French Open 2018 Mens’ Singles Winner Tip

Here’s our French Open 2018 Mens’ Singles Winner Tip for the 2nd tennis major of the year, which will see a winner crowned on Sunday 10th June 2018 (at Roland Garros).

  • The French Open is of course the only clay court Grand Slam – clay is a slow playing surface which makes massive physical demands on the players.
  • Unlike in the Womens’ Singles at the 2018 French Open, in terms of realistic chances of winning, there’s only one standout contender for our French Open 2018 Mens’ Singles Winner Tip:
    • In 2017 Rafael Nadal (Spain) won a record 10th French Open Mens’ Singles title (this was his 15th overall Grand Slam singles title).
    • No other player, other than Rafael Nadal, has ever won 10 Singles titles at one single Grand Slam event.
    • Rafael Nadal won in 2017 without even losing a set – a feat he also accomplished two times before.
    • Rafael Nadal also won this title every year between 2005 and 2014 (with the exception of 2009).

continued here

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Winner Tip

Which country is our Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Winner Tip? 2018 will see the 63rd running of this famous contest. The Semi-Finals will be held on Tuesday 8 & Thursday 10 May 2018, with the Final on Saturday 12 May 2018. Portugal won for the 1st time in 2017 (and as winners they will host the contest at the Altice Arena in Lisbon), when Salvador Sobral scored the most points with Amor pelos dois (Loving for the both of us).

43 countries will be singing (37 will be competing in one of 2 semi-finals, for 20 Final Spots), whilst the biggest 5 contributors to the EBU (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) and the hosts Portugal get automatic entry to the Final. That means there will be 26 countries singing in the final.

Before, we get onto our Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Winner Tip, here’s 2 countries that we don’t think have any chance whatsoever of winning, so please don’t be tempted to place a bet on them:

continued here

Six Nations 2018 England v Wales Tip

What’s our Six Nations 2018 England v Wales Tip? Week 2 of the Six Nations 2018 takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February 2018.

  • Eddie Jones has beaten Wales three out of three times, since he has been in charge of England. Current Wales coach New Zealander Warren Gatland was not in charge for the last of these, but was for the first 2.
    • Six Nations 2016: 25-21 win at Twickenham – WIN BY 4 POINTS
    • Mid-year test 2016: 27-13 win at Twickenham – WIN BY 14 POINTS
    • Six Nations 2017: 21-16 win at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff – WIN BY 5 POINTS

continued here

Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker Victory Method Tip

Who are we picking as our Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker Victory Method Tip? The big fight takes place on Saturday 31st March 2018.

London 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua currently holds the heavyweight IBF, WBA (Super), and IBO belts. Joshua is fighting New Zealander Joseph Parker, in a bid to win Parker’s WBO heavyweight title (of course if Parker wins he will keep his belt, and get all of Joshua’s). This is an important fight for Joshua, as should the Briton win the WBO belt, he only needs one more belt to achieve greatness. He will likely be looking to put all his belts on the line, to try and add the WBC heavyweight belt to his collection. This would mean potential 2018 SPOTY contender Joshua would become the 1st undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world since British-Canadian boxer Lennox Lewis.

On the face of it, both boxers have great records as neither of them has ever lost a fight. Their combined record coming into this bout is 44 wins and 0 losses!!!

continued here

French Open 2018 Women’s Singles Winner Tip

Which player have we picked for our French Open 2018 Women’s Singles Winner Tip? The French Open (from Roland Garros) is the second tennis major of the calendar year (the first was the Australian Open), and will run from Sunday 27th May to Sunday 10th June 2018. In 2017, Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko defeated Romania’s Simona Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3. Ostapenko became the1st player from Latvia to ever win a Grand Slam. She was also the 1st unseeded player to win the French Open, since 1933.

Since Justin Henin won for the 4th time in 5 consecutive years in 2007, this event has been unpredictable:

  • 7 different players have won the 9 Finals played since.
  • Only Maria Sharapova (2012, and 2014) and Serena Williams have won twice in this period (2013, and 2014 – her 2nd and 3rd singles titles here as she also won in 2002).

continued here

Europa League 2017-18 Winner Tip

Which team is our Europa League 2017-18 Winner Tip? Previously known as the UEFA Cup, this competition changed name (and format) from the 2009-10 season.

