The show goes on and we march into round 14, albeit a shortened round with just the 5 games, but better than nothing!
Don’t forget Ladbrokes are offering a $2 line for Friday’s blockbuster between the Cats and Dogs. Well worth taking advantage of if you can.
Geelong Cats ($1.62) VS Western Bulldogs ($2.30) – GMHBA Stadium
Geelong played last week, when claiming a hard-fought away win against Port Adelaide. The Western Bulldogs come off a bye and face a side who have won 39 of their last 44 matches at this venue. Cats to cover.
Suggested Bet – Geelong Cats -7.5 @ $2
Gold Coast Suns ($2.80) VS Port Adelaide ($1.44) – Metricon Stadium
Fair to say Port Adelaide enjoy playing the Suns, having won their last 11 matches against them, and covering the line in 7 of the last 8 encounters at Metricon. Both suffered losses last week but Port appears to be the most likely to bounce back. Port to cover the line.
Suggested Bet – Port Adelaide -14.5 @ $1.90
North Melbourne ($5) VS Brisbane Lions ($1.18) – Blundstone Arena
North Melbourne have the advantage of playing last week in Hobart, whilst the Lions come off a bye and travel down from Brisbane. We have seen previously that teams can play well when based in an area, rather than travelling and I think we can take North Melbourne at the plus.
Suggested Bet – North Melbourne +33.5 @ $1.90
GWS Giants ($1.67) VS Carlton ($2.20) – Giants Stadium
GWS played in a rare draw last week whilst Carlton had the week off after going down to West Coast at the SCG prior to that. There doesn’t look to be a great deal between these two and I am favouring Carlton at the plus.
Suggested Bet – Carlton +7.5 @ $1.90
Hawthorn ($2.50) VS Essendon ($1.55) – University of Tasmania Stadium
The last time these two met, back in March, the Hawks managed a narrow 1 point victory. Whilst Essendon are not suited by the trip to Tassie, they have won 3 from their last 5 and played some good footy. Hawthorn upset the Swans last week but I fancy Essendon will be much stiffer to overcome.
Suggested Bet – Essendon -10.5 @ $1.90