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Sports Betting: What To Bet On This Weekend

After a brief respite the mixed martial artists are back in the octagon Saturday with UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns headlining the sports betting weekend. We are getting closer to having more sports back on the playing field. The NHL, NBA and MLB all have plans in the works. The ponies have been running non-stop since the COVID paid a visit and will continue this weekend. Bundesliga paved the way for other major European soccer leagues to return, which will happen in the next few weeks, and NASCAR continues its post-corona virus Cup Series schedule with a trip to Bristol. We’re just scratching the surface of what’s available to wager on in a busy sports weekend at online sportsbooks.


The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to its home base for Saturday’s Fight Night. The main event on the 11-bout card is a battle of welterweight contenders. Former champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley (19-4-1) takes on Gilbert “Durinho” Burns (18-3). Woodley hasn’t been in the octagon since losing the UFC welterweight title to Kamaru Usman over a year ago. The Chosen One took out Robbie Lawler in 2016 to claim the belt and successfully defended his title four times before getting pummeled by Usman. Burns is on a roll having won five straight fights to enter the fringe of the 170 title picture.

Saturday’s co-main event pits Blagoy Ivanov (18-3) against Augusto Sakai (14-1-1) in a battle of top-15 heavyweights. Both men are relatively new to UFC and are looking to climb the ranks. UFC newcomer Gabe Green (9-2) fills in for injured Kevin Holland for a preliminary welterweight bout against Daniel Rodriguez (11-1). The prelims consist of six fights with five bouts on the main card. Action gets underway at 6 p.m. ET with all fights show on ESPN. Visit BookMaker.eu for odds on every bout and to place your wager.



Maybe the Belarusians had it right all along. The only country to play through COVID-19 has been joined by others and even more are on the way back to the pitch. Germany’s Bundesliga became the first major European league to resume play, now the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A have tentative reboot dates in June. It’s a busy week with five Bundesliga matches scheduled for Saturday and two more on Sunday. Bayern Munich extended its lead in the standings with Tuesday’s 1-0 win over second-place Borussia Dortmund and squares off with Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.

Top leagues from Denmark, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Israel and South Korea have either started or will resume play soon. Check out schedules and odds for all upcoming matches at BookMaker.eu.



For the first time since its reboot, NASCAR ventures out of the Carolinas for Sunday’s Food City Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. A short turnaround to begin with got even shorter with the previous race moved back a day due to rain. Chase Elliott ended a frustrating week of Cup Series races by snagging the checkered flag, the fourth different driver in as many races since NASCAR got back on the oval. Previous winners Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski will be near the top of the odds board at BookMaker.eu.



Australia’s National Rugby League returned to action last week, one of the earliest to resume worldwide. A total of four matches dot the Round 3 weekend schedule with three taking place on Saturday. There are 17 more rounds slated with teams playing a total of 20 games. BookMaker.eu has a full list of odds and wagering opportunities.


Horse Racing

The cathedrals of horse racing are open this weekend with Churchill Downs hosting a pair of Grade 3 stakes as part of Saturday’s 11-race ticket. Mia Mischief opened as the favorite in the Winning Colors Stakes. Post time is 4:08 p.m. ET. The full day of action concludes with the Mint Julep Stakes at 6:16 p.m. ET. Juliet Foxtrot hit the board as the betting favorite. The G3 Honeymoon Stakes will be part of Saturday’s 9-race agenda at Santa Anita Park. Visit the racebook at BookMaker.eu for post times and betting odds.



Itching to get your baseball fix? You can tune into ESPN this weekend to watch games from the Korean Baseball Organization. At 4 a.m. ET on Saturday the KT Wiz face the Kiwoom Heroes. Then on Sunday at 1 a.m. ET the Lotte Giants take on Doosan Bears. BookMaker.eu has lines and odds for every KBO matchup this weekend.


Sports Sims

If you’re missing the major sports leagues you can still get your fill via computer generated games. BookMaker.eu is helping to quench your thirst by running sports sims from all the major sports. There’s always something happening since computer players never get tired. Games and tournaments using Madden NFL 20, NBA 2K20, MLB The Show 20 and NHL 20 are taking place all weekend. Place your bets at BookMaker.eu and watch the sims at Twitch.tv.



We’ve gotten away from the competitive video gamers with some mainstream sports returning, but leagues competing in Counter Strike: Global Offensive continue this weekend. Dreamhack Masters and BLAST Premier are two of the biggest. Hellcase Cup, Home Sweet Home and Winners League are also in action. Gamers are also competing in Overwatch, DOTA 2, League of Legends and Starcraft 2 among others. Check out the schedule and odds at BookMaker.eu when you’re ready to make a wager.



They don’t give you immediate gratification, but futures betting is hugely popular at online sportsbooks. A complete list of futures odds from the NFL to MLB and the political arena are available now at BookMaker.eu.

George Newman
George Newman
Covers NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL for BigOnSports.com. George is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy sports fan.

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