Collingwood did it the hard way against the Swans on Friday night and would have had punters on the edge of their seats but in the end, they provided their backers with a dream start to the weekend.
One punter who would have been riding every kick in the tense finals term was the Ladbrokes client who wagered $44,000 on the Magpies to win between 1 and 39 points at $2.06, alas, he got off to a flyer.
There weren’t too many wins for the bookies across round 10 but Brad Scott’s successful farewell as Kangaroos coach also proved a victory for Team Red. The Bulldogs were a well-backed favourite to beat North Melbourne and failed.
Following losses to all three of the bottom placed teams, punters would want to think twice before falling into the Doggies as a favourite any time soon.
FIRST GOAL FRUSTRATION
The bookies did get the better of first goal kickers yet again but early in the piece, it appeared punters were on song.
Sam Reid and Jack Gunston were well found in the opening two matches of the weekend, from there though, it was a raffle. The average price across round nine finished at $29.
For the second week in a row our most successful multi punter is the same man and his round 10 fill-up far exceeded his effort in round 9.
At odds of $213.73, he combined Sydney Swans (+17.5) / Hawthorn (-4.5) / North Melbourne (+7.5) / West Coast Eagles (+7.5) / Richmond (-15.5) / Gold Coast Suns (+33.5) / GWS Giants (-11.5) / Carlton (+17.5).
His $120 stake returning more than $25,000.
For reference, his round nine successful multi was Collingwood / Brisbane Lions / Geelong Cats / Sydney Swans / Essendon / Port Adelaide / Richmond.
A $120 at $21.15 return $2538.
BACKING THE FUTURE
The AFL Premiership is a race in five according to Ladbrokes bookmakers with Geelong and Collingwood still heading the market despite a minor easing of their prices after less than dominant wins in round 10.
Geelong – $3.50 > $3.60
Collingwood – $3.50 > $3.60
GWS Giants – $7.50 > $7.00
Richmond – $8.00 > $7.00
West Coast – $9.00 > $8.00
Brisbane – $34.00 > $41.00
MOST LOSSES MOVES
Carlton – $1.85 > $1.67
Gold Coast – $2.00 > $2.50
North Melbourne – $7.00 > $13.00