Only two weeks left to go in the home and away season of the ANZ Championship and with six sides still in contention for a finals berth, a number of critical matches will ensure this weekend. Ben Carbonaro sorts the contenders from the pretenders in his preview of Round 13.
With two of the top five sides scheduled for a bye this weekend and only three more rounds until the end of the home and away season, Round 12 of the ANZ Championship provides an opportunity for the remainder of the top four (the Vixens, Firebirds and Magic respectively) to break away from the chasing pack and solidify their finals claims. Ben Carbonaro returns to preview this week’s fixtures.
Round 11 of the ANZ Championship is undoubtedly headlined by the 7-2 Firebirds hosting the 7-2 Vixens on Sunday afternoon, while fourth place on the ladder is up for grabs when the Magic host the Steel on Sunday evening. Ben Carbonaro gives us the lowdown on a couple of critical matchups.
The best match in Round 10 of the ANZ Championship is saved for last, with the third-placed Vixens hosting the fourth-placed Steel in Melbourne. Ben Carbonaro split his two bets last week at one apiece to extend his season record to 12-6 – he returns to preview a big week in the context of the race for fourth position on the ladder in particular.
Results for Round 9 tips
Round 9: 2 units bet, 1 winner, return of 1.90 units
Round 9 of the ANZ Championship is headlined by the opening two matches – the Steel host the Magic in a battle for fourth position, while second plays third when the Vixens host the Firebirds in a battle of the 6-1 sides. Ben Carbonaro picked up another couple of winning bets last week to extend his season record to 11-5 – he returns to preview a big week in the context of shaping the finals picture.
The Thunderbirds, Vixens and Firebirds may have broken away from the pack and made top spot on the ladder a race in three, but the battle for the coveted fourth spot in the finals series is still well and truly open, with the next five teams separated by only one win at this stage. Ben Carbonaro continued his strong tipping form in Round 7, but can he repeat the dose this weekend?
With the top six sides on the ANZ Championship ladder meeting each other across three matches, Round 7 may well have significant implications for the composition of the top four. With the best taking on the best over the course of this weekend, Ben Carbonaro previews a big week of matchups.
Round 6 of the ANZ Championship is highlighted by a top-of-the-table clash between the undefeated Queensland Firebirds and the 4-1 Adelaide Thunderbirds, while the vastly improved West Coast Fever host the Melbourne Vixens in a battle for fourth position on the ladder. With some intriguing match-ups in store, Ben Carbonaro returns to give us the lowdown on the upcoming set of fixtures.
Round 5 of the ANZ Championships is headlined by the opening game of the weekend, where the 3-1 Adelaide Thunderbirds host the undefeated Melbourne Vixens. With the fine early season punting form of Ben Carbonaro once again on display this season, he re-joins us to give his preview of the upcoming weekend.
The first of the bye-affected weeks sees us without two of the top three teams on the ladder for the upcoming weekend. Not that we’re expecting this to stop our guru tipster Ben Carbonaro, who made us all enough money to overlook the fact that Cliff screwed up the dates/ times for almost every match on last week’s schedule (yet again). Ben is back again to give us the lowdown on Round 4.