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AFL Grand Final Preview:

MELBOURNE vs WESTERN BULLDOGS

After what feels like forever, we are finally made it to the biggest game of the year.

With everything that has happened in Melbourne this year (including an earthquake), We have the best 2 sides all year playing off in the big one over in Perth. After winning 17 games and finishing the season on top of the ladder, the Demons have been the best side all year. They take on the Bulldogs, who hit a little trouble at the end of the year, losing their last couple of games, but we have realized that they just had a big training block to get ready for the finals. Well, they are coming into this game cherry ripe after playing a couple of challenging games before the two-week break. Or will the Demons have the better fitness resting all the bumps and bruise you get during the season. They have only played 2 games in the last month & both times they have looked the class team of the competition. Let’s have a look at both sides & see if we can find a winner. 

Melbourne 

All year the Demons have been the team to beat & that is due to how even the side is across the board. They finished 1st in Defense & we all know that Defense wins championships. But it isn’t because they have amazing defensive players. It is due to the team defence and the zone Simon Goodwin has implemented. They set up so well, covering space and the main targets inside the defensive 50. The way they move the ball out of the 50 is impressive as well, thanks to what is close to the best midfield core in the league this year. Oliver, Bradshaw, Salem & Petracca have all been damaging at different stages of the year & that can be thanks to the best big man in the league Max Gawn. Max has been winning tap outs all year, and if you give the Melbourne midfielders the first touch of the ball, they will do great things with it. The One weakness the Demons have is the forward line. For a side that has won 80% of games this year, they only average 85 points. They have a good range of goalkickers but no major forward that dominates games. Ben brown could be that guy, but they will have to get multiple goals out of Bailey Fritch & Pickett, who can make something happen out of nothing. The way the demons beat you is the pressure in the forward half of the ground. Once that ball is in the Forward 50, it is tough to get out unless they kick a goal. 

Western Bulldogs 

The Bulldogs were the second-best side all year, but with a bad last month, they dropped to 5th, forcing them to take the hard way to the grand finale. That’s the way the Bulldogs like it. They won the flag a few years ago from 7th & now they look to do the same thing again. The Bulldogs are all about hard work and pressure. If they are on song, this game could be a very contested low scoring game, even with the wide-open spaces of Optus stadium. The Bulldogs have had a better season up forward than the Demons. They average over 90 points a game, but they are without their leading goal scorer Josh Bruce thanks injury. They will be leaning on Aaron Naughton & the surprise packet Cory Weighman. They will get a lot of help from the half flankers who are close to the best in the league in The Bont & Bailey Smith, who is built for the big stage. If the Demons don’t shut these guys down, they will be lifting another Premiership trophy at the Whitten Oval. The Defense of the bulldogs is a lot like the Demons, but I feel they are lacking a key defender & have been known to get in trouble. They need to double team and group defend the key forwards of the Demons to win this game. 

Final Thought 

After looking at everything and the 2 games, they played against each other earlier this year. This grand final will be a cracker. An old school grand final where pressure tackling and ball disposal will be king. The side that can run out all 4 quarters & keep a level head will come out on top. The Demons, I feel, are that team. With Max Gawn giving them first hands on the ball, they will be in the key position to win this game. They have made a hobbit of winning the game by forward pressure. Oliver and Petracca will be tagged by the dogs, so watch for a player like Salem to get free and have a big day. Maybe even Brayshaw. Petracca could move up forward & kick a couple of goals. Watch him as a Norm Smith chance. The game will be tight. I don’t expect a blowout, and I’m looking at an 86 – 72 scoreline for this game. If that happens, the cheese boards will be thrown in the air & after a 50-year premiership drought, the Grand old flag will finally be atop the AFL again.

Betting Buddha’s Grand Final Bets (rub his belly for good luck)

Melbourne 1-24 $3.10

Total points Under 160.5 $1.65

Norm Smith 

Max Gawn $ 8.00 

First Goal Scorer 

Melbourne Tom McDonald $14.00

Bulldogs Cody Weightman $12.00 

Finals Week 3

GEELONG vs MELBOURNE   

Friday night starts off with the two sides that played in one of the season’s best games. In that game, Max gawn kicked the winning goal with only seconds to go. The Cats gave up a big lead that night in the last quarter & I expect this game to be tight. The Cats are a side that looks tired. They are one of the oldest sides in the league, and in the last few games, they have struggled to run out the last quarter, letting teams back in and losing games they should have won. The Demons play a hard contested style of footy that doesn’t allow them to kick away or beat teams by a lot. Actually, with the Dees, defensive skills have only allowed a couple of games where the teams have scored over 160 points. In a match with Hawkins and Cameron up forward for the Cats & a wide range of goal kickers for the Demons, I see them enjoying the wide spaces of Optus stadium & book their ticket to the grand final in a fortnight. 

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE 1-39 $2.15                

PORT POWER vs BULLDOGS

Saturday night, a packed house at the Adelaide oval & not a bulldogs fan on the site. This is what the bulldogs have to overcome to get a spot in the grand finals. The Adelaide oval singing ‘You’ll never tear us apart’ could make this game over before it started. What a sight it will be. Both sides play a fast running style of football. This is why they are 1-1 this year in the 2 games they have played. The Power have a habit of losing games against the top 4 sides this year, and they could very easily put in a bad game if the Bulldogs can stop the ball from staying in the forward 50. The Dogs have a couple of big out themself since they last played with Bruce and Weightman out of the side. Their forward line is a little down on variety. They still have some of the best rebound players in the game, and they will need to be at their best to stop Dixon and the Power. With that being said, 50,000 people against 22, you have to go with the home side in this game, especially with the week of the Power should win and take on the Dees in a great grand final. 

Suggested Bets: POWER 1-39 $2.20 

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

MELBOURNE 1-39 $2.10  

PORT POWER 1-39 $2.20                         

Total $ 4.50

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Finals Week 2

GEELONG vs PORT POWER   

Friday night starts off with a game that has lost a lot of spice from it. Without Toby Greene the GWS side is half the size you would normally get. If he was in this game, I would be tempted to pick the GWS over the cats. Geelong is a side that is very tired, and it has really shown the last 3 weeks they have played. They still have a lot of talent on the field in Cameron, Hawkins, Selwood and co. They are starting to get exposed late in games with a lack of run & with that comes rushed disposals, poor kicking and a lack of tackling. If GWS wins this game, they have to tackle their hearts out,m spread the Cats on the Big oval in Perth & find Forwards like Hogan on the lead with good kicks into the 50. I think they can do that for a period of time, but it will be too much for the GWS, who will lose by 3-4 goals 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 2.25                

BRISBANE vs BULLDOGS

This game has all the makings of being the game of the finals. The Brisbane Lions are a fast-moving high scoring team that got stopped by the Demons last week. The Bulldogs come back to form last week against the Bombers. Maybe they have just come out of a heavy training block, and they are starting to hit the finals at full speed. Both sides are similar in ways. They both need to win the ball out of the middle and take many marks inside the forward 50. The side that can run and carry the ball the most Saturday night will win this game. The only way the bulldogs will win this is if they outwork the Lions in defence. If you give the Lions time to move the ball and kick it in deep to their forward line, they will get outdone. This is what I think will happen, and the Lions will win a tough affair. 

Suggested Bets: Lions 1-39 $2.30 

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

GEELONG 1-39 $2.10  

BRISBANE 1-39 $2.30                         

Total $ 4.50

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Finals Week 1

GEELONG vs PORT POWER   

Friday night starts off with a great game that we saw earlier in the year. Geelong & Port earlier this year, the Cats went over to SA and knocked off the Power. 91-112. That is a very high scoring game compared to today’s football normally. I don’t think this game will be that high scoring. I feel that the cats are starting to get tired after a long season. The Cats needed the week off. The Powers problems are that they struggle against the top 8 sides. They have a 4-4 record & surprisingly, the cats have a 4-5 record. It will be a tight game no matter what happens. Whoever can win the contested ball will win this game & I think it’s hard for Geelong to win a second time in SA power.

Suggested Bets: PORT POWER 1-39 $2.25                

SYDNEY SWANS vs GWS 

Elimination final & Sydney derby, what more could you want? This is a game we don’t know what will happen as it’s being played in Tasmania. Let’s look at the form in tassie. Well, Buddy Franklin loves it down there, Thirteen Thirteen. If the big bud can have a great game, it’s all over. Gws have a couple of players that can go with him & they are playing great football at the moment. I really like the GWS in the last couple of months. They deserve this shot in the finals. The Forward line with Hogan & Green is very classy and finishes well. They Need to kick straight. They can have Toby kick 3-3. He needs to kick 4-2 or 3-1. With big Mumford back, I think they can win the ball out of the centre and im happy to take a punt on the Giants in this one.  

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 2.60 

MELBOURNE vs BRISBANE 

Could this be the Dees year? after a comeback that they will talk about for years to come, the Demons finished on top of the ladder and take on the fast-finishing Lions. Melbourne have been a side that hasn’t won by a lot of points all year. They play a rock-solid defence, and most of the time, Melbourne games have under 160 points scored in them. This week, the Lions have a couple of big inclusions with Harris Andrews & Mitch Robinson back for this game. The contested ball will win this game & if the lions can kick straight, this game is over. I have to stick with the old advice of defence with Flags. If Melbourne can’t stop the Lions, they can’t beat them in a shot out. 

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE 1-39 $2.20

BULLDOGS vs ESSENDON 

Playing for a spot in week 2 of the finals, we have what should be the best game of the weekend between the disappointing Bulldogs and the impressive Bombers. The Dogs are another team that looks tired. They have lost their last few games & gone from the top 2 chances to fighting for survival. The Bombers are a different team. They have won their previous 3 games, which included a win against the Bulldogs. If the Bombers can keep control of the ball and move it forward to stringer and co. This could be their day. In this one, it all comes down to pressure the side that tackles the best and stops the opposition from having easy disposals will win this game. 

 Suggested Bets: BOMBERS 1-39 $2.80

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

BOMBERS 1-39 $2.80

MELBOURNE 1-39 $2.20

GWS 1-39 $2.60  

PORT POWER 1-39 $2.25                         

Total $ 36.20

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AFL Betting Tips Round 23 Preview & Tips:

WESTERN BULLDOGS vs PORT POWER   

A great game to start off the last round of the season. The Bulldogs will be looking to head to the finals with some momentum after getting out played by the Hawks in Tassie last weekend. The Power took apart the Blues last week, but they have a terrible record against top 8 sides. They need to play well this week as there is a chance of a Home game throughout the finals. it is a massive prize for the winner 

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 2.25

RICHMOND vs HAWTHORN

A month ago, the Hawks were in a lot of trouble, No they are flying and don’t want the season to end. At the same time, the Tigers have been in trouble and will miss the finals this year. They have got nothing out of star players like lynch but im sure they will be back bigger and better next year. The Hawks will also be better next year & will send Clarkson off with a win here today 

Suggested Bets: HAWKS $1.60 

SYDNEY vs GOLD COAST 

Sydney will be looking to keep a record going with a win against the Gold coast. They are a side that doesn’t really put teams away, but they always find a way to win football games. Sitting 6th on the ladder, they will have a home final next week & a good win can only help build their percentage. The Suns need to find some good players in the trade week they have good forwards and midfielders, but they don’t have the out and out star. Hopefully, they can find that star this year. 

Suggested Bets: SWANS 1-39 2.70

BRISBANE vs WEST COAST 

Playing for a double chance, the lions will need the win this game to get it. They have the best attack in the league when it’s up and firing, especially at home at the Gabba. The Eagles need the win to get back in the top 8 and a chance of playing finals. They have been great and home and terrible away all year. With this game being played in Qld you have to have to back the Lions & wish the eagles a better 2022 season.

 Suggested Bets: LIONS 1-39 $2.20

GEELONG vs MELBOURNE 

A game that could be the grand final in a months time between the Cats and Demons. This game is being played in Geelong that gives them a massive advantage, but the Dees have been the better side all year. I feel their style of football will suit the ground. No matter what happens in this game, I see it as a close game & the scoring to be under 150 points. The Dees have been in low scoring games all year, and I don’t see that changing any time soon.  

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM under 15.5 Points $2.40

CARLTON vs GWS 

A game where you have a side that is flying and a side that is waiting to sack it, coach. GWS have found a way to get into the finals thanks to a massive couple of months. Leon Cameron has done a great job getting them into the finals after looking lost a couple of months ago. Carlton has been on a downhill spiral for a while now. They are a good side, but they need some better players in key spots & without Harry McKay they cant win.  

Suggested Bets: GWS – 15.5 $1.60

ST KILDA vs DOCKERS   

The Saints are a lot like the Blues. They could be a good side & we expected a lot more from them this year. The Dockers, on the other hand, are building to a big 2022. They have unearthed some major young talent and with Fyfe back next year fully fit, they could be a shot at the finals. They were fantastic last week early, but after quarter-time didn’t really do much against the Eagles. With that in mind, I have to side with the saints here, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the dockers get very close.  

Suggested Bets: SAINTS 1-39 $2.30

ESSENDON vs COLLINGWOOD 

The Bombers are flying at the moment & they couldn’t have picked a better time right before finals. Stringer has been dominating the midfield super & the defence is rock solid. They take on Collingwood, who have been better but still struggle in areas of the ground. They Can’t kick a winning score & they have poor skills by foot. I have to go with the bombers in this one.

Suggested Bets: BOMBERS -15.5 $1.60

CROWS vs KANGAROOS   

The Last game of the year is a battle between the bottom 2 sides, with the Roos already winning the wooden spoon. They will be trying to gain some pride by winning this game. The Crows have lost a lot of punch up forward without Tex walker & because of that, you can see why the Roos are a favourite for this game. It could be anything as the game is being played in SA, and the crows are always better at home. 

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM under 15.5 Points $2.40  

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

BULLDOGS 1-39 $2.25                          

SAINTS 1-39 $2.30                                                  

LIONS -1-39 $2.20                          

GWS -15.5 $1.60                                     

Total $ 18.20

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Round 22 Preview & Tips:

With these games still under consideration of when & where some of them will be played. I have put together a quick rundown of each game & some common things that I have noticed in recent weeks. 

NORTH MELBOURNE vs SYDNEY   

Both Sides were very disappointing last week. Coming off a loss I expect Sydney to bounce back with a Win. This game is expected to be played at Marvel Stadium & is a very high scoring ground, normally around 155 plus. Im expecting around the 88 to 66 scoreline in this one, so if you get Sydney over 15.5 points or under 166 total points, bet accordingly 

Suggested Bets: SYDNEY Under 166 points                    

BRISBANE vs COLLINGWOOD

Back on the winner’s list, the Lions after a big win against Freo. The Pies coming off a loss to the hawks. They have been playing a much better brand of football. They still need to find a better way towards the goal. The Lions are a high scoring team, especially at home at the Gabba. With Collingwood getting key players back in defence, I still expect the Lions to win as they have so many different ways to a goal like Bailey, who has been great for them recently. 

Suggested Bets: LIONS BAILEY 2+ goals 

GEELONG vs ST KILDA 

It was a shock last week for the cats to lose at home in Geelong to the GWS. I expect them not to lose a second week in a row. The Saints were great last week against the swans. They put in a four-quarter effort. It was great to see, but they will need to do that again to beat the Cats. The Cats should be too strong. 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG WIN

GOLDCOAST vs ESSENDON

The Suns and Bombers are scheduled to play at Metricon. With the suns beating the Blues last week & the Bombers beating the Bulldogs, this could be an excellent game. The Suns looked a little tired in stages & the way the Bombers are playing. The Bombers have an excellent game plan to win this game in a close one.

 Suggested Bets: BOMBERS 1-39

GIANTS vs RICHMOND 

A game that I can see being taught & very good to watch. The Giants are playing with a lot of heart, but with toby Greene missing, they are missing their best player and the heart and soul of the team. Hogan is up forward, and the midfield is providing a good ball. The Tigers need to get a lot more out of their stars up forward. Lynch has been poor all year. If they are going to win this one, they need something big from him.

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND to cover the line 

HAWTHORN vs WESTERN BULLDOGS   

A game planned for Tasmania. The second home of the hawks. They take on a side I still believe is close to the best in the league. The Bulldogs will have some troubles now with a couple of key injuries. They should still be favourite for this one & if they aren’t back, they to win under 39 points. If not, look at the Hawks to cover the line in Tassie, as they are one of the best teams playing down there.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 or Hawks to cover a 18+ line 

MELBOURNE vs CROWS  

 

The Demons are still playing like a very good side. You can see why Sportsbet paid out on them winning the flag earlier in the year. The Crows are just playing out the season. With no Tex Walker they will still put up a big fight, but a side like Melbourne should be able to beat them easily. Melbourne games arent very high scoring, so take any line you can below 160 with the Demons 

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE Under 160.0

PORT vs CARLTON 

A game that should kill Carlton’s season and see the Power get a spot in the top 4. They have a great forward line and a solid midfield, and they could be the total package with good defenders. Carlton is still a little bit off. Maybe with some good draft picks and pickups in the offseason, they can make the 8 next year and be a surprise team. 

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 

WEST COAST vs FREO    

The Last game of the round is the WA derby. I love this game each year as it’s between two sides that will throw everything at one another. The Eagles keep proving they are great at home & terrible away. Freo is the same, but with the missing of Fyfe & a couple of quality players, they will find the eagles to be strong. The Dockers are like Carlton and not far off from being a top side, so what them in 2022.

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST 1-39       

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

BULLDOGS 1-39                                                    

SWANS 1-39                                                            

PORT -1-39                                                              

MELBOURNE -25                                     

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Round 21 Preview & Tips:

GEELONG vs GWS   

Round 21 Starts with the Cats playing at home in Geelong against the Giants and sitting near the top of the ladder with key players still to come back. The Cats are ready for a big September. They have had an 80%+ win percentage in Geelong in recent years. They should win this game but with it being played on a Friday night, expect a low scoring game.  

Suggested Bets: GEELONG Und 153.5 $1.90

CARLTON vs GOLD COAST 

Super Saturday starts off early with the blues taking on the suns at Marvel stadium. Marvel stadium can surprise many people with how many points can be scored at this ground in a game. The last 2 games here the Blues have played in have gone over 185 points. The Suns aren’t a very high scoring team like the blues, but they do have King up forward who could kick a bag full.

Suggested Bets: CARLTON OVER 160 $2.20

NORTH vs RICHMOND 

This game is being played at the MCG between the Tigers, who love the MCG and the Roos, who are sitting last on the ladder but have been playing well the last couple of weeks. The Tigers will have to move the ball a lot faster and kick better than they did last week in WA against the Dockers. They have had a smaller break which could make this game a lot closer than it should be 

Suggested Bets: TIGERS 1-39 $2.40

CROWS vs PORT POWER

The traditional SA derby between the Crows and Power. The Power will be looking for a big win here to cement a place in the top 4 and to hopefully build up some momentum heading towards the finals. The Crows are in a little bit of trouble if Tex Walker doesn’t play after an investigation into a comment he made while watching some reserve football. Watch for a big came from Charlie Dixon, he loves this game each year. 

 Suggested Bets: POWER -15.5 $1.60

SAINTS vs SYDNEY  

A game that sees the Swans take on the saints. I really like the way the swans are playing at the moment. They have a strong defence, great midfield and a good mix of forwards. With Buddy heading towards 1000 goals, hopefully, he can make it by the end of the year. The Saints are just struggling to finish off games. The blues ran over the top of the saints & I think the swans will do the same here. 

Suggested Bets: SWANS 1-39 $2.10

HAWTHORN vs COLLINGWOOD   

Two sides that are up and down each week take on each other in Tassie. The Hawks coming off a win against the Lions last week, take on the Pies. The Pies are starting to play some good football under Robert Harvey. They are a lot better up forwards, an area they have struggled with for years. The Hawks in Tassie are always a few goals better than most places. I expect this to be close.  

Suggested Bets: HAWTHORN 1-39 $2.45

BULLDOGS vs ESSENDON 

This will be a great game on a Sunday afternoon between the Bulldogs and Bombers. The Bulldogs are playing so well at the moment. The Bombers are playing well, but I don’t think they can beat one of the premiership favourites. The Bombers will need a big game from the package, Merritt & Parish. They have been playing so well, but to take over a game against this Bulldogs team is another thing. 

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 $2.20

FREO vs BRISBANE 

A game where we will see how the struggling Lions are going to respond against a very good Fremantle side. Last week even with poor kicking, the dockers defeated the Tigers & showed signs that they are building for the future. They are well-coached & have a lot of great young talent. The Lions need to fight back after a poor month, and a trip to WA won’t make this any easier. This is their last chance for me.

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE 1-39 $2.10

WEST COAST vs MELBOURNE    

The Last game of the round is on Monday night between the eagles and Demons. The Dees had an easy win last week against the Suns by close to 90 points. They are starting to build towards the finals. The Eagles are a terrible side anywhere outside of Optus stadium. With that in mind, they are a shot in this game. With the line around 15.5, they can get close to being in the game with the demons. They keep games low scoring and have kept games closer when people believe they should smash teams. 

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE 1-39 $2.20

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

BULLDOGS 1-39 $ 2.10

SWANS 1-39 $2.20

PORT -18.5 $ 1.60

MELBOURNE 1-39 $2.20

Total $17.20

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Round 20 Preview & Tips:

ST KILDA vs CARLTON   

Round 20 Starts with the Saints taking on the Blues. The Saints are favourites in this one, and with a good tight game last week against the Eagles, you can understand why. The Blues went down to the Roos last week in a bad performance, but I think they can bounce back here at the line. But the safest play may be Saints 1-39 

Suggested Bets: Saints 1-39 $2.10

WESTERN BULLDOGS vs CROWS

Super Saturday starts very early with the Bulldogs taking on the Crows. This should be an easy game for the Bulldogs, as I still believe they are one of the teams to beat this year. The Crows are a good side, but the Bulldogs will shut down Tex Walker, making it hard for the Crows to win. 

