This is the first game for the Heat in more than a week and they’ll be confident of recording their first win of the campaign, at the expense of a pretty unreliable Sydney Sixers outfit. Brisbane’s early batting collapse was enough for them to lose their first match of the season against reigning premiers the Strikers, before another disappointing loss to league-leaders the Hurricanes. This is easily their best prospect for a win so far and I think that captain Chris Lynn will lead from the front with a big innings.
Another mid-week Premier League round means a Tuesday night fixture and I am confident that Everton and Leicester will play out a low-scoring draw at Goodison Park. Neither club will carry winning form into the fixture and each will be eager to respond, given they played lowly opposition. With a slight advantage to Everton at home, I think they are under the odds at their current price and I’m happy to sit on the fence.
There’s plenty of NHL action on the New Year’s Day slate and great value for home teams the Hurricanes, Wild and Sabres All to win their respective games. The Hurricanes have dropped their two most-recent games but are offered an ideal opportunity against the Flyers. The Wild will need to be at their best but can record a big win over the Penguins in Minnesota. The Sabres can keep alive a decent start to the season at the expense of the Islanders.