Awesome August Continues: Weekend Sporting Highlights, Best New Betting Sites and Offers

August 25, 2022

Weekend Sporting Highlights

Last weekend was certainly a cracker on the sporting front, with heavyweight clashes in both the boxing ring and on the football pitch. Not too much chance for sports fans to draw their collective breath though. This weekend we go again, with quality football, racing and F1 action set to light up our screens. Here we take a closer look at what’s on offer and pick out two of the best new player deals for those looking to enhance the entertainment with a bet or two.

Saturday August 27 – Monday August 28 – Premier League Match Day 4

It’s certainly been a thrilling start to the Premier League season, with a couple of truly epic encounters already in the books. The good news for fans of the world’s finest league is that we still have fully 35 rounds of action still to come, starting this weekend.

Having finally awoken from their slumber with a morale-boosting victory over big rivals Liverpool, it is Manchester United who get proceedings underway, as they head to the south coast to take on Ralph Hassenhüttl’s Southampton side. Betzone make the Red Devils a 4/6 shot to build on that Old Trafford success with another win, with Southampton 3/1 to pick up the points in the 12:30 pm TV game. It’s then London derby time in the Saturday evening fixture, as the leagues only perfect side Arsenal play host to Fulham as they bid to make it four wins from four.

Super Sunday kicks off with what looks set to be a closely fought encounter at Molineux, as Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United side. On the back of one of the matches of the season to date, in that 3-3 draw with Manchester City, will the Magpies be able to maintain similarly high standards on the road? The bookmakers are finding it tough to split these two, with both Wolves and Newcastle available to back at 13/8 with Betzone. The Sunday action concludes at the City Ground, as newly promoted Nottingham Forest take on a Tottenham Hotspur side of whom big things are expected this season.

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Saturday August 27: Horse Racing: Celebration Mile

The pick of Saturday’s seven racing fixtures comes at Goodwood, with the Sussex track laying on an excellent seven-race card headlined by the Group 2 Celebration Mile. Charles Hills Mutasaabeq is the hot favourite in the feature at 10/11 with Fitzdares having been beaten just a head and a neck in his two most recent outings in this grade. With the mount of Jim Crowley failing to land a blow in this race twelve months ago though, there may be plenty of punters willing to take him on, with the likes of Jadoomi, Finest Sound, and the evergreen Escobar all looking dangerous.

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Sunday August 28 – Formula 1: Belgian Grand Prix

F1 fans may be champing at the bit following the most prolonged break of the season, with the most recent GP in Hungary having taken place on 31st July. That wait ends this weekend, however, with Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix kicking off what is a pretty intense run between now and the end of the season.

So far, shocks have been almost completely absent during the current campaign, with either Red Bull or Ferrari winning all 13 GP’s to date - and all bar two falling to either Max Verstappen or Charles Leclerc. With an impressive eight wins, it is Verstappen who has raced clear at the head of the championship standings and, having grabbed the chequered flag in this race in 2021, the Dutch Driver is hot favourite to do so once again at 10/11 with Betzone. His nearest pursuer in the title race, Charles Leclerc, is a 5/1 chance with the same firm, whilst Britain’s Lewis Hamilton – who has won this four times in the past 12 years – can be backed at 9/2.

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Best New Betting Sites & Offers

Fitzdares New Player Offer – Bet £30, Get £30 + 20 Free Spin

Quality operator Fitzdares offer an excellent incentive to open a new account. Simply sign up, deposit, and the firm will match the value of your first stake with a free bet – up to a maximum value of £30, in addition to 20 Free Spins on the popular “Fishin’ Frenzy The Big Catch” slot. Note that qualifying bet must be placed at minimum odds of Evs (2.0). See the Fitzdares site for a full list of terms and conditions.

Parimatch Welcome Offer – Bet £5, Get £30 in Free Bet’s

One of the best value new deals comes from the sister site to BetVictor, Parimatch. Sign up and place a bet of £5 or more at odds of Evs (2.00) or greater and receive 3 x £10 Free Bets, consisting of a £10 Sports or eSports single, a £10 Sports or eSports Acca (5+ selections) and £10 to be used on slots. See the Parimatch site for a full list of terms and conditions.

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