AFL Betting Tips Round 8

Ben H / 1 May 2024

Last Updated on 7 May 2024

AFL Footy Tips Round 8

8Adelaide Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
8Carlton Adelaide Crows Icon Adelaide 86 41.74%
8Sydney Port Adelaide Power Icon Port Adelaide 94 57.20%
8St Kilda
8Melbourne Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
8West Coast Carlton Blues Icon Carlton 91 53.60%
8Richmond Collingwood Magpies Icon Collingwood 88 45.44%
8Western Bulldogs
8Brisbane Lions Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
Sydney Swans Icon Sydney 92 50.09%
GWS Giants Icon GW Sydney 92 48.80%
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after pasting Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
game keys above St. Kilda Saints Icon St Kilda 101 82.45%
North Melbourne Icon Kangaroos 68 16.75%
Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
Melbourne Demons Icon Melbourne 79 49.88%
Geelong Cats Icon Geelong 79 48.75%
Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
West Coast Eagles Icon West Coast 85 46.99%
Essendon Bombers Icon Essendon 87 51.83%
Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
Richmond Tigers Icon Richmond 74 43.36%
Fremantle Dockers Icon Fremantle 80 55.60%
Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
Western Bulldogs Icon Western Bulldogs 90 68.40%
Hawthorn Hawks Icon Hawthorn 73 30.52%
Image Team Predicted Score Win Chance Actual Score
Brisbane Lions Icon Brisbane Lions 83 62.75%
Gold Coast Suns Icon Gold Coast 72 36.17%

 

Crows vs Power

Thursday, May 2, 2024

7:30 PM @ Adelaide Oval

This Thursday night at the G, it’s a Showdown sizzler with the Crows and the Power colliding head-first. Both squads are keen as mustard to claim state bragging rights, setting the scene for a match as charged as a bull in a china shop.

Key Injuries:

  • Adelaide Crows:
    • Riley Thilthorpe: Sidelined
    • Taylor Walker: Available
  • Port Adelaide Power:
    • Aliir Aliir: Concussion
    • Sam Powell-Pepper: Torn ACL
    • Connor Rozee: Hamstring (fitness test pending)

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Crows clinched both Showdowns last season with a significant margin.
  • Adelaide won 117-86 and 112-65 in the previous encounters.

With Adelaide holding home turf at the Oval and historically outplaying the Power last season, they are slight favourites. Despite their challenging season start, the Crows have a slight psychological edge, especially with Walker’s boot likely to be on fire. Meanwhile, the Power’s defence, though bolstered, will miss Aliir’s presence sorely.

This game might just have more unexpected sparks than a fireworks factory. The Power’s recent form and bookies favourites suggests they might put up a staunch fight, but the Crows, with their tails up from last year’s victories, are tipped to edge this one out.

Betting Tip: Adelaide Crows

Suggested Bet: Adelaide to Win by 1-39 with Neds

 

 

Blues vs Magpies

Friday, May 3, 2024

7:40 PM @ MCG

This Friday night at the MCG, it’s a biggie with the Magpies squaring off against the Blues in a classic rivalry that’s got more heat than a summer scorcher. The Blues are keen to bounce back after a loss, while the Magpies aim to convert their recent draw into a win.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • The Blues and Magpies are neck and neck with one win each from last year’s encounters.
  • Carlton edged Collingwood 93-76 in Round 20, 2023, while the Magpies took the earlier game 85-57.
  • Collingwood’s current form shows a tough draw, while the Blues are shaking off a loss.

Both teams are desperate to claw their way up, making this match more tantalising than the last slice of pizza on a Saturday night. With the Magpies showing guts in their draw and the Blues trying to tighten their defence, it’s going to be an incredible game. But, given the Blues’ slightly superior goal accuracy this season, they might just have the edge to slice through the Magpies’ defences. Strap in, this clash is set to be as lively as a kangaroo in a veggie patch!

Betting Tip: Carlton Blues

Suggested Bet: Carlton to Win by 1-39 @ $2.35 with Neds

 

 

Swans vs Giants

Saturday, May 4, 2024

1:45 PM @ SCG

The SCG is set for a blockbuster this Saturday as the Sydney Swans lock horns with the GWS Giants. Both teams are flying high with identical 6-1 records, making this clash a critical battle for supremacy in the bridge city derby.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • The Swans and Giants are evenly matched with each taking a game apiece last year, including a thriller won by the Giants by a single point at the SCG.
  • Sydney boasts a slight edge in defence, conceding fewer points on average this season compared to the Giants.

Expect a cracker of a match filled with slick moves and strategic plays, especially from Sydney’s Oliver Florent and GWS’s Tom Green, who have been in scintillating form. With both teams showing solid scoring and tight defence, this game could go down to the wire.

The Swans, with their slightly better defensive record, might just have the edge in a match where every possession will count.

Betting Tip: Sydney Swans

Suggested Bet:

Sydney Swans to win by 1-39 @ $2.20 with Neds

 

 

Saints vs Kangaroos

Saturday, May 4, 2024

4:35 PM @ Marvel Stadium

This Saturday arvo at Marvel Stadium the Saints are set to host the Kangaroos. Both teams are itching for a win, but with the Roos facing a tougher season, the Saints are looking sharper, like a new pair of footy boots ready for the big game.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Saints have secured victories in their last two games against the Roos, showing solid dominance against the bouncy little buggers.
  • Previous scores were 64-34 and 69-61 in favour of St Kilda, proving they can handle the pressure when these two tangle.

