AFL Round 16 – Punt Club

AFL Round 16

July 1, 2021

Rewind back to two weeks ago and who would have thought that most games would only be able to be played in Vic… Who said the VFL was dead…

Don’t forget Ladbrokes are offering a $2 line for Thursday’s and Friday’s clashes. Get amongst it!

Thursday

Gold Coast Suns ($4) VS Richmond ($1.25) – Marvel Stadium

Richmond were very disappointing last round and they seemed to not handle the slippery surface at the MCG and were totally outplayed. The Suns are going awfully bad and back to Marvel, Richmond might find the conditions more favourable. 

Suggested Bet – Richmond -25.5 @ $2

Friday

Geelong Cats ($1.24) VS Essendon ($4.10) – GMHBA Stadium

The Cats record at Kardinia Park is well documented, but interestingly Essendon haven’t played here since 1993! Both sides are playing pretty decent footy at present and I’m tipping the Bombers can keep this one close. 

Suggested Bet – Essendon +25.5 @ $2

Saturday

Melbourne ($1.20) VS GWS Giants ($4.60) – MCG

The Giants have been pretty poor on the road recently and they face a tough task coming up against a determined Melbourne side at the MCG. The Dees should be in control of this for the majority and can blow the margin out late if that’s the case. 

Suggested Bet – Melbourne -29.5 @ $1.90

Hawthorn ($3.35) VS Port Adelaide ($1.33) – Marvel Stadium

Port Adelaide boast a 10-2 record when going into the fixture as favourite. Hawthorn were able to upset GWS in their last fixture. Must admit that confidence isn’t great in this one but I lean to Port covering the line.

Suggested Bet – Port Adelaide -18.5 @ $1.90

Fremantle ($1.85) VS Carlton ($1.96) – MCG

Late venue change to the MCG and this one is scheduled to be played after the Melbourne VS GWS game. I found this one tricky to decipher before all of this and with the added disruptions, I lean to Carlton. Confidence is as low as Covid case numbers in Melbourne though. Good work Melbourne! 

Suggested Bet – Carlton @ $1.96

Sunday

Sydney Swans ($1.85) VS West Coast Eagles ($1.96) – MCG

Imagine if I told you 2 years ago that the Sydney Swans would play a home game at Kardinia Park, you’d have me committed! (Probably for the best). Both sides will be desperate for a win after coming off losses and keen to hold their position on the ladder above the other. Found this really tricky and hard to separate them. 

Suggested bet – Tribet 1-15 – Either team to win by less than 15.5 points @ $2.50

Collingwood ($1.82) VS St Kilda ($2) – MCG

The Saints were actually pretty good last week and up against a Collingwood side that has failed to deliver much all season, I’m more than happy to get involved at the prices. 

Suggested bet – St Kilda @ $2

Western Bulldogs ($1.04) VS North Melbourne ($11.50) – Marvel Stadium

The Western Bulldogs should do this on their ear as the market suggests, but I can’t get involved with the 50 point line. We’ll go looking for a bet in the goal scoring markets and back the Bont to kick 2 or more. 

Suggested bet – Player Goals – To Kick 2+ Goals – Marcus Bontempelli @ $1.96