Summer for bettors is not an interesting period. Especially in 2017, as during this summer according to the schedule won’t happen any large football forum (the Confederations Cup, with due respect, nevertheless is not the World Cup or Europa Cup), or the summer Olympic Games. Nevertheless, everyone can choose a betting sports event based on own preference. Gambling & Sports presents five unobvious, but still interesting summer 2017 betting sports events.
World Cup 2018 qualifiers
If Russia as the host country is calmly preparing for the World Cup, many countries are fighting for getting to this prestigious world forum. In summer the teams will play matches from the 9 th of June till the 11th of June, and also will take the last day of the hottest season – 31 st of August.
From the main intrigues it is worth to mention Holland. "Orange" holds only the fourth place in its group now and can miss the largest football tournament (in this case it will become the second such tournament in a row). Dick Advocaat has to save the situation, and Ruud Gullit became his assistant.
The Dutch won the first match against Luxembourg with the score 5:0. Germany are the favorites of the World Cup. The bookmakers estimates the chances of Germany to win with the coefficient 6.2. It is possible to bet on the fact that Brazil will be world champion with 7.6. The coefficient 8.44 is used while speaking about the chances of a victory of France.
You may be interested in free betting predictions on world Cup 2018 from our analysts. You can find predictions in this section of our website: 2018 World Cup predictions
For volleyball players the club season has smoothly flowed into a season of national teams. Now national teams are competing in the most prestigious commercial tournament of the men's national teams — World League.
tournament is held for the 28th time. Recently FIVB is maintain a
policy of expansion and now 36 teams divided into three divisions are
taking part in current World League. 6 teams will take place in the
final round of the first including Brazil as the country organizer of
this tournament. By the way, “Final Six" will take place at
65 000 football stadium in Curitiba.
The 2017 #FIVBWorldLeague Group 1 Finals will be held in Curitiba's Arena da Baixada and it's gonna be awesome!https://t.co/dBKySpUFGD pic.twitter.com/J9LgbGi1C7
— FIVB World League (@FIVBWorIdLeague) March 13, 2017
Brazilians are the favorites of the World League 2017. The bookmakers propose to bet on a victory of current Olympic champions with the coefficient 1.8. The team has all leaders, having changed only the coach: Renan Dal Zotto has replaced Bernardo Rezende.
It is possible to bet on triumph of France with coefficient 6.5. Team Yavbou has already claimed for success, having won during the first week-end all three matches in Kazan without the leader Earvin Ngapeth.
The coefficient 7.0 is used while speaking about the chances of a victory of Poland. Poles are undergoing the smooth change of generations, but they can't be proud of any stability yet: after the victory over Brazil came the defeat from Iran. For 8.0 it is possible to bet on the current winner of a tournament — team from Serbia. Nikola Grbić has gathered strong team and is full of ambitions.
"Le Tour de France"
Legendary multi-day stage races which will take place for the 104 th time already will attract attention of all fans of cycling for three weeks. The race starts on the 1 st of July, 2017 in Düsseldorf with a 13k individual race. The route of 3516 km long is laid anticlockwise to the Alps and will go through the territory of 4 states: Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and France.
This year "Le Tour de France" will consist of nine plains, five mid-mountain and five mountain stages, including two individual races and 2 days of rest.
The bookmaker William Hill proposes to bet on the fact with coefficient 1. 91 that the winner of this competition for the fourth time in his career and the third time in a row will become Britishman Christopher Froome.
The coefficient 2.87 is used to estimate the chances of a victory of Australian Richie Рorte. Also among favorites are the Colombian Nairo Quintana (7.5) and Spaniards Alberto Contador (9.0) and Alejandro Valverde (13.0).
"The queen of motorsport" doesn't have any rest period in summer so bettors will be able to make their choice. Here will be really hot! As it is expected, the fight will be seen between the pilot of "Ferrari" Sebastian Vettel and the racer of "Mercedes" Lewis Hamilton.
William Hill estimates Vettel's chances to become the five-time world champion with the coefficient 1.67. Out of six first races of this season the German has won three times, and three more times he became the second.
The coefficient 2.5 estimates the chances of Lewis Hamilton for the champion's title. The three-time world champion after six races is behind Vettel on 25 points, (one victory) and the real fight is waiting for us.
With 7.5 it is possible to bet on Valtteri Bottas who is also participating for Mercedes team. He can be proud of 75 points and one victory this season.
Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev
One of the main fights of this summer — a revenge between American André Ward (31 victories, 0 defeats, 15 knockouts) and Russian Sergey Kovalev (30 victories, one draw, one defeat, 26 knockouts) will take place on the 17 th of June in Las Vegas. The first fight took place in November 2016 and ended with a disputable victory of the American on points with the minimum advantage. In the first half Kovalev owned an initiative and in the second round sent his rival to a knock-down. However in the second part of a fight the Russian decreased speed and Ward didn't fail to use this mistake of Kovalev.
The fighters will struggle for the world titles WBA Super, IBF and WBO which Ward had taken away from Kovalev during the first meeting.
William Hill estimates Ward's chances to defend titles with coefficient 1.67. On Kovalev's victory it is possible to bet with the coefficient 2.25. The draw is estimated with the coefficient 21.0.
"I believe that judges will perform the work honestly, they have to do this. I believe in these judges because my promoter Kathy Duva wanted them as they have never made any mistake before. I have to show everything I can on a ring", – declared the Russian boxer before the fight.
As well as the first fight, this one will be broadcasted on the most prestigious in the system of television broadcasts of PPV on HBO TV channel. The TV broadcast of the first fight brought 165 000 sales on the PPV system that brought the channel the profit of $10.7 million. It is obvious that the size of made bets on this fight will be also high.
Summer 2017 will be quite rich in sports betting events even if not all competitions are very famous. Each will be able to choose for himself the best event.
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