Daily Sports Tips – Saturday 18th August
Wests Tigers vs. St. George Dragons
Tigers To Beat The Line (-1.5 Points) @ $1.92
It should be a sellout at Leichardt Oval today as the Tigers attempt to keep their finals hopes alive. Sliding down to fifth on the ladder, the Dragons also have everything to play for, but it’s going to be tough against Wests at home. The Tigers are the top tackling side in the competition, and Esan Marsters is in rare form. With Ben Hunt struggling to generate scoring chances, this is a huge opportunity for Robbie Farrah and Benji Marshall to make short work of a Dragons side lacking confidence.
GWS Giants vs Sydney Swans
Swans To Win @ $2.05
It’s safe to say the 15th edition of the Sydney Derby should be the best. The Giants look well on their way to playing finals, but it’s do-or-die for the Swans in these remaining two weeks. The good news for Sydney is Heath Shaw and Josh Kelly are out for the Giants. If the Swans can rely on Dane Rampe to keep Jeremy Cameron quiet, they should notch their third straight win.
Cardiff vs Newcastle
Newcastle To Win @ $2.45
Newcastle were quite literally inches away from stealing the points against Spurs last week. Two of the Magpies’ shots hit the woodwork, but Rafa Benitez’s side still showed plenty of poise on attack. Cardiff, on the other hand, were particularly poor away at Bournemouth. The Bluebirds managed just one shot on target during a 2-0 loss, earning a measly 37% share of possession. Expect Newcastle to spoil Cardiff’s home party.