This Weekend's 5 Best Bets
We've gone through our tips and have found you the five best bets for the weekend from horse racing, AFL, NRL and Premier League.
We've gone through all our tips to give you the five best bets you should be placing or using as multi-fillers this weekend.
Horse Racing – Rosehill Race 4
The Tip: No8 Sweet Scandal
Why: Sweet Scandal is racing in red hot form and she will be looking to make it four straight wins on the trot here today. Raced away to a convincing 2.3 length victory at Warwick Farm defeating Royal Fashion last start and has drawn to get the run of the race. Winning form is good form, stick with her.
AFL – Hawthorn v Geelong
The Tip: Either side to win by under 24.5 points
Why: The Geelong v Hawthorn rivalry would go close to the best in the league for quality of football and other than a few recent finals, there hasn’t been many games with more riding on it than this one.
With the addition of Gary Ablett, it would be a huge failure of a season for the Cats if they were not able to make the top 8. Hawthorn, meanwhile, could find themselves in the top 4 if they can get past Geelong. The Hawks have been building very nicely over the past two months and Al Clarkson has them primed for another crack at a Premiership.
It’s hard to see this match not going down to the wire again.
Horse Racing – Flemington Race 5
The Tip: Gold Mag
Why: Lightly-raced and unbeaten gelding Gold Mag has looked good winning his two starts to date and can make it three on the trot here today. Gave his rivals a galloping lesson when defeating Signature Street by 5 lengths at Sandown last start. Has won his two starts by a combined 9-length margin.
NRL – Storm v Sharks
The Tip: Melbourne Win
Why: Both sides will look to bounce back from upset losses last weekend. Melbourne had an uncharacteristically poor night against Souths and will welcome playing back at home where they have recorded just two losses this season.
Meanwhile, the Sharks Top 4 hopes were dented with a golden point loss to Manly with their defence missing a whopping 36 tackles.
The Sharks may have won three of the past four matches over the Storm, however, have struggled at AAMI Park with one win from eight at the venue. Futhermore, the Sharks have failed to score more than 18 points against the Storm in 20 straight matches.
Premier League – Arsenal v Manchester City
The Tip: Manchester City win
Why: Manchester City are showing no signs of slowing up after their 100 point title triumph last season – as shown in their brushing aside of Chelsea in the community shield.
Arsenal’s new era will take time to develop and grow, whereas City are already a well-oiled machine, deadly going forward and now solid at the back. Even Guardiola took one season to truly adapt to his new surroundings, and Emery is unlikely to turn up trees immediately.
Manchester United’s issues since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure show the pitfalls of a long-serving manager leaving, though there is significantly less pressure on Emery than David Moyes due to a lack of recent success at The Emirates.
This should be a fascinating game to watch, but Guardiola’s men should simply have too much for Arsenal. It’s shaping up to be a comfortable win for City, who will be in a ruthless mood.