Fill Your Boots Podcast – NRL Grand Final 2/10/14

Join William Hill Australia experts Dave Tolson, Brad Gray and Nick Tedeschi as they discuss this weekend’s NRL Grand Final between South Sydney and Canterbury. Primarily which side will win and who will win the Clive Churchill Medal for best on ground.

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Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Saturday October 4

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

1) Wigan -6

Super League – Wigan vs Warrington (5:00 AM AEST)

The Wigan Warriors have been in irrepressible form of late and it is hard to see Warrington getting close to Shaun Wane’s team. The Warriors decimated Huddersfield 57-4 in the opening round of the playoffs and thumped Leeds with two rounds to go in a superb performance. In the final round of the season they overcame an 18-4 deficit to beat Warrington in the game of the season. That loss will have taken a big mental toll on The Wire. Expect Wigan to cover easily. 

2) Los Angeles Dodgers/Los Angeles Dodgers (End of 5 Innings/ FT Double)

St Louis Cardinals (Wainwright) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (Kershaw) (8:35 AM AEST)

How can you back against the great Kershaw? The man has won each of his last eight starts and the Dodgers are on a roll, after being the first team to clinch a playoff spot they have heated up again, winning each of their last 5 games.  In each of those games they have been ahead after 5 innings all but once and with St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright coming off an extended 10 day rest, look for him to perhaps start slowly and the Dodgers to get on top early.

3) Hallowed Crown

Race 4 Randwick (2:05 PM AEST)

The Golden Rose winner will be looking to maintain his unbeaten run when he tackles the G2 Roman Consul Stakes. He’s flying and the drop back in trip won’t worry him. The one they’ll need to beat.

4) Staviva

Race 4 Flemington (2:25 PM AEST)

He’s returned in great order and will be aiming for his third victory this prep. Gets the inside draw and will relish the step up to 1400m. Ticks plenty of boxes.

5) Maastricht

Race 6 Flemington (3:40 PM AEST)

The unbeaten filly from the Hawkes stable steps up in grade here but she couldn’t have been more impressive in her first two starts. The mile looks suitable and should get a soft run for Dwayne Dunn. Will be flashing home late.

6) First Seal

Race 8 Randwick (4:40 PM AEST)

She won the G2 Tea Rose Stakes in great fashion after she struck a dry track for the first time this prep. The extra distance will suit and she’ll be running on when the whips are cracking. One of the main hopes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fill Your Boots Podcast – Racing 2/10/14

Join William Hill Australia experts Dave Tolson, Brad Gray and Nick Tedeschi as they discuss this weekend’s Group 1 racing action from Flemington with the Turnbull Stakes and Randwick with the Metropolitan, Epsom Handicap and Flight Stakes.

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Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Friday October 3

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

1) Under 2.5 Goals

Tottenham vs Besiktas (5:05 AM AEST)

Spurs take on the side from Turkey in what shapes to be a close encounter. In their last Europa League outing Tottenham rested most of their regular starters and we expect coach Pochettino to do the same for this match. Spurs have struggled, winning only once in their last six matches. A lack of creativeness in attack has been the main problem and against a stubborn Turkish defence things will not be easy. Besiktas are undefeated in their last five and have conceded only three goals in that time. They will be happy with a draw so look for them to sit deep and play at a slow tempo. Goals will be tough to come by!

2) Baltimore Orioles (C Tillman)

Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles (7:35 AM AEST)

The Tigers have won five of the six meetings between these clubs this year but the strong pitching of Chris Tillman of late should be enough to get them off to a good start in this series. Tillman had strung 20 quality starts together before a hiccup in his last outing against Toronto. Detroit’s Max Scherzer has been very strong this season but has been challenged more on the road, where his ERA blows out to a mortal 3.49.  If Baltimore are to compete they need a win early in the series and with the home crowd, they should put up a great fight.

3) Green Bay Packers -8.5

Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers (10:25 AM AEST)

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers bounced back to form against the Bears last week and will be looking for another divisional scalp in the Vikings. The Vikings have concerns over the health of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and with the short turnaround, veteran Christian Ponder could step into the hot seat in a blow to the Vikings chances. Green Bay are back in business and will be tough to topple back at Lambeau. Expect another big performance from Rodgers and his wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb can both expect 100+ yards games.

4) Zanteca

Race 6 Kyneton (4:20 PM AEST)

Lightly raced mare from the Weir stable who landed the plunge last start with a solid win. Will be suited by the step up in distance and looks hardest to beat.

