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Our cricket writer previews the second one day international between England and Pakistan set to take place on Saturday.
Following a fairly straight-forward win over Pakistan in the first ODI at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday. The teams will now focus their attention on the second one day international which gets underway at Lord’s on Saturday morning.
Will England’s dominance continue into the second ODI or will Pakistan redeem themselves at the Home of Cricket? Let’s take a closer look:
Winning Form brings you their best tips for Scottsville's racing on Sunday the 28th of August 2016. Comments and betting are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.
Our rugby scribe takes a look at this weekend's Currie Cup action that sees a headline clash between the Sharks and Bulls.
Last week was an absolute nightmare for yours truly. One from four tips left me with an empty wallet and a myriad of regrets. To make matters worse, the weekend had started off on such a positive note. The Sharks managed to clear the -20.5 handicap in the opening game of the round which meant I was sitting pretty with three games to go. Things got even better with Western Province storming into an early lead in the second fixture of the day. The Cheetahs would start the rot, however, as they overturned Western Province’s early lead to run out 32-25 victors at Newlands. I was still pretty confident that I’d manage to at least call the last two games right but the Kings and Griquas would end those hopes with two of the performances of the season.
Anyway, enough dwelling on the past let’s move onto this weekend’s fixtures. Round four gets underway with a clash between the Lions and Boland which is followed by a game between the Pumas and a Griquas side that will be on absolute high after ending the Lions long–running winning streak.
Our footy scribe previews the English Premier League matchup between Crystal Palace and Bournemouth taking place on Saturday afternoon.
It may be extremely early in the season, but one would be naive to think that the knives are not being sharpened somewhere. This is perhaps more pertinent for Alan Pardew’s Palace, whose disquieting form from the end of the last campaign has transferred into their opening performances. Both Palace and Bournemouth are yet to register a point and would hate to be cut adrift going into the first international break of the season.
Eddie Howe will no doubt be fairly philosophical and realise that his side could have easily got all three points against West Ham last week. Palace need to placate an increasingly beleaguered crowd, which should necessitate an open, exciting encounter for the early basement dwellers.
Our writer previews the clash between defending champions Leicester and Swansea at the King Power Stadium on Saturday in week three of the 2016/17 English Premier League.
The reign of Leicester City began in somewhat ignominious fashion at Hull, but Claudio Ranieri will feel cautiously optimistic following that pugnacious point against Arsenal. The Gunners did the double over Leicester last season, virtually the only team that made their title quest appear somewhat fraudulent. Swansea have begun in relatively positive fashion and will see this as a magnificent opportunity to exploit the sense of expectation brewing at the King Power Stadium. There will probably be no better time to visit the Foxes fortress this entire season.
South Africa and New Zealand will get another crack at each other when they square off at SuperSport park Centurion.
Following the farce that was the first Test in Durban, South Africa and New Zealand will go head to head – hopefully for the full five days – in the second Test at SuperSport Park Centurion.
While the situation at Kingsmead left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth, there’s no point in dwelling on it when we’re set for a cracking spectacle on the Highveld! Let’s check it out below:
Our football writer previews the Everton and Stoke meeting on Saturday at Goodison Park.
This promises to be an interesting clash for two sides at different developmental stages. Everton are just finding their feet under the stewardship of the calculating Ronald Koeman, attempting to integrate some more defensive rigidity into their free-flowing structure. Stoke are a side in a state of limbo. They seem caught somewhere between their traditionally robust approach and a more intricate, continental style. While they have maintained a fairly consistent status in the Premier League, they remain an enigmatic unit that is incredibly hard to predict.
Winning Form brings you their best tips for Turffontein's racing on Saturday 27th of August 2016. Comments and betting are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.
Winning Form brings you their best tips for Kenilworth's racing on Saturday the 27th of August 2016. Comments and betting are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.
Winning Form brings you their best tips for Fairview's racing on Friday the 26th of August 2016. Comments and betting are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.
Our rugby writer takes a look at the four biggest Mitre 10 Cup week two clashes that get underway this Thursday.
So the Mitre 10 Cup got underway last weekend and boy did Canterbury lay down a marker with their 43-3 victory over a decent looking Auckland side. There were a few other sides that lay down a marker of their own with Wellington’s attacking prowess coming to the fore against Hawke’s Bay and Tasman putting in a gutsy display against Waikato.
This week throws up some intriguing clashes including the week’s opener between Otago and Waikato. We’re going to focus our attention on four of this week’s seven fixtures below: