Port Adelaide hasn’t been overly kind to punters this season but after giving Essendon a 10-goal hiding last week – a result which doesn’t seem as impressive after the weekend – the Power was the best-backed team of the round against a fading Sydney side.
The Power had little trouble disposing of the Swans and delivering the cash to punters, whilst the rampaging Lions also provided some monster collects.
The second-placed team were especially well-backed in live betting so, as they extended the lead and the in-play line ballooned, punters continued to pile in and fill their pockets.
In a tough round for bookmakers, only one underdog saluted and did so with very few friends in betting.
Hawthorn overcame the pre-match loss of Jack Gunston, a potential top four opponent in GWS and snow. Yes, snow! To be the bookies best – and only – good result for the round.
FIRST GOAL FILL UP
A very popular pick for first goal, Charlie Cameron didn’t stop delivering in the Saturday twilight.
Not only did his opener land a large number of first goal bets, the livewire forward efforts throughout the match also aided many Same Game Multis, which had included a big Lions win and Cameron to score multiple goals.
The 2+ and 3+ landmarks were in the book before half time.
Two codes and three different leagues, the adventurous nature of our punter of the week in nailing this Legendary Land deserves to be recognised.
This nine leg multi contained five AFL matches, three VFL matches and one NRL match and he nailed the lot.
The $300 wager at $13.48 went as follows: Werribee to WIN / West Coast to WIN / Carlton +39.5 point line / Port Adelaide to WIN / Port Melbourne to WIN / Brisbane Lions to WIN / Williamstown to WIN / Collingwood to WIN 1-39 points / St George Illawarra to WIN
The return for our punter? A tidy $4044
BACKING THE FUTURE
Things remain steady at the top with the Tigers and Eagles holding sway as joint favourites at the same $3.75 quote. Geelong firmed up slightly after its weekend win with this Saturday clash with the Lions to tell us plenty about both teams credentials.
The Giants shocker against the Hawks saw them wound out yet again whilst the Bombers blew out to a season high $126 following a second straight shellacking.
Just a fortnight ago, after a five match winning streak, the Bombers were $21 to win the premiership.
Richmond – $3.75 (steady)
West Coast – $3.75 (steady)
Geelong – $5.00 > $4.50
Brisbane – $7.50 > $6.50
GWS Giants – $10.00 > $17.00
Collingwood – $10.00 > $11.00
Port Adelaide – $51.00 > $34.00
Essendon – $41.00 > $126.00
Adelaide – $67.00 – $126