When it comes to sports betting, everybody needs a guiding hand every now and then. Whether that comes in the form of a trusted peer or colleague, or someone else, having someone point you in the right direction of a good priced winning bet is always a nice little extra for a punter.
Well if you are a member of the popular SkyBet website, then thanks to the companies close links with Sky Sports, you can gain some expert tips and guidance from a team of six sporting pundits who will bring you their advice on forthcoming betting markets. If you aren’t, then follow the link to learn more about free UK SkyBet bets.
Each of the pundits is an expert in their chosen sporting field and through the “Free Betting Tips” section of the SkyBet website, you can access the latest posts from each of the pundits, when their sport is in season, to gain information on the bets that they most like the look of.
Let’s learn a little more about each of the six tipsters that are part of this feature of the SkyBet site.
Horse racing tips – Alex Hammond
Alex Hammond has been brought up in the horse racing community and she began her working life as an assistant in the pedigree department of one of the very best thoroughbred stud farms in the whole of the UK.
In addition to this, she has also worked as a secretary for horse racing trainers Lynda and Jack Ramsden and also ridden horses for them as a work rider. Her love for horse racing saw her work on The Racing Channel, Talk Sport and the Daily Mail and she was appointed as Sky Sports News horse racing expert in June 2003.
She has over 50 rides as an amateur jockey and is married to top jockey Richard Quinn. She provides SkyBet and Sky Sports viewers with a Tip of the Day each day as part of her work, where she tips what she believes is a nap winner from the days racing.
Football tips – Jamie Redknapp
Jamie Redknapp is a former Bournemouth, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer whose career was both interrupted and cut short by injury in 2005. Almost immediately after his retirement as a player, Redknapp became involved in punditry on Sky Sports where he has remained ever since.
Respected by his peers both in and out of the game, Redknapp is often seen as a pundit providing analysis on Sky’s Premier League coverage and he is also one of many pundits and presenters who participate in the Super 6 Prediction game.
He provides tips and analysis through several blog posts on the Sky Sports site as well as on the SkyBet site. He is married to former Destiny’s Child singer Louise Nurding.
General sports betting tips – Ed Chamberlin
Ed Chamberlin is the man who is perhaps best known nowadays for his role as the presenter on Sky TV’s popular Super Sunday and Monday Night Football programmes. His appearance on Monday night’s show along with Jamie Carragher and a guest presenter who is filling in for Gary Neville who left the role to take over the managers role at Valencia Football Club, Chamberlin has knowledge of sport beyond that of simply football.
The presenter is also a keen horse racing fan and his breadth of knowledge and the fact that he has covered many sports in his role as a presenter on Sky Sports, as well as a newscaster on Sky Sports News, make him the ideal choice as a tipster who covers a broader range of sports than any of the other five members of the group.
Formula 1 betting tips – Johnny Herbert
The 51 year old ex-Formula 1 star Johnny Herbert, who won three F1 races during an 11 year career in the sport, earned a place on the new Sky Sports F1 Racing team when the channel claimed the TV rights to the sport in 2012.
Known as one of the nice guys of the sport, Herbert is also an accomplished driver in a number of other car racing disciplines and has won the 24-hour race at Le Mans, as well as competing over the years in a broad range of other motorsport disciplines.
Although he has a working knowledge of other motor sports, Herbert’s betting tips tend to focus on the Formula 1 races that take place over the course of the season.
Cricket betting tips – Sir Ian Botham
When it comes to legends of the game of cricket, SkyBet’s pundit and Sky Sports Presenter and co-commentator Sir Ian Botham is right up there with any of the greats of the game you would care to name. The former England skipper has earned a reputation of pulling no punches with his forthright commentary and is equally blunt when it comes to giving out his tips.
Sir Ian’s cricket tips are generally focused on when England have a major Test Match series on the horizon, such as the forthcoming tour of South Africa. He completes these tasks while still undertaking a large amount of charity work across the globe for a number of charitable causes.
Golf betting tips – Rob Lee
Best known as one of Sky Sport’s golf presenters along with Sara Stirk, former professional Rob Lee also provides commentary on other golfing shows, such as the popular Trilby Tour events that take place across the country each year.
Each week there is a major golf event in Europe, the United States or indeed anywhere else in the world, Rob will provide you with an analysis of who are the in form players to back heading into the event.
The amount of times each of the pundits updates their blog is very much dependent on the time of year and the season of the sport in question. For example, around Christmas time, Golf, F1 and Cricket (certainly in the UK) are usually on their closed season, so the articles from these punters will be less frequent.
So if you are seeking a little expert help to formulate your betting tips across these six sports in particular, remember to check out what these Sky Pundits have to say and who knows, they could steer you onto a winner.