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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.

Capital sides take centre stage

Saturday’s fixture list offers up eight Premier League games, the first of which is an intriguing lunchtime meeting between West Ham and Manchester United at the London Stadium. The Hammers began their campaign in abject form, losing their opening four league games before claiming a 3-1 win at Everton and a goalless draw at home […]

Quartet chasing Twenty20 glory

All four teams heading to T20 Blast Finals Day will fancy their chances of leaving Edgbaston with silverware to show for their efforts in the shortest format of the game. Sussex Sharks (2009), Lancashire Lightning (2015) and Somerset (2005) have all tasted success at the Twenty20 showpiece before, leaving the Worcestershire Rapids as the newcomers […]

Ravens ready to feast on Bills

The Baltimore Ravens enjoyed a faultless pre-season campaign, with five wins out of five, and so a home game with the Buffalo Bills offers a perfect opportunity to start the NFL campaign with another victory. The Bills finally ended their long wait for a post-season spot last season but appear unlikely to repeat the feat […]

Cook aims to conjure perfect finale

The fifth and final Test match between England and India will see one man undeniably take centre stage, Alastair Cook, who bows out of international cricket at the end of the game. The former England skipper will call time after playing in his 161st Test match and he is just one run short of completing […]

Gers aiming to blank out Ufa

Rangers are yet to concede a goal away from home in the Europa League qualifying campaign and a fourth clean sheet on Thursday will ensure a place in the group stage. Steven Gerrard’s side have so far blanked out Shkupi, NK Osijek and NK Maribor to make it through to the play-off round, where a […]

Hosts can Cook up a storm

With the five-match series now delicately poised, India will hope to avoid a repeat of the result last time they met England in a Test match at the Rose Bowl. The tourists claimed a massive win at Trent Bridge to make the series score 2-1 to the hosts with two games to play, but they […]

Dinamo difficult to break down

Twelve teams are still dreaming of reaching the group stage of the Champions League and giving their status and bank balance a welcome lift. Three ties take place on Tuesday evening, with Dinamo Zagreb seeming well places to move past Young Boys after securing a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Switzerland. Dinamo Zagreb […]

Former winners in Champions League mix

Twelve teams stand just one hurdle away from the huge prize of a place in the group stages of the Champions League, with a number of former winners amongst them. Ajax claimed three consecutive European Cup victories in a row in the early 1970s and, while those glory days are long gone, they appear well-placed […]

City can cope without KDB

Sunday‚Äôs programme shows three Premier League games, with the main talking point just how Manchester City will cope without the injured Kevin de Bruyne. The Citizens play host to Huddersfield Town shorn of the services of Belgian playmaker De Bruyne, who faces around three months out of action due to a knee injury. Total goals […]

India have to find answers

Having trounced India in the second Test at Lord’s, England will be looking to secure a series victory in the shortest time possible by triumphing again at Trent Bridge. The hosts won by a massive innings and 159-run margin in the capital to move 2-0 ahead in the five-match series, with the prospect of a […]