Round 11 of the AFL season saw the Cats extend their lead at the top by two games, moving them into $1.20 for the minor premiership.
Here’s how it looked for punters:
For the second time in two weeks, Fremantle’s Michael Walters nailed the winning score late in the final term – this time to bury Collingwood. The Dockers had started as considerable outsiders at $5.30 with Palmerbet, and registered the biggest upset of the round (ahead of North Melbourne at $3.18 against Richmond). With that win, Ross Lyon’s side shortened from $2.80 to $1.80 to make the finals. But perhaps more importantly in the context of season 2019, the loss moves the Pies from $3.80 to $4.40 for the flag.
Michael Walters has done it again! He kicks a set shot goal at the death to give the Dockers the win! pic.twitter.com/mp08BjkMrO
— AFL.com.au (@AFLcomau) June 1, 2019
And with that, the Cats shortened even further for both the flag and minor premiership. Their win over the Swans at home pushed them into $1.20 for the minor premiership, and $3.40 for the flag – the shortest they’ve been this AFL season.
Speaking of the AFL premiership, the biggest mover on that market over the weekend was West Coast. The Eagles were dominant in their 10-goal win over the Bulldogs on Sunday. Starting as $1.25 favourites with Palmerbet, Adam Simpson’s side were expected to win. But a nine-goal third quarter again showed their true ability. It also sealed their fifth win in a row, and sees them shorten from $8 into $6.50 for the flag.
FULL TIME: EAGLES WIN!
— West Coast Eagles (@WestCoastEagles) June 2, 2019
Misery continues for Blues
Another week, another loss for Carlton. And their sixth in a row was a dismal, deflating effort. On a wet MCG on Sunday afternoon, the Blues managed just four goals (including two scoreless quarters) as they were comfortably accounted for by Essendon. It further ramps up the pressure on Brendon Bolton, who could be out of a job sooner than we think. The loss also moves the Blues into $1.35 in Palmerbet’s ‘least wins 2019’ market. The closest side in that market is the Suns at $3.
Unfortunately I don’t know how Brendon Bolton’s job remains tenable. Passionate guy who cares greatly, but it just hasn’t worked.
— Tom Morris (@tommorris32) June 2, 2019
Incredible to think Brendon Bolton has more coaching wins as a Hawthorn temporary fill-in than he does in his last 43 games for Carlton. #AFLDonsBlues
— Mémè artisté (@ethan_meldrum) June 2, 2019
Lions pencilled in for September?
After giving up a five-goal lead early against the Hawks, Brisbane fought back for one of their best wins of 2019 on Saturday night. The side that started the AFL season as $3.40 finals hopes are suddenly into favoured $1.40 hopes to be there in September. The run and dash of Chris Fagan’s side was on show at The Gabba, and the below effort was one of the best team goals you’ll see.
A little 'Jackie Chan' from Cam Rayner!
— AFL (@AFL) June 1, 2019