April is that perfect time of year when you can sit down and enjoy all four football codes in the one weekend. The AFL and NRL seasons are just getting started, Super Rugby is in full swing, and the A-League finals are getting closer.
In the AFL, punters have blockbuster matches to look forward to every week. Collingwood play West Coast at the MCG in a replay of last year’s grand final on April 6. The following week, the Eagles look to back it up in a fierce Western Derby against the Fremantle Dockers. From April 18-28, fans get to enjoy 18 matches in 11 days, including the traditional Easter Monday clash between Hawthorn and Geelong, the Anzac Day Eve match between Richmond and Melbourne, and Anzac Day match between Essendon and Collingwood.
In the NRL, April kicks off with reigning premiers the Sydney Roosters vs the Brisbane Broncos on April 4. The Roosters head to Melbourne on April 19 to play the Storm in a replay of last year’s grand final. On Anzac Day, NRL fans can enjoy a double billing, starting with the Roosters and Dragons at the SCG and ending with the Storm versus the Warriors at AAMI Park.
In Super Rugby, the Waratahs and Rebels are Australia’s two best bets this season. They meet at the Sydney Cricket Ground on April 20. That’s the only all-Australian match scheduled for April, although the Tahs, Rebels, Reds, and Brumbies all have crucial fixtures against other opponents.
In the A-League, the home-and-away season comes to a close at the end of April with Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory battling it out for second place behind Perth Glory. Sydney host Victory on April 6, and face another crucial match against the Glory on April 18. Lowly Brisbane Roar host likely finalists Adelaide United on Anzac Day.
Looking abroad, punters should find plenty of betting action in the Indian Premier League T20 tournament and NBA and NHL playoffs. The Chennai Super Kings, featuring Aussie Shane Watson, are favourites to win the IPL, with matches fixtured on a daily basis throughout April. The NBA playoffs start April 13, with the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors the most highly-rated teams in their respective conferences. The NHL playoffs start April 6, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are a runaway favourite to lift the Stanley Cup trophy come the end of the season.
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