Andrew Hughes is back with another weekend multiple and he thinks Derby can pick up another Premier League scalp in the FA Cup on Saturday.
“With the Seagulls sitting just three points above the relegation zone, a weakened team is inevitable for this FA Cup tie, and that should give a full-strength Derby side another opportunity to impress against top flight opponents...”
It is a sad fact of modern football that finishing seventeenth in the Premier League is regarded as more important than winning the FA Cup, but punters can't afford to ignore reality, which is why Brighton should be opposed this weekend.
Chris Hughton's side go into their Fifth Round tie in poor form, having lost four of their last five in the league, and their good home record has also been tarnished by some lacklustre performances, including a 3-1 defeat to Burnley last weekend.
With the Seagulls sitting just three points above the relegation zone, a weakened team is inevitable for this FA Cup tie, and that should give a full-strength Derby side another opportunity to impress against top flight opponents, following their FA Cup win over Southampton and their Carabao Cup heroics against Manchester United.
There's plenty of action for rugby punters to get stuck into this weekend and you can keep up to date with the latest tips and previews on the Betting.betfair rugby pages.
This week sees the return of Super Rugby, which has been dominated by New Zealand sides in recent seasons. Crusaders, of Christchurch, are the defending champions, but the Hurricanes, based in Wellington will be determined to dethrone them after finishing second in the New Zealand Conference last year.
On paper, this is a tough opener against last season's leading Australian team. But the Australian Conference was the weakest of the three by some distance, and the Hurricanes' dominant pack should make short work of the Waratahs. Back them to kick off their campaign with a win.
The two leading contenders in the second tier of rugby league go head to head on Saturday in what promises to be a fascinating early-season clash.
Toronto have made an excellent start, beating Rochdale and York, and will be fancied to strike an important blow against a promotion rival. But Kieron Purtill's revamped Widnes side look underestimated by the market.
The new coach has assembled a team with a solid spine, two Super League quality centres in Krisnan Inu and Anthony Gelling, and a blend of youth and experience that overwhelmed Halifax and Toulouse in their first two games of the campaign. That win on the road in France was particularly impressive and if they can continue that level of form, they represent clear value at the current odds.
Total Odds for this multiple: [19.9] Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.
2019 Weekend Multiple P/L
Staked: 12 pts
Returned: 9.9 pts
P/L: - 2.1 pts
2018 P/L – 0.61 pts
2017 P/L: + 0.99 pts
2016 P/L: + 20.99 pts
2015 P/L: - 0.51 pts
2014 P/L: + 12.69 pts
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