The AFL continues on into round 13 under trying circumstances. The game of the round for mine is the clash of 7th and 8th, West Coast V Richmond on Sunday night.
Don’t forget Ladbrokes are offering a $2 line market for Thursday’s and Friday’s match. Now, let’s get down to it.
Port Adelaide ($1.85) VS Geelong Cats ($1.98) – Adelaide Oval
Port get the advantage of playing at home where they have won 11 of their last 13 fixtures. Geelong have previously struggled after a week off and although they get some troops back, I’m willing to side with Port Adelaide to get the job done at home.
Suggested Bet – Port Adelaide – 1.5 @ $2
Sydney Swans ($1.16) VS Hawthorn ($5.40) – SCG
Sydney improved their record at home against interstate rivals last week, but it was a scratchy win to say the least. Hawthorn have struggled this season but without having to travel, as they remain in Sydney, I’m giving them a good chance of being much more competitive, especially if Sydney are off the pace again.
Suggested Bet – Hawthorn +32.5 @ $2
Fremantle ($1.87) VS Gold Coast Suns ($1.95) – Optus Stadium
Fremantle are suffering through a deepening injury crisis and although they get homeground advantage, it might be a tough task to overcome a Suns side that looks set to welcome the return of Matt Rowell and Jack Bowes.
Suggested Bet – Gold Coast Suns +1.5 @ $1.90
St Kilda ($1.78) VS Adelaide Crows ($2.05) – Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
We venture to Cairns for this clash against two sides looking to bounce back after a loss. St Kilda will be looking to atone for some poor finishing that cost them last week against the Swans. The Crows have slumped to just one win from their last eight matches. If St Kilda can finish better, they can come away with a win.
Suggested Bet – St Kilda -2.5 @ $1.90
North Melbourne ($3.75) VS GWS Giants ($1.28) – Blundstone Arena, Hobart
The Giants fell victim to the Lions last match and I’m willing to forgive them there. North Melbourne were unable to overcome St Kilda in their previous match. It may come down to who handles the game in Hobart and all the associated obstacles the best, but the Giants look likely to bounce back here.
Suggested Bet – GWS Giants -23.5 @ $1.90
West Coast Eagles ($2.20) VS Richmond ($1.68) – Optus Stadium
Should be a cracking game this, with both sides desperate to maintain a position in the top 8. West Coast get the advantage of playing at home but there was a lot to like about Richmond’s win last week and they can go on with the job here.
Suggested Bet – Richmond -6.5 @ $1.90
Melbourne ($1.19) VS Collingwood ($4.75) – SCG
Melbourne are firm favourites to make it 3 wins in a row after their hiccup in round 10. Collingwood were able to notch up a much needed win against The Crows last round but Melbourne should be able to cover the line.
Suggested Bet – Melbourne -28.5 @ $1.90