Days after the announcement that the 2020 AFL season will resume on June 11, one TAB punter has plonked a $5,980 wager at $26 on Essendon to win the 2020 premiership.
The customer in question will collect $155,480 if the Bombers claim their first flag since 2000 when they accounted for Melbourne.
“The bet of $5,980 at $26 on Essendon to win this season’s premiership is the biggest wager on any team to win the 2020 flag, which includes the period before the coronavirus-enforced shutdown,” TAB’s Trent Langskaill said.
Essendon defeated Fremantle by six points at Marvel Stadium in their opening round clash before the 2020 season was paused.
Richmond are $4.50 favourites at TAB to win back-to-back premierships and their third flag in four years.
2020 AFL Premiership
$6.50 Greater Western Sydney
$12 Brisbane Lions
$29 Port Adelaide
$41 St Kilda
$151 Gold Coast