As we remember our brothers who fell at Gallipoli in 1915, the Anzac Day match should see Geelong footy betting odds shorten so betting them to win by more than 24 points at $1.70 is the best footy odds you’ll get.
Prior to their loss to Carlton last year, Geelong had won five straight against the Blues by an average of 65 points. I don’t expect the margin to be so significant this time around.
Carlton will head into this clash with some confidence given that they accounted for Geelong in round 19 last year. However, the Cats are currently in red-hot form having celebrated the unfurling of their 2009 premiership flag with a 95-point demolition of Port Adelaide at Skilled Stadium last weekend. That win included a stunning third quarter in which they slammed on a record-equalling 11.7.
With Paul Bower still on the sidelines with a leg injury and experienced duo Bret Thornton and Jarrad Waite on the outer, the Blues will struggle to contain a Geelong attack that boasts three tall targets in Cameron Mooney, Tom Hawkins and mature-age recruit James Podsiadly as well as classy small forward Steve Johnson – Podsiadly and Johnson were particularly influential in the win over the Power with five and six goals respectively.