US Open Tennis – Aussie Assault (Day 5 Preview)

With Nick Kyrgios and Casey Dellacqua through to the 3rd round Bernard Tomic and Sam Groth will be looking to join them. They are up against two of the world’s best but there is one thing Aussie’s can do and that id FIGHT!

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Bernard Tomic v David Ferrer

This is an extremely tough match up for Bernie and he’ll have to play out of his skin. Ferrer has won their two previous meetings in straight sets but Bernie is a different player from two years ago. He is bigger and stronger! Tomic will have to hit with both consistency and power if he is to stand a chance.

Recommended Bet: Under 38 games ($1.83)

Sam Groth v Roger Federer

Its the second match in a row that an Aussie comes up against Roger Federer. He knocked out Marinko in the first round and Groth is the next man on the chopping board. Marinko surprised many with his good performance and with Sam’s big serve this will be closer than people think.

Recommended Bet: Sam Groth +8 games ($1.70) 

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Other Key Matches

Jerzy Janowicz v Kevin Anderson: Over 41.5 games ($1.80)

Grigor Dimitrov v Dudi Sela: Under 33 games ($1.87)

Tomas Berdych v Martin Klizan: Klizan +8 games ($1.90)

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US Open Tennis – Aussie Assault (Day 4 Review)

In yet another mixed day for the Aussies Nick Kyrgios and Casey Dellacqua kept the Aussie Assault alive, making it through to the 3rd round. The others were not so lucky, in particular Sam Stosur who bowed out after and intense 3rd set tiebreaker that ended 10-8.

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Nick Kyrgios def Andreas Seppi 6-4 7-6 6-4

This was an absolutely dominant display from the young man. He blew Seppi off the court and never looked trouble with his big serving never giving Seppi a chance. Next up he faces Tommy Robredo who is coming off a 5 setter. His game will also suit Kyrgios!

Casey Dellacqua def Qiang Wang 4-6 6-4 6-2

Casey simply had too much fight in her for Qiang Wang. Both girls were striking the ball really well but Dellacqua simply wanted it more, and she got it!

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Kaia Kanepi def Samantha Stosur 3-6 6-3 7-6

Sam was up a set and cruising but Kanepi dug her heels into this one and it went all the way. In the heat of the day it was Kanepi that won the battle in a tight 3rd set tie break.

Leonardo Mayer def Matthew Ebden 6-1 6-1 6-4

Matty was unable to get into the match. He struggled on serve and won only 58% off first serve points. Mayer was too consistent from the back of the court, winning half of the return points and converting on 6 of 9 break points.

US Open Betting

Tomorrow Sam Groth takes on Roger Federer while its Bernard Tomic v David Ferrer in the other match.

NFL Top 10 Quarterback’s

We now know that quarterback’s are the highest paid players in the NFL, but who is the best? Like we told you yesterday some of the guys on earning the big coin don’t even get a mention! This is our top ten.

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10. Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens): Flacco was the first rookie QB to win two road playoff games and was Super Bowl MVP in Baltimore legend Ray Lewis’ last game. Stand at a massive 6″6′ and has a cannon for an arm!

9. Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks): Was a 3rd round pick in the same year that Andrew Luck and RGIII went one and two. Written off as being too short at 5″11′ he led the Seahawks to victory in the Super Bowl last season in only his second year in the NFL.

8. Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons): nicknamed ‘Matty ice” he is cool, calm and collected under pressure. Ryan as a great arm and a stash of 4th quarter comeback wins.

7. Philip Rivers (San Diego Chargers): One of the most durable QB’s he set aNCAA record of 51 consecutive starts. His career passer rating of 96.0 ranks third best all time. Last year he threw 32 touchdown with an amazing QB rating of 105.5!

6. Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers): Became the youngest Super Bowl winning quarterback in history at age 23 and added a second ring three years later. Well known for his ability to play outside the pocket Ben can make completions from anywhere.

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5. Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts): Was the number one overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft and has lived up to all the hype. Has taken the Colts to the playoff in both seasons and won a division title along the way. Lets not forget that Indianapolis let Peyton Manning go to play this kid who will definitely find his way to the top of this list in the coming years.

4. Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints): Was the Super Bowl XLIV MVP in an emphatic victory and hasmade seven Pro Bowl appearances. Had a magnificent college career at Purdue that has continued for over a decade in the big league.

