2018 was certainly an exciting year for sport with some huge moments across a range of sports including Europe’s Ryder Cup success, England’s march to the World Cup Semi Finals, Liverpool reaching the Champions League final and Manchester City deservedly claiming the Premier League title back in May.

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So let’s begin our look through the year ahead starting with the first month of the year, January 2019.

January

The sporting New Year kicks off with a bang on New Year’s Day with the PDC World Darts Championship Final taking place at the Alexandra Palace. There’s also the resumption of Premier League action with Matchday 21 taking place from the 1st to the 3rd, with Manchester City v Liverpool the highlight of that group of games. We also see FA Cup action the first weekend in January with the 3rd Round of the FA Cup taking place, while fro the 13th, The Masters gets underway in London featuring many of the top World Snooker stars.

There’s also the first Tennis major of the new year in Melbourne as the world’s best get together to compete in the Australian Open, while the NFL Playoffs also get underway culminating in the NFL Conference Championships on the 20th January. Lastly, England’s cricketers also get their tour of the West Indies underway on the 23rd as they face the first test match in Barbados against the host nation.

February

Rugby Union will be on many sports punters minds this month with the start of the Six Nations tournament for both men and women on the 1st.  France take on Wales in a cracking opener in the men’s event, followed a day later by Scotland v Italy and then Ireland v England in a cracker at the Aviva Stadium

The 3rd sees Superbowl 53 take place in Atlanta Georgia, with the AFC and NFC Champions going head to head to claim the top prize in American football in what is always a massive sporting weekend. The middle of February sees the top football teams in Europe back in action as the Champions League and Europa League get back underway with the Round of 16 and Round of 32 respectively. There’s also silverware up for grabs later in the month as the Carabao Cup Final takes place at Wembley on the 24th February.

March

March sees the completion of the Six Nations tournament with the final sets of fixtures played and it also will see the second leg of ties in the Champions League Round of 16 tournament early in the month. March is also a big time for horse racing fans as the Cheltenham Festival, one of the biggest meetings of the year, gets underway from the 12th February featuring four days of top-quality jump racing, including the famous Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The quarterfinals of the FA Cup will be contested in the middle of the month and on the same weekend, the Formula 1 World Championship will once again get underway in Melbourne, Australia with Britain’s Lewis Hamilton hoping to earn a sixth World Title following his success last season. Later in the month the qualifying campaign for a special 50th anniversary European Championships will start with England facing the Czech Republic at Wembley followed by a trip to Montenegro a few days later.

April

April begins with the Grand National meeting at Aintree Liverpool in what is one of the biggest days for sports betting on the sporting calendar. Around 40 runners and riders will attempt to win what is the marquis event of an exciting meet at Aintree. A day later, Oxford will once again battle Cambridge in the University Boat Race in London, while in the week following the first legs of the quarterfinals in the Champions League and Europa League will also take place.

The next weekend is another huge one for sport with the first golf major of the new season, The Masters, taking place from the 11th through to the 14th, while on the same weekend, Anthony Joshua will take on an as yet unnamed opponent at Wembley in a heavyweight boxing world title fight. The month concludes with the World Snooker Championship taking place from the 20th April through until the 6th May with Ronnie O’Sullivan seemingly the player to beat.

May

May sees the culmination of a number of top sporting events including the World Snooker Final, but the month begins with the first leg of the semifinals in the Champions League and Europa League. Pakistan’s tour of England begins with the Twenty20 clash between the teams in Cardiff on the 5th while the first one dayer takes place three days later on the 8th.

The final round of Premier League games for the season takes place on the 12th May followed by the USPGA Golf tournament taking place on the 16th to the 19th May, after having moved in the calendar from August from this year, while the FA Cup Final takes place on the 18th at Wembley. The month ends with the EFL Playoffs, the Rugby League Super League Magic Weekend in Liverpool and the start of the second big tennis Grand Slam of the year, the French Open at Roland Garros from the 26th May, the same weekend as the famous Monaco Grand Prix.

On the 29th, the Europa League final will be contested in Baku, Azerbaijan, while from the 30th, the Cricket World Cup starts in England with the host nation facing South Africa at the Oval in what should be a cracking opening game.

