The Oracle’s Moonee Valley and Rosehill Racing Guide

The Sportingbet Oracle’s Moonee Valley and Rosehill Racing Guide.

Good Thing

Race 5 Moonee Valley – No.7 Opinion

He ran a huge race in the Metrop behind Junoob and looks primed for this. Strong form lines around both Junoob and Araldo who ran big races in the Caulfield Cup. Looks a major player here and one of the best bets on the Moonee Valley card.

Each-Way Special

Race 3 Rosehill – No.5 Forever Crazy

She was luckless first-up last start and was doing her best work late over the Randwick mile. The step up to 2000m will suit and she will obviously strip fitter for this assignment. It should be noted that Ty Angland jumps on and he’s been aboard in her last two wins. Looks a great each-way play at $9

Roughie

Race 7 Rosehill  – No.3 Road To Summer

He comes to town on the back of four straight wins. This will be tougher but the field doesn’t appear overly strong and the 2kg claim for Winona Costin will assist. He’ll roll forward and give them plenty to chase. At double figure odds he’s not the worst!

Best Backed

Race 1 Moonee Valley – No.9 Fontiton

The punters have launched into the Smerdon trained two-year-old filly in the opener on Sportingbet Cox Plate Day. She opened at $3.75 on sportingbet.com.au with the punters jumping out of her trees to back her into a solid $2.80 favourite. It could be a good start to Fontiton’s racing career and a good start to the day for the punters.

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The Sportingbet team brings you the early big bets for the Sportingbet Cox Plate this weekend.

Sportingbet Cox Plate (Race 8 Moonee Valley)

$5,000 EW Fawkner @ $5

$2,000 Fawkner @ $4.40

$5,000 EW Adelaide @ $9

$3,000 EW Adelaide @ $6.50

$3,000 EW Royal Descent @ $14

 

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Saturday October 25

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The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport.

1) Kansas City Royals (J GUTHRIE)

Kansas City Royals @ San Francisco Giants (11:00 AM AEDT)

James Guthrie made a strong return for the Royals in the Championship series, after more than a month break. In his first postseason appearance, he managed to stretch five innings giving up just three hits and a run. He should be better for the start and will be looking to ride the momentum of the Royals bounce back win in Game 2.

2) Opinion

Race 5 Moonee Valley (3:35 PM AEDT)

He ran a huge race in the Metrop behind Junoob and looks primed for this. Strong form lines around both Junoob and Araldo who ran big races in the Caulfield Cup. Looks a major player here.

3) Atmospherical

Race 6 Rosehill (4:00 PM AEDT)

She should be at peak fitness with her fourth run this prep and will relish the drop back in trip after being run down over 1200m in her last two starts. Well suited in this race and doesn’t have to tackle Boss Lane today.

4) Trust In A Gust

Race 6 Moonee Valley (4:10 PM AEDT)

It’s impossible to knock this bloke! He’s beaten everything that has been thrown his way. Aiming for four wins in a row which included the G1 Rupert Clarke and G1 Toorak Hcp. Can win again!

5) Over 2.5 Goals

Melbourne Victory vs Melbourne City (7:30 PM AEDT)

The history between the two suggests goals and with the amount of quality players added to both squads the trend is set to continue. Berisha, Duff and Villa will provide a huge attacking presence for both sides meaning this one will live up to all the hype and plenty of goals!

6) Manchester City -1 

West Ham vs Manchester City (10:45 PM AEDT)

Man City are finding the sort of form that made them Champions last year with three wins in a row. Sergio Aguero has now joined Diego Costa at the top of the scoring charts after scoring 4 goals against Tottenham last week. He scored again in their midweek UCL fixture and is proving unstoppable right now. Man City have a dominant record against the Hammers and have won the last four encounters by at least two goals. The relatively more open style that West Ham are playing will mean more holes at the back for Man City to expose. This one could get ugly for the Hammers.

 

A-League Match of the Round – Week 3

It has been nothing but huge derby matches in the first two weeks of the A-League and it continues in week 3 with the Melbourne Derby. David Villa is set to return to New York following Round 4 but he will play in the derby and if his form in the first two rounds is anything to go by, he will feature heavily.

A-League Odds

etihad derby

Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City – Saturday 7:45pm
Recommended Bet: Over 2.5 goals ($1.80)

Head to Head
Melbourne City: 4-0
Melbourne Victory: 3-1
Draw: 0-0
Melbourne Victory: 2-1
Melbourne Victory: 2-1

Preview
The Melbourne Derby will have a new look this time around as it is the first time that the ‘little brother’ takes on Melbourne Victory as the newly named Melbourne City. Spanish star David Villa has scored 2 goals in 2 games for Melbourne City but they are yet to grab all three points. Melbourne Victory started with a bang when they hammered the Wanderers but found it difficult when they travelled to Adelaide last week, stealing a point with a late equalizer.

