Mon, Aug 15, 11:38am by Staff Writer
With two rounds of the home and away season remaining the premiership race has been blown wide open following Sydney’s 70 point win on Saturday. The reigning premier are now on the second line of betting despite defeating North Melbourne on the same day. GWS drifted from $6.50 to $9 following their heartbreaking last minute loss to West Coast.
Hawthorn were the outright favourites at $3.50 heading into Round 21 and despite their 39-point win over North Melbourne they eased out to $4.25. On the same day the Swans flexed some muscle, demolishing St Kilda by 70 points, which saw them come into $3.75.
Speaking of flexing muscle, the Crows did just that in their 72-point thumping of the insipid Dockers on Sunday and moved into $5 to win their first flag since 1998. Also on Sunday, The Cats got out of jail defeating Richmond by four points but eased marginally from $4.50 to $5. It was the Cats biggest final quarter comeback since 1936.
Another club who played in a thriller but came out losing was GWS who not only lost to West Coast by a point but also slid in the market from $6.50 to $9 thanks to a last minute Nic Naitanui goal. The Eagles have now come into $14.
My money is still with the Hawks. They are still a game clear on top of the ladder and will be hard to beat. They have a real test coming up this Friday when they take on the Eagles in the west in the grand final replay but I’m expecting them to come out firing.
The Run Home:
Rd 22: West Coast (Domain Stadium)
Rd 23: Collingwood (MCG)
Greater Western Sydney:
Rd 22: Fremantle (Spotless Stadium)
Rd 23: North Melbourne (Etihad Stadium)
Rd 22: North Melbourne (Blundstone Arena)
Rd 23: Richmond (SCG)
Rd 22: Brisbane Lions (Gabba)
Rd 23: Melbourne (Simonds Stadium)
Rd 22: Port Adelaide (Adelaide Oval)
Rd 23: West Coast (Adelaide Oval)
*All of the above odds were provided by Sportsbet and were correct at time of publishing
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