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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 5 Preview & Tips:


Thursday night footy we have the surprising Blues up against the Saints, the side we had faith in but rest of the world didn’t. I’m happy that the Saints are proving us right with Brad Hill, Jones & the rest of the new saints are playing great football under Brett Ratten. Ratten the old Carlton coach get to show the blues they made a mistake in firing him years ago. The Blues are coming together nicely they but in a great performance against the Bombers, but I think the running game of the saints will be too much for the Blues

Suggested Bets: SAINTS $1.75


The Traditional ANZAC day clash between the Bombers and Magpies will be another close affair. The Pies come close to beating GWS last week. The bombers also lost a close one to the Blues which would have hurt the Bombers faithful. Collingwood have all the makings of a grand final team, they have a fantastic open forward line with a lot of different scoring options that will be too much for the Bombers. the Bombers are missing a big key forward & an extra key midfielder, this will make it hard for them to keep up with the Pies.

Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD $1.50


Swans vs West coast are still in the Queensland hub & the eagle will be hoping to get back in the winner’s list before they leave Qld. The eagle has the Crows next week but they have a chance to get their season back on track by defeating the Swans as well. I really thought the Swans at home last week would have won or at least get a lot closer to the Bulldogs then they did. Their disposal and run needs work and for them to move forward they need to put 4 quarters together. I’m going the Eagle in this one

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST  $1.55


The Cats played in a very scrappy game last week against the Demons but ended up pulling away in the final moments of the game. This week they need to be on their game from the first minute against the surprising Gold coast suns. You have to give the Suns all the respect in the world. Stewy Dew has done an amazing job with this young side & Matt Rowell is in the top 5 in the Brownlow while only playing 5 games. There is a lot to like about the suns but the Cats don’t lose 2 games in a row down in Geelong.

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39    $1.90


This is very much an 8 point game in my eyes. 2 teams that want to play finals and that will most likely be fighting over the last spot in the 8 play early this year. the Bulldogs were great against the Swans, while the Kangas played 10 great mins against the hawks and almost won the game. The dogs are playing the better football but todd Goldstein is going to dominate the ruck in this game and could swing the game Norths favour especially if you have Ben Cunnington is back for the Roos.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS $ 1.71


This is going to be a cracker, Lions vs Power both teams are high scoring. both teams are flying. Playing great offensive football, but who is better in defence. Charlie Cameron is kicking goals. Neale is close to the best midfielder in the game & the power will have to stop if they are going to win this one. Brisbane have the massive problem of trying to stop the port forward line. Charlie Dixon is in great form and Marshall is improving every week. This will be a very close game and the

Suggested Bets: Either team under 15 points $1.81


In another game that is with 2 sides that don’t have many wins between them. The crows were better last week but still looked a long way off playing there best football. while Freo is always competitive for 3/4 of the game and just lose it in the last term. I think they are playing the better football but without Nat Fyfe, it is very difficult to tip them. but I will roll the dice with them this week.

Suggested Bets: FREO  $1.60


Funny game this one. You would have thought at the start of the year you just pick the tigers and watch an easy win for the boys from punt rd. You cant say that these days, the Tigers have been terrible they aren’t tackling or hitting targets and struggle to kick big scores. Melbourne is in the same boat but we expected that from them they are struggling to kick a winning score but they are getting the ball first with max gawn playing so well in the Ruck. The Tigers are too good of a side to not win a game soon and I think this is the one game they can win and get back on the track.

Suggested Bets: TOM LYNCH 2 GOALS & TIGERS WIN $2.00


The last game of the round will be a hard-fought match between the Hawks and GWS. GWS started getting back into it last week beating the Pies in a great game & with the long break between games they should be refreshed taking on the Hawks. Hawthorn almost lost their game against the Roos in the last couple of minutes. they gave up 5 goals in the last quarter and just lost focus. Clarkson would have given them a spray during the week. besides that, the cluster was working a treat and they keep ben brown to only one touch for 3/4 of the game. Gws with the longer break should just win this in a close affair

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 $2.00


Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

GWS 1-39                   $2.00

CATS                          $1.31

SAINTS                      $1.80

TIGERS                      $1.50

MAGPIES 1-39          $1.85

Total $12.50


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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 4 Preview & Tips:


Thursday night footy Is up in Sydney this week with the swans & bulldogs playing at the SCG. Both sides won last week but they don’t really set the world on fire. The Bulldogs had the best of the Giants to the surprise of a lot of people. But they could really start the year 0-3 if they were thinking of making finals in this shortened season. Sydney always play the SCG well but without Buddy again this could be a very hard game to kick a winning score. They average around 70 points which are good but will that be enough to beat the dogs & will they get off to a good enough start.

