“Without a heart, you don’t win” – R.I.P. Charlie Sutton.
Round 11 consists of only 6 games, with 4 teams having the bye this week.
Let’s jump straight into the market, I know you are all keen for some sports investment action.
The big Friday night game, features Geelong facing Carlton at Etihad. Questions being asked about the Blues over the past few weeks, and they are yet to really respond to the criticism with performances on the field. This match-up offers them another good chance to put themselves back into the ring as contenders in 2012. The line is spot on.
Fremantle are coming over to the MCG to face Richmond, and have few friends in the betting as the line would indicate. Word is they can’t play there. Line says they won’t win. We say hang on… We may do something here with this one.
The Saints get the lay the big number this week, facing the Suns up there at Metricon, and why not a big number, as the Suns’ numbers have barely improved since last year. It’s possible that the year and a half of hidings is wearing thin on the playing group as they find it harder to get up and stick at it during the games. Saints will likely cover, and Riewoldt will be hard to contain.
Essendon slightly favoured at home against the Swans, who are usually tough customers anytime and anywhere they play. Bombers will be looking to bounce back from last weeks loss, although coming into the bye – any danger they could be looking ahead? Currently a -9.5 point betting line for those wanting to wager on a bounceback.
Port Adelaide are fresh off 3 wins in a row – the last against what was an in-form team in Carlton – leaves them nowhere near as rough in the betting markets as they probably should be. Were the Hawks any more consistent and the -26.5 points would be steal.
In 2010 alone, Melbourne lost by 1 point, and also drew another, in their two games against Collingwood, the eventual premiers, showing just what confidence can do for a team. Melbourne would have got some confidence from their resolute victory last week, but there is always the danger of this being the let-down spot. Weather will play a big part, this being at the ‘G – and as we saw with Essendon last week who often play in the dome – wet weather footy is a different beast.
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