Top 5 sports bets in 2021 that could transform your life

by Karina Chen Last Updated
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Being able to bet on sport in 2021 may seem like a luxury to many after the various leagues and competitions that were cancelled due to coronavirus in 2020.

And the setting back of the Ryder Cup, European Championships and Olympic Games means we’re in for a bumper year of sporting action over the next 12 months!

But where should you put your money to ensure you can enjoy the sporting calendar without your bets taking over your life? Placing smart pre-tournament bets is a good way to let the markets do the work for you, so you have more time for family and friends… while also potentially winning big, of course!

Here, TopMobileCasino looks at the five biggest sporting events coming in 2021 and how you can place a smart sport bet that could transform your life…

2021 Grand National – April

The first major sporting event to hit the calendar in 2021 is horse racing’s Grand National. Betting on horse racing doesn’t require any particular skills when it comes to the Grand National, as this race is effectively a lottery. Millions of punters bet on this exciting event and get their friends and families involved, often with sweepstakes.

Additionally, placing a Grand National bet can be a great way to bring the family together. The ‘lucky dip’ aspect of choosing a horse based on its number, name or silks goes back decades – and you can get the whole family involved before watching the big race on TV! Of course, we don’t know which horses will be running yet, but the ante-post markets have two-time champion Tiger Roll as the 16/1 favourite, with Any Second Now, Presenting Percy and Burrows Saint all in at 20/1.

Euro 2020 – June and July

The 12-month delay of the European Championships means football betting fans have had to wait an extra year for this summer extravaganza. And some have used the additional time to calculate early bets, so they don’t get caught up in it all come tournament time. The Euro 2020 group draw certainly caught the eye, with England set to face Scotland and France, Germany and Portugal all clumped together. Indeed, smart bettors at 888Casino may be staying away from backing a team from Group F to win the tournament, seeing as it’s been condemned as the ‘Group of Death’.

But the Euros do offer punters the prospect of earning a life-changing amount of money, with plenty of outside bets potentially coming good. Spain, for example, is 8/1 to win Euro 2020 despite their relatively easy group, while Poland is 100/1. A winning bet on the latter could transform your life in a month! Meanwhile, Poland’s world-class striker Robert Lewandowski is 33/1 to win the Golden Boot – another market that bettors will surely consider when weighing up the latest football odds.

2021 Olympic Games – July and August

The Olympics were set back 12 months along with the Euros and Japan is now ready to host the biggest sporting event on the planet. Thousands of athletes will descend on Tokyo for the even – and for Olympics betting fans, this is the month when dreams can come true. Bookmakers like to think they know about sport but the Olympics is the perfect place to discover against-the-odds gold medal winners and earn a small fortune by beating the bookies.

Indeed, bettors are already looking at judged events – such as gymnastics and equestrian – as the areas where they can make major earnings. Betting early on the Olympics is difficult because bookmakers aren’t yet sure who will be competing. But one of the best ways to ensure you get the best quality of life while the Olympics is on is to place bets in the evening and wake up to see if they’ve won. The time difference between Tokyo and the UK helps with this tactic and means you can get a sound night’s sleep without worrying about odds changes.

2021 Ryder Cup – September

Betting on golf is one of the best ways to stay engaged with your sports bets while spending time with the family. Why? Because golf betting – whether it be the Ryder Cup, the Open, or the Masters – takes place over a number of days. This means you can place a tournament-long bet and put your phone away, enjoy time with your family and friends, and at the end of the weekend check up on the scores.

The 2021 Ryder Cup betting markets promise to offer an exceptional range of odds. Most bettors will place some money on who will win the Ryder Cup, while many more will delve deeper into the matches. We won’t discover the matches until the week of the Ryder Cup – but until then, keeping an eye on the Ryder Cup winner odds at is one of the best ways to follow the build-up without diving too deep into it all.

The Ashes – November to January

Betting on cricket takes long-form bets to a whole new level. The 2021/22 Ashes Series between Australia and England will feature five Test matches over the space of two months, which is the perfect platform for bettors who love to generate passive income. That’s because the long-term cricket betting markets are ideal for those with busy lifestyles who can’t dedicate the time to in-play betting.

So, markets such as Ashes series winner, top batsman and bowler of the series, and the correct series result are all worthy destinations for smart bettors. These Ashes odds will fluctuate throughout the series but placing an early bet means you won’t be distracted from day-to-day life. What’s more, you could even improve your bank balance in the long run with passive income from those smart bets coming in throughout the series!

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