Ladbrokes are offering $2 lines on Thursday and Friday games this round, let’s see if we can fill our boots.
Sydney Swans ($1.20) VS Essendon ($4.60) – SCG
Both teams defied their odds and were emphatic winners last round. This shapes as a hard-fought game, one that can be much closer than the market suggests.
Suggested Bet – Essendon +28.5 @ $2
Port Adelaide ($1.64) VS Richmond ($2.30) – Adelaide Oval
Both teams were surprise losers last round and expect them to both bounce back hard. Port’s narrow loss to the Tigers in last year’s preliminary final will still be fresh in the minds of the players and the fans. Port to seek revenge.
Suggested Bet – Port Adelaide -7.5 @ $2
Western Bulldogs ($1.52) VS Brisbane Lions ($2.55) – Mars Stadium
These two could not have had more contrasting games last round, the Bulldogs romped in whilst the Lions won after the siren. The Bulldogs were flattered by a woeful Kangas side last week, the Lions had to fight in the trenches. Tipping this is close.
Suggested Bet – Brisbane Lions +11.5 @ $1.90
St Kilda ($3.15) VS West Coast Eagles ($1.36) – Marvel Stadium
The Saints were humiliated last week by the Bombers and are looking to bounce back against a West Coast side full of confidence. There is a lot to like about the Eagles here, they can really run away with this one.
Suggested Bet – West Coast Eagles -17.5 @ $1.90
Gold Coast Suns ($1.98) VS Carlton ($1.83) – Metricon Stadium
Threw myself down doing the form for this one if I am honest. Found it really hard to split them but I have never been one to get splinters in my arse by sitting on the fence. Suns at home get the nod.
Suggested Bet – Gold Coast Suns @ $1.98
Collingwood ($1.22) VS GWS Giants ($4.25) – MCG
The Giants look likely to go another round without a win. The Pies by plenty.
Suggested bet – Collingwood -25.5 @ $1.90
North Melbourne ($3.60) VS Adelaide ($1.30) – Marvel Stadium
North Melbourne have not been able to cover big lines already this season, no different here.
Suggested bet – Adelaide -20.5 @ $1.90
Melbourne ($2.05) VS Geelong Cats ($1.78) – MCG
The Cats survived a late comeback by fierce rivals the Hawks last week, whilst Melbourne belted an ordinary Giants outfit. Geelong can go on with it here.
Suggested bet – Geelong Cats -3.5 @ $1.90
Fremantle ($1.53) VS Hawthorn ($2.50) – Optus Stadium
Hawthorn nearly pulled off a remarkable comeback last week and if they can carry that momentum into this game, they can be hard to hold out.
Suggested bet – Hawthorn +10.5 @ $1.90