July 2017 - Latest Sports Betting News
July is a fairly quiet month for sports betting fans, with most of the football now finished and the build-up for a new season beginning. However there are still enough events to have plenty of betting interest.
Confederations Cup Final - Germany vs Chile
The Confederations Cup has been an interesting tournament, with many teams fielding strong lineups and yet most impressive out of that has been Germany. Germany have basically fielded their B-team, with many players out of the U-21 setup and yet they have been extremely impressive, showing the huge depth of talent in their country.
Chile on the other hand, have gone for a full strength lineup including star players like Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Bravo. That being said, Germany have had the clearer path to the final, with some convincing wins, whilst Chile sneaked past a strong Portugal side. The final is going to be very interesting and the odds are as follows:
Germany 6/4 (Paddy Power)
Chile 2/1 (Bet365)
Draw 9/4 (Betfred)
The bookies probably have it about right, this is going to be a close final, Chile are very competitive and have some experienced world class players. Germany have some incredible young talents so we just favour them as they've looked a great team in the earlier stages of the tournament.
Tennis - Wimbledon 2017
The biggest grass tennis tournament in the world returns in July with Wimbledon 2017 getting under way on the 3rd July. Andy Murray had a poor preparation last week with a first round exit in the Queens Club tournament, somewhere he usually does very well. British fans will be hoping he can raise his game for Wimbledon, with the Men's outright odds as follows:
Roger Federer 9/4 (Paddy Power)
Rafael Nadal 5/1 (Sportingbet)
Andy Murray 11/2 (Coral)
Novak Djokovic 6/1 (Bet365)
Milos Raonic 20/1 (Paddy Power)
Marin Cilic 20/1 (Boylesports)
Andy Murray starts as third favourite at 11/2 which shows the extent to which he is out of form. Roger Federer is favourite but at 9/4 we can't recommend a bet. It's really tricky this year to pick a winner, with Nadal's preference for clay we probably would say Murray still does offer some value at 11/2 if he can find his best form and get inspiration from the home fans.
Boxing - Chris Eubank Jnr vs Arthur Abraham
Chris Eubank Jnr continues his boxing journey on ITV Box Office with another defence of his fairly lightly regarded IBO World title against well-known name Arthur Abraham. Unfortunately Abraham is a little shopworn these days and at 37 years old it is expected that the younger Eubank Jnr will have too much youthful energy. The outright odds are:
Chris Eubank Jnr 1/5 (Ladbrokes)
Arthur Abraham 4/1 (Bet365)
Draw 28/1 (Skybet)
Eubank Jnr is the clear betting favourite so we recommend looking out for the method of victory betting nearer the time and try to get Eubank Jnr for a points win or very late KO, as Abraham is very tough and rugged.
Golf - The Open, Royal Birkdale
A major event in the golfing calendar, The Open takes place at Royal Birkdale and will ease us all through July as we wait for the return of the football in August. The Open is one of the most prestigious events in golf and will see all the major names participating.