Daily Sports Tips – Saturday 5th January
Illawarra Hawks v Sydney Kings
The Hawks were no match for the Bullets on New Year’s Eve, falling by as many as 26-points on the road. The Kings, meanwhile, look do distance themselves atop the ladder, and with a perfect 4-0 record as the away favourite over the last 12-months, you’d be silly to back against them.
Adelaide United v Wellington Phoenix
Adelaide To Win @ $1.80
A battle between fifth and sixth hardly seems exciting, but a win for the Phoenix on the road this week would see Wellington leapfrog Adelaide on the ladder. As the odds suggest, the likelihood of that happening appears low though, especially considering the Phoenix haven’t defeated United since 2015. Adelaide are 12-2-3 as the home favourite vs. Wellington, so back them in what should still be a close affair.
West Ham United vs Arsenal
Arsenal To Win @ $2.00
It’s been a long time in between drinks for West Ham when it comes to facing the Gunners. The Hammers haven’t defeated Arsenal since 2015, and after Unai Emery’s side destroyed Fulham 4-1 during the week, it’s hard to see West Ham pulling off an upset. Arsenal are 5-2 as the away favourite vs. West Ham, making them solid value at these odds.