They Meet Again And This Time it’s Serious
September 01, 2014
Hawthorn and Geelong will kick off the AFL finals and Australian Bookmaker Sportsbet have a money back special for Friday night’s blockbuster.
The firm which offers new customers a $250 welcome bonus when signing up via au.freebets.com will refund losing Head to Head bets if your selection is ahead at 3 quarter time but loses the game. The money back special applies to your first wager on the game only and refunds will be in the form of a bonus bet, equal to your losing stake, up to $100.
This will be the third game this year between these 2 in what’s become one of the best modern day rivalries in Australian Sport. It’s 1 apiece this season but the finals are when winning really matters. While it’s not curtains for the loser the winner the will take a giant stride closer to 2014 premiership Glory. The Hawks may take a psychological advantage into the match after beating Geelong by 23 points only a fortnight ago, but both sides already had an eye on this clash with a with a qualifying final almost inevitable.
The Hawks trailed by 31 points in that round 22 match before a stunning second half saw them boot 11 goals to 1 after the break. The Cats will need to contain that firepower if they want to compete with the defending premiers. Sydney are still favourites to win the flag on Sportbet’s Premiership Market but Hawthorn have shortened after a dominant display over Collingwood in their final regular season game and many expect the top 2 to meet in the grand final.
But the Cats can draw inspiration from on a 19 point victory over the Hawks in round 5. They outlasted their opponents after 3 tight quarters at the MCG. Steve Johnson starred in that game and is racing the clock to be fit for the first final after missing 3 weeks with a foot injury.
These teams have played some absolute epics in recent years with games won and lost even after the siren, so punters know a three quarter advantage won’t necessarily mean victory for the leaders. But Sportsbet’s money back offer means they won’t have to worry in that final quarter just as long as their selection is winning after the first three.