The Tipster: Daniel Sturridge the man to ensure England enjoy home comforts
Daniel Sturridge (left) is among the favourites to score for England
England should enjoy a comfortable victory against the under-achieving Republic of Ireland.
Roy Hodgson’s side are hardly World Cup favourites but they are a class above opposition like this, especially when they are at Wembley.
The Three Lions have scored in all but one of their last 26 matches and can find the net early before justifying a modest outlay on Bet Victor’s 5/4 that they lead at half-time and the final whistle.
Liverpool livewire Daniel Sturridge can transfer his club form to the international stage and is 2/1 to score at any time with Unibet.
The United States are underrated as a footballing force but they will be given a bit of a lesson when they entertain classy Belgium, who are 11/8 to win with Coral, Bet Victor and Boylesports.
Tennis: Rafael Nadal made a bit of a pig’s ear of his first-round match at the French Open against Daniel Brands, dropping a set before easing to victory.
He won’t repeat that error and should breeze past Martin Kilzan to prove a point. Under 23.5 total games in the match is 5/2 with Bwin.