Weekend longshots: Harry Kane to return with a bang and signal the end for Steve Bruce

Kane to silence the critics while Suljovic can use home advantage to go all the way in the European Championships.

Our Planet Sport experts have got together and selected some intriguing tips that could give your wallets a much-needed shot in the arm this weekend and have you dining out in style.

(All text odds correct at time of publication, the odds in the pretty blue boxes are bang up-to-date)

Angelo Ogbonna to score at anytime

Angelo Ogbonna

Scott Allen (Planet Sport Editor)

After years in the 'not scoring off corners' wilderness, West Ham became the kings of it last season…don't ask me how many they scored I haven't got time to count it up, but it was a lot.

Usually West Ham fans checked their phones during a corner, now everyone is on the edge of their seat.

However, West Ham haven't struck gold from a corner this season, but it is bound to happen soon….surely. Kurt Zouma, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice are big units and all pose a real threat to the Everton defence.

But my eye is drawn to the beautiful shiny head of West Ham's Italian centre back Angelo Ogbonna. He's 14/1 to score a goal at anytime against Everton, strangely 12/1 to score one with his head.

Go with the bigger price, but I'd be mighty surprised if his goal came off his foot.

Kane to ruin Steve Bruce's 1000th game

Harry Kane applauds

Joe Hewlett (Planet Sport writer)

Harry Kane - is he out of form or on the decline?

Misfiring with Spurs, Kane's slump was reflected on the international scene as he was substituted during England's 1-1 draw with Hungary on Tuesday.

He may be lacking goals in the Premier League but against a leaky Newcastle United defence, it could be the perfect time to turn the tide.

Kane has scored six goals in 12 appearances against Newcastle, including a brace in their most recent meeting in April 2020. Expect the Tottenham man to bounce back in style and silence the doubters.

A hat-trick could be just what the doctor ordered.

Glory for Corey

Corey Anderson is a former UFC fighter

Joe Hewlett (Planet Sport writer)

Ryan Bader takes on Corey Anderson in the semi-finals of the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix at Bellator 268.

Bader - the company's first simultaneous champion in two divisions - currently holds the heavyweight title but lost his light heavyweight crown in August 2020.

He returned to winning ways against Lyoto Machida by decision in April while Anderson overcame Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov via TKO.

Bader is the favourite to progress into yet another Grand Prix final, he is coming up against an opponent who not too long ago was winning Performances of the Night in the UFC and he does hold a win over current UFC titlist Jan BÅ'achowicz.

Bader, 38, has a lot of miles on the clock and I'm backing an upset win for Anderson who has won both of his Bellator fights inside the distance.

Lewis in no mood to waste time

Andy Schooler (Planet Sport tipster)

Evin Lewis' career strike-rate in T20Is is second only to Glenn Maxwell, the Australian who is a finisher and bats further down. Since the start of 2020, his strike-rate of 167.2 is the best in the international game by some distance.

Lewis has also impressed in franchise cricket, holding the second highest strike-rate in the 2021 IPL, while he finished runner-up in the Caribbean Premier League run charts earlier this year, amassing a whopping 38 sixes - 13 more than his nearest rival.

At odds of around 16/1, Lewis' chances of scoring most runs at the T20 World Cup certainly look appealing.

The tournament starts on Sunday, and New Zealand have a great chance of avenging their 2019 World Cup heartbreak.

No pity party for Peaty on Strictly Come Dancing

Paul Okey (Planet Sport writer and Strictly fan)

Olympic breaststroke gold medalist Adam Peaty holds plenty of appeal to win Strictly Come Dancing at generous odds of 18/1.

Peaty found himself bottom of the leaderboard in week three but escaped the dance-off which points towards him picking up a decent share of the public vote.

He clearly has some rhythm as his 30 points from week one illustrates and while he only picked up 19 points from his Rumba in week two, it's a notoriously difficult dance for male celebrities to master, especially so early in the competition.

Rose Ayling-Ellis, John Whaite and AJ Odudu currently head the market but there is a worry the trio have shown their hands too early.

Strictly fans love a journey just as much as writers about Strictly love to mention it. Peaty's rise up the leaderboard from the very depths would certainly fit the bill.

He's got a superb work ethic, looks decent in sequins (though maybe not so much in blue paint) and is paired with a former winner in Katya Jones. The duo are taking on the Argentine Tango this week, which always goes down well with viewers. Expect it to go swimmingly.

Suljovic to benefit from home advantage


Paul Okey (Planet Sport writer)

Mensur Suljovic admits he struggles with the weight of expectation in front of his home crowd at the European Championship.

However, with the first round safely navigated in Salzburg, the Austrian looks set to go deep in a tournament he finished runner-up in back in 2016.

A World Cup runner-up and Gibraltar Darts Trophy finalist in September, Suljovic should overcome Florian Hempel, a shock winner over reigning champion Peter Wright, next up.

And, with Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen and James Wade residing in the other half of the draw, odds of 18/1 offer excellent each-way appeal.

Classic Escape to triumph at Sedgefield

Tom Reed (Planet Sport racing writer)

Classic Escape (3.30 Sedgefield) is about as consistent as a Friday night on the town which is apt considering the gelding is owned by the Hold My Beer Syndicate.

But, from chaos comes order, and like a night on the tiles, we shouldn't hold Classic Escape's fall last time out at Musselburgh against him.

Before that, the capable Dr Richard Newland had sent his long range merchant out to place second over a barely believable trip of four and half miles in the Scottish Borders National.

That was preceded by a three mile, half a furlong win at Southwell, meaning this eight-year-old can stay for days and should probably be out rescuing people from parts of the remote North.

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