Sydney’s form might have improved in recent rounds but their abysmal record not beating the Bombers at the MCG for almost a century clearly proved a key stat for weekend wagering.
The Bombers and reigning premier West Coast, who are warming nicely into their title defence, were the punter’s dearest friends in round 16.
It had been a long time since Collingwood had lost two games in succession but even longer since the Hawks had dropped five in a row. Regardless, it the was the Magpies who punters sided with and it was to their detriment.
Hawthorn and the Western Bulldogs, who shocked the Cats with only their second victory over them in a decade, were the bookie’s best for the weekend.
FIRST GOAL FILL-UP
Punters well and truly got the better of things in first goal betting at the weekend putting a big dent in the Ladbrokes book.
The best of the best were Brody Mohocek at $15 on Friday night and Tom McDonald for the Demons against Carlton on Sunday.
For McDonald, it looks as if that will be his final highlight of a forgetful 2019, after he tore his meniscus later in the match.
In a round where no outrageous multis landed, we’ve gone with the following for our legendary land this weekend which was capped by a Lions win.
The wager of Xavier Coates (Broncos) first try / Brisbane Broncos 1-12 / Lions WIN at $157.36 saw the $30 bet return a princely $4720.80.
BACKING THE FUTURE
West Coast is the big mover after the weekend which saw both the top two teams on the ladder lose. The Eagles have now replaced the Magpies as the second favourite ahead of a mouth-watering clash between the teams this Friday night. The Lions were also trimmed from $29 into a season-low $17 having been $51 three weeks ago
Geelong – $3.25 > $3.3.50
Collingwood – $4.50 > $6.50
West Coast – $6.00 > $4.00
Richmond – $8.50 > $7.50
GWS Giants – $6.50 > $8.00
Brisbane – $29.00 > $17.00
Adelaide – $19.00 > $21.00
MOST LOSSES MOVES
Gold Coast – $1.22 > $1.14
Carlton – $4.00 > $5.50