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS -25 $1.50

NORTH vs GEELONG 

Another game this week between a very good premiership contender & a side that is near the bottom of the table. North Melbourne have also lost Ben Cunnington to illness. Ben is one of their star midfielders & very hard to replace. Geelong should win this game even with it being played in Tassie. 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG -15.5 $1.50

GOLD COAST vs MELBOURNE

The demons will be looking to bounce back in after losing to the Bulldogs last week. They take on the Suns. The Suns started off well last week against the Lions but still ended up losing by 50 points. They are struggling to run out a full game & a tough side like Melbourne won’t make it easy for them to do, so here 

 Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE -15.5 $1.50

COLLINGWOOD vs WEST COAST  

A game im not excited about is this one between the Pies and the Eagles. With this game being played at the MCG and two sides that have their problems getting on the scoreboard at times, I’m happy to say this will be a low scoring game & possible to be taking Collingwood at the line. 

Suggested Bets: Total Points Und 155.5 $1.80

ESSENDON vs SYDNEY 

 Two sides are fighting for a finals position. You have the Bombers, who have been on a roll recently & the Swans, who are lucky to have Buddy Franklin playing for them this week. This will be a tight game, and I think I might go with an upset and back the Bombers to win. The better bet would be to take the massive line of 18 points & hope they get close.  

Suggested Bets: BOMBERS + 18.5 $1.95

HAWTHORN vs BRISBANE 

 Not sure this will be much of a match, but the tassie crowd get to see another game in the apple aisle. Brisbane is playing some great football at the moment. They take on a hawthorn side that is fighting between players trying to figure out who is the coach & blooding a lot of young kids. They will be a good side in a couple of years, but here they might lose by a lot here.  

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE -15.5 $1.50

GWS vs PORT 

A game that could shape the final 8 with its result. The Giants take on the Power. The Giants have been close in the last few games but with some big-name players out thanks to covid, they have just fallen short. If they get a couple of players back, it will be hard for them to match fitness. So watch for them to have a slow start & tape off at the end of the game. Port will be able to outrun them and should win this tight affair 

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 $2.10

FREMANTLE vs RICHMOND 

 The Last game of the round is between the Dockers and the Tigers. The highlight of this game is the fact the Dockers have brought out a tremendous retro Jumper during the week. Nat Fyfe is done for the season after surgery & it gives the Dockers some game time to the kids. The Tigers are still an outside chance of making the 8, but it’s a long shot. a win here will get them one step closer. 

Suggested Bets: TIGERS 1-39 $2.20

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

PORT 1-39 $ 2.10

COLL/WCE Under 155.5 $1.80

BOMBERS +18.5 $1.80

TIGERS 1-39 $2.20

Total $16.20

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AFL Round 18 Preview:

PORT vs COLLINGWOOD   

Round 19 Starts on Friday night with the Power playing the Pies. The Power coming off a win against the Saints take on the Pies, who gave up a lead against the Blues. Again the Pies forward line isn’t firing enough to kick a winning score; This will be their significant problem again against the Power side that will have forwards like Charlie Dixon this week. 

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 UN 155.5  $3.80

CARLTON vs KANGAROOS

Super Saturday starts with the Blues & Roos. Carlton is developing into a nice side. Without Cripps last week, they came from behind to beat the Pies. The Roos lost against the high flying bombers. Carlton ball movement late in the game and tall forwards should be too much for the Roos this week 

Suggested Bets: CARLTON $1.50

BRISBANE vs GOLD COAST 

Another week, another derby. This time it is the Q clash between the Lions & the Suns. The Lions went down to the Tigers last week & they have a terrible record away from the Gabba. The Suns put up a good fight against the Bulldogs. Danhier, Cameron & The Lions need to bounce back from last weeks loss with a big win here to keep their side in touch with the top 4 & second chance. 

Suggested Bets: LIONS -15.5 $1.50

WEST COAST vs ST KILDA

In a game that should be a bit of one-way traffic, the Eagles take on the saints in WA. We all know that the eagles are a much better side in WA. After a couple of poor games away, they get another chance to cement a spot in the 8. Sitting 7th on the ladder at the moment, the Eagles need to put a couple of wins together. The Saints are playing for their season a couple of games behind the eagles. It will help them make up the ground they can get a win this week.  

 Suggested Bets: EAGLES 1-39 $2.20

MELBOURNE vs BULLDOGS 

The final game of Super Saturday is between 1st & 2nd on the ladder. This game should be a cracker. With this game being played at the MCG, it puts the favour in Melbournes court. They are a much better side at the G., But last week, they should have been beaten by the hawks. Melbourne always finds a way to win. They never win by a lot, and their games are never high scoring. Actually, they have only had one game over 160 points this year so let’s use that to our advantage & back them under 155 points this week. 

Suggested Bets: DEMONS 1-39 Und 155.5 $3.40

CROWS vs HAWTHORN 

Two sides that are struggling at the moment in the Hawks and the Crows. With this game now being played in Melbourne, it changes who I would be selecting. The Crows put up a good fight against the Eagles but it was Hawthorn that surprised everyone with a draw against the top of the table Demons. The Hawks are getting back some key players, including Chad Wingard & they should be too strong for the Crows this week if they can play a full four quarters.

Suggested Bets: HAWKS 1-39 Und 161.5 $ 3.25

SYDNEY vs DOCKERS 

Not sure this will be much of a game, let alone how much of a crowd will be in Queensland. The Swans are still the surprise packet of the year. They are sitting 7th on the ladder, and a win here will help them keep a spot in the 8. Freo has been slowing moving towards the 8. They are 10th at the moment, but with injuries to some key players, they cant keep this up all & they will find the swans to go in this one. 

Suggested Bets: SWANS -15.5 $1.50

GEELONG vs RICHMOND   

A cracking game for the middle of Sunday afternoon at the G between the Cats & Tigers. Both sides kicked big scores last week. It’s hard for teams to kick over 100 [points in a game this year, and the tigers did that for the first time in a while against the Lions. If they can have that type of game against the cats this week, anything is possible. They will be playing without Dusty as he is gone for the year. I still think the cats will win this one thanks to the Tomahawk up forward & the way the middle deliver him the ball. 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 $2.30

ESSENDON vs GWS 

The Last game of the round is between the Bombers & Giants. It’s a real 8 point game as both sides are around 8th position on the ladder. The Bombers have been a little slow in getting the job done recently, but thanks to some big last quarter, they get over the line and have won their last few games. The Giants were in the game against the Swans thanks to a fast start but folded in the last quarter and lost by 3 goals. I really see this game heading the same way, but the Bombers cant let the Giants get that far in front, or they may struggle to catch them.

Suggested Bets: BOMBERS 1-39 $2.20

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

GEELONG 1-39 $ 2.30

WEST COAST 1-39 $2.30

HAWKS 1-39 UND 155.5 $ 2.80

BOMBERS  1-39 $2.20

Total $28.20

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Round 18 Preview & Tips:

FREO vs GEELONG   

Round 18 Starts with the Dockers playing the Cats at Optus stadium. The Dockers have been playing good football with Nat Fyfe back. They play at home this week, which gives them a chance to beat the Cats as they will be undermined and playing on a ground that has had a lot of rain on it in the last week. I see this game being a low scoring affair, and most of the night games the Dockers play are low scoring. 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 UN 161.5 $2.80

RICHMOND vs BRISBANE

Friday nights footy is a game between two sides that lost last week. In the case of the Tigers, they have been on a downhill spiral for the last couple of weeks and have fallen to 12th on the ladder. The Lions really lost their way last round when Hipwood when out injured. They should bounce back with a win here and roll on to a top 4 spot when the finals come around in a months time.

Suggested Bets: LIONS $1.50

GWS vs SYDNEY

Another week, another game moved because of covid. This time it’s the Sydney derby between the swans and GWS. GWS are back in the good books now, but they are playing against one of the in-form sides in the league in Sydney. They are a side that plays with a lot of hate and attack when they have the ball and when they don’t. With players like Buddy Franklin up forward, it will be hard for them to stop this swans side. 

Suggested Bets: SWANS 1-39 $2.10

GOLD COAST vs BULLDOGS

In a game that should be a little one-sided, we have the Suns playing the Bulldogs. The Dogs need to bounce back after a loss last week against the Swans. The Suns just got over the line against the Giants. They are a side that doesn’t score much at all. If they can keep this game low-scoring, they might be in with a chance. I think it will be an easy win for the Dogs. 

 Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS -15.5 $ 1.60

MELBOURNE vs HAWTHORN 

Another game that could be a blowout. The Demons take on the Hawks, who have been very disappointing the last few weeks. The Demons just keep on getting the job done. Melbourne games have been under 165 points for most of the year so expect a game with a scoreline along the lines of 85-50 with the demons winning by 4-6 goals.

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE -15.5 $1.40

SAINTS vs PORT POWER 

Two sides that are very up and down that take on each other in a hard game to judge. The Saints defeated the Lions last week with a big second half. The Power took on another top 8 side and got humbled. looking at the form lines, you have to think they bounce back as the Saints aren’t in the top 8 but playing away from home & down on confidence, they may lose another game & if they can’t find answers fast, the finals may be very quick for Port. 

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 Und 161.5 $ 3.25

KANGAROOS vs BOMBERS 

Not sure what to make of this game. The Roos on Monday night got the job done in WA against the Eagles. In a surprise to most people, the Roos played a lot tougher than the Eagles. This weeks game will be a lot harder, and with the smaller break, I think the Roos are right for the picking here. Stringer and the boys from Windy Hill have been playing great football recently. They have been starting to match up the great stats they post each week

Suggested Bets: BOMBERS 1-39 UNDER 161.5 $ 2.80

COLLINGWOOD vs CARLTON   

With Collingwood coming off a win for the first time in a while, they will be looking for 2 in a row against the Blues. The Blues played well in stages last week against the Cats at the G. The Blues are better than the Pies, but with the new coach, the Pies have improved a little bit. I still don’t like the forwards set up, and I find it hard for them to kick a big winning score. Carlton are starting to have the same problems, but I think they will do better here and get a win over the Pies. 

Suggested Bets: CARLTON 1-39 $ 2.50

WEST COAST vs CROWS   

The Last game of the round is between the Eagles and the Crows. A nothing game that could turn into anything really. Someone on these sides will need to step up. The Eagles lost to the Roos at home, a game they would typically win 80% of the time. The Crows are a side that can’t win without Tex Walker. The Crows scored one of the teams lowest scores ever, so look for the under here again this week. 

Suggested Bets: EAGLES -15.5 UND 155.5 $2.80

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

BULLDOGS 1-39 $ 2.10

WEST COAST -15.5 UND 155.5 $2.80

MELBOURNE 1-39 UND 155.5 $ 3.20

LIONS  1-39 $1.50

Total $28.20

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Round 17 Preview & Tips:

CROWS vs ESSENDON

Friday night footy is a game between two sides that will go hard for all 4 quarters. The bombers are a good side, while the crows have a couple of players playing some of their best football ever. If the bombers stop Tex Walker they win this game. I think they will & by a few goals.

Suggested Bets: BOMBERS -15.5 $1.70

HAWTHORN vs DOCKERS

Another week, another game in Tassie. This week it’s the hawks and the Dockers playing down there. The Hawks record is Tassie is fantastic & they will love being back there. It’s hard to understand why they aren’t favourites for this game just for that reason alone. The Dockers are playing well, and with Nat Fyfe back, they are always a chance, but I will take the hawks at the odds. 

Suggested Bets: HAWKS 1-39 $2.50

CARLTON vs GEELONG

In a game that Carlton needs to win to stay in finals contention, they take on the Cats, who will be without Cameron for a couple of weeks thanks to a leg injury. This will open up space for the big Tomahawk to kick a few goals at the MCG. the cats are all steam ahead for the finals & should win this game & put an end to the Blues season

 Suggested Bets: CATS 1-39 $2.10

BRISBANE vs ST KILDA 

Another game that had to be moved thanks to COVID. The Lions will take on the saints & should put on a clinic. The Lions, in my eyes, are one of the inform sides at the moment. A team with great talent all over the park. They should be too strong for the Saints, who I think need to build for a big 2022. Start to get everyone fit. They have a good list, but they can’t keep everyone in the park simultaneously.

Suggested Bets: LIONS-15.5 $1.60

GWS vs GOLD COAST  

Two sides that are really struggling this year are GWS & the Gold Coast. The expansion cup or draft picks don’t win flags, as some people have called it. This is really a nothing game & your not sure what team will show up on the day, but if you look at the talent in the sides, GWS has the better team but will need 3-4 goals from Greene. The Suns are a few years off a top 8 side so let’s go with the GWS 

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 Und 161.5 $3.25

TIGERS vs COLLINGWOOD   

Not sure what to make of this game. The Tigers need a win to get them moving up the ladder and into the top 8. Collingwood needs a win as they are playing terrible football at the moment, and the change of coach hasn’t done anything to spark them up. The Tigers are just playing a lot better than the pies, who still have problems kicking a winning score and they will struggle here again. 

Suggested Bets: TIGERS 1-39 UNDER 161.5 $ 3.80

BULLDOGS vs SYDNEY   

With both sides coming off a win last, this is my game of the round. The Swans were very impressive last week, and that’s all you can be when you take on another top 8 side like the Eagles. The Bulldogs are close to the form side of the league at the moment. I think the line of 21.5 is crazy for this game. Either go Sydney at the + 21.5 or the Dogs to win under 39 points. That has to be the safest bet in this game.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 $2.10

WEST COAST vs KANGAROOS   

The Last game of the round is being played on a Monday between the Eagles & Roos. The Eagles are back playing in WA. They need to be as when they play in Vic or anywhere besides WA, they are terrible. The Roos are trying, but this isn’t a game they will win. Past Roos sides may have had a chance to win here, but this roos side, if they beat the eagles in WA, the eagles should give up on a top 8 spot on the ladder and their season.

Suggested Bets: EAGLES -15.5 $ 1.50

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

BULLDOGS 1-39 $ 2.10

WEST COAST -15.5 $1.50

TIGERS 1-39/ Und 161.5 points $ 3.80

HAWKS  1-39 $2.50

Total $31.60

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Round 16 Preview & Tips:

GOLD COAST vs RICHMOND   

Round 16 starts the Suns taking on the Tigers. In a game the tigers really should win, the boys from punt rd will be looking for an improved effort from some key men. The Suns lost to the Kangaroos last week. They are starting to look tired and can’t win the ball in the middle. This is where the Tigers should dominate, and I think you will find this game may be low scoring. 

Suggested Bets: TIGERS UND 164.5   $ 2.50

GEELONG vs ESSENDON

Friday night footy is a game between two sides that will go hard for all four quarters. The Bombers put in a good performance against the Demons last week. This week they take on Geelong in Geelong, and we all know that is a hard place to win. With the Cats winning over 80% of their games down there, we have to settle for the cats. 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39/ UND 165.5 $2.90

MELBOURNE vs GWS 

Another week, another chance for the dees to open up their lead at the top of the ladder. This week they take on the GWS, who went down to the Hawks last week at the MCG. The Giants started off strong, but in the second half, they went missing. The Hawks stopped toby Greene & that was the end of the Giants. Depending on how straight the dees will determine how much they win by, they kicked 9-14 last week, so they have been known to miss in front of goal in tough conditions.

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE UND 161.5 $2.00

HAWTHORN vs PORT POWER

In the perfect way to celebrate Shaun Burgoyne’s 400th game. The Hawthorn & Port premiership player will take on his old team at the MCG. Silk has been one of the best aboriginal players ever to play the game & with his unbelievable skill, he has wowed fans of both teams for years. The Power should win this game, but the Hawks young stars are improving each week and will make this game a contest for Shaun

 Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 $ 2.10

WESTCOAST vs SYDNEY 

Another game that had to be moved thanks to covid. The Swans will play the Eagles in Geelong. The Swans should love playing on the small home ground of the cats. The Eagles play their best footy on a big ground. With big key forwards on both sides, space in the forwards line will be key here & Nic Nat’s ruck work so the eagles can get first use of the ball will need to be at his best. 

Suggested Bets: EAGLES 1-39 $2.50

COLLINGWOOD vs ST KILDA   

Two sides that are really struggling this year compared to their expectations are the saints and magpies. I don’t know what to make of this game. The Pies are good in defence. The saints struggle in attack. The Magpies & the Saints don’t play at the MCG very often. All the stats say this will be a low scoring game with both teams struggling to score over 80 points each time they play & when they do, the other side only scores 50-60 points. so under 150 points is the way to go 

Suggested Bets: SAINTS 1-39 Und 156.5 $ 4.50

BRISBANE vs CROWS 

Not sure what to make of this game. When I check the odds on Sportsbet the game market wasn’t even up. I think the lions are playing some of the best footy at the moment and will win this game with ease. They have a good key defender to shut down Tex Walker & one of the best forward lines in the league. Watch for them to kick on now before finals.

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE -15.5 $ 1.40

CARLTON vs FREO   

With both sides coming off a win last week & this game moving to Victoria gives everything in the Blues favour. Freo did win last weeks game in Melbourne against the Pies. They were without Nat Fyfe last week, but if he comes in, this could be a closer game. With two weeks in Melbourne, I think the dockers will lose this game & Carlton can continue to move up the ladder slowly 

Suggested Bets: CARLTON $ 1.40

BULLDOGS vs KANGAROOS   

The Last game of the round is between the Bulldogs & Ross. The Doggies are a very good team. They take on a Roos side that is coming off a win. They will need to play out of their skin to beat the dogs. The Dogs are in for a percentage boost here & with the way they played last week, this game may get very ugly. Im looking at a 40 + point win here from the dogs. The price is nothing special, but I do think this could be a game with a massive blowout.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS -39.5 $ 1.50

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

BULLDOGS -39.5 $ 1.50

WEST COAST 1-39 $2.50

TIGERS/ Und 164.5 points $ 2.50

PORT 1-39 $2.10

BRISBANE -15.5 $1.40

Total $27.60

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Round 15 Preview & Tips:

BRISBANE vs GEELONG  

Round 15 starts with the match of the round & a game that could be a grand final preview. The lions & Cats are 3rd & 4th on the ladder, but both sides are on the charge. They have some of the best forward lines in the league, with the cats averaging 100 points against sides in the top 8 tHe Lions are almost unstoppable in Brisbane & I have to side with them in a coin flip game. They will need to kick straight here to beat the Cats & in a high scoring game I think they can 

Suggested Bets: LIONS 1-39/ Over 164.5 points $4.50

RICHMOND vs ST KILDA

Friday night football is normally a big stage for a big game. This game at the start of the year looked huge. Now not so much as the Saints haven’t shown up this year. They are sitting 13th on the ladder with only 5 wins. They have been very disappointing at stages. Richmond is still hanging around in the top 8, but as a Richmond team of the last few years, they can be set for a big couple of months to be cheery ripe for Finals. Tigers to score an easy win here 

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND -15.5 $1.60

KANGAROOS vs GOLD COAST 

Another game is between two sides that are struggling, but I guess we have to watch it as there’s not much sport this weekend. The Roos & Suns are 2 sides that love to play in Tassie & with this game being at their second home, they are favourites to get the chocolates in this one. The Suns still need to find a way to the goals besides kicking the ball to King. I can’t see them kicking a big enough score to win this one 

Suggested Bets: KANGAROOS 1-39 $2.10

COLLINGWOOD vs FREO

In the first game for the Magpies after Bucks leaving. They go up against the Dockers at marvel stadium. The Dockers are a very Defensive side like the Pies. With that being said, they have set the Line at a tiny 152.5. When they played last year, the score was 61-49, so it will be hard to expect a high scoring game in this one. Hopefully, the pies will come out with more attacking flair and win this game for new coach Robert Harvey. 

 Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD 1-39 $ 2.10

PORT POWER vs SYDNEY 

Another game that will be a battle between 2 sides we should see in the finals this year. The Port power take on the Swans in SA. The Swans keep fighting for all 4 quarters, while the Power has been know to choke against good sides. I expect the Power to be too strong up forward in this one and win thanks to a big game from Charlie Dixion. 

Suggested Bets: POWER 1-39 $2.20

BOMBERS vs DEMONS   

After getting the win last week against the Hawks, the bombers take on the top of the table Demons. The Demons are coming off the bye this week and should be well-rested to run out this game. The Bombers will need to start fast to stay in this game & all the stats we get sent show they might be able to put up a big fight against the demons this week. Jake Stringer was terrific last week & I liked the young ruckman from the bombers. He will need to take it to another level against Max Gawn in his biggest test so far. Demons to win a challenging game.

Suggested Bets: DEMONS 1-39 $ 2.10

GIANTS vs HAWKS   

This game has been moved to the MCG because of Sydney and COVID. This helps bring the Hawks into the game. The Line is only 6 points, but I find this hard to believe. If this game was being played in Sydney, I think they would have smashed the hawks. How much has this game changed because it’s now being played in Melbourne? Well, I think the Giants still win But not by much. 

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 $ 2.10

WEST COAST vs BULLDOGS   

Another cracking game between 2 sides that should be playing finals. The Eagles are at home against 2nd on the table Bulldogs. With the Eagles playing so well at home, the easy tip is to pick the eagles and watch them play well at home again. I think they might be beaten by the bulldogs in this game thanks to the Bulldogs pace & kicking ability. The Bulldogs have many players that can kick goals, and a big score in this one is a must for the boys from Footscray. 

Suggested Bets: TOTAL POINTS OVER 152.5 $ 1.90

CARLTON vs CROWS 

The last game of the round is between the Blues and the Crows at marvel. I know not many people will be watching this game, but it’s a nice lead into the NRL State of Origin on last Sunday night. The crows live & die by Tex Walker if he has a big day; they win if he gets stopped by the Blues defence. It’s as simple as that. The Blues are the better side at the moment & need to win this game to keep their coach in a job. If they drop this game against the Crows, they may be sacking their coach on Tuesday.

