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Back both Melbourne teams for big returns

by Ross Payne on Dec 17, 2011

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Punters have every reason to throw their arms in the air and say “so which team can we trust?”. It seems every time they jump on a good-thing, they don’t get the result. Man City’s slip at the weekend against Chelsea has opened the door up again in the title race and no doubt it’ll be ticking over in Mancini’s mind that about how good United normally are post-Christmas. Incredibly, City have only shortened a touch $1.65 - $1.85 in title race with United at $3.25 – all the money this week for Chelsea after their win against City $15 - $9.00.

So, this weekend all eyes will turn to City, yet again, and to see how they respond against Arsenal. The Gunners have some confidence and RVP’s red hot form may unsettle them. City are still pretty short at $1.68, an Arsenal upset at $5.10 - $3.70 the draw.

Back home, the A-League race is well and truly back on, Brisbane is suffering the ultimate hangover after their record run now with three losses in a row. We’re about to seriously find out how bad it is when Grand Finalists, and A-League’s inform team, Central Coast head to Suncorp for revenge.

Punters are still backing Brisbane to return to winning ways here, $2.06 the win, Mariners at $3.45 - $3.40 the draw. The A-league’s quiet achievers have now snuck upto 3rd on the table – Melbourne Heart – and face an out-of-form Glory who just one win out of their last seven matches, so can they claim all three points the weekend before the Melbourne derby? $3.05 is decent price if you think so, Perth $2.26 – Draw $3.35. Sunday’s encounter should see Victory ($1.78) shake their pattern of draws with a win against Wellington ($4.60), although the Phoenix have been mighty impressive recently with wins over Perth and Brisbane. Can Mehmet Durakovic’s team afford another slip up?

Speaking of Melbourne, Betstar.com.au has got a special to unite Melbourne the weekend before their big derby. You get an enormous $6 for both Heart and Victory to win this weekend in their A-League matches!!

Remember if you’re not already a part of the crew at Betstar.com.au, when you sign-up please make sure you enter ‘GGARMY’ in the promo code to support Australia’s Football Fan network - the Green and Gold Army.

Until next week, happy punting!