No Martin, No Cotchin, No Rance or Riewoldt and no worries for Richmond. Did the bookies believe they could do it? Negative.
Did the punters? You betcha!
Richmond’s win over Port Adelaide was labelled by some in the playing group as their best home and away victory and a majority of those who wagered on it would agree with the Tigers an absolute strip job on the bookmakers.
Those looking to build a bank for the weekend did not get off to a good start when Thursday night saw the Swans defeated for a third time this season as favourite.
With punters deserting the Demons after a winless opening three weeks, the Ladbrokes traders were celebrating the grand old flying high at the SCG.
FIRST GOAL FILL UP
Jordan De Goey has thrust himself into the conversation as a top 10 player in the competition and he might well be number one in the hearts of first goal bettors.
The Magpies livewire was backed as if a near certainty to kick the opener on Friday night against the Bulldogs and, while it took a while, he duly saluted at $9.
IT was a tough week to string results together but one sharp punter played things off a break on Sunday, targeting the half time/full time doubles. He had Carton to lead at half time and Gold Coast to win into Hawthorn to lead at half time and St Kilda to win the game @ $64. His $100 wager netting a cool $6400.
BACKING THE FUTURE
The over/under mark for Gold Coast’s season win total was 2.5. That has now resulted after just four rounds.
West Coast – $5.50 > $4.50 (Outright favourite)
Collingwood – $5 (steady)
Geelong – $5 > $5.50
GWS Giants – $9 > $6.50
Richmond – $17 > $11
MOST LOSSES MOVES
Carlton – $2.50 > $1.60
Gold Coast – $3 > $5 (opened $1.45)
North Melbourne – $6 > $10