3. Tom Brady (New England Patriots): Has multiple Super Bowl and league MVP honours. After almost missing out on the draft and famously being the 199th pick he took the league by storm and has been to a total of five Super Bowls, winning three along with winning eleven division titles.

2. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers): Really cemented himself as one of the best  in 2011 when he won league MVP honours and the Super Bowl in 2011. Learnt the trade behind the great Brett Favre and is the only quarterback in history to have a passer rating over 100.

1. Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos): He is the master at the line of scrimmage and understands the quarterback position better than anyone else in history. Peyton won his 5th league MVP award last year and has a Super Bowl ring to boot. Denver will again be right in the mix!

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Tomorrow we take a look at the Top 10 Running Backs. Will the man ranked number one be who you think… Stay tuned!

Podcast: Fill Your Boots (Ep1)

NFL Top 10 Highest Paid Players

With the kick off to the NFL season just over a week away we continue out Top 10 countdown. Yesterday we had a look at the ‘Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know’ about the NFL but today we turn our attention to the top money earners as we reveal the Top 10 Highest Paid Players in the NFL and the amount they make each season.

In Australia sport our top players are said to be on pretty good coin. Rugby League’s Johnathon Thurston is on $1 million a season, while Gary Ablett Junior of the AFL and Rugby’s Israel Folau are on similar amounts.

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Let’s just say that the top dogs in the NFL are on just a little bit more. All of the men in the top 10 bar Calvin Johnson are quarterbacks. They are the men in control and the man you receive all the glory for victory and the loads of criticism that come with defeat. So let’s quarterback this thing and start the countdown!

10. Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions): US$17.7 million

9. Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys): US$ 18 million

8. Jay Cutler (Chicago Bears): US$ 18.1 million

7. Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions): US$ 18.8 million

6. Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers): US$ 19 million

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5. Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos): US$ 19.2 million

4. Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints): US$ 20 million

3. Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens): US$ 20.1 million

2. Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons): US$ 20.8 million

1. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers): US$ 22 million

There you have it people. Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers makes just enough to crush us with his wallet!

Tomorrow we look at the Top 10 Best Quarterbacks. You will surprised to see that many of these names don’t make the list!

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EPL Big Guns Tracker – Week 3 Peview

Chelsea again showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with this season while Man City flexed their muscles against Liverpool handing them a post-Suarez reality check. Arsenal made a fantastic comeback against Everton to pinch a draw while the saga that is Man Utd continued to write an unplanned script. On another note, Spurs showed that they may be a top four threat sending a warning out to the Big Guns with a thumping 4-0 win over QPR. Here is this weeks EPL Big Guns Tracker!

Burnley v Man Utd – Sat 9:45pm

Recommended Bet:  First half result – DRAW ($2.20)

Predicted Line Ups

Man Utd (3-4-1-2): De Gea; Jones, Evans, Blackett; Young, Fletcher, Clverly, Valencia; Mata; Rooney, Van Persie

Burnley (4-4-1-1): Heaton; Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee; Arfield, Marney, Jones, Taylor; Ings; Jutkiewicz

Head to Head: Played 3

Man Utd: 3-0

Burnley: 1-0

Man Utd: 2-0

In what has been another huge week for the Red Devils they could manage only a draw at Sunderland, got knocked out of the League Cup by MK Dons and spent over AUD$100 million to sign Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid. All that and still no win! There is question whether Di Maria will get the start this week and he is likely to make his first appearance off the bench. If Van Gaal is to play Mata, Di Maria, Rooney and Van Persie there may be a shift to a 4-3-3 system. This will be pleasant news to United fans as they have clearly struggled defensively, conceding in both games this season.

Newly promoted Burnley may not have picked up a point but there have been good signs for them so far. In their opening home match they entertained Chelsea and showed that they will be very competitive at home. They also put Man Utd’s first game conquerors all the way last week losing by a single goal. Until Man Utd show us otherwise we have to assume that they will continue to struggle!