The 3rd placed teams from the 8 Champions League groups, have joined the group winners & group runners-up from the 12 Europa League groups – together they make up the 32 teams that will play knock-out matches until a winner of the Europa League is crowned. The Round of 32 will take place on 15 & 22 February 2018, the Round of 16 on 8 & 15 March 2018, and the Quarter-Finals on 5 & 12 April 2018. All these matches are 2 legged ties (all these matchdays fall on Thursday).

The Final will take place on Wednesday 16th May 2018, at Parc Olympique Lyonnais – the home stadium of French side Lyon.

continued here

EFL Cup Final 2018 Winner Tip: Arsenal are the value!

Are we tipping Manchester City or Arsenal as our EFL Cup Final 2018 Winner Tip? The Final of this competition (currently known as the Carabao Cup) will take place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 25th February 2018. 92 clubs were eligible for this competition (all clubs in the Premier League to League Two), but just 2 remain. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City overcame Bristol City, whilst Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal overcame Chelsea, in the 2 legged Semi-Finals. Last season Manchester United won their 5th trophy in this competition, by beating Southampton. However, the defending champions were knocked out by Bristol City in their Quarter-Final this season.

  • Manchester City have won the EFL Cup/League Cup four times (1970, 1976, 2014, and 2016), and they also lost the Final once (1974). Pep Guardiola should be especially hungry for this trophy, in his second season at Manchester City. Unlike at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, in his 1st season at Manchester City he failed to win a major trophy for his new club – which would have been a major disappointment for a manager of his calibre (who is considered the best in the world by some). Victory in the Final of the League Cup would be his first ever major trophy for an English club. Guardiola’s Manchester City are still on course for an unprecedented quadruple of the Premier League (where they have a big lead), Champions League (where they are in the Round of 16), FA Cup (where they are in the 4th Round), and this competition (where they are in the Final). No English club has ever achieved this particular quadruple in a single season.

continued here

US PGA Championship 2018 Winner Tip: Rory McIlroy

Which golfer have we picked as our US PGA Championship 2018 Winner Tip? The US PGA Championship will be the last of the four golf majors in 2018 (although not from 2019 onwards, when it moves to earlier in the year). The 2018 edition will be the 100th US PGA Championship, and the event will take place between Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th August 2018, at the Bellerive Country Club (Town and Country, Missouri). This venue has hosted this event once before, back in 1992.

  • Players from the USA have won the last 2 events – Justin Thomas (2017), and Jimmy Walker (2016). Jason Day (Australia) won in 2015.
  • For the 2018 event, we look for the most value amongst the most likely winners. We really can’t see past Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland). He has won this major twice in recent history (2012 & 2014), and is available at a fantastic price.
  • McIlroy has had 5 great years in this event (including 2 fantastic ones where he won), although he has also had 4 bad years by his standards. As you can see McIlroy has played this event 9 times – he has won twice, and finished 3rd twice. With an 8th place finish as well under his belt, he has finished in the top ten 5 out of 9 times he has played.

continued here

2018 Oscars Best Picture Tip

Which film is our 2018 Oscars Best Picture Tip? The 90th Academy Awards, which will give prizes to the cinema of 2017, takes place on Sunday 4th March 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (Los Angeles, California). Jimmy Kimmel will host for the 2nd year in a row. There will be 24 categories, including Best Picture.

At the 2017 Oscars, Moonlight was awarded Best Picture (eventually after an infamous mix-up with the envelopes), Damien Chazelle won Best Director for La La Land, whilst Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Emma Stone (La La Land) picked up Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.

For the 2018 Oscars, nine films have been nominated for Best Picture:

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Drama written/directed by Martin McDonagh. When her daughter is murdered but the police don’t seem interested enough, her bereaved mother (played by Frances McDormand) decides to place advertisements on 3 billboards to bring attention to the matter. Seven 2018 Oscar nominations, in total.
  • The Shape of Water – Romantic horror starring British actress Sally Hawkins, directed (and part written) by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro. A mute janitor finds an amphibious creature in a water tank at a laboratory in the 1960s. The Shape of Water’s thirteen total Oscar nominations in 2018 (the most any film received in 2018) is only one less than the all time record of fourteen (jointly held by 3 films).

continued here

Super Bowl LII Handicap Winner Tip

Which team is our Super Bowl LII Handicap Winner Tip? The 52nd Super Bowl will take place on Sunday 4th February 2018, and will be hosted at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (Minnesota). The Super Bowl is the National Football League’s (NFL) championship game. Super Bowl LII will feature the National Football Conference (NFC) champions Philadelphia Eagles, and the American Football Conference (AFC) champions New England Patriots. The Eagles beat Minnesota Vikings to get to the Super Bowl, and the Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Philadelphia Eagles have appeared in 2 previous Super Bowls (1981, and 2005), but lost both. Their current head coach is Doug Pederson.

