Saturday Sports Preview: Epsom Derby, World Cup warm ups, Test Cricket and more
Another big Saturday is on the cards with the Derby at Epsom, the second Test at Headingley, England playing their final home friendly before the World Cup and much more. Read on to find out how you can get most out of the day's betting opportunities...
Epsom Derby day - from 14:00
No question where the big race of the day is - it's at Epsom at 16:00 where Saxon Warrior is the favourite to triumph. The Derby is a staple of the summer flat racing programme and, even if you're no racing expert, it's one to watch. For insight and betting advice on the Derby and the other races on the card, read our host of experts and industry insiders on the racing blog.
Golf European Tour - European and US Tours, all day
The European Tour moves to Italy this weekend and, on day three, you should have a good idea of who is in contention. The Italian Open is now a Rolex Series event, which means big name players are attracted to its status and prize money. Across the pond, meanwhile, the US tour moves to Muirfield for The Memorial tournament. Betting.Betfair's golf coverage is wall to wall, with tournament previews and in-play updates, so make sure you check in with The Punter throughout the weekend, to get the best betting angles and informed advice on both tournaments.
French Open Tennis - from 10:00
The second Grand Slam of the season nears the end of week one at Roland Garros. On Saturday, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will be in action as they both bid for a place in the last 16. In the men's draw, meanwhile, top seed Rafael Nadal plays home favourite Richard Gasquet and third seed Marin Cilic faces unseeded American Steve Johnson. Those are just the big names, though, and there are matches throughout the day that the tipters on our tennis blog will have covered. Make sure you check out our daily tipping articles for men's and women's draw.
Test Match Cricket - England v Pakistan, 11:00
Can England bounce back after losing the first Test last weekend at Lord's? As the series moves to Headingley, in Yorkshire, there are plenty of question marks hanging over England. With Sam Curran making his debut, the hosts need a win. Ed Hawkins isn't convinced they'll get it - in fact, he says you should put your money on the tourists again. The Test begins on Friday, so by Saturday we'll have a clearer idea of where this one is heading.
International Football - England v Nigeria, 17:15
England's last friendly at Wembley before the World Cup sees the Three Lions take on Nigeria. This should be a good test for the hosts, as Gareth Southgate assesses his players ahead of their departure for Russia. Nigeria have qualified for the World Cup and fans will recognise several players, including Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho and Chelsea's Victor Moses, from their Premier League clubs. Alex Keble has selected three attractive bets for the match in his tactical preview, while you can check out Dave Tindall's main betting preview here.