September 2023 Sport Preview
Heading into September we are welcomed by the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France! We can not believe that 4 years have flown by so quickly since Japan 2019, and so much has happened in the world since then. There is also plenty of soccer on the go to keep us entertained. In our August Sport Preview we highlighted the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which was full of surprises.
The Fifa Women’s World Cup final will surely go down in history. It was tense from start to finish as England and Spain put on quite the performance. In the first half, Spanish player Olga Carmona scored a goal. However, there were ample chances for both teams to score. Mary Earps of England has been crowned the 2023 Women’s World Cup’s top goalkeeper. She was outstanding in this competition and also won the Golden Glove award. There is a lot to look forward to, as you can see from our September 2023 Sport Preview.
Ongoing Sports Events
PSL: On Friday, August 4, 2023, Sekhukhune United and Mamelodi Sundowns faced off in the PSL opener. There is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the PSL season, and several South African club teams have winning on their minds. See our article, PSL 2023, for a list of all the competing teams and some further details.
EPL: The third matchday of the 2023–24 English Premier League season has just ended. The only team to complete the feat is Manchester City, the league’s reigning champion. The previous table-toppers after two matches, Brighton & Hove Albion, were beaten 3-1 at home by West Ham the day before Pep Guardiola’s club managed to defeat Sheffield United 2-1 on Sunday. Chelsea won their first league game under Mauricio Pochettino with a 3-0 victory over Luton Town in the third game week opener. After defeating Bournemouth, Tottenham overtook the Gunners in goal differential, while Arsenal, who had fallen down early against Fulham, managed to tie the game. Manchester City is the frontrunner for the time being, but September has some fantastic games in store. Also, the first North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham is on 3 September 2023.
FIBA Basketball World Cup: On August 23, 2023, the FIBA Basketball World Cup officially began. Canada, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and Montenegro are the first five teams to qualify for the second round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 after winning their respective groups on Sunday. Therefore, five of the 16 positions in the Second Round have already been secured after three days of play in the 19th World Cup. Betcoza have a great basketball promo, NBA rebound.
Rugby World Cup 2023
On September 8, 2023, fewer than 14 days from now, France and New Zealand will face off in their first major battle. What a thrilling opening match at Saint-Denis’ Stade de France! There are 20 teams competing, and multiple unexpected qualifiers have really raised their game.
There has been a lot of anticipation for the RWC 2023 after the first few warm-up matches. We are excited to see what is ahead as we have already seen a few highly entertaining games and outstanding athletes. The RWC 2023 matches will also take place in some of the most beautiful cities in europe. In France, there are 9 stadiums.
The Rugby World Cup 2023 will begin on September 8, 2023, and end on October 28, 2023. Without a doubt, this World Cup will go down in history. Everyone is getting ready for their favourite teams in their supporter gear as there is much anticipation. Can South Africa duplicate its triumph from 2019? After finishing second three times prior, may France finally claim victory this time? Who do you anticipate winning?
If this is your 1st time betting on rugby or you need a refresher have a look at our RWC 2023 betting guide. Some of the best betting sites in SA have great rugby promotions. For example Betway have a Back the Boks risk-free bet promo. Playa Bets have Stefan Terblanche as their brand ambassador at the RWC and he will be giving fans pointers on betting markets throughout.
An international multisport competition for service members who have been wounded, ill, or injured, both active duty personnel and veterans, the Invictus Games were first staged in 2014. London hosted the 1st Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
This year it will be hosted in Dusseldorf 9-16 September 2023. Under the motto “A HOME FOR RESPECT” the city, together with the German Armed Forces, will welcome around 500 competitors. They will be from 21 nations as well as around 1,000 family members and friends to compete in ten disciplines.
There are a few tennis tournaments in September which we list for you here in our Sports News September 2023:
- US Open: The US Open commenced on 28 August 2023 and concludes 10 September 2023. This tournament is the final grand slam for the year.
- Laver Cup: The final members of each side for this year’s Laver Cup, which will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver from September 22–24, 2023, have been announced by captains John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Tommy Paul, Francisco Cerundolo, and Ben Shelton will join World No. 9 Taylor Fritz, World No. 10 Frances Tiafoe, and World No. 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime on Team World, according to Team World Captain McEnroe. Hubert Hurkacz of Poland and the resilient veteran Gael Monfils have been announced by Borg as his two remaining competitors. They will pair up with the No. 4 player in the world, Holger Rune, No. 5 player Casper Ruud, No. 7 player Stefanos Tsitsipas, and No. 8 player Andrey Rublev. A later time will mark the announcement of both teams’ backup players.
By defeating Rory McIlroy to win the US Open in Los Angeles, Wyndham Clark won his first major championship. This victory helped him climb the world rankings and put him in position to play for the Ryder Cup. In the last two weeks of the PGA Tour season, Viktor Hovland played the finest golf of his life. It paid off with the biggest trophy of his career — a FedEx Cup win and the $18 million bonus.
Wyndham Clark, the U.S. Open champion, finished third, 11 strokes down, and won the B-Flight. That merited a bonus of $5 million. Patrick Cantlay (66) finished alone in fifth place and earned $3 million, while Rory McIlroy (65) finished fourth and earned $4 million. The top 4 golfers to keep in mind when placing your bets are Scottie Scheffler, Rory Mcilroy, Viktor Hovland and John Rahm. The following Golf Tournaments are due in September:
- Solheim Cup: Finca Cortesin, Andalucia, Spain, September 22-24.
- Ryder Cup: Marco Simone GC, Rome, Italy, September 29-October 1.
The Formula one has one of the longest calendars to date this year. Drivers have just come back from a well deserved summer break. We also saw an epic race on Sunday in the Netherlands. The rain also made it a difficult race with a few cars spinning off track. The drivers Zhou, Leclerc and Sargeant were the 3 cars that could not finish the race due to accidents in these tricky conditions. Alonso made it to podium and was driver of the day! Gasly had a great race and Alpines plan for the him on the day just worked. Furthermore here are the next races to keep track off:
- Italy: 1-3 September 2023
- Singapore: 15-17 September 2023
- Japan: 22-24 September 2023
Almost heading into the last quarter of the year and we have been spoilt with choice in 2023! Be sure to add our September 2023 Sport Preview to your calendar and keep a look out at the end of September for the October 2023 Sport Preview!
Top South African betting sites offer a wide range of live betting options and betting markets. This September 2023 Sport Preview will help you plan your favorite sports and find the best betting sites for your needs. Our in-depth reviews of the best sportsbooks in South Africa will provide you with more information, as well as details on the many incentives and promotions that are available. You can also learn more about the sports that are most frequently bet on in South Africa by reading our post on the topic.