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.
- Liverpool at Everton 8:00 PM Sunday 21st June 2020
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Spanish La Liga
Barcelona and title rival Real Madrid are both on the road with the galácticos looking much more likely to get the 3 points.
- Barcelona at Sevilla 10:00 PM Friday 19th June 2020
- Real Madrid at Real Sociedad 10:00 PM Sunday 21st June 2020
Bayern Munich has 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 looks good value to win at RB Leipzig, especially given the league’s post-Covid trend for away wins.
- Borussia Dortmund at RB Leipzig 3:30 PM Saturday 20th June 2020
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.
- Juventus at Bologna 9:45 PM Monday 22nd June 2020
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!
- Uriel Lopez vs Emanuel Navarrete 2:00 AM Sunday 21st June 2020
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 in 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.
- Alexander Volkov vs Curtis Blaydes 4:00 AM Sunday 21st June 2020
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Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that Cloudbet has added USDT to their site. Stablecoins such as USDT have been put forward as a solution for players seeking to protect the value of their cryptocurrency winnings from extreme price fluctuations that can be experienced by holders of non-stablecoins.
For this reason, stablecoins have been offered up as a potential way of bringing a more fiat-friendly audience to cryptocurrency gambling.
“Since launch, a fundamental part of our philosophy has been about empowering players with technologies that solve their problems,” a Cloudbet spokesman said. “USDT and stablecoins are an extension of that.”
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