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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.

Chelsea can give Barca the Blues

Chelsea and Barcelona have locked horns regularly in the Champions League in recent years and the Blues have often proved to be tough opponents for the Catalan giants. Indeed, heading into the first leg of their last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, the Blues are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Barca. Five […]

England in last-chance saloon

England simply have to win – and win well – against New Zealand in Hamilton on Sunday if they are to reach the final of the Trans-Tasman T20 series. Having lost all three games so far, the Three Lions have to be thankful to Australia for keeping their hopes alive by chasing down a record […]

Hobart start for England bid

Having impressed in a 4-1 ODI series win over Australia, England now have to turn their attentions to the challenge of Twenty20 cricket. With the Baggy Greens having already recorded an easy win over New Zealand in the Trans-Tasman T20 series, England already have ground to make up when they face the hosts at the […]

Hornets have it all to do

Watford welcome Chelsea to Vicarage Road on Monday evening, with the hosts hoping to defeat their visitors for the first time this century. The Hornets have failed to come out on top in any of their last 13 meetings with the Blues, with their last success coming way back in September 1999. And their hopes […]

England target four in a row

With the series already won, England will be eager to ensure there is no let-up when they face Australia in the fourth ODI in Adelaide. The tourists have been in seemingly unstoppable form in the opening three games of the five-match series, with those performances finally seeing England go odds-on at 20/21 to win again […]

England aim to finish the job

Australia enter the last-chance saloon of the SCG in Sydney on Sunday, having been soundly beaten by England in the opening two one-day internationals. Victories in Melbourne and Brisbane have given the tourists a 2-0 lead in the five-match series, meaning another win in Sydney would wrap up the series with two games still to […]

Spin to the fore in Sydney

A superb victory in the first ODI in Melbourne has given England a perfect platform from which to push for a series victory over Australia. Another win in Sydney on Friday would give the tourists a 2-0 lead with three games to play, but their chasing down of more than 300 at the MCG has […]

Canaries to test misfiring Blues

Chelsea are the highest-profile side in FA Cup third-round replay action this week and the visit of Norwich City may not prove to be entirely straightforward. The Blues have drawn all four of their last four games in all competitions and have failed to score in any of the last three. Therefore, expect the Stamford […]

England stronger for ODI action

England will hope that a raft of changes can help them rise to the challenge of defeating Australia in their five-match one-day international series. A misfiring batting unit proved costly in the 4-0 Ashes drubbing, so the arrivals of Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler are a sight for sore eyes. They […]

England seek SCG lift from Crane

England have one final chance to rescue some pride from a dismal Ashes series against Australia, with the SCG the venue for the fifth and final Test. The tourists have long since seen their hopes of retaining the little urn go up in flames, having been heavily beaten in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth before the […]