May 2024 Sport Preview

1 May 2024 |

Get ready, South African sports fans and punters! The May Sports Preview for 2024 is packed with action and brimming with opportunities. From the fast-paced world of football to the galloping of the horses, this month has something for everyone. As the autumn leaves start to fall, the sports calendar heats up. Thus giving bettors plenty of chances to place their winning wagers.

This year, we’ve seen some extraordinary performances, and May is also set to raise the bar even higher. It’s all happening right here in our vibrant betting landscape, where every match and every race could be the one that leads to your big score. Therefore read on for all the juicy events in our May 2024 Sport Preview.

Ongoing Sports Events

  • Formula 1: The F1 will see 3 thrilling races this month. Firstly we have Miami on 5 May, then Italy on 19 May and lastly Monaco on 26 May. There is still a lot of talk who will be going where in terms of new contracts and we are sure to hear some more surprise moves soon.
  • HSBC 7s: The next tournament will be in Singapore 3 to 5 May 2024. With the Olympics so close everyone is giving their all to be able to participate and join in the Olympics. New Zealand ladies and mens teams have been doing amazing as well as Argentina and Ireland Mens and Australian Womens. South Africa’s women’s team might not be in the top 10 but they have made huge strides in the right direction and are improving every tournament. More game time is definitely making a difference!

Soccer Update for May

Since our April 2024 Sport Preview quite a few standings have changed and some leagues are coming to an end.

UEFA Champions League: The end is near! The 1st semi final is on 7 May between PSG and Dortmund. Then the 2nd semi final is on 8 May between Real Madrid and Bayern. Final will commence on 1 June 2024.

EPL: Arsenal have made it to the top with 80 points! In 2nd we have Man City with 79 points, Liverpool in 3rd with 75 points. Then Aston Villa in 4th with 67 points and 5th we have Tottenham with 60 points.

Serie A: Inter are in 1st position with 89 points, then Milan with 70 and Juventus in 3rd with 65. In 4th you have Bologna at 63 points and in 5th Roma with 59 points.

LaLiga: Real Madrid in 1st position with 84 points, Barcelona moved to 2nd with 73 points and Girona in 3rd position with 71 points. In 4th we have Atletico Madrid with 64 points and in 5th Athletic Club with 58 points.

Bundesliga: Leverkusen are in the lead with 81 points, in 2nd we have Bayern with 69 points and 3rd VfB Stuttgart with 64 points. In 4th we have RB Leipzig with 62 points and 5th Dortmund with 57 points. It was great to see that Leverkusen secured the title after Munich did so for eleven consecutive seasons.

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French Open

The French Open, also known as the Roland-Garros, will commence from 20 May 2024 to 9 June 2024. Furthermore Rafael Nadal said goodbye to Madrid in his final performance and next on his farewell journey is the French Open. So can he make this his 15th win at Ronad Garros? Have a look at our detailed French Open 2024 article for more details on this tournament.

European Rugby Champions Cup

This rugby tournament use to be the Heineken Championship and is now the Investec Champions Cup. However no matter what it is called this is always riveting rugby to watch! May 2024 will also see the European Rugby Champions Cup come to an end for this season. Hop over to Betway for the best rugby odds and markets. The dates to look out for are:

  • Semi Final 1: 4 May 2024. Leinster Rugby vs Northampton Saints.
  • Semi Final 2: 5 May 2024. Stade Toulousain vs Harlequins.
  • Final: 25 May 2024 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Teams – TBC.


The URC will see the end of this tournament in June 2024. At the current moment Glasgow Warriors are leading the pack with 58 points on the board. Next up is Leinster with 54 points, 3rd is Munster with 53 points. In 4th and 5th we have 2 South African Teams! Bulls in 4th with 51 points and 5th is Stormers with 45 points. The next round of matches will also commence the weekend of the 10th of May.

Kentucky Derby

Switching gears from pedal power to hoofbeats, the Kentucky Derby 2024 is set to continue its storied tradition as the pinnacle of American horse racing. With the iconic Churchill Downs playing host to this high-stakes event, thoroughbreds from across the globe will thunder down the track. Thus striving for glory in the “Run for the Roses”. Furthermore the atmosphere is electric, with spectators dressed to the nines! The Kentucky Derby 2024 takes place on 4 May 2024 and we have all the details in our Kentucky Derby 2024 article. Top Betting giant Hollywoodbets have great odds on Horse Racing.

Giro d’italia 

The Giro d’Italia 2024 is gearing up to be an absolute feast for cycling enthusiasts around the world. With its grand start, known as the ‘Grande Partenza’, the race promises a showcase of sheer grit and stamina as riders tackle the challenging climbs and sprints across Italy’s picturesque landscape. Fans are on the edge of their seats in anticipation to see which riders will dominate the stages, who will falter, and who will ultimately don the coveted pink jersey as they roll into the heart-pounding final days of the competition. Be sure to not miss out on the start on 4th of May 2024, the race will conclude 26 May in Rome. For all the juicy details on this great race have a look at our Giro 2024 Article.

Other Sports Events

  • Pool: UK Open Pool Champs (7 May)
  • US PGA Champs (13 May)
  • Motor Sport: Indy 500 (18 May)
  • British Basketball play offs – The O2 Sunday May 19 2024.
  • The final match of the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League (22 May)
  • English FA Cup Final: Will take place on 25 May 2024 between Man City and Man United.
  • LPGA Tour (Golf): US Women’s Open (28 May)
  • Horse Racing: Epsom Derby (31 May)

So be sure to add our May Sport Preview 2024 to your calendar. Also keep a lookout at the end of May for the June 2024 Sport Preview!

The W6N was won by England where they beat the French in Bordeaux. This was their third successive win. Onalenna Khonkhobe and Gerda Steyn won the Two Oceans marathon which were epic wins for both these runners. Gerda Steyn won her 5th Two Oceans Ultra Marathon and also beating her own record. Onalenna Khonkhobe is the first South African to win the men’s race since 2019. Lastly, The Masters 2024 was won by Scottie Scheffler.

So whether you’re a seasoned bettor looking to fine-tune your strategy or a newcomer eager to get in on the excitement, there’s never been a better time to engage. Various betting markets and live betting choices are available at the top betting sites in South Africa. And for your convenience, we reviewed the best of the best which means they are right at your fingertips. As always great sports related promotions are available across the best bookies, such as the PlayaBets May Lucky Draw amongst others.

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