Suggested Bets: Either team to win by 19.5 or Less $1.80


When I first looked at the odds of this game I had to take a second look GWS a side that has played poorly in the last 2 weeks is taking on the undefeated Magpies. The Pies have started quick in both games and in this new AFL game of short quarters that is a massive thing to do. GWS have struggled they aren’t running the ball like they normally do & against this Pies side that could be their don fall Cameron & most of the forward line has been very disappointing but the clean ball into the forward line hasn’t been there. Collingwood’s game style is should play right into this & I see the Pies winning this game

Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD $1.75


Port vs West coast in Queensland, The battle of the side that likes to play in the sunshine state and the one that will be happy to leave. West Coast don’t look like a side that is enjoying a Brisbane holiday. Gaff is getting a lot of balls but there just isn’t the fight you would see from the Eagles if this was in WA. Port on the other hand on top of the ladder loving life & getting a great team effort from the side every week Boak is leading from the front with Dixon Grey & a host of young players they should finish this week still on top of the ladder

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 $1.91


The Saints face a very good side on Saturday in Richmond but they are playing anything like last years Champions. In the last 2 games, they have averaged just 36 points, the side with so much strike power isn’t kicking the ball straight in front of goal & relying on the small forwards to kick a winning score. St Kilda went from world beaters to coming back down to earth. Collingwood showed them that you have to be on your game every week in the AFL & if the saints can play a running game they may have a chance to knock off the tigers but I have to go with the Tigers to bounce back from a couple of disappointing weeks

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND 1-39 $1.90


WOW, I didn’t see that coming for the second week in the row I’m saying that Carlton beating Geelong in Geelong Wow. For 3 quarters they were fantastic but almost ran out of gas & still lost the game. Essendon have had an extra week off thanks to a COVID scare that could have derailed the whole season they did look good when the played a fortnight ago but the extra week off may make them start off slow & that means it could be an uphill battle for them this week

Suggested Bets: CARLTON TO WIN the 1st qtr $2.00


Gold Coast have a chance of being 3-1 after this weekend & stay in the Top 4. Any person that said they could see this coming is lying to you. They are the Cinderella story of the AFL season so far this year. They have also found the next star of the AFL in Matt Rowell. Matt has turned in to a cult hero for the suns & he has only played a hand full of games. Freo on the other hand have been competitive for 3/4 of a game and will be looking forward to playing back in WA soon. They are a side that puts in a lot but is lacking a lot of top-line talent besides Fyfe

Suggested Bets: GOLD COAST 1-39 $2.00


In the most lopsided game of the weekend, Brisbane should smash the Crows. Adelaide is a shadow of the team most people thought they could be this year. they have a percentage of 50% & have only kicked 135 points this year. Brisbane, on the other hand, is ticking over nicely Charlie Cameron is kicking a lot of goals and Nealie is in Brownlow medal-winning form. I don’t really like to watch or Bet in games like this but if I had a bet in this game

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE -15.5 $1.30


A funny game this one. Geelong was meant to beat the Blues last week at home but couldn’t get the job done in a stunning game while Melbourne was the unlucky side to be playing Essendon when the COVID scare hit. Geelong will bounce back this week thanks to being the more match fit side. Melbourne lacked match fitness in the first game against the Blues and almost lost to them in the final minutes. Geelong will be hungry and I expect Tomahawk to have a big game up forward he has been a little quiet but the space at the MCG will suit him

Suggested Bets: TOM HAWKINS 2+ GOALS & GEELONG WIN $2.00


Both these two teams are playing above expectation  Hawthorn was fantastic against the Tigers last week & have had a major break as this game will be played Sunday Night. North went down to the Swans at home last week and I really expected them to win that game especially after kicking the first 2 goals of the game. Hawthorn skills with both hand and foot, the running capabilities of Smith, Scully & the rest of the midfield will help them keep control of the ball & should see the Hawks get over the line in a game that will help shape the Hawks push for a Top 4 spot

Suggested Bets: HAWTHORN 1-39 $2.00


Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

PIES 1-39                   $2.00

CATS                          $1.50

BRISBANE                $1.30

TIGERS                      $1.50

HAWKS 1-39            $2.00

Total $11.10


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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 3 Preview & Tips:


