If you are the kind of punter who likes to spread their wings a little from the normal leagues and betting markets, or if you are looking to add some meat to your accas but aren’t sure where to turn, don’t worry: we’ve got your back.

Who doesn’t love a cup upset (cupset?)? Normally, we’d have visions of one of English football’s big fish being toppled by a minnow, as has happened on countless occasions in the past. The FA Cup first round offers some similar opportunities for the small fry to have their day in the sun, with both League 1 and 2 sides entering at this point in the draw.…

After a long and protracted 2017 season, golf’s European Tour is heading for the finish line with the three final series events that make up the Race to Dubai. The top 60 players in the order of merit will head to Turkey this week for the Turkish Airlines Open, before the South African leg (the Nedbank Challenge). Finally, the road to Dubai leads to the United Arab Emirates for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.…

The Football League ladder is starting to take shape in 2017/18, with the early pretenders fading away and the classier acts making their presence known at the top of the table. At the other end, there are a few sides in the Championship, League 1 and League 2 for whom avoiding relegation looks set to be a monumental challenge already.…

We’re just creeping into that time of the year where children (and big kids) start to get a bit giddy: Halloween, Bonfire Night and then, the big one, Christmas are all on the horizon. For darts fans, those feelings of excitement and anticipation also start to ramp up at what is a vintage time of the year for tungsten enthusiasts.…

On these pages we often dabble in golf previewing, and typically it will be the main PGA Tour events or the majors that get our juices flowing. But this week we are going to try something slightly different.…

We very rarely delve into the world of Formula 1 on these pages as it is a notoriously difficult sport to make betting money on – even if it remains one of the most predictable pursuits around. It’s predictable for a couple of standout reasons: the domination of the Mercedes team, and the brilliance of their main driver Lewis Hamilton.…

Boxing is a sport known as the sweet science; the subtlety often masked by the barbarity, to the extent that the layman perhaps wouldn’t even consider it a sport at all. It is, to them, just two reasonably similar-sized people trying to punch each other’s heads off, but if that were true then surely all fights would be pure 50/50 encounters?…

The middle two rounds of fixtures in the Champions League group phase are a double-header in which almost every group will become a lot clearer. Three, four or even six points will prove definitive in the race for the last 16 – anything less can spell disaster, or worse still a place in the Europa League.…

The international break is over – hoorah! – and it’s back to the serious business of the Premier League this weekend with a rather eye-catching card of fixtures.…