The new year brings a bumper calendar of sporting events for 2019. Highlights include the Australian Open tennis, the Cricket World Cup, Rugby World Cup and the UEFA Nations League finals.
Letâ€™s take a look at a monthly summary of the top sports events in 2019.
- Snooker Masters, London – 13 to 20 January 2018
The 45th edition of the Snooker Masters competition is held at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The top 16 players battle for this iconic title.
- Australian Open tennis â€“ 14 to 27 January 2019
The Australian Open is the first tennis Grand slam tournament of 2019.
Expect the bookies to be running lots of promotions and enhanced odds.
- Super League Rugby – Season starts 31 January 2019
The 12-team Super League is sure to be hotly contested. Wigan Warriors will defend their title.
- Super Bowl LIII (Super Bowl 53) â€“ 03 February 2019
The NFL play-offs are underway in January to determine the two Super Bowl LIII finalists.
The Super Bowl is a huge commercial event, which attracts lots of betting activity leading up to the final.
- Rugby Union Six Nations â€“ 01 February to 16 March 2019
The 2019 Rugby Six Nations will be fiercely contested, as teams warm-up for the Rugby World Cup in the autumn.
- Cheltenham Festival â€“ 12 to 15 March 2019
The first and perhaps biggest horse racing festival returns in Mid-March.
Cheltenham Festival 2018 was massive for matched bettors.
- Formula 1 2019 season â€“ 17 March to 01 December 2019
The Formula 1 season starts in Australia on Sunday 17th March 2019.
Drivers will be looking to dethrone reigning champion, Lewis Hamilton.
- The Grand National, Aintree â€“ 06 April 2019
This hugely popular race is a staple of the spring racing calendar.
Horse racing’s popularity will lead to some awesome bookmaker promotions.
- The Boat Race – 07 April 2019
The annual rowing race between Oxford University and their Cambridge counterparts. As usual, the River Thames provides the backdrop.
- The Masters, Augusta â€“ 11 to 14 April 2019
The first golf major of the year, The Masters, once again returns in the picturesque setting of the Augusta National course.
All eyes will be on 4-time Masters winner Tiger Woods. Can he cap a remarkable comeback with another major triumph?
- Anthony Joshua world heavyweight boxing â€“ 13 April 2019
British boxing star Anthony Joshua returns to Wembley Stadium to defend the richest prize in sports.
- Womenâ€™s FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium â€“ 04 May 2019
The Womenâ€™s FA Cup final returns to Wembley on 4th May 2019. Chelsea defeated 14-times champions Arsenal in the 2018 showpiece. Who will lift the trophy this year?
- FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium â€“ 18 May 2019
The most famous cup competition in English football, full of upsets and dreams. Only two teams will remain standing to contest the Wembley final.
- Cricket World Cup, England â€“ 30 May to 15 July 2019
England host the 2019 Cricket World cup this summer. As the number one ranked nation, England are the favourites to win on home soil.
- Basketball NBA finals – June 2019
The top two NBA teams play a best of 7 series for this year’s NBA title.
- UEFA Champions League final, Madrid â€“ 01 June 2019
After an intense knock out phase in spring 2019, the Champions League reaches its climax in Madrid on 1st June 2019.
- UEFA Nations League semi-final: England vs. Netherlands â€“ 06 June 2019
England fans will be hoping the three lions can repeat last year’s World Cup heroics.
- Womenâ€™s Football World Cup, France â€“ 07 June to 07 July 2019
Following a successful men’s World Cup in 2018, the womenâ€™s tournament of 2019 kicks off on 7th June 2019. Who will be crowned world champions this year?
- Royal Ascot â€“ 18 to 22 June 2019
Royal Ascot sees five days of top-class racing. This is one of the premier horse racing events. Free bets and bonuses should be plentiful.
- Wimbledon tennis â€“ 01 to 14 July 2019
The All England Club hosts the world’s most famous tennis tournament.
Can the next generation of star players make their mark? or will Murray Mount be rejoicing a British success?
- Tour de France cycling â€“ 06 to 28 July 2019
The focus will be on 2018 champion Geraint Thomas and 3-time winner Chris Froome.
2019 will surely be the most eagerly anticipated tour for years.
- British F1 Grand Prix, Silverstone â€“ 12 to 14 July 2019
The Formula 1 season will be in full swing as we head to Silverstone.
Can Lewis Hamilton top the podium?
- The Open Championship golf, Royal Portrush â€“ 18 to 21 July 2019
Ireland hosts The Open 2019 – the third major golf tournament of the year
- The Ashes cricket â€“ 01 Aug to 16 Sept 2019
It’s England’s turn to host this age-old cricket rivalry.
Will this be yet another dramatic Ashes test match series?
- Rugby Union World Cup, Japan â€“ 20 Sept to 02 Nov 2019
Rugby Union’s global expansion sees the World Cup heading to Japan.
New Zealand will be worthy favourites, but can the European nations challenge the Southern Hemisphere rugby giants?
- Cycling Road World Championships, Yorkshire â€“ 21 to 29 Sept 2019
The world’s top cyclists head to the UK in late 2019.
Riders will be seeking valuable qualification points for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
- World Athletics Championships, Doha â€“ 28 Sept to 06 Oct 2019
The IAAF World Championships is hosted by Doha in 2019. It will be fascinating to see if a new athletics star emerges ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
- King George VI Chase â€“ 26 December 2019
The 2019 annual renewal of this famous horse race is a boxing day tradition. You should expect many profit-making opportunities.
Well, that wraps up our round-up of top sporting events in 2019. There will be plenty of events for you to make a profit. Matched Betting Zest will provide all the latest hints, guides and techniques.
Here’s to a successful and happy 2019. Wikipedia also has a useful guide to sport in 2019.