Suggested Bets: BLUES 1-39 $ 2.20

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

MAGPIES 1-39 $ 2.10

GWS 1-39 $2.20

TIGERS -15.5 $ 1.50

BRISBANE 1-39 $2.20

PORT POWER $ 1.35

Total $20.60

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AFL Betting Tips Round 14 Preview & Tips:

BULLDOGS vs GEELONG   

Round 14 starts with a cracking game between the Bulldogs & Geelong. Both sides are playing good football at the moment, but the Cats will be helped with a full house down in Geelong and the home-field advantag

AFL Betting Tips Round 15 Preview & Tips:

BRISBANE vs GEELONG  

Round 15 starts with the match of the round & a game that could be a grand final preview. The lions & Cats are 3rd & 4th on the ladder, but both sides are on the charge. They have some of the best forward lines in the league, with the cats averaging 100 points against sides in the top 8 tHe Lions are almost unstoppable in Brisbane & I have to side with them in a coin flip game. They will need to kick straight here to beat the Cats & in a high scoring game i think they can 

Suggested Bets: LIONS 1-39/ Ov 164.5 points $4.50

RICHMOND vs ST KILDA

Friday night football is normally a big stage for a big game. This game at the start of the year looked huge. Now not so much as the Saints haven’t shown up this year. They are sitting 13th on the ladder with only 5 wins. They have been very disappointing at stages. Richmond is still hanging around in the top 8, but as a Richmond team of the last few years, they can be set for a big couple of months to be cheery ripe for Finals. Tigers to score an easy win here 

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND – 15.5 $1.60

KANGAROOS vs GOLD COAST 

Another game is between two sides that are struggling, but I guess we have to watch it as there’s not much sport this weekend. The Roos & Suns are 2 sides that love to play in Tassie & with this game being at their second home, they are favourites to get the chocolates in this one. The Suns still need to find a way to the goals besides kicking the ball to King. I can’t see them kicking a big enough score to win this one 

Suggested Bets: KANGAROOS 1-39 $2.10

COLLINGWOOD vs FREO

In the first game for the Magpies after Bucks leaving. They go up against the Dockers at marvel stadium. The Dockers are a very Defensive side like the Pies. With that being said, they have set the Line at a tiny 152.5. When they played last year, the score was 61-49, so it will be hard to expect a high scoring game in this one. Hopefully, the pies will come out with more attacking flair and win this game for new coach Robert Harvey. 

 Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD 1-39 $ 2.10

PORT POWER vs SYDNEY 

Another game that will be a battle between 2 sides we should see in the finals this year. The Port power take on the Swans in SA. The Swans keep fighting for all 4 quarters, while the Power has been know to choke against good sides. I expect the Power to be too strong up forward in this one and win thanks to a big game from Charlie Dixion. 

Suggested Bets: POWER 1-39 $2.20

BOMBERS vs DEMONS   

After getting the win last week against the Hawks, the bombers take on the top of the table Demons. The Demons are coming off the bye this week and should be well-rested to run out this game. The Bombers will need to start fast to stay in this game & all the stats we get sent show they might be able to put up a big fight against the demons this week. Jake Stringer was terrific last week & I liked the young ruckman from the bombers. He will need to take it to another level against Max Gawn in his biggest test so far. Demons to win a challenging game.

Suggested Bets: DEMONS 1-39 $ 2.10

GIANTS vs HAWKS   

This game has been moved to the MCG because of Sydney and COVID. This helps bring the Hawks into the game. The Line is only 6 points, but I find this hard to believe. If this game was being played in Sydney, I think they would have smashed the hawks. How much has this game changed because it’s now being played in Melbourne? Well, I think the Giants still win But not by much. 

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 $ 2.10

WEST COAST vs BULLDOGS   

Another cracking game between 2 sides that should be playing finals. The Eagles are at home against 2nd on the table Bulldogs. With the Eagles playing so well at home, the easy tip is to pick the eagles and watch them play well at home again. I think they might be beaten by the bulldogs in this game thanks to the Bulldogs pace & kicking ability. The Bulldogs have many players that can kick goals, and a big score in this one is a must for the boys from Footscray. 

Suggested Bets: TOTAL POINTS OVER 152.5 $ 1.90

CARLTON vs CROWS 

The last game of the round is between the Blues and the Crows at marvel. I know not many people will be watching this game, but it’s a nice lead into the NRL State of Origin on last Sunday night. The crows live & die by Tex Walker if he has a big day; they win if he gets stopped by the Blues defence. It’s as simple as that. The Blues are the better side at the moment & need to win this game to keep their coach in a job. If they drop this game against the Crows, they may be sacking their coach on Tuesday.

Suggested Bets: BLUES 1-39 $ 2.20

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

MAGPIES 1-39 $ 2.10

GWS 1-39 $2.20

TIGERS -15.5 $ 1.50

BRISBANE 1-39 $2.20

PORT POWER $ 1.35

Total $20.60

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e. The Cats have an 85% winning record in Geelong in recent years. The Dogs will love playing on this ground as they have a good running side with great disposal. I think the way the Cats have added Cameron & Issac Smith to this side is what could be the difference between them losing the grand final last year and winning it this year. 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 $ 2.20 ✅

GOLD COAST vs PORT 

In a bit of a nothing game, we have the Gold Coast Suns taking on the Power. The Suns need to find another way to goal as King is being covered by a couple of men each time the ball gets down towards him. He will be an outstanding tall forward, but if they cant get him some help in the next year or so, they may be wasting his talent. The Power is a different side. They have 3-4 excellent key forwards, a good midfield and a handy defence. In recent weeks the only thing that has been a question about them is their heart. They can beat the sides below them. If they are in a contest, they can be found wanting. 

Suggested Bets: PORT $1.40 

KANGAROOS vs BRISBANE 

Another game that is between two sides that totally different The Roos are sitting at the bottom of the table while the lions are in the top 4. The only thing that makes this Game exciting is that it’s in Tassie. The Roos are great in Tasmania & play the ground so well. Brisbane is a 10x time better side, but you don’t know what is going to happen. Take Brisbane 39 Plus if you think class always wins. or if you are a little brave, take the Roos at the line of +35.5

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE 1-39 $2.40

GWS vs CARLTON 

In a game that I expect to be tight, the Giants take on Carlton. When the Giants win, they only avg a winning margin of 9 points, while Carlton has stayed in each Game for 90% of the time & lose a majority of their games by under four goals. This will make it a struggle for any team to kick away. With it being played at Giant stadium Harry Mckay will need to kick a bag full of goals for the Blues to win this one. He shows that he can handle that type of pressure each week, but he is not quite there right now. I like how the Giants matchup against the Blues, so I will go with them in this Game.  

 Suggested Bets: GWS $ 1.65 ✅

HAWTHORN vs ESSENDON 

In the last game of the round, we have another game in Tassie with one side playing so well in the apple isle. Hawthorn takes on the Bombers in a traditional “Line in the sand” Game. The Bombers are playing well & all the key stats say they should be a lot higher on the ladder than 11th. Averaging close to 100 points a game & with a high position midfield, they have a chance to run rings around the young Hawks. Clarkson found something extraordinary last week when the Hawks put in a blinder against the swans in Sydney. With that confidence & a winning percentage of over 75 % in Tassie, the hawks look good at the line to win this one 

Suggested Bets: HAWTHORN +15.5 $ 1.65 ✅

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

PORT $ 1.45

GEELONG 1-39 $2.20

GWS 1-39 $2.35

ESSENDON 1-39 $ 2.25

Total $13.75 ✅

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AFL Betting Tips Round 13 Preview & Tips:

SYDNEY vs HAWTHORN

Sydney takes on the hapless Hawks in Friday night footy. The Swans are sitting 6th on the ladder & will be looking to get a major win here to help boost their percentage. They are a side that has always been in the game & will fight. This means they don’t blow out teams like the Hawks when they really should. I believe this will be a low scoring game, and with the possibility of wet conditions, this may help keep this game close. If that is the case, look at hawthorn at the line, as it will be massive. 

Suggested Bets: SYDNEY/ UND 161.5 $2.10

FREO vs GOLD COAST 

Another game is between two sides that are struggling. This will make for a very even game. The Dockers picked up a lot of injuries last week, and the boys from Freo will need to overcome this to beat Gold coast. The Dockers have let a lot of points in defensively this year, conceding over 100 points already. The Suns will be looking to take advantage of this, with King hopefully kicking straight and finding some form in front of goal. This is a tough game to find a winner, so let’s settle with it being a close game.

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UNDER 24.5 $1.70

SAINTS vs CROWS 

In a game that could be a battle between the two key forwards, the young star King will have to kick a bag full for the saints to win against one of the inform Forwards in the league in Tex Walker. Tex has been on fire for the crows, but sides have figured out that if you are going to beat them, you need to double team Tex. The other way is stopping supply to the big forward. If they can do that, They can win as they have more goal scorers and can take advantage of the average Crows backline. This game is being played in QLD, so there isn’t a home-field advantage, and it hard to see how it will all play out, but I think the Saints can get the 4 points. 

 Suggested Bets: SAINTS $ 1.75

KANGAROOS vs GWS 

Another game that had to be moved thanks to Victoria’s covid out this one is down in good old Tasmania. Where the Roos have a fantastic record, they take on the fearless GWS in a game that will be hard tough with a chance of snow. GWS are really missing Toby Greene, but they should overcome the Kangaroos in this game. It won’t be easy, and with a faster running midfield, they could blow this game out. It’s not really a game I want to bet in, but if you don’t back them, they always win. 

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 $2.00

WESTCOAST vs RICHMOND   

In the game of the round, we have the Eagles and Tigers squaring off at Optus Stadium. Both sides are coming off great wins, with the Tigers winning the Dreamtime game last week against the Bombers & the Eagles defeating the blues away from home. Being back in WA is normally a great thing for the eagles, but the wide-open spaces could help the tigers more than the Eagles, with the tigers having such explosive talent. I still have to settle with the Eagles, but if the tigers can bring some of their old tackling pressure, they will win this game as the Eagles will fold up rather quickly.   

Suggested Bets: EAGLES 1-39 $ 2.70

MELBOURNE vs COLLINGWOOD 

In the last game of the round, we have the Big Freeze game between the Demons & Pies. This game will also be the last game Nathan Buckley coaches his beloved Magpies after over a decade in the job. The Pies have a lack of talent to thank for bucks losing his job. The Only thing they can hold on to is that the demons were in the same position as they were now last year. If you look at them now, they are flag favourites & looking unstoppable. It is hard for them to lose this game against the pies, but you never know the pies may pull something out of the bag for Bucks. 

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE -15.5 $ 1.45

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

SAINTS $ 1.75

WEST COAST 1-39 $2.70

GWS 1-39 $2.00

MELBOURNE -15.5 $ 1.45

Total $13.75

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AFL Betting Tips Round 12 Preview & Tips:

BRISBANE vs MELBOURNE   

Round 12 starts with a great game between Brisbane and Melbourne. It could very well be a preview of a finals game deep in September. The Top of the table Dees take on the Lions in NSW thanks to victoria’s current COVID problems. They play at Giant stadium that is a big oval, and it will favour the fast running Lions. The Lions are the inform team of the League averaging 17 goals a game in the last 3 weeks. Melbourne have had an up and down period defeating the Top of the table Bulldogs and losing to the lowly Crows. The best part of Melbourne’s game is the midfield and getting first hands on the ball. If they can master that, they will win this game as the key defenders for the lions & different ways to goals favour the lions  

Suggested Bets: LIONS 1-39 $ 2.50

SYDNEY vs ST KILDA

Sydney gets a chance here to cement their spot in the top 8 against the Saints. The Saints haven’t lived up to the hype of the start of the season. They are limited in ways of going towards a goal & the way teams have been locking down Brad Hill have shut down their running game. Yes, they have some injuries, but they are showing a lack of attack on the player or ball. Sydney, on the other hand, don’t have this problem. They are always in the game and will keep it tight but have found ways to win when it counts 

Suggested Bets: SYDNEY/ UND 171.5 $2.10

CROWS vs COLLINGWOOD 

Another game is between two sides struggling. They have let the Magpies into SA for this game. Collingwood, I have to say, is really on the slide this year. They struggle to kick a winning score, and without Brodie Grundy this week, it could be an even bigger ask for them to stop Tex Walker and the crows. Tex has been on fire with a bag full of goals thanks to the midfield putting on a lot of pressure & kicking the ball right to his chest. With a packed house and a side that is playing much better football, I have to stick with the crows 

Suggested Bets: CROWS 1-39 $2.10

RICHMOND vs BOMBERS

In the Dreamtime game this year being played in the NT, we have two sides on a high after a win last week. The Bombers did something not many sides can claim to do, and that beat the Eagles in WA while the tigers got over the line against the crows. The Tigers have got many star players back, but it will take a couple of weeks for them to get up to speed & fitness. The Bombers are a funny side. They hit many KPIs that you find in good teams but aren’t winning as many games as the KPI think they should. They can cause an upset here, but I feel like the tigers are still the team to beat.  

 Suggested Bets: TIGERS $ 1.50

WESTCOAST vs CARLTON 

Another game that had to be moved thanks to Victoria’s covid outbreak is now being played at the SCG. The Blues will be looking to take advantage of the Eagles poor travelling record this year. With that being said, they are favourites for this game. The Eagles lost a few players to injuries last week, and that allowed the bombers to come back and beat them at home. With a much better side on paper, the Eagles will need to play the tiny SCG ground different to how they play the much bigger Optus stadium. This will cause them a few problems but their run and carry style will hopefully see them through 

Suggested Bets: EAGLES 1-39 $2.50

BULLDOGS vs FREO   

The Last game of the round is between the Bulldogs & Dockers. The Doggies are a very team that hit a speed hump last weekend against the Daemons. I expect this result to fire them up for this game and to show the League that they are a flag contender. Freo, on the other hand, seems to be in a tight game each time they play at home. Last week they were found wanting against a premiership contender side in Port Power. This week, they could be in the same situation against a faster-moving side. 

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS -15.5 $ 1.40

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

BULLDOGS -15.5 $ 1.40

WEST COAST 1-39 $2.50

TIGERS $ 1.50

BRISBANE 1-39 $2.50

Total $13.15

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AFL Betting Tips Round 11 Preview & Tips:

BRISBANE vs RICHMOND   

Round 11 starts with a great game, in the battle for top spot on the ladder. You have a side in Melbourne coming off its first loss of the year. While the Bulldogs are playing the best football of the last month, They are the highest-scoring team in the league, and they have one of the best defences in the league. The ball movement in the last month has been their key to winning games by big margins & I think they can win this game on Friday night. 

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 $ 2.25 ❌

COLLINGWOOD vs GEELONG

Saturday afternoon @ a cold, wet MCG. We have Collingwood vs Geelong. This is a game that can become a defensive slog. Collingwood is a side that always struggles to kick a winning score as they lack key forwards as Geelong has. With Geelong, they have a star-studded forwards line, but they are all tall key forwards, and in wet conditions, they could be found out. Geelong will win this game, but I like the under as im looking at an 85-50 game. 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG/ UND 160.5 $2.20 ✅

BRISBANE vs GWS 

What a team Brisbane has become playing in Brisbane. They are almost a lock like West Coast in Perth or Geelong in Geelong. Charlie Cameron has hit his strides, the midfield is playing well, and players like Zorko are playing in a new role that is working. GWS is a winner of 3 of their last 5 games, only losing to Richmond & the Bulldogs. They are playing well, but they will struggle to contain the lions at home. 

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE -15.5 $1.60 ✅

ST KILDA vs NORTH MELBOURNE 

Another game is between two sides that are struggling. The Saints are the better side, but they are inconsistent. North Melbourne are improving but don’t have the talent of an AFL side. When you see the teams on paper, you have to pick the Saints in an easy win but to get any value. This game could end up being a blowout, but with both teams struggling, I can see this being a nice 5 goal win for the Saints. 

Suggested Bets: SAINTS 1-39 $2.30 ✅

GOLD COAST vs HAWTHORN

This game has moved to Saturday night thanks to covid. In what will be a tight game, the suns are a good side on the way up, and the hawks are a side that is great for 2/3 of a game but struggles to contain aside for the entire four quarters. The Hawks have players that can change the game, but they also have a lot of young kids as well. If the young forwards can get ahold of the ball in the forward 50, the hawks have more options than the suns. The suns are controlling the ball better than the hawks and will need to be stopped to win this one. Tight game, I think the Suns might win, but the 3 goal line is too much in my eyes.  

Suggested Bets: HAWKS +18.5 $ 1.85 ❌

WEST COAST vs BOMBERS

A rather easy game to find a bet in, The Eagles are unstoppable at home in Perth. The Bombers are a side that gives you a lot but is found wanting. They are never really out of a game & they have a lot of good stats but are still sitting outside the top 8. They need to start beating sides above them & take advantage of the good ball play. The Bombers won’t be able to stop the Eagles tall forwards, but if they can get the first hand to the ball, they might be able to limit them.

 Suggested Bets: WEST COAST -15.5 $ 1.60 ❌

RICHMOND vs CROWS 

Another game that had to be moved thanks to Victoria’s covid outbreak. The Tigers play the Crows at Giants stadium. The Tigers will be looking to get back on the winner’s list after a loss last Friday night against the lions while the Crows knocked off the undefeated Dees in a shock. The Tigers need to stop Tex Walker. The Demons couldn’t do that, but they don’t have a team defence like the tigers. With that in mind, Tom Lynch needs to step up as he has done nothing all year, and it is starting to hurt the tigers. 

Suggested Bets: TIGERS 1-39 $2.10 ✅

SWANS vs CARLTON

 The Swans are a side that you can’t sleep on. They are always in the game. They have had 5 games where the result has been within two goals. They fight for every ball and have good foot skills. Carlton is about a year behind being that type of side. They have players that are showing they could take the next step soon. Welsh is one of these players, and this season, he has been just as good, if not better, than Cripps. I like the Swans in this one at home & watch for Buddy to kick a nice bag full for the Bloods.

Suggested Bets: SWANS 1-39 $ 2.10 ✅

PORT vs FREO   

The Last game of the round is between the Power & Dockers. The Power is a very slow starting side, but in this game, I expect them to lead from the front & take control of the game from the start. The Power will need to control the midfield as the dockers have the second most marks inside 50. so if they get first hands on the ball and get it to their forwards, this game could be a lot hard of a game for the Power. I still expect the Power to win & if they get first hand on the ball, it could be a big win for them. 

Suggested Bets: PORT POWER -15.5 $ 1.50 ✅

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

BULLDOGS 1-39 $ 2.25

WEST COAST -15.5 $1.60

PORT POWER -15.5 $ 1.50 

BRISBANE -15.5 $1.60 

SYDNEY 1-39 $ 2.10 

Total $26.40

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AFL Betting Tips Round 10 Preview & Tips:

BRISBANE vs RICHMOND   

Round 10 starts with a great game. In the battle of the big cats, the Lions take on the Tigers. The Lions are heavy favourites thanks to a five-game winning streak, while the Tigers have gone win Lost for the last few games. You would be stupid to count the Tigers out of this one. But with this game being at the GABBA im sticking with the Lions 

Suggested Bets: LIONS 1-39 $ 2.10

CARLTON vs HAWTHORN

Last week, the hawks led to the winless Kangaroos in Tasmania & after that game, it is hard to think they can turn it around this week against the Blues. The Blues have many tall forwards just like the Hawks, but with the way both teams move the ball, if this game is played in anything but perfect conditions, it can be a low scoring affair. Im happy to take that chance   

Suggested Bets: CARLTON 1-39/ UND 173.5 $3.70 

GEELONG vs GOLD COAST  

What could be a worse thing for a side that is used to warm sunny conditions besides a cold Saturday afternoon game in Geelong? The Cats are starting to look like a side that could win the Flag this year. With Jeremy Cameron up forward-firing & Tom Hawkins & a powerful midfield, they are always hard to stop. The Suns, on the other hand, need to find a different way to goal King can do it all, and they need players like Rankine to step up.

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 25+ $1.30 

CROWS vs MELBOURNE 

Another Game that can look a little one-sided is the match between the Crows & Demons. The Demons are a funny side. They are undefeated but haven’t been in a high scoring shoot out game this year. Players like Bayley Fritsch kick multiple goals each week. If the Demons stop Tex walker, it’s hard to see how they can score a winning score. That is why the over-under is a good bet in this game

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE Under 170.5 $2.10

WESTERN BULLDOGS vs ST KILDA

Coming off the high of beating the Power in SA, the Bulldogs take on the Saints who struggled to score in a tough game against the Cats. What really stood out last week was the Bulldogs attack on the ball & player. They Tackled so well last week it really changed the style of football the Power had to play. With great movement by foot 7 hand, they become a tough team to make a turn over the ball. This is the way they need to play & if they can continue to play this way, they could end up a top 4 team.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS -15.5 $ 1.55

FREO vs SYDNEY

The Other game on Saturday night is between the Docker & Swans. Freo is a tough side to take on at home, but that task of beating them on home turf can be done but the surprise pack of this year the Swans. Franklin will love being back in WA, so watch for him to have a big game. The Dockers struggle to make an impact without Fyfe taking over the game. Rory Lobb is getting back in form, but the side is still made up of players that need more game time to become impact players 

Suggested Bets: SYDNEY 1-39 $ 2.10

GWS vs WEST COAST 

The first game Sunday is a 50/50 game in the eyes of the bookies. Personally, I really like this game & I think there is a lot of value to be had here with the GWS. GWS playing at home with a forward line that is firing can put a stop to the west coast eagles. The Eagles have only defeated the Hawks away from home this year. With that being said, I like the way the Eagles play & I think this game can be the match of the round.

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 $2.50

COLLINGWOOD vs PORT POWER

 What a game this can be with a little more build-up. The Battle of the Magpies, the Black and White. Eddie Vs Koshie, the only way this game can be more interesting is if every port fan is wearing the prison bars jumper to the game. Collingwood is not half the side the Power is this year, but last week the Power was left looking foolish against the Bulldogs. They were shown how to stop them but can Collingwood play that type of game with the players they have. I don’t think so. so im with Port & Koshie on this one.

