July is commonly referred to as the least exciting month of the sporting year when it comes to tournaments. However, sports fans still have plenty of championships to look out for and bet on. Major League Baseball is in full swing, and the Champions League, together with the Conference League, are tuning up the engines with the qualifying rounds. OddsMatrix offers betting data for these tournaments and many more events happening throughout the year.
Football fans have two major events to bet on this month. The first one is the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League. The championship began on June 21 and will end on August 24, 2022.
A total of 52 teams compete in the qualifying rounds, including the qualifying phase and play-off round. Out of these teams, 42 were in the Champions Path, and 10 teams were in the League Path.
The Champions Path includes all league champions that do not qualify directly for the group stage, consisting of:
• Preliminary round: 4 teams enter this round
• First Qualifying round: 29 teams enter this round, together with 1 winner of the preliminary round
• Second Qualifying round: 5 teams enter this round, together with 15 winners of the first qualifying round
• Third Qualifying round: 2 teams enter this round, together with 10 winners of the second qualifying round
• Play-off round: 2 teams enter this round, together with 6 winners of the third qualifying round
July will be the host of the competition’s First Qualifying Round, between 5-6 & 12-13, and the Second Qualifying Round, between 19-20 & 26-27. The draw for the Third Qualifying Round will also take place on July 18.
The other major competition with plenty of things happening in July is the UEFA Conference League. July 5 will mark the beginning of this event’s qualifying phase and play-off round. The qualifying phase will end on August 25.
A total of 166 teams compete in the qualifying system, out of which 25 teams will compete in the Champions Path while another 141 will compete in the Main Path.
This league’s version of the Champions Path includes teams eliminated from the Champions League and Europa League versions, consisting of the following rounds:
• Second Qualifying Round: 16 teams (13 losers from the Champions League’s first qualifying round and 3 losers from the Champions League preliminary qualifying round)
• Third Qualifying Round: 8 winners of the previous round and 2 losers of the Champions League first qualifying round
• Play-Off Round: 5 winners of the previous qualifying round and 5 teams (5 losers of the Europa League Champions Path and qualifying round)
In July, the UEFA Conference League will have the 1st and 2nd legs for the first and second qualifying rounds, and the third qualifying round’s draw, as follows:
• First Qualifying Round 1st leg: 5-7 July & 12-14 July
• Second Qualifying Round 1st and 2nd legs: 19-21 July & 26-28 July
• Third Qualifying Round draw: July 18
Moving on to other sports, this month is an interesting one for Tennis. The first championship we will discuss is the 2022 Swiss Open Gstaad, a men’s tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts.
This is the 54th edition of the Swiss Open and part of the ATP Tour 250 Series and will take place between 18-24 July at the Roy Emerson Arena in Gstaad, Switzerland.
July is host to the 2022 Hamburg European Open, a combined men’s and women’s tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts, similarly to the Swiss Open. It is the 116th edition of the event for men and the 25th for women. The championship takes place at Am Rothenbaum in Hamburg, Germany, between 18-24 July.
There should also be a huge spike in Golf betting in July since the Rocket Mortgage Classic Detroit Golf Club is happening between 28-31. The attendees are famous players such as Will Zalatoris, Tony Finau, Justin Rose, Jason Day, Cameron Young, and many more, so the event has strong betting potential.
In our previous article, we talked about the Major League Baseball, the oldest major professional sports league in the world. The competition continues in full blast in July, with heated matches throughout the whole month. In 2022, a total of 30 teams will play in the Major League Baseball, from which 15 teams compete in the National League and 15 in the American League.
Each team is expected to play 162 games per season. The baseball games are broadcast on television, radio, and the internet throughout North America and plenty of other countries, which gives bettors plenty of engagement and exposure to the tournaments.
July will see the annual men’s multiple-stage bicycle race, Tour De France. The championship will have its competitors pass through France and the neighboring cities. It consists of 21 stages, each one being a day long, and it lasts 23 days. The event begins on July 1 and ends on July 24.
Bettors have plenty of betting markets to engage with when it comes to cycling, especially the Tour De France. Some of them include winners, king of the mountains, points classification, top 10 finish, and more. Our XML sports feeds cover all the betting markets for cycling and many other popular sports and sports competitions out there.
July will host another great tournament, the Formula 1 Lenovo Grand Prix De France 2022. The championship takes place over 53 laps of the 5.842-kilometer Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on Sunday, July 24. Before the main event, there will be 3 practice rounds between 22-23 and a qualifying round on the 23.
July is a busy month when it comes to esports tournaments. The Dota 2 League #3 continues after it began on June 6, ending on July 17. The CLD League 2022 will also have plenty of matches taking place during the month between July 14-18, when the major will end. After that, the Championship Weekend will start in August.