Australia holds a 3-0 advantage over Pakistan in the ODI series currently taking place in the UAE and game 4 takes place from 7.00pm this evening.
Australia have dominated the series from the get go and Skipper Aaron Finch has been in a purple patch of form scoring 116, 153 not out and 90 in his three innings.
Australia head in to tonight’s match as favourites at $1.56 with the home side Pakistan a $2.40 outsider.
I have been backing Australia all series and will again take the $1.56 in a few of my multis for this weekend.
In his current vein of form it is very hard to tip against Aaron Finch for the major bet types.
Accordingly I will be happy to back him at $3.50 to be the leading runscorer for Australia and will also have something on him to win Man Of The Match honours at $5.25.
Overnight Collingwood handed in a clinical display defeating Richmond by 44 points in the first match of Round 2.
Into the remaining matches this weekend and I am taking a multi with Essendon, Geelong, Port Adelaide, West Coast and Fremantle to win their round 2 fixtures. The multi is paying $4.67.
Looking for value in the first goalscorers markets and I have backed Robbie Gray at $9, Aaron Naughton at $11, Josh Kennedy at $7 and Ben Brown at $6.50.
I will take a multi with Sydney, South Sydney and the Melbourne Storm to win this weekend. The multi price is $2.64.
I will have a small multi on the Perth Glory to defeat the Melbourne Victory into Sydney FC to beat the Brisbane Roar. The multi price is $2.80.
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I’ll have a three leg multi which needs Alex Perez, Desmond Green and Kevin Holland to win their respective bouts. The multi is paying $2.37.
Another great day of racing at Rosehill with Group 1’s on the menu and locally we have the Group 3 WA Oaks to look forward to.
My best bets of the weekend are as follows :
Rosehill Saturday Race 6 Number 3 Verry Elleegant (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.30) : Classy filly who did not let us down last start when she bolted in as our best bet winning by three and a half lengths on the heavy surface. Again looks likely to be dealing with rain affected ground for this event and while she runs into quality opposition including Nakeeta Jane and Pohutukawa it’s very hard to oppose her. Is getting better with racing and can go on with the job here.
Rosehill Saturday Race 9 Number 10 Star Of The Seas (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $3.10) : Handy campaigner who has had 7 career starts for 3 wins and 4 placings. Was a comfortable winner here last time out over the 1350 metres on a heavy surface and gets in well here with just 55 kilograms. Is yet to run a bad race in his lifetime and should be right in the finish again here.
Bendigo Saturday Race 7 Number 3 Furrion (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $3.70) : Smart 4 year old who has won both of his second up starts in the past and 6 of his 10 career starts. Has drawn a little awkwardly here but does possess a nice turn of foot and if he can find a bit of cover in the run should be really finishing the race off with gusto. This looks a very suitable assignment.
Ascot Saturday Race 3 Number 2 Cup Night (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price $2.60) : Son of Maschino who resumed from a break when a comfortable winner here over the 1200 metres. Has a good second up record and looks well placed by the step up to 1400 metres. Should get a nice run in transit from barrier four and looms as the one they all have to beat.
Mandurah Friday Race 5 Number 1 Westdale Bandit (TABtouch Fixed Odds Price Not Available) : Box one bandit who has won his only 2 starts from this box – should bolt in again. Others to consider on the night include 3-2 King Tony each way and 7-8 Moment To Jive. I am quite keen on 3-1 Hecton Bale and 6-1 Benali as an all up win play on Saturday night at Cannington.