It’s that time of year. With so many high-profile sporting events coming up and the climax to an entire season’s worth of football on the horizon, there is plenty of opportunity to cash in on attractive odds. And with plenty of different fixtures, races and fights to choose from, plus a variety of markets on offer, here is a quick guide to some of the very best betting options around.
If you’re a football fan, you will be well aware that there is plenty to play for. In the Premier League, a big battle is shaping up for the top four between some of the biggest clubs in the country – Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all desperate for a coveted Champions League spot. At Mr Green sports, you can follow each twist with a dizzying range of markets for each match. For every fixture, you can expect odds on everything from the outcome, score and first scorer, to the number of cards, corners and even shots by a specific player! So while the title itself may look to be in Chelsea’s hands, you can have plenty of fun working out who will beat the drop and who will qualify for the Champions League.
Talking of which, there are some excellent Champions League quarter-final match ups coming up. The pick of the bunch sees Barcelona play Juventus, while Real Madrid take on German giants Bayern Munich. But, for betting purposes, 11/1 odds for Leicester City to beat Atletico Madrid is a very attractive option.
Away from football, the Formula One season is underway. And while there are always plenty of thrills and spills, it would take a brave person to bet on anything other than a Lewis Hamilton victory in the driver’s championship and a Mercedes triumph in the constructors’ race.
The cricket season is just about to get started, heralding the (almost!) start of summer. Domestically, Yorkshire are likely to be strong contenders to unseat Middlesex, who dramatically won last season’s county championship at the northerners’ expense. And while England will face the challenge of South Africa and West Indies on home soil this summer, the odds are already being assembled for a winter Ashes tour – Australia are the hot favourites, with typical odds already in their favour of 87/100 for the first Test match.
Summer also means that the tennis season will soon take shape. With the French Open taking place next month, soon followed by Wimbledon, the superstars of the game will be working hard towards the big grand slams. In the men’s game, the question is whether anyone can gate-crash the dominance of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, while in the women’s game Serena Williams remains the name to beat.
More immediately, the boxing world is gearing up for the fight of the year. There is nothing quite like a world heavyweight championship fight. And Wembley Stadium will be packed to the rafters on 29 April, as the young British champion Anthony Joshua defends his crown against the old warhorse and former-champion Wladimir Klitschko. Joshua is the odds-on favourite, especially on home soil. But the old master Klitschko should not be discounted in what promises to be quite a night of boxing.