Daily Sports Tips – Sunday 19th August
Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens
Ravens To Win @ $1.95
Relying on rookies is always risky, but after handing it to the Rams last week in their second preseason game, the Ravens are probably the team you want to bet on if you’re keen on having a punt. Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson figures to feature in a handful of drives today, which is good news following his performance last week. The first round draft pick threw for 119 yards against Los Angeles, so if he can crack the Colts’ shaky defence, the Ravens should have this.
West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne
West Coast Eagles 40+ @ $4.75
As if a trip to Perth wasn’t tough enough, the midweek news of Jesse Hogan’s season-ending foot injury has put Melbourne’s season in doubt. They’ll need to pull off a miracle over the Eagles on the road, but after last week’s nightmare against the Swans, it looks unlikely. The Demons have lost 17 of their last 18 road trips to Perth, and with their No.1 key forward missing, this might be curtains on their season.
Man City vs Huddersfield
Man City To Win To Nil @ $2.20
The champions looked brilliant last week, slicing Arsenal apart behind two glorious goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva. Huddersfield managed to give City a scare last season after a Niclolas Otamendi own goal saw them lead by the 45th minute, but Pep Guardiola’s side still went on to steal the points in a 2-1 win. With City at full strength and Silva in such special form, expect them to win their home opener with ease.