December 2022 Sport Preview
What a year for sports this year has been! The world was still playing catch up after the pandemic hit and trying to squeeze in all the missed events longed for by so many fans. And it was an exciting year for sure. From the 2021 Sun Met, Guinness 6 Nations, Tour De France, Wimbledon, Rugby Autumn Internationals to the controversial Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.
Furthermore November 2022 sport preview saw the start of some epic events. Therefore in our December 2022 Sport Preview we cover all main sport events for December and will close the sport previews for 2022 on a high note.
Ongoing Sport Events
The Qatar FIFA World Cup started on 21 November 2022 and there have already been quite a few unexpected upsets! Firstly Saudi Arabia beat Argentina, then Japan beat the firm favourites Germany and USA kept England at bay at 0-0. Morocco beat Belgium and Iran beat Wales in another shocker. So what else is going to happen?
2022 FIFI World Cup final
The final will be on 18 December 2022 and at this stage it is a mystery who will be in the final. Have a look at our football articles about the Qatar World Cup for some history, predictions and promotions. 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and Soccer World Cup 2022 Promotions are great sources of info.
English Premier League 2022-2023 season
The EPL will resume after the Qatar World Cup on 26 December 2022. Peruse the best betting sites we have reviewed for you and the bookies that have some awesome promotions to restart the EPL in style.
December 2022 HSBC 7’s
- Dubai kicks off the December HSBC 7’s on 2 December 2022 – 3 December 2022. And remember to safe the date for the Men’s and Women’s tournament.
- The 2nd HSBC event to diarise is in the mother city of Cape Town! Here the Blitzbokke will be welcomed with open arms by all the fans. The tournament starts 9 December – 11 December, lets see if the Blitzbokke can bring the fire once again.
South African Open & Alfred Dunhill Championship
- The Investec South African Open Championship will be from 1 December 2022 – 4 December 2022. It will be played at Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate, Lanseria, Johannesburg, South Africa. It will be 4 days of world class golf showcasing 156 pro golfers and offers a minimum prize purse of $1.5 million.
- The Alfred Dunhill Championship will be played from 8 December 2022 – 11 December 2022. This will be held at the famous golf course Leopard Creek CC, Malelane in South Africa overlooking the Kruger National Park.
Harlem Globetrotters: Mannheim
The world’s most iconic basketball team are back and ready to dazzle fans in Mannheim with their skills in the Spread Game Tour which will be on 1 December 2022.
Betfair Tingle Creek Festival
Two days of jump racing action will from 2 December 2022 to 3 December 2022 at the Sandown Park Racecourse in Surrey, UK. Why not kick off your festive season in style, wrap up warmly and enjoy Sandown’s jump racing.
Week 13 in the NFL will kick off on Amazon on 1 December 2022 with the Bills vs Patriots. Therefore it is a jam packed December with plenty of NFL to watch almost every other day. So double check when your favourites are playing and be sure to pencil them into your diary as not to miss out on the action.
NHL Ice Hockey
The league returned to its normal October-April, 82-game regular season. And there is plenty to see in December! So here we list some of the MUST see games in December:
- Dec. 5: Vegas Golden Knights at Boston Bruins (Bruce Cassidy returns to Boston)
- Dec. 6: Florida Panthers at Winnipeg Jets (Paul Maurice returns to Winnipeg)
- Dec. 8: Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning (Ryan McDonagh returns to Tampa Bay)
Fury Vs Chisora
Tyson Fury puts his WBC heavyweight title on the line this weekend when he meets Derek Chisora in the ring for a third time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Furthermore the duo squared off in 2011 and 2014, with the Fury emerging victorious in both encounters. However Chisora comes into the bout on the back of arguably his best win to date, a split decision victory over Kubrat Pulev in July. Which means he will be confident he can pull off the upset of the year. So lets see!
EuroHockey Indoor Championships
The EuroHockey Indoor Championships are European indoor field hockey competitions in both men’s and women’s classifications organised by the European Hockey Federation. It will take place 7 December 2022 – 11 December 2022 in Hamburg.
South Africa Tour Australia
The South African national cricket team are touring Australia in December 2022 and January 2023. So this is the first time since 2008-09 to play three matches and three ODI’s. They start with a warm up match on 9 December 2022 in Brisbane and then the following dates:
- 1st Test: 17-21 December 2022 in Brisbane
- 2nd Test: 26-30 December 2022 in Melbourne
- 3rd Test: 4-8 January 2023 in Sydney
However the ODI’s have been forfeited due to them clashing with the new domestic T20 League.
And so we reach the last month of 2022, be sure to add our December Sport Preview 2022 to your calendar and keep a look out at the end of December for January 2023 Sport Preview to bring us into the New Year!
The best betting sites all have plenty of betting markets and live betting opportunities to choose from. Therefore we hope this December 2022 Sport Preview will help you plan your sports favourites around the holiday season. So why not have a look at our detailed reviews on the best sports betting sites in South Africa and the wide range of betting promotions and bonusses they have to offer. Lastly thank you for joining us for 2022, have a fabulous December and be sure to come back for our January 2023 Sport Preview!