It is fair to say that 2020 has been a year like no other. We have all faced many challenges, and we have all learnt a lot. A world without sport has been very strange, and bettors and fans are both happy to see the return of our favorite sporting leagues. It is true that many of our favorite leagues and sporting events will look and sound a little different in 2021, but that doesn’t mean that there has to be any less excitement and enjoyment.
Let’s take a look at what 2021 holds for our favorite sporting leagues.
As always, there is much to look forward to when it comes to the NFL . The Kickoff Game is scheduled to take place on September 9th, and is always an exciting day in the footballing calendar. There is a lot to look forward to, and the event, although different, will be welcomed by fans and bettors around the globe. Thanksgiving will see the three scheduled games take place, and will be, once again, an important day for all of the sports bettors out there and if you are one, make sure to be checking bookmaker reviews before placing your bets..
It’s looking certain that the puck will drop on January 13th, with teams playing 56 games and the season ending on May 8th. With the Olympics set to take place in late July, there is a need to get through the games in time, and this will create a packed schedule – something that is perhaps a concern for the players and coaches, but brings joy to fans and bettors as the games will come along thick and fast. Of course, it does mean that there is the potential for more injury, but it also means that there is the potential for greater rotation of players, too. It might well be time to start looking at fringe players more closely and predicting the shining lights that could come into focus during the season.
The MLS SuperDraft is set to take place virtually on January 21st. With the addition of Austin FC, the league will consist of 27 teams in 2021. Columbus Crew SC are the defending champions and will be looking to defend their title. Players to watch include Diego Rossi and Gyasi Zardes both of whom chalked up an impressive goal tally in 2020. Soccer leagues around the world have been disrupted during the pandemic, and fans and bettors will be happy to see the return of the MLS. It is a league that offers plenty of opportunities for betting, and plenty of in-game betting action.
Sport is not the same without its fans, and there is certainly a long way to go before our leagues are restored to their former glory. However, the return of sports to our screens is something that we all welcome, and we all hope that 2021 will bring positive changes as we move forward.