AFL Round 3 – Punt Club

AFL Round 3

April 1, 2021

Ladbrokes are offering $2 lines on Thursday and Friday games this round, let’s see if we can land a few winners again this round.

Thursday

Collingwood ($1.80) VS Brisbane Lions ($2.02) – Marvel Stadium

There’s been plenty made of the Lions controversial defeat last week. They come up against a Pies outfit that has the makings of being inconsistent. The Lions can finally notch a win this season.

Suggested Bet – Brisbane Lions +2.5 @ $2

Friday

North Melbourne ($8.25) VS Western Bulldogs ($1.07) – Marvel Stadium

42.5 is a massive line but it is hard to make a case that the Kangas can cover it. This could get really ugly late, especially if the Dogs kick straight.

Suggested Bet – Western Bulldogs -42.5 @ $2

Adelaide Crows ($2.05)  VS Gold Coast Suns ($1.77) – Adelaide Oval


Gold Coast was flattered last week and with the home ground advantage of Adelaide Oval, the Crows should be favourites.

Suggested Bet – Adelaide Crows +2.5 @ $2

Saturday

Richmond ($1.26) VS Sydney Swans ($3.80) – MCG

The Tigers should do this with relative ease but I don’t think the margin will blow out and the Swans can hang in there long enough to keep this close enough to not get beaten by more than 39 points.

Suggested Bet – Winning margin 1-39 – Richmond to win by 1-39 @ $2.05

Essendon ($3.60) VS St Kilda ($1.30) – Marvel Stadium

Similar to the Richmond game I fancy the Saints will win with relative ease but the margin is unlikely to blow out.

Suggested Bet – Winning margin 1-39 – St Kilda to win by 1-39 @ $2.10

West Coast Eagles ($1.96) VS Port Adelaide ($1.85)  – Optus Stadium

Port face their toughest test to date this season after easy victories over North Melbourne and Essendon. They look up to the task of travelling and defeating West Coast.

Suggested bet – Port Adelaide -1.5 @ $1.90

Sunday


Carlton ($1.46) VS Fremantle ($2.75) – Marvel Stadium

Not sure there is as much between these two teams as the market suggests. Fremantle can give this a real shake.

Suggested bet – Fremantle +15.5 @ $1.90

GWS Giants ($2.30) VS Melbourne ($1.64) – Manuka Oval

I have to oppose GWS until they show a little more. Melbourne have wins over both St Kilda and Fremantle this season, who both beat the Giants.  

Suggested bet – Melbourne -7.5 @ $1.90

Monday


Geelong Cats ($1.24) VS Hawthorn ($4.10) – MCG

The Cats have been less than impressive in the first two rounds and the Hawks will find this an easier assignment than Richmond last round.

Suggested bet –  Hawthorn +22.5 @ $1.90