Pies See the Light (Press Release)

Collingwood a 69% chance of playing finals footy

(Betfair Press Release)

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Betfair punters are refusing to buy into predictions of the impending demise of Collingwood, with last year’s grand finalists still considered a 69% chance of making the eight at odds of $1.40.

Collingwood’s backers think the turnaround will start this weekend and have installed the Pies hot favourites ($1.13) against Port Adelaide ($8) in Saturday’s game at Etihad.

Betfair’s Daniel Bevan said: “It’s been a terrible week at the Westpac Centre, but Collingwood’s backers on Betfair don’t share the doom and gloom flooding the papers and airwaves.

“The $9.80 about the Pies to win the flag was quickly snapped up by backers who thought the market had overreacted, and they’ll no doubt shorten them again unless Port Adelaide can pull off a big upset on Saturday.”

MATCH ODDS

 Collingwood                                       $1.13

Port Adelaide                                    $8.00

WINNING MARGIN

 Collingwood Under 39.5pts         $2.28

Collingwood Over 39.5pts            $1.74

Port Adelaide Under 39.5pts       $7.80

Port Adelaide Over 39.5pts          $24.0

Draw                                                     $65

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