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June 2nd 2005
Collingwood take on Geelong in Friday Night Football
and all the early money has been for the Cats despite
Collingwood recording consecutive wins. The Cats were
upset by the Dockers last week but their form had
been outstanding prior to that, while the Pies have
been struggling for most of the season.
season has exceeded all expectations to this point
but a drubbing at the hands of Melbourne last weekend
and the loss of key forward Nathan Brown for the season
has seen a number of punters desert them for their
clash with the top of the tables Eagles this weekend.
The Eagles crushed Port last weekend and punters have
rallied to back them to roll the Tigers at the MCG.
Carlton are the new wooden spoon favourites following
another loss last weekend and there has been good
early money for the Swans to continue their misery
In other games, Fremantle have been well supported
against the terribly out of sorts Brisbane and there
has been good money for the Bulldogs as outsiders
against the Hawks .
The Roosters take on Manly on Friday night at Aussie
Stadium and both sides will be looking to build on
last weekend's victories to cement top 8 spots. Manly
have been sensational at Brookvale this year but indifferent
away from home and there has been plenty of money
to say the Roosters will be too good at Aussie Stadium.
The Cowboys have been heavily backed both straight
and at the line to roll Cronulla following a demolition
of reigning premiers Canterbury last weekend.
other games, the Dragons have been well backed against
the Warriors and Melbourne have been heavily backed
at the line against Wests.
The French Open has reached crunch stage and there
have been plenty of surprises to date. The winner
of the men's side looks set to come from the mouth
watering clash between World No.1 Roger Federer and
rising star Rafael Nadal. Federer has been sensationally
backed with Sportingbet Australia to beat Nadal and
to win the tournament.
The other semi sees Nikolay Davydenko taking on Mariano
Puerta for a spot in what would be both players maiden
Grand Slam final appearance.
the women's, Justine Henin-Hardienne has been well
backed to win the tournament and to down Nadia Petrova
in the semis. In the other semi, veteran French hero
Mary Peirce has been well backed to down Elena Likhovtskeya.
There are two big fights involving Aussies in the
next week with Kostya Tszyu taking on Ricky Hatton
and Anthony Mundine taking on Mikkel Kessler. Tszyu
is a clear favourite and has been strongly supported
to beat Hatton who may not have the experience to
handle the wily and powerful Tszyu.
has been well supported to beat Mundine in what shapes
as "The Man's" biggest test since getting knocked
out by Sven Ottke. Mundine has proved plenty of doubters
wrong before and is certainly capable of causing an
upset against the more fancied Kessler.
June 9th 2005
The AFL threw up plenty more surprises last weekend
but punters have come for the favourites again this
week. West Coast take on Essendon on Friday night
and there has been plenty of money for the Eagles
despite their short price. Geelong went down in a
boilover to Collingwood last weekend but punters have
rallied to back them as favourites against Adelaide.
In other games, Collingwood have been well supported
to keep their revival going against Melbourne and
the Kangaroos have had support against Richmond.
Wests take on Cronulla in Friday night football and
with both teams coming off thrashings last weekend,
they will be desperate to get their seasons back on
track at Campbelltown Stadium. Wests led at half time
against Melbourne but were disgraceful in the second
and punters have rushed to back Cronulla despite their
wayward display against the Cowboys last weekend.
Several Cronulla players, in particular, Brett Kimmorley,
have a point to prove this weekend and the money has
come both straight and at the line for the Sharks.
The Raiders take on Brisbane in Canberra this weekend
and while Canberra welcome back some key players,
Brisbane have been ravaged by Origin duty. Canberra
has been heavily backed and are now slight favourites
after betting opened with the Broncos as clear favourites.
In other games, the Dragons have been well backed
against the Cowboys and Parramatta has been well supported
at the line against Newcastle.
