2022 may be nearly over, but it has been a bumper year for sport. From the Winter Olympics at the start of the year, through to the World Cup Finals that finished just over a week ago in Qatar, it has certainly been a fantastic year for sport and sports bettors.
Punters will certainly have been pleased to see some of the main favourites for top tournaments claim wins. Manchester City won the Premier League, Real Madrid the Champions League, England won the T20 World Cup, Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed the World Snooker crown and Argentina lifted the World Cup, all of which offered some lucky punters a return on their bet.
We have also seen some surprising results too. Norway finished top of the medals table at the Beijing Winter Olympics back in February, at the World Cup we saw teams like Portugal, Germany, Argentina and Brazil lose to Morocco, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Cameroon respectively.
So, looking back over what has been an enthralling year, you cannot help but contemplate what 2023 has in store for sports and sports betting fans and the good news is that the New Year is. cram packed full of exciting sports action.
And the great news is for punters that enjoy a little ante-post or outright betting action on events well before they start, bet365 Sport has plenty of great markets that you can already enjoy a bet on right now!
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In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the intriguing bets and markets available for you to place right now at bet365.
So let’s begin with a look at a tournament that will finish on January 3rd and which you can enjoy all over the remainder of the Christmas and New Year period.
PDC World Darts Championship 2023 Champion
Having started before Christmas and with the first two rounds of the tournament completed on the 23rd December, we restart the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship today with the start of the Third Round of action.
32 players remain in with a chance of winning the tournament and it has been a good one for the top seeds so far as 29 out of the 32 players seeded in the tournament remain in with a chance of winning the event.
Only Daryl Gurney, Callan Rydz and James Wade have been eliminated from the seeded players which means that this could be one of the most keenly contested tournaments in many years.
If you fancy an outright winner bet then bet365 are offering odds of 9/4 on Michael van Gerwen, 11/2 on Michael Smith and 13/2 on Gerwyn Price and these are very much the three favourites to win the tournament.
Next comes current Champion Peter Wright at 10/1, followed by young superstar Josh Rock and one of the most improved players of the year Luke Humphries, both at 14/1. Jonny Clayton is 18/1 with Rob Cross 22/1 and Dave Chisnall 25/1.
NFL Super Bowl LVII Winners
There are just two weeks remaining of the NFL Regular Season which means that we are gearing up for the Playoffs and what an intriguing playoffs it could be with a host of top teams, plus some teams that are currently in great form in with a chance of making it into the mix.
Of course, the aim for all teams vying for a playoff spot is to win the Super Bowl, which this year takes place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, home of the Cardinals, with Rihanna providing the half-time show.
So far, nine teams have clinched a playoff spot and those teams, together with their odds to win the Super Bowl this year are shown below:
Buffalo Bills – 7/2
Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs – 9/2
San Francisco 49ers – 6/1
Cincinnati Bengals – 15/2
Dallas Cowboys – 17/2
Los Angeles Chargers – 22/1
Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens – 25/1
That means that there are still five playoff spots up for grabs, two in the AFC and three in the NFC with the Jaguars and Dolphins (both 50/1 shots) most likely to claim those spots in the AFC and the Buccaneers (28/1), Packers (50/1), Lions (100/1), Giants (125/1) or Commanders (200/1) most likely to claim one of the three berths available in the NFC.
Bet365 will have extensive coverage of every playoff game in the NFL in the New Year, so do tune in if you enjoy a wager on the Gridiron!
Cricket One Day World Cup 2023 – Winners
Later on in the year, in October through to November to be exact, the Cricket World Cup will take place in India and that will certainly be one of the biggest sports betting events of the year.
Four years ago, England clinched a dramatic Super Over victory over New Zealand on countback and they are amongst the favourites for the trophy this year too, especially after winning the T20 World Cup earlier in 2022.
Hosts India are the 12/5 favourites to win the trophy on home soil, with England 3/1 and Australia 4/1.
Beaten finalists in 2019, New Zealand, are 7/1 alongside Pakistan, while South Africa are 10/1 and the West Indies 18/1 just slightly shorted odds than Sri Lanka at 22/1.
Rugby Union – Six Nations & Rugby World Cup 2023 – Winners
Rugby Union fans have two massive tournaments available to bet on at bet365 at present, starting with the forthcoming Six Nations, followed by the Rugby World Cup in France.
The Six Nations kicks off what should be a massive year for Rugby in February with the first of six matchdays over the course of the spring that will decide who wins the famous trophy this year.
The top ranked team in the world at the moment, Ireland start as the 11/8 joint-favourites to win the Six Nations alongside France.
England’s disappointing set of recent results sees them a 5/1 shot to win the Six Nations, while Wales are 14/1 and Scotland 20/1.
Italy are, as always, the rank outsiders at 500/1.
Rugby World Cup 2023 – Winners
The Rugby World Cup gets underway in September this year and France, as hosts, are the current 5/2 favourites to win the tournament, just ahead of the mighty All Blacks who are 11/4.
Ireland are tied with South Africa, the current holders, at 5/1, with England an 11/2 chance followed by Australia who are unusually long odds at 10/1.
After that come Wales and Argentina at 25/1, Scotland at 50/1 and then the odds drift markedly out to Japan and Fiji who are both 200/1 chances to lift the trophy.
If you really fancy a long shot bet then you can get 2500/1 on any of Uruguay, Namibia, Chile or Portugal to win the trophy.
Other Events To Bet On In 2023
This is just a small sample of some of the top events you can bet on right now at bet365 Sport. Others include:
Premier League Winners
Champions League Winners
FA Cup Winners
All Four Golf Major Winners
All four Tennis Grand Slam Event Winners
F1 Drivers And Constructors Champions 2023
World Snooker Championship Winner
NBA Finals Winner
2000 Guineas, 1000 Guineas, The Oaks and The Derby Horse Races
So tune into bet365 right now to enjoy a wealth of outright betting on sports events taking place throughout 2023!