Swans Sitting Pretty In Medal Markets


The Sydney Swans will be swimming in silverware by the end of the season if the weekend’s market moves at online bookmaker Ladbrokes are any indication.

The Swans, who sit second despite having lost two games courtesy of opposition goals on the siren, are once again outright premiership favourites, displacing Hawthorn atop of the market, while Lance Franklin and Luke Parker have firmed up for the Coleman and Brownlow Medals respectively.

Swans young gun, Callum Mills, has also had his price cut from $2.75 to $2.50 to take out the Rising Star award, with Bulldog Caleb Daniel also firming, from $3.50 into $3.

Ladbrokes bookmakers wound the Swans in from $5 to $3.75 for the premiership following their demolition of St Kilda on Saturday night, with punters still rallying to back them at the shorter price.

Hawthorn remains solid at $4 having bounced back from last week’s shock loss to Melbourne, with Adelaide also steady at $4.50 and Geelong at $5.

Franklin’s haul of six goals not only served as a warning to other clubs heading into the business end of the season, but also moved him within three of Josh Kennedy in the race for the Coleman, subsequently seeing his price cut from $7 to $2.35.

Kennedy eased from $1.25 to $1.60, while the Gold Coast’s Tom Lynch is now rated a $15 chance, sitting seven adrift with two rounds to play.

While Patrick Dangerfield ($1.55) remains a raging Brownlow Medal favourite, Luke Parker’s performance against the Saints saw his odds firm from $14 to $11 for the game’s highest individual honour. Dustin Martin remains on the second line of betting at $5.50.

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