Suggested Bets: PORT POWER 1-39 $ 2.10

ESSENDON vs KANGAROOS  

The Last game of the round is between the Bombers & Roos. The Roos finally got a win on the board after coming from behind against the Hawks. They were great in the second half & the hawks were really poor. Will that pump them up to play the same style of footy against the Bombers? Is the real question, or will it be just a flash in the pan. The Bombers just got over the line last week against Freo, so this game could be a way for them to move up the ladder & if they want to improve as a side, they need to win these games. As I said last week, they are a good side stats-wise, so you have to follow what your numbers tell you.

Suggested Bets: BOMBERS $ 1.40

 

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

LIONS 1-39 $ 2.10

ESSENDON $1.40

PORT POWER 1-39 $ 2.10

MELB/ UND 170.5 $2.10

SYDNEY 1-39 $ 2.10

Total $26.40

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AFL Betting Tips Round 9 Preview & Tips:

ST KILDA vs GEELONG   

Round 9 begins with the Cats & Saints on Friday night. Both sides are coming off wins. Geelong made a statement last week with a fantastic 2nd half that allowed them to defeat the Tigers by over ten goals. The Saints just got over the line against the Suns in a low scoring game. With this game being played at Marvel Stadium, this ground is for high scoring games & with both sides with good key forwards, watch for one of them to kick a bag full.

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 $ 2.10

SYDNEY vs COLLINGWOOD

The Swans are the real deal in my eyes. I have seen the light & honestly think this is a side that can keep putting in 4 quarter efforts that most other teams can’t. The swans are a great team all over the park. The Magpies finally got the win they required defeating the Kangaroos. Collingwood has always been a defensive-minded side. They have struggled in attack for years. With the team defence of the swans on a small ground, this should continue. I think the total game score is very high at 170.5 & with the swans playing so well, I have to go with them.  

Suggested Bets: SWANS/ UND 170.5 $2.70

HAWTHORN vs KANGAROOS  

One of the hawks Tasmania game is against the other side with Tassie home matches in North Melbourne. Both sides have outstanding records in tassie. The Hawks are a side on the improve with some good young players and a very tall young forward line. The Kangaroos are still looking to get their first win. With a loss last week to the 16th placed Collingwood, if they cant beat the 17th placed Hawks this week, they might not get a win all year. Hawthorns midfield should be two strong in this one & almost hand over the wooden spoon to the hapless Roos.

Suggested Bets: HAWKS 1-39 $2.10

GOLD COAST vs BRISBANE

The Battle for Queensland will be a much better game than it has been in years. The Gold coast suns are a hard-running side that uses the ball well. This has helped them remain in games all year. This week they take on the Lions off a short week. The lions stopped in the final stages of their game against the Dockers. The Lions are building towards a big second half of the year, and with the passion & better players finding form, they will win this game, control the ball & limit the effects of the Gold Coast key forwards.

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE -15.5  $1.70

RICHMOND vs GWS

A great game on Saturday night. The Tigers take on the GWS at Marvel. GWS is one of the form teams in the AFL right now, thanks to an outstanding month from Toby Greene. The Tigers looked tired against the cats last week & with trouble finding a couple of their players at a nightclub during last week, they need to put in a significant effort this week. Tom Lynch has been struggling all year and looking like a lazy forward. He will be hoping for a big game & with both sides good at fast-moving balls, this could become a shoot out.

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND OVER 161.5 $ 2.75

PORT POWER vs BULLDOGS

The Other game Saturday night is between the Power & Bulldogs. After a dominant win in the derby last week, the Power will have a struggle with the bulldogs. Surprisingly the bulldogs have a better scoring average of the two sides, but with the record, the Power has at home, it will be an uphill battle to stop this side. The Bulldogs strength is the number of players they have playing each week consistently. The Depth of talent on both sides is very long & it wouldn’t surprise me if this is a finals game we see deep in September.

Suggested Bets: PORT POWER $ 1.65

ESSENDON vs FREMANTLE 

The first game on Sunday this week is very much a 50/50 game between the Dockers & Bombers. Both sides are sitting the bottom half of the ladder, but when you look at the stats, the Bombers have been playing very well. They have scored the second-most point of any team in the league, but they have also conceded over 700 points this year. The Dockers are a better defensive side, but they struggle in attack. with this game being played in Melbourne, I have sided with the Bombers in a high scoring game

Suggested Bets: ESSENDON $1.70

CARLTON vs MELBOURNE

A Massive game for a Sunday between the Dees & Carlton. The Blues have been putting together some good games against some great teams, but they always have a low spell of around 20 mins that have cost them victory. The Dees don’t have that problem at all. They are the form side of the competition. With many different ways to goal, they are a hard team to stop. I cant see the Blues stopping them this week, but if this is a very wet game as expected, it could be a shallow scoring game. 

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE under 163 $ 2.40

WEST COAST vs CROWS 

The Last game of the round is a one-sided affair between the West Coast & the Crows. West coast finally got their first win of the year on the road against the Hawks. If they didn’t beat the hawks, it would have been crazy to think of them as a premiership contender. The Crows went down in the derby to a much stronger Port Power. The eagles are a great side at home, and it’s very easy to pick them in an easy win against a bottom four side.

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST -24.5 $1.40

 

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

MELB 1-39 $ 2.10

ESSENDON $1.60

PORT POWER $ 1.65

SWANS/ UND 170.5 $2.70

WEST COAST -24.5 $ 1.40

Total $18.20

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AFL Betting Tips Round 8 Preview & Tips:

RICHMOND vs GEELONG

Round 8 starts off with a grand final replay with the Cats & Tigers. Geelong will be looking to make a statement as they haven’t been playing good football recently & the tigers have had their number the last few times they have played each other. With both sides filled with Colemen medalist. It will be who can stop the ball from coming into the forward line & control the middle of the ground. With Dustin Martin back, the Tigers, with their faster ball movement, should be able to handle this game in what should be one of the games of the year.  

Suggested Bets: TIGERS 1-39 $ 2.10

GWS vs ESSENDON 

GWS have turned a corner in the last month & they will be looking to continue that form when they take on Essendon. The Bombers went down to Carlton on Sunday; with that being said, they have one less day to get ready for this game. Both sides have high disposal midfield & play their best football when the small forwards are on, son. Toby Greene has been unstoppable the last month. This has scored him a new deal with the GWS & helped his side climb the ladder to eye off a spot in the 8.  

Suggested Bets: GWS/ GREENE 2+ GOALS $1.70

GOLD COAST vs ST KILDA  

One of the biggest mysteries about this round is how this game will end up. The Suns were fantastic, beating the Magpies at the MCG, then you have the saints, who played a more exciting style of football with a lot more freedom & it resulted in a massive win against the Hawks. With the 2 King Twins kicking goals for both sides, it will take a lot of stopping from both back lines to make sure they don’t take the 5-6 marks inside 50 they both get each game. I really liked the way the saints played, and with the wide-open spaces of Metricon I think they are the value as the outsider, but the safest play is that it will be a close game.

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UNDER 24.5 $1.80

NORTH MELBOURNE vs COLLINGWOOD

The Battle for the wooden spoon. The two sides with the worst form & the biggest at stake play each other. If Collingwood loses this game, it could be over for Buckley at the end of the year. It will finally make Collingwood realise that they don’t have the talent on the field they believe they have. The Kangaroos, on the other hand, know they have a list that is undermanned, but they are starting to show some improvement like last week against the Dees. The Roos were in that game for a long time until the Dees ran over the top of them. They still lost that game by over five goals which are very worrying. Collingwood will need to find out how they are going to kick a winning score. They have struggled up forwards for the last couple of years, but they may have enough firepower to get over the line here. 

Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD 1-39  $ 2.10

MELBOURNE vs SYDNEY

Top of the table, Melbourne takes on the surprise packet of the season so far in the fourth-placed Sydney swans. The Swans have developed a style of football that gets the whole side to place as one with real spirit & attack on the ball. A midfield always seems to be fighting to the last minute of the game, like what happened last week against the Cats. At the same time, Melbourne appears to win conformable every week. They have played some outstanding teams and got the W each time & I think it will continue this weekend as well.

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE 1-39 $ 2.15

PORT POWER vs CROWS

The South Australian Derby is always one of the highlights of the AFL year. This year I would think of thought it was a slam dunk win for Port, but after last weeks game, they were very disappointing against the Lions in Brisbane. The Crows have been just as bad the last two weeks giving up a big lead against the hawks & going down by over ten goals against the improving GWS. They are starting to look tired & with sides now double teaming Tex Walker, the Crows need to find a new way to kick goals. This is why we have to settle with the Power to win this one. I expect Dixon to kick a bag full in this game as the ball will be coming in thick and fast.

Suggested Bets: PORT POWER 25+ $ 1.65

HAWTHORN vs WEST COAST

After a really disappointing game last week where the saints played the Hawks at times. The Hawks will be stepping up against The Eagles in Victoria. As I say every second week, the Eagles are a lot worst of the side in Victoria than what they are if this game was in WA. The Eagles haven’t fired a shot when they have come over here to play, and that is the only thing stopping them from being a real finals teams. That being said the firepower they have up forward & with the game being played at the MCG it will make it a little bit easier for them this time around.   

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST $1.50

CARLTON vs BULLDOGS

A Massive game for a Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs suffered their first loss against the Tigers last week. They put up a great effort and showed that they would be a force for the rest of the year. The Blues dug deep and won against the Bombers thanks to some key forwards taking marks when it mattered & excellent running performance in the midfield from Welsh, who is almost becoming the blues most crucial player. The Blues will need to take it up another level against the bulldogs, but the bulldogs at Marvel Stadium are no easy beats & should win this game. 

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS $ 1.40

BRISBANE vs FREO 

The Last game of the round is the Lions against the Dockers at the GABBA. The Dockers travelling is a lot like the Eagles travelling you. They are on a different side & with the record the Lions’ record at the Gabba, this looks like an easy tip for the last game. This doesn’t even mention that the Lions are finally hitting form, and the way they played last week against the Power was a sign of better things to come. Charlie Cameron is starting to gain some fitness, so look for him to kick a few more goals this weekend.  

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE -24.5 $ 1.60

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

MELB $ 1.33

BULLDOGS 1-39 $2.20

RICHMOND 1-39 $ 2.15

GWS/ GREENE 2+ GOALS $1.70 

BRISBANE -24.5 $ 1.60

Total $14.75

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AFL Betting Tips Round 7 Preview & Tips:

RICHMOND vs WESTERN BULLDOGS   

Round 7 starts with the Tigers up against the Bulldogs. The Tigers will be without Dustin Martin this week as he will be in New Zealand thanks to the AFL concussion rules. The Bulldogs should be annoyed, according to Sportsbet the season is over and Melbourne is winning the Flag. Sportbet paid out on the Dees winning the Flag after being 6-0. The Bulldogs have the same record or were they waiting until after this game to pay out on the Bulldogs?

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 $ 2.00

COLLINGWOOD vs GOLD COAST 

OH magpies, what are you doing? This is a bizarre game for the Pies as Bucks still wants to coach the pies this year and beyond, but they are sitting 2nd last on the ladder with no forward line to speak of and aging stars. Gold Coast keep trying and are slowly getting better, but they also have some of the best young talents in the AFL. Stewy Dew is teaching them a good game style, and with King up forward, anything can happen. I think the Suns can put in a good performance here.

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UNDER 24.5 $1.80

CROWS vs GWS  

One of the biggest disappointment last week was the way the Crows fell in a hole against the Hawks. The Crows had kicked 14 straight goals and controlled the game at half time. After Half time, they couldn’t get their hands on the ball and struggles to find targets in the forward 50. GWS lost to the best team in the league at home last week. They didn’t have an answer for the Bulldogs & they need someone to stand up and take control like Toby Greene. This game could go either way

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UNDER 24.5 $1.80

ST KILDA vs HAWTHORN

Last week the saints season got worst with a tired spiritless performance against the Power. The Saints looked slow and struggled to hit targets by hand or foot. This week they take on the Hawks, who are coming off a massive fightback against the Crows. The Hawks still only play 3 quarters & against the very good sides they are found wanting, but this week with the form the saints are in, The young Hawks have a chance of getting 2 wins in a row. Not the most inspiring game of the Round, but it could be a cracker if both teams go hard. 

Suggested Bets: HAWTHORN + 13.5 $1.65

BRISBANE vs PORT POWER

Match of the Round here between the Lions & Power, this could be a preview of a finals match deep in September. The Power is close to unstoppable at the moment. With so many players hitting their straps & key forwards like Charlie Dixon taking marks in the 50, it’s hard to find a way to stop the Power. Brisbane will be looking for a way to stop the Power run in Brisbane. The big hard ground suits the Power. The Lions have their own forwards that will cause the power problems. Big Joe Daniher & charlie Cameron will take some stopping. 

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UND 24.5 $ 1.75

SYDNEY vs GEELONG

Really interesting game on Saturday night between the Swans & Cats. The Cats were the side we all expected last week, smashing the Eagles by over 90 points. While the Swans lost to the Suns in a game, I expected them to do better. With This game being played at the SCG and both sides have some big forwards, I expect the small SCG ground will be a place where they need to take a lot of pack marks. This will suit the Cats with Hawkins & Cameron up forwards & some good small forwards. They can easily kick a winning score. 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 $ 2.45

NORTH MELBOURNE vs MELBOURNE

The worst game of the Round is between the worst team in the league & the side playing the best in Melbourne. The Dees have been fantastic, and some betting agency has already paid out to win the Flag. If I was a betting agency, I would have done the same thing but for the Kangaroos, winning the spoon. It’s a safer bet. With no wins and a percentage of just 45%, they need to fix a lot just to make it off the bottom of the ladder. I don’t think they will win this game or get close to the Demons in this one.

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE -59.5 $1.90

CARLTON vs ESSENDON

A game between 2 old rivals sees the Blues take on the Bombers. On ANZAC day, the boys from windy hill were fantastic against the Pies in a game with the largest post-COVID 19 crowds in the world. Tippa with 5 goals was a significant change from the old style of hitting up Stringer or Wright. The Blues will make it hard for the bombers here with a very tall forward line & good ball movement at times. They could really open up the bombers defence. If the line was a little better, I would be backing Essendon, but its on 6.5

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UND 24.5 $ 1.75

WEST COAST vs FREO 

The Last game of the Round is the Derby in WA. These games are always tough, challenging games. I expect the Eagles to come out firing after the Cats almost beat them by over 90 points last week. The Eagles are a much better side than that, especially at home, but with Freo being the second-best team on this ground, they lose that advantage. With a few stars back in the fold after having a little rest, better players all over the park & Nic Nat in the ruck, I have to tip the Eagles to win this one.

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST 1-39 $ 2.25

 

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

MELB 39+ $1.33

BULLDOGS 1-39 $2.00

GEELONG 1-39 $ 2.15

CARL/ESS UNDER 24.5 $1.75

WEST COAST 1-39 $ 2.25

Total $22.75

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AFL Betting Tips Round 6 Preview & Tips:

GWS vs WESTERN BULLDOGS   

Round 6 starts with the Bulldogs & Giants on Friday night. With all their problems in front of the goals, the Giants managed to win against the Swans. The Giants kicked 17 points in that game. While they have kicked straight in other games this year, they would have been in a lot worse spot if they hadn’t. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, are flying. They have scored 527 points and only let in 300 pts. Sitting on top of the ladder with a great forward line, tough midfielders, and strong defenders, they will be a hard team to stop.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 $ 2.00

WEST COAST vs GEELONG 

One of the most challenging games this week to tip, we have the Eagles & Cats. The game is being played down in Geelong, and the cats’ record is second to none. They still don’t have Dangerfield & they put in an average game against the Kangaroos down there last week. The Eagles, on the other hand, won again against the Magpies at home, but as I say every week, they are a much better side t home. They could lose this game by 60 points or put up a great fight. it will be cold, so a low scoring game is on the cards

Suggested Bets: Total points under 161.5 $1.90

SWANS vs GOLD COAST  

One of the actual surprise packets of the year, The Sydney swans take on the Gold Coast Suns @ Metricon. The Swans should have won last week against the Giants. With a tough hard high scoring style, the swans are in a great position this early in the season. There isn’t a lot more they can do. They are 4-1 with a healthy percentage. While the suns are competitive in the most game but a 1-4 record means they would be fighting for the rest of the year to get to the Top 8. I don’t know how they will stop the Swans, but they may have to get King to kick a bag.

Suggested Bets: SWANS 1-39 $2.25

CARLTON vs BRISBANE

Last weekend the Lions flicked the switch and played some fantastic football in terrible condition when they trounced the Bombers at the GABBA. This week they take on a Carlton side at Marvel stadium looking for another win. The Blues play three good quarters of football, and they get blown away. Port smashed the Blues in 30mins of great football when they kicked seven goals to 2 & from there, you cant recover. The lions can do the same as the Power & win this game by 3-6 goals.

Suggested Bets: LIONS 1-39 $ 2.25

MELBOURNE vs RICHMOND

In what I think can match the game of the round the Demons take on the Tigers at the MCG, both sides average 90+ points a game, with the demons having a goal or two better defence so far this year. The Ruck work from Max Gawn could be the difference in this game. If the Demons get the first touch of the ball, they will be kicking it long and trying to lock it in their forward’s line like they have all year. Dusty Martin loves games like this. It’s the big stage, and he usually shows up and takes control. The Tigers need a lot more out of Lynch & need to move the ball a lot better than they have. Tigers are favourite, but the Dees are playing better football.

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UND 24.5 $ 1.75

FREO vs NORTH MELBOURNE

We come to what is the worst game of the round between the dockers and the winless kangaroo. The Roos were better last week against the Cats, but I don’t know if that much to go with. The Roos still can’t kick a good score, and the Dockers have an improved backline that they won’t get many chances from. If the Roos could kick a score, the line of 43 points would be a better bet. 

Suggested Bets: FREO -25.5 $ 1.45

HAWTHORN vs ADELAIDE

ANZAC DAY football starts with the trying Hawks and the Tex Walker lead Crows in Adelaide. Big Tex is playing some of his best football ever, kicking goals at will & it will take a big effort from Sam Frost to stop him. If he can’t play because of the calf, this game will change so much, and the Hawks, who have played three great quarters in each of their games, may have a chance knocking off the crows at home. The game is in Tassie, so watch for a cold, wet day in Launceston.

Suggested Bets: TOTAL UNDER 165.5 $1.90

COLLINGWOOD vs ESSENDON

The Traditional ANZAC game between the Pies and Bombers. With both sides wearing very dark jumpers im not sure how good this will show up on TV. These games are traditionally very tight affairs, with a lot of them coming down to the last seconds. Collingwood will be without some big names. At the same time, Essendon is coming from a very wet Gabba and a plane trip home. This will make it a very tough game & one I think will be low scoring. Collingwood to win the game.

Suggested Bets: TOTAL UNDER 170.5 $1.90

PORT vs ST KILDA 

The Last game of the round is between the high flying Port Power & St Kilda. Can any one-stop the Power when they play their best football, Charlie Dixon in full flight, Boak & Wines in the midfield & a solid defence. They should be Flag Favorites in my eye. I don’t think the saints have put in a good game for a while. They had a good half against the Eagles, but there is plenty of holes in that StKilda side. Brad Hill is one of the holes at the moment. i think he has something wrong & is playing with an injury, but even a full fit Hill couldn’t stop this Powerful side.

Suggested Bets: POWER-15.5 DIXON 2+ GOALS $ 2.05

 

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

MELB/RICH EITHER TEAM UND 24.5 $ 1.75

BULLDOGS 1-39 $2.00

FREO -25.5 $=1.45

COLL/ESS TOTAL UNDER 170.5 $1.90

POWER-15.5 DIXON 2+ GOALS $ 2.05

Total $11.75

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AFL Betting Tips Round 5 Preview & Tips: 

Round 5 begins with the Saints & Tigers playing at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night. Last week the Saints came from the clouds with ten goals 2nd half & ran over the top of the Eagles. I feel this result reflects the Eagles playing in Melbourne than how good the Saints were. The Tigers, on the other hand, played a challenging game against the Power. After a game like that, the Tigers can’t be at 100%. They will have a couple of bumps which could be the difference between winning and losing. Tom Lynch needs to step up but expect a close game between 2 good sides.

Suggested Bets: TIGERS 1-39 $ 2.20

WEST COAST vs COLLINGWOOD 

Friday night, footy heads to WA this week with a game between the Eagles & Magpies. Both sides are coming off a loss last week, with the Pies losing to GWS at the MCG & the Eagles being overrun by the saints at Marvel. We all know that the Eagles are a better side at home & they should get the job done against the Pies. Collingwood is still having problems up forward & I can’t see this changing this week against the high scoring Eagles. The -22.5 points .for Collingwood looks Juicy, but im happy with the Eagles.

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST 1-39 $2.25

WESTERN BULLDOGS vs GOLD COAST  

Saturday football starts with the side playing the best football of anyone in the western bulldogs. The Doggies take on the Suns, who have been competitive in each of their games this year. They are a side on the improve but lack the class and all-round running ability of the Bulldogs. If the suns can keep on improving their disposal & kicking at goal, they will win a lot of games this year, but it won’t be this week against the Bulldogs. 

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 $2.25

SYDNEY vs GWS

Saturday afternoon has the battle of NSW between the Swans & Giants. Toby Greene was terrific last week for the Giants. Kicking five goals, he has been the bright spark for the Giants this year. The Swans, on the other hand, are playing great football as a team. They have been firm in defence & still playing a very attacking brand of football. They have players all over the ground that other teams are having problems stopping. With Buddy Franklin up forward & the record they have at the SCG they will be hard to stop.

Suggested Bets: SWANS 1-39 $2.25

PORT POWER vs CARLTON

The bookies see this game a lot closer than I do. The Power takes on the Blues on Saturday Night. I agree that the blues have improved this year, but there is still a long way to go for them to be a force against the top sides like Port. The blues will struggle to hold Charlie Dixon & the big Port forwards. They Can’t allow the Power to take many marks inside 50 as they have in other games. The Power will win this game, but the unders look good with this game being played at the MCG at Night.