The Victory have dominated possession stats in both games so far and City will have to try and change that if they are to succeed. They cannot afford to give the likes of Finkler, Barbarouses, Thompson and Berisha time on the ball as they can tear teams apart.

Melbourne City has been solid in midfield, in particular Aaron Mooy who has slotted into the side very comfortably. The supporting cast of Murdocca ad Duff have also shown great signs but there is no doubt that City should make more of an effort to get the ball out wide to the dangerous Damien Duff. He has looked very dangerous when on the ball and is almost unstoppable one on one.

The history between the two suggests goals and wit the amount of quality players added to both squads the trend is set to continue. Berisha, Duff and Villa will provide a huge attacking presence for both sides meaning this one will live up to all the hype!

A-League Odds

Other Matches

Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC: Over 2.5 goals ($1.80)
Wellington v Newcastle: Draw ($3.40)
Adelaide v Perth: Both teams to Score – YES ($1.70)
Western Sydney v Central Coast: Central Coast WIN

EPL Betting

Racing Tip Sheet For Canterbury

Oracle’s Tips for Canterbury 

Race 1 – No.2 Lockroy

Race 2 – No.2 Napoleon

Race 3 – No.1 Richie’s Bickies

Race 4 – No.8 She’s Invincible

Race 5 – No.1 Dream Empress

Race 6 – No.1 Campanology

Race 7 – No.3 Bonsai

Best Bet – Bonsai

Friday Racing Tip Sheet For Moonee Valley

Oracle’s Tips for Moonee Valley

Race 1 – No.2 Fast ‘N’ Rocking

Race 2 – No.1 Lady Cumquat

Race 3 – No.4 Aliyana

Race 4 – No.3 More Radiant

Race 5 – No.2 Diamond Oasis

Race 6 – No.12 Arctic Song

Race 7 – No.7 Terravista

Race 8 – No.6 Pheidon

Best Bet – Pheidon

EPL Big Guns Tracker – Week 9 Peview

Many of the ‘Big Guns’ were involved in European action midweek with Chelsea the best performed by a long way. Arsenal were able to escape with a win at Anderlecht but Man City were held to a draw while Liverpool were crushed by Real Madrid at Anfield.

EPL Betting

West Ham v Manchester City – Sat 10:45pm (AEDT)
Recommended Bet: Man City -1 ($2.35)

Predicted Line Ups
West Ham (4-4-2): Adrian; Demel, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell; Song, Amalfitano, Noble, Downing; Enner Valencia, Sakho

Man City (4-4-2): Hart; Zabaleta, Mangala, Kompany, Kolarov; Fernando, Yaya Toure, Silva, Milner; Aguero, Dzeko

Head to Head
Man City: 2-0
Man City: 3-0
Man City: 6-0
Man City: 3-1
Man City: 2-1

Preview: The Hammers have been living up to their name in recent weeks with 3 wins from their last 4 games, including a win over Liverpool to push them into the top 4. The combination of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho has been working well up front and Sam Allardyce has his side playing a much more entertaining brand than we are used to seeing. It has proved successful so far but against Man City we can’t see their winning form continuing.

Man City are finding the sort of form that made them Champions last year with three wins in a row. Sergio Aguero has now joined Diego Costa at the top of the scoring charts after scoring 4 goals against Tottenham last week. He scored again in their midweek UCL fixture and is proving unstoppable right now.

Man City have a dominating record against the Hammers and have won the last four encounters by at least two goals. The relatively more open style that West Ham are playing will mean more holes at the back for Man City to expose. This one could get ugly for the Hammers.

EPL Betting

Liverpool v Hull – Sunday 1:00am
Recommended Bet: Team totals – Hull City Over 1.5 goals ($4.20)

Predicted Line Ups
Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Gerrard, Can; Sterling, Henderson, Lallana; Balotelli

Hull (3-5-1-1): Harper; Chester, Bruce, Davies; Elmohamade, Livermore, Huddlestone, Robertson, Diame; Ben Arfa; Hernandez

Head to Head
Liverpool: 2-0
Hull: 3-1
Hull: 3-0
Draw: 0-0
Liverpool: 6-1

Preview:
It looks like the time has come for Mario Balotelli to do what he does best. At half time in the UCL clash against Real Madrid Mario Balotelli swapped jerseys with opposing player Pepe. He was subbed by Brendan Rodgers at half time and the reports suggest that he will be suspended for at least one game for doing so.

Reality is that he is not the only problem in what has been a disjointed side in both attack and defence. Brendan Rodgers has tried a number of different formations and even played Sterling up front in the second half against Real Madrid.

Hull will go into the game confident of causing an upset following a 2-2 draw with Arsenal. They have scored at least two goals in their last five matches, losing only once along the way. Steve Bruce and his side are playing a very up tempo style which has helped create plenty of chances in front of goal. Liverpool will have to improve significantly if they are to win.

