2015 AFL Grand Final Betting Preview

The West Coast Eagles and Hawthorn Hawks are set to meet in the 2015 AFL Grand Final at the MCG on Saturday and we are set for one of the most exciting Grand Final’s in recent memory.

The Eagles beat the Hawks in the first weekend of the finals, but the Hawks are gone to another gear in the past two weeks and are set to start the game as a clear favourite.

Our team of sports betting experts have analysed a range of different betting markets for the massive clash to give you a complete 2015 AFL Grand Final Betting preview.

HEAD TO HEAD BETTING

Hawthorn have been easily the best backed team in the lead-up to the 2015 AFL Grand Final and they are in to $1.65 to win their third straight flag, while the West Coast Eagles are out to $2.40 to claim their first premiership since 2005.

The Eagles have defied expectations all year and they showed they were more than capable of mixing it with the Hawks when they beat them in the qualifying final without Matt Priddis and Chris Masten in their side.

However, the Eagles had the benefit of home ground advantage in that clash and it is far easier to shut down the Hawks at a ground like Domain Stadium then it is to shut them down at the MCG.

The Hawks have gone far too much quality right across the field and we believe that their big names will prove too tough to handle for the Eagles side that lacks big game experience.

The Bet:  Back Hawthorn To Win ($1.62 @ [Ladbrokes])

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1ST GOAL KICKER BETTING

The 1st Goal Kicker betting market is always one of the most exciting and there is plenty of value on offer due to the number of quality forwards that will be contesting the 2015 AFL Grand Final tomorrow.

Josh Kennedy ($8) is a narrow favourite in the 1st goal kicker betting market, but there has also been support for Jarryd Roughead ($9), Mark LeCras ($10) and Jack Gunston ($11).

Mark LeCras is always value in their betting markets because of the reputation of his forward partner Josh Kennedy, while Cyril Rioli often pops up early in big games.

The Bet: Back Mark LeCras ($10 at [Ladbrokes]) and Cyril Rioli ($13 at [Ladbrokes] to kick the first goal.

NORM SMITH MEDAL BETTING

There is always plenty of value in Norm Smith betting markets and we are happy to look a bit deeper in the betting market to find the winner.

Luke Hodge won the 2004 Norm Smith Medal and is currently available at $7 to become the first player since Andrew McLeod in 1998 to win the Norm Smith Medal in back-to-back years, while there has also been support for Sam Mitchell ($6), Matt Priddis ($8), Jordan Lewis ($11) and Andrew Gaff ($13)

Defence to be key to deciding the outcome of this game and we like both Josh Gibson and Grant Birchall for the Hawks, while Andrew Gaff is slightly underrated at his current quote of $13.

The Bet: Back Andrew Gaff ($13 @ Ladbrokes.com.au), Josh Gibson ($51 @ Ladbrokes.com.au) and Grant Birchall ($51 @ Ladbrokes.com.au to win the 2015 Norm Smith Medal.

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