Thursday night footy & we have a traditional hard game to kick off the round with Richmond v Hawthorn. The Tigers got a draw in a very scrappy game last week while the Hawks didn’t show up in the second half and lost to Geelong in Geelong. The big news about this game is the fact that Dusty may be out, This changes the game and will bring the odds down for Hawthorn. I’m expecting a tight game & Clarkson would have seen a lot of different ways the Hawks can improve. the Hawks tall backline may stop Lynch and Riewoldt but I still expect the Tigers to win

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND 1-39 $2.00

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As I said last week I’m not a big fan of the bulldogs compared to a lot of other football experts & they didn’t help their cause last Sunday when they were outplayed by the Saints. GWS on the other hand looks a little rusty against the Roos, missing targets and not being able to run with the ball and play the style of football we expect from them. They still are a very good side & with the amount of talent they have should get back on the winner’s list this week with an easy win against the bulldogs

Suggested Bets: GWS $1.60 WIN


One of the surprises from last week was how well the Roos played against GWS & I have to admit I didn’t see it coming they were impressive. So many different players put their hands up & they went back to playing as a old fashion Kangaroos team. The Swans just missed against the Bombers at the SCG and you could tell that they were missing some Agrade talent up forward. Buddy is still a week away I believe so they may struggle again

Suggested Bets: NORTH TO WIN $1.60


The Saints face a very good side on Saturday in Collingwood. The Pies coming off their draw against the Tigers didn’t really do anything of notice up forward after the first quarter. They don’t have a Key forward like the other sides that they can bomb long to & hope he gets a big mark. This will be their problem for most of the year but they do have some of the best small to Mid Forwards in the league & can still get a big score if they have an open forward line. The Saints on the other hand looked fantastic but a quick back up from playing Sunday night on hard ground can take its toll. The saints will keep on improving during the year & this will be a good yardstick game for them to see where they are in the pack this year

Suggested Bets: Collingwood 1-39  $1.90


WOW, I didn’t see that coming West coast lost to the Gold Coast last week. They didn’t look anything like the side that we know & respected so much going into that game. Maybe they don’t like being in the Queensland bubble away from their family and that can take a toll on players sometimes. Brisbane played well against a much improved Freo side. Lachie Neale ( our Brownlow Tip) & Charlie Cameron were fantastic. they will need to put in the same great performance to beat a West Coast side that will be hungry to fix the problems from last week game

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE 1-39 $1.85


If one side is going to benefit from this new style of Isolation football it’s Geelong they have an Older side that will enjoy the shorter quarters. Ablett, Dangerfield, Taylor are all hall of fame players in the twilight of their career. This may give them one more shot at winning the Flag. Not to mention the fact that they get to play all their games in Geelong where you can’t beat them this will set them up for a big year. This week they will go on their merry way and smash Carlton in the easiest game to pick this week.

Suggested Bets: GEELONG -15.5 $1.35


Again WOW the Gold coast was fantastic against the Eagle, Honestly, I still can’t believe it Stewy Dew has this side playing great football & the young boys are starting to develop into great young footballers. They already had great skills but the speed of the game with the shorter quarters is helping them develop at a quicker rate. The Crows were disappointing in the Showdown last week Port made them look second rate. After the first couple of week, I have come to the conclusion that it might be a long season for the Pride of South Australia.

Suggested Bets: Gold Coast to win $1.70


A funny game this one. 2 sides that we expect to miss the finals & are very evenly matched. Melbourne came out of the blocks like Usain Bolt they looked like they might blow Carlton away. In the end, they only just won the game against Carlton by a point while Essendon had a real fight against the Swans & came out on top. Max Gawn was fantastic in the ruck for the Dees & could be the game-changer if he can be on top for all 4 qtrs this time they can win the game but I expect a tough close game & with that in mind I will have to go with the Bomber Just

Suggested Bets: BOMBERS TO WIN $1.70


Freo have a home game on the Gold Coast this Sunday & out of the 2 WA teams they have adjusted the best being stuck in the QLD bubble. They take on the Power who are top of the Ladder and flying after a impressive Showdown win last week against the Crows. Freo stayed with the Lions for a majority of the game which was great to see from a side that has been knowing to roll over in the last couple of years they have been in both their games this year but are lacking marks inside the 50 which has been the difference between winning and losing. Port well they get clearance they look fit strong and have winners all over the park-like Dixon and Boak. We have to stick with the Power but this may be closer than a lot of people think.

