An unusual and entertaining Champions League comes to an end on Sunday night and PSG look like a good bet to end their title wait.
The big spending Parisians have usually fallen short in this competition, but this time round, they seem in more determined mood. The late and dramatic win over Atalanta seemed to give them belief, as did the return of Kylian Mbappe and their thrashing of RB Leipzig in the semi-final was their best European performance for years.
Bayern will obviously be the favourites after their demolition of Barcelona and Lyon, but there were signs of vulnerability in both of those games. That high defensive line looks like an accident waiting to happen and PSG have the players in Neymar, Mbappe and Angel Di Maria to exploit it. Back them to lift the trophy.
These two sides were expected to be propping up the NRL table this season, but while Canterbury Bulldogs have predictably struggled, the New Zealand Warriors have had a better time of it, with a series of battling performances under interim coach Todd Payten.
They showed how much they have improved against the table-topping Penrith Panthers last weekend. The Panthers raced into a 16-0 lead but the Warriors didn’t lie down and fought back hard, eventually going down 18-12.
The Bulldogs also showed some fight, against the Tigers, last time out, but with only two victories to their name this season, they are out of the winning habit and I can’t see them overcoming the improving Warriors on Sunday.
The Guinness Pro 14 returns this weekend, and Sunday features what is likely to be a hard-fought Irish derby between Ulster and Connacht.
Ulster are the favourites and need only two points from their last two games to clinch their spot in the play-offs. But with their last game coming against the tournament’s top side Leinster, Dan McFarland’s team will want to tie up their spot this weekend.
Connacht will fancy their chances of causing an upset, given the injury problems affecting the Ulster camp, but they won’t have a home crowd to roar them on and were well beaten the last time they played these opponents, back in December. Ulster have the greater strength in depth and more to play for, so look a solid bet.
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