EPL Betting

Man City v Stoke – Sat Midnight

Recommended Bet: Teams to score – Man City Only ($1.75)

Predicted Line Ups

Man City (4-4-2): Hart; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Kolarov; Fernando, Yaya Toure, Silva, Nasri; Jovetic, Dzeko

Stoke (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters; Sidwell, Whelan; Odemwingie, N’Zonzi, Arnautovic; Mame Biram Diouf

Head to Head: Last 5

Man City: 1-0

DRAW: 0-0

Man City: 1-0

Man City: 3-0

DRAW: 1-1

Man City started the season exactly how they finished last, WINNING! Edin Dzeko is in doubt for the clash but after last weeks performance Stevan Jovetic showed that City have more than enough depth up front bagging a double against fellow title rivals Liverpool. This could also mean the first start of the season for Sergio Aguero or a more advanced position up the field for the inspirational Yaya Toure.

On the other side of the fence it has been a disappointing start to the season for Stoke who were fancied to finish well inside the top half of the ladder this season. A loss at home to Aston Villa and a draw at Hull signal a less than impressive start to the season for the Potters. The problem this season will not be in defence for Stoke. They have a very strong backline and substantial depth with usual regular starters Marc Wilson and Geoff Cameron unable to break into the starting XI. They will battle hard against Man City and even though Man City is riding high we are not expecting a blowout in this one.

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Everton v Chelsea – Sun 2:30am

Recommended Bet: Total Game Score – Over 2.5 goals ($2.05)

Predicted Line Ups

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

Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; McCarthy, Barry; McGready, Naismith, Mirallas; Lukaku

Head to Head: Last 5

Chelsea: 1-0

Everton: 1-0

Chelsea: 2-1

Chelsea: 2-1

Everton: 2-0

There have been contrasting starts to the season for both these sides. Everton have been in a position to win both their opening matches but conceding late goals in both games and managed only draws. Chelsea on the other hand have been in control and dominant. Cesc Fabregas has slotted right back into the EPL while Diego Costa has made the transition comfortably netting in both matches.

Andre Schurrle and Diego Costa are both in doubt for the clash while Everton striker Romelu Lukaku may also miss out with a toe injury. With this being a marquee match up it is likely that they will all play. Both teams have displayed their attacking ability creating countless goal scoring opportunities in the opening weeks but defensively there have been leaks, especially from the Toffees. Chelsea have also been guilty of complacency and would have conceded multiple times against Leicester last week had it not been for the heroics of Courtois. This one will be full of action and could go either way.

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Tottenham v Liverpool – Sun 10:30pm

Recommended Bet: Result – DRAW ($3.40)

Predicted Line Ups

Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Moreno, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson; Allen, Gerrard; Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling; Sturridge

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghem, Rose; Capoue, Bentaleb; Eriksen, Lamela, Chadli; Adebayor

Head to Head: Last 5

Liverpool: 4-0

Liverpool: 5-0

Liverpool: 3-2

Tottenham: 2-1

DRAW: 0-0

Tottenham will be full of confidence following a 4-0 win at home over QPR. The same can not be said for Liverpool. They would have had high hopes this season but last week Man City showed that they are not in a position to replicate last seasons run for the title.

In an attempt to replace the loss of Suarez they completed the signing of Mario Balotelli. Liverpool fans are excited about the signing of the Italian and the fact that he is a proven goal scorer in the Premier League (previously played at Man City), is a huge upside. The concern though must be his attitude and application. Like Suarez he is known for grabbing headlines for the wrong reason and this is something manager Brendan Rogers will be hoping he can keep control of.

The newly appointed Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased with his sides start to the season, especially the expansive and free-flowing attacking football they have played. In addition, they are one of only two teams yet to concede a goal this season. Although they were demolished in both games by Liverpool this year they seem to have found new life under Pochettino. Both sides in this one have more to lose than gain and it could be much lower scoring than expected. Hard to go past the draw.

EPL Betting

Leicester v Arsenal – Mon 1:00am

Recommended Bet: Double Chance: Leicester or Draw ($2.00)

Predicted Line Ups

Arsenal (4-1-4-1): Szeczhny; Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Monreal; Flamini; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Ozil, Carzola; Sanchez

Leicester (4-4-2): Schmeichel; de Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky; Knockaert, Hammond, King, Mahrez; Nugent, Ulloa

Head to Head: Last 5

Arsenal: 2-1

DRAW: 1-1

Arsenal: 3-1

Arsenal: 4-0

DRAW: 0-0

Arsenal scraped into the Champions League following a 1-0 win over Besiktas mid-week. They were forced to play the final 20 minutes with ten men following the sending off to Debuchy. Anyone who saw the game would have noticed that the Gunners were heavily drained, both physically and mentally.

