Welcome to the first edition of Crypto Betting Weekly.
This is your new one-stop shop for all the latest crypto sports betting news, offers and updates, brought to you right here on BitEdge every Friday.
We start this week with a round-up of the major sports that have returned from their Covid 19-enforced leave of absence. Nothing indicates normality like live sport back on our screens, and here’s a quick preview of the best of this weekend’s action:-
English Premier League
Liverpool can edge one step closer to a first EPL title when they visit near neighbours Everton in the Merseyside Derby.
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Spanish La Liga
Barcelona and title rivals Real Madrid are both on the road with the galácticos looking much more likely to get the 3 points.
Bayern Munich have already wrapped up the league title in Germany with two games to spare. The game of the weekend is a shootout for 2nd place. Borussia Dortmund look good value to win at RB Leipzig, especially given the league’s post-Covid trend for away wins.
Italian Serie A
There’s still a long way to go in the Serie A season. It finally gets back underway on Saturday. On Monday Cristiano Ronaldo takes his table-topping Juventus side to Bologna.
After a first screening of top level boxing in Las Vegas last weekend, this Saturday sees the most active world title holder out there right now, Emanuel Navarrete, face Uriel Lopez.
This bout will be brought to ESPN viewers live from inside a TV studio in Mexico City. Navarrete has knocked out 13 of his last 14 opponents. Don’t expect this to last long!
Elsewhere, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have announced an agreement for what will be one of the most anticipated heavyweight contests in history.
The agreement is not big on detail though. So far we know they will fight somewhere, for an unknown amount of money, on a television network yet to be decided, in a contest that some governments want to see boycotted.
They also have to fight and beat a handful of very able challengers beforehand. Other than all of that, the contest that the boxing world wants to see is very much on!
Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the Octagon (again!) but watch this space, fight fans. Despite his vehement Twitter posts of late, it is unlikely to be the last you see of the Irishman in battle.
Meanwhile, UFC 251 is confirmed for July 12th on Fight Island, otherwise known as Yas Island in the UAE.
For now, though, the UFC’s purpose-built APEX facility in Vegas will continue to host events. This Saturday’s main event sees #3 ranked heavyweight Curtis Blaydes as the hot favourite.
But don’t be surprised if Russian star Alexander Volkov causes an upset. The giant Russian has conquered better fighters than Blaydes in his time. At odds of 3.99 he represents significant value in the head-to-head market.
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