Daily Sports Selections – Tuesday 5th September

 

Soccer – Australia v Thailand

10:00pm @ Flushing Meadows, New York

The Socceroos are in a tight spot following their 2-0 loss to Japan, but where there’s life there’s hope – and that spells trouble for Thailand in the World Cup qualifier in Melbourne. Australia needs to win handsomely to keep their Russia 2018 hopes alive, and given their backs-to-the-wall mentality, the home-ground advantage, and Thailand’s minnow status (they are ranked 130th in the world), look for Ange Postecoglou’s men to pile on the goals at AAMI Park.

Tip: Australia -3 @ $2.20

Tennis – Roger Federer v Philipp Kohlschreiber

9.00am (AEST) @ Flushing Meadows, New York

The ‘Fed-Express’ appears to be on a semi-final collision course with archrival Rafael Nadal at the US Open, but he has a fourth-round assignment against veteran Kohlschreiber to negotiate first. After kicking off his New York campaign with a pair of five-setters, Federer found his groove in a straight-sets win over Feliciano Lopez. The 33rd seed Kohlschreiber is yet to drop a set, although his draw has been comparably soft. Federer has an 11-0 career record against Kohlschreiber and should power into the quarters, but expect the German to fight tooth and nail.

Tip: Set Betting – Federer 3-1 @ $3.60

Soccer – Solomon Island v New Zealand

1.00pm (AEST) @ Honiara

The All Whites may have released EPL stars Chris Wood and Ryan Thomas, but the magnitude of their 6-1 first leg win over Solomon Islands suggests they will have little trouble racking up another big win in the return clash. NZ have outscored Solomon Islands 15-2 in their last four clashes, and while Honiara is a tricky venue, the gap in class between the teams is huge.

Tip: New Zealand/New Zealand @ $1.73

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