Derby day comes early

by Ross Payne on Oct 21, 2011

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The delightful derby weekend is here and our punters are splashing the cash! The first themed ‘A-League Rivalry Round’ hits us, and while we can all debate what the highlight is, the early money indicates the Melbourne Derby is the most one sided.

The market says Victory will not only chalk up their first goal of the season, but all three points as well, they’re a short $1.78 against their crosstown rivals Melbourne Heart, who are at a massive $4.50. There’s always plenty to talk about in the short history in the Melbourne Derby, this time it’s Mate Dugandzic’s first game against his old team ($8.50 as first goal scorer) and both teams are missing their captains, so anything could happen and probably will!

The F3 derby on Sunday has split punters down the middle; Jets will start shock favourites ($2.48) as new gaffer Gary van Egmond steps in for his second spell in charge at Newcastle, meanwhile Arnie’s Mariners will hope to win their first game of the season ($2.70).

In the Premier League, its all about Sunday Night’s Manchester derby and it promises to be the biggest in recent times. For the first time in a long, long time City are ahead (and first on the EPL table) of United who sit just two points behind them. Typically, United ($2.06) will start favourites at Old Trafford, but you can not discount Mancini’s men at the juicy price of $3.70, despite their recent woeful league record against United – they haven’t beaten them since February 2008.

It’s special time, Betstar did get the better of you last week, but we think this one is where you can hit us back. We’ve got a ripping price for the two Melbourne and Manchester derby favourites – Victory and United both to win at $4! That is a huge spoil, so get in quick; it’s for the first 200 bets only!

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Until next week, happy punting!