With the Roos allowing a whopping 123.1 points on average per match this season, and the Saints keen to up their game, expect St Kilda to take full advantage of North Melbourne’s leaky defence. The Saints are likely to turn the screws and possibly rack up their biggest score of the season. Saints fans, get ready to sing loud and proud; your team looks set to deliver a belter!

Betting Tip: St Kilda Saints

Suggested Bet: St Kilda to win by 40+ / Over 175.5 @ $3.45 with Neds

 

 

Demons vs Cats

Saturday, May 4, 2024

7:30 PM @ MCG

Saturday night at the MCG, the Demons clashing with the Cats, both touting superb form. The Cats remain unbeaten, towering over the competition, while the Demons have rallied impressively after a somewhat wobbly start.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Geelong claimed victory in their last game against the Demons, 78-63.
  • Despite the Cats’ subpar clearance game, they’ve trumped through stellar rebounding and intercepts, thanks to the likes of Max Holmes and Tom Stewart.
  • The Demons aim to flip last year’s script, fortified by a recent solid win against Richmond.

With Geelong’s impenetrable form and the Demons’ hunt for redemption, it’s going to be a tough game. Geelong, with a knack for turning defence into attack, looks slightly tipped for the win in a game that’s sure to have fans on the edge of their seats. It’s a high-stakes dance at the G, where every play will count. Get ready for an AFL spectacle that promises all the drama of a blockbuster movie!

Betting Tip: Geelong Cats

Suggested Bet: Geelong Cats to win by 1-39 / Over 163.5 @ $3.45 with Neds

 

 

Eagles vs Bombers

Saturday, May 4, 2024

8:10 PM @ Optus Stadium

Saturday night at Optus Stadium has the Eagles aiming to turn their luck around against the high-flying Bombers. Both squads are eager to snag a win, making this match-up as mouthwatering as a bunnings snag when your’e hungover on the weekend.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • The Bombers have outflown the Eagles in recent clashes, including a 96-46 drubbing last year at this very venue.
  • Essendon boasts a better scoring average this season, racking up 82.9 points per game compared to the Eagles’ 72.9.

Essendon, riding high from an ANZAC Day draw against Collingwood, looks set to keep their momentum, with standout performances expected from stars like Zach Merrett and Andrew McGrath. Meanwhile, the Eagles, struggling with consistency, especially in interstate games, face an uphill battle.

The smart money is on the Bombers to continue their dominance, especially given their knack for turning tight games around.

Betting Tip: Essendon Bombers

Suggested Bet: Exact Winning Margin – Essendon to win by 10-19 @ $6.00 with Neds

 

 

Tigers vs Dockers

Sunday, May 5, 2024

1:00 PM @ MCG

This Sunday at the MCG, it’s a head-to-head with the Tigers looking to tame the Dockers in a clash that’s buzzier than a bee in a jar. The Dockers, fresh off a solid win against the Bulldogs, are sailing in with a wind in their sails, while the Tigers are desperate to claw back some dignity after a rough start to the season.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Richmond has dominated Fremantle in recent history, winning six out of the last seven encounters.
  • Last year, the Tigers pulled off an upset with an 85-70 victory at Optus Stadium.

This matchup is shaping up like a classic underdog story with the Tigers keen to repeat last year’s heroics. Despite Fremantle’s recent form and higher average score this season, the historical edge and the hunger to improve their standings might just spark the Tigers to a surprising victory, however we dont see it happening.

Betting Tip: Fremantle Dockers

Suggested Bet: Fremantle / Over 162.5 @ $2.85 with Neds

 

 

Bulldogs vs Hawks

Sunday, May 5, 2024

4:00 PM @ Marvel Stadium

This Sunday arvo at Marvel Stadium, the Bulldogs are set to have a howl of a time against the Hawks. With both teams scrambling for some wins, the scoreline could end up thinner than a hot dog at the footy.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Bulldogs have had the wood over the Hawks in recent dust-ups, including a scrappy 67-64 victory last season.
  • Despite Hawthorn’s spirited win then, the Dogs have barked louder in three of their last five clashes.

The Dogs are keen to shake off their Fremantle flop, welcoming back Tom Liberatore and Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, adding bite to their midfield and attack. Hawthorn, meanwhile, is still reeling from a heavy defeat to Sydney, looking more ruffled than a lorikeet in a windstorm.

With the Dogs sharpening their claws and the Hawks hoping not to feather another nest of woes, expect Marvel to be more electrifying than a dodgy toaster. Watch the Dogs as they bury the Hawks under a flurry of goals, aiming to turn their season around.

Betting Tip: Western Bulldogs

Suggested Bet: Western Bulldogs / Over 170.5 @ $2.30 with Neds

 

 

Lions vs Suns

Sunday, May 5, 2024

7:10 PM @ Gabba

This Sunday arvo at the Gabba, the Brisbane Lions roar into a clash with the Gold Coast Suns, turning it into a heated QClash showdown. With both teams locked in a fierce rivalry, this match is set to be as spicy as a bowl of hot chilli.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • The Suns snapped a nine-match losing streak against the Lions last round, claiming a decisive 96-55 victory.
  • Historically, the Lions have dominated at the Gabba, winning eight straight before the Suns’ recent upset.
  • The Suns are 4-0 in Queensland this season, signalling strong local form.

As the Lions seek redemption from their ANZAC Day thrashing, and the Suns aim to maintain their perfect record in Queensland, expect a full on contest filled with gutsy plays and strategy.

The Suns, with recent form on their side, look primed to challenge the Lions’ den once more, and despite Brisbane’s solid favouritism by the bookies the Suns are a solid bet.

Betting Tip: Gold Coast Suns

Suggested Bet: Gold Coast Suns / Over 160.5 @ $5.40 with Neds

 

 

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