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Big Jim’s weekend wrap

Written by James Potter

Well, this is my last wrap of 2012 and what a year of sport it has been! If you have followed my tips, I’m happy to say you should be a little in front. Let’s hope next year is even better so you can think about retiring or buying that new Ferrari.

The Steelers and the Giants are all but eliminated after what has been a great week in the NFL. The Seahawks, Colts and Bengals can all pack their bags for the playoffs while Houston and San Francisco have a lot of work to do if they’re serious about the Super Bowl. It’s going to be a big week in the NFC as the Redskins and the Cowboys faceoff in what should be one of the most exciting regular season games in the history of football! The Vikings and the Bears will also be fighting it out for a playoff position as they meet Green Bay and Detroit respectively. Green Bay will secure a first round playoff bye, at least one home game and should come out strong Super Bowl favourites if they win this match, so tune in! You can find them at around 7/1 ($8.00) at the moment so it could be worth putting a little down on them.

The KFC T20 Big Bash League has showcased some great cricket this year and we are now heading into the second half of the regular season. The Renegades are on top of the table and remain undefeated while the Strikers and the Stars trail close behind. Both Sydney teams have been equally disappointing and need to start thinking about next year. Hobart has been impressive and should make the finals leaving the Heat and the Scorchers with a lot of work to do. I think the Adelaide Strikers represent excellent value for the title at around 5/1 ($6.00).

There were no surprises in the EPL apart from Swansea’s stoic draw against Man United. Man City was desperately lucky to get out of jail in extra time against Reading keeping their title hopes alive. The cream appears to have risen with the top teams pulling out in front. One would think Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham and West Bromwich will fight it out for the last European spot behind the big three powerhouses.

Good luck and good punting.