Sat, Jun 1, 9:11am by Clarinda Campbell
Match: North Melbourne Kangaroos vs St Kilda Saints – AFL Round 10
When/Where: 4:40pm, Sunday 2 June 2013 at Etihad Stadium
Bet on Kangaroos vs Saints: IASbet.com
The Kangaroos would have been shattered after the one point loss in their match against the Crows last round. The Saints also suffered a bitter defeat at the hands of the Western Bulldogs, losing by just nine points.
The thirteenth placed Kangaroos are currently unwanted in the premiership market, paying $51.00. It is a similar situation for the fifteenth placed St Kilda side who are rated a $501.00 chance. The H2H market for this match indicates that the bookies think the Kangaroos side are in for an easy victory as they are currently the $1.26 favourites. For the adventurous punter, there are 237 markets available on this particular match through IASbet.com.
Both teams will be desperate for victory in this game and desperation can breed some interesting football, which should be exciting for punters who like to gamble on the exotics.
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To put it simply, the Kangaroos choked last week. They were 30 points ahead approaching the final part of the fourth quarter and they lost; by one measly point. It was one of many close losses this season for the mighty blue and whites and will be cause for concern for supporters and the team alike. The coach has publicly shamed the side for their lack of mental fortitude. If it wasn’t for four close losses this season, the Roos side would be in the top 8. Majak Daw was disappointing for the Roos and he has suffered from the selection axe this week. Jack Ziebell is out after being handed a three match ban for a high bump. The Roos have a 3-6 win loss record for the season.
The Saints match against the Bulldogs was an arm wrestle. The Bulldogs dominated the clearances, contested possessions and centre clearances. Nick Riewoldt was again handy in the match, kicking 4 goals and being involved in numerous passages of important play. To lose by only 9 points would have disappointing as the game was within reach despite the Saints losing out in the key statistical categories. For the Saints, midfielder Lenny Hayes is out injured and Clint Jones and Beau Master have been dropped.
The Saints have a 2-7 win loss record and their season is effectively over.
There comes a point where desperation means overcoming mental struggles. Therefore, the Kangaroos should win this match and win with ease. I am tipping the Kangaroos because the Saints have been disappointing this year and despite not being in the top 8, the Kangaroos have played really well this year and should be in a position to punish the Saints.
The line bet is a good chance to be covered in this match.
Kangaroos Head to Head: $1.26 with IASbet.com
Saints Head to Head: $4.00
The Kangaroos are the short priced favourites in the head to head market for this match. You would need to invest a substantial amount to make a profit so it is worth looking at the other markets on offer for this match to find some value.
Kangaroos 1-39: $2.30 with IASbet.com
Kangaroos 40+: $2.55 with IASbet.com
Saints 1-39: $4.40
Saints 40+: $17.00
I think the Kangaroos can win by more than 40 points. They will be looking to make this match the turning point of their season and be looking to prove they can pick up their acts mentally. The $2.55 on offer for the Kangaroos to win by a margin of 40+ will present a nice return.
Kangaroos -25.5: $1.92 with IASbet
Saints +25: $1.92
I made the prediction that the line is a good chance of being covered by the Kangaroos so it is worth investing a sum on the line betting odds in this match.
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