Suggested Bets:  PORT 1-39 $1.83


Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

PIES 1-39                   $1.85

CATS +24.5               $1.70

GWS                           $1.60

NORTH                     $1.55

Total $7.82


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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 2 Preview & Tips:


The AFL is Back & I couldn’t be more excited. What a game to start with as well. Collingwood v Richmond could be one of the finals later this year both sides have teams capable of winning the flag. Collingwood will try to stop Dusty from getting clean disposals & play more team defence. The Tigers, on the other hand, will look to use their better kicking ability to open up the Pies. The Tigers should start favourite but in my eyes, they are a little short, The Pies will keep this game close & may even win but I’m getting some points so I will take them

Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD + 12.5 $1.70


One of the games I look forward to each year is being played down in Geelong this year. The Cats have a fantastic record down at the Cattery winning over 90% of the game down there in recent memory. This is a massive advantage but what we learnt about Hawthorn in the first round as they have a fit list & are very well-coached. The inclusion of Wingard, Patton & Mitchell back from a broken leg will give Hawthorn a very good around the side that might just fly under the radar. Kind of like the Pies Richmond game These games are always close & the more impressive side from round one is getting points in the line so we would be silly not to take it.

Suggested Bets: HAWTHORN +12.5 $1.70  to win $1.80


The Lions are home for the first time this year & this could be the start of a winning period for the club. The surprise packet of 2019 will take on the surprise packet of round one in Freo. Not many people thought the dockers would win against the bombers but any side that has Nat Fyfe cant be ignored. The Lions will have to take a couple of steps forward to be a top 6 side this year but with a fast running open game, they could really enjoy the shorter games. I’m not sure if this will be a blowout or if I can trust Freo off one game so the HT/FT double looks good here

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE HT/FT $1.60


This is a really hard game to figure out, Melbourne is not a good side & their coach is under a lot of pressure to get this side back on the right path. The Blues, on the other hand, played a very good second half against the Tigers in Round one but have a lot of injuries to key players that may force them to play players a little early or it could end up being a blessing. Melbourne is the favourites in this one, but I don’t like taking average teams against poor teams you just not sure what will happen in this one. if you need to have a bet in this one take the $1.55 @ sports bet & hope the game is over at half time because if the Demons do lose this one it will because they didn’t run out the game

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE $1.55


The Showdown on a Saturday night. Who is the best side in SA? well if you speak to anyone out of Port its finals or bust for Port this year. The Crows played the Swans in round one and look anything but convincing I have to think with all the pressure from the South Australian public one of this side will take the bull by the horns & will come through this game as a finals contender. In their 150th year, I think that will be Port in a very tough hard-hitting classic showdown

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 $1.85


Could things be improving in the Gold Coast? they played some really nice football in the pre-season but still lost in round 1 & are still bottom of the ladder. The Eagles on the other hand looked great played some nice football & look very much a premiership contender. This game is an easy one to pick, stick with the eagles & watch a very good side give the wooden spoon favourites a little football lesson

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST -15.5 $1.35


As I said in Round 1 I think this might be GWS year. they are a very good around side they have great skills, they have so many different targets up forward but they also have a player like Cameron who will go close to winning the Coleman again. The Roos on the other hand will fight like they always do but like most North sides of the last 5 years, they lack the class of a player like Dusty, Fyfe, Buddy etc. This is what is holding them back from being a finals side in my option. Ben Brown tries hard up forward and if you can give him good supply you will always have a chance at winning but I feel the GWS mids will stop the supply & will walk away with the win this week

Suggested Bets: GWS -15.5 $1.70


The Swans may have found something in round one with Buddy they had so many options up forward it was hard for the Crows to cover them all. Essendon on the other hand went down to Freo in round one which was a surprise to most people, including myself. Could it of been just a little bit of rust? will they be just as rusty after a couple of months off because of isolation? MAYBE.  For me I like a side that I know will chase, that is well-coached, has guts and determination. That is the Swans in a nutshell. So in a game between two very even sides ill tip the swans.

Suggested Bets: SWANS TO WIN $1.70


When I was looking at this game I thought the bookies got this game all wrong. The Bulldogs are everyone’s tip to be the big improvers this year but for my self, I like the Saints. I love Brett Ratten as a coach he is very smart tactically he will build up the group & make them more accountable. Adding Brad Hill who will win their best and fairest, is a great pick up for the saints. The Bulldogs on the other hand have a lot of talented players but are missing a couple of major cogs. Both up forward and down back this will stop them being a top 6 side this year they may scrap into the 8 but I see both teams fighting for spots from 8th to 12th. The Bulldogs may win this game but I think it will be a lot closer than the bookies have it.

