Football

With so many teams still fighting for something in the Premier League this season, don't expect relegation-threatened sides to be picking up plenty of cheap points against teams with nothing to play for. Consequently, I'm backing the team that finishes just above the drop zone to finish with less than 39.5 points at 5/6 with Skybet.

Rugby

Wales and Ireland meet at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium for the Six Nations decider this weekend. Both teams laboured last week but Wales, bringing back some key players, should prevail and Shane Williams is available at an overpriced 10/1 with Stan James to be first tryscorer (he’s as short as 7/1 elsewhere).

Cricket

Our hearts say back England at evens. Our head says avoid them at all costs. So we’re changing tack and backing the top England batsman in the first one-dayer against the West Indies. Ravi Bopara’s played well in his short spell in the Caribbean and with a place to cement in the team, looks a good bet at 5/1 with Bet365.