The Alphas Top Tips
- Double: Sydney Swans win @ $1.48 into South Sydney win @ $1.40
- Parramatta Eels win @ $1.80
- GWS Giants win @ $2.35
Match of the week looks to be Collingwood vs GWS at the MCG on Sunday. We don’t really know a whole lot about the Pies. They’ve blown some lesser teams out of the water, however their only notable scalps have been North Melbourne (in one of many great comebacks to grace 2015 so far) and Essendon (at a time when they’d just beaten Hawthorn and not getting demolished by Geelong). You would be forgiven for not considering the Giants a notable scalp prior to Round 1, but now 10 weeks in they’re shaping up to be quite a team to beat.
Gun midfielder Dylan Shiel re-committed to the club during the week. No doubt the re-signing of other key players including Jeremy Cameron, Jon Patton, Phil Davis, Devon Smith, Toby Greene, Adam Tomlinson and Will Hoskin-Elliott helped persuade his decision. Given the list of exciting young players have committed their futures to the Giants, we can expect big things to happen in Western Sydney over the coming years.
They’ll have to lift on their performance against the Lions last week if they are to snatch a first finals birth this year, although a win here against the Pies will do that goal no harm at all. Collingwood are deserved favourite’s at home, but if the Giants can get Cloake off his game and limit the impact of the ever impressive Pendlebury, they may have too much upside for the Pies. If the Giants show the fight we’ve come to expect of them, they’ll sneak home by a goal.
The Swans are bet of the week but there isn’t much value so you may want to throw them in a double or treble. The only issue is finding something else worth including. The Bombers have burnt us twice in recent weeks but I’m inclined to risk them at the line against West Coast. Granted it is a tough away trip and the Eagles should have won last week, but if they can find some of the form that had them beating Hawthorn earlier in the year then a 36.5 point head start looks very generous indeed. Not inclined to risk? Sydney Swans to win into one of our NRL best bets should do the trick.
Best Bets – Swans win @ $1.48 / Giants win @ $2.35
Pressure is mountain on Bombers coach Hird and we expect the team to respond against West Coast
Best of the week has to be a special Parramatta side lining up against Melbourne on Monday night. When I say special I’m not referring to outstanding talent (which they actually do stock). I’m referring to their ability to be up 30-6 well into the second half and still lose a match. Last weekend was unbelievable, and they’ll no doubt be scratching their heads as to how the hell they lost. However, what it did show was that this team can tear even the best opposition to pieces when they’re at full-strength and on their game. The problem is their unpredictability, but that won’t matter against a depleted Melbourne side. The Storm minus their classy veterans are far from the best opposition around, and Parramatta should well be able to win even with a below best performance. Parra to get home by either 6 points or 30. Depending on which side of their split personality shows up.
Tha Rabbitohs are good things against Wests tonight. Mostly due to the fact that somehow there star studded line up is barely affected by Origin. Throw them in your all ups along with the Swans.
Best bets – Parramatta win @ $1.80 / South Sydney win @ $1.40
Gamble responsibly, and as always, stay confident, stay strong, stay humble, stay Alpha!