A short turn around and a stash of games in the last two weeks means this will be a tricky tricky game for Arsenal. Leicester have shown plenty of fight in their opening games with a draw against Everton and a good display against Chelsea. They will definitely find the score sheet and with a reshuffled line up for the Gunners, thanks to a long term injury to Giroud, the going will be tough for them in this one.

Don’t be fooled by the name in this one and take the home side in the double chance market.

Head to Head: Last 5

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Digging with The Mole

The Rugby League Week Mole gives us all the ins and outs ahead of NRL Round 25.

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CRONULLA’s record 30-point start against the Cowboys shapes as the punters’ biggest dilemma coning into this round of footy.

I have spoken to several Sharks players this week and they are filthy – they see the record start as an insult.

And several times this season, the Sharks have produced fine efforts against the odds despite being down on troops.

The Sharks are having a hell of a year missing more than a dozen players, including inspirational skipper Paul Gallen.

They couldn’t have picked a worse time to go to Townsville and Johnathan Thurston must be licking his lips at the prospect of cutting loose against them.

But beware the wounded Shark – they are telling me they will have a real dig and prove the books wrong.

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BENJI Marshall has found some good form after a slow start to his Dragons career – but will need to be very careful tonight.

My Broncos spies tell me they are determined to work Marshall over in defence and will aim their big, wide-running forwards straight at him.

Marshall has had problems with his defence over the years and the Broncos are fully aware of this.

With that in mind, a back-rower or centre look good value for first try – and I would also get on the Broncos giving 6.5 start on Sportingbet – they still believe they can make the top eight and know they need to improve their for and against.

They will go out there determined to score a lot of points in their last home game at Suncorp for the year.

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 My special of the weekend comes in another game with a big start – the Warriors versus Titans.

Sportingbet gives the Titans 15.5 points start and I think the Warriors can overcome this.

The Warriors have their gun players Konrad Hurrell and Sam Tomkins firing – they have scored 11 tries each this year and if the weather is fine, they will cut loose.

The Titans have yet to win under caretaker coach Neil Henry and, talking to a couple of players, they are already thinking about Mad Monday and the off season.

Without key forwards Nate Myles and Greg Bird, they are lambs to the slaughter.

US Open Tennis – Aussie Assault (Day 4 Preview)

After a terrible run yesterday our top players look to put the Aussie Assault back on track. With Kyrgios, Stosur and Dellacqua all starting strong favourites we are sure to get our fair share of Aussies into the 3rd round!

US Open Betting

Nick Kyrgios v Andreas Seppi 
Has the power to blow Seppi off the court. May be tired after playing double with Tomic and is sure to have a lapse at some point. Will reload the guns and take down Seppi in four.
Recommended Bet 4 set match ($2.46)

Samantha Stosur [24] v Kaia Kanepi
Stosur didn’t serve a single double fault in her opening match and that is a great indicator of her form and confidence. When Sam is confidence she wins, and wins quite comfortably.
Recommended Bet Total – Under 20.5 games ($1.87)

Casey Dellacqua [29] v Qiang Wang

Casey’s will start a strong favourite in this match but her opponent Qiang Wang is coming off a title win in a second tier event and hitting the ball very cleanly. Casey is the better match player and when they get into pressure situations it will be the Aussie who comes out on top!
Recommended Bet Total Games: Over 20.5 ($1.87)

Mathew Ebden v Leonardo Mayer [23]

Mayer is a clean ball striker coming from a clay court background. Matt will have his work cut out for him if he leaves his rally shots short. This will be a sea-sawing affair.
Recommended Bet Totals games – over 38 ($1.87)

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Sportingbet Six-Pack – Daily Tips Saturday August 30

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

1) Burning Passion

Rosehill Race 1 (12:40 PM AEST)

He’s racing very well at present and the heavy track won’t be a problem after his last start victory at Canterbury with the sting out of the ground. Strong formlines around Diamond Valores. Big contender in the opener.

2) Lorna May

Caulfield Race 2 (1:00 PM AEST)

Ran second to the smart Rock Sturdy last start and is a strong chance if the track is not rain-affected. She’s been placed twice second-up but there’s no reason she can’t go one better and record the second win of her career.

