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Nick’s Olympic Picks: A Handful Of Bets for Rio 2016

WOMEN’S ATHLETICS Dutch contender Dafne Schippers (2/1) is the market leader for the 100m, but her best event is the 200m. Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won her national trials in 10.7seconds a couple of months ago – making her the joint-fourth fastest woman in history. Only Florence Griffith Joyner, Marion Jones and Carmelita Jeter have recorded […]

04 - August - 2016

Nick’s Picks: France v Portugal

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10 - July - 2016

Nick’s Picks: Germany v Italy

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02 - July - 2016

Nick’s Picks: Hungary v Belgium

Hungary (6/1) v Belgium (3/4) – Toulouse [8pm, BBC] Hungary have arguably been the surprise package of the tournament, topping a group that – on paper at least – looked tough, with Portugal, Austria and Iceland their opponents. Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ are yet to really get going but they reached the knockout stages with just […]

26 - June - 2016

Nick’s Picks: Euro 2016 Tuesday June 14 (Group F)

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14 - June - 2016

Nick’s Picks: Euro 2016 Best Group Bet & Top Goalscorer

GROUP F As already discussed in my outright preview, I believe Austria could be the dark horses at the 2016 European Championships. Subsequently the 2/1 on offer for them to finish top of Group F is my best bet of the group stages. Marcel Koller was awarded the managerial role in 2011 despite having a […]

08 - June - 2016

Nick’s Picks: Euro 2016 Outright Preview

The sporting highlight of the summer kicks off this week, as 24 nations aim to win the 2016 European Championships in France. After Germany’s 7-1 destruction of hosts Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals two years ago, Joachim Löw’s side were crowned world champions after edging past Argentina in the final. Subsequently, when the Euro 2016 market first […]

06 - June - 2016

Nick’s Picks: La Liga – The Seville Derby

Sevilla (4/7) v Real Betis (11/2) – Sunday 3pm El Clasico may be feisty, but the Seville derby makes that fixture look like a friendly match. The referee on duty, Carlos Velasco Carballo, is usually pretty happy to dish out the cards, handing out an average of 6.63 in the 16 games he’s officiated this […]

23 - April - 2016

Nick’s Picks: La Liga Matchday 33

It was a great week for Spanish football, with both Madrid sides progressing to the Champions League semi-finals. Meanwhile, Sevilla have an excellent chance of winning the Europa League for a third season in a row, and could even face Villarreal in the final. Domestically, it’s been a terrible fortnight for table-toppers Barcelona. Since their […]

16 - April - 2016

Nick’s Picks: La Liga – El Clasico

The final international break of the season is behind us, and club football returns this Saturday with the biggest fixture in the sport, as Real Madrid face league-leaders Barcelona. I was happy to call November’s El Clasico pretty much spot on landing winners at EVS, 11/10 and 8/5, as the Madrid side faltered against their archrivals. FC Barcelona […]

02 - April - 2016

Premier League Darts – Week 7

The Premier League Darts roadshow travels north of the border to the SSE Hydro in Glasgow this evening, where a vociferous crowd always get behind home players Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Robert Thornton. The best match-up this week is without a doubt Michael van Gerwen v Phil Taylor. Here I’ve run through each game […]

17 - March - 2016

La Liga Matchday 22: FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

FC Barcelona (8/15) v Atletico Madrid (6/1) – Saturday 3pm This clash at the Camp Nou could well decide who wins the La Liga title this season. With both teams locked on 48 points at the top of the Primera Division, it is without a doubt the biggest game in Europe this weekend. Barcelona still […]

30 - January - 2016

Nick’s Picks: La Liga Matchday 20

Villarreal (1/2) v Real Betis (7/1) – Saturday 7.30pm Six straight league wins mean Villarreal are sat just one point behind Real Madrid in third place. On Saturday evening they face a team that has taken a measly two points from a possible 18. I noted last week that Pepe Mel was in trouble and the […]

15 - January - 2016

Nick’s Picks: La Liga Matchday 19

Barcelona (1/16) v Granada (55/1) – Saturday 3pm From Barcelona’s past four Primera matches, they have drawn three times. As a result Atletico Madrid top the table heading into the weekend, albeit having played a game more than the Catalan side. Luis Enrique’s men need to step up and they could not have asked for […]

08 - January - 2016