Chris Hammer

  • Last Updated: September 30 2014, 13:17 BST

Germany: World champions. As Chris told you
Germany: World champions. As Chris told you

Name: Chris Hammer

Specialist sports: Football, athletics, cricket, reality TV

Notable success: Backed Germany to win the 2014 World Cup 12 months in advance as part of our Long Game ante-post feature; tipped up James Arthur to win The X Factor in 2012

Profile: Chris has been with sportinglife.com since September 2005 and has contributed many previews and tips - predominently football, but also for county and Test cricket, athletics and the novelty betting scene.

  • England to grind out victory

    Chris Hammer previews England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia and expects a hard-fought victory for the Three Lions.

    Saturday November 15 2014, 17:06 GMT
    Wayne Rooney: Edging towards Bobby Charlton's record
  • Hernandez looks willing and Abel

    Aston Villa have a decent record at Anfield and after a good start to the season look good value to spring an upset tonight.

    Thursday September 25 2014, 08:39 BST
    Diego Costa: Too big at 7/2 for the first goal v Swansea
  • Gunners to fire; Tigers can bite

    We preview the opening day of the Premier League season, with Arsenal and Hull among the sides we're tipping to impress.

    Saturday August 16 2014, 18:00 BST
    Arsenal can make a flying start against Crystal Palace
  • World Cup guide: Group H

    Our final team-by-team guide to the World Cup features the sides in Group H, including the much-discussed Belgium.

    Sunday June 8 2014, 10:23 BST
    Lukaku's Belgium appear to have been overrated
  • In Rod we trust

    Hugo Rodallega is backed to continue his goalscoring form in the Premier League on Saturday - one of three bets we've got.

    Saturday April 26 2014, 14:55 BST
    Hugo Rodellaga: Big price at 11/4 to score v Hull
  • North-eastern promise

    Sunderland and Newcastle are picks on our coupon for Saturday's Premier League action - check out our match-by-match preview.

    Saturday March 22 2014, 15:29 GMT
    Gus Poyet's Sunderland look worth backing at Norwich
  • Magpies to enjoy southern climes

    Our tipsters preview Saturday's eight Premier League games with Newcastle to win at Fulham their headline selection.

    Saturday March 15 2014, 17:14 GMT
    A lack of manager in the ground shouldn't stop Newcastle at Fulham
  • Goals galore at St Mary's

    Andy Schooler and Chris Hammer preview Saturday's Premier League games, with goals on the cards in Southampton v Liverpool.

    Saturday March 1 2014, 17:50 GMT
    Daniel Sturridge: Banging in the goals for Liverpool
  • Eagles the value call

    Chris Hammer and Nick Hext preview Saturday's Premier League games, including Chelsea v Everton and Palace v United.

    Saturday February 22 2014, 17:02 GMT
    Crystal Palace: Good value to beat Manchester United
  • Man City to gain advantage

    Chris Hammer previews Tuesday night's Champions League action and expects Manchester City to beat Barcelona.

    Tuesday February 18 2014, 19:24 GMT
    Manchester City have what it takes to beat Barcelona
  • Tigers to bite in Brighton

    Chris Hammer previews Monday night's FA Cup fifth-round clash between Brighton and Hull.

    Saturday February 15 2014, 15:14 GMT
    Hull can pick up a third straight away win in the FA Cup
  • Luisa set for big break

    Chris Hammer looks ahead to tonight's final of Celebrity Big Brother and thinks Luisa Zissman could go close.

    Wednesday January 29 2014, 21:48 GMT
    Jim Davidson could be run close by Luisa Zissman
  • Blue is the colour

    Andy Schooler and Chris Hammer preview Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

    Saturday December 14 2013, 16:08 GMT
    Chelsea should be celebrating a comfortable win
  • Bag some value with West Brom

    Ben Coley and Chris Hammer preview Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

    Saturday November 30 2013, 17:24 GMT
    Shane Long: One of many threats to Newcastle
  • Dial 999 for TV profits

    Chris Hammer runs the rule of the reality television markets and picks out three selections.

    Thursday November 28 2013, 08:40 GMT
    Rough Copy looking all culturally relevant
  • Profit from pair of bore draws

    David John, Chris Hammer and Ben Coley preview Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

    Saturday November 23 2013, 14:57 GMT
    Loic Remy can find the net twice for Newcastle
  • Gunners to maintain title charge

    Chris Hammer and Ben Linfoot preview Sunday's games in the Premier League with Arsenal fancied to beat Man United.

    Sunday November 10 2013, 16:02 GMT
    Arsenal: Decent price to win at Old Trafford
  • British trio have Euro vision

    Chris Hammer previews Wednesday's Champions League action and feels Chelsea, Arsenal and Celtic can all win.

    Wednesday November 6 2013, 19:43 GMT
    Arsenal will be looking for revenge against Dortmund
  • More woe beckons for Palace

    Our team bring you their match-by-guide to Saturday's Premier League action with another struggle for Crystal Palace predicted.

    Thursday October 31 2013, 16:50 GMT
    Steven Fletcher: Carries the main goal threat for Sunderland
  • Cottagers to shoot down Eagles

    Chris Hammer is backing Fulham to pick up three important points from their trip to Crystal Palace on Monday night.

    Monday October 21 2013, 20:37 BST
    Fulham can pick up a crucial victory on Monday night