Yet again, the reigning premiers proved the best backed team of the round to salute and deliver punters some nice collects, on what was a tough round for those having a bet.
The Eagles have been a safe play of late and it seems punters are sticking tight and reaping the rewards.
There were a few teams who helped out the bookies in round 20, but the very best was Port Adelaide with its destruction of the Bombers.
Punters might soon jump off Geelong after being burnt at the short odds on the Cats yet again. Fremantle were almost friendless in betting but delivered a huge upset and a big win for both the club and bookmakers.
FIRST GOAL NAME GAME
Tom Lynch, Tom Hawkins, Tom Papley. Notice a theme?
Tom turned first goal hero Saturday with all three Tom’s booting the opening goal in their respective matches.
Robbie Gray is clearly not call Tom but, like the earlier three, he was also well back before kicking the first goal against the Bombers on a strong weekend for first goal bettors.
How do you turn $100 into more than $18,000? With the following ingredients.
Gold Coast’s Ben King to kick 3+ goals into two separate Ladbrokes pre-package popular multis, essentially creating a seven leg multi across three games.
The remaining six legs which followed King were West Coast Eagles to win by 1-39 points, West Coast Eagles to win 1st half and West Coast Eagles to score over 13.5 goals, Brisbane Lions to win by 1-39 points, Brisbane Lions to win 1st half and Brisbane Lions to score over 13.5 goals.
$100 at $181.29 returned $18,129 to the astute punter.
BACKING THE FUTURE
Richmond remains the favourite to win this season’s premiership but the Tigers have company on the top line of betting.
West Coast has now moved up to join Richmond as flag favourite with the slumping Cats now eased to the point their sit only marginally ahead of the Lions.
Richmond – $3.75 (steady)
West Coast – $4.75 > $3.75
Geelong – $4.25 > $5.00
Brisbane – $8.00 > $7.50
GWS Giants – $9.00 > $10.00
Collingwood – $11.00 > $10.00
Essendon – $21.00 > $41.00
Port Adelaide – $151 > $51
Adelaide – $81.00 – $67.00