It could be 'upset weekend' in quite a few NRL games, and In-Former Matt Adamson is here to guide you in the right direction before laying down your dollar.
WARRIORS V BRONCOS
This is an intriguing battle between the best-prepared team in the NRL and a side that is yet to adapt to the new style of coaching of Brain McClennan.
Last year's grand finalists, The Warriors, have been able to beat only the two bottom teams on current ladder, in addition to a victory over a much depleted Souths line-up in round seven.
The Kiwi boys do enjoy home-ground advantage and considering winter is well and truly upon us, it's bound to be one of those typically cold, wintery days in the land of the long white cloud.
That being said, I can't imagine any other result than a win for the visitors on Saturday night.
Petero Civinoceva will be leading from the front against the mountainous Warriors forwards. He might be ageing but he's keen to have one last Origin swansong and can seal a starting place for the Maroons with a big game here.
It's also time for Peter Wallace to stake his last claim for the NSW halfback spot. I feel it should be his.
This Broncos are looking stronger every week. They share the work load right across the field with the forwards overpowering their rivals and freeing Wallace and Corey Norman to orchestrate the points.
The Warriors side looks 'mix and match' to me. Coach McClennan still hasn't determined his best combination in various positions but is rightly set on his halves pairing of Johnson and Maloney.
The battle of the halves highlights this clash, and if the Broncos defence wasn't so strong, I'd confidently predict a high-scoring affair.
They're short but sweet and the Broncos will win.
I have a sneaking feeling this round may provide a few upsets so the Betfair players that like to 'lay' bet might taste some success.
I see potential upsets in at least three matches this weekend.
I know the club is in turmoil, but Parramatta isn't hopeless against the Bulldogs. The Dogs have been up for a fortnight with big games against Melbourne and Manly and this presents as a danger game for a side expected to win.
Also - expect Chris Sandow to start to match. What's the point starting him from the bench?
The Gold Coast is without Scott Prince for their match against the Tigers but that gives them an element of unpredictability. The Tigers are hardly flying. As huge outsiders at home, the Titans are also a chance.
Betfair punters have Newcastle as outsiders against the Roosters, who would be emotionally drained after their Anzac Day defeat against the Dragons. I know Buderus and Gidley are out, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Knights get the cash.
INJURIES A KEY FACTOR
Lastly, a quick foot note from an old timer.
This is the time of year when injuries play a significant factor in determining results.
As we saw on Monday night, key players sustained injuries and had a major influence on the game.
Make sure you keep an eye on team changes right up to kick off and make sure you watch the game and cover your bets if a big name player goes down.