5) Porte Cochere

Race 1 Moonee Valley (6:45 PM AEST)

Racing well over the mile without breaking through. Prepared to give her one more chance as she should be reaching peak fitness. Gets the nice draw and will take some beating.

6) Laconic Lad

Race 4 Moonee Valley (8:15 PM AEST)

He’s making a big step up in trip so needs to be taken on trust. The last two outings suggest he should run out the trip and will get a nice sit from barrier four. Right in the mix.

 

 

 

 

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NFL Week 5 Tip Sheet

The Sportingbet team previews the televised games in NFL Week 5.

Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers

Friday 3rd October, 10:25AM AEST

Lambeau Field

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers bounced back to form against the Bears last week and will be looking for another divisional scalp in the Vikings.

The Vikings have concerns over the health of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and with the short turnaround, veteran Christian Ponder could step into the hot seat in a blow to the Vikings chances.

Green Bay are back in business and will be tough to topple back at Lambeau. Expect another big performance from Rodgers and his wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb can both expect 100+ yards games.

The Pack to cover.

Prediction: Green Bay Packers 31 Minnesota Vikings 17

Recommended Bet: Green Bay Packers -8.5 ($1.91)

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Houston Texans @ Dallas Cowboys

Monday 6th October, 4:00AM AEST

AT&T Stadium

Not many experts predicted a 3-1 start to the season for the Cowboys and not even the most passionate Texans fan would have seen a 3-1 start to their season.

The Cowboys blew away the Saints on home soil last start and will be hoping to give the Texans some of the same medicine.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is in red-hot form and will take some stopping for the Texans defence. 

An injury cloud still hangs over Texans running back Arian Foster and could be a gametime decision. One to keep an eye on.

It’s always hard to back the Cowboys with any confidence but they appear to have turned the corner after dismantling the Saints last week.

Taking the Cowboys to cover at home.

Prediction: Dallas Cowboys 24 Houston Texans 14

Recommended Bet: Dallas Cowboys -6 ($1.87)

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New York Jets @ San Diego Chargers

Monday 6th October, 7:30AM AEST

Qualcomm Stadium

The cries keep getting louder in New York for Jets head coach Rex Ryan to bench quarterback Geno Smith and bring in veteran Michael Vick.

It’s a tough road trip for the Jets and their secondary could be in for a long night trying to stop the Chargers receivers including Keenan Allen and the in-form Eddie Royal.

The Chargers struggled to run the ball last week against the Jaguars and will continue to struggle with the absence of Ryan Matthews and Danny Woodhead. It’s no secret what the Chargers will do against a Jets defence that is very solid against the run.

Expect some big numbers from Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and a comfortable win to the Chargers.

Prediction: San Diego Chargers 31 New York Jets 14

Recommended Bet: San Diego Chargers -6.5 ($1.87)

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Cincinnati Bengals @ New England Patriots

Monday 6th October, 11:30AM AEST

Gillette Stadium

The pressure is starting to build on New England quarterback Tom Brady and his Patriots and they desperately need a win starting with the in-form Bengals.

The Bengals are coming off the bye and have had the advantage of extra preparation time when they travel to Gillette Stadium.

It takes a brave person to write off future hall of famer Brady and with the knives out he could deliver a big performance in Sunday Night Football.

You can’t write off the Bengals either. They’re 3-0  for a reason, they have a very solid defence and some exciting options in attack with A.J. Green and Giovanni Bernard.

It’s easily the game of the round and will all eyes on Brady, we’re expecting him to rise to the occasion. Pats in a tight one.

Prediction: New England Patriots 24 Cincinnati Bengals 21

Recommended Bet: New England Patriots ($1.95)

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Seattle Seahawks @ Washington Redskins

Tuesday 7th October, 11:30AM AEST

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This could get very ugly for the Redskins and very quickly!

The Seahawks are coming off the bye and Washington were awful against the Giants last week.

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins can expect another tough night at the office and a repeat of his performance against the Giants (4 intercepts) is not out of the question.

The Seahawks will dominate from start to finish and we’re expecting wide receiver Percy Harvin to have a big game with multiple TDs on the cards.

Seahawks to win and win well!

 Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 38 Washington Redskins 10

Recommended Bet: Seattle Seahawks -7.5 ($1.95)

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UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 (Thursday)

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The Thursday morning matches feature both Madrid sides along with English giants Arsenal and Liverpool. Bayern Munich and Chelsea were able to win yesterday but Barcelona suffered a surprise defeat away to PSG. What will the morning’s results bring…

UCL Betting

Atletico Madrid v Juventus - Thur 4:30am AEST Live SBS
Recommended Bet:
Juventus WIN ($3.60)

Predicted Line Ups:
Atletico Madrid: Moyà; Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Ansaldi; Koke, Tiago, Mario Suárez, Arda; Raúl García; Mandžukić.

Juventus: Buffon; Cáceres, Bonucci, Chiellini; Liechtsteiner, Pogba, Marchisio, Vidal, Evra ; Tévez, Llorente.

Preview: Atletico has a lot going for them. They were finalists in the UCL last year, won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup and they currently sit third in the league, ahead of Real Madrid.

If their is a problem, it is their opponent in this match, Juventus. The Serie A Champions have been in amazing form and are undefeated in their last 15 matches! Even more incredible is the fact that they have kept 12 clean sheets along the way!

After losing on the road to Olympiacos on Matchday 1 Atletico Madrid will be desperate for a result in this one and that may just play into the hands of Juve. Both sides play a controlled tempo so expect a physical battle with very few goals. Juventus to win by a single goal and really put the pressure on Atletico to make it out of the group.

UCL Betting

Arsenal v Galatasaray – Thur 4:30am Live ESPN 2
Recommended Bet: Teams to Score – Arsenal Only ($2.60)

Predicted Line Ups:
Arsenal: Szczęsny; Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini, Santi Cazorla, Özil; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sánchez, Welbeck.

Galatasaray:  Muslera; Semih, Melo, Chedjou; Tarık, Selçuk, Sneijder, Dzemaili, Alex Telles; Burak, Olcan.

Preview: Today marks 18 years since Arsene Wenger was appointed as Arsenal manager and a win would be the perfect way to celebrate. Winning is something they have not done well in recent times with only one win out of their last six matches.

Galatasaray have struggled away from home and have earned just a single point from their last 6 away games in the UCL. They have scored only 3 goals along the way which is a huge concern when making such a tough away trip.

Although Arsenal will be without Aaorn Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud, their line up will still boast Ozil, Carzola, Sanchez and Welbeck. The key for the Gunners is in defence where the pillars of Mertesacker and Koscielny will both be starting. After losing to Dortmund this is a must win meaning nothing but a win is acceptable.

UCL Betting

Basel v Liverpool – Thur 4:30am Live ESPN
Recommended Bet: Double Chance – Basel or Draw ($1.70)

Predicted Line Ups:
Basel: Vaclík; Suchý, Schär, Safari, Frei; Elneny, Serey Die, Xhaka; Gashi, Streller, Gonzalez.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Manquillo, Škrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Gerrard, Henderson; Sterling, Lallana, Coutinho; Balotelli.

Preview: A late winner against Ludogrets means that Liverpool head into this match with minimal pressure. Daniel Sturridge is yet to recover from his injury while Mamadou Sakho has joined him on the sidelines.

The absence of Sakho could be a blessing in disguise as he has out of form and all over the shop at the back. His game has been marred by poor positional play and inaccurate passing. Skrtel and Lovren should prove to be a more solid pairing for Brendan Rodgers but playing on the road in the UCL is tough.

Basel should not be underestimated as they are clear at the top of the Swiss Super League and always play well at home. They have beaten Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Manchester United at home in recent years and have scored in 9 out of the last 10 UCL matches at home. The way Liverpool has struggled to score we have to take Basel in the double chance market!

UCL Betting

Other Matches

Zenit St Petersburg v Monaco: Correct Score – Zenit 2-0 ($8.00)
Anderlecht v Dortmund: HT/FT – Draw/Dortmund ($4.40)
Leverkusen v Benfica: Over 3.5 goals ($2.75)
Ludogrets v Real Madrid: Team To Score – Madrid Only ($1.90)
Malmo v Olympiacos: Olympiacos WIN ($1.90)

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Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Thursday October 2

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

1) Teams To Score – Arsenal Only

UEFA Champions League – Arsenal vs Galatasaray (4:45 AM AEST)

Today marks 18 years since Arsene Wenger was appointed as Arsenal manager and a win would be the perfect way to celebrate. Galatasaray have struggled away from home and have earned just a single point from their last six away games in the UCL. They have scored only 3 goals along the way which is a huge concern when making such a tough away trip. Although Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud, their line up will still boast Ozil, Carzola, Sanchez and Welbeck. Gunners  to cruise to victory.

