The Weekend Preview with Ted

December 4, 2012, 3:30 pmYahoo!7

Ted casts his eye over the main events over the weekend and lets you know his thoughts.

The Weekend Preview with Ted

The Weekend Preview with Ted

SURFING
Surfing heats up in the Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii.

2012 ASP Mens World Title
1. Joel Parkinson 53900 points
2. Kelly Slater 50700 points
3. Mick Fanning 47000 points
4. John John Florence 44350 points

A Top 2 finish for Joel will ensure he takes away the 2012 ASP Mens World Title. Joel finished in the Top 8 in Santas Cruz, whilst Kelly Slater finished just outside the 8. Both surfers keen to finish off the season with a high. Jeremy Flores won this event in 2010, Taj Burrow who won last months Santa Cruz event, won in 2009. Kelly Slater featured on the winners podium in 2008.

FOOTBALL
A-League & EPL
With a feast of football this weekend, trying to find the winners has been difficult all year. We try and sort through some of the main matches.

The A-League features 2nd (Adelaide) v 3rd (Melbourne Victory). Adelaide have yet to lose at home and have scored in every home fixture. Adelaide last week were impressive in shutting down the Melbourne Heart and will take plenty of confidence into this match. Melbourne's early away form was scrappy, losing to Perth 2-4, Brisbane 0-5 and Newcastle 1-2. However their last two away matches have yielded a come from behind win 3-2 over Sydney and a 2-0 Win over Western Sydney.

Tip Adelaide 2-1

The English Premier League.

The Manchester derby this weekend is the highlight of the Premier League. Man United have been in great form and the return of their defensive back line is only going to assist them further. With wins already against Chelsea and Arsenal, grabbing the scalp of Man. City will be timely, especially since they are 3 points clear on the perch of the EPL ladder. Man United have scored 3 goals or more in 4 out of their past 5 away fixtures. Man City are still building on confidence, their last two home matches have ended in draws.

Tip Draw