The All England Championships are once again set to take centre stage for a glorious fortnight. It’s the 127th Wimbledon and this season’s men’s tournament promises to be a brilliant spectacle, with four men all having genuine claim to the title.
Can Andy Murray finally end the UK’s wait for a Wimbledon win? Can the effervescent Roger Federer defend his title? Or can the in-form Rafael Nadal seal a famous victory? We preview this season’s tournament.
After winning the French Open title for the first time in over a decade, Serena Williams is the overwhelming favourite to secure an astonishing 17th Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon. The reigning French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic ladies singles champion is in search of her sixth Wimbledon title, although there are plenty of talented players who could potentially stop her in her tracks.
Keep reading for our full betting preview of Wimbledon 2013.
For two weeks every May and June the eyes of the world are focused on a tennis complex named, oddly, after a French aviator. Roland Garros has hosted the French Open since 1928, and this year’s tournament promises to be another great spectacle. While the men’s tournament looks like a two horse race, this year’s women’s tournament is wide open.
For two weeks every summer the eyes of the world are on a tennis complex named, oddly, after a French aviator. Roland Garros hosts the French Open in May and June every year, and this year’s tournament promises to be another great spectacle. While the men’s tournament looks like a two horse race, this year’s women’s tournament is wide open.
The Roy Hodgson era begins on Saturday as the former West Brom coach takes charge of England for the first time. His first outing is a tricky away fixture in Norway who are an excellent 12/5 chance to give our boys ‘one hell of a beating’.
The Champions League final takes centre stage this Saturday as Bayern Munich face Chelsea. If Chelsea can manage to scrape a side together – remember that many of their first choice players are injured or suspended – they are 10/3 to win their first European Cup. Bayern Munich have home advantage but were humbled 5-2 by Borussia Dortmund in last week’s German Cup final.
Chelsea face Liverpool in the Wembley showpiece and the Blues are the 7/5 favourites.
The FA Cup reaches the semi-final stage this weekend with two local derbies in prospect. Liverpool play Everton on Saturday and while the Reds may be the 6/4 favourites, Everton are the form team. I fancy David Moyes’ side to prevail at 15/8.
The battle to avoid the drop from the Premier League continues this weekend with a vital game at Molineux. Struggling Wolves welcome Bolton and after Wanderers’ win over Blackburn last weekend, there’s some value in the visitors at 19/10.
The battle for the Premier League title continues this weekend with Manchester City once again facing a tougher test than rivals Manchester United.
City travel to Stoke City in Saturday evening’s late kick-off and the home side are excellent value at 5/1 to put a dent in City’s title hopes. United host Fulham on Monday evening and are just 1/4 to win.