Spring is approaching, the excitement is slowly building as sporting events are coming thick and fast and we take a look at all of those you don’t want to miss out on.
The month of March is expected to bring plenty of joy to bettors and punters who will surely appreciate the fact the forthcoming list of events will give them clear insight into matches – and races – they want to watch and bet on.
The first week of the third month will bring somewhat – in bettors’ perspective – less attractive Athletics European Championship that will take place in Belgrade, Serbia. The cricket fans will be happy to hear that One Day Internationals between West Indies and England will be played on 3rd, 5th and 9th, which gives them plenty of betting options to choose from.
David Haye will take on Tony Belley in a heavyweight fight which will take place on 4th March in London, while ice hockey fans will be treated with a Challenge Cup final in Cardiff the very next day.
There is a bit of everything for everyone and even the snowboarding fans will be given a chance to enjoy themselves in March with the World Championships scheduled to take place from 7th to 9th March in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
The Snowboarding events marks the beginning of the second week in the third month during which the UEFA Champions League football will undoubtedly take the centre stage. Football fans will bite their nails in anticipation as they wait for the second legs of the Last-16 ties to be played on 7th, 8th and on 14th, 15th of March.
With the first legs of the knockouts yielding plenty of exciting matches and somewhat surprising results, Europe’s elite company is about to be narrowed down to eight sides that will further on take part in the quarterfinals of the competition.
Midway through the month of March it will be all about horses.
Arguably the biggest event in the horse racing calendar – Cheltenham Festival – is stepping under the limelight in a four-day spectacle which will be filled with sweat, blood and tears – not necessarily in that particular order.
The 2017 Cheltenham Festival starts with the Champion Day, which will see racers compete in Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and national Hunt Chase among others, whereas the second day is reserved for ladies. The Ladies Day comes with the high-profile RSA Chase, Coral Cup and the Champions Chase, although the Cross Country Chase is not to be pushed on the margins as well.
End of the Month
St Patrick’s Day is all about the JLT Novices’ Chase and the Ryanair Chase, whereas the final day – Gold Cup Day – brings Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand Annual to the forefront.
March will be an exciting month for Rugby fans as well, who are in for Six nations action throughout the month which concludes with the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Republic of Ireland are facing Wales in Group D derby match on 24th March, whereas Northern Ireland hosts Norway two days later in Group C.
Scotland and England as Group F rivals are up against Slovenia and Lithuania the very same day, respectively.