AFL Round 6 Wrap-Up
It was a quiet week of betting at TipBetPro but a satisfying one all the same. Other than multis, just the two games were bet on with TipBetPro not only nominating St Kilda as our Bet of the Week but tipping them to upset the Demons. The model got this one spot on with the Saints staving off some Jesse Hogan brilliance to easily account for Melbourne and pick up the all too crucial upset victory.
The other game of interest to TipBetPro punters pitted wooden spoon fancies Carlton and Essendon up against each other. We liked the value of Essendon at over $3 and although disappointed to not come away with the win, were satisfied at the value of the bet in a game that was tight all the way. Essendon did manage to cover the line to reward novelty betters with some cash back on the head to head loss.
The ever popular multi was a low paying one this week with 5 hot favourites adding up to just under a $2 return. We noted on Thursday night in our game reviews that Richmond was the concern in the multi and sadly the Tigers once again let us down as they were hammered by an under-manned Port Adelaide. With our other 4 legs all getting up (albeit Sydney doing it tough against Brisbane!), it was still money back at sportsbet for TipBetPro followers to ensure a comfortable win on the round.
In general AFL news, the Giants smashing of Hawthorn has really opened up the premiership race but even this early in the season there now appears to be a clear Top 8 emerging from the pack. North Melbourne have enjoyed a terrific start to the season to be 6&0 and heading the pack followed closely by Geelong and Sydney who both sit 5&1. Adelaide and GWS look set to be the surprise packets of 2016 and look good with 4&2 records whilst Hawthorn and West Coast are yet to hit their straps but still are sitting comfortable enough at 4&2.
Certainly matches between the Top 8 seem likely to decide who can make Top 4 and challenge for finals and at this stage there is little to separate the group with only North undefeated against the remainder of the Top 8 whilst only GWS has lost to a side outside the Top 8 (back in Round 1 against the Demons). It should also be noted that those keen to write-off Hawthorn should be aware that they have clearly had the toughest fixture to date.