We’re back for Round 13 of Zero Hanger’s weekly ‘five useless stats’ series.

Every week Aaron Delaporte from Useless AFL Stats will take a look at the most useless statistics from the weekend just gone, the absurd, the ridiculous and just the plain outrageous.

So don't despair if you had a shocker with the footy tipping in Round 13 just sit back and enjoy some more captivatingly Useless Stats from the week just gone.


1. Bad week for footy tipping?

Round 13 2021 proved to be one of the toughest ever for footy tipping with the teams sitting 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th on the ladder in Adelaide, Collingwood, Hawthorn and North Melbourne all gaining premiership points - the only time this has happened since the introduction of an 18-team competition.

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02: Tom Powell of the Kangaroos celebrates after scoring a goal during the round seven AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Blundstone Arena on May 02, 2021 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

It is just the second time the bottom four teams have done this from Round 13 or later in a season with the only other occasion being Round 13, 1976 - when Melbourne, Richmond, South Melbourne and Fitzroy caused upsets over Footscray, Geelong, Collingwood and St Kilda.

The last time the bottom four sides gained points in any round of the season was Round 3, 2002 when Port Adelaide, Geelong, Hawthorn and Carlton all recorded their first wins of the season.