In Super Bowl LI the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. Not only are the New England Patriots the defending champions, but Super Bowl LII will be their 3rd appearance in 4 seasons. Infact under current head coach, Bill Belichick, they won in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, and 2017. The Patriots also reached 2 others Super Bowls under Belichick which they lost (2008, and 2012). They also lost 2 Superbowls before the Belichick era.

Bill Belichick’s 5 New England Patriots wins (the only times the Patriots have won) mean they are tied in 2nd place for most wins with both the Dallas Cowboys & the San Francisco 49ers. However, if they win Super Bowl LII they will match the Pittsburg Steelers (who have won a record 6 Super Bowls).

continued here

U.S. Open Golf 2018 Winner Tip: Brooks Koepka

Which golfer is our U.S. Open Golf 2018 Winner Tip? The 2nd of four majors of the year in golf, the U.S. Open, will take place between Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 June 2018.

  • This will be the 118th U.S. Open, and will take place at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York – the 5th time this venue has hosted this competition.
  • Players from the USA have won the last 3 U.S. Opens: Brooks Koepka won in 2017, Dustin Johnson won in 2016, and Jordan Spieth won in 2015.
  • We really don’t think there is any value at all in the prices of the favourites – Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, etc.

continued here

The Open Championship 2018 Winner Tip: Rory McIlroy

Which golfer is our The Open Championship 2018 Winner Tip for The Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland (Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 July 2018)?

  • Jordan Spieth (USA) won in 2017 scoring 268, Henrik Stenson (Sweden) won in 2016, Zach Johnson (USA) won after a rain delay in 2015, and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) won in 2014.
  • This will be the 8th time The Open Championship is being held at Carnoustie. The last time The Open Championship was held at Carnoustie was in 2007 and Padraig Harrington won the title (he also won the title the following year too).

There are 3 players we think have the most realistic chance of winning the 147th The Open Championship:

continued here

World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer Tip: Neymar!

Which player are we recommending for our World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer Tip for Russia 2018 (Thursday 14 June – Sunday 15 July 2018)?

  • In order to decide which players are realistically likely to be the World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorer, it is important to consider the following: which teams are likely to go furthest in the 2018 World Cup, what sort of football they are likely to play (attacking football is more likely to produce the top goalscorer), how many other good players are in the team who are likely to provide assists, how likely the player is to play (are there many options, or will this player always start if fit), and the player’s form over the last few years.

continued here

World Cup 2018 Winner Tip: Brazil offer sensational value!

Which team is our World Cup 2018 Winner Tip? The prestigious international football competition will take place in Russia (Thursday 14 June – Sunday 15 July 2018).

  • The previous three World Cup winners have all been from Europe (all from Western Europe) – Germany (2014, their 4th win), Spain (2010, their 1st win), and Italy (2006, their 4th win).
  • Apart from those three teams, only FIVE other countries have won this prestigious tournament in its entire history: Brazil (5 times), Argentina & Uruguay (2 times each), and France & England (1 time each).
  • We think the winner will definitely be Belgium, or one of 6 of the 8 of the previous winners (Italy have not qualified for the 2018 competition, and we certainly don’t see Uruguay as having a strong enough team to win) – so that’s 7 teams we even think have a realistic chance of winning.

continued here

Wimbledon 2018 Womens’ Singles Winner Tip: Serena Williams, Garbine Muguruza, or Petra Kvitova?

We have considered the potential winners, to identify the most value, to come up with our Wimbledon 2018 Womens’ Singles Winner Tip. Wimbledon will be played between Monday 2 – Saturday 14 July 2018 (the Wimbledon Mens’ Final is the day after).

  • Serena Williams has won this title 7 times (2002-2003, 2009-2010, 2012, 2015-2016). Only two players can match or better this record in the Open Era – Martina Navratilova (9), and Steffi Graf (7).

continued here

Wimbledon 2018 Mens’ Singles Winner Tip: Roger Federer, Andy Murray, or Novak Djokovic?