The second State of Origin game is on next week and
despite losing the first game, New South Wales has
been well supported as clear favourites to square
the series. Queensland has a woeful record at the
Telstra Stadium but are a huge price for a team that
are 1-0 up in the series. The Blues have made a significant
change in replacing Brett Kimmorley with Braith Anasta
and Anasta will need to prove he is of Origin class
if New South Wales are to justify their favourites
Queensland racing does not get any better then the
long weekend in June with the running of the Stradbroke
Handicap and the Queensland Derby on Saturday and
the Brisbane Cup on Monday. Can Takeover Target regain
his Salinger form in the Stradbroke? If so, put down
your glasses - its all over! If not he faces faces
a tough ask with the some of Australias top sprinters
to take to the turf. Patezza has never raced better;
St Basil has been crying out for this race, Ballet
Society has been the medium of heavy support and Dance
Hero is capable of anything on his day.
a special offer to Sportingbet online punters, if
you successfully select the quinella in the Queensland
Blue Ribband sprint we will pay an additional 10%
over the dividend declared by the Unitab as a bonus.
Leica put in a slashing Queensland Derby trial last
Saturday and will be cherry ripe for this event. Vitesse
Dane does look the obvious danger but prepost punters
have put a junk on the favorite suggesting his $4.60
quote is justified.
To add value for its punters, any successful quinella
with Willy Leica as selection, Sportingbet will pay
an additional 10% over the dividend declared by the
Unitab as a bonus.
The Canadian Grand Prix is on this weekend and Kimi
Raikkonen is the favourite after returning to form
in recent rounds. Championship leader Fernando Alonso
has been in fantastic form this year and does look
the value as second pick in the market. They have
clearly been the two best backed runners so far but
there has also been good money for Michael Schumacher
and Giancarlo Fisichella at big odds.
June 16th 2005
Home advantage applies to all but one game in the
first half of the split round of the AFL this weekend.
Adelaide have had support to down Richmond at the
Dome, whilst the match of the round looks to be Melbourne
v West Coast. The Eagles are marginal underdogs against
The Demons in a match that looks to be a cracker!
Geelong and the Kangaroos look to be the best value
and most-likely 'upsets'.
In the NRL six out of seven post-origin matches have
clear favourites this weekend and only the Friday
night match between Sydney City and Cronulla could
be considered a tight contest. Despite the Shark's
woeful recent form they are only slightly longer than
the favorites. Strong form and renewed confidence
after recent good results make Souths the best value
under dog of the round.
The US Open begins today. Can Tiger take the second
step towards a Grand Slam of Majors at Pinehurst or
will one of the other 'Big 5' steal the World Number
One's thunder? In Cricket, Australia have had an embarassing
defeat in the Twenty20 game and would be keen to redeem
themselves in the NatWest One Day Tournament between
England, Australia and Bangladesh.
June 23rd 2005
The second part of the AFL's split round is on this
weekend and with only two games, there has been plenty
of early interest. St. Kilda are clear favourites
against the Bombers and all the money has been for
the Saints to comfortably account for Essendon.
the other game, Collingwood welcome back Nathan Buckley
and have had some support as outsiders to beat Sydney
at the Telstra Dome.
The NRL action kicks off this Friday with the clash
between glamour side, the Roosters, and the high flying
Parramatta at Aussie Stadium. The Roosters have been
very inconsistent this year but with the home advantage
have been installed as favourites. There has been
some smart early money for the Eels and in their current
form do look value as outsiders.
Bulldogs have been the best backed side so far this
week for their clash with Manly. The Bulldogs look
to be returning to top form and despite the Sea Eagles
great record at Brookvale this year, all the early
money has been for Canterbury. In other games, the
Cowboys have been well backed at the line against
Canberra while the Warriors have had some support
to cause an upset against the Broncos.
The All Blacks take on the British and Irish Lions
in the first test this weekend and the Kiwis are clear
favourites following the Lions mixed form in the lead
up games. The Lions have an extremely proud tradition
and are sure to lift for the game and challenge the
All Blacks all over the park. The All Blacks have
been in ominous form but the Lions certainly do look
the value for the first game.
The fifth game of the NatWest series is on tonight
with Australia taking on England. The Aussies are
still favourites for the game despite going winless
in the tournament so far. The Poms have been in very
good form and look to have unearthed some very promising
players. However, the Aussies don't take losing well
and will be desperate to turn their tour around with
a big win over the old enemy tonight. All the early
money has been for the Aussies but they are short
enough for a team who has lost their last four games
and England certainly look to be the value.
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