Trader Talk: Johnson Perth joy?

  • Last Updated: December 12 2013, 13:28 GMT

We get the latest from the Sky Bet trading desk ahead of this weekend's sporting action.

Cricket - David Sykes

It is the third Ashes Test from Perth with Australia looking a little short in the betting at 4/6 so the best way to go for those looking for a punt could be in the sub markets on offer.

Mitchell Johnson has been the standout performer in the first two tests and looks a decent price at 11/2 to pick up Man of the Match honours on his home wicket at club level.


Plenty of action on Box Nation this weekend with Adrien Broner vs Marcos Maidana the pick of the bouts.

American Broner, who is unbeaten in 27 contests looks a very solid 1/5 shot and with 22 of his victories coming by KO an early stoppage could be the value bet.

Rugby Union

Another massive weekend of Heineken Cup action coming up with a host of clubs looking to cement their positions in the next round.

Goods things include Ulster, Toulon, Leinster, Toulouse and Gloucester, who should all comfortably win their games but whether they can cover the handicap is another story.

Of the teams asked to give up double figure starts, Leinster and Gloucester look the most likely to do so.

American Football

In the AFC East, New England can clinch the division with victory at Miami in Sky's 6pm fixture on Sunday.

Although the Patriots have been shaky on the road with a 3-3 record, the Dolphins themselves have only managed a 3-3 record at home and with the visitors already having a superior divisional record of 3-1 to 1-2

I'd be expecting the Tom Brady-led offence having no problems covering the two-point spread.


The PDC World Championships begin this weekend with the first-round matches being decided over the best of five sets.

Not expecting too many shocks with the best bet looking to be the Sunday Night Big Favs Acca of Chisnall, Osbourne, van Barneveld, Dolan and Vane all to win, at a tasty looking 3/1.

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