Clearly the hardest side to get a read on, so let’s follow the money and you’ll see that only GWS and Fremantle have had more individual bets placed on them than the Bombers have – incredible!
The biggest bet is $1,000 at $23 and Essendon have been backed in from $26 to $23 over the off-season.
Still, 11.5 wins might be a tall order for a group of players who’ve missed twelve months of football. We’ve seen twice the investment on the unders in that particular market.
Over to you, Andrew McGrath as you shoulder the load of an entire club. Best of luck!
Odds taken from Sportsbet.com.au:
To make Top 8: $2.50
Wooden Spoon: $21
Over/Under wins: 11.5
Projected finish: 15th