Aleague Betting: Melbourne City crunched into favourites

Posted by on 1/7/2014
Filled in: Soccer

Melbourne City have bolted into favouritism with online bookmaker sportsbet to be the next A-League champion on the back of news that Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, Frank Lampard, is set to join David Villa and Damien Duff Down Under.

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Originally priced at $6.00, City are now the outright favourites at $4.50, ahead of last year’s winners Brisbane Roar ($5.00), cross town rivals Melbourne Victory ($6.00) and the Western Sydney Wanderers ($7.00).

Punters seem to agree that City are the team to beat, with more money for them than any other team. Surprisingly, Sydney FC are the next best backed at $10.

“The big names keep coming for City and each time their price firms. They look to be a completely different team to last year, and at the moment they are the only ones punters want to be on,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

A-League Grand Final Winner

(Prices in brackets from 12 June)

$4.50   Melbourne City                                  (in from $5.50)
$5.00   Brisbane Roar                                      (steady)

$6.00   Melbourne Victory                              (steady)

$7.00   Western Sydney Wanderers               (steady)

$10      Central Coast                                      (steady)

$10      Sydney FC                                            (steady)

$11      Adelaide United                                  (out from $10)
$11      Perth                                                   (steady)

$19      Newcastle                                           (steady)

$19      Wellington                                          (steady)