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Why Football Index Will Stay Strong in a Post-COVID-19 World 0

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Maine Richards

Over the past few months, we saw how the COVID-19 pandemic shook the foundations of our favorite sports, in turn causing unprecedented lows in just about every form of sports betting and leading many sports bettors to cash out of the game altogether. Indeed things are looking iffy—or at least on the surface level, that’s how it seems.

Considering global historical trends and how the world is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, fans better believe that football, fantasy football, football betting, and the Football Index are all destined to make a comeback, and when they do, it’s going to be a moment of enjoyment for everyone betting on their chosen players.

Here are three reasons why the Football Index, in particular, will still be on the path to steady growth:

1.  Football as a Sport and as an Industry Will Adapt

One question that’s on the minds of every football fan is this: will pro sports be able to bounce back after this pandemic?

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