Will Liverpool or Manchester City win the Premier League? Can Serena Williams beat the record for most Grand Slam singles titles in women’s tennis history?
These are just two of the big questions that sports fans will face in 2019. Nobody can predict the sporting future, but we will try.
Here are our 2019 tips for Football, Cricket, Golf, Formula One, Rugby Union, Tennis and the NFL Super Bowl.
Liverpool (Premier League winners)
The race for the Premier League title this season could be one of the most memorable in history.
Reigning champions Manchester City were the defending champions’ favorites to defend their crown, but they have to contend with Liverpool’s side, who are four points clear after 21 Premier League appearances.
City’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on January 3 put the team of Pep Guardiola back into the race, but at the end of the season, we’re telling Jürgen Klopp and the Anfield supporters to celebrate their first title since 1990.
According to Oddschecker, Liverpool can win 5/6 in the Premier League, City 7/5 and Tottenham 25/1
Juventus (Uefa Champions League winners)
Outside bet: Bayern Munich
While we predict that Liverpool will win the Premier League, we believe it will be in the Champions League between Barcelona and Juventus.
How about a Lionel Messi against Cristiano Ronaldo on June 1 in Madrid and with CR7 the sixth Champions League title?
According to the prizes on Oddschecker, Manchester City are favorites to win the Champions League. But if you do not believe that City (18/5), Barca (9/2) or Juve (13/2) win, then Bayern München (14/1) has a good reputation for an outside bet.
Manchester City (League Cup winners)
Tottenham (FA Cup winners)
Manchester City is the current winner of the Carabao Cup and we expect to win the trophy again on the 24th of February. City meets Burton in the semifinals, and the winners in this series play either Tottenham or Chelsea.
Speaking of Tottenham, although winning the 2019 Premier League seems unlikely, they will be lining up for the trophies.
Spurs have not won a trophy since winning the League Cup in 2008, but maybe this is their year? They expect to move to their new stadium in 2019, and we expect the Spurs to return to their temporary “home” at Wembley on Saturday, May 18, to lift the FA Cup.
Formula 1 predictions
Formula One fan Cameron Tait, the publisher of TheWeek.co.uk, predicts the winners of the F1 of 2019.
Lewis Hamilton (Driver Champion)
Scuderia Ferrari (Constructors)
George Russell and Williams (Surprise Package)
F1 2019 betting odds
Prices and driver specials to Sky Bet.
Winner of the drivers classification 2019: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 10/1; Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 4/1; Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 9/2; Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 9/1; Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 16/1
Lewis Hamilton wins the drivers’ championship of 2019 with 100+ points: 6/1
Lando Norris will be on the podium at every race in 2019: 10/1
George Russell will be on the podium at every race in 2019: 25/1
ICC Cricket World Cup winners: India
Ashes winners: England
It’s a huge year for cricket with the World Cup and the ashes in the calendar. England will host both events and should also be a favorite.
The Aussies are still affected by the upheavals of the ball manipulation scandal and will prove they can keep the urn. Nevertheless, we support England to record a highly competitive Ashes series with 3-2 or 2-1.
In the one-day format, England should compete in its own country and India, Pakistan and Australia for the Cricket World Cup 2019. India’s well-balanced team, which includes superstar skipper Virat Kohli, should give them the advantage and the trophy.
Cricket World Cup betting 2019 (According to Oddschecker)
South Africa: 7/1
New Zealand: 10/1
Sri Lanka: 40/1
Rugby union predictions
Rugby World Cup winners: Ireland
You should never bet against New Zealand in rugby union. The All Blacks won the 2015 and 2011 Rugby World Cup. They aim for a third win in a row when the event takes place in Japan in 2019.
But they are good and that’s what Ireland proved in November and won 16-9 in Dublin.
We predict that the Irish will win the Six Nations. Later in the year, the Webb Ellis Cup returns after a World Cup victory in Japan. But expect the Kiwis and England to fight for it.
The Masters winner: Rory McIlroy
Just like last year, Rory McIlroy is still a champion before a major career slam. The Northerners says he is now concentrating on returning to the winner’s circle and participating in the four major tournaments. Americans Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas will be his big rivals, but we believe it will finally be Rory’s year in Augusta.
Tiger Woods: a big win
After his injury problems, the American symbol is back and enjoying the game again. But can he complete his 14 major titles? For Woods, it will not be easy, but expect him to challenge and win a major in 2019.
Outside bets: Tommy Fleetwood
Fleetwood’s performances at the Ryder Cup together with the European hero Francesco Molinari were a sporting highlight of 2018, so expect great things from the Englishman. Last season, he finished second at the US Open and was ranked 12th in the Open Championship. For Fleetwood, we expect a big win in 2019.
Tennis of women
All eyes will be on Serena Williams again when she asks to equate Margaret Court’s record with 24 Grand Slam singles titles. Expect the American 37 not only to meet this record, but add a second slam in 2019 to rise to a historic quarter-century.
Tennis for men
His victory in the 2018 ATP final in London was Alexander Zverev’s greatest success so far. Can he make the jump and win a Grand Slam in 2019? The expectations for the 21-year-old German may be too high. 2020 could be his year to win a first Grand Slam.
World champion No. 1 and 14-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic will be the man to beat in 2019. We expect the Serbian star to win two of the four majors.
Legends in retirement?
If Serena made history in 2019, could she bend out of tennis at the end of the season? The same applies to the 37-year-old Swiss Roger Federer, who toured for two decades and won 20 grand slams.
Super Bowl winner: Kansas City Chiefs
The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs played an NFL classic when the Rams won in November 54-51. Could we see a repeat of this game at Super Bowl LIII in February?
The New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots will also be favorites, but we give the Chiefs a tip to beat the Rams in Atlanta.
NFL Super Bowl winning odds
Prices according to Oddschecker.
New Orleans Saints: 5/2
Kansas City Chiefs: 4/1
Los Angeles Rams: 9/2
Patriots from New England: 13/2
Los Angeles Chargers: 12/1
Indianapolis Colts: 16/1
Philadelphia Eagles: 20/1
Dallas Cowboys: 22/1