The Wolf’s Sporting Guide – March 16
It’s another busy weekend in the sporting world! The Wolf has previews & recommended bets for NRL, AFLW, A-League, EPL, NBA, Tennis and Super Rugby.
NRL: Penrith v South Sydney – (Sat 5:30pm)
The Wolf is expecting a tough evening for the Rabbitohs in Penrith. They have to back-up from a trip to Perth and are missing Adam Reynolds, although this is something they’ve been accustomed to over the years. The Panthers won’t be slow out of the blocks like they were against the Eels and should be able to string together an 80-minute performance. Penrith have won two of the last three against Souths at Penrith Stadium and are 8-3 ATS after conceding 14 points or fewer.
Best: Penrith -8 ($1.91)
A-League: Wellington v Newcastle – (Sat 5:35pm)
The Jets continue to show that they are a huge threat to Sydney FC’s reign as champions. A 10 man Jets outfit got the better of Sydney in a dramatic 2-1 win and remain the only side to have found the back of the net in every game this season. They have scored multiple goals in 5 of their last 6 and the Overs has been virtually free money in their matches against the Phoenix. There have been 3 or more goals scored in 12 of their last 13 meetings with 4 or more in 10 of the 13. The Nix have the worst defence in the A-League and have conceded 4 goals in 3 of their last 5. It’s a classic case of one o fthe best attacking sides taking on a side that leaks goals at a remarkable rate. Get right around the Jets.
Best: Newcastle ($1.85)
Super Rugby: Waratahs v Rebels – (Sun 4:15pm)
The Waratahs have been the disappointment of the competition so far this season having struggled to put it together in the first few weeks. They will be hoping that the arrival back to home soil will get them into gear and firing on a Sunny Sunday in Sydney. The Rebels have been nothing short of superb to start the season, going undefeated through 3 games and looking for the clean sweep on the Australian Conference. Unfortunately for the Waratahs, the Rebels look to be firing and how they are not current favourites is beyond The Wolf. Will Genia has led the Rebels around the park in career best form and the Wolf expects to see the same again this week.
Best: Rebels +2 ($1.95)
AFLW: Bulldogs v Demons – (Sat 7:10pm)
Unlike other sides in the AFL, these two clubs have history dating back to 2013, where they began playing off in exhibition games; and it is safe to say Saturday night’s clash in the biggest one yet. The Dees players certainly have the edge when it comes to big-game experience, while the Doggies wilted against the pressure GWS placed on them when their season was on the line last round. With the Bulldogs winning 5 of 6 first terms, and 5 of 6 first halves; the Wolf is looking for some extra value with the HT/FT double. The Dogs might get off to a good start, but Wolfie thinks the poise and experience of the Demons midfield will overrun them in the second half, and secure themselves a Grand Final spot.
Best Bet: Demons ($1.85)
Swansea v Tottenham – (Sat 11:15pm)
Spurs were dealt a savage blow in the 4-1 win over Bournemouth with star striker Harry Kane sustaining an ankle injury that will keep him sidelined for a month. It could not have come at a worse time as they battle for a crucial piece of silverware and a top 4 spot. Meanwhile, Swansea are looking to continue what has been a very impressive run since Carvalhal took over at the helm. The Swans have lost just 1 of their last 15 across all competitions which includes 7 straight wins at Liberty Stadium! That includes wins over Arsenal and Liverpool leaving The Wolf stunned at the price on offer for the home side. With Spurs winning just 2 of their last 7 away matches and Harry Kane sidelined we will be backing the upset!
Value: Swansea ($7.50)
Manly v Parramatta – (Sun 4:10pm)
These two proud clubs have played some classics over the years and The Wolf is expecting another close affair on Sunday. The Sea Eagles suffered a heart-breaking golden point loss to the Knights in Round 1, while the Eels blew a 14-point lead to get run down by the Panthers. One team will be leaving Brookvale with a 0-2 record to start the season. The Wolf was on the fence with this one, but has settled on the Eels due to their recent record over the Sea Eagles, especially at Brookvale Oval. Parramatta have won six straight against the Sea Eagles dating back to 2014, including the last three meetings at Brookvale Oval. The Sea Eagles also have to back-up from a golden-point loss, and could be found wanting in the dying stages of this match. Eels in a nailbiter!
Best: Parramatta ($2)
Value: Parramatta 1-12 ($3.40)