This Weekends 5 Best Bets
We've gone through our tips and have found you the five best bets for the weekend from horse racing, US Open, AFL and NRL.
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.
US Open – Djokovic v Nishikori
The Tip: Nishikori to win a set
Why: Although Nishikori shouldn’t be overlooked entirely in this, his record against the all-conquering Serb reads 2-14 with Djokovic winning each of the past 10. Still, the Japanese right-hander will draw solace from the fact that his last victory against the Djoker took place in pretty similar circumstances to this four years ago, when he won through to the 2014 US Open Final in four sets (6-4, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3).
Horse Racing – Rosehill Race 6 Run To The Rose
The Tip: Zousain
Why: Really shone at the back end of his two-year-old season. Warmed up for this with a win in ‘that’ trial containing Chautauqua at Rosehill on August. Was dominant in the soft going when winning the Champagne Classic during the Brisbane Winter Carnival before finishing close seconds in the Sires and JJ Atkins respectively.
AFL – Sydney Swans v GWS Giants
The Tip: Sydney Swans
Why: Both teams limped into the finals but regain key personal for the battle of the bridge. While on paper it is a great plus for the Giants to have seven key players return to the squad including Zac Williams and Toby Greene, it is far from an ideal preparation against a battle-hardened Swans outfit.
While the Giants have a talented list, there are still serious questions surrounding their toughness and as a result the Swans should grind out a win and keep their season alive.
Horse Racing – Moonee Valley Race 8 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
The Tip: Hartnell
Why: The ultra-consistent and reliable HARTNELL just missed when resuming from a spell in the Group Two Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield last start. This champion gelding has a great record over the distance and has placed on the track when finishing behind the one and only Winx in the 2016 Cox Plate. A horse that always does his backers proud.
NRL – Broncos v Dragons
The Tip: Brisbane -10.5
Why: Master coach Wayne Bennett appears to have timed his run perfectly with Brisbane, winning three straight games and going from eighth to sixth in the final week of the regular season to secure a home final here. The Broncos have dominated the Dragons in recent times, winning 12 of their past 14 clashes although they did drop the opening game of the season at Kogarah this year 34-12.
The stats get even uglier for Dragons fans when you factor in clashes at Suncorp Stadium – 10 straight wins, and counting, for the Broncos.