BRIDGEWATER and Lockington-Bamawm United are all the rage to maintain their dominance of the Loddon Valley and Heathcote District football leagues.
Sportsbet has opened its markets on the two leagues, with Bridgewater $1.45 favourite to win the LVFNL premiership and LBU $2.50 favourite to take out the HDFL.
Bears Lagoon Serpentine, who finished runner-up to Bridgewater last year, has opened a clear second pick in the betting at $4.
Pyramid Hill at $7.50 and Mitiamo $8 are the only other clubs in single figures. Marong appears the best value at $26.
In the HDFL, Leitchville-Gunbower and North Bendigo are rated the best chances of toppling the LBU Cats.
The Bombers and Bulldogs are equal second favourites at $4. Much-hyped Mt Pleasant is sure to attract some interest at $5.
White Hills, which has recruited strongly under coach Shaun Makepeace, is the best value at $26.
Loddon Valley FL market: Bridgewater $1.45, Bears Lagoon Serpentine $4, Pyramid Hill $7.50, Mitiamo $8, Newbridge $16, Marong $26, YCW $41, Calivil United $51, Inglewood $51.
Heathcote DFL market: LBU $2.50, Leitchville-Gunbower $4, North Bendigo $4, Mt Pleasant $5, Colbinabbin $12, Huntly $12, White Hills $26, Heathcote $26, Elmore $34.
The market for the Bendigo FNL premiership is yet to be released.