Suggested Bets: PORT UNDER 170.5 $3.10

BRISBANE vs ESSENDON

The late game is at the GABBA between the Bombers & Lions. It will be Joe’s first game against the Bombers since leaving the club in the offseason. The Lions have started a little shakey. Some of the lions big guns aren’t firing. Lockie Neale & Charlie Cameron have started slow & need to find some form very quickly. The Bombers will tag Neale & with this in mind. I think they will be able to cover the line.

Suggested Bets: ESSENDON +25.5 $ 1.90

FREO vs ADELAIDE

Sunday football starts with two sides that are on the improve. The Crows were looking at another wooden spoon at the start of the year. The Way Tex walker & the Crows have been playing the first month of football. They would be pushing for a top 8 spot before winning a wooden spoon. Freo has been patchy in each of their games so far & they can do that in Adelaide against the crows. Crows to win this game thanks to another strong showing from Tex Walker

Suggested Bets: CROWS $1.65

MELBOURNE vs HAWTHORN

For years this has been a game Hawthorn would win more likely, but the Demons are improving & are playing fantastic football. The Hawks have been in games but have a very young side and will spend most of the year near the bottom of the ladder. The Demons have a chance here to blow the Hawks away & stamp themself as one of the top sides this year. The way the hawks are playing, I think this game will be a nice 3-5 goal win for the Demons, thanks to a great game from Max Gawn in the ruck.

Suggested Bets: DEMONS 1-39 $2.10

GEELONG vs NORTH MELBOURNE 

The Last game of the round is between the Cats & Kangaroos. This could be the game that sparks the Cats. The Kangaroos are bad this year & with poor ball movement, a lack of forward marking power & a slow midfield, they can’t compete with a side like Geelong. Tom Hawkins is going to have a field day at GMHBA stadium so watch for him to kick a bag full.

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 25+ HAWKINS 3+ GOALS $1.75

 

Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet

GEELONG 25+ HAWKINS 3+ GOALS $ 1.75

PORT 1-39 $2.25

CROWS AFLW $1.60

DEMONS 1-39 $2.10

CROWS $1.65

Total $21.20

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AFL Betting Tips Round 4 Preview & Tips:

SYDNEY vs ESSENDON  

Thursday night begins with a great match between the Swans & the Bombers who made the Saints look second rate. The Swans are kicking massive scores and moving the ball so well it really makes for an attractive brand of football. Essendon came out of nowhere last week, a much better efficiency by both hand and foot. The uncontested style of football really suited the Bombers & if they can play that way again, they can win this game. I think the Swans tackling has been great the last few weeks and I think that will continue.

Suggested Bets: SWANS 1-39 $ 2.20

PORT POWER vs RICHMOND

This could be the game of the year & even the Grand Final preview. Both sides are coming off terrible performances that were unlike what we expect from each team. Port got outrun by the Eagles & Richmond looked slow against the Swans in Sydney. The Swans controlled the ball & Richmond were left chasing. Lynch up forward for the Tigers has looked average, he really needs to lift his game & the loss of Prestia is going to hurt the Tigers. Port is the complete side & I think they can bounce back at home this week.

Suggested Bets: PORT WIN $1.65

WESTERN BULLDOGS vs BRISBANE 

This is a game that I think is very interesting, Being played in Ballarat we don’t know how the conditions will be, but going off previous years there is always a big wind & it will suit the Bulldogs style of play. The Lions will be up and about after the win against the Pies. I’m not sure if they can afford to lose this game so early in the season but I feel the Bulldogs are playing great football & will be hard to beat.

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UNDER 24.5 $1.85

St KILDA vs WEST COAST

Saturday afternoon we have Saints who have been a little disappointing in the last couple of weeks against the Eagles who were great at home again defeating the Power. As we say every second week the Eagles are a 3-4 goal worst side away from home & travel over to Marvel stadium. The line is set at 17.5 & in what I think will be a high scoring game. That doesn’t sound like much, but the difference between disposal efficiency is the saints are about 10 % worse by hand and foot compared to the Eagles & unless the Saints put pressure on the Eagles as they did in round 1 against GWS they won’t win this game.

Suggested Bets: EAGLES 1-39 $ 2.10

GOLD COAST vs CARLTON

In a game that not many people will like, I actually feel really confident with my tip in this one. I like the Blues away from home, they are an improving side that is getting a lot of the ball. When they move the ball forward they get marks in the forward 50 and that gives them a great chance to Kick goals. Also, I believe the loss of the Sun’s ruckman Wicks,  will be a massive loss. He will be a very hard player to replace as the Suns don’t have much ruck depth.

Suggested Bets: CARLTON 1-39 $2.45

COLLINGWOOD vs GWS

The late game is at the MCG between the Pies & GWS. The Pies will be looking for a win after going down after the siren last week & I feel they can get the job done against a GWS that is underperforming. The Pies should have won that game last week against the Lions, they controlled the game & just let it slip. GWS put on a great first quarter but really when you only play one good half of football you can’t expect to win a game against a side like Melbourne. Toby Greene is putting in 110% for GWS and will kick another couple of goals in this game but it won’t be enough from the boys in orange.

Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD 1-39 $2.10

NORTH MELBOURNE vs ADELAIDE

This Game a month ago was looking as it could be the battle of the wooden spoon. How wrong we were now a month into the season. The Crows have surprised everyone with their style of football they are playing & with the big Tex Walker kicking bags of goals each week, they should make light work of the Kangaroos who are the worst team in the league & starting to look like one of the worst teams in the 20 years.

Suggested Bets: CROWS $1.35

MELBOURNE vs GEELONG

Another difficult game to pick a winner & it’s all about how you think the Cats are travelling? Personally, I think the Cats are a middle of the road team at the moment. They are playing a slow game which I think half the AFL has now changed their game plan and left them behind. One of these teams that has a different game plan is the Demons. They are great in the hitout department with Max Gawn, they are moving the ball fast & if they could take more marks in the forward 50 & kick straight this would be close to my lock of the weekend.

Suggested Bets: DEMONS +6.5 $1.75

HAWTHORN vs FREO

The Last game of the round is between the Young Hawks & the always handy Freo Dockers. The Dockers like the Eagles, are a 3 goals better side in WA & that could be because they kick straighter at home. The Dockers are one of the worst teams in front of the goals & it cost them scoreboard pressure at times last week. The Hawks are better at moving the ball but when they go for some space opening kicks they are left found wanting. The Hawks will love the big open space of Optus Stadium. This is why I think the Hawks may be a chance in knocking off the Dockers at home.

Suggested Bets: HAWKS +12.5 $1.80

 

Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet

CARLTON 1-39 $2.40

BULLDOGS $1.55

SWANS 1-39 $2.10

DEMONS +6.5 $1.80

CROWS $1.35

Total $17.96

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AFL Betting Tips Round 3 Preview & Tips:

BRISBANE vs COLLINGWOOD   

Thursday night starts with the Lions & Magpies. This game looks to be a battle between Collingwoods tall defenders & Brisbane’s tall Forwards. The winner of that battle will win the game. Watch for Lachie Neale to be tagged again. The Brownlow medalist has had a quiet week or 2, and he is looking to break loose for a big game. It Will be a tight game & I think Brisbane can upset the Pies here, but either team under 24.5 is an excellent option here.

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UNDER 24.5 $1.70

KANGAROOS vs BULLDOGS 

Good Friday has two games starting with the Roos & the Bulldogs. The Roos are struggling to score points in the first two games while the dogs are playing a lovely brand of football with some big forwards they should be able to put on a score here. The Roos need to control the ball a lot better and hit targets by foot a lot better if they win this game. I cant see that happening as the bulldogs will bring a lot of pressure & with fastball movement against the slow Roos, the Bulldogs should win this easy.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 30+ $1.50

SUNS vs CROWS 

It will be a fantastic game between the Crows and the Suns. The Crows are better than most people thought at the start of the year. Tex Walker is kicking bags of goals & the side is running & tackling in the pack, which is great to see. The Suns won their last game against the Roos (The worst team in the league). King up forward will always give them a target, but Sexton is also kicking goals. With Day missing for the Suns, I find it funny that they are Favorites, but I would have had the crows as favourites but not by much.

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM UNDER 24.5 $1.70

RICHMOND vs SYDNEY

The Tiger train keeps on rolling. They controlled the hawks for most of the game with hard running, Hard Tackling & good line breaking disposal football. It’s the type of football that allows them to go up a gear when they have to. I don’t see them blowing teams away by 60+ points, but they will control every game they play and win. Buddy Franklin was back for the Swans. He will have a hard time this week if he plays, and the swans may put in a low score thanks to this great tigers defence.

Suggested Bets: TIGERS -15.5 $1.55

ST KILDA vs ESSENDON

Looks to be a cracker, I like the saints and the way they are playing & I think they can bounce back from last weeks performance against the demons with a win this week against the Bombers. Both sides are struggling a little bit with disposal efficiency, but the way the saints are around the clearances, they should get first hand on the ball and bring in their more robust, taller forward line. 

Suggested Bets: ST KILDA 1-39 $2.15

WEST COAST Vs PORT

The late-game over in WA will be a battle against two finals teams. The Eagles are a four-goal better side in WA than in Victoria. After just going down to the Western Bulldogs by a goal in victoria, They will be looking forward to taking on the best side of the first couple of weeks, Port Power. The Power forward line is on fire, with Charlie Dixon a real chance to win this year, Coleman. With players like Robbie grey not hitting the score sheet, they have a lot of improvement to come, yet they sit on top of the table. I feel this will be a close game & could go either way.

Suggested Bets: EITHER TEAM Under 24.5 $1.80

CARLTON vs FREO

In my eyes, it is a challenging game to pick. On the one hand, you have Freo playing better football than the Blues, but the game is in Melbourne, which means they are a three-goal worst side. On the other hand, Freo gets the ball in their forward line a lot but can’t kick straight & as I have always said, bad kicking is bad football. I wouldn’t be surprised if Freo wins this one, but I have to stick with the Blues.

Suggested Bets: BLUES 1-39 $2.10

GWS vs MELBOURNE

Another challenging game to pick as I can’t believe the plays I see from GWS at the time, but I don’t think Melbourne is playing great football as well. If you look at the stats, the only stats that stand out are Hitouts thanks to big Max Gawn & the fact the GWS is a bit wayward in front of goal than the Demons. I think GWS, with a long list of players still out, may not win this game but will get close to them, but the demons may be just too strong.

Suggested Bets: DEMONS 1-39 $2.10

HAWTHORN vs GEELONG 

The Last game of the round is the big Easter Monday game between Hawthorn and Geelong. These two teams have been rivals for a long time, and in the last ten years or so, the second coming of this rival has played out. Hawthorn is rebuilding their side & has a lot of talented kids playing at the moment. In contrast, Geelong has gone chips in to win a flag this year after falling just short in 2020. If Geelong can’t beat the hawks here, I think the cats plan to win the flag may be looking a little rocky.

Suggested Bets: GEELONG $1.30

 

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

ST KILDA 1-39 $2.10

BULLDOGS -25.5 $1.40  

COLL/BRIS EITHERTEAM U24.5 $1.75

DEMONS $1.60

CATS 1-39 $2.10

Total $12.10

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AFL Betting Tips Round 2 Preview & Tips:

CARLTON vs COLLINGWOOD  

Thursday night football starts with the battle between two old rivals Carlton & Collingwood. Both sides are coming off a loss in round one but one side was a lot better in attack while the other was better in defence. Collingwood has made a name for themself at being a strong defensive side & allowing only 70 points to the high scoring bulldogs would normally be a good thing but the Magpies are still struggling to score & even kick straight. While Carlton looks good in stages, they are an improving side and up forward can cause a lot of problems to the Magpies if they move the ball fast. The Total points is 164.5 at the moment & I can’t see this being a high scoring game but I can see it being close so either team under 24.5 @ $1.72

Suggested Bets: Total Points Under 164.5 $ 1.90

GEELONG vs BRISBANE

Another great game Friday night between the 2 favourites at the start of the year, but one of these teams will be 0-2 after a couple of surprise losses last week. Geelong was very disappointing last week. they were out tackles, slow & didn’t move the ball well. Brisbane couldn’t hit a target or get first hands to the ball which would have been very disappointing for the lions and their fans. Geelong gets one more chance as they win over 85% of their games at home in Geelong. If they lose this the bubble might be about to burst on the cats.

Suggested Bets: Geelong  1-39 $2.25

SYDNEY vs CROWS 

What a surprise these 2 sides gave us in the first week. Sydney defeating the Lions & The Crows smashing the once premiership favourites the Cats. The way Sydney played with all their marks inside 50 & clean possession is everything you want to see from your team in round 1. The way the Crows gang tackled & defended is a very good sign that they are buying into the coaches plans but I will have to wait and see it again for me to think they will be better than the side I had finishing near the bottom of the ladder.

Suggested Bets: SYDNEY $ 1.40

PORT vs ESSENDON

The show keeps rolling on for the Power. When a few of the fancied sides failed the Power just kept on kicking goals to once again be on top of the ladder after round one. With what has to be close to the best forward line in the league the power will be looking to put on another big score against the Bombers. Essendon fans would have been over the moon at halftime with their side up by over 6 goals against the Hawks. only for the hawks to run over the top of them in the second half and win by a point. A loss like that has to hurt & the Power won’t be feeling sorry for them & let them have an easy game this week. Port to twist the knife at home.

Suggested Bets: PORT -15.5 $ 1.35

ST KILDA  vs MELBOURNE

This looks to be a cracker of a match on Saturday night. How much will a tough game in wet conditions take out of the saints last week? While Melbourne was 2 good for Freo. They didn’t actually set the AFL world on fire. The Saints were tough & they deserve to be favourites for this game & the dry conditions under the roof help their fast-running style. With the ball moving so fast into the forward line they can stop May from having an impact and win this game but a couple of goals.

Suggested Bets: ST KILDA 1-39 $2.35

GOLD COAST  Vs NORTH MELBOURNE

Not the best game of the weekend here but still a chance for one of these two teams to get their first win for the year. The Suns come back home to a very wet QLD after taking on the eagles in WA & at times looking like a side that improved over the summer. North on the other hand still looks like a side that will have a long season. They got a lot of marks inside the forward 50 but that was the only place they took marks. They still play contested football that takes a lot out of you & I feel even with a trip back home from Perth and a Wet ground the suns will win this game

Suggested Bets: SUNS 1-39 $2.00

HAWTHORN  Vs RICHMOND

Richmond just keeps on winning week after week, Year after year the boys from punt road find a way to win & stay a contender for the premiership. Dustin Martin looks to be in better form than last year which is scary for the rest of the comp. The Hawks were brave with a lot of young hawks in the side Clarkson waved some magic with Tom Mitchell and got his boys over the line. They will need to play at another level to win against the Tigers but at least we get an early look to find out where the hawks will most likely end up this year  Richmond very short @ $ 1.20 head to head lets hope we can find some value with the total points on what I think will be a wet MCG

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND under 174.5 $2.40

BULLDOGS Vs WEST COAST

My Surprise packet of the year lived up to the hype in round 1. The Dogs were great last week they are aside to watch this year. West coast were tradesmen like nothing special but was always going to win at home. If this game was being played in WA it would be a very interesting betting market. Being in Melbourne the Dogs are still favourites but they bookies have been nice enough to give us some great value

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS $1.60

FREMANTLE Vs GWS

The Last game of the round sees Freo & the Giants play in WA. Freo put in a nice first-round game against the demons @ the MCG  but they are always a better side at home. While the GWS had the toughest game of the round against the Saints in what could be the start of a very long period for the Giants. They have a lot of players out & they may need to get a couple of them back to be able to get over the line against the very good sides. This game is really a 50/50 game to end the weekend but just for that I will have to go with Freo just

Suggested Bets: FREO $1.85

 

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

ST KILDA 1-39                                   $2.35

BULLDOGS                                       $1.60

PORT -15.5                                        $1.35

CARL VS COLL UNDER 164.5       $1.85

SUNS  1-39                                         $2.00

Total $19.10

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The Betting Buddha’s 2021 Season Predictions & Round 1 AFL Betting Tips:

Football is back & what a sight it will be to see the MCG pumping again when the premiers Richmond take on Carlton in the traditional season opener. Dusty Martin looks like he will have another amazing season. Carlton, what will they bring to the table this year? Will it be the Eagles turn to shine? maybe Port? or will this be the final shot for the old boys in Geelong? With the season starting on Thursday night lets have a look at the Buddhas predictions for the 2021 season. Where I think every side will finish on the ladder, who will be the big movers and shakers, who will win the wooden spoon & who will end the year as premiers.

 Betting Buddha’s 2021  Ladder prediction

  • Geelong
  • Port Power
  • Brisbane
  • Richmond
  • West Coast
  • Western Bulldogs
  • GWS Giants
  • St Kilda
  • Melbourne
  • Collingwood
  • Fremantle
  • Hawthorn
  • Carlton
  • Gold Coast
  • Essendon
  • Sydney
  • North Melbourne
  • Adelaide 

Top of the table – Geelong

The Cats have gone all in this year with an ageing list and they have made a couple of big moves in the offseason picking up a Coleman medalist in J Cameron & a Hawthorn premiership hero in Issac Smith. With a great defence and now an all-star forward line the Cats will go a long way to finishing the year on top again.

Bolters – Western Bulldogs & West Coast

Last year I gave you St Kilda as my bolter of the year & it paid off for all my followers. This year I like the look of 2 teams mainly the Bulldogs, who have drafted very well and will get back a lot of impact players from injuries last year. I also like the Eagles & think they can make a real run to a top 4 spot this year. They are almost a lock when they play in WA but with a good all-round side  key forwards hard running mids and strong defence they will win games away this year that will put them on 15-16 wins at the end of the year & most likely a top 4 spot

Wooden Spoon Adelaide Crows 

It looks like the Crows will have a very long season. They are in the early stages of a rebuild it is going to be a long 3-4 years for the crows they need to blood kids get champion players like Rory Sloane to teach them what it takes to be a top-line AFL footballer but unfortunately they won’t be playing their best football for a couple more seasons.

Round 1 Tips & Preview

RICHMOND vs CARLTON

The season starts off on Thursday night with the premier up against Carlton. The Blues will be looking for a big improvement this year a couple of their players need to step up and help Cripps in the centre of the field. The Tigers on the other hand have had a lot of different things happen to them that could affect the playing group & how well it gels. Dustin Martin looks in the best shape he has been in for the last couple of years so watch out for dusty in Brownlow betting. Tigers to win & start off 2021 the same as last year

Suggested Bets: TIGERS 1-39 $2.10

BULLDOGS  Vs COLLINGWOOD

Friday night sees an interesting game between the Magpies & Dogs. The dogs are a totally different side this year as they had a lot of injuries and have picked up some very good draft picks. The Dogs are my surprise packet for this year and I can really see them beating the pies this week. Collingwood for me still look very shaky up forward & I can’t see how they are going to kick a big score week by week. Defensively they are always good but with an ageing midfield, they will need to start scoring as the Bulldogs are a high scoring fast running team.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 $2.35

MELBOURNE  vs FREO

Not sure what to think of this game, Melbourne is a tricky team to line up. they can change from stars one week to the bottom side the next.  They take on Freo who I thought was a lot better than some people gave them credit for last year. With an extra preseason under his belt, Longmuir would have done a couple of things to tweak the style of play he would like to see. with the Line only being 12.5 & the demons playing at home I will have to go with the Dees & hope the good Dees show up

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE $1.50

CROWS vs GEELONG

This game puts together the side I think will finish the year on top of the ladder in Geelong against the Crows who I think will win the Wooden spoon. I expect this game to be over by half time with the Cats forward on their way to a big score. The Crows will have to play out of their skin to win this one. There is a lot of value here if you think like me that the Cats will steamroll the crows

Suggested Bets: GEELONG -23.5 $1.80

ESSENDON vs HAWTHORN

In what I expect to be a very close game between the Hawks and Bombers it could come down to who is the fitter of the 2 sides at the end of the game. Both sides played very well in their preseason game but I have settled on the hawks just. but you can also look at the Tri Bet markets for some value.

Suggested Bets: Either team under 24.5 $1.70

BRISBANE vs SYDNEY

Last year Brisbane looked set to make the grand final nearing the end of the season. They were playing some great football but just stumbled at the last hurdle. They will be one of the contenders again this year. They have a great young list & adding Joe Danhier will only be a bonus for the boys from Brisbane. Sydney has a lot to look forward to this year. They have some high sort after draftees & a Buddy Franklin that looks in the best shape he has been in for the last 5 years. if he can stay fit they may win double the amount of games then what people are thinking right now

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE 1 – 39 $2.50

KANGAROOS vs PORT POWER

After a year where the power finished on top of the ladder but didn’t make the Grand Final. They would be looking to make it back to the Top 4 & hopefully this year a grand final. with the strong all-round team, they should start off 2021 with a win against the Roos. The Kangas got rid of Ben Brown in the offseason and look to be heading into a rebuild for the next couple of years They need more speed in the midfield if they are going to keep up with this port side

Suggested Bets: PORT – 24.5 $1.58

GWS vs ST KILDA

This Game is going to be a cracker I love the way both GWS & St Kilda play. Both sides look to move the ball fast and will be looking to get a transition game going. The saints would be my pick if this game was being played in Victoria, but with it being in NSW & the GWS having a new forward line without Cameron I’m not sure if how it will go but the safety tip in my eyes is that this will be close.

Suggested Bets: Either team under 24.5  $1.70

WEST COAST vs GOLD COAST

The Last Game of the weekend is WCE vs Gold Coast. The Suns looked like world-beaters last year and with natural improvement, they could win 10 games or maybe a top 8 spot. This is a tough game first up the Eagles play their home ground so well & have match winners all over the park. You don’t tip against the Eagles at home especially against a side like Gold Coast.

Suggested Bets: WCE -15.5  $1.50

 

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

RICHMOND                         $2.10

WCE -15.5                             $1.50

PORT – 24.5                           $1.58

BULLDOGS 1-39                 $2.35

ESS OR HAW under 25       $1.70

Total $ 18.72

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AFL GRAND FINAL Betting Preview & Tips:

RICHMOND vs GEELONG  

We’re here!

