THE captains of England’s cricket, football and rugby union sides are under pressure, with Betway offering 2-1 that they are all replaced by the end of 2017.

Cricket skipper Alastair Cook is the favourite to go first at 4-6 after his side collapsed to a sixth Test defeat in their last eight against India on Tuesday.

Ageing Three Lions leader Wayne Rooney is also short in the betting at 2-1, with ill-disciplined rugby captain Dylan Hartley the outsider to lose his place first at 7-2.

In today's sporting highlights the last of the first-round darts World Championship matches take place at the Ally Pally – featuring Jelle Klaasen and Dave Chisnall among others – plus there's the likes of NBA and NHL action.

Good luck with your bets and let's hear all your sporting tips and chat.

Betway Specials

Which captain will be officially replaced first?

Alastair Cook 4-6

Wayne Rooney 2-1

Dylan Hartley 7-2

To captain more games/tests in 2017: (Hartley excludes any captaincy of Lions Tests) 

Rooney 8-11

Hartley 11-8

Cook 8-1 

England cricket, football and ruby union to all have new captains by end of 2017


  1. the lucky filipino 5 years ago

    Nba single

    Rajon rondo (bulls) over 7.5 assists..5/6 PP **WON**✔ 10

    Well done winners
    NBA player prop record
    46 wins
    38 loss

    • raoul duke 5 years ago

      Good work again ?

    • the lucky filipino 5 years ago

      Thanks raoul ..good shout on the mavs and rockets ?

  2. bullseye 5 years ago

    PDC World Championship day 8:

    Van Der Voort vs Hopp – Van der Voort win
    Huybrechts vs Wilson – Huybrechts win

    Double 11/8 Coral **NAP**
    Van Der Voort vs Hopp – Van Der Voort Most 180’s 6/5 Betstars **NB**

    Klaasen vs De Graaf – correct set score Klaasen to win 3-0 9/5 Betfair

    Chisnall vs Rodriguez – Rodriguez highest checkout over 94.5 5/6 Coral
    Klaasen vs De Graaf – Klaasen most 180’s
    Chisnall vs Rodriguez – Chisnall most 180’s

    Double 20/21 Coral

    Quite a simple one for the main bet today, I’m taking wins for Van Der Voort and K. Huybrechts together in a double “The Dutch Destroyer” Van Der Voort’s turbo throwing style is very effective and although he has been known to go off the boil at times in matches for the most part he pounds the treble 20 bed and it usually sees him rack up impressive volumes of 140’s and 180’s. Former PDC youth champion “The Maximiser” Hopp will likely find it hard to say in range of Van Dr Voort who should wrap up the win relatively comfortably.

    “The Hurricane” Kim Huybrechts has shown flashes of brilliance in the past, most notably when he gave Van Gerwen an absolute spanking in the 2015 Grand Slam of Darts winning the match 16-10 with a 9 darter, twelve 180’s, five ton plus finishes and ending on a 104 average after 26 legs of darts! He hasn’t quite reached that level of performance again but he is still an extremely capable player and has that type of scoring it in his locker. “The Jammie Dodger” James Wilson has been with the PDC for just under two years now. He is slow and methodical and usually accumulates a fair amount of maximums but Huybrechts’ overall game is superior as he is generally better all over the board and on doubles.

    Chisnall and Rodriguez interestingly met in last years worlds at this round 1 stage and it ended in a 3-0 sets win to Chisnall. Rodriguez did however take out the big fish 170 finish in the encounter so I’ll be having a bet on him to take out 95 or more.

    Good luck all

    2017 World Championship NAP record:

    6 wins
    1 loss

  3. raoul duke 5 years ago

    Rockets -6 @ 1.90 (Bet 365) – *WON*

    Jazz -6.5 @ 1.90 (PP) – *LOST*

    Mavericks +6.5 @ 1.90 (PP) – *WON*

    Rockets now 6-0 on b2bs, beating the Sun’s by 14.

    Mavs won outright in Portland, they were up by 26 at half time, and showed resilience to stop the Blazers come back.

    Also, I don’t think anyone got on it but Paddy Power paid out Cavs +6.5 @ 1.90 in full, fair play. Most bookies would have voided the bet before tip off.

    Updated record

    Week : 5-1
    Season : 42-31

  4. baggio 5 years ago


    Top 14 Thursday Night

    Grenoble v Stade Toulouse

    Grenoble are coming off the back of two humiliations and hard going matches versus the Ospreys. They have not one since mid October and are bottom of the Top 14. Toulouse are mid table and this is more due to their home form than their patch away form. They’re coming off the back of two expexted wins versus Zebre so spirits will be high. There is value in the Toulouse win here due to Grenoble’s poor form.

