Soccer Is Coming Back
With major sports events suspended or postponed this year, there has been a lot of uncertainty in sports. Copa America, the Euros and the Olympics have already been pushed to 2021, while several major sports leagues worldwide remain dormant. That has left Betway sports betting fans craving for football action from their favorite leagues, though the German Bundesliga returned in May. Fortunately, three more top European leagues are scheduled to return in the next month.
Here’s a look at the state of things in the biggest soccer competitions and leagues around the globe.
UEFA Champions League
While no official dates have been released for the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League, the competition might be completed in August. However, sports experts report that the competition might abandon their two-leg game format. The domestic European leagues and the European club association are also in the process of discussing how to bring the top football competition back.
The proposal of the single-game format in the quarterfinals received strong backing from the organizers, and now they’re proposing to finish all knockout games. However, this proposal will be discussed by UEFA’s executive committee on 17th June. Of course, there are still several Round of 16 games remaining in the second-leg, so they’ll have to be finished before the proposal can be implemented when approved.
After months of no football action, the Premier League season will return on your screen on 17th June, though several details are yet to be ironed out. Fortunately for punters who fancy Betway soccer betting, there are 92 matches to be played, so there are plenty of opportunities to wager. Every team is remaining nine games, except for Arsenal, Manchester City, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa who still have ten clashes.
Liverpool has a 25-point lead on the title, so there’s still much to play for if any other team plans to take it away from them. Several teams will try to secure their spot in the next season’s Europe League and Champions League, while others struggle to rise above the relegation zone. However, you can expect a thrilling action from 17th June, starting with the teams with a game at hand.
Earlier this month, the Italian Football Federation finalized plans to make the Serie A one of the latest soccer leagues to resume play. Previously, the Serie A had unveiled their plans to restart the league with the four remaining games before the 2019/2020 campaign was suspended. These games are scheduled for 20th-21st June, while the Coppa Italia final will be happening on 17th June.
Serie A will restart the action with two games on 20th June, with Torino facing Parma at home, while Verona hosts Cagliari. The next day, Sassuolo will be visiting Atalanta, while Sampdoria takes on Inter on 21st June. These games are part of the league’s 26th Round, ahead of the 27th which will start on 22nd June.
Unlike most soccer leagues around the globe, the Spanish La Liga title race looks like it’s going down the wire. With Real Madrid and Barcelona two points ahead of each other, the league’s race was turning out to be another epic battle. Fortunately, fans can enjoy the action from 11th June, when the league is set to restart with Sevilla hosting Real Betis.