It’s hard to believe, but more punters with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au have backed the Western Bulldogs to MISS the Top 8 than any other side. They’re getting odds of $4.20 for their troubles.
- More bets on Bulldogs to miss the finals than any other side
- Even Lions have attracted more bets to win the flag than the Doggies
There’s no love for the premiers to go back to back either. Currently second favourites for the flag at $5.50, the Doggies have received fewer bets than rank outsiders Brisbane, who are at the ridiculous price of $501!
Sportsbet clearly thinks the Dogs will be there in September, offering $1.20 to make the 8, $1.90 to finish in the Top 4 and $3.50 to make the Grand Final.
“There’s no logical explanation for the lack of support for the Bulldogs but the punters have spoken. If people prefer to back Brisbane to win the flag over the Doggies, be my guest,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
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Western Bulldogs in 2017
$1.20 To make Top 8
$1.90 To make Top 4
$3.50 To make Grand Final
$5.50 To win Premiership
$6.00 To win Minor Premiership
$4.20 To Miss Top 8
$251 Least Wins
AFL Premiership Winner (price changes from October 2016)
$4.50 GWS (in from $5.50)
$5.50 Western Bulldogs (out from $4.50)
$7.00 Sydney (steady)
$9.00 Adelaide (out from $8.50)
$9.00 West Coast (in from $13)
$11 Geelong (out from $9.50)
$13 Hawthorn (out from $10)
$18 Fremantle (in from $34)
$23 Essendon (out from $19)
$23 Melbourne (in from $25)
$26 St Kilda (steady)
$34 Collingwood (out from $21)
$34 Port Adelaide (out from $19)
$41 Gold Coast (out from $31)
$51 Richmond (out from $32)
$67 North Melbourne (out from $31)
$101 Carlton (out from $82)
$501 Brisbane (out from $251)