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BettingTop10’s team of experts love following top sports action from around the world. Read on to find out more about the most popular leagues, events and competitions. |African Cup of Nations The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is a biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The 2019 edition is set to be staged in Egypt after Cameroon were stripped of hosting duties and will be the first tournament to feature 24 teams. Unlike previous competitions that clashed with major European leagues, the 2019 tournament will be staged during the summer rather than the early part of the year. A total of 51 teams entered the Africa Cup of Nations, with the teams whittled down to 24 through a preliminary round and group stage. The finals see the qualifiers drawn into six groups of four teams, with the top two in each and the four best third-placed sides advancing to the round of 16. The tournament then becomes a straight knockout through to the final and the best bookmakers in South Africa will have thousands of different markets available during the month-long competition. |Premier League The Premier League is one of the most popular domestic football competitions in South African sports betting circles. Gambling operators focus heavily on the league, offering hundreds of markets on every match during the course of the season including first goalscorer, correct score and half-time/full-time betting. The Premier League contains 20 teams who play each other once home and away for a 38-game campaign. Big clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal regularly battle towards the top end of the table, with the side collecting the most points crowned as champions. The top four teams in the final standings qualify for the following season’s Champions League, with the side finishing in fifth place playing in the Europa League. The bottom three teams are relegated to the Championship. |Champions League Originally formed in 1955 as the European Cup, the Champions League has evolved into a huge money-spinner for top clubs. The tournament begins with qualifying rounds in July, with 32 teams eventually taking their place in the group stage of the competition which starts during September. Clubs like Barcelona, Juventus, AC Milan and Man United have a rich history in the Champions League and are always popular picks with punters. The best bookmakers in South Africa provide a plethora of sports betting opportunities during the tournament, with markets available on individual matches from the qualification rounds through to the final. Whether you want to bet on results, goals markets or outright, the Champions League is a great way to enjoy wagering on football. |Europa League The Europa League is UEFA’s secondary club competition behind the Champions League, but it has steadily grown in popularity over the past few seasons. It begins in July with qualifying rounds, with the qualifiers joining the seeded teams in the group stage of the competition. This features 48 teams split into 12 groups, with the top two in each progressing to the next stage. They are joined by the eight teams who finish third in their Champions League groups in the round of 32. The competition becomes a straight knockout from this point, with two sides eventually making it through to a one-off final held in May. Ante-post betting on the Europa League can be tricky, largely due to the arrival of additional teams from the Champions League once the competition is underway. | Super Bowl Held annually, the Super Bowl is the National Football League’s showpiece event that determines the champion of the competition each year. The NFL regular season consists of 17 weeks, followed by three play-off rounds that determine divisional champions in the AFC and NFC. Those two sides then go head-to-head in the Super Bowl on the first Sunday in February.