Sport calendar: what's on over August, September and October

Michael Bush

12 Aug 2016

Updated: 23 Nov 2023

If you would like to make money online - and we presume that's very much what you're interested in as a visitor to the Profit Accumulator blog - it's very much a case of the more sporting events there are to place matched bets on, the better!

This is why we thought we'd take a closer look at the high-profile events coming up over not only August, but also the next few months after that, over which you should be salivating as a sports betting fan.

Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It's impossible to ignore the Olympics if you want to make money from betting this summer - with more than 11,000 athletes set to compete in Rio over a whopping 306 events in 28 sports, it may be hard for you to decide which betting markets to look to first.

Whether you would like to bet on which country will win the most gold medals, Usain Bolt claiming the coveted "Triple-Triple" of the 100m, 200m and 4x 100m relay (Ladbrokes is giving us odds of 13/8 on that one) or something completely different, Rio 2016 will unquestionably offer no shortage of lucrative betting opportunities.

Rugby League Challenge Cup final, Wembley

There is no more prestigious or historic competition in Rugby League than the Challenge Cup, which brings together teams from all levels of the sport, including community, university and armed forces teams along with the Rugby League elite.

This year's 27th August final will be contested by Hull FC and Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium, with the two teams given odds of 12/11 and 13/14 respectively by Marathonbet. You'll get 22/1 odds at the same bookmaker for a draw.

Tennis US Open, New York

29th August sees the Grand Slam calendar conclude in its usual location at Flushing Meadows, with veteran Italian Flavia Pennetta's retirement meaning that she will not be defending her 2015 ladies' title.

It leaves a very familiar name at the top of the favourites list - Serena Williams, for whom you can get odds of 5/4 at Betfair. However, other contenders such as Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber and Madison Keys have been given tempting prices.

Meanwhile, the confirmation that five-time champion Roger Federer will sit out the remainder of the season as he recovers from knee surgery removes one of the traditional tennis 'big four' from contention in the men's tournament.

There are also still question marks over the participation of the Swiss' long-time rival, Rafael Nadal, due to a wrist injury, which may leave Novak Djokovic and recently crowned Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to compete for top honours.

Golf Ryder Cup, Minnesota, US

From 30th September until 2nd October, the Ryder Cup returns, taking place this time around at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.

Although Europe are entering the competition as cup holders - having claimed their third consecutive triumph in Scotland in 2014 - European captain Darren Clarke will have to overcome the odds to make it a fourth straight win for the continent.

Betway, for example, presently has Davis Love III's USA team at 4/6 to win, compared to 6/4 for Europe and 6/4 for a draw.

Football World Cup qualifying

Amid all of the excitement about the Premier League re-commencing, it's easy to forget that from 4th September, and continuing right through to November 2017, members of UEFA - that's European teams, for those who could possibly be unaware - will begin their qualification campaigns for the 2018 World Cup.

Much of the interest as far as the 'home nations' are concerned will centre on the fortunes of newly appointed England boss Sam Allardyce, whose first competitive fixture in the post will be away to Slovakia on 4th September, followed by a home match against Malta on 8th October and an away trip to Slovenia three days later.

Sharing a qualification group with England are old adversaries Scotland, who will face Malta in an away match on 4th September before taking on Lithuania and then Slovakia in the October double-header.

So, what are the sports betting opportunities for followers of World Cup qualifying? Well, you can already have a flutter on the outright winner in 2018, with Germany, Argentina and Brazil among the most strongly fancied. Meanwhile, if you reckon England have a chance of final glory, the 24/1 odds presently on offer at 32Red may be especially alluring.

So, now that you know some of the most potentially profitable sporting events that await you over the coming few months, surely the next step is to place a couple of matched bets?

Registering with us and getting in on the matched betting action may be just one among many ways to make money from home, but there really aren't any easier or simpler methods for adding as much as £1,000 to £2,000 to your bank account every month.