The World Cup takes a day off today. No doubt the footballing world has insisted upon taking time out so they can watch the Irish First Division and Irish Premier Division matches being played this evening.

We have to sit and suffer until 3rd July, when England take on Colombia. I am sure England would have preferred Japan or Sweden, but to be honest, it could be a lot worse! There are far better South American teams in the last-sixteen.

Also, next week sees the start of Wimbledon. I have yet to break the news to my girlfriend that she will be a sports widow for the duration of July. Maybe buying her a new handbag will assuage her fury?

In eletters past, I have regaled you with my approach to tennis betting/trading. Whilst I will be covering Wimbledon for members of I’ll give you a little refresher here as to how you should be approaching profiting from this Grand Slam…

  • Focus on the early rounds. There’ll be mis-matches and the three ‘alls’ – all players will be giving their all, all of the time.
  • Focus on seeded vs unseeded. If you see a seeded player in trouble, back them in-play at higher odds. The seeded tend to fight early rounds.
  • Get your info from It is the best place to follow the scores.
  • Bet in-play. Remember in this eletter I recounted backing Wozniacki at 50/1 and winning? Well recently, a top-ten player (David Goffin) was backable at 200/1 in-play. AND HE WON!

It is this latter point which is the main point: bet in-play. Tennis betting markets for Grand Slams are in running. Make use of that!

Elsewhere this weekend it’s the Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday, and Epsom flop Saxon Warrior is again a short-priced favourite. Far too short for me. There are only two horses under 10/1. Surely Dee Ex Bee at 4/1 is the each-way steal? Or how about Old Persian, the third horse sub 20/1 in the betting. A 10/1 shot each way.

If you think Saxon is vulnerable, then Dee Ex Bee and Old Persian each way are the obvious alternatives.

Since 2005 there has been only one winner over 6/1 odds, so that does suggest the head of the market is where it’s at.

Good luck however you play. I hope you profit from Wimbledon, and DRT members, see you on Twitter next week for some strawberries, cream, Pimms, I love Johanna badges and Robinson’s Barley Water.