Sportsbet declared West Coast as the winner of their preliminary final against Melbourne after they led by ten goals at half-time.
The online bookmaker paid out over $1.7million on the Eagles early in head-to-head bets.
The Eagles head into the Grand Final as the slight outsiders at $2.30 against Collingwood ($1.65).
Punters have been getting behind West Coast early, they’ve attracted over 72% of the individual bets to win the flag.
Steele Sidebottom is the favourite at $7.00 to win the Norm Smith Medal, closely followed by Elliot Yeo ($8.00).
“It’s been a bitterly disappointing first half for Melbourne fans with not even a goal to cheer about, but punters who backed the Eagles will be rejoicing after getting paid out at half-time,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ella Zampatti.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
AFL Premiership Winner 2018
$1.65 Collingwood (in from $1.72)
$2.30 West Coast (in from $4.25)
Norm Smith Medal 2018
$7.00 Steele Sidebottom (Coll)
$8.00 Elliot Yeo (WC)
$10 Scott Pendlebury (Coll)
$10 Josh Kennedy (WC)
$10 Brodie Grundy (Coll)
$11 Adam Treloar (Coll)
$12 Luke Shuey (WC)
$12 Jack Redden (WC)