It has not taken long for punters to become Brisbane believers. After trouncing the reigning premiers in round one, the Lions became the bookmakers worst enemy in round two, backed from 4.5 point outsiders into near favouritism by the bounce.
Also taken through more successful multis than any other team, the new look Lions are the round two punter’s pal.
Surely Essendon couldn’t be as bad as round one? Surely the Bombers couldn’t get beaten by a Saints side which limped in against the Suns? This was the mindset which cost punters more than any other at the weekend.
St Kilda’s effort holding out the bewildered Bombers, had the bookies high fiving on the trading floor.
It was a tough night for Sydney and a tough night for those who backed the Swans to bounce back but, for some, the bloods did provide a handy little collect to kick off their Friday evening. Ben Ronke ($16) was the best backed successful 1st goal kicker of round two.
On the other side of the coin, GWS’ Zach Williams got the chocolates at $41 without a single cent on him with Ladbrokes.
QUARTER BY QUARTER COLLECT
One client will surely be racing down to Footscray and grabbing a Bulldogs membership after his $50 stake on Quarter 1/2/3/4 leader netted him a cool $6300.
In the see-sawing encounter on Sunday Hawthorn/Western Bulldogs/Hawthorn/Western Bulldogs was quoted @ 125/1 pre-game.
That’s astute punting!
BACKING THE FUTURE PREMIERSHIP MOVES
Collingwood – $7 > $4.33 (favourite)
Richmond – $4.50 > $10
Geelong – $10 > $7 (opened $17)
Bombers – $17 > $41 (opened $10)