August Events and Premier League Start New Betting Sites and Offers

August 04, 2021

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August is an incredibly busy month for sports, especially football with many leagues returning for a new season, including the Premier League.

Here we take a look at the biggest events of the month, as well as some great new betting sites and their offers for new players who join this month.

August 7 – FA Community Shield

The traditional curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season, the Community Shield, takes place on August 7. FA Cup winners Leicester will face Premier League champions Manchester City, as both look to make their mark and take home the first domestic trophy of the season.

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August 11 – European Super Cup

The European Super Cup is another big early season event, bringing together Champions League winners Chelsea and Europa League winners Villarreal. Both will play Champions League football this coming season, and this is an opportunity for the teams to show their strength as we head into the new campaign.

August 13, 14 & 15 – Premier League Opening Weekend

The Premier League kicks off over this weekend, with all 20 teams taking part. Current champions Manchester City begin away at Tottenham in the best game of the weekend while plenty will be interested in Manchester United vs Leeds United too. The first game sees newcomers Brentford host Arsenal on Friday night.

August 27 – Belgian Grand Prix

The Drivers Championship is brilliantly set as we head into the break and the first race back is the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of August. With Lewis Hamilton holding just a six point lead at the top of the standings, it is all to play for between the Englishman and rival Max Verstappen.

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August 30 – US Open

The US Open starts at the end of the month and all eyes will be on Novak Djokovic, who is bidding to win every grand slam event this year, he has just this one remaining. In the women’s game, look out for Naomi Osaka, who is scheduled to return here after taking a break from the sport.

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Best New Betting Sites & Offers for August

SBK Welcome Offer

New betting site SBK have a £20 welcome offer for new players this month. Simply download the app from this mobile-only bookmaker and be sure to enter the code NBSUK when you sign up. With this offer you can bet on all sports and markets, and receive up to £20 of your losses refunded as cash to get you started. New Player Offer

Elsewhere, are rewarding their new players with an offer that gives a free in play bet. Simply place a £10 bet on the site as a new player and after this has been settled, you will receive a free £10 in play bet to use on any of the in play markets that are on the site.

Hopa Sign Up Offer

Lastly, Hopa have an exclusive offer for us this month, where you can get a free £15 bet on the site when you place a qualifying bet of £10 with them. This is a great offer, as the free bet you receive is bigger than your initial spend, and a great way to explore what they have on offer.

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