Going for broke: Multi of the Week (June 18)
AS part of a new affiliate partnership with popular online betting company Ladbrokes, One on One Sports SA will be providing you, our readers, with a ‘Multi of the Week’ – created by me, Grady Hudd.
Like many sports fans, I enjoy the occasional weekend flutter and the Multi of the Week series is designed to be a little bit of fun, and a place for One on One Sports SA followers to share their multi-bet triumphs with each other.
Hopefully there will be many winning bets to share!
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This is purely a way for the average punter to view my bet for the week, ride it with me if you wish, provide feedback on my selections, or simply have a laugh at my expense as I go the whole AFL season without a collect (let’s hope that doesn’t happen).
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Righto, now that’s out the way, let’s get into my first Multi of the Week!
TOTAL OUTLAY: $20 RETURN: $1368.76
New Zealand v South Africa (New Zealand win. Odds: $1.73)
I reckon this is good value for the Kiwis, who are yet to be defeated in their three world cup appearances so far.
Their most recent game against India got washed out without a ball being bowled, but before that they scored a 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka, a two-wicket win over Bangladesh (who maybe are better than many thought after knocking off the West Indies) and a seven-wicket win against Afghanistan.
They’ve got quality all through their batting line-up with the big hitting Martin Guptill and Colin Munro at the top of the order, plus Kane Williamson, and some quality seamers in Matthew Henry and Trent Boult.
South Africa is a quality Test nation, but I reckon New Zealand is a better one-day unit.
Australia v Bangladesh (Top Aus wicket taker, Pat Cummins. Odds: $3.25)
The Tigers are flying after chasing down 322 runs against the Windies just three wickets down.
However, their batsmen have shown they’re susceptible to genuine right-arm pace.
England’s Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes each took two wickets against them, while New Zealand’s Matthew Henry snagged four poles in his match.
I reckon Cummins could be in for a big haul, especially if he breaks through for a couple of early wickets in his first spell.
Sydney v Hawthorn (Half-time, full-time Hawthorn-Sydney. Odds: $6.5)
The Hawks have shown an ability to start games well of late, but finish them poorly.
They were only three points down against Essendon on the weekend at the main break before fading in the second half, and they led at half-time against Brisbane before going to sleep.
I reckon the Swans will win this contest, but Hawthorn will start well – they’re a proud club and we can expect to see a response in support of skipper Ben Stratton after ‘pinching-gate’.
St Kilda v Brisbane (Line bet, Brisbane -5.5. Odds: $1.90)
Sorry Saints fans, but I don’t think you’re getting within a goal of Brisbane.
The Lions are a team on the up, and St Kilda looked very poor against Gold Coast on the weekend.
My only real worry is the game being played at Marvel Stadium, but I’d like to think Brisbane can still get the job done.
There you have it! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below the article, or on our Facebook page.
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Until next week, happy punting!
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