Suggested Bets: Either team by under 15.5 $ 2.37


Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

PIES +12.5                 $1.7

HAWKS +12.5           $1.70

GWS   -15.5                $1.70

PORT                          $1.40

BRISBANE                $1.35

Total $9.05


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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 1 Preview & Tips:

Richmond vs Carlton

The AFL season kicks off with the traditional opening game Richmond vs Carlton

The Tigers are looking to repeat their premiership glory of last year & should start the 2020 season with a strong win against Carlton. This Carlton side has recruited well in the offseason adding good young players and looks to have the building blocks to be a finals contender in a couple of years’ time. With the AFL shortening the length of the quarters look this game to be a lot closer than first expected.   

Suggested Bets: Richmond 1-39 $1.90

Bulldogs Vs Collingwood

This is a very difficult to tip in round one. A lot of AFL experts have the bulldogs as the big improver this year, personally i think they can make the 8 but will fall just short. Collingwood on the other hand have a top 4 place as their goal for 2020. The have a fantastic midfield, strong defense & a lot of scoring option down forward. With a couple of more goalkicker in their side i think the magpies will just come out in front by a goal or 2

Suggested Bets: Collingwood to win $1.80

Bombers vs Dockers

The Bombers have a fantastic record against the Dockers especially in Melbourne & they will be looking to start the 2020 season with a win after playing finals football last year. The Dockers on the other hand could be in for a rough year, Nat Fyfe is a star but who will help him out week to week? they traded away 2 of their best midfielders the last 2 years. I dont see the Bombers having much trouble with Freo this week. Bombers to win easy

Suggested Bets: Bombers to win over 15 points

Adelaide Vs Sydney

No Buddy No Sydney? maybe. but how could you not pick the Crows to win this game. With a new coach and close to a full list to pick from the crows will be very hard to beat in the first game of the year.  The Swans will still believe they are a chance after winning 2 of the last 3 games at the Adelaide oval

Suggested Bets: Crows to win & the under’s in total game point

GWS vs Geelong

Could this be GWS year finally? They say you have to lose a grand final to win one & with the disappointing showing in last year’s big one the GWS boys could come out & take their football to the next level. Geelong on the other hand have a lot of aging stars & the shorter quarters shorter games may really help the Cats players get through the year.  Still GWS looked amazing in the pre-season games & i have to think they will win their first game of the year against the Cats

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 $2.00

Gold Coast vs Port

Could things be improving in the Gold Coast? they played some really nice football in the pre-season & with Stewie Dew getting another preseason with this group they will improve this year. While Port in my eyes will be a side that should be close to playing finals this year or maybe win the race of being the first team to sack their coach. In a game that won’t be affected much by the ground lockout Port will win this game & start their season on the right path to September

Suggested Bets: Port 1-39 $1.90

North Melbourne vs St Kilda

St Kilda for me is the team to watch this year. I feel they have made some amazing moves in the off-season hiring Brett Rattan as their coach While the pick-up of Bradley Hill will turn out to be a steal when he win their BnF at the end of the year. The Saints also have a couple of players coming back from long injuries last year & if they can be fit they start to develop a very good 22 on paper. North on the other hand have a good solid side that never gives in & if they can deliver the ball to Ben Brown they have a possible match winner every week.

Suggested Bets: St Kilda to Win $1.80

Hawthorn Vs Brisbane

Hawthorn welcomes back Brownlow medalist Tom Mitchell from injury & The Big Key forward Jon Patton to a side that has recruited well the last couple of years. The Hawthorn list is really well assembled. Clarkson will have a couple of surprises up his sleeve in round one but one of them needs to be a way to stop Lachie Neale. If the Brisbane forward has a season like last year watch for him to be up the top of the Brownlow leader board at the end of the season. This will be a very tight game in Melbourne

Suggested Bets: Either team to win Under 15 points

West Coast Vs Demons 

The Demons take on the West Coast eagles in the last game of the round. Hopefully they have had a big pre-season as the eagle will be up and firing from the first bounce, Gaff, Yeo & Nick Nat will be looking to take control of the midfield & if they do watch for the eagle forwards to have a field day & kick a big bag of goals. Melbourne look like a side on paper that take a little time to develop a new game plan without Max Gawn

Suggested Bets: Eagles to Win $1.40


Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

Tigers 1-39     $1.90

Saints              $1.80

GWS               $1.55

West Coast      $1.40

Total $7.05


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