The week off did wonders for Hawthorn as they quietly slipped into outright premiership favouritism without even lacing a boot.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has moved the Hawks from $3.80 into $3.75 as the cracks begin to appear at Fremantle, who’ve gone from $3.60 out to $3.75 thanks to a scrappy win over the Suns.
Sydney have joined the Dockers on the second line of betting following their solid victory over the Kangaroos.
The weekend’s big movers were Geelong, who’ve firmed from $41 into $26 on the back of Friday night’s big win over Port Adelaide. The Power have since drifted from $15 out to $26.
“Hawthorn aren’t in the top 4 but punters expect them to be there by September. We’re holding one-third more money on them than Fremantle, who are the second most popular side,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
2015 Premiership Winner
(prices in brackets from 11/6/15)
$3.50 Hawthorn (in from $3.80)
$3.75 Fremantle (out from $3.60)
$3.75 Sydney (in from $4.00)
$16 West Coast (out from $15)
$18 Richmond (steady)
$21 Collingwood (in from $23)
$26 Geelong (in from $41)
$26 Port Adelaide (out from $15)
$34 Adelaide (steady)
$34 Nth Melb (out from $26)
$67 GWS (out from $51)
$101 Essendon (out from $67)
$101 W.Bulldogs (out from $81)
$501 Brisbane (steady)
$501 Carlton (steady)
$501 Gold Coast (out from $251)
$501 Melbourne (steady)
$501 St Kilda (steady)