The final game of this weekend’s round of Scottish Premiership action could be the most enthralling of the lot as two leading contenders go head to head at Easter Road.
Hibs have got off to an excellent start and are tied with Rangers at the top of the table after a run of four wins and a draw. Jack Ross’s men seem full of confidence and they will be hopeful of securing an important early-season advantage over an Aberdeen side that has had a disrupted beginning to their campaign.
To their credit, the Dons have come through their rough opening and have picked up a couple of hard-fought wins, against Livingston and St Johnstone, despite not playing well. That underlines the tenacity and fighting spirit in the Aberdeen squad and they look a solid bet to pick up a point this weekend.
Manly Sea Eagles head to Sunshine Coast Stadium with their Finals hopes in the balance. Two wins outside the top eight and with a poor points-difference, a win against the Melbourne Storm could be the kick start their season needs.
After last week’s defeat to Parramatta, Storm slipped to a 12-3 record that leaves them three points behind the leaders Penrith. They also suffered another injury blow when Brandon Smith broke his jaw against the Eels.
On paper this could be a good time for the Sea Eagles to take on the three-time Premiership champions, but there remains a gulf in class between the two sides that may be tough to bridge. The Storm will welcome back Cameron Smith and Cameron Munster to their squad, and they will be keen to get their campaign back on track, so I’m backing them to dig deep and assert their superiority in this one.
Local pride will be the only issue at stake on Sunday when the Blues and Ospreys bring their Pro-14 campaigns to an end but both will want to end on a high.
Last time these teams met, back in Round 8, it was a close affair, with Blues edging it 19-16 and this is likely to be just as tight, despite the fact that both teams looked a little rusty in their comeback performances last weekend.
That said, the Ospreys looked the more lively of the two and came close to picking up a surprise win over the Dragons. If they can reproduce that level of performance here that could be enough to claim the win and at these odds, they look a good bet.
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