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Major sporting events of 2019 – A look at the best sports betting opportunities

So we’re into the new year and there’s plenty of sport to look forward to in 2019. Some of the major highlights include the Australian Open, the Rugby World Cup and the UEFA Nations League.

Let’s have a look at some of the most exciting events taking place each month this year.

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Australian Open – 14th to 27th January

To kick things off, the Australian Open gets underway in early January. Being one of the largest and most popular tennis tournaments of the year, they’ll definitely be a large number of bookies offering promotions so keep an eye out.


Super Bowl LIII – 3rd February

The teams in the Super Bowl LIII are still yet to be decided but the date is set and there’s likely to be a fury of betting activity around on the final. Stay tuned for all the latest betting offers to take advantage of.

Rugby Six Nations – 1st February to 16th March

The 2019 Rugby six nations is arguably the most important in a number of years. With the Rugby World Cup later in the year, teams will be looking to settle into winnings ways.

RBS 6 Nations 2019


Cheltenham Festival – 12th to 15th March

If you’re into your betting, you can’t miss this one, especially the Gold Cup which takes place on Friday 15th March. You can be sure they’ll be plenty of promotions to take advantage of.

Formula 1 2019 – 17th March to 1st December

The F1 teams return from their Winter break and begin the season in Australia on 17th March. Will Lewis Hamilton be able to defend his title yet again or will younger drivers take pole? We wait to find out…


The Grand National, Aintree – 6th April

One of the most prestigious horse races of the year takes place on 6th April in 2019. As horse racing is the second most popular sport for bettors, you can be sure to find some brilliant promotions from bookmakers.

The Masters, Augusta – 11th to 14th April

The first major golfing tournament of the year, The Masters, takes place in mid April this year. Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are some of the favourites to win the 2019 instalment.

Masters Golf 2019

Anthony Joshua world heavyweight title fight – 13th April

Anthony Joshua is still waiting to discover who will face in the ring on 13th April but the fight is confirmed and it’s likely to be another sell out at Wembley.


Women’s FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium – 4th May

The Women’s FA Cup final returns to Wembley in 2019. Chelsea won the 2017 instalment and we’ll wait to see who will lift the trophy this year.

FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium – 18th May

We’ve already had a number of upsets in the FA Cup in 2019 and surely there’s more to come. Whoever remains at the last hurdle will face each other in the final on 18th May.

Cricket World Cup, England – 30th May to 15th July

England host the ODI (one day international) Cricket World cup later this year. Ranked number one in the world, England have a good chance of winning the tournament this year.


Champions League final, Madrid – 1st June

The top two European football teams will face each other in the Champions League final on 1st June in Madrid. Will it be an all english final?

UEFA Nations League semi-final: England v Netherlands – 6th June

After their impressive performances in late 2018, England have progressed to the semi-final of the Nations League and all eyes will be on the team on 6th June.

Women’s Football World Cup, France – 7th June to 7th July

A year after the men’s football World Cup, the women’s tournament starts on 7th June. Who will take the crown this year?

Royal Ascot – 18th to 22nd June

The world’s leading horses, jockeys and trainers will compete at Royal Ascot between 18th and 22nd June this year. As with all horse racing events, there will be plenty of betting action to look forward to. Save the date!


Tennis – Wimbledon – 1st to 14th July

The All England Club tournament takes place in early July. The question for British supports will Andy Murray be able to compete for the title after suffering a number of years setback.

Cycling – Tour de France – 6th to 28th July

Geraint Thomas had a brilliant year in 2018, winning the race for the first time. Will he be able to defend his title this year with team Sky? And can another British rider win for the .. consecutive year?

British F1 Grand Prix, Silverstone – 12th to 14th July

Silverstone host potentially the last F1 race in Britain for a number of years. Will Lewis Hamilton take the top spot?

Golf – The Open, Royal Portrush – 18th to 21st July

The British Open is held in Ireland this year. Royal Portrush haven’t hosted the tournament since 1951 when Englishman Max Faulkner won the tournament. Will we see another English winner in 2019?


Cricket – Ashes – 1st Aug to 16th Sept

England host the Ashes this year and on home-soil, you wouldn’t bet against them. Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner are likely to return to the side after their cheating scandal.


Rugby World Cup, Japan – 20th Sept to 2nd Nov

One of the biggest highlights of the year to look forward to is the Rugby World Cup hosted in Japan. England head into the tournament in good form and a strong squad. We’ll wait to see how they progress.

Cycling – Road World Championships, Yorkshire – 21st to 29th Sept

The cycling elite take to the streets of Yorkshire in late 2019.

Athletics – World Championships, Doha – 28th Sept to 6th Oct

The Athletics World Championships take place in Doha in 2019. The main events will take place in the Khalifa International Stadium.


Equestrian, King George VI Chase – 26th December

The traditional boxing day racing event continues in 2019. There will be plenty of opportunity to profit during this event.

There you have it, that’s the highlights of the sporting calendar of 2019. There’s plenty of events for you to profit. For all the latest information, predictions and betting tips, be sure to stay tuned in at The Sure Bettor.

Happy betting in 2019 🙂