2BET2 top 5 picks for the week

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Updated: October 1, 2012

Another fantastic week of sport finishes and another begins on 2BET2.

Lets recap what happened in our top 5 picks from last week.

With the MLB playoffs not far off Texas and Oakland went head to head in a 4 match series to see who would end top of the American League East. In an exciting series the spoils were shared 2 games apiece, leaving the Rangers holding on at the top.

In the Premiership it was London Derby weekend as both Chelsea and Arsenal put their unbeaten records on the line at The Emirates. Chelsea came away with the points thanks to goals from Torres and Mata, leaving Di Matteo and his team at the summit of the table.

In the Aviva Premiership, Saracens reignited their season with a hard fought win over rivals and defending champions Harlequins. Owen Farrell playing with maturity beyond his years in a man of the match performance.

Arizona continued their unbeaten start the the NFL season, defeating a spirited Miami, against thee run of play, with a Feely over time field goal.

Its fitting to save the best for last. The 39th Ryder Cup, the worlds greatest team sporting event delivered yet again. In fact it delivered one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time, as the Europeans clawed back a 4 point deficit to win outright. In what was deemed an almost impossible task at the beginning of the singles on Sunday, quickly became a reality after Europe won the first 5 matches. It was an extraordinary day in sport and one that 2BET2 was proud to be part of.

Lets have a look at our top 5 picks for this week, and hope for some more inspirational performances.

1) ATP TOUR, JAPAN AND CHINA OPENS

The ATP Tour is in Asia this week, with the Japanese Open from Tokyo, and the China Open from Beijing.

Andy Murray returns to action for the first time since his epic US Open win at Flushing Meadows. Japan was a happy hunting ground for the Scot last year as he won the doubles with his brother Jamie, and then took the singles title with victory over Rafa Nadal. No Nadal this year as he continues to recover from injury. Tomas Berdych the 2008 champ will provide Murray with a stiff task. Berdych has been in good form recently with a semi berth in the US Open. Other asks will come from a host of ATP Tour winners this year in the form of Tipsarevic, Monaco, Raonic and Almagro.

In Beijing, Novak Djokovic will continue his quest to finish the years as the world no.1 when he looks to keep his unbeaten record intact at the China Open. Djokovic has a 9-0 record there with 2 wins, having won in 2009 and 2010. He did not feature there last year, and a man who wont feature there this year is the defending champion Tomas Berdych, who has oddly chosen to play in Tokyo. The challenge for the Serb will come in the form of David Ferrer and Tsonga however i cant see interrupting his unbeaten run in the tournament.

2) SOUTH AFRICA V NEW ZEALAND, THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP, 6 OCT

World champions the All Blacks have already clinched the inaugural Rugby Championship, with a comprehensive win over Argentina last week, however there is always something special when the 2 greatest rugby nations on the planet go head to head. The Springboks under new coach Meyer have been rebuilding, and rather impressively. They will be looking to follow up an impressive win over the Wallabies by signing off their campaign with a win over the old enemy. They should have clinched the win earlier in the competition in New Zealand with a very dominant performance from the young pack, however 6 missed kicks at goal cost them dearly. They will be looking to put this right on weekend at home, and end the 15 match unbeaten run by the brilliant All Blacks.

3) FORMULA 1, THE JAPANESE GP, 7 OCT

The Formula 1 world championship continues this weekend from the high speed Suzuka, in Japan. All the debate on the future of Lewis Hamilton has now been laid to rest, as he signs for Mercedes GP for next season in a £60 mil package for 3 years, effectively ending a 14 year relationship with McLaren, which saw him win 20 races including the 2008 world championship. Hamilton and Button will be quick around Suzuka, Button showed this last year with a superb win. they might both be out of the championship race, however they are still in the hunt for the constructors. The title is now between 2, Vettel and Alonso. The German is right back in it following his win in Singapore, with only 29 points separating them. The Ferrari of Alonso will be reliable, and considering his second place in Japan last yea, another podium is within his grasp.

4) WASHINGTON V ATLANTA, NFL, 7OCT

Atlanta look to continue their unbeaten start to the season with a trip to Washington. A Matt Bryant field goal with 5 seconds left kept their record intact as they scraped a 30-28 win over Carolina. Washington come in with some confidence following a tight win over the Buccaneers. They are also the no 1 ranked rushing team with Griffin and Morris rushing for 254 and 376 yards respectively and 4 touch downs a piece. Atlanta looking at this will expect some direct attacking from these two. The visitors on the other hand will again be looking to quarterback to Matt Ryan who has completed 1162 yards including 11 touch downs. Can the Redskins break the winning streak.

5) BARCELONA V REAL MADRID, 7OCT

There is no bigger game in the sport than when these two go head to head in, “El classic.” The magnificent Camp Nou in Barcelona will play host to this first La Liga installment between these two bitter rivals. Real have endured a stuttering start to their campaign so far with 2 losses from their first 6 games and find themselves 8 points adrift of the Catalan giants that have recorded 6 wins from 6. Mourinho and his team cannot afford to drop more points this weekend. Its a mouth watering prospect, Xavi, Messi, Iniesta and co. against Ronaldo, Higuan and Benzema. Strap yourselves in for this one its bound to be explosive.

These are our top 5 picks for the week. Now its your turn.