Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Tuesday September 16

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

1) Yes (Both Teams To Score)

Hull vs West Ham (5:00 AM AEST)

West Ham welcome new signing Alex Song who will make his debut for the club in this match. On loan from Barcelona, he can provide the attacking and creative flair for the Hammers.  Hull, led by Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa, have scored in each of their three Premier League matches to date and look dangerous again here and middle-of-the-road opposition.

2) New York Mets (J DEGROM)

Miami Marlins @ New York Mets (9:40 AM AEST)

Young Miami pitcher, Jarred Cosart has been very impressive since being called up but may have his work limited as he begins to reach his innings limit as set by the club.  Considering Cosart may not pitch into the 6th and 7th inning, fellow young arm, Jacob deGrom looks a good play, coming off an eight-inning shutout of the Rockies, while improving to 8-2 with a 1.77 ERA over his last 13 outings.

3) Indianapolis Colts -3

Philadelphia Eagles @ Indianapolis Colts (10:30 AM AEST)

The Colts come off a strong Week 1 showing against the defending AFC Champion Denver Broncos, while the Eagles did a number on the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars who have since been smashed by the Washington Redskins.  The Colts form line is superior and at home, should be too good.

4) Arizona Diamondbacks (W MILEY)

San Francisco Giants @ Arizona Diamondbacks (11:40 AM AEST)

There is value to be had here in Wade Miley’s first outing since giving up three runs over 2 innings before being pulled in his last start, also against the Giants.  He should bounce back here and the D’backs are coming off two strong wins against the Padres where they scored 16 runs over the both games.

5) Bayman Bale

Horsham Race 7 (5:40 PM AEST)

Despite being held up last start, went on to claim victory at Warragul.  This NSW runner is a two-time winner here and has placed in 14 of its last 17 starts including six wins.  Always in the contest and can overcome traffic to win here.

6) Ketut’s Kaput

Horsham Race 10 (6:32 PM AEST)

An outstanding record of 10 wins from 21 starts and if he is able to find the lead early (as usual), has the ability to lead them all the way.  First start here but should be too good.

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Monday September 15

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

1) Yes (Both Teams To Score)

Manchester United vs QPR (1:00 AM AEST)

In eight out of the last 10 matches that United have been involved in, both teams have hit the score sheet and they haven’t shown form recently that would indicate they are moving away from that.  Their recent pick ups have led us to believe they are loading up on strike power and are happy to win games in a shoot out.

2) Detroit Lions +3

Detroit Lions @ Carolina Panthers (3:00 AM AEST)

The public will be high on a Panthers team that brings back explosive quarterback Cam Newton after beating the Bucs. The Lions put in a great performance in their first outing against the underwhelming Giants, but the potent Detroit offense performed to expectations and should be too good for Carolina here.

3) Jacksonville Jaguars +6

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Washington Redskins (3:00 AM AEST)

A lot of people had the Jags as big improvers this year and for two quarters last week they proved everyone right.  The Redskins were also thought to be back in the mix with a healthy Robert Griffin III and a strong defence but they were put to the sword by a Texans outfit coming off a 2-win season. Jaguars seem good with a massive start.

4)Atlanta Falcons +5.5

Atlanta Falcons @ Cincinnati Bengals (3:00 PMAEST)

Many people’s smokey for the Superbowl, the Saints were knocked off by an impressive Atlanta team in overtime, fresh off a Hard Knocks outing.  The Bengals were also strong against the Ravens, winning by a touchdown.  The Bengals form was validated when the Ravens came out this week and dismantled the Steelers on Thursday night.  There has already been plenty of money for the Bengals so don’t be surprised to see the line move to a flat 6.  The Falcons flashed that they were bringing back the 2012 form rather than their disappointing effort last year.

5) Chicago Bears +7

Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers (10:30 AM AEST)

The line opened at 6.5 but has moved to 7 and this is where you should step in.  When playing the 49ers last week, the Cowboys were able to move the ball well, out-gaining the 49ers in yards.  The Bears were just beaten in overtime last week and with arguably the best wide receiver tandem in the league, they should be able to keep up with the explosive 49ers attack.

6) Veetee Dynamite

Geelong Race 11 (7:29 PM AEST)

Was unlucky first up last start but form earlier in the year would suggest he is good enough to win here.  Has won at 400m previously and should be the fastest out of the boxes.

