successful.
Formula 1 – French Grand Prix
Also taking place this weekend with qualifying on Saturday, followed by the race on Sunday, is the French Grand Prix. Mercedes have dominated the season so far, with one of their drivers winning all seven races so far, but after a much better performance by Ferrari in Canada, the Italian team will be hoping their drivers can end that run of wins at the Paul Ricard circuit in La Castellet.
Despite this Lewis Hamilton, the World Champion and winner of five races already this season, starts as the 8/11 favourite with bet365 and his team mate Valtteri Bottas is 11/4 to win what would be his third race of the season. Sebastian Vettel is a 9/2 chance with his team mate Charles Leclerc 7/1. Max Verstappen of Red Bull is a 22/1 chance.
My money here would be on another Hamilton win. Mercedes dominated in this race last season and it is hard to see them doing anything less this time around.