Andrew Hughes thinks Arsenal will pick up all three points in the West Midlands on Saturday and help land another cross-sport multiple.
"The Gunners have fared well away from home against the lesser teams this season, having taken seven points from three away fixtures against sides in the bottom half..."
After consecutive Premier League defeats, the knives were out once again for Arsene Wenver, so the midweek victory over Borussia Dortmund was timely, and will give Arsenal a boost as they attempt to regain ground domestically.
The Gunners have fared well away from home against the lesser teams this season, having taken seven points from three away fixtures against sides in the bottom half, and given Albion's current form, a trip to the Hawthorns holds no terrors.
The Baggies have won one of their last eight in all competitions and have only managed one goal in three. They've also lost five of their last seven games against Arsenal. Back the visitors to take all three points.
England made a creditable attempt to chase 317 in Wednesday's one day game, but they fell well short, and I can't see them levelling the series on Saturday.
English sides tend to struggle in in sub-continental conditions, where scores over 300 are the norm and the ability to work the spinners into gaps in the middle overs is crucial. Sri Lanka also have the edge in terms of preparation, with a five-match tour of India under their belt, whereas some England players may take a game or two to get going after their two month lay-off. Back Sri Lanka to make it 2-0.
Much has been made of England's recent run of five defeats but the fact is that four of those defeats came against the All-Blacks and the fifth was a narrow loss to the second-ranked team in the world, South Africa.
The run came to an end with victory over Samoa last weekend and against an ordinary Australian side who are themselves going through a transitional period, England should be able to pick up a second consecutive win.
The Wallabies arrived in the northern hemisphere in disarray, and while they have worked hard in all of their games, they have lost two out of three, to France and Ireland, slipping to fifth in the IRB rankings in the process. Back the home side to sign off for the winter with a victory.
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2014 Cross Sport Multiple P/L
Staked: 94 pts
Returned: 109.14 pts
P/L: +15.14 pts