• The USWNT is one match away from breaking the record for most FIFA World Cup wins in a row.
  • Wimbledon will enter into the Third and Fourth rounds this weekend, with many notable athletes taking the court.
  • There is a weekend full of MLB action, with the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs as some of the top headliners.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Though the Fourth of July is already over, the weekend is just beginning. On this four-day holiday break, sports bettors are tuned into summer sporting events like never before.

Not only does the United States Women’s National Team represent the US in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals in France on Sunday, but tennis is getting exciting in London at Wimbledon, and if that we’rent enough baseball has some great match-ups this weekend to close out the first half of the season before the Home Run Derby and All-Stars Game next week.

This type of action is rarely seen all at once, especially since sports betting has launched in the country.

World Cup Final – USA vs Netherlands

Odds To Win Cup: USA (-600) vs Netherlands (+425)
Date: Sunday, July 7
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Viewing Options: FOX, Telemundo

The American women come in as heavy favorites to win the 2019 FIFA World Cup. Only allowing three goals in their last ten games, the USWNT appears ready to repeat as champions. This year’s team could go down in history as one of the greatest American teams to play an international sport.

If the women can score two or more goals, they will be credited as the American World Cup team with the most goals for (while also potentially tying their lowest goals allowed record). 2019 marks the eight Women’s World Cup in FIFA history and the USWNT has medaled every single time.

Poised to win their fourth championship, and second under coach Jill Ellis, be sure to tune in to watch them break records left and right. A victory on Sunday would put the USWNT with 12 World Cup wins in a row – breaking the tie and holding the record over the Brazil Men’s National Team’s run of 11 during the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

Best Matches at Wimbledon this Weekend

Andy Murray and Serena Williams vs. Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi

Date: Friday, July 5
Time: Afternoon (TBA)
Viewing Options: ESPN, Tennis Channel, ESPN App

A mixed-doubles match wouldn’t normally be listed as something required to be tuned into for betting on tennis, but this is not an ordinary mixed-doubles match. After a near career-ending hip surgery, Murray returns back to his home country’s Grand Slam tournament to play alongside the women’s Open Era Grand Slam record holder in Serena Williams.

Combined, these two tennis superstars have won eight Wimbledon events (only counting their singles’ titles) and the crowd is certainly going to be roaring. The court location has yet to be set, as Wimbledon officials plan to play it by ear and place them on the largest court that finishes first.

Jo-Wilfrid Tsonga vs Rafael Nadal

Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: Afternoon (TBA)
Viewing Options: ESPN, Tennis Channel, ESPN App

A two-time Wimbledon winner in Rafael Nadal will take on Jo Wilfried Tsonga who is consistently falling short of a Grand Slam Finals. Nadal beat Second round opponent Nick Kyrgios in four sets, claiming two tiebreak victories. He told the tennis media this is no time to relax and will be ready for the challenge brought to him by the rehabbing Frenchmen, who has won every set this tournament.

Nadal has won 8 matches over Tsonga in their 12-game, 12-year history of facing each other. However, Tsonga won the last meeting (2015 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai) and also their only match on grass (2011 Aegon Championships).

Lead Up To MLB All-Star Week

New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays

Moneyline: NYY (-116) vs TB (-101)
Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: 4:10 PM EST
Viewing Options: SUN, YES

The Yankees are the hottest team in baseball right now, winning 15 of their last 17, and are scoring runs at ease. Throughout June, the Yankees finished first in on-base percentage, second in runs, second in RBIs, fifth in HRs, and sixth in total bases. As for the Rays, their offense has been fairly average to say the least over the last month.

However, the Rays pitching staff during June accounted for the fourth most strikeouts, fifth-best ERA, and seventh lowest opponent batting average. The battle between these AL East leaders will come down to whose style of play wins. The Yankees already took the first game, as the remaining three will take place over the extended weekend.

Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox

Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: 7:15 PM EST
Viewing Options: FOX

The Crosstown Classic will play game number three of the annual matchup series. The Cubs won the series the past two years and tied up this year’s series at one game apiece in their last game, which was at Wrigley Field. However, the battle will move south to Guaranteed Rate Field as both squads will look to claim bragging rights.

Lucas Giolito is projected to start on Saturday for the White Sox and has been absolutely incredible this year. With 115 strikeouts over 96 innings pitched and an ERA at 2.72, his first-round capabilities are starting to shine more than ever as this years MLB breakout player of the first half. Still, the Cubs love playing spoiler on the road, posting the four most road homers as well as the seventh highest road runs, road on-base percentage, and runs batted in on the road.

This will definitely be a great MLB weekend before the players take a short rest during the MLB All-Star Week, which begins on Monday, July 8 with the Home Run Derby.

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