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Sunday September 14

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

1) Under 7.5 Runs (Total Game Score)

Colorado Rockies (F MORALES) @ St. Louis Cardinals (S MILLER) (9:15 AM AEST)

Colorado’s Franklin Morales starts here strong bounce-back start against the Padres where he only allowed four hits through six scoreless innings.  For the Cardinals, Shelby Miller comes here after back-to-back scoreless seven inning starts against the Pirates and Reds and can keep that tight pitching going here. The Rockies also haven’t managed more than 2 runs in any of the their last 4 games so that bats are cold in Colorado.

2) Mayweather by points

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Marcos Maidana (12:30 PM AEST)

Maidana surprised many when he pushed Mayweather to the limit and took the fight to him in their first meeting. Mayweather knows what to expect this time around, will be smarter and will grind out a dominant points victory over Maidana. 

3) Melbourne Storm 1-12

Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs (4:15 PM AEST)

It’s hard to see anything but a Storm victory but beware of the wounded Bulldogs. They suffered a shock loss to the Titans and will have a point to prove this week. The Storm were knocked out of the finals last year on their own turf and will also have that point rammed home by coach Craig Bellamy. It will be a tough battle in the forwards with the class of Slater, Cronk and Smith getting the Storm home in a close one. 

4) Unique Dream

Race 5 Cranbourne (3:14 PM AEST)

Broke his maiden status last start with a solid win at Sale. The step up in distance will suit as will the 3kgs claim for apprentice Ben Thompson. Should be flashing home late to fight out the finish.

5) Brilliant Poet

Race 6 Dubbo (4:09 PM AEST)

Racing well at present and will be looking to make it three wins in a row. Undefeated at the distance and will get some weight relief with the claim from James Innes. The one to beat.

6) Keep Calm

Race 7 Sale (7:39 PM AEST)

He’s been racing in great form and will be very hard to beat here. He’ll be looking to make it three wins in a row and won last start from the 8 box. Will start short but will be saluting if he can stay out of trouble.

 

EPL Saturday Night Spesh!

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The EPL is back this weekend and kicks off with the blockbuster between Arsenal and Man City. There is two things we could all do with this weekend. A win from our team and a couple of great tips from the Saturday Night Spesh!

This week’s Saturday Night Spesh is:

Arsenal v Man City: Both teams to score – YES ($2.05)
Sunderland v Tottenham: Tottenham WIN ($2.05)
Southampton v Newcastle: Double Chance – Draw or Newcastle ($2.00)
Combined Odds: approx $8.40

Don’t forget forget to check out our EPL Big Guns Tracker!

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Digging With The Mole

The Rugby League Week Mole gives us all the ins and outs ahead of Week 1 NRL Finals.

If Cameron Smith was a mere mortal, he would be out for a month with the ankle injury that saw him hobble from the field last weekend.

The Storm have kept quiet just how bad Smith’s injury is… he should not be playing.

But I am hearing Smith has made remarkable progress under Melbourne’s physiotherapist guru Tony Ayoub – and is all but certain to play against the Bulldogs on Sunday.

Smith won’t be 100 per cent fit and will take a painkiller – but the mere fact he is playing should give punters the confidence that the Storm will get the job done.

The Storm are $1.30 hot favourites to beat the Bulldogs at home on Sportingbet, giving 9.5 points start.

If Smith was out, the Bulldogs – a team that always rises in the finals – would be value at $3.55.

But the mail is strong that Smith will play – in which case I would urge punters to stick with the Storm

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There’s a perception that Souths are the marshmallows of the NRL – they melt when the finals heat is on – and that theory will be put to the test tonight.

The Bunnies are $1.44 favourites tonight on Sportingbet, giving Manly 6.5 points start.

It’s a ‘home’ game for Manly, but under the crazy NRL rules, will be played at Allianz Stadium in Rabbitohs heartland.

To me, it is just about an even money game – Manly are a team that revel in finals footy and have tough, hard pros like Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai and Daly Cherry-Evans.

I can tell you Souths are nervous – talking to people in the Bunnies camp, they know all the heat is on them tonight.

Halfback Adam Reynolds is a smart playmaker but he has yet to prove himself at finals level and he will be closely watched by the critics.

I see a Souths win – but only just.

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All season the critics have been death-riding the Panthers – and speaking to players this week, they are treating the clash with the Roosters like a grand final.

The Panthers are fired up, determined to prove the critics wrong.

But to me, the Roosters have had a Melbourne Cup preparation and are peaking for the finals – they will beat the Panthers, but maybe not quite cover the 10.5 points start.

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In the final game, the class of Johnathan Thurston will see the Cowboys through against the Broncos.