It’s Grand Final time. & for the first time ever we have an all Victorian grand final being played in Queensland. This will be a fantastic game between 2 sides that have had a lot of finals football in the last few years. The tigers are the defending Premiers & are looking for their 3rd flag in four years. While the Cats are at the end of their premiership window with aging stars who are looking for their last chance to win the big one.

This is especially true with one of the best players ever in the little master Gary Ablett Jr, who will be playing his last game ever on Saturday & what a way it would be for the little master to finish his career with a premiership.

Both Sides have made Queensland or particularly the Gabba there home away from home with Geelong winning all their games by over 6 goals. The Tigers have been just as good, only losing once in the last 20 games in QLD. These two sides have very different game styles. With the Cats a lot better at the clearance game than the Tigers.

The last time they played the Tigers they were able to overcome this to win the game. The Cats are also a lot better in disposal efficiency & once the ball gets inside the 50 the cats go at a great rate in scoring conversion once that ball gets in the forward 50. The Cats set up a great wall to keep the ball in there. Recently a couple of the key men have had the yips in front of goal but if Tom Hawkins & the boys upfront can kick straight the scoreboard pressure could be enough for them to win the game.

The Tigers main strength is how quick they move the ball. The Transition play by the Tigers is first-class. The speed they have moving the ball can win the game for them if they can get through the cluster defence of the cats.

The drier it is the better for this game style & it will also require straight kicking from Tom lynch & Jack Riewoldt.

Dustin Martin is a big-time player! You can bank on him getting 15 disposals & a goal in this game but the players around him need to step up like Lambert, Bolton & Rioli.

This is where the Tigers differ from the Cats. Both sides have great big-time players but it’s the small role players that the Cats have that will get them over the line.

For the Norm Smith Medal, there is a couple of ways to look at it…

If you like Geelong players, Patrick Dangerfield & Joel Selwood will always poll well but it’s a player like Sam Mengdiola that will get 20 disposals and have a huge impact on the game. He has been fantastic the last 2 months of the year and in finals, he is showing great value but sometimes values don’t get rewarded.

If you Like Richmond, there is only one man that will win it. Dustin Martin. He will hold so much money to win the Norm Smith it will be the worst result for the TAB easily. Players at bigger odds that will be in the running are Shai Bolton, Dion Prestia & Tom Lynch.

I believe the Cats may be too strong in this one and will take advantage of their shots in front of goal a little bit better than the Tigers.

The Tigers did beat them in a tight low scoring game earlier in the year, but with the way the Cats are playing by winning clearances & the stacked forward line with Dangerfield Hawkins & Ablett, I can see them getting the job done.

 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 $2.50

 

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

UNDER 125.0                        $1.70

DUSTY 15+ A Goal               $2.50

CATS 1-39                             $2.30

Tom Hawkins 2 + Goals         $1.65

Dangerfield 1+ Goal               $1.50

Total $17.80

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AFL Betting Tips Finals Week 3 Preview & Tips:

RICHMOND Vs PORT ADELAIDE  

Friday night, We have the first final between the Minor Premiers Port Power & the returning champions in the Tigers. These sides have played against each other once this year with a win to the Power by 21 points. The Power won that game thanks to a very fast start getting the first 3 goals of the game. They will need to have a great start this week as well. They let the tigers back into the game but it was the final quarter where they kept the tigers scoreless that won them the game. Robbie Gray & Charlie Dixon were great for the power. While Riewoldt kicked 3 for the tigers.

This game will come down to the hunger of each side & how well the power uses the ball out of the centre. The tigers don’t care about hit out to advantage & if the power can control this, get the ball down to the powerful forwards in Dixon & Gray they will keep the ball in their forward 50 & the tigers will find it hard to get the ball out of the Powers end. They had problems with it when they last played but the big advantage for the tigers is that they kick the ball straight in front of goal.

The Tigers have a great midfield with Dusty Martin, Bolton, Cotchin all playing well & getting the ball down to 2 fantastic forwards that can take this game away from the Power. the tackling from them has been first class & that can put the most pressure on the opposition will win this game. The Tigers are suspect when pressure is on their disposal they both have the same average in points for & against but the different scoring options they hold is the only thing besides the home town crowd that will be the difference between the 2 sides. Port to win this game & playoff in a Grand final in their 150th year. Port by 14 points

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 $ 2.10  

GEELONG  Vs BRISBANE

Saturday we have the second final of the weekend with the Cats coming off one of the most impressive wins in recent finals history. This week they take on the Brisbane Lions @ the Gabba in a massive game for both these clubs.  This is the last chance for the Cats in my eyes the list is again but what a list it is. It has 2 Brownlow medalists a Coleman medalist, one of the toughest players in the league & a lot of unsung heroes that have given The Cats a lifetime of service. but they are ageing & all year I have been saying they are the biggest advantage to the game being played with shorter quarters. As they are well trained in their team defence & they did beat the Lions earlier this year so the stars might be aligning for the cats here.

Stars aligning you say. Well, things are looking great for the Brisbane lions as well. They get a home grand final if the can win this one. They have the best midfield in the league in the Brownlow favourite & our top pick at the start of the year in Lachie Neale. Also with a little bit of work they are kicking a lot straighter in front of goal which was their major problem in the middle of the year. This lost them a couple of games & if it comes back on Saturday it could cost them a spot in the grand final.  The Brisbane defence is outstanding in keeping the ball in there forward 50 but if any side can get through the Brisbane defence its the experienced Geelong side. Geelong to win by 20 points

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 $2.30

 

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

POWER  1-39                         $2.10

DUSTY & BOAK 15+           $1.70

CATS 1-39                             $2.30

Tom Hawkins 2 + Goals         $1.65

Dangerfield 1+ Goal               $1.50

Total $17.80

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AFL Betting Tips Finals Week 2 Preview & Tips:

RICHMOND vs ST KILDA  

Friday night we see if the Tigers can bounce back from what was a disappointing loss to the Lions or if the Saints can continue on with this great play under the Brett Ratten. With lynch out & a lack of discipline the Tigers were their own worst enemy last week. They couldn’t stop the Brisbane lions from getting repeat entries into the 50 & with the Lions kicking straighter than normal they lacked flair & a plan B to run the ball out instead of kicking it to a contest.

St Kilda on the other hand played great football but allowed the Bulldogs back into the game in the final moments that sent a shock into the nervous systems of fans. They have played som inspiring football all year but with Paddy Ryder going down and Richmond being one of the worst ruck to advantage sides they could have had a massive advantage in this area.

So let’s have a look for some value in this game & a couple of bankers. Dustin Martin was good last week & a big game player along with Cotchin, Bolton & Short we expect all 4 of them to get over 15 disposals with Martin kicking at least one goal. With St Kilda, you’d have to think with Zac Jones, Ross & Clark being in good form that they will all get over 15 disposals. Tim Membrey & Lonie are 2 players that will get a chance to kick a goal. With that in mind, I think the Tigers will win this game easily

Suggested Bets: TIGERS 1-39 $ 1.80

GEELONG  vs COLLINGWOOD

Saturday we have the second final of the weekend, the Cats are coming off a loss against the Power last week and will be taking on the surprise winners against the Eagles in Collingwood. Both sides are very good defensively but it was Tom Hawkins inability to kick straight or a goal last week that lost the game for the Cats. We see the Coleman medalist bouncing back this week against the Collingwood defence. Last week the Eagles tall targets accounted for 8 goals 6 of the Eagles 11 goals 9. if Collingwood wants to win this game they can’t let the tall targets take a mark inside 50.

Collingwood last week had great games from players that have struggled in recent months like Mason Cox. I don’t see Cox being the target he was last week but Mihocek De Goey can win this game for the Pies. Moving the ball out of the centre will rely upon Taylor, Pendles &  Adams. Do they seem classier than the Geelong midfield? Maybe. But they also cause more clangers & more ineffective disposals. With that in mind, and with the Cats having classier players in all 3 aspects of the ground I feel the Cats will win this game but they will have to find some foot speed next week to beat the Lions in a Prelim Final @ the Gabba

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 $1.90 ❌

 

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

TIGERS  1-39                         $1.80

DUSTY 15+ & 1 GOAL        $1.80

CATS 1-39                             $1.90

Tom Hawkins 2 + Goals         $1.65

Dangerfield 1+ Goal               $1.75

Total $15.80

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AFL Betting Tips Finals Week 1 Preview & Tips:

PORT POWER vs GEELONG  

Thursday night we have the first final of the 2020 season between the minor premiers Port & Geelong. The last time these 2 sides played each other it was a 60 point win to the Cats, but that game was played in Queensland. With the power finishing on top of the ladder, this game being played at the Adelaide oval & the Power have been amazing all year at the Adelaide Oval.

Both sides are very even across the board within both disposal and game style. The Key forwards of charlie Dixon & Tom Hawkins are the main targets for their respective teams. With the Cats & Hawkins averaging more points per game this year. While the Power have a better defence both sides will kick the ball a lot more than expected it will really come down to pressure around the clearances & who has better disposal efficiency.

With the stronger midfield & better team defence, I have settled on the Power to win this in a very close game. Travis boak a player I expect to be in the top 3 of the Brownlow later in the year will need to have a big game. He should be tagged by Guthrie or Duncan but he will still manage to get over 20 disposal thanks to his aerobic capacity.

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-24 $2.75

BRISBANE  Vs RICHMOND

Friday night is the second of the Qualifying Final between the Lions & Tigers. Normally having a final at the Gabba would be a dream come true for the Lions. But they take on a side with a better record then them at the Gabba. When you look at the stats the Lions are winning this game. The kicks, disposals, points for, tackles & they have the player that is close to odds on for the Brownlow this year in Lachie Neale.

But the one thing that will stop them from winning this game is the fact that the Lions struggle to kick straight when the pressure is on. They have missed the most set shots of any side this year. While the Tigers have straight shooters. It can be very dishearting for the Lions to control the ball and the game but not get the end result of kicking goals.  They have had a few games like that already this year & with the loss to the Tigers in last years finals, they need to get over a couple of hurdles to win this one.

Suggested Bets: TIGERS  1-39 $1.85

ST KILDA vs WESTERN BULLDOGS  

On Saturday we have the Elimination finals with the first one starting at 4.40 pm between the Bulldogs and the Saints. In a game that will be a battle of 2 different styles of football, you have the high disposal bulldogs against the quick & efficient Saints. When you look at the last 5 weeks on face value you think that the Saints would be down on form with 3 loses in the last 5 games while the Bulldogs have been flying winning 4 of the last 5 they played. both sides losses were to finals teams & with these sides, the last meeting in round 2 you can’t really take much into the Saints winning that game by 39 points.

So let’s look at the 2 teams the Saints have a better attack & defence that the bulldogs, with both sides averaging 43 inside 50 & 20 shots at goal it will really come down to the saints & how great they are at getting their hand to the ball from great ruck work & centre clearances. The Saints average 14 more hit-outs than the Bulldogs. With this in mind, the run around best midfielder Zac Jones will have to undergo a fitness test before the game & with him in the side, I will have to go the saints. He is that important to that side. If he doesn’t play, Lachie hunter will be able to take control of the midfield & give the bulldogs the best chance for a win

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS 1-39 $ 2.10

WEST COAST  vs COLLINGWOOD

Our last game is the easiest to pick according to the bookies. It’s between the Eagles & the Magpies. This game is played in WA where the Eagles have been a totally different side. They’re a 4 goal better side in W.A. The Magpies played the Eagles in round 8 this year & it wasn’t a pretty match at all for them. They lost by 66 points & it was one of the only games this year that the Eagles scored 100 points.

The Forwards for the Eagles went crazy that day with Josh Kennedy kicking 7 & Oscar Allen kicking 3. No, we don’t expect that to happen again. But it did show that the Pies struggle to contain aside on the big grounds like Optus stadium where this final will be played. The battle in the ruck between Nick Nat & Brodie Grundy will be a highlight of this game. Both of these ruckmen are elite in their craft. It will be down to the Eagles midfield players like Gaff & Kelly that the pies will need to stop if they have any chance of not finishing their season in WA. Look for the under as well in the total points market Under 120 as the Pies haven’t been a high scoring team all year.

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST $ 1.40

 

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

West Coast                  $1.40

BULLDOGS 1-39      $2.10

TIGERS 1-39              $2.10

PORT                          $1.7

Total $10.30

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AFL Betting Tips Round 18 Preview & Tips:

KANGAROOS vs WEST COAST  

The last round of the season starts off with the Kangaroos & Eagles. The Roos will be happy to get the season over and done with, the injuries and the lack of depth in their team has really been found out this year. The Eagles will be looking to get on a roll before the finals. Nick Nat Gaff & Tim Kelly will be the keys for them in the finals but this game is all about getting Kennedy in form by kicking a bag

Suggested Bets: Eagles -15.5 $ 1.40

ST KILDA  vs GWS

Another great game in this round is on Friday night between the Saints who are currently 7th & GWS who are 10 and a very small outside chance to make the finals. GWS will need to win by a lot to get enough percentage to sneak in, I just don’t see that happening as the saints are a very good side all over the park and GWS have been very disappointing in stages this year. The saints will miss Zac Jones who is out this week with a hamstring but I feel the saints will be just good enough

Suggested Bets: SAINTS 1-39 $1.85

ESSENDON vs MELBOURNE  

With the demons sitting 9th this is the best chance of winning in the last round & taking the final spot in the finals. The Demons have been playing some good football late in the season & with the Bombers not really beating teams higher than them on the latter the demons should get over the line & make it a very interesting time on Sunday, when the Bulldogs take on Freo, need to win to knock the Demons out of the finals

Suggested Bets: DEMONS 1-39 $ 1.80

CROWS vs RICHMOND

A month of go the crows were looking at trying to get their first win of the year not they are hoping to pull off the greatest escape beating the Tigers and getting off the bottom of the ladder. The Crows are a change of doing it with the tigers expected to rest some stars thanks to their win over the cats last week & a top 4 spot almost sewn up. Depending on how many players they rest this game will be close as the tigers are playing really tough football. Expect Jack & Tom Lynch to kick a bag full of goals if the tigers go in close to full strength.

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND 1-39 $ 1.75

 BRISBANE Vs CARLTON

Well, the Lions will be over the moon right now with the Chance to play every finals game at the Gabba including the Grand Final they are 6 points clear of the tigers in third and have the chance to make up for last year where they went out in straight sets. With Hipwood & Cameron up forward they need to start to kick straight with recent score lines that have been better thanks to playing sides with fewer pressure acts they have kicked well but against the better sides, they have kicked a lot more points than goals. Carlton will be hoping to be positive with a good win and a way to send out club champion Kade Simpson the right way like his great mate Bryce Gibbs went out last week

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE OVER 115 $2.30

HAWTHORN vs GOLD COAST

In a game that is between two sides that won’t make the finals this year, the Hawks will be hoping to send out a couple of triple premiership players out with a win against the Suns. The Suns have been a very good side all year and they will only improve in 2021 while the hawks are in a changing of the guard between the premiership stars of yesteryears & the new stars like Will Day &  James Worpel. to see what Clarkson will come up with next year will be very interesting for the hawks but I feel the Suns have more upside in this one

Suggested Bets: SUNS 1-39 $1.80

SWANS  vs CATS

The Cats will be looking to get back on the winner’s list after a disappoint lost against the Tigers last week. They were looking unstoppable until they played last week but with Gary Abblett out of isolation & back with the team, they will stronger than ever. The Swans have played with a lot of heart this year without buddy franklin they may be the big improver next year if Buddy can get fit but they still need to to go back to the draft & build for the future. Cats to win this one but the swans will give them a good test before the finals.

Suggested Bets: CATS  1-39 $1.80

FREO vs BULLDOGS

This could be a very special game with the bulldogs needing to win this to move back into the final 8. The Bulldogs were great against the hawks last week & go into this game in great form. with this game being play @ Cazaly Stadium anything could happen but I think it will be a low scoring game. The Dockers have been very good in defence all year while the bulldogs like to play with a man behind the ball, They should be just too good & take the last spot in the finals off the Demons

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS under 125 $2.65

COLLINGWOOD Vs PORT

The Battle Between the 2 magpies Collingwood & Port it looks like the Power have been setting up the 150 years of their great club as a year to remember. They are on top of the ladder & crowned as the minor premiers so heading into the finals with a win against the Pies. I’m not sure if the Power will be resting some of their stars & with Travis Boak a chance to win the Brownlow he can be leading the Power to the premiership. Collingwood has been disappointing in my eyes they struggle to kick a winning score & any side that has mason Cox as the main forward he just doesn’t present as a lead-up target like the great key forwards

Suggested Bets: PORT $1.65

 

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

SAINTS 1-39              $2.00

BULLDOGS 1-39      $1.80

DEMONS 1.39           $1.85

LIONS 1-39                $1.80

PORT                          $1.65

Total $13.30

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AFL Betting Tips Round 17 Preview & Tips:

SAINTS vs WEST COAST  

Thursday night football starts with the match that we could be watching in the first week of the finals. St Kilda is currently 6th on the ladder while the West Coast Eagles are 5th. The Eagles have been a lot more inconsistent in QLD this year. If this game was being played in WA they would be unbackable. While the Saints have a good record in QLD & coming off a good competitive game against the Hawks last week I give the saints a great chance to win this. I expect WCE to bring back a host of premiership players including Nick Nat & Shuey this means ill be taking the Eagles

Suggested Bets: Eagles 1-39 $ 2.40

GEELONG  vs RICHMOND

Another great game in this round & what could easily be a prelim or Grand Final Geelong & Richmond. The Cats are playing amazing football & to think they still need to find a spot for Ablett & Selwood, The Tomahawk is unstoppable at the moment. Dusty was kept quiet on the weekend and he will be looking for a big game while the tigers are getting a lot out of their young players in the midfield like Bolton they will find the Cats a little hard to handle & a little to strong down back

Suggested Bets: Geelong  1-39 $1.85

DOCKERS  vs KANGAROOS’ 

We move from 2 great games to a game between 13th & 17th sides on the ladder in Freo & North Melbourne. I really like how the dockers keep fighting in every game. They have built a game plan on defending & it keeps them in-game for a majority of the year Justin Longmuir should really be praised on the way he has coached this side. They have spent money on getting big forwards like Hogan McCarthey & Lobb with Lobb the only one I would keep for next year. If the dockers can find a way to score they will be a much better side next year. Look for this to be a low scoring game as the Kangaroos are still struggling to kick goals.

Suggested Bets: DOCKERS 1-39 $ 1.80

PORT vs ESSENDON

The Power is sitting pretty on top of the ladder. They are playing like the best team in the comp & its from the depth of talent they have around the park. Charlie Dixon up forward kicking bags of goals Travis Boak in the middle is putting together a Brownlow winning season. They are also very underrated in defence but that is they hold on to the ball so well around the ground. Ken Hinkley has really got his team firing just before finals.

Suggested Bets: PORT -15.5 $ 1.75

GWS  vs MELBOURNE

We have a real 8 point game here between 2 sides that are fighting for the final spot in the 8. GWS is currently in that spot but has the Bulldogs & Melbourne breathing down their necks. Both teams were very disappointing last week with Melbourne losing to the Dockers & not taking their chances at all when the pressure was on at the end of the game. GWS we worst they struggled to get the ball in the forward 50 against the Crows, who have now won 2 in a row. GWS have struggled to kick a winning score all year & something is not right with the game plan in Canberra. They have gone from a high scoring great attacking side that made it all the way to the grand final. to a side, that struggles to get 35 inside 50 a game which is the one of the lowest in the league. I don’t really like this game much but I think Melbourne & low scoring is the way to go

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE 1-39 Under 125.5 $3.30

CARLTON vs ADELAIDE

In a game that could put up another crazy outcome in a crazy season, we have the bottom of the table crows coming off 2 straight wins against the Blues. 2 weeks ago all the talk was are the Crows going to win a game this year. Now with 2 in a row, they are looking for a third & they have a chance to do that against the Blues who got out of jail against the swans during the week. with a shorter turn around it will be tougher for the Blues but the Crows are moving away from SA so that evens the game up & with the Blues playing better football for a majority of the year I have to go with them in a game that will be closer than people may think.

Suggested Bets: BLUES 1-39 $1.80

HAWTHORN  vs BULLDOGS

At the Adelaide oval, we have the Hawks & bulldogs taking on each other. The Dogs are still fighting for a finals position & last week with a 2 point win over West Coast they showed they want to play finals and if they get in they may have a deep run like they did when they won the flag a couple of years ago. They hawks season is over and with more injuries, the hawks are playing a very young side with some players like Will Day & Mitchell Lewis stepping up to show what the future is going to look like at hawthorn. Dogs will be too strong here but the hawks will like playing in what looks to be great conditions.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS  1-39 $1.80

SWANS Vs LIONS

The Swans will be looking to bounce back against the Lions here after giving up the Win against the Blues mid-week. The Lions on the other hand will be looking to win this game & keep a spot in the top 4. The problem with the Lions is they struggle to kick straight & that charlie Cameron looks to be playing injured. They may need to rest one or 2 players just so they are cherry ripe for the finals. With a win here they should be able to do that. One Player that keeps on playing fantastic football is Lockie Neale we tipped him at the start of the year to win the Brownlow & I would be shocked if he doesn’t win it this year. The Swans will put up a fight here but it should be an easy win for Brisbane.

