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Betxchange Weekend Predictions

This weekend sees the Currie Cup semifinals in Cape Town and Johannesburg with the reigning champions, the Sharks in action, the World Matchplay continues, the One Day Cup continues with a triple-header on Sunday, a Tshwane derby sees Tuks and SuperSport clash in PSL action and there is MotoGP in Australia.



Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad - Manchester 13.45

The champions will be looking to pick up where they left off before the International matches and will be eager to continue their quest to defend their title, Spurs have been struggling in front of goal and it may prove costly at the Etihad. City 2 - 0 Spurs.

Lions v Sharks, Ellis Park - Johannesburg 14.30

Tough, tough clash to predict with the Lions hungry to claim the title, while the defending champions are looking to knock over one of the form teams of the tournament, the men from Durban will need something extra special to beat their hosts, but I don’t see it happening at Ellis Park. Lions by 7 or more.

Western Province v Blue Bulls, Newlands - Cape Town 17.00

The home side have had a week’s rest after blooding their 2nd string against the Sharks and will be tough to beat at Newlands, Jaco Taute misses out as a precaution, but their is enough venom in the Province backline to keep the Bulls busy. That said, Bok flyhalf Handre Pollard starts at 12 for the visitors and if he fires could be destructive in the Mother City, but on paper, Province should win by 10.


Australian MotoGP, Phillip Island - 06.45

The world title may already be decided, but expect the competition for bragging rights to be fierce in Oz. Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo will battle it out despite Lorenzo topping the time sheets in practice, expect Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa to be up there for Sunday’s race. 

QPR v Liverpool, Loftus Road Stadium - 14.30

Raheem Sterling will get a fair share of attention at the club where it all started for him and the match should see the return of Daniel Sturridge after a lengthy layoff, QPR are without Joey Barton and will have their hands full against the Reds who are eager for all 3 points. Liverpool 2 - 1.

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Betxchange Weekend Predictions

A mouth watering weekend of sport lies ahead with the resumption of the Rugby Championship, the much anticipated Ryder Cup tees off at Gleneagles, the Sunfoil Series starts while the Champions League T20 continues, it is a busy weekend in European football and the MotoGP heads to Aragon.

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Liverpool v Everton, Anfield - 13.45

The first Merseyside derby of the season and both clubs are licking their wounds after League defeats, but you can disregard the form book for this one. Expect a close affair 1 - 1 draw.

Springboks v Wallabies, Newlands - 17.05

The Boks have made 3 changes for this one with Oupa Mohoje cracking the nod for his first start, Francois Hougaard starts at 9 while Marcel Coetzee slots at number 6, could be a tough one for the men in green and gold who desperately need a win, the Wallabies might have the mental edge and may just sneak home by 7.

Arsenal v Tottenham, Emirates Stadium - 18.30

A north London derby between a side starting to hit form after Mesut Ozil’s stellar efforts, while Spurs are a side yearning for a performance to kick start their season, the Gunners should prevail at home 2 - 1.


Argentina v New Zealand, La Plata - 00.10

I don’t see the All Blacks losing this one, but from a Bok perspective, a win for the Pumas in La Plata will do their chances of a Rugby Championship title a massive favour. Let’s be honest though, this is a slick battle-hardened All Black side who will grind out a win, there will be huff-and-puff from the home side, but it won’t be enough.

Aragon MotoGP

Marc Marquez enjoys a 74 point lead at the top of the Championship, the real battle is beaten Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi for second place where only a single point separates the riders. Marquez won there last year and is aiming to do so again on Sunday, can Rossi better his 3rd place last year? Only time will tell. 

Betxchange Weekend Predictions

The Rugby Championship takes a break this weekend as the Currie Cup kicks into top gear, the MTN 8 Final sees Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs battle it out in Durban, while the Singapore GP will feature the Rosberg/Hamilton tussle for the title, the Champions League T20 separates the men from the boys and the Barclays Premier League promises to produce plenty goals. Place your bets now!



Blue Bulls v Sharks, Loftus Versfeld - 17.05

The men from Durban have Springbok wing Lwazi Mvovo back from International duty and will need some inspiration from the backline star. The Blue Bulls have a new captain in Jono Ross and will see the champions as easy prey after a disappointing few weeks. Sharks are hungry to bounce back and should win by a narrow margin.

Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates, Moses Mabhida Stadium - 20.15

Amakhosi striker, Bernard Parker says he scores regularly at Moses Mabhida Stadium, while Buccaneers coach, Vladimir Vermezovic says he wins regularly at the stadium, but with Chiefs boss Stuart Baxter still deciding on a captain for the clash, Pirates may have the advantage here, still reckon extra-time and penalties to settle it.

Milan v Juventus, Guiseppe Meazza - 20.45

It is a top of the table clash after just 3 rounds in Serie A and it could go either way, Milan are without their keeper Diego Lopez, but will be eager to trump the champions especially with the talk of the ‘new’ Milan under Inzaghi. My prediction is a draw.


Singapore GP - 13.45

It will be all about Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg once again. F1’s only night race has seen only six drivers have competed in every Singapore Grand Prix, and of them only three have stood on the top step of the podium. Sebastian Vettel has three wins around the city streets, this time though I think Lewis will triumph once again.

Manchester City v Chelsea, Etihad Stadium - 17.00

Jose Mourinho is sweating over Diego Costa who is struggling to be fit for the crunch clash in Manchester. Cesc Fabregas is in fine form and could prove too much for City as he reads the game so well. A tough clash lies ahead for Manuel Pellegrini’s champions and I feel we could see a draw, probably 1 - 1. 

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