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The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018



The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018

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32 SPORT FRIDAY JUNE 22 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 66 SPORT FRIDAY JUNE 22 2018 COURIERMAIL.COM.AU BCME01Z01MA - V1 STATE OF ORIGIN II TRADITIONALLY very little separates Queensland and NSW in State of Origin football. But the Maroons have been handed a whopping 8.5 points start for Sundays second match of the series in Sydney. The Blues are shooting for just their second series win in 13 years after claiming Game One in Melbourne against a newlook Queensland side minus a host of the stars who built a historic dynasty. NSW are very short at $1.36 but some punters still believe Queensland can find a way to respond and are jumping on at $3.25. Ladbrokes have taken a few bets of note so far, including $700 on NSW at the -8.5 line at $1.92. Boyd Cordner has been a popular pick for NSW first try scorer, with one customer putting $250 on him at $13. In the man of the match market, James Tedesco and Damien Cook are the favourites at $8. WORLD CUP BELGIUM and England have been the big movers at the World Cup in Russia after winning their opening round matches against Panama and Tunisia. After the heroics of striker Harry Kane, England shortened from $15 into $11 while Belgium have been wound in from $10 to $9 and would be one of the worst results for Ladbrokes. Brazil are still the favourites to win it at $5, with one punter confident they will make the semi-finals, putting $27,500 on at $2.10 for the perennial powerhouses to make the final four. Spain are next at $5.50 despite the last-minute coach shuffle and have attracted one bet of $30,000 to make the semi-finals at $2.30. Germany have eased to $9 following their shock loss to Mexico but there was a bet of $3000 on them to go back-toback at $6 before the tournament started. In terms of top goal scorer, one punter put $1500 on Diego Costa at $26 before the World Cup started, and hes shortened to $6.50 after his brace against Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo has rocketed in from $19 to $3 after his hattrick against Spain. AFL ADELAIDES premiership hopes are all but cooked after the onetime flag favourites copped yet another injury, with superstar small forward Eddie Betts the latest addition to the bulging casualty ward. The Crows have now drifted from $21 to $67 in the premiership market after opening the season at $5. The Bulldogs are in dire straits on the injury front as well, which means there has been plenty of love for the Kangaroos ahead of their battle tomorrow night. Ladbrokes have taken bets of $13,000 at $1.30, $10,000 on them at $1.28 and $10,000 at the -9.5 pick your own line. Tonight, Port Adelaide host Melbourne and the home side has had a great week with the signing of star midfielder Ollie Wines. However, the Dees are all the rage with 80 per cent of the early money coming for the away win despite Melbourne never having won an interstate Friday night match. The money has come for the Hawks ahead of their clash with the Suns in Tasmania tomorrow with the line moving out from -46.5 to -49.5. The Lions take on the Giants at the Gabba tomorrow and the punters are optimistic they could get their second win of the season, with 60 per cent of the bets coming for the upset. Traditional rivals Carlton and Collingwood wrap up the round and, given how horrid the Blues were last week, it is no surprise most of the money has come for the hot Pies, with the line steady at -47.5. WALLABIES V IRELAND THE Wallabies are the -3.5 outsiders ahead of tomorrow nights third and deciding Test against Ireland after coming back to earth with a thud in Melbourne last weekend. The Wallabies were terrific in the opening game, and there are plenty of punters who believe they can rebound from their disappointing second Test performance. Australia are at $2.38, with Ireland at $1.57. Ireland last won a series, albeit a two-match series, in Australia 39 years ago, and while they have a few injury concerns, the world No.2 side is confident they will have the cattle to get the job done. NETBALL REIGNING Suncorp Super Netball champion Sunshine Coast Lightning are favoured to beat the Giants in a grand final rematch tomorrow afternoon. They played in Round 1 in Sydney and it was a nailbiter the Giants won 54-51. The Lightning are $1.80 to get revenge on their home court, with the second-placed Giants at $2. It is first against worst when the West Coast Fever take on the winless Adelaide Thunderbirds and the Fever ($1.01) are expected to run over the top of the T-Birds ($13). The Magpies are not faring much better, with just two wins this season, and they are $2.40 outsiders to beat the Vixens, who are at $1.55. The Firebirds and Swifts complete the round in a tussle between third and fourth, with Queensland the $1.40 favourites to beat the Swifts ($2.80) at home. SHORT ODDS: Ryan Hoffman celebrates the last NSW Origin series win in 2014. Will history repeat this year? VITAL ROLES: Harry Kanes goals have boosted England; and the absence of Eddie Betts (right) has seen the Crows drift. Champagne Cuddles has been placed in consecutive Group 1 races this carnival and looks suited to break through against her own sex. With seasoned Corey Brown on board, she can claim her maiden Group 1 at Doomben. CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES TO WIN AT $5.50 The Western Bulldogs have been absolutely decimated by injury and this week will be a horror show against the Kangaroos. Ranked 15th in average points for, they face a North defence that can choke the life out of teams. NORTH MELBOURNE TO WIN BY 40+ AT $2.24 Its always fun to get a first tryscorer bet on and were going with NSW winger Josh Addo-Carr. The speed machine poses a danger to Queensland and is in great form with two crackers for the Storm last weekend. JOSH ADDO-CARR TO SCORE THE 1ST TRY AT $9 DANIEL RICCIARDO TO WIN THE FRENCH GP AT $8.50 BEST BETTING HORSE RACING AFL ORIGIN II The most expensive sporting show on earth heads to France this weekend and weve got our money on Daniel Ricciardo. Hes driving brilliantly at the moment, and we love him, so why not? FORMULA ONE With Jacqui Reed and Greg Davis T&CS AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE. GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY.SINGLE WIN BETS ONLY. T&CS AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE. GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY. FINISH 1ST OR 2ND GET PAID AS THE WINNER TATTERSALLS CLUB TIARA SATURDAY | DOOMBEN | FIRST $100 STAKED