Flurry for Folau
Sky Bet's Jordan Fiddes talks betting ahead of the crucial Test in Melbourne
By Jordan Fiddes - Twitter: @SkyJordanFiddes. Last Updated: 29/06/13 9:21am
Will Genia: Backed to star in a Wallabies comeback
The British and Irish Lions have not won a test series in Australia since 1989 but this year they are odds on to repeat that feat.
Madonna's Like a Prayer topped the charts during the Lions last series victory down under, however, it's the Wallabies praying for a turnaround this year.
Changes in the pack
Geoff Parling and Mako Vunipola come into the starting 15 due to injuries but, with lack of match practice on the international stage, this could be where the interest in Australia derives.
The first game in the three part series will be remembered for the contrasting kicking success of both sides and it could play a crucial part in Melbourne too.
Kurtley Beale will start the game on Saturday - having come on as a replacement in the first test -and he will be under the spotlight after missing two late penalties to win the game in Brisbane.
Folau the favourite
Israel Folau and George North are, once again, the favourites in the try scorer markets after both crossed last weekend but the big mover is Will Genia to cross first at 18/1 - the Lions have named Youngs opposite him at scrum-half over Mike Phillips.
Kicking for glory
If kicking is the key again then expect to see Halfpenny heavily involved.
The Welsh supremo has an amazing 93 per cent success rate with the boot so far on tour and didn't miss a kick in the opening test match.
Tommy Bowe: Returns to the Lions starting line-up in Melbourne
Tommy Bowe returns to the Lions starting 15 and the Irish winger is 12/1 to open the scoring.
Trading in at 6 ft 3 inches he has scored 26 tries in just 51 appearances for his national side and crossed for the Lions prior to his injury earlier in the tour.
The Lions narrowly won both halves last week - they are 20/21 to do that again on Saturday - and edged out with a two-point winning margin.
Should the Wallabies push the British & Irish Lions all the way again in Melbourne then the 9/2 price for a tourist victory between 1-5 points could prove popular.