At home, the Cowboys are good things at $1.44 on Sportingbet and I see the 6.5 points they are conceding as the bet of the round – they will beat the Broncos by plenty.

Happy punting!

 

 

Follow The Money

The Sportingbet team bring you all the big bets for racing and sport this weekend

Flemington

Race 5 Flemington – $5K Commanding Jewel @ 2.45

Rosehill

Race 5 Rosehill – $10K La Amistad @ 3.50

Race 6 Rosehill – $5K Catkins @ 2.10, $3K Catkins @1.90, $2K Catkins @ 2.10

Race 7 Rosehill – $2K EW Almalad @ 9.50

NRL

Manly Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs – 2 x $5K Souths @ 1.50

Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers – $3K Penrith +11.5 @ 1.92

North Queensland Cowboys vs Brisbane Broncos – $5K North Queensland @ 1.50, North Queensland $2K @ 1.45

AFL

Geelong vs North Melbourne – Geelong $3K @ 1.77, North Melbourne $2K @ 2.30

Fremantle vs Port Adelaide - Port Adelaide +24.5 $4K @ 1.40

 

EPL Big Guns Tracker – Week 4 Peview

Following a week off due to international fixtures we are glad to see the return of the English Premier League. The best part is that we kick off the round in the best way possible, Arsenal v Man City!!!

With the transfer window now closed the Big Guns have bolstered their squads, none other than the struggling Red Devils. They managed to sign Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind while letting go Danny Welbeck to arch rivals Arsenal. Liverpool also added to their squad with the headline grabbing Mario Balotelli moving to Anfield.

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It was clear after only a few weeks of the season that Chelsea and Man City had considerably deeper and better squads than their rivals. The fellow big guns responded signing big name players. Whether they have done enough to bridge the gap remains to be seen!

Arsenal v Man City – Sat 9:45pm (AEST)
Recommended Bet:  Man City WIN ($2.40)

Predicted Line Ups:
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szeczhny; Debuchy, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Arteta, Ramsey; Ozil, Carzola, Sanchez; Welbeck

Man City (4-4-2): Hart; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Clichy; Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva, Nasri; Aguero, Dzeko

Head to Head: Last 5
Arsenal: 3-0
Draw: 1-1
Man City: 6-3
Arsenal: 3-1
Man City: 2-0

The match of the round sees two Big Guns face off in the early match. Gunners fans won’t have to wait long to see new signing Danny Welbeck play as he is assured a starting spot with Giroud out injured. Mesut Ozil and Koscielny have been cleared to play but Aaron Ramsey will remain a day time decision following the ankle injury sustained while playing for Wales during the week. As their best player over the last 12-18 months there is no doubt that he will be in the starting XI.

Unlike Arsenal, Man City coach Manuel Pellegrini has the option of rotating players thanks to their depth of talent. Clichy and Kolarov are fighting for the left back spot while Fernandinho may replace countryman and name-sake Fernando in the holding role. Up front the in form Stevan Jovetic may be out injured but that only means that City will start with the preffered duo of Aguero and Dzeko.

We have witnessed 20 goals in the last 5 encounters between the two and there is nothing to suggest that there will not be goals again this time around. Man City will be looking to bounce back from the shock loss to Stoke while for Arsenal the international break will have allowed them to recover from a tough schedule that included a Champions League playoff against Besiktas.

As many of the top of the table clashes, this match will be won in midfield. Arsenal realised that their problem area has been in holding midfield and the failure to sign Sami Khedira means that the problems will continue, especially against fellow Big Guns. With Ramsey, Carzola and Ozil all attacking minded players he will be run off his feet trying to contain the Man City midfield. Yaya Toure and David Silva are waiting to hit top form and they have always stepped up in big matches.

The combination up front of Aguero and Dzeko also gives them much more versatility than their opponents and should prevent Debuchy and Gibbs from pushing forward. This is more good news for City as Pablo Zabaleta enjoys the freedom to join the attack down the right flank. The cream will rise to the top in this one. City, City, City!

EPL Betting

Chelsea v Swansea – Sat Midnight
Recommended Bet: Both teams to Score – YES ($2.05)

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

Swansea (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Rangel, Williams, Amat, Taylor; Shelvey, Ki Sung-Yeung; Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge; Bony

Head to Head: Last 5
Chelsea: 1-0
Chelsea: 1-0
Chelsea: 2-0
Draw: 0-0
Swansea: 2-0

Swansea have been the surprise packet so far this season. They join Chelsea at the top of the table as the only two sides to have earned maximum points so far. Chelsea have been clinical in front of goal with new signing Diego Costa bagging 4 goals to lead the league. The vision of Fabregas and the attacking runs of right back Branislav Ivanovic have also been a highlight. For Swansea Gilfy Sigurdsson and Nathan Dyer have been very impressive in the centre of the park.

