June 2017 - Latest Sports Betting News
With the Premier League and Football League seasons having now finished, June can be a quiet time for sports betting fans, but this year there are plenty of big events still happening to keep us interested.Champions League Final
The Semi Finals saw Juventus march onwards, as they saw off the exciting young Monaco side in professional fashion, with their brand of winning, efficient football and extra experience paying off in the end.
Real Madrid also got through to the final, seeing off city rivals Atletico, albeit with a little scare in the second leg as Atletico threatened a comeback. The final therefore pits the two strongest teams of this season together in what could be a tense final. The odds are as follows:
Real Madrid 8/5
Real Madrid are the very slight favourites and with Ronaldo in their ranks they may just have that extra bit of world class spark to make the difference in what seems likely to be a very close final. Read our Champions League Final Betting Preview
for a more detailed analysis.Horse Racing - Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot
The two biggest flat racing festivals of the year take place in June, with the prestigious Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot festivals. These two events will bring out all the best trainers and horses as they seek to land the biggest titles in flat racing. We'll have preview articles for both events with free betting tips and previews.World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Scotland vs England
Although the domestic season has now finished, there are still some important internationals during June, with the World Cup Qualifiers for 2018 taking place between the 9th and 11th of June.
Probably the pick of these matches is the 'Battle Of Britain' match between Scotland and England in group F. This takes place at Hampden Park and although England are favourites, you'd have to give the Scots a chance on their home patch with England struggling for goals and creativity recently.
Although England could well take this, expect Scotland to put up a massive fight and the draw could well be the value pick at 5/2
with Bet365.Confederations Cup
The Confederations Cup takes place between 17th June and 2nd July, with all the recent international tournament winners coming together from all the different confederations. Although many teams will be giving their very best players a summer break, expect this still to be an interesting tournament which will provide many betting opportunities for football punters. We'll have a full preview on site nearer the start time.