    Stade Toulouse ML
    Evens @ bet365

    GL if you follow

    • williams1993 5 years ago

      Glad to see you’ve backed Toulouse, I’ve lumped on them to win as well. Surely they can’t let it slip against Grenoble…he says.

    • baggio 5 years ago

      Ha, surely!! Grenoble’s first win in 8 games, unlucky mate. Toulouse we’re always chasing the game and came close at the end, but no cigar. The amount of times i’ve lost money on bottom teams breaking a poor run of form.

  5. fraser51 5 years ago

    Good morning

    Cavs -1.5
    Rockets -1.5



  6. Jordan 5 years ago

    Cleveland Cavaliers ML
    Dallas Mavericks Over 96.5 Team Points @ 10/11 @ Skybet – 2.2 points **LOSE**

    1 point needed for the Mavs. Well done any winners.

  7. Jordan 5 years ago

    PP paid out on that error @raoul-duke? Never have when I’ve tried catching them out.

    • raoul duke 5 years ago

      Yeah they paid it mate ?

      I wonder if it’s because Cavs covered the -6.5 anyway..?

    • Jordan 5 years ago

      Yeah maybe. Was it a small stake? Good shout on the Mavs spread. Knew they’d give Portland a game but thought they’d make triple figures. Tough card tonight.

    • raoul duke 5 years ago

      Yeah I didn’t put loads on, figured they’re more likely to cancel it. I put 2.4 pts on it.

      Cheers man, Portland are really bad atm, such a tough schedule coming up for them too.

      I’m leaning Spurs -1 tonight.

  8. Jordan 5 years ago


    Odell Beckham Jr (New York Giants) TD @ 5/6 @ 365 – 6 points

    Beckham TD/Giants Win @ 7/4 @ PP – 2 points

  9. ayeright 5 years ago

    cavs halftime/fulltime win
    rockets -1.5 win
    double lands

  10. raoul duke 5 years ago

    It’s a tough card tonight, but I may have picked out something I like..

    Orlando Magic @ New York Knicks.

    Magic have been playing some good ball lately, getting some big wins against tough teams.. Hawks on the road, and an emotional double OT win in Miami this week, a game which they had to fight to come back from a double digit deficit at half time.

    The Knicks also came back from behind this week to beat the Indiana Pacers, some big performances from Carmelo, Rose and Porzingis – a third time this season that all 3 players have made 20+ points.

    I’ve done a bit of research into Magic’s performance the game after an OT win.

    Since the 2010-11 season Magic went 2-10, losing 83.3% of games.

    Since the 200-01 season Magic went 10-21, losing 67% of games.

    It would seem that Magic tend to struggle to keep the momentum going after an emotional win.

    I definitely favour the home team in this spot, Knicks also have a couple of days rest before they play Boston Celtics on Xmas day, whereas Magic have a game tomorrow night at home to the Lakers.


  11. raoul duke 5 years ago

    Locked in now to get the line at -5.5.

    NBA Bet 22/12

    NY Knicks -5.5 @ 1.90 (Bet 365).

    Good luck.

  12. gofor2 5 years ago

    OKC 10/13 *Win
    Cleveland Cavillers @10/27 *Win Houston -3.5 @1/2 *win
    Dallas +12.5 @2/7 *win

    4 fold lands at 3.78/1
    Bets 9 Wins 7

    Some great winners all round

  13. suge 5 years ago


    WADE -1.5 SETS

    TODAY – fourfold
    CHISNALL TO WIN + MOST 180s 4/11
    KLAASEN TO WIN + MOST 180s 8/13
    VdV vs HOPP OVER 3.5 SETS 1/3

  14. collie 5 years ago

    PDC World Championship Day 8 bets:

    Van der Voort win + both to win a set – v Hopp – 6/5 WH
    Huybrechts -1.5 sets – v Wilson – Evs Ladbrokes
    Klaasen o4.5 180s – v de Graaf – 17/20 Sporting Bet
    Chisnall u6.5 180s – v Rodriquez – 4/7 Skybet

    VDV is known for his rapid throwing style which can be erratic at times, allowing his opponent opportunities. Hopp is good enough to win at least one set but I expect VDV to come through eventually.
    Huybrechts has looked more like himself in recent times with more consistency in his game and I expect him to have too much for Wilson. Huybrechts reached the QFs of the last tournament, the Players Championship, where he was unlucky to lose to Peter Wright in a decider.

