Despite Hawthorn being the favourites for the flag since day one, the Sydney Swans are no longer flying under the radar, moving from $3.75 to $3.40 over the weekend to now be the best backed team to win the premiership with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
Geelong have held steady for the flag at $3.75 despite their upset loss to North Melbourne, while punters are also beginning to warm to Fremantle who have firmed from $10 to $7.00 over the weekend.
“Hawthorn are still favourites, but in the eyes of punters there has been a real switch towards the Swans over the last two weeks which sees them now as the punters pick and the best backed team overall,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.
In Coleman Medal betting, Josh Kennedy (59 goals) has kicked away from his opposition, now clear favourite at $1.50 after securing a five goal lead. Jack Riewoldt (53 goals), Jeremy Cameron (54 goals) and Jarryd Roughead (54 goals) are all next in the market at $6.00.
Gary Ablett remains the favourite for the Brownlow Medal despite drifting from $1.42 to $1.50, with Dane Swan next in the market at $9.00. Kieran Jack’s best on ground performance over the weekend has seen him move from $26 to $14. sportsbet.com.au last week paid out over $270,000 early on Ablett to pick up this seasons Brownlow and could face an anxious wait to see if their prediction rings true!
As per all matches in August, first goalscorer bets on any match in round 20 will be refunded if your selected player doesn’t score a goal at any stage of the game!