There are football matches and there moments that change the course of history. When two forces collide in the ultimate battle for supremacy, with each fearful but determined to rise above all others and be crowned as champions of their craft. To slay the enemy in front of thousands upon thousands of adoring fans or travelling in to hostile territory to slay the dragon. This is real football. These are the days that truly change the world. This is top of the table Chelsea Vs second placed Manchester City.
Melbourne Victory captain, Mark Milligan, must still be on a high after he helped guide the Socceroos to Asian Cup glory last weekend. Players often find it difficult going back
No matter what you say about the relevance of one day cricket in the modern game an Australia Vs England match is always going to whet the appetite of fans around the world. There is an unwritten law that these countries must have a healthy, well defined hatred of each other. It is one that has brewed through hundreds of years and really comes to the fore with every bouncer and attempted six. I even think sledging was invented during an ashes series way back in the day when some Aussie bowler dissed the majestic beard of one W. G. Grace.
This Sunday will play witness to the third occasion on which Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have battled it out for the Australian Open title. Novak has never lost an Australian Open final and Sportsbet have him as the $1.44 favourite.
Australia have done it. They have reached the final of the Asian Cup after a 2-0 win over the United Arab Emirates thanks to early goals from Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson. It is the second time the Socceroos have graced the competitions show piece after losing out to Japan four years ago but on home soil you would have to say that we are hot hot favourites to take out our first major title.
It’s Super Bowl time. American Football’s finale is fast becoming one of the worlds biggest sporting occasions. There is no doubt that a stack of money will be bet on which side can score the most points with the inflated pig skin.
It’s FA Cup fourth round weekend in England which means the big boys of the English Premier League get to pit their wits and financial muscle against the small fry of lower league football.
The history of this prestigious competition is littered with giant killings, tales of David over coming Goliath on uneven bogs marked up as football pitches while sleet snow and hail batter the combatants. Unfortunately, with the rise of the EPL and the money now being thrown about by the big boys these fables are now becoming few and far between it’s been a long time since Wrexham turned over the reigning
Round 1 Footy Tips
Collingwood (2.12) v Fremantle (1.72)
Freo will be a force not to be taken lightly after the Grand Final loss last September. They are a solid unit and work very will as a team. I expect them to be ready to go and get the jump on Collingwood in the first quarter which in turn will set them up for the win.
Collingwood on the other hand has recruited some new blood that will need a few games under their belts before they make a difference.
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Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said Galileo’s Choice has been the best backed runner since Saturday night’s barrier draw.