We may just see a repeat of Chelsea’s match against Everton in this one. Regardless of the recent results between the two sides, this game will be open and exciting. Swansea have shown an ability to play with and without the ball and have been able to break down teams when in possession and hit them on the counter. This will help them as there have been leaks at the back for Chelsea, mainly due to the fact that they have been pushing numbers forward. Chelsea should have enough class in this one but Swansea will find the back of the net and make things interesting.

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Liverpool v Aston Villa – Sun 2:30am
Recommended Bet:  First Half Result – DRAW ($2.60)

Predicted Line Ups:
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Moreno, Sakho, Lovren, Manquillo; Coutinho, Gerrard; Henderson; Sterling, Lallana, Balotelli

Astron Villa (4-4-2): Guzan; Hutton, Vlaar, Senderos, Cissolho; Richardson, Westwood, Delph, N’Zogbia; Weimann, Agbonlahor

Head to Head: Last 5
Draw: 2-2
Liverpool: 1-0
Liverpool: 2-1
Aston Villa: 3-1
Draw: 1-1

At first glance this looks like a lob sided affair and an easy Liverpool win. Don’t be fooled! Although Liverpool have won the last two meetings at Villa Park they have failed to beat Aston Villa at Anfield in the last three matches there.

Daniel Sturridge will be out for 2-3 weeks while Adam Lallana makes his much awaited debut in a reshuffled line up. Brendan Rodgers is set to alter formations. Sterling and Lallana will support Mario Balotelli while Steven Gerrard is again set to play a deeper role along side Jordan Henderson.

Aston Villa is undefeated this season and have conceded just the one goal in three games. With Villa in good form and Liverpool making several changes to their side this game will be closer that predicted. The Reds may struggle to break down Villa in the early going which could see a scoreless first half. The longer Villa stay in the game the harder it will become for Liverpool and the more they will begin to believe. Things could get interesting with a late Balotelli winner to steal the headlines.

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Manchester Utd v QPR – Monday 1:00am
Recommended Bet: First Half Goals – Over 1.5 ($2.35)

Predicted Line Ups:
Man Utd (4-4-2): De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Rojo, Shaw; Blind, Di Maria, Clverly, Herrera, Mata; Rooney, Van Persie

QPR (4-4-1-1): Green; Isla, Ferdinand, Caulker, Hill; Phillips, Barton, Mutch, Hoilett; Fer; Austin

Head to Head: Last 5
Man Utd: 2-0
Man Utd: 3-1
Man Utd: 2-0
Man Utd: 2-0
Man Utd: 1-0

When will the tables turn for Man Utd??? After spending a record amount in the transfer window there are no more excuses for manager Louis Van Gaal. There will be up to half a dozen changes to the team that takes the field this week with Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Di Maria and Falcao all set to appear. Radamel Falcao may be left on the bench and used sparingly until he regains full fitness.

There is no doubt that the addition of quality players will help but the Red Devils don’t have time to form combinations. They need results and need them now! In such an important game they couldn’t have asked for a better opponent. QPR were recently promoted, lost the star striker Loic Remy to Chelsea, and have beat them in their last five encounters.

The Red Devils have been deservedly bashed in the media over the last 12 months and there is no better opportunity to turn things around than at home to a recently promoted side. The opening 15 minutes will tell us the story in this one. If there is an early goal to the home side we could just see the revival of the Red Devils!

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Other key matches

Sunderland v Tottenham – Sat Midnight
Recommended Bet: Team to Score – Tottenham Only ($3.40)

West Brom v Everton – Sat Midnight
Recommended Bet: Everton WIN ($2.15)

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NFL Week 2 Tip Sheet

The Sportingbet team have a look at the televised games in NFL Week 2.

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens

Friday 12th September, 10:25AM AEST

M&T Bank Stadium

Most of the focus for the Ravens leading into this one has been around the Ray Rice saga. Will they be able to focus on the job against the Steelers? Will the replacement running backs in Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett be able to step up to the plate?

The Steelers were impressive in the first half against the Browns before falling over the line with a three point win. They appear to have too many weapons for the Ravens defence in this one.

Look for Big Ben to put in a big performance and monster games from Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell.

