Daily Sports Tips – Friday 6th October
Cairns Taipans vs Illawarra Hawks
Cairns Taipans To Beat The Line (-1.5 Points)
The Cairns Taipans are always tough to beat in front of their home fans and they can start their season with a win over the Illawarra Hawks. The Taipans were 9-6 against the line as home favourites last season, while the Hawks generally failed to fire on the road during the NBL season.
Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar
Draw @ $3.50
Melbourne City go into this clash without Bruno Forniaroli and Tim Cahill, which is sure to test their attacking depth. The Brisbane Roar only won one of their nine games as away underdogs last season, but they were able to draw four games in this scenario and they are capable of taking a point from this clash.
Canterbury vs Taranaki
Canterbury To Beat The Line (-14.5 Points)
Canterbury have lost only one game during the Mitre 10 Cup to date and with the Ranfurly Shield on the line they should prove too be far too strong for Taranaki. Taranaki have played some excellent Rugby themselves during this tournament, but Canterbury are simply on another level
Georgia vs Wales
Wales To Win @ $1.95
This is a huge game for Wales as they really need to take the three points to keep the pressure on Serbia in the race for direct qualification for this group. Georgia have struggled to find any form whatsoever during their qualification campaign and Wales really do look like a safe bet to account for their rivals.