2017 was a great year for sports, however, 2018 is shaping up to be an even more eventful year!
With tournaments like the World Cup and the Super Bowl punters all over the world are going to be standing in front of their televisions mesmerized by the beautiful plays they see.
However, there are other sports events that not so many people may care about but for those who do we are here to make sure you are well informed.
So today we are going to take a look at all those events to look forward to in this sports event calendar 2018 where we have listed all of the major sports events taking place that have been mentioned so far.
We will also provide some betting choices in case you want to make some money while enjoying watching them.
Events To Look Forward To For 2018
Just as we previously mentioned there are tons of interesting events that are going to take place in 2018.
Let’s start with the most hyped ones !
1.World Cup 2018
If you take a look at the most watched broadcasted sports programs in the history of mankind you will find out that in the number one spot the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony can be found.
After that most watched are the final of Champions League, the Super Bowl, and none other than the World Cup.
Held every 4 years more than 210 teams coming from 6 confederations fight through multiple stages to be one of the 32 final teams to join the event.
The team of the hosting country is already granted a spot in the tournament.
Through multiple stages when the final 32 teams are gathered, they are then divided into 8 groups each consisting of 4 teams.
After that, each team in the group plays against the other 3 one time and the top two teams proceed to the stage of 16.
Afterwards single knockout games are played up to the finals.
Whoever wins is the World Cup champion.
The last World Cup in 2014 was won by Germany who defeated Argentina 1-0 after going to extra time.
The 32 teams that are going to be part of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 are:
- Korea Republic
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
The 2018 World Cup will take place in Russia starting on 14 June and ending on 15 July.
Now regarding what the best betting options are, Germany is considered to be once again the favourite to win the event and the best odd is 6.00 and can be found on Bet365.
The same goes for Brazil and is provided by the same bookmaker.
Bet365 is also responsible for the next 3 favourites and the best odds offered to them.
France has been assigned a 6.50 odd, Spain an 8.50, and Argentina a 9.00.
2. Super Bowl LII
The 52nd Super Bowl will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the 4th of February.
It is still very early to even have the slightest idea about who are going to be the two finalists. However, the last Super Bowl was won by the New England Patriots who beat the Atlanta Falcons in a 34-28 game in overtime.
Currently, the odds the Patriots once more.
The Patriots are currently 9-2 in the AFC East Team conference and on the top of their game as they have not lost a single time in their last 7 games.
With exactly the same stats come Minnesota Vikings.
The same score is held by the Pittsburgh Steelers as well but they have been on a 6 win streak instead of 7.
The best stats in the NFL are currently those of the Philadelphia Eagles who are on a 10-1 with a 9 win streak without them losing a game not only in their own stadium but in the whole conference as well.
The Super Bowl is one of the best events to look forward to for 2018.
3. College Football Playoff National Championship
NFL may be in the spotlight but still, there are many people that like to watch college football as well.
The biggest event surrounding this sport is undeniably none other than the college football Playoff National Championship.
It will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on January 8 and the game will be played in the recently finished Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Regarding the odds, the current champions, Clemson Tigers, who beat Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31in the 2017 event are currently first in their conference and on a 5 win streak. However, they are offered the best odd by BetOnline, a 9.00, which is a bit high considering how well they are doing.
That’s good for us punters as we can win more money if we bet on them and they end up winning.
First in the odds table is Alabama Crimson Tide.
However, they are second in their SEC-West conference.
Second in the odds are the Oklahoma Sooners who are currently first in the Big 12 conference and on a 7 win streak.
The best odd on them is 8.00 and is offered by BetOnline.
Next up are the Ohio State Buckeyes.
They are in the first place of the Big 10 East conference and currently on a 3 win streak.
The best odd on them is 26.00 and is offered by the renowned British bookmaker William Hill.
4. PDC World Darts Championship
This is the biggest professional Darts event someone could participate in.
The 2018 event will start on December 14, 2017, and end on January 1, 2018.
The tournament has the biggest prize pool ever to be given out in a Darts championship. 1.8£ million to be exact.
It is sponsored by William Hill and will be held in Alexandra Palace in London, United Kingdom.
First in the odds comes the current champion, Michael Van Gerwen with a 1.80 odd offered by Marathon Bet.
Next up is Gary Anderson, he has won the event in 2015 and 2016 and made it to the final game in the last one.
He is offered a 7.00 odd by Betfair.
Next, you will find Phil Taylor.
He is the record holder for the most wins in the event.
5.The Australian Open
Tennis may seem slow-paced to the viewers but if you have played at least once in your life then you know how fast and tiresome of a sport it is.
Lasting from January 15th -28th the Australian Open will take place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne.
It is one of the best events to look forward to for 2018.
Last year the total prize money was 50 million AUD.
Before we end this article we would like to mention some other events as well.
Some of them are the Horse Racing Grand National and the Kentucky Derby, the IIHF World Championship, the Tour De France, Wimbledon, Le Mans, and many more.
We hope that you found our list of events to look forward to for 2018 both informative and helpful.
As the events of the upcoming year draws nearer, we will continue to update this sports event calendar 2018 for all punters to use for free!
We included the top odds so you can make some money out of them as well.
Keep in mind some of the top betting strategies to win and 2018 should be full of sporting betting profits!