British Grand Prix
The Grand Prix has arrived on the shores of this great island once again. The iconic Silverstone track is the battle arena and Lewis Hamilton will be eyeing yet another win on home soil. He will be going for a fourth win at the track in four years.
Hamilton currently trails Sebastien Vettel by 20 points in the drivers’ championship. The rivalry exploded last race with Vettel accused of deliberately causing a crash between the two. While some will view it as a disappointment on the sport, these great rivalries are what makes Formula 1 what it is and it has been missing for the last few seasons.
There are questions over the future of Silverstone as a venue with a complicated situation around payment and coming out of contracts and renegotiations, that we admit we don’t understand. We just hope it can be resolved, as an F1 season without a British GP would be a travesty.
Lewis Hamilton is the obvious star to win and the odds reflect that. He sits at 10/11 to finish the weekend on top. Daniel Ricciardo is surprisingly long 20/1 and could be an outside shot considering he has won a race recently and will take that confidence to Silverstone.
South Africa vs England 2nd Test
South Africa handed Joe Root his maiden victory in his first test match as captain. England won comfortably by 211 runs and Rott had a major impact on that result with a first innings score of 189.
The other stand out performer was Moeen Ali. Stamping his authority on the English spin position with an incredible 10 wicket haul. The man from Birmingham has grown into this role and now it is hard to imagine an England attack without him in it.
England are major favourites understandably at 8/13 and a win will seal the test series and a triumphant start to the summer. If South Africa is to make face they’re batting needs to dramatically improve. Even their fielding was embarrassing, with Justin Philander’s missed opportunity one of the most embarrassing.
South Africa are sitting at 9/2 but perhaps their best chance of getting a result and the best chance of you to make any money is putting a bet on a draw, most likely due to weather. This is at 11/4. Its location in Nottingham could help in this factor.
Women’s Euros 2017
The Women’s Euro 2017 starts on the weekend and England will be hoping to carry on the impressive year the men have produced at youth levels.
The big story at the moment is the movement of Toni Duggan to Barcelona and fans will be excited to see their Spanish superstar lead the lines. She will be used to the heat of continental Europe now.
Well loved coach Mark Sampson takes England into the tournament and is convinced past failures will help drive the girls this year. “That heartache we suffered in the World Cup absolutely will be a weapon we will use in this tournament,” he said, speaking at Wembley ahead of England’s warm-up game against Switzerland in Biel on Saturday. “Whether it be the experience of it, the raw emotion, all of it will be there, I hope, to push us over the line.”
Germany is, of course, the tournament favourites have historically always had a hand. If you don’t want to place a bet on them and are worried England will befall more failure then we suggest France as a good alternative and at 4/1 there is some money to be made.