Punters backing a huge upset in the AFL this weekend

The most backed footy team this round is not one you’d expect

Oddschecker
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Thu, 22 Aug, 10:19 AM

As we approach the business end of the season, the pressure turns up another notch as the fight for a finals place begins to get interesting. We reported earlier in the week that bettors were getting carried away with Collingwood’s chances of landing the flag, following a thumping win in Adelaide. However, bettors are putting their money on a speedy turn around for the Crows.

Adelaide Crows travel to the Mars Stadium to take on the Western Bulldog, in a match that could be pivotal in the race for a top eight spot. The Crows are in poor form, but that hasn’t stopped bettors getting stuck into their $3.45 price tag. Adelaide have been the most backed team of the week by quite a distance.

Australian bettors are also expecting Collingwood to carry on their run of good form and run riot against Essendon, the Pies are $1.35 to score another win on Friday.

If you were looking for a little multi for the weekend made up of the most backed teams, then slip West Coast into the mix. The Eagles are $1.25 to beat Hawthorn. The multi pays $5.68 best odds, compared to $4.88 elsewhere.

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