With a golden collection of top sports events throughout, 2021 is another exciting year for sports enthusiasts and, especially, sports punters. Practically every sports fan will be well catered for, with big dates in soccer, horse racing, cricket, American football, and more awaiting. We may not cover all of them, but these are the 2021 top sports events that no punter should miss.
Top Sports Events For Punters In 2021
Jan 30th: Arsenal vs. Manchester United, London
Arsenal takes on Manchester United on Jan 30th in a fixture certain to excite anybody who loves a good game of soccer. Despite Gunner’s recent decline as a force on the European soccer scene, this fixture retains much of its allure of recent years. Sharp-eyed punters with good knowledge of the English Premier League shouldn’t want fruitful opportunities from this game.
Feb 6th: Liverpool vs. Manchester City, Liverpool
All of the soccer world’s attention will be firmly affixed on this match on Feb 6th, with Liverpool and Man City having proven perennial rivals for the Premier League trophy since 2017. Will Liverpool make it for the second year in a row? Or will Pep Guardiola bring the bragging rights back to Manchester’s blue half? Easily two of the best soccer clubs in England, this clash will offer plenty of insight into who might come up victorious in May.
Feb 7th: NFL Super Bowl, Florida
It’s not just one of the top sports events in the USA – the Super Bowl has been the country’s most viewed television broadcast for years. To be held on Feb 7th at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Super Bowl LV is set to proceed in the same vein. Punters should have a wide variety of choice picks for the game. It is, after all, the NFL 2020 champion decider!
8th–21st February 2021: Australian Open Tennis Championship, Melbourne
Despite initial tussles over the scheduling of the event due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Australian Open Tennis Championship looks set to go ahead. The kick-off date has nonetheless shifted from January to Feb 8th, with players required to arrive in Melbourne 14 days prior for supervised self-quarantine. Many bookmakers are already backing Novak Djokovic to walk away with the men’s trophy. Punters are, of course, free to make their predictions!
February-May: UEFA Champions League
The Champions League is Europe’s premier soccer competition for clubs and among the most-watched sporting competitions in the world. The round of 16 starting means things are hotting up, and billions of people will be glued to their screens come when it kicks off on Feb 16th. The R16 second leg (16th – 17th March) will be similarly anticipated. Bookmakers will be on top of their game. Punters can expect various markets on which to showcase their knowledge of the game. Free bet credits, bonuses, and boosted odds will flow. Eight teams will be shown the door, with the remaining eight arriving in the Quarter Finals. The first leg will be played from 6th – 7th April and the second leg from 13th – 14th April. Four teams will contest the Semi-Finals from 27th – 28th April (first leg) and May 6th (second leg). The big Final of the Champions League will grace TV screens on May 29th in Istanbul.
Apr 11th: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, Madrid
Also affectionately known as “El Clasico,” Real Madrid vs. Barcelona is one of the most eagerly awaited – and hotly contested – matches of the football calendar. Apr 11th will see the two Spanish heavyweights lock horns once again. Coverage will be top-notch, with La Liga viewership records likely to be broken again.
Apr 29th – May 2nd: Kentucky Derby, Louisville
The Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race held in the Kentucky city of Louisville, USA. Starting April 29th, 20 thoroughbred horses will hit the dirt course on the 147th anniversary of the event. Betting odds for what has been referred to as “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” are already out!