Five Best Bets This Weekend
These are what we think are our five best bets you can place this weekend.
We've gone through all our tips and come up with what we thinks are five bets you should be placing or using as multi-fillers this weekend.
Horse Racing - Doomben Race 2
The Tip: Dark Dream to Win Race 2 Doomben
Why: Dark Dream cruised to a four-length victory last start and there was a lot to like, coming from a very wide stall. Should be ridden in a similar way from gate 9 this time, and hopefully lob into another nice position towards the front. Should be very hard to beat!
Horse Racing - Sandown Race 5
The Tip: Self Sense to Win Race 5 Sandown
Why: Winning his only start over jumps by 10 lengths, with the 2nd place finisher running some nice races since, it's hard to doubt Self Sense to win again here. Has since won a feature race at Caulfield as well as a 2nd in the Wagga Cup. Looks like a great chance.
If you think Self Sense will win Sandown Race 5 and live in an eligible state or territory, you can take advantage of Sportsbet's signup offer where your first deposit of $50 will give you $150 in bonus bets!** You could use the bonus bet on Self Sense and if it wins, you'd net a return of $150*.
Excl. NSW, VIC, SA, WA
Champions League Final - Real Madrid v Liverpool
The Tip: Over 3.5 Goals
Why: These are two teams who like to score and concede goals so there are no surprises that that is what people and bookies are expecting in this one, even though major finals normally produce low-scoring affairs. The last seven Champions League finals have seen both teams score and six of Real's last nine matches have seen over 3.5 goals, as well as seven of Liverpool's last 12.
AFL - Geelong Cats v Carlton Blues
The Tip: Geelong 40+
Why: Geelong return to their fortress after a disappointing loss last week. Despite this, it's extremely hard to see Carlton staying anywhere near them. Geelong should have way too much firepower and dismantle Carlton, as the Demons did last week in their massive 109 point victory. Not a big price for 40+ but looks like a good multi-filler this weekend.
NRL - Cronulla Sharks v Newcastle Knights
The Tip: Cronulla Sharks to Win
Why: There's no surprises in thinking Cronulla will win but there's still some value to be had at the $1.50* quote, especially as a multi filler. The Sharks are on a five game winning streak, while Newcastle continue to struggle without Mitchell Pearce and leak points, conceding almost 33 points per game over their last three. While the Sharks still aren't at their best, all signs point to them putting the Knights away and possibly by a big margin.
*Prices subject to change.