What Sport Is On In August? | August Sports Calendar
What Sport Is On In August?
Fans can look forward to an abundance of exciting events in August as many previously postponed sporting competitions now return. Sporting Index will help you dial up the excitement by offering thousands of exciting pre-match and in-play betting markets on the action. These are the key date to mark in your diary:
FA Cup Final (1st August)
London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea will lock horns at Wembley. It will be a repeat of the 2017 FA Cup final, which Arsenal won 2-1. The Blues gained sweet revenge with a 4-1 victory in last year’s Europa League final, and they beat Arsenal home and away in the Premier League this season. Who will prevail on Saturday? Check out the football odds and football spreads, and pit your wits against our traders.
Scottish Premiership Begins (1st August)
The campaign begins with Rangers’ trip to Aberdeen. Celtic will bid for a 10th consecutive title this season and they are in action against Hamilton the following day.
Bob Willis Trophy Begins (1st August)
A one-off tournament that replaces the County Championship season begins on Saturday. Our Bob Willis Trophy blog post explains everything you need to know about the one off competition, and you can find cricket odds and cricket spreads on all the action.
British Grand Prix (2nd August)
Can Lewis Hamilton seize the chequered flag on home soil? Or can teammate Valtteri Bottas damage his chances of securing a record-equalling Drivers’ Championship? Check out the motor racing spreads for pre-race and in-play betting markets.
Super League Season Resumes (2nd August)
Reigning Super League champions St Helens will take on Catalans Dragons when the season resumes on Sunday. Huddersfield Giants will then host Leeds Rhinos later that evening. We have a great selection of rugby league odds on both games.
Championship Playoff Final (4th August)
Brentford will take on Fulham in a gripping battle to secure promotion to the top-flight. Promotion is worth £170 million, so the victor will be jubilant, while the loser will be left empty-handed and thoroughly devastated.
England vs. Pakistan (5th August)
England will head into the first Test against Pakistan full of confidence after thumping the West Indies last time out. The second Test begins on 13th August, the third Test starts on 21st August and then there are ODIs on 28th August and 30th August at Old Trafford.
Man Utd vs. LASK (5th August)
Man Utd will resume their Europa League campaign with a last 16 clash against LASK. Wolves are in action against Oympiakos the following day, while the standout game sees Sevilla take on Roma. The quarter-finals then take place from 10th August to 11th August.
PGA Championship (6th August)
The first golf major of the year begins at TPC Harding Park in California on 6th August. Can Rory McIlroy end his six-year major drought? Check out the latest golf spreads and golf odds ahead of tee time.
Man City vs. Real Madrid (7th August)
Can Man City protect their 2-1 aggregate lead against La Liga champions Real Madrid when the Champions League last 16 resumes? Los Blancos will be without suspended captain Sergio Ramos. Check out the Champions League odds and Champions League spreads to see the wealth of betting options at your disposal.
Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea (8th August)
The Blues will attempt to pull off Mission: Impossible as they trail Bayern Munich 3-0 on aggregate.
70th Anniversary Grand Prix (9th August)
Formula 1 will stay in the UK for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Can Hamilton see off his rivals?
Champions League Quarter-Finals (12th August)
The first Champions League quarter-final pits free-scoring Serie A side Atalanta against the mighty Ligue 1 champions PSG. The games will be one-legged affairs, and they will all take place on neutral soil in Lisbon. RB Leipzig take on Atletico Madrid the following day.
Harlequins vs. Sale (14th August)
The long delayed Premiership season resumes when Harlequins go into battle against Sale. Harlequins are in mid-table, but Sale are just five points behind league leaders Exeter Chiefs. Take a look at the rugby union spreads and get involved in the action.
UFC 252 (16th August)
Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic puts his belt on the line in a trilogy fight against Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas. Cormier beat Miocic in their first bout, but Miocic regained his title in the rematch. Check out the UFC betting markets for odds on this fight and other intriguing bouts, such as the showdown between Junior dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Europa League Semi-Finals (16th August)
The last four teams standing will battle for a place in the Europa League final.
Champions League Semi-Finals (18th August)
Which titans of the European game will make it through to the Champions League semi-finals? The likes of Man City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and PSG are still in the mix.
Europa League Final (21st August)
A sparkling trophy and a place in next season’s Champions League will be up for grabs when the top two teams meet in the Europa League final.
Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin (22nd August)
The British boxing star puts his WBC interim heavyweight title on the line in an eagerly anticipated clash with former world champion Povetkin at the Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex.
Champions League Final (23rd August)
The showcase football match of the year takes place in Lisbon and it promises to be a gripping contest.
Tour de France Begins (29th August)
The world’s most famous cycling event gets underway with a 106-mile hilly stage in Nice, and a champion will be crowned in Paris on 20th September. Look out for the cycling odds on the Tour de France.
Community Shield (29th August)
Premier League champions Liverpool are slated to play against the FA Cup winners in the curtain raiser for the 2020-21 season at Wembley.
Belgian Grand Prix (30th August)
Formula 1 heads to the iconic Spa-Franchorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen will be keen to muscle his way into contention for the Drivers’ Championship.
US Open Begins (31st August)
Some of the world’s best tennis players will be in New York for the start of the US Open at the end of August. Some players have already pulled out due to coronavirus fears, including world number one Ashleigh Barty, but we should still see many famous names vie for glory. The tennis spreads will feature many exciting markets as the tournament draws closer.