Australian Gambling – Hands up who saw that coming. Hawthorn clinically picking apart Sydney by 10 goals in one of the greatest four quarter performances ever witnessed on the MCG’s hallowed turf on Grand Final day.
Not many would be putting their hands up, but there are plenty putting their hands in their pockets to back the Swans to bounce back with a vengeance and take home the 2015 AFL premiership.
They weren’t good enough on Saturday, but the odds suggest they will bounce back next year – they’ve been installed as the $4 favourites to win the 2015 flag with Sportsbet.com.au.
“Hawthorn were too good but, with the list Sydney have, there isn’t any reason why they can’t get some revenge next year,” Sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson said.
The Hawks are second on the line of betting, close behind at $4.50 to make it a very rare three peat, while the sparkling Port Adelaide are $6.
Disappointing Fremantle and its miserly defence is the only other chance under double figures at $9.
If you don’t think the Geelong dynasty is over, you can get the Cats at $12, while the surprise packet North Melbourne is just behind at $13.
Only the maddest Collingwood supporter would back the Pies at $21, the Magpies may as well be $2001, the way the ship is sinking for the black and white army.