A-League Round 13 - Sydney FC v Adelaide United (Saturday 7:30pm AEDT)
Sydney FC look set to continue their domination of the A-League when they face Adelaide United on Saturday night.
The Sky Blues have raced out to a nine-point lead at the top of the table after just 12 rounds and the champions are already looking good to go back-to-back.
Sydney has won nine of their first 11 matches, drawing once with their only defeat coming in an unlucky Derby against the Western Sydney Wanderers.
They have beaten Adelaide United in four of their past six clashes (including three straight wins) and are unbeaten against them in the A-League for a stretch of 10 matches.
Adelaide United have hit a bit of hurdle since their bye with losses to the Central Coast Mariners and Wanderers seeing them slip to fifth on the ladder.
All in all, it looks set to be another three points for Steve Corica's men especially when you consider their imposing record at Jubilee Stadium which stands at four wins from as many games this term.
If you don't want to take the price ($1.75) about Sydney FC getting the win then Adam Le Fondre is your man for the first goalscorer. He has 12 goals already this season for Sydney FC and is $4 favourite to bag the first goal on Saturday night.
NFL Wild Card Round - Houston Texans v Buffalo Bills (Sunday 8:35am AEDT)
The Houston Texans will be desperate to make an impression in this season's playoffs when they host the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium on Sunday morning.
The AFC South division champions were in the same position 12 months ago when they hosted the Indianapolis Colts, but they were found wanting in a 21-7 defeat.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson will be the key for the Texans' plight. Watson has continued to improve in his third season with 26 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.
Watson has been ably assisted by running back Carlos Hyde, who enjoyed a breakout season with 1070 rushing yards (4.4 rushing yards per attempt) and six touchdowns. Primary wide receiver Deandre Hopkins had his third-straight season of over 1000 receiving yards (1165) to go with seven touchdown catches.
The Bills have surprised many pundits by reaching the playoffs with a 10-6 record.
Defence has been the catalyst for the Bills' resurgence this season. Only the New England Patriots (275.9) and San Francisco 49ers (281.8) have allowed fewer offensive yards than the Bills (298.3). They have also allowed the second-fewest points per game (16.2).
Their biggest question mark is quarterback Josh Allen. In his second season, Allen has 20 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. However, Allen's completion rate is under 60 percent (58.8) and the Bills are 1-4 this season against playoff teams.
At this stage, Watson is more trustworthy than Allen, which tilts the scales in favour of the Texans.