EPL Betting

Sunderland v Arsenal – Sunday 1:00am
Recommended Bet: Teams to Score – Arsenal Only ($2.80)

Predicted Line Ups
Sunderland (4-1-4-1): Mannone; Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Van Aaanholt; Cattermole; Johnson, Larsson, Rodwell, Wickham; Fletcher

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini, Wilshere; Sanchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carzola; Welbeck

Head to Head
Arsenal:4-1
Arsenal: 3-1
Arsenal: 1-0
Draw: 0-0
Sunderland: 2-0

Preview:
Arsenal made a magical comeback in the UCL to steal all three points and now face a Sunderland side that is coming off an embarrassing 8-0 defeat. Arsenal may still have key players such as Ramsey and Ozil missing but they have quality across the park.

Sunderland have scored in only one of their last four matches which indicates that they are down in form and confidence. Things don’t look like improving either my matches against Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool over the next 5-6 weeks. Arsenal should dominate in this won and come out will all three points.

EPL Betting

Man Utd v Chelsea – Monday 3:00am
Recommended Bet: Chelsea WIN ($2.40)

Predicted Line Ups
Man Utd (4-4-2): De Gea; Rafael, McNair, Rojo, Shaw; Blind, Di Maria, Valencia, Mata; Van Persie, Falcao

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Hazard, Willian, Oscar; Diego Costa

Head to Head
Chelsea: 3-1
Draw: 0-0
Chelsea: 1-0
Chelsea: 1-0
Draw: 2-2

Preview:
The Red Devils face their toughest test yet under manager Louis van Gaal. After 8 games Man Utd find themselves 10 points off the league leaders and a loss on the weekend could see them fall further behind the top four. The head to head doesn’t make good reading either for United as they have failed to beat Chelsea in their last 5 encounters.

There is very little to suggest that Man Utd can grab a result from this fixture. Chelsea are undefeated in the league and in amazing form. In relation to squad and line up, the Blues again have a distinct edge. Man Utd may be playing at Old Trafford but it has hardly been a fortress over the last 12-18 months!

There are injury concerns over Diego Costa and Angel Di Maria but both are likely to play. Wayne Rooney is banned for one last game meaning Man Utd will again rely on Juan Mata in the hole.  Cesar Azpilicueta is also suspended with Filipe Luis to slot straight in as his replacement.

Van Gaal to started Robin van Persie as a lone striker last week but he is likely to change formation and play Falcao along-side the Dutchman. Man Utd have failed to keep a clean sheet for over a month, conceding multiple goals to sides like West Brom and Leicester. Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side are proven and that is what counts in such a big fixture. Chelsea to WIN!

EPL Betting

Other Matches

Southampton v Stoke City: Southampton WIN ($1.60)
West Brom v Crystal Palace:
Teams to Score – West Brom Only ($3.00)
Swansea v Leicester:
Others – Over 2.5 goals and Swansea ($2.80)
Tottenham v Newcastle:
First Half – Over 1.5 goals ($2.60)
Burnley v Everton:
HT/FT – Everton/Everton ($2.80)
QPR v Aston Villa:
First Hal Result – Draw ($1.85)

EPL Betting

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Friday October 24

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The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport.

1) Roger Federer -5

ATP Basel – Roger Federer vs Dennis Istomin (3:10 AM AEDT)

Federer has been in great form all season long and has a dominant 5-0 record against Istomin. The Swiss maestro was impressive in the first round and has always had great success at his home town tournament (Basel). He loves the indoor surface and Istomin lacks the tools to pose any sort of danger. Federer will put on yet another commanding display in this one.

2) San Diego Chargers +8

NFL – San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos (11:25 AM AEDT)

Two of the early contenders for MVP in Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning & Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers do battle in Thursday Night Football. Manning broke the record for most touchdown passes last week and will be looking to add to his tally against the Chargers. Rivers will be keen to get his side back on track after a loss to the Chiefs last week. It’s shaping up as a shootout and the Chargers have been playing well enough to stay within a touchdown of the Broncos. Take the Chargers with the start.

3) Fast ‘N’ Rocking

Race 1 Moonee Valley (6:45 PM AEDT)

Produced a big win when resuming and worked overtime last start but still hit the line solidly. If he gets a good trail from the inside gate he’ll be fighting out the finish. The one to beat.

4) Brisbane Roar 

A-League – Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC (8:00 PM AEDT)

Brisbane Roar find themselves at the bottom of the ladder following back to back losses in the opening two rounds. Sydney FC on the other hand are equal second thanks to a huge come from behind win in the Sydney Derby. That was followed by a midweek loss in the FFA Cup where they went down in extra time. The gruelling schedule is sure to impact them in a fixture that they have had little success in. The Roar have won five of the last seven against Sydney with Brisbane scoring 13 goals to Sydney’s four. Suncorp Stadium will be painted orange and the Roar won’t let up in this State vs State battle. Roar to come away with a big win.