Suggested Bets: LIONS -15.5 $1.65

COLLINGWOOD vs SUNS

The Suns take on the Pies & this is going to be a really close game to finish off the round. Like Freo, I think the Suns & Stewy Dew need to be congratulated with the way they have played this year. They picked the right coach to take them to the next step in a couple of years & with the best young list in the AFL the Suns look to have a great future. King & sexton up forward is a great combo that I like a lot they will cause the Pies a lot of trouble in this game. The midfield is young but with Ellis in there to help build some of the best talents in the country they improved every week. Collingwood still needs the same players to dominate week in week out. They are great defensively but lack so much up forward it has cost them getting into the top 4 & being a premiership contender. Going for an upset here Suns at the Plus

Suggested Bets: SUNS + 10.5  $1.85

 

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

MELBOURNE 1-39   $1.80

BULLDOGS 1-39      $1.80

LIONS -15.5               $1.65

CARLTON 1-39         $1.80

SUNS + 10.5               $1.80

Total $17.30

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AFL Betting Tips Round 15 & 16 Preview & Tips:

SYDNEY vs MELBOURNE 

This round has another  Thursday afternoon/ Night Doubleheader with the Swans and Demons playing at 4.45 pm. The way the Demons are playing at the moment they should get an easy win. They have been amazing at moving the football forward & the swans are still struggling to score this is why the Demons under 122.5 is our bet in this game.

Suggested Bets: DEMONS UNDER 122.5 $ 2.80

GIANTS  vs CARLTON

In the final game of Thursday night, we have the Giants & the Blues playing in a real 8 point game that could end the finals chances for one side. These 2 sides are very well matched. I feel the midfield of the Giants is going to be able to get on top of the Blues. with a little more skill and running ability but its up forward that the giants need to get on top of the Blues if they can do that they should run out winners and keep their finals chances alive

Suggested Bets: GWS  1-39 $1.95

BRISBANE vs COLLINGWOOD

Brisbane takes on Collingwood in what could be game of the round. The lions who deserve to be the favourite need to improve if they are going to be a final 4 side. A win against the Magpies will help towards that cause. The Lions need to kick straighter towards goal, they have no problem getting the ball in the forward 50 but the inaccurate kick has cost them a game or two and if they keep it up it may cost them a final. The Pies are great defensively but I feel the lions forwards are playing better football.

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE 1-39  $1.85

AFL Round 16 Preview & Tips

PORT  vs KANGAROOS’ 

This game looks like a massive mismatch with the top of the table Power against the 17th placed Roos. The Roos are struggling to do anything positive at the moment. the last 3 games they have scored 100 points total while the Power are the highest-scoring team in the league. They deserve to be on top of the ladder & will be looking to fine-tune themself with a big win before the finals

Suggested Bets: PORT -15.5 $ 1.50

St KILDA vs HAWTHORN

The saints & hawks have been on a little bit of a losing streak recently but with the saints only just losing to the Lions & the in-form Demons. While the hawks looked poor against the winless Crows. They had no run and continue to play around with the ball. This helped a poor pressure side like the crows to tackle there way to a win. The Saints need to win this game to get back on track as they are sitting 7th with a lot of teams trying to get the final spots in the top 8

Suggested Bets: SAINTS 1-39 $ 1.75

GEELONG vs BOMBERS

The Cats are missing some stars but they still sit 2nd on the ladder with a game style that just keeps on winning. This week they take on the Bombers whos season will be over if they cant win this game. With Joe back, the bombers have looked a little more dangerous up forward but I don’t think it will be enough to stop the Cats & the Tomahawk.

Suggested Bets: GEELONG  $1.30

EAGLES Vs BULLDOGS

In a game that could put up an upset, we have the bulldogs against the eagles. The Eagles don’t have the best record in QLD & if this game was in WA I would make the eagles my bet of the week, but in Qld, the bulldogs have a chance to cause an upset with their small forward line. You can also look at this game another way, you have the finals bound eagles that are $1.65 just to win this game or $ 1.92 to win 1-39 and that looks too good to not back.

Suggested Bets: EAGLES 1-39 $1.91

MELBOURNE  Vs FREO

The Dockers play their second game in quick succession when they take on the Demons. Freo are playing good football but they just seem to be 20% under the really good teams and we found that when they took on the tigers. The Demons are playing great football and should really should beat the dockers. the Demons will set up the same way the Tigers did by keeping the ball in the inside their forward 50

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE 1-39  $1.90

CROWNS Vs GIANTS

What will the Crows do now they have the pressure off after beating the hawks. Well, they will have to be at there best to win against the Giants. The Giants will keep fighting to keep their finals hopes alive & with a win that we all expect them to get here they will be hoping to get extra percentages & scrap into the eight

Suggested Bets: GIANTS Under 125.5 $2.45

CARLTON Vs SWANS

Both sides won’t be playing finals this year but the Blues and swans still have a lot to play for here. The Blues are putting together a very nice side that has [postives like Harry Mckay and welsh that will help them become a finals team in the future while the swans still missing buddy may need to rebuild to become the dominant force we expect them to be each year. Carlton should win this in a low scoring game as Sydney still struggle to kick a match-winning score.

Suggested Bets: CARLTON Under 125.5  $2.45

LIONS vs SUNS

The Battle of QLD is our last game here as the Lions take on the young Gold Coast suns. The Suns have a lot going for them with King up forward and some of the best young midfielders in the league the future looks great for them. The lions, on the other hand, are looking to cermet a top 2 spot so they don’t have to leave QLD & make a home grand final now that it been announced to be played in QLD. They will need to get the goal kicking fixed & hopefully they can start by kicking a big score against the suns in this one.

Suggested Bets: LIONS OVER 125.5 $2.75

 

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

MELBOURNE 1-39   $1.80

WCE 1-39                   $1.70

GWS -15.5                  $1.60

CARLTON                 $1.40

LIONS                        $1.30

Total $8.30

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AFL Betting Tips Round 14 Preview & Tips:

HAWTHORN vs BOMBERS 

This round starts with a Thursday afternoon/ Night Doubleheader with the Hawks and Bombers playing at 4.40 pm. This is a very even match when it comes down to the stats. Both sides are having problems getting the ball into the 50 & kicking goals without big forwards doing their job. The Hawks were really good last week at against Power while the Bombers did a lot of their scoring when the game was over & in hot conditions this could just cost them another game

Suggested Bets: Hawks over 122.5 $ 2.80

TIGERS  vs WEST COAST

What a game this could turn out to be. The Tigers are playing good football and the forwards are starting to kick goals. While the Eagle has finally found their mojo & are playing a lot better football since the last time they came to QLD. I really like the Eagle and the way they have been playing, if this game was in WA the eagle would be lost to my bet of the round. The Tigers & dusty have every chance to win this game they play this ground well & with the forwards firing anything could happen but I hope the Eagles will be just too strong in a good close game.

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST  1-39 $1.95

BULLDOGS vs GEELONG

The Bulldogs play Friday night against the Cats. What can you say about the cats, every year they just keep finding ways to win games and stay at the top of the ladder. This year the are kicking goals but it the defence that has been stronger averaging on 50 points against them each game its one of the best defences in the league. The Bulldogs have a very small forward line that will give the cats defence something different to stop but the should be able to & record another win

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39  $1.85

PORT  vs SYDNEY 

This game looks like a massive mismatch with the top of the table Power against the 16th placed Swans. The swans year go worst last week with Buddy being ruled out for the season with a hamstring injury. The Power just got over the line against the hawks but they still played some very tough football. With a skilful midfield, they should stay on top of the table with an easy win here that I think will stay under the 122 total points scoreline as well.

Suggested Bets: PORT -15.5 $ 1.50

FREO vs GWS

Freo takes on the Giants at Optus in an afternoon game that all the stats point to a low scoring game. Both sides average under 53 points while both sides also average below average scores kick against them. With Freo only allowing 37 points kicked on them per game with this being the case the line is 114 @ 1.90 but I believe that the giants will be too strong thanks to a better forward line and a high quality midfield. so expecting the dockers to only score a few goals here  GWS 1-39 looks a good bet.

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 $ 1.95

MELBOURNE  vs SAINTS

Melbourne comes off a loss to the Bulldogs last week & I find it funny that the bookies have this game so close. As we all know I have been a massive fan of the saints all year & had them as the big improver this year. With a Great young key Forward and a midfield that keeps on running and getting the ball into the 50 with ease, the Saints are playing the type of football that can cause a couple of upsets in the finals. So to be getting $1.80 for the saints to win on the weekend is money for jam in my opinion

Suggested Bets: ST KILDA $1.80

CARLTON vs MAGPIES

In a game that puts to of the oldest teams & rivals against each other, the blues and pies will be playing for a lot more than bragging rights ar work for their supporters. The Pies have found their way into the 8 and its on the back of a very strong defence. even without Jermey Howe, the pies are keeping teams to low score which will help them as the Forward line is terrible and needs all the help it can get. The Blues, on the other hand, are building and a good team that will be a finals team in 2-3 years once the young players get used to AFL football. Collingwood in a close one

Suggested Bets: Collingwood Under 120.5 $2.45

GOLD COAST  vs KANGAROOS

The Suns take on the Roos in the last game of this round. The Suns have been a bright spark this year and Stewy Dew needs to be congratulated on how he has got them playing. With great young players & King up forward the future is starting to look bright for the Suns. The Roos on the other hand has a lot of good players on the sidelines. They need to find a way to get game into some of the young players to find out if they are up to the AFL standard or if they are just a list clogger. This is why I have to go with the Suns.

Suggested Bets: GOLD COAST 1-39 $1.90

 

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

WCE 1-39                   $2.40

COLLINGWOOD      $1.70

PORT -15.5                $1.40

GOLD COAST           $1.90

GEELONG 1-39         $1.80

Total $20.30

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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 13 Preview & Tips:

SUNS vs BLUES 

Round 12 starts with a Gold Coast Suns who played on Monday night taking the short break & taking on the Blues in the NT. The suns put up a good show against the Tigers. They were great at getting repeat entries & holding the Tigers down for 3 quarters but it finally caught up with them. This short break will be even tougher the Blues just got after the line thanks to an after the siren goal in a low scoring game. I think will be the same

Suggested Bets: BLUES under 122.5 $ 2.80

BULLDOGS  vs MELBOURNE

Melbourne go into this game with a winning streak after knocking off the Magpies and Kangaroos they are playing some inspired football but with the chance of going into this game without a Ruckman due to injury, this game is now a 50/50 contest. The Bulldogs were lead last week by a fantastic game from the Bont. He has been a little down this year but if he can put a couple of good games together the bulldogs may be able to finish the year strong with a few wins.

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE  1-39 $1.95

PORT VS HAWTHORN

The Power takes on the hawks at the Adelaide Oval. 2 sides at totally different ends of the ladder. The hawks are playing terrible and with a lot of injuries including the latest of Sicily. The Hawks need to start playing the younger players to see if they have to go back to the draft or if they will need to clean house. The hawks will be struggling to win this game. While Port has a tall forward line that I expect to get the job done thanks to the great delivery from Boak & Co. Port will be looking for a big percentage boost to stay on top of the ladder.

Suggested Bets: PORT -15.5  $1.45

ESSENDON vs RICHMOND 

This game is the dream time game between the Bombers and Tigers but this time is being played in the NT. These two sides are going to be moving the ball as fast as they can but both have been struggling to kick winning scores for the majority of the year Tom Lynch should be suspended after hitting the Sun’s fullback in the gut. With the Bombers getting back some start players I feel they may just struggle to run out the full 4 quarters and the tigers will win this one in a close game

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND 1-39 $ 1.85

FREO Vs SYDNEY

Fremantle take on the swans in a very interesting game on Saturday night. The Dockers have been competitive winning 2 of their last 3 games and only just losing last week to a kick after the final siren. The young midfielders are starting to play well and with targets like Rory lobb & Nat Fyfe playing down forward they are starting to kick winning scores. The swans on the other hand are still struggling to kick big scores or getting back to back forward entries.

This is why I have to go with the dockers in a low scoring affair.

Suggested Bets: FREO 1-39 $ 1.85

GEELONG  Vs CROWS

Geelong takes on the winless Crows in Adelaide. The Cats are starting to click with Tom Hawkins still being the massive target up forward. He is kicking multiple goals the last few weeks and with the young players starting to fire & Dangerfield playing well this will be an easy win for the cats. The Crows need to get a win this year but this game won’t be it

Suggested Bets: GEELONG  -15.5 $1.40

SAINTS vs LIONS

The Saints will be playing the Lions in the game of the round, The fast movement has been a hallmark of both sides this year but the saints have been a lot straighter at kicking goals. The Lions have cost them self percentage and even a couple of games thanks to poor kicking. besides that the lions have been great the midfield is dominating & the way they keep the ball inside the forward half of the ground is what is winning games for them. The Saints will need to run and carry the ball from defence & win the middle of the ground to win this game.

Suggested Bets: LIONS $1.45

WEST COAST  Vs GWS GIANTS

The Eagles are loving being back in WA while the Giants are looking to find a spot in the top 8. This is a battle in the midfield that would be great to see Gaff & Kelly up against Whitfield  & Kelly. Kennedy has been kicking goals for fun the last couple of games and defensively the eagles are tackling hard. this couldn’t be said about the giants they pressure well but it’s just not at the level it needs to be to win the flag this year & with Cameron not kicking the goals they expect the Eagles should win this game & continue their march forward to the finals

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST 1-39 $1.80

COLLINGWOOD Vs KANGAROOS

The last game of this weekend is between the Magpies & Kangaroos. 2 sides that have been very disappointing. Both sides are struggling to move the ball with any speed and accurately. The Roos will need to have a look at their list after this year. with no major forward to replace Ben Brown I will have to go with Collingwood in this game but I’m not expecting a high scoring game here

Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD under 120.5    $2.60

 

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

RICHMOND 1-39      $1.80

COLLINGWOOD      $1.40

PORT -15.5                $1.50

LIONS                        $1.45

WCE   1-39                 $1.80

Total $8.80

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AFL betting tips Round 12 Preview:

SWANS vs GWS 

Round 12 starts with a Sydney derby in WA. Normally this would be an exciting game for both sides but both teams are in very different places The Swans are second last on the ladder struggling to score While the Giants are 6-4 sitting 8th on the ladder and looking to get on a roll to move up the ladder & in prove before finals. looking at a low scoring game here & a GWS win to start off the week.  The only problem that could stop this is the open spaces of Optus Stadium.

Suggested Bets: GWS under 126.5 $ 2.60

GEELONG  vs PORT

Friday night football starts with the game of the round Geelong vs Port. Both teams are looking to guarantee a spot in the top 4. Both sides are coming off great wins with Geelong playing fantastic football on Monday night. Port has had a longer break & the way they tackled with their fast-flowing football I think the extra break will see them just get over the line against the Cats. Travis Boak & Menegola are both playing great football at the moment & Rohan is starting to find his form in the Geelong Forwards line

Suggested Bets: PORT  1-39 $1.95

NORTH vs BRISBANE

The Lions take on the Kangaroos in the early game on Saturday. If the Lion could kick straight they could be in a better situation then they are at the moment. it is really frustrating for Chris Fagan’s side to be so dominant at getting the ball into the 50 & not finish it off. Our Brownlow pick Lockie Neale is still getting the job done week after week but he needs to deliver the ball into the 50 to help his forwards get better shots. The Kangaroos have had a horrified 2020 like the rest of us & I don’t see Saturday being much better, so we have to stick with the Lions

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE -15.5  $1.45

MELBOURNE vs COLLINGWOOD 

This game has one of the lowest lines I have seen in a long time. Sports bet has the Total points line at 100.5 points. You can understand why. both sides have been struggling to score. Collingwood is the 2nd best defence in the league they have given up fewer points than the top of the table Power but have only scored 4 points than the Demons & they have an extra game in hand. I have to think that Collingwood will stop the Demons from scoring again but games at the Gabba are normally high scoring well over 100 points anyway so we will take the overs as well.

Suggested Bets: Collingwood Over 100.5 $2.90

FREO vs CARLTON

FREO take on the Blues in the last game on Saturday & I have to say I have been impressed with the way the Dockers have gone about it they keep trying and that’s all you can ask from a side developing. They have some great young players coming through & take on another young side in Carlton. The Blues aren’t far away but will be looking forward to getting out of Perth. they have given up 2 leads in WA to both the Eagles & Hawks. Look for them to start fast again & hopefully for their sake hold on to finally get the win

Suggested Bets: CARLTON UP Quarter Time $1.90

BULLDOGS  vs CROWS

The BattLE Between 2 sides that are struggling to win a game or meet expectations. The Bulldogs will need to win this game to be any hope of making it back into the top 8 While the Crows just need to win a game full stop. After losing to Collingwood midweek where they looked to have their chance something bad would have to happen for the Crows to win this one.

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS -9.5 $1.40

SAINTS vs BOMBERS

The Saints will be looking to bounce back this week against the Bombers who took on the suns on Wednesday Night. The Saints are a very good side offensively with the hard-running Brad Hill in their side but last game it showed how much of a hole another recruit in Zak Jones left in the St Kilda side. The bombers are working on developing a forward line with Tippa & Stewart. The midfield is strong but it will take one of these 2 to start kicking bags of goals each game for them to win

Suggested Bets: SAINTS $1.50

WEST COAST  vs HAWTHORN

The Eagles are loving being back in WA while the Hawks are thinking of starting to blood some young players. The Hawks season is on the edge at the moment with the side not running tackling or moving the ball forward like the normal hawks. While the Eagles are getting the Ball forward to the big boys in Kennedy & the Big O. The Eagle will put a big score on the Hawks in this one look at taking the Overs if it’s around 120.5 or maybe just be happy with the Eagles -15.5

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST -15.5 $1.50

RICHMOND vs GOLD COAST

The last game of this weekend is between the Suns & the Tigers. Stewy Dew has done a fantastic job with the Suns they have a lot of talent that is starting to get games in the legs King & Co will have to be at their best as the Tigers are starting to move through the gears Dusty is playing good football & Jack is kicking goals again up forward. But it’s the midfield where the tigers are starting to get on top of people with the tackling pressure we know and love from the Tigers. With the suns playing on Wednesday they have a short week so look for them to be tired at the end of this game

Suggested Bets: TIGERS $1.45

 

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

BULLDOGS 1-39      $1.90

SAINTS                      $1.50

EAGLES -15.5           $1.50

TIGERS                      $1.45

GWS -15.5                  $1.50

Total $9.30

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AFL Round 11 Preview & Tips:

CATS  Vs SAINTS

Both sides are coming off a mid-week game so the sides may be a lot different than what they were mid-week. I would think the Cats may rest a couple more players than the saints but it really is something that you have to wait and see who is missing from both sides. Both sides are finals bound and that is the end goal but if you are picking aside on the way they are playing at the moment you have to go with the saints In this 50/50 game

Suggested Bets: SAINTS 1-39           

FREO  Vs HAWTHORN

Both sides had the mid-week off & both sides are coming off massive wins for their club. Freo got over the top of the Pies while the hawks came back from being 5 goals down at one stage to beat the Blues. Both sides will have the open spaces of Optus Stadium but with Nat Fyfe still being a little underdone, I think the Hawks will be able to get on top of Freo. Thanks to the domination from Mitchell Worpel & co.

Suggested Bets: HAWTHORN        

MAGPIES  Vs CROWS

Both sides are coming off midweek games but if you look at the sides there is a big difference in talent The Crows still haven’t get a win at the time of writing this while the Pies are starting to become an up & down side. Against the Crows, they should be able to kick a few goals and build some confidence in a side that needs to start stringing wins together to earn a shot at finals football.

Suggested Bets: MAGPIES 1-39 

SUNS  vs ESSENDON

The festival of football ends with the Bombers and Suns taking on each other in a 50/50 game. The Bombers are a side that seems to win against the sides they should but struggle to beat any side that in the 8. The Suns are starting to feel the pinch from not having rock hard tested bodies & you have to give a massive well done to Stuey Dew and the way he is coaching this side, but I feel the bombers will have just a little bit too much firepower and just get over the top of the Suns

Suggested Bets: ESSENDON 1-39 

 

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

Cats 1-39                     $1.90

SAINTS 1-39              $1.90

MAGPIE U 120.5       $2.65

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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 10 Preview & Tips:

BRISBANE vs RICHMOND

Tuesday night football between Richmond & Brisbane looks to be a great game. The way the Tigers played last week shows they are on the way back to their best football Dusty, Lynch & co moved the ball with ease and their kicking skills looked to be getting better. Brisbane is still going along strongly but the kicking at goal will come and bite them on the bum in the near future if they don’t start kicking straight. Lockie Neale is still in Brownlow form but Dusty is starting to play great footy with a body that seems to be handling the increased amount of games.

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE 1-39 $ 1.91 

GEELONG Vs KANGAROOS 

Geelong plays the Kangaroos on Wednesday Night & the roos are just disappointing this year while Geelong are taking this time to rest a couple of players. The Cats have a great side defensively & should be able to contain the Roos Forwards this week even tho they got the win last week.

Suggested Bets: Cats 1-39

CROWS  Vs MELBOURNE

The Crows still haven’t won a game but tonight may be the night as the Crows could cause an upset here against the inconsistent Demons. The Demons should get control from Max Gawn in the ruck & first hand to the ball is very important in football today. The Demons don’t have much of a forward line so watch out if Tex Walker and the crows start to get on top

Suggested Bets: DEMONS 1-39 

COLLINGWOOD  Vs SWANS  

This game looks to be the perfect way for the Pies to get back on the winner’s list after losing to the Dockers last week. The short turnaround & the travel to the Gabba will be the main problems that stop the pies from getting the 4 points but I believe the Pies will be able to stop Papley & the rest of the Swans line up that keep on struggling to kick a winning score.

Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD/ UND 120.5  $2.62

GOLD COAST Vs ST KILDA

The Saints keep marching on even the biggest fan would be happily surprised that the saints are sitting 3rd on the ladder. They Could be leading the comp as 2 of the saints loses they were up by 4 goals at one stage of the game. Gold coast is another side that keeps on trying but the lack of AFL experience is starting to show on the young player’s bodies, The Saints will be able to keep their running going and should win this game by over 2 goals

Suggested Bets: SAINTS -12.5 $1.85

ESSENDON vs GWS

Slowly the GWS are starting to build towards the back end of the season. After being the Tigers they defeated the Suns last week. Toby Green being out will take a little bit of anger out of the side but they are moving the ball a lot better & starting to get some star midfielders back who if the can stay healthy can help them rocket up the ladder before finals. Essendon is just missing a couple of pieces a better ruckman & key forward would make this game a lot closer.

