Archive | June, 2014

Women’s Tennis: Wimbledon Betting Preview & 25/1 Tip

Eugenie BouchardThe 2014 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis betting provides an opportunity for punters. Marion Bartoli’s surprise victory last year demonstrated the potential for significant upsets.

The hot favourite at 6/4, the once all-conquering Serena Williams is aiming for her sixth Wimbledon title this year but looks distinctly vulnerable. more …

World Cup: Costa Rica v England Preview & Betting Tips

Phil JagielkaEngland will hope to restore some pride after their early exit from the World Cup in their final group match against Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday (17:00 BST, live on ITV1).

Costa Rica head Group D with six points from superb back-to-back victories over Uruguay and Italy, who are tied in second with three points more …

Royal Ascot: Diamond Jubilee Stakes Betting Preview & Tips

Roger VarianThe sprinters take centre stage for the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee on the final day of Royal Ascot (4.25pm Saturday). This year it is a race that lacks the strength in depth or quality of previous renewals but still appeals as an interesting punting medium.

The 7/2 favourite, Slade Power, is aiming to emulate his older stablemate, Sole Power who defied his age and showed impressive speed to more …

F1 Austrian Grand Prix Preview

Lewis HamiltonRed Bull finally ended Mercedes’ winning streak with victory in Canada, but it is Mercedes who will still be considered favourites to prosper at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 13:00 BST, live on Sky Sports F1).

Both Mercedes drivers suffered from mechanical problems in Canada. Lewis Hamilton (pictured) was forced to retire, while Nico Rosberg limped home to a more …

Royal Ascot: Coronation Stakes Preview & Tips

Olly StevensThe Coronation Stakes brings together a fascinating collection of three-year-old fillies hoping to gain the lion’s share of the £375,000 prize fund on offer (4.25pm Friday). Fillies can be unpredictable creatures but this Group 1 contest has usually been a profitable one for punters.

There has only been one winner with a starting price in double more …

Royal Ascot: Gold Cup Preview & Tips

Michael StouteThe Gold Cup is the only Group 1 contest on the third day of Royal Ascot (4.25pm Thursday). At two and a half miles it provides the longest run for punters’ money of the meeting.

The appropriately named Leading Light,winner of the St Leger, heads the betting market at 6/4. His trainer, Aidan O’Brien has won five of more …

World Cup: Uruguay v England Preview

Raheem SterlingFollowing defeats in their opening matches, both England and Uruguay will be desperate to take all three points when they meet at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on Thursday (20:00 BST, live on ITV).

The teams occupy the bottom two positions in Group D following England’s 2-1 defeat to Italy and Uruguay’s surprising 3-1 loss to Costa Rica. With Italy more …

Royal Ascot: King’s Stand Stakes Preview & Tips

Kevin RyanThe King’s Stand Stakes is the undisputed sprint highlight of the opening day at Royal Ascot (3.45pm Tuesday). Last year’s winner Sole Power (9/2) lines up again aiming to make it two victories in a row – a feat that has not been achieved in the past thirty years.

Trained by Edward Lynam, Sole Power comes into the race in good more …

World Cup: England v Italy Preview & Betting Tips

Roy HodgsonEngland begin their 2014 World Cup campaign with a difficult match against Italy in Manaus on Saturday (23:00 BST, live on BBC1).

England and Italy are joined in Group D by Costa Rica and Uruguay, who will square off in the group’s opening fixture a little earlier on Saturday. It is the only group to feature three previous World Cup winners and it is vital for more …

World Cup: Top Goalscorer Betting Tips

Lionel MessiLionel Messi (pictured) is the rightful 8/1 favourite in the top goalscorer market for the 2014 World Cup but there are other candidates who also offer good value on a outright or each-way basis (12th June-13th July, live coverage on BBC and ITV).

Five goals has been sufficient to win the Golden Boot in each of the last two World Cups. Miroslav Klose took the honours in 2006, while his more …

World Cup Preview 2014 & Betting Tips

ScolariFollowing the draw in Mata de Sao Joao, the countdown to Brazil began in earnest and here we present our 2014 World Cup preview (12th June-13th July, live coverage on BBC and ITV) .

England manager Roy Hodgson had said prior to the draw that he was more concerned about location than opponents, but the draw was not more …

International Friendly: England v Honduras Preview

Rickie LambertEngland face Honduras at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami in their final friendly before their World Cup opener against Italy on June 14 (21:45 BST, Saturday, live on ITV1).

Roy Hodgson’s side qualified for Brazil 2014 by topping their qualification group with an undefeated record of six wins and four draws. They have won two, lost two and drawn one of five subsequent friendlies, including Wednesday’s more …

Formula 1: Canadian Grand Prix Preview

Felipe MassaLewis Hamilton is likely to get the better of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 19:00 BST, live on BBC / Sky Sports F1).

Rosberg took the win in Monaco two weeks ago, leading Hamilton home from pole position to move to the head of the Drivers’ Championship. Fractures are more …

Epsom Derby Preview: Choose Chaucer @ 10/1

Kieren FallonThe Epsom Derby is the most prestigious and valuable Classic of the English flat season (4pm Saturday). This year’s betting market seems to be fuelled by rumours rather than fact and provides an interesting opportunity for pragmatic punters.

No horse has won this race at a starting price of more than 7/1 since the turn of the century but the market is so distorted by the ‘Australia factor’ that more …

Epsom Oaks Preview, Betting and Tips: Nip in for 25/1

Ryan MooreThere is a record breaking £525,000 on offer for the 2014 Oaks at Epsom (4pm, Friday) with four supplemented fillies adding to the prize fund. It looks a very open race with half the field having realistic claims.

Aidan O’Brien’s Marvellous, the 3/1 favourite is well fancied to live up to her name. This daughter of Galileo was the surprise winner of the more …

International Friendly: Ecuador v England Preview

Frank LampardEngland’s build up to the World Cup continues when they face Ecuador at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Wednesday (20:00 BST, live on ITV1).

Roy Hodgson’s side bade farewell to their countrymen with a 3-0 victory over Peru at Wembley on Friday. They will face Ecuador and then Honduras before departing for Brazil ahead of their World Cup opener against Italy in more …