3) Fremantle 1-39

Fremantle vs Port Adelaide (3:10 PM AEST)

This shapes up as a big game with the winner finishing fourth. Freo’s midfield is back in town along with Walters and Ballantyne and they should win at home. They won’t have it all their own way, Port are up and running and are on the charge. Freo to win in a close one. 

4) Boban

Caulfield Race 8 (4:40 PM AEST)

He produced an encouraging first-up performance in the Group 2 Missile Stakes. Was hitting the line strongly and will appreciate the step up to the 1400m. Definite winning hope.

5) Roosters 1-12

Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm (7:30 PM AEST)

Are the Roosters of 2013 back? They’re starting to score points and bringing back the toughness to their defence. You can never write off a Storm side with Slater, Cronk and Smth but liking the Roosters at home in a tight contest as they push for the minor premiership.

6) Manchester United

Burnley vs Manchester United (9:45 PM AEST)

It hasn’t been a happy start to the season for Man Utd or new coach Louis van Gaal. They’ve lost to Swansea and MK Dons, and drew with Sunderland to begin the season behind the eight ball. The Red Devils face a tricky trip to Burnley but we’re predicting they’ll galvanise and put in a big effort against The Clarets.

NFL Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know!

The NFL season kick off on Friday September 5 at 10:30am (AEST) when the Green Bay Packers take on the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Seattle Seahawks. Sportingbet will be running a series of Top 10′s to get you pumped up for what is set to be another massive season of American Football.

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We kick it off with the Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know about the NFL.

10. No Tapes of Super Bowl I: There are no TV broadcast tapes of the first ever Super Bowl as NBC and CBS are said to have taped over the film.

9. TV Deal Worth US$5 Billion Per Season: The new TV deal that will run from 2014-2021 (8 years) is worth a total of US$39.6 Billion. That’s $5 billion a season!

8. NFL has a 53 Man Roster: The NFL uses a 53 man roster:

  • 2 quarterbacks
  • 4 running backs
  • 6 wide receivers
  • 3 tight ends
  • 9 offensive linemen
  • 9 defensive linemen
  • 7 linebackers
  • 10 defensive backs
  • 1 kicker
  • 1 long snapper
  • 1 punter

 

 

7. Every Football Made in Tiny Town: Every single NFL football is made in a Wilson factory in the village of Ada, Ohio. The population is only 6,000.

6. Dallas Cowboys Don’t Play in Dallas: The Dallas Cowboys haven’t played in Dallas since 1971. The Cowboys stadium is located in Arlington, Texas.

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5. Logo on Helmets: The St. Louis Rams were the first NFL team to use their logo on their helmets.

4. Green Bay Packers Publicly Owned: The Green Bay Packers are a publicly owned corporation. They are the only team in the NFL to have this status. So much for the Dallas Cowboys being America’s team!

3. Minimum Wage is $420,000: The league minimum wage for a rookie is $420,000, and yes, that American dollars!

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2. Players go Bankupt! A massive 78% of NFL players are bankrupt just two years after finishing their careers. They should stop ‘poppin bottles’!

1. NFL Pays NO TAX!!! The NFL is considered a non-profit organisation and thus is tax exempt.

Stay tuned as tomorrow the cash keeps flying when we look at the Top 10 highest paid players in the NFL.

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US Open Tennis – Aussie Assault (Day 5 Preview)

With Nick Kyrgios and Casey Dellacqua through to the 3rd round Bernard Tomic and Sam Groth will be looking to join them. They are up against two of the world’s best but there is one thing Aussie’s can do and …

US Open Tennis – Aussie Assault (Day 4 Review)

In yet another mixed day for the Aussies Nick Kyrgios and Casey Dellacqua kept the Aussie Assault alive, making it through to the 3rd round. The others were not so lucky, in particular Sam Stosur who bowed out after and …

NFL Top 10 Quarterback’s

We now know that quarterback’s are the highest paid players in the NFL, but who is the best? Like we told you yesterday some of the guys on earning the big coin don’t even get a mention! This is our …

Podcast: Fill Your Boots (Ep1)

NFL Top 10 Highest Paid Players

With the kick off to the NFL season just over a week away we continue out Top 10 countdown. Yesterday we had a look at the ‘Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know’ about the NFL but today we turn our …

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