Ladbrokes' AFL Anzac Day Offer on Favourites
April 22, 2015
AFL on Anzac Day always makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up even if Australian Football isn’t your favourite sport. The Essendon V Collingwood clash in Melbourne is a monumental match while 4 other games will also gain extra significance this Saturday. Ladbrokes are adding to the occasion as well, literally… By topping up the prices on all 5 favourites. Ladbrokes’ ‘Even Money AFL Favourites’ promotion is allowing customers to place a maximum $20 bet on Carlton, Essendon, Greater Western Sydney, Hawthorn and Freemantle all paying $2 each to win their respective matches. That’s 5 chances to double your dough and make a $100!
Carlton keen to get on the Board
St Kilda and Carlton will kick proceedings off in battle across the ditch in Wellington. The Blues are one of 3 teams yet to get off the mark in 2015 and they’ll be desperate to do so against the Saints. Wayward kicking cost Carlton last round but if they boot straight this weekend they’ll be confident of kicking more points than their opponents. After beating the Suns in round 2 the last Saints were brought back to earth by Collingwood last weekend, how will the 2014 wooden spooners respond?
Bomber’s Blockbuster with Collingwood
A Crowd nearing 100,000 is anticipated for the traditional Anzac Day Blockbuster between the Bombers and Pies at the MCG. The clubs have generally shared the honours in this epic event with Collingwood edging the overall record 11-8 while there’s been 1 draw! Essendon have put a turbulent year behind them to make a strong start to 2015 and have won 2 of their first 3 games including a victory over double defending premiers Hawthorn. James Hird’s men are playing hard and fast attacking football, can Collingwood keep up?
Hawks on the Hunt in Adelaide
Port Adelaide’s tough start to 2015 continues when they take on Hawthorn. The Power have played 3 of last season’s finalists so far including the Minor Premiers, now they face the reigning champions. Port’s home ground advantage wasn’t an issue for Sydney in the second round and the Hawks won’t be phased having won 5 of their last 6 games in Adelaide. The Hawks have hammered in the goals this season and are the number one scoring team so far kicking an average score of 108.6 per game. The hosts have managed just 75 points per game, so can they kick enough goals to go with the Hawks or will they aim to keep their opponents quiet?
Giants not Afraid of the Sun
The Giants and Suns is a battle of the AFL’s 2 youngest clubs and it’s Greater Western Sydney who look like they’ve advanced the most. They’ll be shooting for a third win from 4 games against a Gold Coast side without a victory this year. The Suns are also without Gary Abblett, which basically means they’re without a chance.
Freemantle Favourites in Unbeaten Battle
Super Saturday finishes with a Western Battle between 2 unbeaten teams. The Dockers destroyed West Coast last weekend and have stared their campaign in red hot form. The Swans held off GWS in the Sydney derby in but this challenge will be their toughest to date. Home ground advantage makes Freemantle favourites.