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BettingPro’s Big Acca for the weekend of February 22/23
A £10 stake returns £5,964.73
Leeds Rhinos -4.5 to beat Salford Red Devils (Rugby League – Saturday 14:00 GMT) – Salford Red Devils will be up against it this Saturday when they take on Leeds Rhinos at the AJ Bell Stadium. The Red Devils, who come into this game on the back of a 12-10 loss against Huddersfield Giants, will be without Kevin Brown for this game after he was suspended for two matches. Leeds have only played twice this season. They were embarrassed against Hull FC in round one and following a week off they hit back in style against Hull KR in week three as they ran in nine tries in a 52-10 success. We can only see a Leeds win in this one, they will be lifted by their win last time out and we are backing them to win this one with the handicap.
Scotland -8.5 to beat Italy (Rugby Union – Saturday 14:15 GMT) – Scotland may have gone down twice in the championship already, but the difficulties the side have faced have come due to the calibre of the opposition, with a trip to face Ireland at the Aviva Stadium quickly followed by a loss to World Cup finalists England, but they will now target this match is a huge chance to get a win on the board and relieve their wooden spoon fears. Italy meanwhile looked good going forward against France, but this came as the French dropped their guard. For Scotland, this is a huge chance to get on the board with a victory, and while they are not the greatest side on the road, Italy have not really covered themselves in glory, with their last win over the Scots coming back in 2015. We are predicting a comfortable Scottish win here.
Sheffield United to beat Brighton & both teams to score (Football – Saturday 15:00 GMT) – Sheffield United remain hot on the heels of the top four after following up the win at Crystal Palace with a home win over Bournemouth last time out, and Chris Wilder’s Blades have now suffered defeat in just one of their last seven games in all competitions – the sole defeat being a narrow loss to Manchester City. This stands them in good stead for the visit of a Brighton side who are winless in seven and have won just twice since the start of December. The Seagulls are scoring regularly so they could grab a goal here, but Sheffield United should out-score them to claim the spoils.
Houston Roughnecks -6 to beat Tampa Bay Vipers (American Football – Saturday 19:00 GMT) – The Houston Roughnecks are slowly edging their way towards the ‘favourites’ spot in the XFL outright betting after improving to 2-0 with a well-earned win over a tough St Louis team last weekend. Quarterback PJ Walker and a dominant defense continue to impress and the same cannot be said for a Tampa Bay Vipers team who are 0-2 and are the only team in the league that has not scored a touchdown on offense. This may be the Roughnecks’ first road game and the Vipers may take some heart from being at home for the first time, but ultimately Houston will be too good for the hosts.
Sydney Roosters to beat St Helens by 13+ points (Rugby League – Saturday 19:45 GMT) – St Helens face a mammoth task when they take on Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge on Saturday. Saints have played three matches already this season, while the Roosters have not played any warm-up matches. We don’t think that will matter as the Roosters will have too much for the English champions. The NRL Premiers have been dealt a massive injury blow with the news that Boyd Cordner will be missing, but they still have the likes of Luke Keary, Brett Morris, Jake Friend, Mitch Aubusson and James Tedesco. There is a lot of quality in both teams, but we are backing the Roosters to take this by 13 or more points.
Deontay Wilder to beat Tyson Fury by KO, TKO or DQ (Boxing – Sunday 04:00 GMT) – This is easily the most exciting heavyweight title fight we have seen for quite some time because you can make a case of either man. I have to pick one though and I am going with Deontay Wilder. Tyson Fury has shown that he can outbox and outclass the champion technically for 36 minutes, but Wilder only needs to land one big shot to swing the fight in his favour or end it. Fury famously got up the last time he was dropped, but history may not repeat itself this time round. Wilder only needs one opening and one second to land a trademark bomb and when he does it will be all over.
England -8.5 to beat Ireland (Rugby Union – Sunday 15:00 GMT) – England come into this match on the back of a battling win over Scotland in horrendous conditions as the storm threatened to ruin any chance of a result. In the end, it came down to good game management from George Ford, who dominated the home team with his boot. For Ireland, their victory over Wales was an impressive one, although it came from Wales playing into Ireland’s hands and the home team reverting to type and simply picking and going. The last two matches between the pair have seen England win comfortably and, despite Ireland still being on for a Grand Slam, we do not think that they will get a victory at Twickenham, with this likely a game Eddie Jones will really have his team up for.
St Louis BattleHawks -9.5 to beat New York Guardians (American Football – Sunday 20:00 GMT) – The St Louis BattleHawks go into this game on the back of their first ever defeat, but they should not be downhearted as they get set to play their first game at home. They have already knocked off the pre-season favourites (Dallas) and pushed the best team in the Western Conference (Houston) all the way, so they should have far too much for a New York Guardians team who went into complete meltdown as they were embarrassed by the DC Defenders a week ago. Quarterback Matt McGloin threw his team-mates and coaches under the bus during that loss and he will pretty miserable once again on Sunday night.