The Eagles and Pies will square off in the big dance at the G this afternoon and I think that the former look over the odds as outsiders. It was another strong and consistent campaign from West Coast and they well and truly shook off their ‘home ground specialists’ tag. The Pies have enjoyed a dream run of form into the decider, but they’ll have their hands full with the experience Eagles’ roster and a number of danger men. This is going to be a thrilling contest, but I think that the Eagles will sneak home.
I am confident that the Eagles will win the 2018 AFL Grand Final and they can certainly cover a $2 line, currently set at 7 points. Jack Darling and Josh Kennedy will both be desperate to make an impact after their loss in the 2016 decider, and the big men could prove to be a real handful for the young Pies’ outfit.
Town look like they’re going to be fighting for survival all season and things won’t get any easier when they face Spurs tonight. Spurs have interestingly lost their three most-recent premier league matches, but all have come against quality sides and they’ll be buoyed by a tough win over the in-form Watford in the League Cup mid-week. They are a class above Town and should be winning this match with ease.
The Springboks recorded an historic win over the All Blacks in Wellington two weeks ago, and return home full of confidence ahead of tonight’s test with the out-of-sorts Wallabies. Australia’s disappointing run of form on the international stage continued in Week 4 of the Rugby Championship when they were delivered a demoralising defeat by Argentina on the Gold Coast. South Africa away is always an extremely difficult prospect and the line really does look miniscule at only 7.5 points.