The weekend ahead in sport - 26/11/2015
Like many Australians, I live and breathe sports. The headline event this weekend is undoubtable the Golf being played from up in Sydney which has attracted the world number one Jordan Speith. I've had a look at the main events I feel are worth watching this weekend and have shared my thoughts below.
The Austrlaian Open teed off this morning at The Australian Golf Club just a few kilometres outside the city centre of Sydney. With a purse of $1.25 million ($225,000 for first) on offer, Australia's best golfers and many others from around the world are in town to battle it out on the greens. Australian Former number one Adam Scott is the Aussie to beat, putting in a very solid practise round on Wednesday where he couldn't do anything wrong. The man to watch alll tournament long is the world number one golfer Jordan Speith who won is coming into this off a 4 stroke win in The Tour Championship. The final round of the tournament will tee off on Sunday, so you are in for a great weekend of play.
The A-League this week has thrown up some fairly one-sided matches according to the bookies. Sydney FC host the Wellington Phoenix from 8pm Thursday evening with goals expected from both sides in the match with one team favouring a defensive structure and the other a full out attacking team, expect the counter-attack to be where the teams take their opportunities. The game of the round will most likely be played between the Newcastle Jets and the Brisbane Roar from 5.20pm on Saturday. The top of the table Roar are heavy favourites to knock of the Jets away from home, but I think the Jets can take it up to the Roar who looked very average last week drawing to Melbourne City.
In the English Premier League, the Sunday 11pm fixture between Tottenham and Chelsea looks to be the match of the round. A low scoring affair is predicted by the bookies, but these two teams always seem to produce games of the highest quality and I wouldn't be surprised to see a player walking away with a treble to his name. The other game that tickles my fancy is the 4.30am Sunday morning game between top of the table clash between Leicester (#1) and Manchester United (#2). There has been an average of 3.1 goals scored in the past six games Leicster has been involved in, twice Manchester United's games have been closer to the 2 goals per game mark. I'm expecting a high scoring game and for Leicster to take it up to Manchester United from the kick off.
The three-day Formula One event from Abu Dhabi begins Friday with the practice session. Qualifying will be held on the Saturday and the race will be held on the Sunday. Lewis Hamiltion is the favourite to win the race just ahead of Rosberg. Vettel is the only other driver fancied to get close to the pair with the fastest cars in the sport this season. Rosberg has won the last two races while Hamilton won the previous two races. Lewis Hamilton won this race last year.
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