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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.

Glovers eye up Villa shock

A host of Championship clubs will be hoping to avoid shocks in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening, with Aston Villa facing a testing trip to Yeovil Town. Perennial giantkillers Yeovil have a catalogue of higher division scalps to their name over the years and are even more of a daunting prospect at their own […]

Terriers look to be lacking bite

Last season the battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League looked set to be a thriller right up until the final day of the campaign. However, in the end Swansea City, Stoke City and West Brom were doomed, while the likes of Southampton, Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace were left to celebrate safety after […]

Bairstow holds key for England

England may be forced to make changes at just the wrong time, as they prepare to face India at Headingley on Tuesday in a decisive third one-day international. Alex Hales has missed the opening two ODIs due to a side strain and that may prove to be more important if a hand injury forces Jason […]

Bhoys aiming to finish early

Celtic appear to have done all the hard work in their Champions League first qualifying round tie, but will still want to show up well in the home second leg against Alashkert. A 3-0 win in the first leg in Armenia means the Bhoys are all but certain to progress, but Brendan Rodgers will want […]

England require Lord’s response

Having suffered a humbling in the ODI series opener at Trent Bridge, England have to hit back hard when they face India at Lord’s on Saturday. The hosts were handed an eight-wicket thrashing in Nottingham on Thursday, with their mood not being helped by batsman Alex Hales being ruled out the whole series due to […]

Trent Bridge opener favours England

England and India played out an enthralling three-match series in the Twenty20 format and the upcoming one-day international action should be just as good. The tourists took the honours 2-1 in the 20-over encounters and now the two sides meet over 50 overs, with the first of three ODIs taking place at Trent Bridge in […]

Queen’s serves up surprises

The final of Queen’s Club features a former winner and a former runner-up, but maybe not the ones expected to be battling for the trophy. The tournament began with a high-class field, despite the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal, but early exits for Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka and defending champion Andy Murray left the draw wide […]

Brazil ready to make progress

World Cup Group E was expected to be something of a walk in the park for Brazil, but it has proved to be much tougher than expected for the Selecao. They top the pool with one game to play, but could still be eliminated from the tournament if they lose to Serbia in Moscow on […]

Germany focused on mashing Swedes

Holders Germany are already in the last-chance saloon after just one match at the World Cup in Russia. Die Mannschaft were beaten 1-0 by a vibrant Mexico side in their opening Group F game and, with Sweden edging out South Korea by the same scoreline, it leaves Germany knowing that another loss to Sweden in […]

Big guns must fire in Russia

Several of the fancied big names have made stuttering starts at the World Cup in Russia and it is their defensive set-ups that have been the focus of attention. France were the first major outfit to raise a few eyebrows when they needed a huge slice of luck to defeat Australia 2-1 on Saturday, with […]