June 2018 - Latest Sports Betting News
June is a huge month with the arrival of the football World Cup 2018, bringing together 32 of the best footballing nations from around the globe. Russia are the hosts this time out but are not expected to do particularly well, with the favourites coming from Brazil, Spain and Germany.World Cup 2018
The World Cup starts on 14th June with the Opening Ceremony and Russia vs Saudi Arabia. The action continues until the final on 15th July. With 32 teams, this is the largest ever version of the World Cup so will be a feast of football for fans to watch.
The latest outright odds for the World Cup are as follows:
France 13/2 (Bet365)
Argentina 10/1 (Paddy Power)
Belgium 11/1 (William Hill)
England 16/1 (Bet365)
Portugal 25/1 (Coral)
Croatia 33/1 (Bet365)
Uruguay 33/1 (Unibet)
Colombia 40/1 (Bet365)
Russia 40/1 (Paddy Power)
Please not all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
Brazil are the joint favourites with Germany, though Brazil have doubts over their undoubted star player Neymar who has an injury and may be struggling to be fully fit for the World Cup. Germany have a good all round side with tons of talent to choose from, so could be a very strong contender.
Spain and France also look very strong and again have a ton of talent. We quite like the look of Portugal at 25/1 as an each-way bet, they won Euro 2016 with some intelligent displays and have a good generation of young talent coming through plus the ever talented Cristiano Ronaldo.
Uruguay also look strong, with Suarez and Cavani two world class strikers up front, plus Godin who is a very good central defender, they can go well at 33/1 after finishing second in the tough South American qualifying section.
We'll have a full tournament preview available shortly, with outright and top goalscorer betting tips for World Cup 2018.International Friendlies
There are a number of international friendlies to keep football fans warmed up in the build up to the World Cup. These will enable people to assess the state of each team going into the tournament and could provide some clues for betting on the World Cup.
England have two friendlies as they take on Nigeria on the 2nd June and Costa Rica on the 7th June, giving Gareth Southgate a chance to test out his squad. England face Tunisia and Panama in their group so these warm-ups will be a useful test for the real thing.Horse Racing - Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot 2018
There are two major flat racing events in June for horse racing fans as the summer kicks into gear and hopefully the sun shines.
The Epsom Derby is one of the most valuable and prestigious flat races on the calendar and will feature many 'super horses' from the giant stables of the horse racing world.
Royal Ascot also features many prestigious and valuable high grade races and is usually a very glamorous occasion with the royal association.