With the end of the year almost upon us, now’s a good time to look ahead to the big Sports Events in 2019. Below we’ll look across all the major forthcoming action related to the best sports games in the NFL, College Football, Ice Hockey (NHL and elsewhere), MLB, NBA and CFL…
NFL events 2018/2019
The NFL Wild Card Playoffs are set to take place on Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 January 2019, with the Divisional Playoffs scheduled for Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January 2019. The NFC and AFC Championship games are both scheduled to take place on Sunday 20 January 2019.
Super Bowl LIII
Super Bowl LIII, the 53rd Super Bowl, will decide the league champion for the 2018 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be played on Sunday 03 February 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The NFL Pro Bowl, the National Football League’s all-star game for the 2018 NFL season, will be played on Sunday 27 January 2019 at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
College Football 2018/2019
The 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Monday 07 January 2019, and will be the final game of the 2018–19 bowl season between the winners of the two semifinal games – the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl.
The Orange Bowl will be played on Saturday 29 December 2018 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Cotton Bowl will be played on Saturday 29 December 2018 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
|Date||Event||Sport||Bet365 Live |
|27/01/2019||NFL Pro Bowl||Football||Live Stream|
|03/02/2019||Super Bowl LIII||Football||Live Stream|
|5/12/2019||NFL Start season||Football||Live Stream|
NHL Events 2018/2019
There’s a great selection of Ice Hockey sporting events to look forward to in 2019, across the NHL and the world game.
The 2018-19 NHL season is the 102nd season of operation of the National Hockey League, with the 31 teams competing in an 82-game regular season. The regular season began on Wednesday 03 October 2018, and will end on Saturday 06 April 2019. The 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs will begin a few days afterwards, with the Stanley Cup Finals held in late May to early June 2019.
At the end of the regular season, 16 teams qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs, which is an elimination competition consisting of 3 rounds of best-of-seven series to decide which team from each conference will progress to the final round – the Stanley Cup Final. Qualification for the playoffs is automatic for the top three teams in each division (6 teams per conference) and the next 2 sides in the conference earn wildcard places.
The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship will be the 43rd Ice Hockey World Junior Championship and will be hosted in Canada. It will begin on Wednesday 26 December 2018, and will end with the gold medal game being played on Saturday 05 January 2019. The games will be played in the Rogers Arena, Vancouver and the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria.
The 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will feature the Chicago Blackhawks against the Boston Bruins outdoors on Tuesday 01 January 2019 at Notre Dame Stadium.
The 2019 National Hockey League All-Star Game will be held at SAP Center in San Jose, home of the San Jose Sharks, on Saturday 26 January 2019.
The 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship will take place in Espoo, Finland from Thursday 04 to Sunday 14 April 2019. The 10 teams were split into 2 groups according to their rankings. In Group A, all teams advance to the quarterfinals and three teams from Group B will advance. The bottom two Group B teams will be relegated. From the quarterfinals on, a knockout system will be used.
The 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be played in Slovakia from Friday 10 May to Sunday 26 May 2019, with all matches to be played in the host cities of Bratislava and Košice. The 16 teams will be split into two groups, with the top four in each advancing to the quarter-finals and the bottom team in each group relegated to the 2020 Division 1 A.