I started the week thinking this would possibly be a Crows at the minus bet if anything but the more i’ve looked into it – and probably been swayed by the Hawks getting up at similar odds – I’m thinking that the Dockers are worth a punt at long odds.
The Crows have been just about the best team in the AFL for a couple of years now but had a definite blip, or two, against North and then Melbourne before steadying the ship against the hapless Lions in round 9.
Freo, however, have turned things around after a disastrous year in 2016 and losing their first two games of 2017 by 42 and 89 points to the Cats and Port Adelaide. Since then they’ve won six from seven including wins over finals contenders/pretenders the Dogs, North, Dees and Tigers.
If the Crows start well then they’ll probably win by 7+ goals but if Freo can pressure them hard in the opening quarter and stay in the game then we are a chance of another shock result.