Sometimes in the sporting calendar, you have a weekend when there is just so much great sport going on, you are spoilt for choice as to what to follow and have a bet on.

This weekend is a prime example of that with a host of fantastic sporting events taking place, both in the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world.

So rather than focus on just one event and betting market this week, we are instead going to quickly focus on some of the top events coming up and give you a shorter than usual preview of each event, together with some tips, with prices of course taken from bet365 Sport.

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So whether you love your tennis, MMA fights, cricket or Formula 1, let’s now take a closer look at some of the top sporting fixtures, and betting tips, for this weekend.

Top Sporting Tips – 1st to 3rd July 2022


The third Grand Slam tournament of the season, Wimbledon, continues over the weekend with play scheduled on Middle Sunday for the first time officially. With the first and second round games still ongoing for players, it’s hard to pick out any games taking place this weekend but you can enjoy the latest betting at bet365 Sport throughout the tournament.

UFC 276

If you are an MMA fan then UFC 276 this weekend promised a packed card of action with two fights in particular topping the bill.

First up you have Alexander Volkanovski defending his world title against Max Holloway and then there is the exciting Israel Adesanya taking on Jared Cannonnier in what should be an equally enthralling main event.

Volkanovski is 8/15 to land a win in his bout with Adesanya 1/4 and I think backing both these boxers to land the victories is the smart move here.

LIV Golf Tournament – Portland, Oregon

With a number of players signing up with the LIV Golf tour after the first event in London a few weeks back, the quality of the field for the second tournament is certainly much higher this time around.

Added to the likes of Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Talor Gooch and Kevin Na are a number of other stars including Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka, Abraham Ancer, Pat Perez and Matthew Woilff.

Johnson leads the betting at 7/1 with Oosthuizen 10/1 and then there are a clutch of players at 18/1 or better including Koepka, Gooch, Ancer, Na, Garcia and DeChambeau.

This is a tough event to call as it will be first time a number of players have played in this format of event and it is also in America, which is something that the European and other tour players may need to acclimatise to.

I think Patrick Reed is a good option to back here at 18/1, though an each way bet may be a better option than a straight win.

Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

This weekend sees one of the oldest races in Formula 1 take place as we head to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton has won a record eight races in front of his home fans but the Mercedes driver has had a tough year as his team has struggled to match the pace and consistency of Red Bull and Ferrari.

Max Verstappen has been in great form of late with six wins in the season so far and the Red Bull World Champion will be keen to keep that form up here at a race where he has never won previously. His main rivals in the driver’s championship, Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc will also be hoping to score big points to claw back some of the deficit to the current leader.

George Russell has been a more consistent performer for Mercedes this year over Hamilton and the British driver will be hoping at least one of them can make it onto the podium at the end of the race, but it is hard to see past anything but another win for Verstappen and Red Bull here.

Take Verstappen at 10/11 to win the race.

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Boxing – Joe Joyce v Christian Hammer (Heavyweight)

One of Britain’s heavyweight prospects, the 13-0 Joe Joyce will hope to take another step towards a Heavyweight world title fight when he faces Christian Hammer (27-9) this weekend.

The experienced Hammer has been in the ring with some quality opponents including Tyson Fury, Alexander Povetkin, Luis Ortiz and Hughie Fury, although he lost to all those opponents.

Joyce has not been defeated in any of his 13 bouts so far and has stepped up in quality in opponents of late, earning good wins over Daniel Dubois and Carlos Takam in his last two fights.

Hammer will be another experienced opponent, but Joyce should have the edge here and I’m backing the Englishman to earn another win to add to his CV here. Joyce isn’t worth backing for the win at 1/50, but a Joyce win in Round 4 is a 9/1 shot which is good value.

Cricket – 5th Test Match – England V India at Edgbaston

Back in 2021, England’s final test match with India was postponed and it has taken until now for a venue and time to be sorted to complete the five-game series.

India lead 2-1 after the first four tests, but after a thumping 3-0 series win over New Zealand, England enter this final game against India with a chance to salvage a draw.

The test starts on Friday and England are the 10/11 favourites to win the test, with India 11/5 and the draw a 7/2 shot.

This should be a very good test for England against one of the top ranked test side in the world and it will be a good marker for the team heading forward.

I’m backing England to continue their winning ways at 10/11 in this one.

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Tour De France Starts

One of the most demanding and spectacular sporting events of the year gets underway in the unusual setting of Denmark on Friday as teams and riders competing in the 2022 Tour de France start this gruelling race, predominantly around France.

There are three names that seem to be at the top of everyone’s betting list when it comes to winning the race in around a month’s time, with Jonas Vingegaard and Primoz Roglic both rated as 4/1 second favourites behind the odds-on leader in the betting Slovenia’s defending double winner Tadej Pogacar, (4/6) who won the race in both 2020 and 2021.

The first three stages of the race this year take place in Denmark with a further two stages (8 and 9) taking place partly in Switzerland and partly in France, finishing in Paris on the Champs-Elysees on the 24th July.

Pogacar looks the man to beat here as he seeks his third Tour de France victory in a row.