Our best bets for Friday include David John's pick for the opening game of the Premier League season, and selections for golf, horse racing, cricket, rugby league and greyhound racing.
"There was quite a lot to be impressed with last weekend from Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield. Both teams to score is rejected at odds-on in favour of the hosts winning with both teams on the scoresheet."
"All things considered, I would still expect Thomas Pieters to be a solid favourite here at no bigger than evens, despite what happened on Thursday. He's not, so let's back him."
"Major Pusey should go extremely close to winning at Newmarket with a repeat of his latest effort at Windsor. He raced completely alone towards the far rail and only just missed out that night, finishing a fine second to Ice Age and the form should be marked up given how the race panned out."
"Thursday’s results in the NatWest T20 Blast have only added to the feeling that Hampshire and Gloucestershire are the best bets on the coupon, and the double at a touch better than 11/4 makes plenty of appeal."
"Hull are the best bet of this round of matches to grind out the win and prove their credentials as a top-four team."
"The best bet of the night could come at 8.37, where the gutsy Rubys Razzle (T1) is fancied to return to winning ways for champion trainer Wallis. A Golden Jacket runner-up earlier this season, the brindled bitch owes connections nothing but could provide them with another big winner at a venue where she has enjoyed plenty of success in recent months."