The AFL is into full swing now and the 2021 season looks a wide-open affair with no real standout premiership favourite. Ladbrokes are offering $2 lines on Friday’s match, hopefully, we can start the round off with a bang!
GWS Giants ($3.15) VS Western Bulldogs ($1.36) – Manuka oval
There is a lot to like about the way the Western Bulldogs have started this season and whilst the Giants were able to come from behind and topple the Swans, I fancy the consistency of the Bulldogs can see them win well.
Suggested Bet – Western Bulldogs -19.5 @ $2
Gold Coast Suns ($2.40) VS Sydney Swans ($1.57) – Metricon Stadium
Both teams have considerable injury concerns but the Swans will struggle most with their injury toll starting to mount, No Buddy Franklin has affected the betting. At home, the Suns should be confident of causing an upset.
Suggested Bet – Gold Coast Suns @ $2.40
Geelong Cats ($1.55) VS West Coast Eagles ($2.50) – GMHBAl Stadium
Fair to say the Cats have been less than convincing so far this season and they are yet to cover the line in 5 matches. That said, they host the West Coast who have struggled away from home and it is a tough venue for teams to travel to and win.
Suggested Bet – Geelong Cats -10.5 @ $1.90
Carlton ($2.30) VS Brisbane lions ($1.62) – Marvel Stadium
The Lions relished being back at home last week and thumped Essendon. Whilst they have to travel to Marvel, they will fancy their chances against Carlton.
Suggested Bet – Brisbane Lions -7.5 @ $1.90
Melbourne ($2.25) VS Richmond ($1.65) – MCG
Cracking game! Melbourne will be looking to keep their perfect record intact this season and Richmond will be desperate to go back to back. At the start of the season, I would have been very keen on Richmond but going to favour Melbourne in this to ride the early season momentum.
Suggested Bet – Melbourne +6.5 @ $1.90
Fremantle ($1.08) VS North Melbourne ($7.75) – Optus Stadium
Fremantle’s key forward Matt Taberner kicked four goals against the Crows last week and up against a North Melbourne side who has leaked goals all season, he looks a good chance to bag 4 or more goals. Can improve on his season average of 2.6 goals.
Suggested bet – Player Goals – To Kick 4+ Goals – Matthew Taberner @ $2.40
Hawthorn ($1.65) VS Adelaide crows ($2.25) – University of Tasmania Stadium
Hawthorn has not managed a win since round 1 and will be desperate to get their season back on track but they will have to overcome a Crows side that is playing decent footy. I fancy Adelaide can bounce back after last week’s loss and win.
Suggested bet – Adelaide Crows @ $2.25
Collingwood ($1.70) VS Essendon ($2.15) – MCG
Another cracking instalment of the ANZAC Day clash between these two sides. Collingwood has an excellent record in these matchups and despite plenty of public pressure I will be betting that they get up for this one too.
Suggested bet – Collingwood -5.5 @ $1.90
Port Adelaide ($1.22) VS St Kilda ($4.20) – Adelaide Oval
Port Adelaide are starting to string some decent footy together and at home against the Saints, they can carry that momentum into this fixture and win well. A vocal home crowd is another big advantage.
Suggested bet – Port Adelaide -26.5 @ $1.90