2023 AFL Semi Finals 2023
Week 2 of the Australian Football League (AFL) finals series is a pivotal stage in the competition, characterized by high-stakes matches that determine the teams advancing to the Week 3 finals. This week features two crucial knockout games, each with its unique dynamics and implications for the teams involved.
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Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Blues
Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Time: 7:50pm @ MCG
With a spot in the preliminary final against Brisbane at stake, both teams are expected to bring their A-game. The weight of history looms large, with their last finals face-off in 2000 seeing the Demons edge out the Blues in a tight game.
Fast forward to 2023, and the two sides have been evenly matched. Melbourne secured a win in their Round 12 clash, while Carlton turned the tables in Round 22, ending an eight-match losing streak against the Demons. Christian Petracca has been a standout for Melbourne, showcasing his skill across both games.
Both teams are nursing wounds from their recent battles against Collingwood and Sydney. Melbourne will be missing Angus Brayshaw and Jacob van Rooyen, while Carlton will miss the services of Harry McKay and Jack Martin.
Melbourne’s recent track record against Carlton is impressive, having won eight of their last nine games. However, the underdog trend is hard to ignore, with the underdog covering the line in seven of Melbourne’s last eight matches. While Melbourne might be the favourites, Carlton is expected to put up one hell of a fight.
We predict a close low-scoring game with Melbourne punching through for a win 75-65.
Betting Tip: Demons @1.65
Suggested Bet: Demons by 1-39 @ $2.10
Port Adelaide Power vs GWS Giants
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time: 7:40pm @ Adelaide Oval
Port Adelaide’s recent performance at the Gabba was less than stellar, suffering a significant 123-75 loss to Brisbane. However, the Power’s record at the Adelaide Oval, especially against interstate teams, is a completely different story. They’ve clinched 10 out of 11 matches this season, including a dominant victory over the Giants in Round 22. Players like Zak Butters and Jason Horne-Francis were instrumental in that win, and their form will be crucial in the upcoming match.
On the other hand, GWS Giants will be eager to put that defeat behind them. Their recent triumph over St Kilda at the MCG, winning 101-77, showcases their potential to bounce back. However, they’ll need to address their defensive issues, especially considering that the Round 22 loss to Port Adelaide was the highest score they’ve conceded since early 2017.
Port Adelaide’s home advantage is evident. They’ve emerged victorious in their last eight matches as a home favourite, and their recent encounters with GWS have seen them consistently covering the line. On the scoring front, GWS’s matches have been high-scoring, with their last five games surpassing the total match points line.
The Power should be able to get through a win this week and knock the Giants out with a 94-85 win.
Betting Tip: Power @1.60
Suggested Bet: Power by 1-39 @ $2.15
This Week’s AFL Multi Bet
- Power 1-39
- Demons 1-39
Take Bet: $4.51 with Ladbrokes
Check out all of this week’s AFL Multi Tips on our Multi Bets Page.
The first match of Week 2 sees the loser of the first Qualifying Final from Week 1 hosting the winner of the first Elimination Final. This arrangement provides the team that lost in the first Qualifying Final with the advantage of playing on their home ground. This factor can significantly influence the outcome of the game. The home team, having experienced a setback in the previous week, is given an opportunity to rebound and keep their championship hopes alive against the team that emerged victorious from the first Elimination Final.
The second match of Week 2 involves the winner of the second Elimination Final playing away against the loser of the second Qualifying Final. Similar to the first match, the team that lost in the second Qualifying Final is given the home-ground advantage, setting the stage for an intense contest against the team that triumphed in the second Elimination Final.
Both games in Week 2 of the AFL finals series are must-win encounters, with the losing teams facing elimination from the competition. The outcomes of these matches determine the two line-ups for the Week 3 finals, adding to the suspense and excitement of the series. The pressure and intensity of these games underscore the competitive spirit of the AFL as teams battle for a chance to progress further in their quest for the championship.
Check the AFL fixture for upcoming AFL matches this season.
AFL Injury List
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