Our writers have selected their bets – one football and one tennis - to help you get started.

Football - Will Rook


In the Checkatrade Trophy, Sunderland’s youngsters were outclassed at Scunthorpe as they lost 3-1 in their opening group game last month.

So Doncaster , who claimed the extra point on penalties at Grimsby, are great value for a home win.

Cheltenham have won three out of four and should coast past a Forest Green side with six defeats from seven.

Having spanked Stevenage 6-2 last time out in the competition, Oxford are too tempting to ignore at .

Finally, Maidenhead have won four out of six and are a banker with Torquay winless in 13.

Back the four-fold at 14/1*.

Tennis - Adam Drury


Having reached the final of the Shenzen Open last week, Aleksandr Dolgopolov is in good enough form to comfortably see off Daniil Medvedev in Tokyo.

Sam Querrey has had a strong 2017 and should beat Richard Gasquet, while Grigor Dimitrov will be too good for Damir Dzumhur in the China Open.

Back the treble at 27/10*.

*Prices subject to change.