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August 2017 - Latest Sports Betting News

The summer break is almost over and the football season will very shortly kick off, as August brings a stack of great sports action for betting fans.

Premier League 2017/18 Season Starts
The Premier League is back, starting on Friday 11th August with a live televised match between Arsenal and Leicester, followed by a full round of fixtures on Saturday and Sunday.

There has been a massive amount of money spent over the summer as the clubs get used to the new TV money and some of the fees have been incredible, including big moves such as Lukaku to Man Utd, Morata to Chelsea and also Man City spending over £200m on Mendy, Walker, Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Ederson.  Many other clubs have also been busy with Everton spending over £100m.

The new season promises to be really exciting, we'll have a full Premier League preview up shortly, but for now here are the outright odds for this season's title race:

Man City 15/8 (Bet365)
Chelsea 7/2 (Betfred)
Man Utd 10/3 (Ladbrokes)
Tottenham 10/1 (Betfred)
Arsenal 12/1 (William Hill)
Liverpool 12/1 (Bet365)
Everton 80/1 (Bet365)

The bookies have Man City as current favourites after their massive transfer spending and with Pep Guardiola now having had a year to settle into English football.  Chelsea and Man Utd follow closely, but we think Tottenham at 10/1 offer real value.  They haven't spent big, but have kept their squad together and their young players will have had another year to bond and grow together as a team after last year's title challenge.

Boxing - Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
One of the biggest events in boxing in recent years takes place on August 26th with boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather taking on UFC Superstar Conor McGregor in a boxing match in Las Vegas.  It's something of a curiosity but has really captured the public's imagination and should be a great fun event.  As far as the odds go, they are as follows:

Floyd Mayweather 1/6 (Bet365)
Conor McGregor 9/2 (Betfred)
Draw 50/1 (Paddy Power)

Floyd Mayweather is the massive favourite, he is unbeaten and has beaten most of the world's best boxers around his weight, so it's very hard to see a guy coming in from UFC and having any chance in a boxing ring against Floyd. 

In fact the only real question could be how Floyd wins this, will he patter away and win a points victory, or will he be able to get the KO against Conor McGregor.  Or will McGregor be able to pull off a supreme shock and catch Floyd with something?  We doubt it very much, but it will be fun to watch and we'll have a full preview nearer the fight.

Horse Racing - Glorious Goodwood and York Ebor Meeting
The top horse racing meetings continue in August with two very high level horse festivals.  August kicks off with Glorious Goodwood running from the 1st to 5th August and plays host to some big events and hopefully some nice weather to go with it.  Read our Glorious Goodwood 2017 Betting Tips article for more information.

The York Ebor Meeting takes place between 23rd to 26th August and again will feature some of the top flat racing horses of the season.  We'll have a preview nearer the time for this one.