Yeah, to say that Fortuna’s AFL round 2 results 2016 sucked is putting it mildly. Getting only 4 right out of the 9 matches is a pretty poor effort if you ask me. Especially for someone who is supposed to be the sports Goddess of luck.Still, Goddesses can be pretty fickle at times and who knows what lessons those tips were meant to teach us.
Still, you have to admit that some of those results were pretty shocking and unexpected. Take the Essendon vs Melbourne game. Sure Melbourne isn’t the best performing team lately but I’m sure most punters would have tipped Melbourne to beat Essendon. Check out the reacting of Essendon’s upset win against Melbourne.
Another unexpected win, as far as I was concerned was Collingwood beating Richmond. I was sure Richmond would have this game in the bag which is why I made them the first leg of my Sportsbet MultiBet.
As for the Adelaide vs Port Power game, as much as I loved their win, being a Crows fan and all, their win did teach me a lesson. Stay tuned for my next Sports betting tip!
Lastly there’s the GWS Giants vs Geelong game. Maybe there were some punters out there who weren’t surprised at The GWS Giants win but it certainly surprised the heck out of me.
Luckily for me I am a responsible punter. As a responsible gambler I never bet more than I can afford to lose. At least I didn’t lose the whole bet because I still managed to pocket those winnings from the winning legs of my MultiBet. Not to mention the cash backs SportsBet gave me because of their latest special which I mentioned at the end of this post.
I hope you did better with your tips. Speaking of which how well did you do with your footy tips?
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