Tue, Apr 19, 3:26pm by Kevin Pitstock
With 20 rounds to go in the 2011 AFL Premiership Season, the bookie has paid out all bets on the Suns to finish on the bottom of the ladder.
“From what we’ve seen so far, they’ve got absolutely no hope of getting off the bottom of the ladder, so punters may as well collect their cash now,” sportsbet.com.au’s Haydn Lane said.
“Their second bye is in round nine, meaning they’ve got to play fifteen weeks straight without a rest which will be a massive strain on a young list.
“I can’t see them getting belted each and every week, but things could get ugly toward the end of the season when they’ve got tired bodies and opposition teams are scrambling for percentage points.”
Gold Coast, who were paying $2.00 in early wooden spoon markets, are now $1.20 favourites to take home the dreaded prize. They are paying just $2.85 with sportsbet.com.au to not win a match in the 2011 AFL Premiership Season.
Sportsbet.com.au has a reputation for paying out early on major events, and usually is on the money with their predictions. However, this was not the case last year when they paid out on Richmond to win the wooden spoon, again after only four rounds, only to see the West Coast Eagles finish one place below the Tigers on the bottom of the ladder!
“We were burned in paying out early on the Tigers for last year’s wooden spoon but we think we’re pretty safe in this case,” said Lane.
“As with all sportsbet.com.au early payouts, the market remains open, meaning punters who have been paid out can take their cash or can reinvest if they wish.
“Those thinking the Suns are a sure thing to finish last can still get a 20 percent return on their investment if they’re right, which is better than bank interest!”
Updated sportsbet.com.au AFL Wooden Spoon market
$2.85 Gold Coast to not win a match in the 2011 AFL Premiership Season
The payout applies to all single wagers placed on the Gold Coast Suns to finish last in the 2011 AFL Premiership Season before 3pm AEST on Tuesday, 19 April 2011.
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