March Betting Preview: Champions League, Cheltenham Festival & More

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March Betting Preview: Champions League, Cheltenham Festival & More

March will be a massive month for sport, with the upcoming schedule packed with a host of top-class events taking place across the world. 

Horse racing, basketball and football are among the sports that will provide sports bettors with opportunities to make a profit over the next few weeks. 
We take a look at what is on the agenda to help you plan your betting activities throughout the month of March.


  • Teams battle for Champions League progression
  • Cheltenham Festival dominates the horse racing landscape
  • Basketball poised for a month of Madness

Big Guns Eager to Make Champions League Progress

The Champions League resumes in early March and several of the big-hitters are well-placed to continue their quest to lift the prestigious trophy. 

Manchester City are in pole position to make it through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after drawing 1-1 with RB Leipzig in the first leg of their last-16 tie. 

The top betting sites in the UK rate Pep Guardiola’s side as the favourites to win the tournament and plenty of punters will be backing them to achieve the feat. 

However, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid may have something to say about that after recording impressive victories in their respective last-16 matches. 

Irish Trainers Aiming to Dominate the Cheltenham Festival

The eyes of the horse racing world will be on Gloucestershire from March 14-17 as the eagerly-anticipated Cheltenham Festival is staged. 

All of the leading horse racing betting sites have published their odds for the meeting which will likely be dominated once again by Irish trainers. 

Handlers from the Emerald Isle have won 58 races at the last three Festivals, leaving their British counterparts trailing in their wake. 

Trainer Nicky Henderson could strike an early blow for the home team, with his Constitution Hill long odds-on to win the Champion Hurdle on the opening day.

College Basketball Stars Set to Strut Their Stuff at March Madness

Punters will be clamouring to take advantage of betting offers when the annual March Madness college basketball extravaganza gets underway in March. 

Houston have been tipped to progress to the Final Four and it would be no surprise to see them achieve the feat given the event will be staged in Texas. 

However, teams from the American Athletic Conference do not have a good record in March Madness, and it may pay to look elsewhere for the potential winners. 

UCLA, Creighton, Kansas and Alabama are among the teams who could emerge victorious after what is guaranteed to be a hectic few weeks of thrilling basketball. 

Verstappen the Man to Beat in Formula 1

Many new betting sites will be offering special bonuses and promotions when the 2023 Formula 1 season starts in Bahrain during March. 

Reigning champion Max Verstappen is rated as the man to beat again in F1, but he may not have things all his own way during the current campaign. 

Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc will be eager to knock Verstappen off his perch, while Lando Norris should be competitive for McLaren. 

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will also be keen to make his mark, although his team will need to resolve several teething problems on his new Mercedes. 

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