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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.

Stokes to step up for England

Everything appears to be perfectly set up for England to wrap up a series victory by claiming victory in the second Test of three against Sri Lanka in Pallekele from Wednesday. The hosts were routed by 211 runs in the series opener in Galle and will now be without Ranaga Herath (retirement) and Dinesh Chandimal […]

Cherries aim to pick off United

A packed day of Premier League football on Saturday kicks off with Manchester United facing a tough trip to Bournemouth. However, the Red Devils can take heart from the fact that they have won at Dean Court on both of their last two visits, although the Cherries are currently enjoying their best start to a […]

Citizens should progress with ease

Holders Manchester City play host to Fulham in the Carabao Cup on Thursday evening and the omens suggest that the hosts should win with ease. The Citizens have lifted the League Cup three times in the last five seasons and, having roared to the Premier League title as well last term, they have started the […]

Sporting to test Gunners’ strength

Arsenal have won 10 games in a row in all competitions but they face a major test of their mettle away at Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday. The Gunners have scored at least twice in all of those victories but a large element in the outcome of the game in Portugal will […]

England on for Pallekele double

England hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in their one-day series in Sri Lanka and will be eager to put the matter to bed when the teams meet in the fourth ODI in Pallekele. The tourists dominated the rain-affected third one-dayer at the same venue on Wednesday and Eoin Morgan and his men will be super […]

England look sweet for Kandy success

England can take an unassailable 2-0 series lead if they play to form and overcome hosts Sri Lanka in the third one-day international in Kandy on Wednesday. Having seen the first ODI abandoned, the tourists managed to dodge the rain for long enough to claim victory in the second match of five in Dambulla and […]

Weather is England’s main rival

Sri Lanka and England will need a large slice of fortune if they are to get their ODI series properly under way in the second match of five in Dambulla on Saturday. The first game of the series was washed out after a mere 15 overs on Wednesday and the weather forecast for Saturday is […]

Three Lions look poised to roar

Having not won a one-day international series on home soil since England last visited in 2014, Sri Lanka have it all to do when they take on the Three Lions in a five-match ODI contest. Seven series have come and gone without the Islanders tasting success and that dismal run of form has included reverses […]

City aiming for Anfield revenge

Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield at teatime on Sunday with the Reds looking to make it four wins in a row against the reigning Premier League champions. The Reds have had something of an Indian sign over the Citizens so far in 2018, inflicting a first Premier League loss of the season on them […]

Red Devils have to deliver

Manchester United face something of a must-win game at teatime on Saturday when they welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford. Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho appears to be under mounting pressure after a run of four games without a win, so a visit from a struggling Magpies outfit who have yet to win a game […]