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:-

Soccer

English Premier League

Harry Kane is back in action for Tottenham as they host Manchester United.
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

German Bundesliga

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

Cristiano Ronaldo is raring to lead Juve to their 9th Serie A title in a row.
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

Boxing

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will meet in a heavyweight showdown, but that’s as much as we know so far.
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!

MMA

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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