5) Diamond Oasis

Race 5 Moonee Valley (8:45 PM AEDT)

He’s racing well this prep and another win appears on the cards. He’s three from four at the distance and should get into a nice position for Nash Rawiller from barrier 6. One of the main chances.

6) Pheidon

Race 8 Moonee Valley (10:15 PM AEDT)

He looks well suited in this company after a big run in the G1 Epsom Hcp. The step up in distance will assist and he’ll push forward and give them plenty to chase. Big threat.

 

Fill Your Boots Podcast – Cox Plate

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Join William Hill Australia experts Nick Tedeschi, Brad Gray and Brendan Curran as they discuss this weekend’s Group 1 racing action from Moonee Valley including the Cox Plate and Manikato Stakes.

 

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NBA top 10: Rookies

In the lead-up to the 2014-15 NBA season, Sportingbet will be counting down the days with a daily NBA Top 10 list. With 9 days to go, we look at the 10 best rookies in the League.

10.Dante Exum (Utah Jazz)
Drafted fifth overall, Australian combo guard Dante Exum will likely struggle for game time with the Jazz this year and has not impressed in the lead-up to the season. He is considered a high-risk, high-reward player.

9.Shabazz Napier (Miami Heats)
Drafted No.24 overall by Charlotte before being traded to Miami, former UConn point guard Shabazz Napier was AAC Player of the Year and can be expected to get plenty of time with the Heat in his debut year.

8.Nik Stauskas (Sacramento Kings)
Michigan shooting guard Nik Stauskas was picked at No.8 of this year’s draft by Sacramento and was named by the draft class as the second best shooter among this year’s rookies.

7.Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic)
Picked No.4 out of Arizona, Orlando forward Aaron Gordon can expect plenty of court time with a young Magic side. Gordon is a prolific rebounder who can create his own shot.

6.Elfrid Payton (Orlando Magic)
Talented point Elfrid Payton was selected at No.10 overall by Philadelphia before being traded on draft night to Orlando, where he is projected to start in the one slot.

NBA Rookie of the Year

5.Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls)
The fifth-highest scorer in college basketball history, Doug McDermott was a three-time All-American before being taken at No.11 by Denver, who immediately traded him to Chicago. McDermott will get plenty of time at small forward.

4.Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)
Marcus Smart will serve as Rajon Rondo’s backup in 2014-15 but with Rondo potentially getting traded Smart could see plenty of action. At Oklahoma State he became the first person in NCAA Tournament history to record 20 points, 10 boards, 5 assists and 5 steals in a game.

3.Julius Randle (LA Lakers)
Arguably the best big man in the draft, skilful Kentucky forward Julius Randle will be an automatic starter for the Lakers after a brilliant one-and-done stint with the Wildcats.

2.Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Taken first overall by Cleveland, Andrew Wiggins became part of the deal that sent Kevin Love to the Cavs. The most athletic player in the draft, the Timberwolves will be expecting him to make an immediate impact.

1.Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks)
A talented forward from Duke, Jabari Parker is seen as the centrepiece of a rebuilding Bucks team keen to get a Midwest player back to the Midwest. Parker averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds in a one-and-done season with the Blue Devils.

NBA Rookie of the Year

The Oracle’s Moonee Valley and Rosehill Racing Guide

The Sportingbet Oracle’s Moonee Valley and Rosehill Racing Guide. Good Thing Race 5 Moonee Valley – No.7 Opinion He ran a huge race in the Metrop behind Junoob and looks primed for this. Strong form lines around both Junoob and …

Follow The Money

The Sportingbet team brings you the early big bets for the Sportingbet Cox Plate this weekend. Sportingbet Cox Plate (Race 8 Moonee Valley) $5,000 EW Fawkner @ $5 $2,000 Fawkner @ $4.40 $5,000 EW Adelaide @ $9 $3,000 EW Adelaide …

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Saturday October 25

The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport. 1) Kansas City Royals (J GUTHRIE) Kansas City Royals @ San Francisco Giants (11:00 AM AEDT) James Guthrie made a strong …

A-League Match of the Round – Week 3

It has been nothing but huge derby matches in the first two weeks of the A-League and it continues in week 3 with the Melbourne Derby. David Villa is set to return to New York following Round 4 but he …

Racing Tip Sheet For Canterbury

Oracle’s Tips for Canterbury  Race 1 – No.2 Lockroy Race 2 – No.2 Napoleon Race 3 – No.1 Richie’s Bickies Race 4 – No.8 She’s Invincible Race 5 – No.1 Dream Empress Race 6 – No.1 Campanology Race 7 – No.3 Bonsai Best Bet – Bonsai

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