August 2023 Sport Preview
This year has been filled with great sport events, world cups and in our July Sport Preview we covered some iconic events. The Formula 1 is now on a summer break for a few weeks, the Netball World Cup is still on the go and the FIFA Women’s World Cup is keeping us on the edge of our seats. August 2023 is also Women’s Month! So in celebration of all things Women we have compiled a very inspirational article on our one and only Babalwa Latsha, Africa’s First Female Professional Rugby Player.
Also in our August 2023 Sport Preview we have plenty of soccer, rugby, cricket and tennis to look forward to. So let us list these ongoing and up-coming events for you in more detail.
Ongoing Sports Events
FIFA WWC 2023: The Women’s World Cup football in New Zealand and Australia has been excellent so far. We have seen so many goals scored, passionate wins and loses and there are still a few weeks to go. Banyana Banyana lost their first match but it was a great game and they were not going down without a fight. The 2nd match was a draw and an epic game as well.
Netball World Cup 2023: The Netball World Cup started on 28 July and will run until 6 August. The Spar Proteas have been putting on quite a performance by winning 2 matches so far. Hollywoodbets is a sportsbook that is truly South African and is the official betting partner of Netball SA.
Formula 1: The Formula 1 is currently on a summer break and therefore the next race will be in the Netherlands on 25-27 August 2023.
Eight men’s teams and eight women’s teams from key cities throughout England and Wales compete in the professional franchise 100-ball cricket competition known as The Hundred. The tournament starts on Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023 – Sunday, Aug 27, 2023. Also the current champions are Trent Rockets (men’s) and the Oval Invincibles (women’s).
PSL: South African Premier League
The PSL kicks off Friday 4 August 2023 with Sekhukhune United facing Champions Mamelodi Sundowns. The new PSL season will bring plenty of excitement and several South African club teams have their sights set on victory. Have a look at our article, PSL 2023, for all the teams participating and some extra information.
The 2023–24 Premier League will mark the league’s 32nd season and the 125th overall for top-flight English football. The Football world always waits anxiously for this EPL season to start, there will be 380 football matches to watch as of 11 August 2023. Give the following betting sites a try – Hollywoodbets, Betway, Playa Bets, 10bet or Supabets. We have covered all the teams for the EPL 2023 season in a separate article. Who will walk away victorious?
2023 UCI Cycling World Championships
The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will be the inaugural edition of the UCI Cycling World Championships organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale. It is scheduled to be held between 3 and 13 August 2023 in Glasgow, and across Scotland. There are approximately 8 000 Cyclists participating.
Rugby Union 2023
Here we list the international rugby games in August prior to the biggest rugby event this year. Betway is one of the best betting sites to place your rugby bets:
- Wales vs. England – Saturday 5 August 2023 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
- England vs. Wales– Twickenham Stadium, London, 12 August
- Wales vs. South Africa – Saturday 19 August 2023 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
- New Zealand vs. South Africa – Friday 25 August 2023 (7.30pm start) – Twickenham Stadium, London, England
- England vs. Fiji – Saturday 26 August 2023 – Twickenham Stadium, London
Women’s Golf Major
The Women’s golf major known as AIG Women’s Open will take place on 10 to 13 August 2023. This golf major will be held at Walton Heath (Old Course), Surrey, England.
World Athletics Championships
The 2023 World Athletics Championships is the nineteenth edition of the World Athletics Championships. It is scheduled to be held from 19 to 27 August 2023 at the National Athletics Centre, in Budapest, Hungary.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023
The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 19th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men’s national basketball teams. It will start on Friday, Aug 25, 2023 till Sunday, Sep 10, 2023 and there will be 32 teams playing across 5 host cities. The host cities are: Okinawa, Japan; Jakarta, Indonesia; Manila and Philippines. Have a look at our detailed article FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 to see who to look out for and which teams are in contention.
US Open 2023
The US Open -Tennis grand slam will be from 28 August to 10 September 2023 in New York. Carlos Alcaraz is the 2022 Champion and has won Wimbledon 2023, can he add the US Open 2023 to his belt? Iga Swiatek is the 2022 Champion but in 2023 Marketa Vondrousova became Wimbledon champion. She is the first unseeded player to do so in the Open Era.
Vuelta a Espana
The three-week long Vuelta a Espana in 2023 will be held in Spain from August 26 through September 17, 2023. It will be the 78th edition of the Vuelta a Espana’s. The 2023 race will begin in Barcelona and pass through sections of France and Andorra.
With 5 months of sport still left in the year we guarantee a very entertaining one, be sure to add our August 2023 Sport Preview to your calendar and keep a look out at the end of August for the September 2023 Sport Preview!
The top South African betting sites provide a wide range of live betting options and betting markets. As a result, we hope that this August 2023 Sport Preview will help you plan your favourite sports. For additional information, have a look at our in-depth reviews of the best sportsbooks in South Africa. In terms of betting, there are many incentives and promotions. Also for more fascinating critical details on these sports, also take a look at our post on the sports that are most frequently bet on in South Africa.