Bookmakers believe we are in for a quiet summer with The Grand National, Euro 2020 and Olympics unlikely to take place due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
A host of sports are being shut down across the world, and some of the biggest competitions on the planet look set to fall victim.
Euro 2020 – football’s European Championship – was due to be staged in June and July, spread across the continent in 12 different cities with the finals being in London.
But now as the Coronavirus continues to spread, it is believed Uefa – whilst confirming the suspension of the Champions League and Europa League – will confirm the Euros will become Euro 2021 with the tournament moved back 12-months. Bookmakers make it 1/20 that the Euros do not go ahead which is a probability of 95%.
Likewise the Olympics looks set for 2021 too. Due to be staged in Japan in August, Bookmakers are also pretty confident that the games will be called off. It is 4/11 that the Olympics are called off – a probability of 75%.
And closer to home, The Grand National also looks set to be called off and won’t go ahead as planned at the start of April, with it being 80% probability that it does not happen with odds of 2/9.
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “What promised to be a glittering summer of sport could now be in tatters. It is looks highly unlikely that the Olympics or Euro 2020 are going to be played this summer, with both looking more than likely they will be moved to 2021.
“The Grand National odds on not going ahead have got worse and it is now 80% probability that they don’t go ahead in April – but it will be a huge shame if it does not happen given Tiger Roll is going for three-in-a-row.”
Olympics not to take place in 2020 – 4/11
Euro 2020 not to take place – 1/20
The Grand National not to take place in April – 2/9
Odds and stats accurate at time of writing
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