Our writers are hoping the luck of the Irish will be on their side this St. Patrick's weekend. They've lined up tasty treble which equates to 87/10 for you to have a punt on. The first leg comes courtesy of Aaron who is backing AmaTuks to pick up a vital home win, while our other soccer leg is Jason's Burnley to beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. The final leg comes from Darry, whose money is on the Lions clearing the (-12.5) handicap against the Reds.
Saturday 18 March, 15:30
Writer: Aaron Crowie
Pick: University of Pretoria (NFD)
Univ. of Pretoria 8/10 | Draw 24/10 | Mbombela Utd 33/10
University of Pretoria fell to a 3-2 defeat away to newcomers Real Kings FC last time out, ending a run of back-to-back victories. Nonetheless, they will gladly return home, where they are undefeated in their last six league games.
Mbombela United have been disappointing with five losses from their last six matches, including three defeats on the spin. The Mpumalanga based side are yet to win on their travels with seven losses and three draws from 10 games, scoring just eight goals and conceding 17 times. The home win is tipped confidently.
Univ. of Pretoria Win v Mbombela United 8/10 (NFD)
Milano United Win v Thanda Royal Zulu 5/1 (NFD)
West Brom v Arsenal Win 7/10 (English Premier League)
Saturday 18 March, 17:00
Writer: Jason Dewey
Pick: Burnley (EPL)
Sunderland 15/10 | Draw 43/20 | Burnley 37/20
This isn’t so much about how good Burnley have been of late, but more about how terrible Sunderland have been.
Aside from a solitary 4-0 win over Crystal Palace a few weeks ago, they’re winless in 2017 having conceded 17 goals and scoring just three. There is massive value on the Clarets this week, despite the fact that they're yet to win away from home in the league - that changes this weekend - get on!
Jason's Treble @ 92/10
Bulls (-32.5) v Sunwolves 9/10 (Super Rugby)*Note this game is on Friday evening
Sunderland v Burnley Win 37/20 (English Premier League)
Sharks (-31.5) v Kings 9/10 (Super Rugby)
Saturday 18 March, 17:15
Writer: Darry Worthington
Pick: Lions (-12.5) (Super Rugby)
Lions 2/11 | Draw 28/1 | Reds 7/2
It hasn't been the greatest few weeks for yours truly, but I'm hoping that the St. Paddy's vibes will change my fortunes. The Lions will take on the Reds this Saturday at Emirates Airline Park. The hosts have been in sensational attacking form this term and have already scored 107 points. They rested a handful of their Springboks last week, which means they will field an extremely fresh side.
The Reds, on the other hand, are coming off the back of a physically and emotional sapping loss to the Crusaders. Add the a long-haul flight into the equation, and you get a Reds side who is ripe for the taking.
Darry's Treble @ 5/1
Bulls (-32.5) 9/10 (Super Rugby) *Note this game is on Friday evening
Lions (-10.5) 9/10 v Reds (Super Rugby)
Sharks (-31.5) 9/10 v Kings (Super Rugby)
Treble equates to 87/10
Bet R100 - Win R870
For The Brave
Manchester City and Liverpool will clash at the Etihad Stadium in what promises to be a thrilling contest. The Citizens will be licking their wounds following their sudden UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Monaco on Wednesday evening.
Liverpool have won two matches on the bounce and will be determined to maintain that form. Especially give the fact that they are unbeaten in the last nine meetings against the sides in the top six with five wins and four draws. Sadio Mane has banged in four goals and an assist in the process, showing he is a massive threat against the big guns. We're backing Mane to score anytime and Liverpool to win at a valuable 5/1! Happy punting!
Adding this leg to our Writers' Weekend Treble will give you a 57/1 quad!