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Cream Of The Wimbledon Crop
The Wimbledon fortnight may have crept up on us more sneakily than Senor Berlusconi at one of his famed bunga bunga parties but the will he/won’t he question has been looming for some time… Will Julian Assange make a guest appearance in the Royal Box on Finals Day?
Paddypower are offering a generous 500.0 that the agoraphobic WikiLeaks founder may extricate himself from the Ecuadorian Embassy in time to view Andy Murray collect his first Wimbledon Crown.
If you are seeking another underdog victory like Rafa’s straight sets defeat to unheralded Belgian Steve Darcis, look no further than fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers. He’s12.5 with Betfair to overcome the erratic Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who is 9th seed.
Gasquet may have a decent record on grass but Granollers is a very stubborn opponent, and is ranked 41 in the world.
Assange…a surprise appearance?
T-20 Solace For England?
Fresh off the back of an agonising defeat to India in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday, England’s cricket team attempt to bounce back to winning ways with the first match of the T20 Series with New Zealand.
Given the multitude of Test and One Day games they have contested in the last 12 months, the two sides must be more familiar with each other than Salman Butt is with his prison cell.
New Zealand are 1.1 with Betvictor to win the first match; enticing odds given England’s frailty with the bat on Sunday against India. New Zealand boast an aggressive batting line up and are well-versed with the English conditions by now.
4.0 odds on middle order batsman Ross Taylor being New Zealand’s top scorer is an intriguing offer given his prowess in this form of the game. I fancy New Zealand to prove too strong as they did in the One-Day Series between the sides just a few weeks ago.
Just How Good Are Lions Without Their Mane Men?
The British and Irish Lions face their last midweek run out of the Tour today against new franchise the Melbourne Rebels. Realistically most of the Lions players involved know their chances of making the Test team for Saturday are not much greater than Steven Hawking’s and if there is a lack of intensity or application in their performance then the Rebels could prove a genuine threat.
Betvictor will give you 14.0 for a Rebels victory by 5 points or less, whilst if both teams score (practically a given on this Tour), you can bag 0.33.
Whilst the Bookmakers strongly tip the Lions to be too strong for the Rebels, we cannot underestimate the influence of the hostile Aussie crowd and the determination of the home players to inflict damage on the tourists. Should this rebellion come to fruition, 9.0 from Paddypower on a Rebels victory is definitely worth a punt.
Today’s 4 Figure Heaven:
Heather Watson to beat Madison Keys at Wimbledon 1.25
Bernard Tomic to beat Sam Querrey at Wimbledon 1.1
New Zealand to beat England – T20 Cricket 1.0
Melbourne Rebels to beat Lions 9.0
All with Paddypower – £20 bet returns £1,890.00
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