Earlier this year
Illawarra v Adelaide Jan 10
Just when you thought it was safe to place a bet on a game. Illawarra square up against Adelaide. In "lucky Round 13".
Gee. Illawarra took out the Cockroach Cup with a fine win against top of the table Sydeney. Adelaide were all over New Zealand like a cheap suit one game, then after 5 days of binge watching Netflix in their hotel rooms, the Breakers broke the Sixers like a Russian bot breaking the internet. Shawn Long became "Wreck It Ralph"
Illawarra languishing around the bottom of the table have had Cairns shove a red hot poker up them with a win. I guess a late run by Cairns could see the bottom spot up for grabs. Adelaide are trying to hold 4th spot, but fourth spot is a slippery eel and there are 3 other teams trying to grab it too. It's like a schoolyard with four naughty boys trying to get the cricket bat to see who bats first.
But back to the game.... Illawarra would have to go in slight favourites but this is Round 13 and for those who are superstitious (hey, what sportsperson isn't...) it's a matter of making sure the favourite socks are put on in the right order and the pre-game tape mix is played at the correct time.
Adelaide have some work to do with this one. Illawarra are not a high scoring team, they work you down like a carpenter working on a lathe and this game style can affect a team like Adelaide who like to score.
Watch out for black cats crossing the road and for witches flying low this round. Both teams need this win and I'm not tipping this game as I have been the kiss of death the last few games.