Sydney are clear Premiership favourites following the final JLT Series games on the weekend, the Swans are currently listed at $5.50 (Crownbet) with their opening game of the 2018 H&A season less than 2 weeks away at the new Optus Stadium in Perth against West Coast.
2017 Grand Final teams Adelaide remain 2nd favourite at $6.50 with Richmond narrowly behind at $7.00, one team continuing to shorten in Premiership markets are Melbourne currently at $12 after being listed at $14 last week.
Geelong have drifted out to $9 with fresh injury concerns for Patrick Dangerfield & Gary Ablett, Essendon haven’t attracted much attention from punters and have been wound out to $15.
BET LAB: Taking a position on Melbourne now could turn out to be quite profitable if trading, the Demons open the season against Geelong, Brisbane, Nth Melbourne & Hawthorn. At worst Melbourne should be 3-1, but a 4-0 start will see them firm in Premiership markets.