The Euro 2020 qualifying campaign resumes this week and there are plenty of big games for punters to look forward to. It begins on Thursday and England could clinch a place at the big tournament if they beat Montenegro at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s men suffered a shock defeat to the Czech Republic in the last international break, but they bounced back by thrashing Bulgaria. They have scored 26 goals in six games, and they beat Montenegro 5-1 on the road back in March. England to win and over 3.5 goals looks good at 20/23 with Coral.
Turkey look well priced at 4/5 to beat Iceland at home, while France, Portugal and Serbia should all secure convincing victories against Moldova, Lithuania and Luxembourg respectively. There are some huge mismatches the following day, as Norway should thrash the Faroe Islands, Denmark will expect to obliterate Gibraltar and Spain should crush Malta, although the 6/5 available at Betfred on Italy to win away at Bosnia looks attractive, even if the Azzurri have already wrapped up qualification. Bet365 has 21/20 on Belgium to win in Russia at the weekend, which looks like a great price. England should also make short work of Kosovo and 7/10 on them securing victory is appealing.
The world’s leading tennis players will battle it out for the lion’s share of a $9 million prize pool at the ATP Finals in London this week. The players are divided into two groups for the tournament, which is exceeded only by the four Grand Slams in terms of prestige. Group Andre Agassi features top seed Rafa Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and defending champion Alexander Zverev. Group Bjorn Borg features Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini. The top two in each group will go to the semi-finals and the winners will face off in a battle for glory. Djokovic could overtake Nadal and return to the top of the world rankings if he wins it. He is the 5/4 favourite with Betway, but Federer might make an interesting bet at 9/2. The Swiss is strong over three-set matches, and you can get a third of the odds if he reaches the final on an each-way bet. Zverev is also interesting punters at 18/1.
Lewis Hamilton wrapped up a sixth F1 title last weekend. The action now heads to Brazil for the penultimate race of the year and it could be a somewhat subdued affair. Hamilton is the 7/4 favourite to secure victory, but motivation could be an issue for the Brit. Teammate Valtteri Bottas has won two of the last three races, and he was triumphant in the USA last weekend, so he might make an interesting each-way bet at 4/1 in this race. Once again you get a third of the odds on the place if he finishes second, so you would still be in profit if the Finn is the runner-up.
The Champions Cup begins when Gloucester host Toulouse at the Kingsholm Stadium on Friday. Toulouse do not travel particularly well, so a home win looks tempting at even money with Betfair. Exeter Chiefs are away at La Rochelle on Saturday, and priced at 21/20 to secure victory. Leinster should cover a hefty handicap against Bennetton Treviso and Clermont Auvergne should be able to sweep struggling Harlequins aside.