    The last 2 bets I’m about to turn into a bit of a stats freak.
    Since the start of October, Klaasen has hit 51 180s in 144 legs played e.g. 1 every 2.82 legs. The bookies have set the total legs line over/under 15. So if there are 15 legs played, based on these stats Klassen should hit 5.31 180s which he obviously cant hit exactly but 5 will do me.
    In the same period, Chisnall has hit 90 180s in 248 legs played – 1 every 2.75 legs. Total legs set at over/under 15 here also so he should hit 5.45 180s if he was to continue on the same pace. Under 5.5 180s is the line set by most bookies but I decided to take the 6.5 for more comfort.

    Clearly stats based bets don’t always land or it would be too easy but hopefully these 2 do.

  15. ayeright 5 years ago

    Ny Double
    Giants and Knicks to win 6/4.

    • ayeright 5 years ago

      Over 20 points Giants 9/10
      Spurs to win (No griffin no party )
      Singles and a double.

  16. nflfan 5 years ago

    Giants +1.5 at 8/11 with hills seems good odds go all

  17. raoul duke 5 years ago

    I really do think Spurs win tonight.

    No Griffin.

    Clippers beat them earlier in the season, but Spurs didn’t have Parker or Green…

  18. fraser51 5 years ago

    Warriors -9.5
    Spurs @ Clippers over 196.5


  19. the lucky filipino 5 years ago

    Evening lads

    One from me tonight ..

    Goran dragic (heat) over 5.5 assists (sky bet) 5/6

    As much as I think Hassan whiteside will pull up a big number in the rebounds and points area I think dragic will assists Most of whiteside easy baskets.. lakers are poor from the paint and whiteside will dominate. I feel dragic will be pulling all the strings in this or not they win or lose 6 assists looks good to me…

    Good luck everyone
    NBA player prop record
    46 wins
    38 loss

    • dazid316 5 years ago

      *Posted Yesterday*
      NBA Bet For Tonight

      5 Fold @ 7.15/1 (£10) LOST
      Cavaliers ML
      Timberwolves +6
      Bulls -1 ✗
      Rockets -2.5
      Blazers/Mavs Over 204.5 ✗

      NBA (accumulators)
      November Bets 27 Win 3 -£83
      December Bets 21 Win 5 +£185.85

    • dazid316 5 years ago

      @the lucky Filipino liking you Dragic pick, using it in my 5 fold, was looking at Whitesides points or rebounds but totals were borderline were I would be happy with for him, he is a rebound machine like, last game 1 rebound 1st half then 2nd half got 14 to get his 15 total

    • the lucky filipino 5 years ago

      Haha The guy loves his rebounds mate.u know he’s had a off day if u see less than 15 boards from whiteside – my gut feeling says dragic will get at least 5 before halftime haha and make me sweat for that last assists ?

  20. raoul duke 5 years ago

    NBA Bet 22/12

    Golden State Warriors @ Brooklyn Nets

    Pick – Nets +14.5 @ 1.90 (Bet 365)

    With Draymond Green being out of this game Nets have a great chance to cover.

    In his place comes in Kevon Looney, a guy that’s only played 29 minutes with Curry, Durant and Thompson.

    Most bookies have adjusted their lines… +14.5 @ Skybet has value.

    Good luck all.

    • raoul duke 5 years ago

      Apologies my bet should read:

      Nets +14.5 @ 1.90 (Skybet)

      Soo used to typing Bet365 ?

    • the lucky filipino 5 years ago

      Good luck tonight mate ??

    • raoul duke 5 years ago

      Good luck tonight mate ??

    • the lucky filipino 5 years ago

      Thanks bro ?

  21. dazid316 5 years ago

    NBA Bet For Tonight

    5 Fold @ 12.11/1 (£10)
    (Celtics)AL Horford Over 14.5 Points
    Warriors -10.5
    Knicks ML
    (Heat)G Dragic Over 5.5 Assists
    Spurs ML

    • dazid316 5 years ago


      5 Fold @ 16.21/1 (£5)
      Wild or Draw
      Blues ML
      Predators ML
      Maple Leafs ML
      Canucks ML

    • the lucky filipino 5 years ago

      @dazid316 looks good mate..?..hopefully another good night..might struggle to stay up and watch this, my eyes already closing ??

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