Would you like to know our Wimbledon 2018 Mens’ Singles Winner Tip? The world’s most prestigious and richest Grand Slam, Wimbledon, will take place between Monday 2 – Sunday 15 July 2018 (the Womens’ Singles event concludes on Saturday).

  • In 2017 Roger Federer won the Mens’ Singles for the 8th time. The Swiss player also won in 2003-2007, 2009, and 2012. This was an outright all-time Wimbledon Mens’ Singles record. However, we don’t think his price offers much value for a record 9th title at his age.

continued here

BBC Sports Personality 2018 Winner Tip

It may only be the start of the year, but we have a great BBC Sports Personality 2018 Winner Tip. Athlete Mo Farah won in 2017, tennis ace Andy Murray won in 2016 for the 3rd time (he also won in 2013 & 2015), with Formula 1 superstar Lewis Hamilton winning in 2014.

Our BBC Sports Personality 2018 Winner Tip is Lewis Hamilton. Other possible contenders we considered but ignored, were:

continued here

Six Nations 2018: Week 1 Most Value Tip

We have a Six Nations 2018: Week 1 Most Value Tip. Six Nations 2018 takes place between Saturday 3rd February and Saturday 17th March 2018 between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, & Wales.

  • England won the last 2 tournaments (2017 & 2016), Ireland won the 2 before that (2015 & 2014), and Wales won the 2 before those (2013 & 2012).
  • Apart from the overall championship trophy, teams also contest the Triple Crown (Eng, Ire, Sco, Wal), Calcutta Cup (Eng v Sco), Millennium Trophy (Eng v Ire), Centenary Quaich (Ire v Sco), and Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy (Fra v Ita).

continued here

World Cup 2018 Group G Winner Tip: England to win

We have a World Cup 2018 Group G Winner Tip for the 21st running of the World Cup, which will take place in Russia from Thursday 14 June – Sunday 15 July 2018.

  • 32 teams will play 64 matches in total (that’s 48 Group Stage matches, 8 Round of 16 matches, 4 Quarter-Finals, 2 Semi-Finals, the Third place play-off, and of course the Final).
  • These matches will take place in 12 venues across 11 cities, with the World Cup Final to be played in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

continued here

US Masters 2018 Winner Tip: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, or Jason Day?

We’ve 1 EXCLUSIVE US Masters 2018 Winner Tip for the 1st golf major of 2018, the 82nd US Masters (Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 April 2018). As usual the event takes place at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia (unlike the U.S. Open, The Open, and US PGA Championship, this event always takes place at the same course every year). The US Masters has the smallest field of any major. In 2017 Sergio Garcia was a popular winner (the Spaniard’s 1st, and only, major win) – he defeated England’s Justin Rose in a playoff. In 2016 an Englishman in the shape of Danny Willett did win, and in 2015 the USA’s Jordan Spieth was victorious.

continued here

Australian Open 2018 Womens’ Singles Winner Tip

Would you like to know our Australian Open 2018 Womens’ Singles Winner Tip? The Australian Open is the 1st tennis major of 2018, and will take place in Melbourne (Monday 15 – Saturday 27 January 2017, with the Australian Open Mens’ Singles Final a day later).

Serena Williams won this title for the 7th time in 2017 when she defeated her sister Venus Williams (Serena also won in 2015, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2003). Serena Williams has reached the last 3 finals (winning in 2017 and 2015, but defeated in 2016 by Angelique Kerber).

continued here

Australian Open 2018 Mens’ Singles Winner Tip

Would you like to know our Australian Open 2018 Mens’ Singles Winner Tip? The 1st tennis major of 2018 will take place in Melbourne (Monday 15 – Sunday 28 January 2018), although the Australian Open Womens’ Singles Final concludes a day earlier.

The Australian Open is currently played on Blue Plexicushion (hard court surface). With three courts currently featuring retractable roofs (Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, and Margaret Court Arena) neither rain nor high temperatures should interfere much with play on these three courts.

Since 2004 only 5 men have won the Mens’ singles – Roger Federer (2017, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2004), Novak Djokovic (2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008), Stan Wawrinka (2014), Rafael Nadal (2009), and Marat Safin in (2005). Since 2010 Andy Murray has been runner up 5 times (in 2010 to Roger Federer, and in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016 to Novak Djokovic).

continued here

Grand National 2018 winner tip: Minella Rocco is the most value!

