Etihad crowd tipped to be larger than any AFL game held at the ground this year. Sportsbet open betting on Cahill’s celebration and even who will get his jersey.
Aussie legend is a chance to get booked but unlikely to see red.
Tim Cahill’s long awaited debut for Melbourne City looks set to happen in Saturday’s derby against Melbourne Victory with all eyes on the Socceroo legend.
Such is the interest that online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is even taking bets on how Cahill will celebrate his goal should he score to who gets his sweaty jersey at full time.
His traditional corner flag boxing routine is the short $1.33 favourite but there’s some juicy odds if he changes it up with $14 to take his shirt off or $16 for a somersault.
Cahill is a chance to pick up a yellow card at $3.50 but a long shot at $26 to let the occasion get the better of him and see a red.
The Etihad is expected to be packed to the rafters with Sportsbet tipping a crowd of between 45,000 and 50,000 at odds of $2.75 while the venue is $1.87 to beat any attendance held there for an AFL match this year.
“Let’s hope Tim keeps the boxing to the corner flag and nobody from the opposing team or those odds for a red card could see a costly payout for us,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Melbourne Derby Crowd Specials
$1.35 To have the highest turnout of any A-League game in the round
$1.75 To have a higher attendance than the Socceroos v Japan WCQ
$1.87 To have a higher turnout than any AFL fixture in Etihad in 2016
$4.00 To have a higher turnout than the 16-17 season grand final
Total Crowd for the Melbourne Derby
$9.00 Under 35,000
$7.50 35,000 – 39,999
$3.25 40,000 – 44,999
$2.75 45,000 – 49,999
$3.50 50,000 or higher
Tim Cahill’s First Goal Celebration
$1.33 Boxing with the corner flag
$3.00 Kiss or point to team emblem on shirt
$11 The Hayne Plane
$11 Jesus pose
$11 Rocking the baby
$14 Front or backflip
$14 “Shhhh” to the crowd
$14 Take Shirt off
$16 Slide to the sideline
$21 Sucking the thumb
$21 Jumping into the crowd
$26 Runs to the pub Buys the team a round of beers
$34 Kisses Jant van’t Schip
$34 Push ups
$51 Put the opposing goalkeeper in a headlock
$101 Retires immediately
Tim Cahill Card Futures
$3.50 Tim Cahill to get a Yellow Card
$26 Tim Cahill to get a Red Card
Who will Cahill swap jerseys with?
$4.00 James Troisi
$5.00 Besart Berisha
$6.00 Carl Valeri
$8.00 Mitchell Austin
$9.00 Lawrence Thomas
$11 Oliver Bozanic
$11 Alan Baro
$16 Jason Geria
$16 Daniel Georgievski
$21 James Donachie
$21 Fahid Ben Khalfallah
$21 Kevin Muscat
$5.00 Any Melbourne City player
$7.50 Any Member of the crowd
$51 Robbie Slater