It’s an extremely busy time of the year for sport lovers with so much going on at the moment. The 2020 Australian Open is the next big thing about to get underway and will kick off on Monday, January 20th. As always, our experts have scoured the markets to find you the best plays for the tournament, which you can find below. Here, our concentration is on the women’s side of the draw, but you can check out our best bets for the men’s draw by clicking on the home screen. Good luck to everyone following!
The women’s side of the draw is always interesting because you can never be quite sure what you’re going to get from the stars. There’s been six different women win the Australian Open (AO) from the past seven years and the only women to double up during that span is the great Serena Williams. Now 38 years of age, Williams still has plenty left in the tank and comes into this tournament as the favourite despite being ranked #9 in the world. Interestingly, Williams has been drawn alongside last year’s winner and current #3 ranked Naomi Osaka in Quarter 2. For us, these two women have the best chance of winning the title and the fact they’re in the same quarter means you can just about guarantee one of them will make it to the final four. It’s always a tough one to pick, but we like the odds in the ‘Double Chance’ market at Sportsbet for either Williams or Osaka to win the AO.
The first of two Quarter Winner markets we’re keen to make a play on is Quarter 3 where we fancy the slight favourite in Simona Halep. She’s a 2x Grand Slam champion and was a finalist at the AO in 2018 where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki in three close sets. There are plenty of other talented players in her quarter with the likes of Aryna Sabalenka, Belinda Bencic and Danielle Collins, however, none of these three players have anywhere near the amount of runs on the board that Halep has. That’s why, in our opinion, getting anywhere around $4 for Halep to win her quarter is fantastic value and well worth some thought.
The third and final market we’re going to attack is the Quarter 4 Winner at Sportsbet where we’re keen on a bit of an outsider. The favourite to advance from this quarter into the semi-finals is Karolina Pliskova. She’s the world #2 and plays her best tennis on the hard courts, however, she’s never been able to take the next step at the AO and has only made it to the semis on one occasion. On the next line of betting is Elina Svitolina who had a really nice 2019 but we can’t see making too much noise at the business end of this competition. This leads us to our left field pick who is young American star Amanda Anisimova. She’s just 18 years of age but has a big game and is already Grand Slam semi-finalist. She comes into the AO ranked #24 in the world and has been dealt a pretty favourable draw. In our opinion, she’s well worth a nibble at near double figure odds to win her quarter.
Round 14 of the NRL season wraps up on Sunday with two big matches. It's the Knights taking on the Sea Eagles, followed by the Tigers and Bulldogs. Our NRL guru Scooby is back with his preview and NRL tips for both Sunday NRL matches. read more
The 2020 AFL season continues on Sunday with a great little three game slate! PuntingInDanger has been on fire of late and he takes a look at all three games and gives his betting tips here! read more
The NBA Playoffs kick off this Tuesday morning and we will have you covered with a series preview for every matchup throughout the post-season! See our full preview and betting picks for all four Western Conference 1st Round matchups HERE! read more
The NBA Playoffs officially kick off on Tuesday morning and we will be bringing you a full preview and betting picks for every series throughout the post-season! We start our coverage by taking a look at the four 1st Round matchups in the Eastern Conference here. read more
Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more
Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more
Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more
Lay betting is when you’re betting against an event to occur. You’re betting that a horse won’t win a race, a team won’t win a match or your player will lose to their opponent. Find out more about lay betting at Betfair right here. read more
It seems like only suspension can stop Lachie Neale from securing the Brownlow win after another brilliant performance in Round 11, but there are plenty of other Brownlow betting markets that we'll be tackling as markets open. Let's take a closer look at our Round 11 Brownlow vote predictions. read more
Round 12 in the AFL season gets underway on Thrusday night with the 'Battle of the Bridge' between Sydney and GWS taking place at Optus Stadium. As usual, we have all of the odds for the weekend's action, with the Round 12 odds coming via our friends at Sportsbet. read more
WA racing's leviathan owner-breeder Bob Peters has sent six of his best horses across the Nullabor to tackle some of Australia's biggest races this Spring. Tim Geers takes a look at each of the star WA horses and what races we might see them in throughout the Melbourne Spring. read more
Round 11 of the AFL season gets underway on Saturday and as usual, we have you covered with all of the odds for every game courtesy of our friends at Sportsbet! read more