“Best bets – Monday September 19th – CODE Bet”

From the AFL Grand Final to a historic rivalry on NFL Sunday Night Football and a preview of an EPL game… it’s a huge CODE Bet Best Bets for Monday 19th September!

NFL – CHICAGO BEARS @ GREEN BAY PACKERS

Monday, September 19, 10:20 a.m. AEST

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JAYMZ KEYS

Green Bay vs. Chicago: It might be mentioned more than 500 times on the show, but the two NFC North rivals have the longest rivalry in the league.

But Aaron Rodgers has spent his career dominating the Bears — who can forget his expletive-filled tirade about how he “owned” them last season — and the Packers have won each of their last six games against the Bears.

Yet only one of those teams enters Week 2 as the winner: Chicago.

Third-year quarterback Justin Fields led them to a big win last week in the mud against the Niners, while an inexperienced Packers offense fell short time and time again as their defense was roundly blown by the Vikings.

So Green Bay will be excited to get a win on the ledger.

Watch the Packers get up early and roll to a win…so we drop the line from -10.5 to -8.5 to try and dodge a backdoor cover from the Bears. 10.5 feels too squirrely, so we’ll play it a little safer.

– Green Bay Packers – line -8.5: $1.78 via BlueBet

Sydney’s Will Hayward celebrates. Photo: Phil Hillyard

Geelong Cats v Sydney Swans

Saturday, September 24, 2:30 p.m. AEST

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ALEX DONNELLY

Arrive early and well with a tip for the grand finale for Monday’s best bet.

Over the past decade, these two teams have traded wins, with neither team having come out on top in what is a very underrated rivalry.

In 18 games since 2012, they each have nine wins.

The Swans have won the last two, but Geelong had won the previous four.

These teams have also met in the finals twice at the MCG in recent years, again with the two teams trading wins.

Geelong have won their last 15 games and the Swans have won their last nine.

Both teams are struggling with injuries, with Max Holmes (Geelong) and Sam Reid (Sydney) due to undergo fitness tests to play this weekend.

On the field, the two teams compete very well and it will certainly be the ripper of a grand final.

Does Patrick Dangerfield finally get his elusive prime minister?

Or, in the final year of his mega nine-year contract, is Buddy Franklin delivering a premiership in Sydney?

Both teams won their qualifying final, meaning the final preliminary weekend was only their second game in a month.

As the ‘platform’ going into the Grand Final, Swans had the best, with the tough win over Collingwood, while Geelong essentially had a training session against Brisbane on Friday night.

They may be found “missing” for that hardened true match fitness late in the game.

Against the grain, I have to tip Sydney because there shouldn’t be such a big gap between the two teams.

– Head to Head Sydney Swans – @$2.50 (via Bet365 and TopSport)

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Brentford’s Ivan Toney scores. Photo: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

EPL Bournemouth v Brentford

Sunday, October 2, 12:00 p.m. AEST

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LIAM MALLION

Brentford have been a consistent team sitting ninth on the table, they look like a much improved side and have an extremely elegant attack.

Bournemouth still sit in a solid twelfth position in the table, but after huge defeats, including 9-0 to Liverpool, they lost their manager and don’t look like they’re having a great season.

The Bees are expected to get the better of the Cherries this weekend and it comes down to their star players.

Brentford’s main man in attack, Ivan Toney is in incredible form with five goals already this season, including a hat trick in the last game. He will find his way through the Cherries defense which has conceded the most league goals.

Credit to the Bees’ ability to stay in games and earn points is their strong start.

Brentford already have two wins and three draws in six games this season and are in excellent physical condition to always stay in games even against quality opposition.

Brentford’s ability to hang on in games is a credit to their mental toughness and attitude even when defeated.

The Bees have surprisingly scored an 80th-minute winner or equalizer in three games this season. It shows they really never give up and their confidence will be high knowing they can play against the best in the league against Lower Bournemouth.

— Brentford to be won: $2.10 (via Bet365)
[all odds as of Sep 18]

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