The Last Ride in Qatar
Croatia vs Morocco – 3rd Place
Bronze is up for grabs, and they will give the Croatians the fight of their lives on Saturday night. Morocco to WIN by single goal margin.
Argentina vs France – WC Final
Let’s keep this short and simple. Ignore all the tactical talk, statistics, injuries, and formations. Both nations have been impressive and know exactly how to win a game of football. You’re either Team Messi or Mbappe for the night. No disrespect to all other players, but these two stars will be the prime factors to lift this cup. Kylian Mbappe is going to have a big say and could lead Les Bleu to back-to-back World Cup wins. But let’s not deny there’s a major narrative at play here. People want to see a fairy-tale send off for arguably the greatest footballer to have played the game. His form has been impeccable, the stars have aligned in time, and this is the final shot at what evades his personal accolades. One GOAT will rise above the other and Argentina will win within 90 minutes.
Morocco/Argentina Win @ 7/1
BIG BASH 22/23
Hey guys, there’s a party underway Down Under and it’s called THE BIG BASH! Australia’s swashbuckling, fun-filled 20/20 tournament has begun. This is the 12th instalment of the franchise and it’s here until early February. Make sure you get in on the action with the long weekend ahead. On Saturday, the Scorchers take on the Sixers, followed by the Renegades hosting the Thunder on Sunday.
Australia vs South Africa Test 1
Unfortunately, for many of us test lovers. We’ll have to be up before dawn to get the start of the Proteas 1st clash with Australia in Brisbane. This will be the first meeting between the WTC’s top two nations since ‘Sandpaper-Gate’ in 2018. Expect fireworks and let the sledging begin!
AUS – 9/20 DRAW – 5/1 SA – 36/10
Pakistan vs England Test 3
If that’s not enough, Pakistan will entertain England for their 3rd and final test match in Karachi. Much was said about the rather flat track in Rawalpindi. The hosts can pull this one back as a consolation.
PAK – 13/10 DRAW – 33/10 ENG – 15/10
European Rugby Champions Cup
The awesome European competition got going last weekend. There were some good performances and solid wins for the South African franchises. Their main aim will be to kick on in search of consecutive wins. The sharks will go for two from two against Bordeaux on Friday. On Saturday, the Bulls face Exeter, while the Stormers who fell to Clermont in game one, will need to knuckle down when they face London Irish.