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Adrian Mills

Adrian has enjoyed a journalistic career spanning over three decades, with cricket his specialised topic. He also has a wealth of knowledge on football, golf and tennis and has the stats to back up his betting advice.

England batters have to deliver

Defeat in Perth and the Ashes are gone, so surely England have to show something more than they have so far in two heavy losses to Australia. Lack of runs has been the main problem for the tourists, with no-one having registered a century for the Three Lions in the heavy defeats in Brisbane or […]

Capital treble takes centre stage

A London derby between West Ham and champions Chelsea kicks off an intriguing set of seven Premier League fixtures on Saturday. The Hammers will be desperate to take something from the game at the London Stadium and recent history in this match suggests a tight encounter. Four of the last five meetings of these two […]

England offered little Perth solace

At 2-0 down with three Tests to play against Australia, England’s grasp on the Ashes in hanging by a thread and a trip to the WACA in Perth seems unlikely to help the situation. The tourists have only won one of the 13 Tests they have played on the ground and that sole victory came […]

Roar required from Three Lions

The pressure is on England to respond after they were thrashed by 10 wickets in the opening Ashes Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. Next up is the fresh challenge of a day/night Test match in Adelaide where the hosts have beaten both New Zealand and South Africa in encounters under the floodlights. […]

Baggy Greens eye winning start

Recent history at the Gabba in Brisbane suggests that hosts Australia will be 1-0 up in the Ashes series when the series-opener is done and dusted. England have not tasted victory there since 1986 while the hosts have not lost a Test at all there since 1988. It is no wonder that the Baggy Greens […]

O’Neill’s men must chase goals

Northern Ireland have no choice but to be positive in their approach when they face Switzerland in Basel for the second leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifying play-off tie. Having suffered a huge setback in losing the home first leg 1-0 in Belfast, Michael O’Neill’s side have go chasing a victory at St. Jakob-Park […]

Azzurri hope to avoid the blues

Sweden have not been seen at the World Cup finals since 2006 and will be desperate to end their wait by defeating Italy in their play-off tie. However, the Azzurri are the masters of getting the job done and have failed to reach the finals just once and that was way back in 1958. Therefore […]

Gunners able to trouble Citizens

Manchester City may be flying high at the Premier League summit, but Sunday’s visitors Arsenal have caused them some problems in recent meetings. The Gunners have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven clashes with the Citizens, while they have only lost one of their last three games at the Etihad […]

Kane absence hurts Spurs hopes

Spurs will put their perfect record away from home in the Premier League this season on the line at Old Trafford when they take on Manchester United on Saturday. Tottenham have kept clean sheets in three of their four victories on the road, with only West Ham, who also beat their London rivals in the […]

Spurs face bogey side in Reds

Liverpool head to Wembley Stadium on Sunday hoping to improve on a recent run of form which has seen them claim just one Premier League win in their last five. In contrast, hosts Tottenham have won their last three league games, while a 1-1 midweek draw with Real Madrid in the Bernabeu showed the progress […]