Roos and Bombers Enter AFL Sudden Death Saturday

North Melbourne and Essendon enter a sudden death face off in week 1 of the AFL finals with Luxbet offering a bonus on winning first goalscorer bets

North Melbourne and Essendon enter a sudden death face off in week 1 of the AFL finals and Luxbet is ensuring the start of this game will be extra exciting. The firm which welcomes new customers with up to $500 in free bets is offering a 25% bonus on net winnings for correct first goal scorer bets on the Kangaroos versus Bombers Elimination Final. Punters can enjoy up to a $500 maximum bonus.

It’s Sixth versus Seventh in this winner takes all clash, while the loser will be planning Mad Monday. And while the Roos may have finished above Essendon on the ladder, it was the Bombers who were singing the team song after their only meeting this year. You have to go all the way back to round 1 for that clash but North Melbourne won’t have forgotten a 6 goal drubbing. 

Veteran Paul Chapman got the ball rolling for Essendon that night kicking the Bombers first goal for 2014 and he’s at value to repeat the feat in the finals. Midfielder Brendan Goddard booted 3 in the same game and is paying nearly $20 to bag the first goal here. Essendon have already ruled out their main poacher and top goalkicker Jake Carlisle. The forward is still suffering from a hamstring injury.

North Melbourne’s Drew Petrie and Lindsay Thomas are among the favourites to boot the first major of the final. The latter has kicked 39 goals in 20 games this season but he’s yet to kick a major in his 2 previous finals appearances. Thomas should be raring to go however after having last weekend off. Petrie has posted 41 goals in 22 games in 2014 but he only managed 1 against Melbourne in the Roos last outing. Jack Ziebell booted the game’s first goal in their 30 point win over the Demons last weekend could he sneak the first major in the final?

Essendon drew with Carlton in their last game of the regular season after coming from behind against the Blues. They won’t be able to afford a slow start against this weekend so expect them to come out firing for the final. With the favourites for first goal scorer a tick under double figures punters will be looking to cash in, while Luxbet’s 25% bonus will make winners grins even bigger.

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