You got to hand it to Fortuna, she did pretty well with the AFL Results round 1 2016! Unfortunately for me I picked the two losers in my Sportsbet multi-bet. If the Hawks won like they were supposed to I would have got my money back.
Who the heck would have thought that Geelong would beat Hawthorn? I’m sure some Geelong fans would have backed their team and at 2.25 odds, if you used William Hill, they would have done pretty well. Patrick Dangerfield was pretty bloody amazing. Just about everyone including theRoar were pretty awestruck with Dangerfield’s performance. Perhaps if he was back at the Crows both the Hawks and the Crows would have won.
As for the Crows vs Nth Melbourne game, was that a full on game or what. The AFC reckon that part of the reason for the Nth Melbourne win was their home ground advantage. While that may have helped a little other factors would include the loss of Dangerfield and their new rookie coach, Don Pyke.
All that aside, I think their biggest failing was their loss of control.Some of the players let their temper cloud their actions causing ball turnarounds, 50 metre penalties as well as costing us a shot at goals. It’s quite possible that their lack of discipline cost them the match! Especially when you consider they only lost the game by 10 points!
Perhaps Fortuna had an inkling about their lack of discipline when choosing her tips otherwise her AFL Results round 1 2016 would have a few more losses.
On the bright side, even though I lost my Multi-Bet it wasn’t a total loss. Because I got 3 out of the 5 leg MultiBet right I got $4.33 out of the $10 bet back. That’s better than losing the whole tenner right? It makes my sports betting bankroll last that much longer.
It’s now time to have a look at the NAB Challenge round 3 results.
NAB Challenge Round 3 Results Disappointing
As you can see from the image above the results aren’t any better than the NAB Challenge round 2 results. It’s too bad that the Brisbane vs St. Kilda game was cancelled due to rain because there was every chance that that could have been a winning game.
Betting on the AFL NAB Challenge Games
After those NAB Challenge round 3 results I’ve come to the conclusion that betting on the NAB Challenge is a lot harder than betting on games during the actual AFL season. This is because coaches and teams don’t seem to be that concerned with actually winning NAB Challenge games. They usually don’t play teams at full strength. Coaches don’t seem to be too worried about winning as they rarely show any coaching prowess.
As games aren’t usually played at the main footy ovals you’re not getting the usual crowd numbers and so there isn’t any home game advantage. The lack of crowds don’t give you the exciting atmosphere you normally find at an AFL game and probably don’t really inspire the players.
So, is there any point at betting on NAB Challenge games. My son doesn’t think so. I on the other hand disagree. While winning a bet on the NAB Challenge games is pretty damn hard I reckon doing so will be so much more satisfying.
Considering the luck lustre NAB Challenge games we’re stuck with during the AFL pre-season I need the added excitement that my small bets give me. This is one of the reason why I’ve been placing Multi-Bets lately. There are actually 3 main reasons why I love MultiBets.
Multi-Bets give you better odds allowing for bigger wins
Even though you may lose a multi-bet you still win something on the winning stages of the multi-bet minimising your overall loss
The Cash Out feature offered by SportsBet and Bet365means you can actually cash out ensuring you get to keep the bulk of your winnings when things are looking doubtful.
The best thing is I can do all this while still keeping to my responsible gambling rule of not betting more than $10 a week.
How did you go with your NAB Challenge betting? I sure hope it was betting than mine
After My Nab Challenge Round 1 Results where I got 6 out of 6 I have to say that my NAB Challenge round 2 results absolutely sucked. As you can see from the image above I only got 2 out of the 6 right. Trust bloody Port Power to let me down. Even though I’m not a Port Power fan I really thought they would have this game in the bag.
I also thought the Carlton vs Essendon game disappointing. I just figured with all the problems that Essendon was having that Carlton would be able to get over the line. Even though the resulting loss was disappointing I’m kinda glad that Essendon was able to win this one considering all the bad luck they’ve been having of late.
Then there was the Fremantle vs Adelaide Crows game. Even though it was a NAB Challenge game and the lack of a big crowd didn’t give the game the AFL experience one is used to, more like a SANFL game, being such a close game did give it a little more excitement. Excitement that was enhance by the small wager that I had placed on the game, part of my MultiBet that I placed with SportsBet. I love Multibets because even when you lose you still manage to come away with something. Getting those two right won me $2.88. Ok, That means a loss of $7.12 but I would have come away empty handed if I did a straight bet on the Crows!
That Fremantle vs Adelaide Crows game did outline a major flaw in the Crows game though. One that has razed it’s ugly heady on many occasions. They really need to concentrate in their kicking skills.
Fremantle Kicked 1 super goal, 9 goals and 6 points giving them 16 shots at goals with the total score of 69.
Adelaide Crows kicked 8 goals, 19 points for a total of 27 shots at goal and a total score of 67 points!
So bloody close but no cigar for the Crows. If only there was one of those 19 points inched over between the towering goal posts they would have had that game in the bag.
My message to the Adelaide Crows trainers this year is to get their goal kicking skills into gear. Whats the bloody use of getting the ball into their forward 50 if you don’t convert it into those valuable 6 points on every delivery?
If you had one tip for the Adelaide Crows for the 2016 AFL season, what would it be?
I sure hope your NAB Challenge Round 2 Results was better than mine.