Suggested Bets: GWS -15.5 $1.90

The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 9 Preview & Tips:

DEMONS Vs PORT POWER 

Melbourne takes on the Power on Thursday night in what will be an interesting game the Power is still on top of the ladder and play a very attractive style of football. they still suffer when the pressure come on but I don’t see the Demons putting enough pressure to stop ports style of football. Melbourne will struggle with the tall forwards like Charlie Dixon & Marshall. so look for an easy win & Port to still be on top of the ladder at the end of the round

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 $ 1.91

CARLTON  Vs HAWTHORN

Friday night football starts with an early game at 5.40 Melbourne time between Carlton & Hawthorn. With the way the Hawks are playing at the moment the AFL will be glad it’s not on prime time on a Fridays as the hawks are playing terrible. they are a shadow of the team from last year, moving the ball sideways & not forward. when they are in trouble Scilly & Gunston move down back and that basically kills the hawks of a forward threat. The hawthorn kids need to step up down forward if they are a chance to beat the Blues. Carlton has has a great Month only just going down to some good teams &  now winning games they should win. This is one of these games they should win.

Suggested Bets: CARLTON 1-39 $1.95

ESSENDON VS BRISBANE

The Bombers take on the Lions at the home of the gold coast suns. The Bombers are a good side playing good football against the mid-table & lower table sides but this is their chance to take on a genuine Top 4 side. The Lions are flying their midfield is fantastic & they are kicking a lot of goals in this shorter form of the game. Our Brownlow pick Lachie Neale is still getting the job done week after week so we have to stick with the Lions

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE 1-39 $1.85

NORTH   Vs ADELAIDE 

This game is going to be a scrappy affair with 2 out of form sides playing each other both sides haven’t won a game in the last 5 so we are looking at a side to step up to the plate and hopefully want to win. I don’t mind how the Crows have been playing the last few weeks they have been trying hard & just missing some of the talents of the sides they have been playing. the Roos on the other hand looks to have their whole game style confused Ben Brown needs to step up just like tex walker needs to for the Crows. I’ll go for an upset here

Suggested Bets: CROWS +10.5/ UND 120.5  $3.20

SWANS Vs ST KILDA

Wow-what can you say about the Saints they beat both SA sides in 5 days in SA. What an amazing effort from a side this Tipster always had faith in. This week after a nice break they Take on the Swans who gave the hapless hawks a beating last week. Thank Tom Papley. He was fantastic and kicked a majority of their score. Do I see that happening this week? No. Do I see the swans stepping up and someone else helping him out? No. That’s the problem with the swans it’s a one-man show still and you can win games that way.

Suggested Bets: SAINTS 1-39 $1.85

WEST COAST Vs GEELONG

For a side that was in trouble a month ago, it’s amazing what a return to WA & a couple of wins can do to aside. The Eagle was out of this world against the Pies last week Kennedy hit for with 7 goals & a lot of the forwards chipped in with 1 or 2. The Thing that pleased me the most was how good the midfield looked especially Tim Kelly, who will take on his old team here in the Cats. they would love to have him in the side as the midfield is starting to get tired and sore as they are an older side. the cats may rest a couple of players this game so watch out or take the early odds

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST OVER 15.5 $ 1.70

GOLD COAST  Vs GWS

The Battle of the 2 newest teams in the AFL the GWS has owned this game in recent years but the Suns are a better side than what the Giants have faced in a long time. The Suns are playing great football and the young players are giving them a massive spark but the harden bodies of the GWS guys and the toughness is hard to ignore. GWS has still got a couple of gears to go through as Cameron hasn’t hit the scoreboard & hopefully the tall forward line can get the better of the Suns

Suggested Bets: GWS  +9.5 $1.90

DOCKERS Vs COLLINGWOOD

The last game of this weekend is is Freo vs Collingwood & to think last week that Collingwood got smashed by the West Coast while the dockers lost to the Cats in terrible wet conditions earlier this week. How much will that game take out of the Dockers? The pies should be able to bounce back from their game last week they will be used to the WA ground now & be able to get back to The need to get Mason cox into some type of form as they need a tall target if they are going to press for finals

Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD $1.40

 

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

PORT 1-39                 $1.90

SAINTS                      $1.50

LIONS 1-39                $1.90

WCE -15.5                  $1.65

Total $7.90

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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 8 Preview & Tips:

SUNS Vs BULLDOGS 

The first game of round 8 is a genuine 50/50 game between the Suns & Bulldogs. There is a lot of things that we dont know how this game is going to be played out you have the fast moving Bulldogs and then you have the exciting Suns with King up forward & a lot of great talent that keeps on surprising. The Bulldogs were great last week against the Bombers but with a couple of key outs like Lachie Hunter, I have the suns just in front in a very close game. I really like the way they take on the oppersition & the way King presents up forward

Suggested Bets: SUNS 1-39 $ 2.50 

GIANTS  Vs TIGERS

Friday night football is the Giants vs the tigers and its got me shaking my head a little bit. 3 Weeks ago i swear the papers read that the tigers are terrible they cant kick goals win games & are terrible to watch. Today if you look at the Ladder the boys from punt rd are sitting 4th on the ladder. Not bad for a team that cant score or play. while the GWS are sitting in 12th. they have just played 2 of the best teams in the league in Brisbane & Port and ended up getting over run. They make the most of their forward entries & I think they will get a lot this week while the tigers like a tough slower game this year that is low scoring.

Suggested Bets: GIANTS $1.65

NORTH VS CARLTON 

The Kangaroos play Carlton at the Gabba to start saturday football & things are tough for the boys from Arden street. they are struggling to move the ball forward Ben Brown is playing way up the ground & not getting shots on goal he needs to get back in the 50 and against the Blues, this can happen. The blues are a side that chase hard & are showing a lot of effort but we are just waiting for them to faulter. Goldstein goes up against the under rated Blues Ruckman Pittonet if he can get on top of him and the Roos get the ball out of the centre they can win this game.

Suggested Bets: NORTH +12.5 $1.80

SWANS  Vs HAWTHORN  

This game is going to be the last time I tip the hawks in if they continue to play like they are at the moment. For a side that is coach by a hall of fame coach  they are moving the ball side ways & handballing way to much. This is getting them in trouble & ever since they said where is the Holding the Ball calls, they have had quite a few. For a team that should be fighting for a top 8 spot. Mitchell is getting a lot of touches but they are really missing Brust up forward tackling pressure that helped them win against Richmond earlier in the year & a backline that is bombing the ball out of the defensive 50. Sydney are trying hard for a side battling injuries they need to find a way to score goals & this will be the difference in what could be a very messy game.

Suggested Bets: HAWTHORN -5.5/ UND 120.5  $2.80

PORT ADELAIDE Vs ST KILDA

In a game that should be very entertaining the power take on the saints, who come off a short week after beating the Crows on monday. The saints did enough to get the job done with a couple of little lapes they still had enough to run out the game and win quite easily. They cant do that against the best side in the league at the moment in Port Boak Dixon & Grey are now getting surpport from players like powell pepper Marshall & others. It makes the the complete team which means all there problems are going to be mental or if they can battle. They are a great side when in front but will they be able to fight back when they need to that is the question. This week I feel they can thanks to the long break but this game will be a good test for Port.

Suggested Bets: PORT 1-39 $1.85

ESSENDON Vs ADELAIDE

Sunday kicks off with the The Bombers taking on the Crows & we start to wonder when the Crows will get their first win as they are a side that keeps on trying & finding that they just arnt up to AFL standard at the Moment. we already have people tweeting out rebuild plans for the Crows & we are only half way through the season. Essendon should be to good in this one espeically with the crows playing Monday night so ill have to go with the bombers.

Suggested Bets: ESSENDON $1.50

WEST COAST  Vs COLLINGWOOD

Match of the round for me here between the Eagles & Pies. The eagles back in WA are a much better side. Optus stadium suits their game style with all the open space but with 30,000 people in the crowd & the magpie army wanting able to watch their team play, you know the sound will be like their is 50-60,000 in the watch the game. Collingwood has impressed me with the way they defend the way they run & the admount of shots & inside 50 they get. If they had a good key forward they would be flag favorites for me. in what I expect to be a close game i like to take the points on offer here with Collingwood at the line or even Collingwood 1-39  as this won’t be a blowout

Suggested Bets: COLLINGWOOD +6.5 $1.90

MELBOURNE Vs BRISBANE

Melbourne returned to form by smashing the hapless hawks on the weekend. They were fantatsic in the way they moved the ball but did really get much pressure from the Hawks. Brisbane will provide a lot of pressure to the Demons this weekend. They will be looking to stop Max gawn in the ruck, stopping him from handing the midfielders first possession. Our Brownlow pick Neale will be looking to read Gawns taps & put in another great game. If they win the midfield battle they win the game Brisbane. I feel they will do this as they use the ball a lot better than the Demons mid fielders.

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE 1-39 $1.90

DOCKERS VS CATS

The last game of the round will be played on Monday night again as we continue to have fooball played almost every day for the next 3 weeks. The Dockers take on the Cats who are starting to get a lot of injuries and niggles. This is one of the down sides from having a very skilled but old football team. The Dockers will be looking to improve after losing the Derby to west coast. With the home crowd behind them, they should lift but the geelong side is so well drilled in their game style. Danger & Tomahawk will enjoy the extra space. I really see Tomahawks kicking 2-3 goals on monday & the dockers won’t have a way to stop him.

Suggested Bets: CATS $1.50

 

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

PORT                         $1.40

BOMBERS                 $1.50

HAWKS  1-39                        $1.95

LIONS 1-39                $1.90

CATS 1-39                 $1.85

Total $13.45

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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 7 Preview & Tips:

CATS vs MAGPIES 

The first game of round 7 is a genuine 50/50 game between the Cats & Collingwood & there is a lot of things that we don’t know how this game is going to be played out being in WA. Is the bigger ground going to help out the Cats or the defensively-minded Magpies? The Pies are brilliant in defence this year even without their best defender in Howe but can they handle a forward line with future Hall of Famers like Hawkins Ablett & Dangerfield. The Cats have no problems getting the ball inside the forward 50 & average 3 more goals a game than the Pies. With the extra space of Optus stadium, I think it may open up the for the cats a little more & they are the better value then the Pies in this one I think.

Suggested Bets: CATS $ 2.10 

BOMBERS  vs BULLDOGS

In another 50/50 game according to the bookies the Bombers take on the bulldogs & I have to say I was very disappointed with the way the Dogs played last week against the Blues. In a game where they should have been a lot closer while having 10 more inside the 50s they could only manage 16 shots on goal while the Blues had 23 from just 41 forward entries. They played around with the ball away too much & you can’t afford to do that with the Bombers who are very skilled in the midfield thanks you Merrett Mcgrath Sadd and co they will make sure the ball will move fast in transition & with multiple goal scores, it can be a very hard team to match up on in attack.

Suggested Bets: BOMBERS $1.90

GWS vs BRISBANE 

Super Saturday starts off with a cracker in GWS & Brisbane. The Lions have made the little move to Giants stadium for this one after playing at the SCG last week & I don’t think this ground will suit their style of play either. The Lions need space to move around in open up for the Forwards to get leads and take marks from the midfielders kicks. They get the ball into the 50 very easy but it also comes out the 50 quickly as well. The lions set up the wall really well but I feel GWS run and carry will be able to overcome that. GWS on the other is efficient the put up good score with minimal entries & Cameron hasn’t really got started this year if he starts to kick the bag full of goals we know he can they could be sitting in the TOP 4 in no time

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 $2.10

SWANS  vs GOLD COAST  

This game is going to be very interesting with both sides missing a lot of great players thanks to injuries The Swans have just lost Issac Heeney for the year which leaves an even bigger hole in their forward line without Buddy & I don’t know how Papley can fill that hole. Gold Coast look a lot brighter Max King is looking great up forward for a young player & well most of this Gold Coast side is still very young and inexperienced but with veterans like Ellis around them this next section of the season will be the toughest for them I feel they will get a boost with a win here over a swans side that might just be watching the season pass by them.

Suggested Bets: GOLD COAST/ UND 127.5 $3.40

NORTH MELBOURNE Vs RICHMOND

Slowly the tigers are starting to wake up from what was an extra-long ISO for them. It hasn’t been pretty but the Tigers have put 2 wins together against some middle of the road teams. They take on another middle of the table team in the Kangaroos here and have a massive chance of making it 3 in a row. The Roos have lost 4 in a row & are finding it really hard to cover players that are missing like Ben brown who isn’t getting the ball as much as he should & players that are not 100 % fit like Ben Cunnington. They are a much better side when ben is fit & in the team but this game has all the makings of being very ugly football from 2 very out of form sides.

Suggested Bets: RICHMOND $1.60

CARLTON Vs PORT ADELAIDE

Sunday kicks off with the improving blues & the Power playing at Gabba. The Blues are surprising a lot of teams with the gritty play that is both hard-working and very efficient. while the Power is running the legs off teams with the fast-flowing football we all like to see & when you have key forwards like Charlie Dixon why wouldn’t you want to get the ball in their quick & offer a chance up to him to kick you a winning score. Boak is leading from the front & in my eyes is very close to being in front of the Brownlow votes as we look at them now. If the Blues can keep up with the Power they have a chance to run over the top of them if not it should be another win Port in a high scoring game.

Suggested Bets: PORT ADELAIDE $ 1.50

HAWTHORN Vs MELBOURNE

In the tradition No MERGER game between the Hawks & Demons. there is a lot of history between these two sides but the way these two sides are playing at the moment it is like we are watching 2 very poor sides going at it. Hawthorn last week decided that the best way to play football is to handball backwards way too much & allow Collingwood to gang tackle your players they looked nothing like a side we saw a month ago beat Richmond. while the Demons lost to Richmond in one of the worst all-around games of the year. Both sides will need to be a lot cleaner with the ball & take each other on if they are going to win this one Max Gawn will have to be very good taking on 2 top-class ruckmen in Big Boy & Ceglar. If the hawks can break even in the clearances thanks to Mitchell & Worpel The hawks should win this game with Mitchell Lewis or Gunstan standing up for the Hawks

Suggested Bets: HAWKS 1-39 $2.00 

FREO Vs WEST COAST

The Western Derby One of the best matches to watch for a neutral supporter all year thanks to the hatred between the 2 teams & the fast running style of WA football looks to be a lot better game than what we expected 3 weeks ago. 3 weeks ago both sides were struggling playing games in QLD every week away from their family now they are back in WA & watch for this game to be of a very good standard as both teams are coming off wins with the eagles looking especially good the last couple of weeks. On paper, they still have a top 4 side & now with games being played in the west more often watch for the Eagles & Dockers to move up the ladder especially with the Eagles winning this game in a close one

Suggested Bets: EAGLES 1-39 $1.85

CROWS VS SAINTS

The last game of the round will be played on Monday night at the Adelaide oval between the Crows & Saints. The Crows are sitting last on the ladder winless & struggling to stay with teams for the whole 4 quarters while the Saints are up & down like the Saints of old. They look amazing one week but them like last week they give up a 6 goal lead to the dockers to lose a game they really should have won going on the first quarter. I’m really not sure what to make of this game, will the Crows play better football now they are back in SA but is their good football any good at all? Will it be good enough for them to beat the saints & will Tex Walker kick a bag? Ummm maybe not so I will stick with the Saints but this isn’t really a game I would be throwing the kitchen sink at.

Suggested Bets:  SAINTS $1.40

 

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

TIGERS 1-39              $1.90

BOMBERS                 $1.9

WEST COAST 1-39   $1.85

SAINTS                      $1.40

PORT 1-39                 $1.85

Total $16.80

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The Betting Buddha’s AFL Round 6 Preview & Tips:

CATS vs LIONS 

COVID is back in victoria & for the next couple of months, it is going to be strange to see games like this Geelong v Brisbane in NSW. needless to say, this should be a cracking game with both sides sitting in the top 4. The cats move to a small ground like they have had for the past month while Brisbane is playing fantastic football with Charlie Cameron dominating up forward & our Brownlow Pick Lockie Neale in Brownlow winning form. The Cats have the most talent but the Lions are playing the best team football so expect a close game with Brisbane just getting the chocolates

Suggested Bets: BRISBANE $1.70

HAWTHORN vs COLLINGWOOD

Friday night footy gives us another great game between the Hawks & Magpies. The Hawks have a very short turn around from playing Sunday night while the Pies have been in NSW since Sunday morning so they will be well adjusted to NSW life. Collingwood has been very indifferent this year, their defence is fantastic but at the time they struggle to kick goals and they don’t have a tall key forward that can get the most of trouble, The giants home ground may suit them and their style of football while the Hawks played their last Sunday so they should be used to the ground but have always struggled at Giant Stadium. In another tight game, I have to go with the hawks at the Line

Suggested Bets: HAWTHORN + 6.5 $1.90 

FREO vs ST KILDA 

The start of a very average day of football starts with the Dockers & Saints. The dockers will be happy to move back to WA after this game while the Saints are flying playing a lot better football than the Dockers & should account for the Wa side. Freo is a shadow of themself without Nat Fyfe but they did manage to get the win against the Crows last week in an ugly low scoring game. The saints should win this game by over 30 points if they are the side I think they are but the easier bet is for them to be up at HT & FT

Suggested Bets: ST KILDA HT/FT DOUBLE $1.55

WEST COAST  vs CROWS 

The Eagles have finally started to play some nice football last week & with a win over the hapless Crows could head back to WA in a very good position before they make teams play them in the fortress that is Optus stadium. The Crows on the other hand played the Dockers & couldn’t manage a goal until the final seconds of the first half. This sums up how well the Crows are playing the look a shadow of the team they were last year & need to find a spark from somewhere or the only thing they have to look forward to is Trading away a lot of players & the number one Draft Pick.

Suggested Bets: WEST COAST/ UND 126.5 $2.15

MELBOURNE Vs GOLD COAST

It’s amazing how a game let along a season can change in a matter of seconds Matt Rowell, a rookie goes down and the world loses faith in them. Yes, he played amazing, Yes he was going to poll a lot of votes in the Brownlow. But the whole side has improved so much and they can get back on the winners list against the Demons. for them to do that they need to stop big Max gawn. Oliver is going to get disposals but he doesn’t use them as well as he should so it comes down to the battle in the ruck that will decide this game & I think the Suns at the line is a great bet for this game.

Suggested Bets: GOLD COAST +8.5  $ 1.91

ESSENDON vs NORTH MELBOURNE

Saturday night finishes with what I believe will be a good old fashioned tough game of football. The Bombers are coming off a surprising win against the Pies while the Roos got it all wrong on the selection table & paid for it against the Bulldogs. I Think the Roos can bounce back here especially with Stringer missing from the Bombers which is a massive out and really opens this game up. Watch for Ben Brown to kick a bag in this game & the Roos go close to winning it.

Suggested Bets: Either team under 19.5 points $1.85

GWS vs PORT ADELAIDE

In what will be a very good game this will sort out who is a real flag contender & who will most likely finish in the bottom half of the top 8. It really is an old fashion 8point game & the boys from GWS will be up and about after beating Hawthorn in a game that decided a lot of the key stats sides look at these days. Port on the other hand took on a genuine top 4 team and looked the second rate. They will need to work a lot harder if they want to keep up with the GWS midfielders. Will port want to run the other way with the same intensity as they do when things are going their way. We will find out.

Suggested Bets: GWS  $1.80

SYDNEY vs RICHMOND

The Tigers got a win on the board and that may have kick-started their season now They started to move the ball well into the forward 50 and find Lynch, Jack & rest of the Tiger forwards. Sydney is still struggling up forwards but there is also a couple of cracks now showing in the midfield. They have poor disposal at times and are handball happy to get out of trouble which is great sometimes but will find you trouble against a side like Richmond who is a tackle hungry machine at times. The price for the tigers is way over the odds thanks to a lot of injuries but I still think they will get the job done.

Suggested Bets: TIGERS $1.75

CARLTON vs BULLDOGS

The last game of the round will be a hard-fought match between the Bulldogs & Blues The blues keep fighting all game no matter who they are playing which is great to see from a side that would just fold up and get smashed on a weekly bases. The Bulldogs are starting to play the football a lot of experts thought they could at the start of the year. The back to back wins have really boosted the side and the confidence they now have should continue with a win against the Blues

Suggested Bets: BULLDOGS $1.50

 

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

TIGERS 1-39              $2.00

BULLDOGS               $1.50

WEST COAST-24.5   $1.55

SAINTS -15.5             $1.80

GOLD COAST +6.5   $1.75

Total $14.20

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

CARLTON vs SAINTS 

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

ESSENDON vs COLLINGWOOD

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

SYDNEY vs WEST COAST 

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

GEELONG vs GOLD COAST  

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

BULLDOGS vs KANGAROOS

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

BRISBANE vs PORT POWER

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

FREO vs ADELAIDE

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

MELBOURNE vs RICHMOND

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

HAWTHORN vs GWS

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:

SYDNEY vs BULLDOGS 

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

GWS vs COLLINGWOOD

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 

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

RICHMOND vs ST KILDA  

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

ESSENDON vs CARLTON 

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 Vs FREO

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

BRISBANE Vs ADELAIDE

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

MELBOURNE Vs GEELONG

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

HAWTHORN VS NORTH

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:

RICHMOND vs HAWTHORN 

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

WESTERN BULLDOGS vs GWS

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

NORTH vs SYDNEY

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

COLLINGWOOD vs ST KILDA  

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

BRISBANE Vs WEST COAST 

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

GEELONG Vs CARLTON

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

GOLD COAST Vs ADELAIDE

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

MELBOURNE Vs ESSENDON

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

FREMANTLE VS PORT POWER

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:

RICHMOND vs COLLINGWOOD

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

GEELONG vs HAWTHORN

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

BRISBANE vs FREO

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

CARLTON Vs MELBOURNE 

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

PORT POWER vs ADELAIDE

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

GOLD COAST Vs WEST COAST

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

GWS vs NORTH MELBOURNE

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

SYDNEY Vs ESSENDON

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

ST KILDA VS WESTERN BULLDOGS

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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