March 2018 - Latest Sports Betting News
March is another very busy month for sports betting fans with a stack of events to keep the interest flowing. There are important Champions League last 16 ties, FA Cup Quarter Finals, Premier League action, some big boxing events, Cheltenham Festival and two international friendlies.
The Champions league action continues in March with some really interesting Last 16 second legs, 5 of which involve English clubs.
The last 16 2nd leg fixtures are as follows with first leg scores in brackets:
Tottenham (2) vs Juventus (2)
Man City (4) vs Basel (0)
Liverpool (5) vs Porto (0)
PSG (1) vs Real Madrid (3)
Barcelona (1) vs Chelsea (1)
Besiktas (0) vs Bayern Munich (5)
Man Utd (0) vs Sevilla (0)
Roma (1) vs Shakhtar (2)
Liverpool and Man City look to have coasted through their ties, but Chelsea, Man Utd and Tottenham still all have work to do and it will be fascinating to see how the ties pan out. The current outright odds for the Champions League are as follows:
Man City 10/3 (Bet365)
Bayern Munich 5/1 (Betfred)
Barcelona 5/1 (Bet365)
Real Madrid 11/2 (Betfred)
PSG 10/1 (Bet365)
Liverpool 10/1 (Betfred)
Tottenham 14/1 (Coral)
Man Utd 20/1 (Betfred)
Juventus 28/1 (Bet365)
Chelsea 40/1 (Ladbrokes)
Roma 80/1 (Betfred)
Please not all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
Man City are now the outright favourites but look a little small at odds of 10/3. We still like the look of Barcelona at 5/1 who are top of La Liga by some distance, odds of 5/1 at Bet365 are quite tempting for the Spanish giants. Liverpool have come right in to 10/1 after their 5-0 first leg thrashing of Porto. Tottenham have come in from 25/1 to only 14/1 after drawing 2-2 in Turin against Juventus, but still have to finish the job at Wembley and Juve will be tough as ever.
Horse Racing - Cheltenham Festival 2018
The Cheltenham Festival is the premier jumps event in the horse racing calendar and features all the top trainers and horses. This year's event takes place from Tuesday 13th until Friday 16th March. We'll have a full preview of the event and some free tips for our readers.
Boxing - Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker
The month of March closes with a huge boxing event between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker on Saturday 31st March. The fight takes place in Cardiff for 4 versions of the World Heavyweight Title and is a massive event for boxing fans.
The odds for the fight are as follows::
Anthony Joshua 1/8 (William Hill)
Joseph Parker 6/1 (Bet365)
Draw 40/1 (Paddy Power)
As can be seen by the odds, Joshua is the huge favourite going in to the fight with a best price of 1/8 at William Hill. This is not really worth betting on, we also don't really feel Parker has much of a chance so the 6/1 for the outsider is speculative at best.
What we do know about Parker is he's a pretty tough guy so he might last a few rounds, possibly into the later rounds of the fight so the interest in this fight will lie with round betting, we'll have a full preview nearer the fight!