AFL Round 5 – Punt Club

AFL Round 5

April 15, 2021

Ladbrokes are offering $2 lines on Thursday and Friday games this round, let’s see if we can fill our boots.

Thursday


St Kilda ($2.60) VS Richmond ($1.50) – Marvel Stadium

The Saints stormed home to win after looking like they were in for a flogging at half time last week. Richmond will be desperate for a win after two losses, expecting the Tigers to bounce back.

Suggested Bet – Richmond -13.5 @ $2

Friday


West Coast Eagles ($1.33) VS Collingwood ($3.35) – Optus Stadium

West Coast has been very good at home and I expect that to continue against a Pies side that was well beaten against a depleted GWS outfit.  

Suggested Bet – West Coast Eagles -22.5 @ $2

Saturday


Western Bulldogs ($1.13) VS Gold Coast Suns ($6) – Marvel Stadium

The Bulldogs are flying this season and whilst they deserve favouritism, The Suns have shown they can hang in and be competitive in games, hopefully, they can cover 37.5 points.

Suggested Bet – Gold Coast Suns +37.5 @ $1.90

Sydney Swans ($1.44) VS GWS Giants ($2.80) – SCG

Both sides have injury concerns but hard not to like what the Swans have done thus far this season. GWS managed a remarkable upset last week but fancy their crosstown rivals do the job well here.

Suggested Bet – Sydney Swans -15.5 @ $1.90

Brisbane Lions ($1.24) VS Essendon ($4.10) – Gabba

The Lions will relish being back in QLD and playing in front of a home crowd at the Gabba. I have to be against the Bombers up in QLD, Lions to win well.  
 
Suggested Bet – Brisbane Lions -25.5 @ $1.90

Carlton ($2.10) VS Port Adelaide ($1.75) – MCG

Should be a decent clash and both teams will fancy their chances. Port’s only loss was at Optus Stadium against West Coast and I fancy they have the superior form lines coming into this after beating Richmond after the siren last round.

Suggested bet – Port Adelaide -5.5 @ $1.90

Sunday


Adelaide Crows ($1.67) VS Fremantle ($2.20) – Adelaide oval

The Crows will be looking for three straight victories and with the home ground advantage, I think they can complete the hat-trick. 

Suggested bet – Adelaide -6.5 @ $1.90

Hawthorn ($3.90) VS Melbourne ($1.26) – MCG

I just have to be against Hawthorne until they show a little more, staring down the barrel of four consecutive losses. Melbourne are flying high and can continue their good run of form. 

Suggested bet – Melbourne -23.5 @ $1.90

Geelong Cats ($1.03) VS North Melbourne ($13) – GMHBA Stadium

Like trying to go for a leak on Cup day, we are faced with a massive line here. Hard to have any faith in North Melbourne being able to keep this anywhere near close.  

Suggested bet –  Geelong Cats -56.5 @ $1.90