Biggest Sporting Events of the Week

By Martin Green17 June 2018
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World Cup

The greatest football tournament in the world has lived up to its billing so far, having provided a thrilling blend of drama, passion and intrigue. England take on Tunisia on Monday night and the Three Lions will be desperate to take all three points. The are the clear favourites to do so, priced at 2/5 with Bet365, and there will be a national outcry if they do not take all three points. Tuesday sees the start of a fascinating Group H, which pits four teams that look pretty evenly matched against one another. Colombia take on Japan in the early game, followed by Poland v Senegal, and that one should see plenty of goals. Bet365 has a market leading 10/11 in the Poland v Senegal game, and that looks appealing. Russia take on Egypt in the late game, and the Pharaohs could benefit from star player Mohamed Salah returning from injury. If he is in the starting line-up, the 11/4 on offer at Bet365 and 10Bet on an Egypt win will look extremely attractive, as will the 28/13 that 888Sport and Unibet have on him to score at any time.

Portugal, Uruguay and Spain should all rack up convincing victories on Wednesday, and they might make a nice treble. Otherwise, look to Asian handicaps for value. France should get the better of Peru on Friday, and they are 8/15 with Bet365 and Sky Bet to do so. Denmark are well priced to beat Australia, while Argentina v Croatia looks like developing into a fascinating battle. Belgium, Germany and England are among the big teams in action over the weekend.

Queen’s Club Championships

The grass court season is upon us, Wimbledon is around the corner and the some of the leading players in the business will warm up at Queen’s Club in London. Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov and Marin Cilic are among the superstars that will line up for the eagerly anticipated competition. Njokovic is the favourite at 11/4 with William Hill, but the Serb has been nursing an injury and Cilic looks a good option at 6/1, as does Milos Raonic at 8/1.

Rugby Union

England will bid to end a run of five straight defeats when they face South Africa in the third test on Saturday. The hosts have beaten them in consecutive weekends, however, so a South Africa win looks good at 4/7 with Paddy Power. New Zealand are expected to trounce France once again, while Ireland look good value at 7/10 with Paddy Power to inflict another defeat upon Australia.

Danish Darts Open

World number one Michael van Gerwen is in astonishing form and he looks good value at 8/13 with Bet Victor to beat the likes of Peter Wright, Rob Cross and Michael Smith to the Danish Open title.

England v Australia

England have opened up a 2-0 ODI series lead over Australia on the back of some dominant performances, and they should extend that when the teams meet again on Tuesday. An England win at 4/7 looks like good value.

French Grand Prix

Formula 1 returns with the French Grand Prix on Sunday and defending champion Lewis Hamilton is attracting a lot of attention at 13/8 with Bet365 to gain victory. He is locked in a fierce battle with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to win the Drivers’ Championship this year, and it will be fascinating to see how this race pans out.