2) Double Chance – Basel or Liverpool

UEFA Champions League – Basel vs Liverpool (4:45 AM AEST)

Liverpool were lucky to escape with a win against Ludogrets on Matchday 1 and it means that there is little pressure heading into this one. Basel should not be underestimated as they are clear at the top of the Swiss Super League and always play well at home. They have beaten Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Manchester United at home in recent years and have scored in 9 out of the last 10 UCL matches at home. Liverpool have had trouble finding the back of the net and it is hard to see them scoring more than once.

3) San Francisco Giants (Bumgarner)

San Francisco Giants @ Pittsburgh Pirates (10:05 AM AEST)

Madison Bumgarner has been flying in recent times, winning 6 of his last 7 starts and is definitely the hot hand in the Giants rotation. In two starts this year against the Pirates, Bumgarner has given up just nine hits and a single run over 13.0 innings. The Giants won their last two games of the regular season, including 9 runs against the Padres.  Look for them to be running hot!

4) Excitement

Race 1 Bendigo (12:30 PM AEST)

He was swamped late in a blanket finish at the track last start. The horse who ran second (Savage Coup) won well at Sale yesterday. Not only has the form been franked but the step up in distance will suit. Tough to beat.

5) Rebel Force

Race 6 Bendigo (3:20 PM AEST)

He hit the line strongly last start and should relish the step up to 2400m. He’s racing in great heart and will be pouncing when the whips are cracking. The one to beat.

6) Lukey

Race 8 Wyong (5:23 PM AEST)

He’s racing well this prep and was not disgraced at Canterbury last start. The 3kgs off for apprentice Samantha Clenton will help. Right in the mix.

 

 

 

Royal Descent New Epsom Handicap Favourite

Professional placegetter Royal Descent is favourite to win her first race in nearly 18 months in Saturday’s Group 1 The Star Epsom at Royal Randwick.

Sportingbet.com.au installed Royal Descent a $4.60 favourite following this morning’s barrier draw, with He’s Your Man ($5.50), Boban ($6.50), Toydini ($6.50) and Laser Hawk ($7) the other runners in single figures.

“We’ve gone up Royal Descent as favourite but it looks a great betting race and she’s no guarantee to be at the top of the market on Saturday,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.

“The likes of Toydini and Laser Hawk have a nice weight pull on her from their recent clash and we also expect Boban and He’s Your Man to attract plenty of interest.”

He’s Your Man is Sportingbet’s worst result in the all-in book, after a number of punters piled on at odds of $51 when it looked more likely the horse would go to The Metropolitan.

For Sportingbet’s latest odds for the 2014 The Star Epsom Hcp visit https://www.sportingbet.com.au/horse-racing/9291907/randwick-7

2014 The Star Epsom

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Royal Descent $4.60 (was $4.60)

He’s Your Man $5.50 (was $6)

Boban $6.50 (was $8.50)

Toydini $6.50 (was $7.50)

Laser Hawk $7 (was $81)

Ninth Legion $12 (was $17)

Star Rolling $15 (was $18)

Hooked $17 (was $16)

Liberty’s Choice $26 (was $23)

Honorius $31 (was $101)

Pheidon $31 (was $51)

Woodbine $31 (was $31)

Lucky Chappy $51 (was $51)

Spy Decoder $61 (was $101)

Jetset Lad $81 (was $101)

Fill Your Boots Podcast – NRL Grand Final 2/10/14

Join William Hill Australia experts Dave Tolson, Brad Gray and Nick Tedeschi as they discuss this weekend’s NRL Grand Final between South Sydney and Canterbury. Primarily which side will win and who will win the Clive Churchill Medal for best on …

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Saturday October 4

The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport. 1) Wigan -6 Super League – Wigan vs Warrington (5:00 AM AEST) The Wigan Warriors have been in irrepressible form of …

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Fill Your Boots Podcast – Racing 2/10/14

Join William Hill Australia experts Dave Tolson, Brad Gray and Nick Tedeschi as they discuss this weekend’s Group 1 racing action from Flemington with the Turnbull Stakes and Randwick with the Metropolitan, Epsom Handicap and Flight Stakes. Latest Turnbull Stakes …

Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Friday October 3

The Sportingbet team have put their heads together and come up with the best bets across Racing and Sport. 1) Under 2.5 Goals Tottenham vs Besiktas (5:05 AM AEST) Spurs take on the side from Turkey in what shapes to be …

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