Want to know our Grand National 2018 winner tip? The £1 million race at Aintree takes place at 17.15 on Saturday 14th April 2018, only a few weeks after the Cheltenham Festival. Horse and jockey must negotiate 30 fences over 2 laps (16 fences in the 1st lap, 14 of which are jumped again during the 2nd lap). The Grand National is a National Hunt Handicap Steeplechase, run over 4 miles 514 yards (making it the longest National Hunt race in Britain).

In 2017 One For Arthur (jockey Derek Fox, trainer Lucinda Russell) was victorious, and in 2016 Rule The World (jockey David Mullins, trainer Mouse Morris) won. Jockey Leighton Aspell famously won 2 years in a row (in 2014 on Pineau de Re, and in 2015 on Many Clouds). The biggest starting price of a winner in recent years was in 2009 when Mon Meme (jockey Liam Treadwell) won at 100/1.

continued here

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Winner Tip, and the horses to avoid!

We have a Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Winner Tip that we would recommend.

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival (the 2nd richest horse racing festival in Great Britain, after the Grand National) will take place between Tue 13 and Fri 16 March 2018. Ruby Walsh has ridden the most winners during the Cheltenham Festival in recent years, with the most wins during each of the years 2013-2017 (as well as in 2004, 2006, and 2008-2011). Gordon Elliot was the top trainer (the trainer with the most wins) in 2017, whilst Willie Mullins was the top trainer from 2013-2016 (as well as 2011). The key races of the Cheltenham Festival will all be broadcast on itv.

The festival’s most famous & anticipated race is the Cheltenham Gold Cup (3.30pm, on Fri 16 March 2018) – a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race run over 3 miles 2.5 furlongs (22 fences to be jumped) for horses that are 5 years and older. In 2017 Sizing John won the Cheltenham Gold Cup (jockey: Robbie Power, trainer: Jessica Harrington), whilst in 2016 Don Cossack was victorious (jockey: Bryan Cooper, trainer: Gordon Elliot). However, the most famous winner of the  Cheltenham Gold Cup in recent years is undoubtably Kauto Star (jockey: Ruby Walsh, trainer Paul Nicholls) who won in 2007 and 2009 (Kauto Star finished 2nd in 2008). The 2009 win (over 2008 winner, and stablemate Denman – also trained by Paul Nicholls) meant Kauto Star became the 1st horse ever to regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The feature races on the other three days are the Champion Hurdle (3.30pm, on Tue 13 March 2018), the Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.30pm, on Wed 14 March 2018), and the Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle (3.30pm, on Thu 15 March 2018).

continued here

Champions League Winner 2017-18 Tip: Barcelona offer the most value!

We have a great Champions League Winner 2017-18 Tip! The first set of Round of 16 1st Legs takes place between Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 Feb 2018, and the second set of Round of 16 1st Legs takes place the following week (Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 Feb 2018). There are 5 teams we would consider that have a genuine shot of winning the trophy this season.

  • Pep Guardiola’s Man City already have one hand on the 2017-18 English Premier League title. Man City have received a favourable draw in the Round of 16 against one of the outsiders for the Champions League title Basel.
  • Bayern Munich are certainly one to consider, and they too have a favourable draw in the Round of 16 against one of the outsiders for the Champions League title Besiktas.

continued here

FA Cup Winner 2017-18 Tip

Want to know our FA Cup Winner 2017-18 Tip? We see great value in the price of one team to be the winner of the whole competition, and that team is the favourite! Man City currently lead the Premier League by a distance, and are in the Champions League Round of 16 having won their group. The FA Cup Final will be played on Saturday 19th May 2018.

continued here

King George VI Chase 2017 Tip have a  King George VI Chase 2017 Tip for the Boxing Day event from Kempton Park (Tue 26 December 2017). The King George VI Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt Chase, in which horses that are 4 years or older compete over a distance of approximately 3 miles, with 18 fences to be jumped in total. This famous race was won a record 5 times by Kauto Star (jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Paul Nicholls) during 2006-2009 and 2011. Kauto Star’s five wins is one more than Desert Orchid’s four wins. In 2016 Thistlecrack (jockey Tom Scudamore, trainer Colin Tizzard) won, and in 2015 Cue Card (jockey Paddy Brennan, trainer Colin Tizzard) won. The 2017 race will be broadcast live on itv.

continued here