After a summer of action-packed sports, it’s hard to believe that the exciting year of events is nowhere near over after the thrilling action at the Euro 2020 football tournament, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and Wimbledon providing existing and new sports fans alike with plenty of action live via our television screens.
A great excuse to reignite a passion and view the action live on the court or football stadium, or with friends at a viewing party, this summer has certainly provided many of us with many an exhilarating moment to cheer on our favourite athletes and home countries in a social setting once again. And though it may seem like there couldn’t possibly be any more to get excited about, cricket, rugby, Formula One and golf fans would surely disagree.
If you like to take in the action on the field, track, course, court and the like and add a little flutter into the proceedings for a bit of added excitement, then we’ve highlighted some of the more stimulating events that are taking place this autumn and winter to keep an eye out for below.
The Ryder Cup
The next big event worth marking on your calendar has to be the Ryder Cup, which takes place at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, USA. Delighting fans and speculators alike, this notable event in golf starts on the 24th of September and finishes on the 26th and pits Team Europe and Team USA against each other in a series of matches over three days. 12 golfers are placed on each team with Padraig Harrington serving as Team Europe Captain and Steve Stricker serving as captain of Team USA.
Though Team Europe are the reigning champions after a sizeable lead in Paris in 2018 (winning 17.5 to 10.5), the hosting team are the current favourites, by a small margin. If you are interested speculating on the cup, you may be pleased to learn that placing bets just got easier with Ecopayz getting in on the action opening its doors up to online gambling companies. There are seven Ecopayz bookmakers available online that allow you to deposit and withdraw your cash, so you won’t miss out on the action.
Cricket fans will be delighted with the ongoing action this year, from the Bob Willis Trophy final taking place at Lord’s to the Men’s T20 World Cup in India to the Australia v England five-test Ashes series in Australia. There will be plenty of opportunities to get in on the action with the Bob Willis Trophy final taking place from September 27th to October 1st, the Men’s T20 World Cup running for a month from October 18th to November 15th and the big one for some, The ashes, which is scheduled to run from December 8th through to January 18th. The odds are siding with current Ashes-holders and hosting side Australia, but you never know what can happen on the pitch.
Fans of Rugby League have to wait another year to cheer on their team for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 as it has been rescheduled for 2022, however there will be plenty of action to get excited about at the Super League Grand Final on October 9th. Taking place at Old Trafford in Manchester, fans will, no doubt, be watching with bated breath as the championship-deciding game of Rugby League’s Super League competition kicks off. If you’re a fan as well as a speculator then why not take your viewing up a notch and grab yourself some tickets to the final live in Manchester? Seek out a hospitality package for the day to make the event the best it can be.
Kicking off in Bahrain in March, the Formula One season is well underway with a range of exciting races having already taken place across the world. There’s plenty more action to come with the season coming to an end in Abu Dhabi on the 12th of December and with a variety of matches seeing Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton on the podium, at this time, it looks as though this pair will make good bets for champion for this season. There are plenty of ways to get in on the action by placing bets for individual race leader for the remaining races, driver’s championship winner, fastest qualifier and the like.