Many of us have begun arranging the trip excursions that we could only dream about over the past year now that travel has resumed. Sports travel is the ideal way to combine two loves, and there are plenty of possibilities to do so. There are some fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime events on the horizon for the year 2022. Fans are expected to storm the events after more than two years of not being able to witness a game in person.
Of course, bettors are just as excited. After not having any new games for quite some time, it is now time to witness their favorite sports slowly go back to their normal state/flow. This is why bettors are lining up on their favorite bookies, like 10CRIC Football, to look at odds and place their bets there. But before any of that, here are some of the most interesting football events to watch out for.
English Football League (EFL) 2021-2022
The league phase of 2021/22 EFL Championship came to a close on Saturday with 31 goals scored over the 12 games. The four playoff spots were the major focus of interest, with relegation and automatic promotion already decided.
Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town were already certain of a top-six finish going into Saturday’s games, while Sheffield United and Luton Town were aiming to keep their playoff berths despite Middlesbrough and Millwall putting pressure on them.
Huddersfield started the last day of the season in fourth place but finished third. They beat Bristol City 2-0 at home, while Forest fell one place following a 1-1 draw with Hull City. On the last day, Sheffield United had the unfortunate job of playing free-scoring champions Fulham. The Blades, on the other hand, thrashed the EPL-bound Cottagers 4-0 at Bramall Lane.
English Carabao Cup (League Cup)
The Carabao Cup is the EFL’s showpiece cup tournament and one of the domestic football season’s three main accolades. It begins in August and involves all EFL and Premier League clubs in a direct knock-out style over seven rounds, with the semi-finals contested over two legs. In Round Two, Premier League clubs compete, while those who have qualified for the Champions League or Europa League compete in Round Three. The competition concludes with a final at Wembley Stadium, with the victor advancing to the Europa League the following season.
Every season, millions of spectators watch the Carabao Cup in stadiums, and many more watch it on television at home. Matches from each round, as well as both legs of each Semi-Final and the Final, are televised live on television in the United Kingdom.
2022 FA Cup final
The FA Cup has been at the heart of English football for nearly a century, thanks to its iconic title as the oldest knockout cup tournament in club football.
Despite accusations that the tournament has grown less relevant for Premier League heavyweights in recent years, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea have dominated the trophy since 2008. The 2021-22 final will be unique in that it will take place before the completion of the regular league season, even though it has historically been played as the final game of the domestic season.
Before You Go
Football matches are nothing short of excitement and thrills—which is part of the reason why the sport remains to be the top in the world. It is a major favorite by fans not only in terms of viewership but also in betting outcomes. As with all other forms of gambling, though, make sure to always wager responsibly.