A World Cup, the Winter Olympics, the Champions League, a Ryder Cup and the Six Nations: it’s fair to say there’s an exciting 12 months of sport ahead.
And if there’s one thing that can add to the excitement of it all, it’s having a flutter on some of the action ahead. While it’s always important to bet in moderation and never stake more than you can afford, don’t you ever wish you could get the inside track on the teams and individuals to back over the year ahead?
Fortunately, loaded has got together with Matched Betting experts OddsMonkey to create a list of the 10 (potentially) most profitable teams and stars to back in 2018 and worked out what sort of return you could get for each if you opted to place a bet of £100.
So read on for a few tips to look out for.
Paris Saint Germain – to win Champions League 5/1 £600
The French giants are generally rated as second-favourites at the moment, but with Neymar hitting form – we believe they have a huge chance.
Manchester City – Domestic treble – 20/1 £2100
With most Bookmakers paying out on the Premier League – that only leaves the League Cup and FA Cup, we think this is a good bet at 20/1 but be quick!
Mercedes – F1 Constructors’ title – 4/6 £166.67
New England Patriots – 11/10 £210.00
New England are about to become one of the most successful American franchises of all time, as they look set to chalk up another Super Bowl success.
Lancashire – County Championship – 3/1 £400
Last season’s runners-up could of one it, we can see them going one better under new captain Liam Livingstone.
Belgium – World Cup – 12/1 £1300
Arguably the most talented squad in Russia, and they can easily step up to the mark and take glory on the biggest stages of them all with Hazard and De Bruyne pulling the strings.
USA – Ryder Cup – 10/11 £190.91
USA are defending the trophy and they have not done that since 1993 – but their team is ‘stacked’ as they say with Spieth, Thomas, Johnson, Fowler and Reed all set to be involved and that will be enough to win in France.
Norway – Most golds at Winter Olympics – 8/5 £260
The Nordic powerhouse have a powerful squad assembled for the Olympics in South Korea, and we are going with the favourites here.
Castleford – Super League winners – 4/1 £500
Last season’s beaten finalists came up just short, but the Tigers should end their long search for a league title this year.
England – Six nations – Evens £200
Eddie Jones men are looking to become the first team to win the Six Nations three seasons running and there is nothing to suggest they won’t do it in 2018.
You can take a closer look at the OddsMonkey accumulator calculator here. Good luck!
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