WHAT at a great weekend to put on a multi-sport multi bet.
WilliamHill.com is offering best odds guaranteed on head-to-head markets for both the AFL and NRL grand finals, so that’s two legs sorted without much ado.
Also featuring in our four-legger this week are the Malaysian Grand Prix and one of the early pace-setters in the 2016-17 English Premier League campaign.
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AFL Grand Final – Western Bulldogs to win at $2.40
NRL Grand Final – Melbourne Storm to win at $1.86
Premier League – Liverpool to beat Swansea at $1.44
Malaysian Grand Prix – Lewis Hamilton to win at $2.20
AFL Grand Final – Sydney Swans vs. Western Bulldogs
2:30pm AEST on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the MCG
If ever there was a weekend to tip with the heart, this is it. The Dogs have proved all the doubters wrong throughout a finals series in which they have dispatched an in-form West Coast in Perth, three-time reigning premiers Hawthorn and the unadulterated super-talent of Greater Western Sydney. If you’re not sure Luke Beveridge’s baby Bulldogs can handle the experienced, made-for-finals Sydney Swans, think back to round 15 when they sealed a clutch win at the SCG thanks to a match-winning play orchestrated by young guns Caleb Daniel, Marcus Bontempelli and Jason Johannisen. Just as it was for Sydney in 2005, the Doggies’ time may well be now.
NRL Grand Final – Melbourne Storm vs. Cronulla Sharks
7:15pm AEST on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at ANZ Stadium
Love them or hate them, you cannot deny that the Storm are very bloody good. Their defence is peerless – no other team came close to their low mark of 302 points conceded in the 2016 NRL Premiership regular season – and few can match the big-stage credentials of Cooper Cronk and skipper Cameron Smith. They face a tough task in Cronulla, who will fancy their chances after blasting past the Cowboys 32-20 in the preliminary finals, but one suspects they won’t find it as easy to reach the line at ANZ Stadium this Sunday. Melbourne smashed the Sharks 26-6 when they met in the final round of home-and-away games, and we are backing a similar outcome (if not such a dominant scoreline).
English Premier League – Swansea City vs. Liverpool
9:30pm AEST on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Liberty Stadium
The Reds are on fire. Since their shock loss to Burnley in week two, Jurgen Klopp’s men have smashed in 20 goals in a six-match run that includes league wins over Hull City (5-1), Chelsea (2-1) and reigning champions Leicester City (4-1). That sizzling form has seen them shorten to $6.50 second favourites in the 2016 Premier League outright betting at Sportsbet. With the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane in full flow, Liverpool should have few problems (allowing for what is fast becoming an obligatory second-half defensive lapse) against an embattled Swansea outfit that could be in for a relegation fight.
Formula One – 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix
6pm AEST on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Sepang
Despite some plucky performances from the Ferraris and Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull Racing, the 2016 Formula One season has become what everyone expected from the start: a two-horse race between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. A mere eight points separate the two in the driver standings going into the second leg of a three-part swing through Asia, with Rosberg back on top after consecutive wins in Belgium, Italy and Singapore. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel loves this track and could pose a real threat, but we fancy Hamilton to end Rosberg’s run by claiming his second F1 victory at Sepang.