March 2019 - Latest Sports Betting News
March looks like being an excellent month for betting fans, with Champions League and Europa League action, plus Cheltenham Festival and international qualifiers for Euro 2020.
Champions League Last 16
The second legs of the last 16 take place in March, with most of the ties still well poised.
Manchester City (3) vs Schalke (2)
Juventus (0) vs Atlético Madrid (2)
Paris St-Germain (2) vs Manchester United (0)
Borussia Dortmund (0) vs Tottenham (3)
Barcelona (0) vs Lyon (0)
Porto (1) vs Roma (2)
Real Madrid (2) vs Ajax (1)
Bayern Munich (0) vs Liverpool (0)
Second legs played: 5th/6th/12th/13th March
Man City scraped past Schalke in the first leg but will be confident of doing the job in the second leg in what was supposed to be an easy draw. Liverpool vs Bayern is delicately poised with Liverpool needing a result now in Germany after the goalless first leg at home.
PSG looked on another level to Man Utd in the first leg, so United look unlikely to turn over a two goal deficit in France. Meanwhile Tottenham will be confident of getting through after a 3-0 home win against Dortmund means they just have to keep things tight in Germany.
The latest Outright Odds are as follows:
Man City 3/1 (Unibet)
Barcelona 11/2 (Paddy Power)
PSG 11/2 (Coral)
Real Madrid 9/1 (Bet365)
Bayern Munich 11/1 (Unibet)
Atletico Madrid 11/1 (Bet365)
Liverpool 12/1 (Bet365)
Tottenham 16/1 (Ladbrokes)
Juventus 16/1 (Betfred)
Roma 80/1 (Betfred)
Man Utd 125/1 (Unibet)
Borussia Dortmund 150/1 (Bet365)
Lyon 150/1 (Bet365)
Porto 200/1 (Ladbrokes)Horse Racing - Cheltenham Festival 2019
Ajax 250/1 (Paddy Power)
Schalke 500/1 (Betfred)
Please note all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
Man City remain favourites at 3/1 and look guaranteed to be in the last 8 after their easy-ish looking draw to Schalke. That being said, there are still some huge teams left in this competition and City have been stuttering along of late, so there are much better value options in the list.
Barcelona have drifted out a little and are second favourites at 19/4, they only drew 0-0 with Lyon in France but will be very confident of getting the win they need at the Nou Camp and should give anyone a very tough tie in the last 8.
Cheltenham Festival takes place between 12th and 15th March this year and is always a real highlight in the horse racing calendar. The prestigious event will see the best horses from the jumps world come along and challenge for the big prize money on offer. We'll have a full preview to the festival nearer the time.
FA Cup Quarter Finals
The FA Cup Quarter Finals take place on 16-17 March and see some very interesting ties, with many big teams already knocked out of the competition.
Watford vs Crystal Palace
Swansea vs Man City
Wolves vs Man Utd
Millwall vs Brighton
Many clubs now play weakened teams in this competition, so betting can be more tricky, but it goes without saying that the two big Manchester clubs will be hoping to use this competition to add another trophy to their cabinets.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers
The qualifiers for Euro 2020 begin in March, with all the home nations in action. England have two quite tricky ties, firstly at home to Czech Republic and then a very tricky away match in Montenegro. It'll be interesting to see how England fare in these matches after a positive end to their UEFA Nations league campaign.