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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.

Smith has the form to topple MVG

First-time finalist Michael Smith has the unenviable task of trying to prevent favourite Michael van Gerwen from claiming a third PDC World Championship title. Englishman Smith is at last delivering on the biggest stage of all and is unlikely to be overawed, having matched MVG in averaging well over 100 in each of his last […]

Solskjaer hopes for winning start

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge of Manchester United takes centre stage on Saturday, when the Red Devils visit Cardiff City. Solskjaer has stepped in to fill the void left by the sacking of Jose Mourinho and his first test is a teatime trip to take on one of his former clubs at the […]

Scorchers out to make amends

The Big Bash League opens up its eighth season with the Perth Scorchers hoping to make it four triumphs in the last six years. Last season the Scorchers were the team to beat during the regular season, only to be thrashed by the Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals, with the Adelaide Strikers eventually being crowned […]

New Perth home should boost Aussies

Test cricket at the new Perth Stadium is set for a cracking opener when Australia aim to level their four-match series against India. The tourists, who have never previously won a Test series on Aussie soil, made a perfect start by winning the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs, with the victory perhaps a […]

Bluebirds aim to edge out Wolves

Cardiff City will hope to take advantage of Wolves‘ recent slump in form when the two sides meet at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday evening. The men from Molineux started life brightly after returning to the Premier League alongside the Bluebirds, but have taken just one point from their last five games to drop […]

Gunners face Cherries test

Unai Emery has quietly and calmly made a superb start to his time in charge of Arsenal, but his side are set for a major test of their mettle at Bournemouth on Sunday. The Gunners are unbeaten in 16 games in all competitions and appear well-placed to make an unexpected bid for a top-four finish. […]

England aim for final flourish

Having already wrapped up a series victory, England will be eager to complete a whitewash when they face hosts Sri Lanka in the third Test in Colombo which starts on Friday. The tourists may have been tempted to give a number of fringe players an opportunity to shine but head coach Trevor Bayliss has ruled […]

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 […]