Prediction: Steelers 20 Ravens 17

Recommended Bet: Pittsburgh Steelers +3 ($1.83)

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Detroit Lions @ Carolina Panthers

Monday 15th September, 3:00AM AEST

Bank Of America Stadium

Both sides were Week 1 winners coming into this one. The Lions dismantled the Giants with ease and the Panthers got the job done without quarterback Cam Newtown against the Bucs.

It’s a cliche but this will be a battle of offence vs defence. The Panthers have one of the toughest defences in the league, while the Lions have plenty of attacking weapons led by Megatron & co.

Home field advantage and the return of Cam Newton see the Panthers take out this one and cover.

Prediction: Panthers 24 Lions 14

Recommended Bet: Carolina Panthers -3 ($1.95)

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Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos

Monday 15th September, 6:30AM AEST

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

The Chiefs D will need to step up to stop Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in his backyard on Monday.

KC will also travel to Mile High with a plan to shut down Manning’s weapons. Unfortunately if they shut down the wide receivers in Thomas and Sanders, tight end Julius Thomas can come to the party as demonstrated with his three-touchdown effort against the Colts.

A tough ask for the Chiefs but think they can stop Peyton and his offence in patches and look like a safe bet with the big start.

Prediction: Broncos 27 Chiefs 20

Recommended Bet: Kansas City Chiefs +13.5 ($1.87)

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Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers

Monday 15th September, 10:30AM AEST

Levi’s Stadium

The 49ers will be looking to open their new stadium during the season proper with a bang! It’s hard to read much into their form against the disappointing Cowboys but expect the Niners to run the ball all day against the Bears defence.

The Bears got off to a poor start against the Bills last week and Quarterback Jay Cutler will be hoping his two wide-receivers in Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall are ready to go after picking up injuries against the Bills.

Niners to run, run & run! Gore and Hyde to eat!

Prediction: 49ers 31 Bears 17

Recommended Bet: 49ers -7 ($1.95)

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Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Saturday September 13

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

1) Chivalry

Race 4 Flemington (2:10 PM AEST)

Produced an eye-catching performance when he took out the McNeil Stakes on resumption. Looks to have come back in outstanding order and no reason he can’t win again. Steps up to 1400m and will be flashing home again.

2) Cluster

Race 4 Rosehill (2:25 PM AEST)

Big performance first-up when he flashed home for second. Looks well placed here and should get a nice trail for Tim Clark. Ran well on the heavy last start so any rain won’t be a problem. Strong hope at the bottom of the weights.

3) Commanding Jewel 

Race 5 Flemington (2:45 PM AEST)

It’s impossible to ignore her first-up run in the Cockram Stakes when she drove home along the fence to finish third. She is unbeaten second-up and will appreciate the step up to the 1400m in the Let’s Elope Stakes. Well supported in early betting and is the one to beat.

4) Fremantle 1-39

Fremantle vs Port Adelaide (7:45 PM AEST)

Port Adelaide will be riding high after they destroyed the Tiger Train at home last week, but they’ll have their work cut out for them when they face a tough Fremantle unit at Patersons Stadium. After they went down to the Swans in a tight game last week, the Dockers will be looking to play their usual shutdown defence and look to stem the free-running Power. Dockers home in a tight one.

5) Brisbane +6.5

North Queensland Cowboys vs Brisbane Broncos (8:00 PM AEST)

It’s little brother vs big brother in Townsville on Saturday night. The Broncos limped into the finals, while the Cowboys are flying. The Broncos do receive a boost with the return of Sam Thaiday. Throw the record books out the window when these sides clash and get on the Broncos with 6.5 start.

6) Over 2.5 goals

Arsenal vs Manchester City (9:45 PM AEST)

Arsenal take on Manchester City in the match of the round. Danny Welbeck is set to make his debut for the Gunners in what shapes up to be a high scoring match. There have been 20 goals in the last five matches between the two. Expect to see plenty of goals at the Emirates on Saturday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Tuesday September 16

The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport. 1) Yes (Both Teams To Score) Hull vs West Ham (5:00 AM AEST) West Ham welcome new signing Alex Song who …

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Monday September 15

The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport. 1) Yes (Both Teams To Score) Manchester United vs QPR (1:00 AM AEST) In eight out of the last 10 matches …

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Sunday September 14

The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport. 1) Under 7.5 Runs (Total Game Score) Colorado Rockies (F MORALES) @ St. Louis Cardinals (S MILLER) (9:15 AM AEST) Colorado’s Franklin …

EPL Saturday Night Spesh!

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