One of the great joys about a sporting summer in the UK, is that you occasionally get weekends when you are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic sporting events.

This coming weekend to kick off July is precisely one of them and as a result of that, we have decided to bring you quick previews and some top tips for a host of top sporting events either taking place, getting started or being completed over Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week.

So whether you are a tennis fan enjoying Wimbledon, heading to Silverstone to watch the Grand Prix, or perhaps tuning in for the fifth and final test of the long-delayed series with India, there’s plenty of great action to enjoy and more this weekend.

You can generally find all the top fixtures and betting markets, not to mention great odds for both pre-match and In Play betting on all the options below at bet365 Sport.

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Let’s now take a look at some of the top sporting events coming up this weekend.

Top Sporting Tips – 1st to 3rd July 2022

Wimbledon

Wimbledon continues with a number of third and fourth round games taking place over the weekend, but of course we don’t know who will be involved in those until the second round matches have been completed earlier in the week.

Bet365 offers extensive In Play betting on all Wimbledon games as well as plenty of pre-match bets too.

UFC 276

This weekend sees another huge fight night as UFC 276 takes place with the headline bouts being Alexander Volkanovski against Max Holloway and Israel Adesanya taking on Jared Cannonier.

Volkanovski goes into his fight as the 8/15 favourite over Holloway (13/8), while Adesanya is the odds on favourite in his middleweight bout at 1/4 with Cannonier a 3/1 underdog.

I like the look of both favourites in these respective fights and that would represent a nice little Win Double bet to consider as both are odds on.

LIV Golf Tournament – Portland, Oregon

It may be controversial on the golfing circuit, but the LIV Golf Tournament taking place in Portland Oregon this week does promise to be a much higher quality event than the first tournament back in London a few weeks ago.

An influx of players including Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Abraham Ancer, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez and Matt Wolff to name but a few means that this event promises to be a highly competitive one.

Dustin Johnson is the 7/1 favourite to win back on home soil, with Louis Oosthuizen a 10/1 chance and Abraham Ancer an 11/1 shot. Brooks Koepka is 12/1 along with Talor Gooch.

It’s hard to pick a winner for this event, but I think that Koepka is an interesting option and may be worth an each way bet.

Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

One of the biggest dates of the sporting calendar in the summer in the UK, the Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place this weekend at Silverstone but unlike in many years previous, the chances of a British driver winning appear to be slim.

George Russell, Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton have been a little off the pace being set at the top of the Driver’s Championship by Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc and in truth, it looks like a battle between this trio of drivers for who wins on Sunday.

A position on the podium would be a good result for any of the British drivers and it is not surprising to see the in form Max Verstappen as the 10/11 favourite ahead of Charles Leclerc at 9/4 and Sergio Perez at 9/1.

Ferrari’s reliability does concern me here, so I would back Verstappen to land the win.

Boxing – Joe Joyce v Christian Hammer (Heavyweight)

The experienced German/Romanian fighter Christian Hammer will be Joe Joyce’s next opponent as the British heavyweight seeks to take another step towards a world title fight in the coming 12 months or so.

Hammer is a veteran who has been in the ring, and lost to, a number of top stars including WBC World Champion Tyson Fury, and he will offer another good test for Joyce after the Englishman stopped Carlos Takam in the sixth round in his last fight.

Joyce is unbeaten in all 13 of his professional fights and has already stated his desire to take on the winner of the Usyk v Joshua bout later this year, although he may have to wait until the Heavyweight title is unified when the winner of that fight takes on Tyson Fury.

Even so, a win here would help increase Joyce’s credibility and as such, I think the Englishman wins in the fifth round, which is an 8/1 shot at bet365.

Cricket – 5th Test Match – England V India at Edgbaston

Last year, England and India played a five-test series and after four test matches, India led the series 2-1.

However, the fifth and final test could not be played and the game was rearranged for this summer, taking place starting on Friday at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

A lot has changed in that time. England’s new captain Ben Stokes led his team to a 3-0 win over New Zealand recently to put themselves back on track after a difficult few years at test level.

India though are one of the best test sides in the world and while they may have lost a little momentum from last year, they are still likely to pose England a stern test.

India are 11/5 to claim the win and it is 7/2 the draw, but I think England’s good form will continue and that they will level the series at 2-2 with a win here, which is a 10/11 option at bet365.

Tour De France Starts

Tadej Pogacar starts this year’s Tour de France road race as the 4/6 favourite to win it for the third year in a row, but he will face competition from the likes of Primoz Rogic and Jonas Vingegaard, who are both 4/1 chances with bet365 Sport.

This year’s race gets underway in the decidedly non-French part of the world, Denmark, with the first three stages of the race taking place across the Scandinavian country.

After that the teams move into France where they will remain, apart from a short venture into Switzerland over days 8 and 9 of the tour, which concludes in Paris on the 24th July on the Champs Elysses.

This is one of the most gruelling tests in sport and although this weekend only sees the race get underway, it should be an exciting month or so as the riders vie for the yellow jersey as overall race winner.

It’s hard to see past Pogacar for the win here, even at that low price.