June

June begins with the Champions League final taking place on the 1st in Madrid, it is a busy date as we also have the Rugby Union Premiership Final and the Epsom Derby also taking place on June 1st. A few days later, on the 6th June, England’s footballers will take on the Netherlands in Portugal in their Nations League semifinal, with a place in the final a few days later up for grabs.

From the 7th, the Women’s World Cup will get underway in France, with both England and Scotland having qualified for the finals. The following weekend, the US Open Golf Championship takes place at the famous Pebble Beach course in California in what should be an intriguing third Major of the season. From the 14th June, the top teams in North and South America will be competing in the Copa America in Brazil through until the 7th July, while the Africa Cup of Nations gets underway a day later on the 15th, with this running through to the 13th July.

Royal Ascot takes place from the 18th to the 22nd May while pre-Wimbledon warm up tournaments Queens and Eastbourne will also take place in the latter stages of the month.

July

July begins with strawberries and cream to enjoy at Wimbledon, which starts on the 1st and a few days later the Tour de France gets underway on the 6th, with Geraint Jones hoping to defend the yellow jersey he won last year.  The British Grand Prix at Silverstone takes place over the weekend of the 12th to 14th July while the cricket World Cup will come to a climax on the 14th with the final of the tournament at Lotds.

The fourth and final Golf Major or the year takes place at Royal Portrush when the world’s best will gather for the Open Golf Championship and the Anniversary Games athletics tournament will take place in London over the 20th and 21st July,

August

August is always a big month for sports betting enthusiasts as it sees the start of the new football season across England and many other countries across Europe. It is also a huge month for cricket fans as the first Ashes Test of the summer will take place following the World Cup as England face Australia at Edgbaston from the 1st to the 5th August.

Rugby Union teams will also play a series of games to get them warmed up for the forthcoming World Cup in Japan, with England facing Wales at Twickenham on the 11th with a return match between the teams in Wales a week later, followed by England taking on Ireland, also at Twickenham on the 24th. The 26th August also sees the US Open Tennis Tournament get underway in New York.

September

September sees Euro 2020 qualifiers continue over a couple of dates early on in the month, while the second half of the F1 season gets underway at Spa in Belgium on the 1st. The Solheim Cup will take place at Gleneagles from the 13th to the 15th September and then on the 20th September, the Rugby Union World Cup will begin running right the way through the autumn until the final on the 2nd November.

This month the Ashes series will also come to a close with the fifth and final test from the 12th to the 16th September, while it is T20 Blast Finals Day on the 21st September and the World Athletics Championships from Doha runs from the 28th September through to the 6th October.

Both the Champions League and Europa League 2019-2020 tournaments get underway in September with the Group Stages kicking off.

October

England’s cricketers will tour New Zealand following the Ashes throughout October on as yet unspecified dates and as well as the Rugby World Cup and Euro 2020 qualifiers continuing, October will also see the Super League Grand Final on the 12th, as well as the British Champions Day at Ascot on the 19th.

The Champions League and Europa League, as well as all the domestic soccer action also continues throughout October in what is another busy month for top quality sport.

November

The Rugby World Cup final takes place on the 2nd November, followed by the USA Grand Prix in Austin on the 3rd. The track cycling World Cup takes place from the 8th to 10th in Glasgow, Scotland, while Federations Cup Final in Tennis will be contested over the 9th to 10th. Further European Championship qualifiers will also be played in November, including England v Montenegro and Kosovo v England, while the Davis Cup Final tennis will be contested in Madrid from the 18th to the 24th.

November ends with the start of the UK Championship snooker from York.

December

The F1 season comes to an end on the 1st December with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and we will also see the final group games played in the Champions League and Europa League in December, so we know which of the teams make it through to the knockout phase in the New Year.

The Presidents Cup will take place in Melbourne from the 12th to the 15th between the US and the Rest of the World, while Boxing Day sees the King George VI Chase at Kempton one again in one of the highlight races of the festive period and of course, the PDC World Darts Championship gets underway midway through December.

As you can see 2019 promises to be an exciting year for sport and I hope you join us here every week for the latest tips and previews at Bonus Referrer Code. I hope you have a very happy New Year!