5 Anzac Day Best Bets
Our special Anzac Day best bets cover the blockbuster AFL & NRL matches as well as horse racing and A-League.
Brisbane Roar vs. Adelaide United – Suncorp Stadium
Tip: Adelaide United
Why: Brisbane have only won one of their last six games; the Reds have won four out of their last six meetings against the Roar; the home side has conceded 66 goals this campaign while Adelaide has only conceded 29. These figures speak volumes.
Essendon v Collingwood - MCG
Tip: Collingwood -12.5
Why: The 25th meeting between Essendon and Collingwood on Anzac Day is one the most anticipated in recent memory thanks to three consecutive wins by the designated home side for this clash. The Pies lead the head to head in this fixture 14-9 with a draw in the very first match back in 1995. They’ve won seven of the nine this decade including a 49-point margin last year.
Flemington Race 6 - VRC St Leger (2800 Metres)
Tip: STARS OF CARRUM
Why: Perfectly placed to take out this Listed feature. Didn’t handle the wet conditions in the G1 Australian Derby at Randwick last start but his form prior to that failure is strong and good enough to take this out. Distance isn’t a worry as he has run second in the Victoria Derby when hitting the line hard.
Sydney Roosters v St. George Illawarra Dragons - SCG
Tip: Roosters/Roosters (Half/Full Double)
Why: Overall the Roosters have won 9 of the last 12 head-to-head matches against the Dragons. The Roosters have also led at half-time in each of their last five matches – all wins.
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Melbourne Storm v New Zealand Warriors – AAMI Park
Tip: Melbourne Storm 13+
Why: Melbourne has won six straight against the Warriors and has won every second half in 2019. The average Warriors losing margin to Melbourne on ANZAC Day is 25 points.
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