Andrew Hughes kicked off the New Year with a 9-1 treble last Sunday and this time he’s backing West Ham to lead off another weekend multiple.
“West Ham’s poor start is a distant memory and the Hammers are only three points behind Leicester City in seventh after winning six of their last nine.”
Arsenal have an impressive record against West Ham, winning 18 of their last 23 encounters, but that may not count for much on Saturday.
Unai Emery’s team have hit a rough patch in their Premier League campaign and have managed just one win from six on the road. The return of Mesut Ozil will give them a boost, but at the moment they aren’t a team to rely on at a short price against in-form opponents who also happen to be local rivals.
West Ham’s poor start is a distant memory and the Hammers are only three points behind Leicester City in seventh after winning six of their last nine. They’ve beaten Manchester United and held Chelsea at the London Stadium and this looks like an ideal opportunity to end their poor run against the Gunners.
The stats suggest that this should be a one-sided affair and India are justifiably strong favourites despite the Aussies having home advantage.
With just two wins in their last 14 one day internationals, Australia are desperate to find some form ahead of this summer’s World Cup and have made big changes to the batting line up, but of more significance is their decision to rest their three star pace bowlers, which takes away their main strength and makes life easier for India.
The tourists do have an inconsistency problem, and they will miss Jasprit Bumrah, but their top three of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli is formidable. They also have an explosive middle-order and a dangerous pair of spinners in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Back them to win this opening game of the series.
Pool 5 leaders Edinburgh warmed up for their latest European assignment with a rock-solid 38-0 win over Southern Kings last weekend, and although Saturday’s challenge will be tougher, I’m backing the visitors to edge it.
A trip to the Stade Mayol is never easy, but Toulon have already lost three times there this season, including to Newcastle Falcons in their opening Rugby Champions Cup fixture. They are currently languishing in tenth place in the Top 14 and are bottom of Pool 5 with just one win from their four games.
By contrast, Edinburgh have been in strong form, winning their last three in both the Pro 14 and the Rugby Champions Cup, including a 40-14 thrashing of these opponents at Murrayfield, and they offer a touch of value at the current odds.
Total Odds for this multiple: [14.0] Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.
2019 Weekend Multiple P/L
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2015 P/L: – 0.51 pts
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