Although we don’t need to know much about sports to be able to do Matched Betting, it is always useful to get a rough idea of what big sporting events are heading our way in coming months.
Here’s a quick reference guide for some (not all!) of the key sporting events coming up over Summer 2021
(As always in these COVID times, schedules could change!)
UEFA Euro 2020 (a.k.a. ‘The Euros’)
The Group Stage: Friday 11th June to Wednesday 23rd June. Scotland, England and Wales will all take part.
(Potentially noteworthy game on Friday 18th June when England host Scotland at Wembley)
The Knockout Stage: Saturday 26th June to Tuesday 29th June
The Quarter-Finals: Friday 2nd July & Saturday 3rd July
The Semi-Finals: Tuesday 6th July & Wednesday 7th July (both games will be at Wembley, London)
The Final: Sunday 11th July (also at Wembley, London) (same day as the Men's singles final at Wimbledon)
Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Rounds 1 to 4 (Men’s & Ladies): Monday 28th June to Monday 5th July
Singles Quarter-Finals: Ladies - Tuesday 6th July, Mens - Wednesday 7th July
Singles Semi-Finals: Ladies - Thursday 8th July, Mens - Friday 9th July
Finals: Ladies' Singles Final, Men's Doubles Final, Ladies' Doubles Final - Saturday 10th July. Men's Singles Final, Mixed Doubles Final - Sunday 11th July (same day as the Euros 2020 final)
Other Major Tennis Championships
European Open: Monday 12th July to Sunday 18th July
US Open: Monday 30th August to Sunday 12th September
Major Horse Racing Festivals
Epsom Downs Derby Festival: Friday 4th June & Saturday 5th June
Royal Ascot: Tuesday 15th June to Saturday 19th June
Curragh Irish Derby: Friday 25th June to Sunday 27th June
Sandown Coral Eclipse: Saturday 3rd July
Newmarket July Festival: Thursday 8th July to Saturday 10th July
Curragh Irish Oaks: Saturday 17th July & Sunday 18th July
Glorious Goodwood: Tuesday 27th July to Saturday 31st July
York Ebor Festival: Wednesday 18th August to Saturday 21st August
The Olympics (Tokyo, Japan) and Paralympics
Postponed from the 2020 summer, the Olympics (hopefully!) will take place from Friday 23rd July to Sunday 8th August.
The Paralympics will (also hopefully) take place from Tuesday 24th August to Sunday 5th September.
Major Golf Tournaments
The US Open: Thursday 17th June to Sunday 20th June
The Open Championship (Surrey, UK): Thursday 15th July to Sunday 20th July
Other Noteworthy Sports Events
The Tour de France will take place from Saturday 26th June to Sunday 18th July.
The Formula 1 British Grand Prix will be on Sunday 18th July.
In football, The UEFA Super Cup will be decided on Wednesday 11th August in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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