Five Lessons Learned – AFL Round 6

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1. A Punters Paradise

The punters have been having an absolute field day in recent weeks.

Seven of the nine favourites won in round 6 and all seven covered their lines.

St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs were the only favourites to lose in round six to Fremantle and Carlton respectively.

This means amazingly that 15 of the last 18 favourites have won as well as covering the line!

Port goes into this weekend with the biggest opening line at publish, favoured by over two goals over Carlton.

2. Anyone Can Win The Flag

We are now through six rounds in the 2020 AFL Season and I’m not willing to put a line through any team to win the premiership (except Adelaide obviously.)

Carlton ($51), Fremantle ($151), and Essendon ($21) won their round six matches and are still mammoth odds to win the flag.

In fact, there are currently seven teams that are $10 or less to win the 2020 AFL premiership.

And with the fixture still up in the air and the no-crowd factor still in play for finals, it really is anyone’s premiership.

The Giants are our current favourites at $6.50 and will be in for a real test as the wounded Lions come to town looking for a rebound after last week’s loss to Geelong.

3. West Coast Are Back

After losing their first three games in Queensland, the West Coast Eagles have now strung together two wins in the Sunshine State.

Those two wins may have come against sides that are 17th (Sydney) and 18th (Adelaide) on the ladder but there is no doubt they will take it.

They certainly won’t be giving the points back!

The Eagles currently sit 11th on the ladder with a 3-3 record after their stint in Queensland.

They are now second favourites to win the AFL Premiership in 2020.

They head home now with their first assignment against their rivals in the Derby on Sunday evening.

4. Hawthorn Will Not Make The Eight

Not if they play like they did on Friday night!

The Hawks were simply horrible in their 32 point loss to the Pies and they have now lost two in a row and sit 13th on the AFL ladder.

They managed just 27 points from a total of 32 inside 50s and were totally outclassed by Collingwood for four quarters.

An injury to recruit Jon Patton will not help their chances.

5. Football Will Be Fine

The football public went into it’s typical ‘Football is dead’ debate after the Tigers dour win over Sydney at the Gabba on Sunday afternoon.

Don’t get me wrong, the game was not an instant classic by any means.

It was pouring down rain for most of the afternoon and the Sydney Swans followed the lead by flooding the Richmond forward line and putting as many numbers around the footy as humanly possible.

Shortened quarters and a big injury toll to both teams could also be argued as points to why the game was horrible to watch.

Next week is a new round and with that comes optimism that the game will be just fine.

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