Football

After landing Kaka and Ronaldo (and with strong rumours suggesting David Villa’s on his way there), we don’t believe Real can justify another Galactico signing in the ugly shape of Franck Ribery. But we don’t believe United will be held to ransom either so the Frenchman starting next season at Bayern seems overpriced at 4/1 with Skybet.

Cricket

The Twenty20 World Cup’s well under way but there are still bets to be had. South Africa looks predictably strong and in AB De Villiers has found a player more than capable of being the tournament’s top batsman. Currently backable at 8/1 with Betfair.

Big Brother

Picking a winner from a gaggle of fame-seeking reprobates is tough. But we’re plumping for Noirin – she fits the bill of someone who could have an audience-pleasing voyage of self-discovery and is eminently fanciable, without alienating female viewers. Back her at 10/1 with William Hill.