AFL betting tips

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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