We have expert betting tips for the 2019 AFL Grand Final this Saturday in Melbourne.
It’s Richmond Tigers vs. GWS Giants and what a Grand Final we’re in store. Both teams have been terrific in the finals to date and only one team will come out victorious this Saturday.
We have looked at all AFL Grand Final betting markets to find the best value.
Tigers vs. Giants AFL Grand Final Expert Preview
It’s all on the line for this Saturday’s Grand Final as the Richmond Tigers host the GWS Giants at the MCG in Melbourne.
Richmond got into the final after beating the Geelong Cats 85-66 last weekend. It was a comprehensive display from the Tigers and they fully deserve to be back in the hunt for a premiership.
It has been nothing short of a quality run in for the Tigers. They have won their last 11 games after dropping three on the bounce from rounds 11-13.
There was some concern about their chances but they have come together and rebounded perfectly. During that winning streak, they were able to beat the Giants 94-67 in Round 17.
Greater Western Sydney have won their last four matches coming into the final. They survived an incredible preliminary final against Collingwood (56-52) and they were able to win three of their last four games on the road.
Another road win will be needed this Saturday but this is a Giants team thriving with confidence. It has been quite a late turnaround in form after losing 85-29 to Hawthorn in Round 21.
They’re now a good chance to win the Grand Final and punters are getting good odds for them to do so.
It’s going to be yet another classic final and there’s nothing better than state vs state.
Tigers vs. Giants AFL Grand Final Expert Predictions
It’s tough to overlook the scintillating form of the Richmond Tigers. They are the better team on paper coming into the Grand Final.
The likes of Dusty Martin and Jack Riewoldt could have a field day in the middle of the park and dominate the defense of GWS.
Bookmakers are certainly respecting the Tigers. They’re currently the $1.36 favourites to win the final and although that’s short, it’s warranted.
On the other side of the coin, fans of the Giants will be pleased by the $3.30 on offer in the head-to-head market. There is value in that price, but we don’t think they’ll win this game.
The current line is 18.5 and that’s where we should see more action. The occasion could get the better of the Giants and for that reason, we’re tipping the Tigers to cover the spread.
Bet: Richmond Tigers –18.5 (1.90) @ Sportsbet.com.au – Bet Now
2019 AFL Grand Final 1st Goal Scorer Tips
Betting on the first goal scorer of the AFL Final is always an exciting option.
There are many quality players for both teams in the 2019 Final and we look at those betting options.
Tom Lynch (Richmond) – $7.50 – Bet Now
Tom Lynch is the current equal favourite to score the first goal and he could kick Richmond to an early lead.
The 26-year-old is coming off an incredible five-goal performance against the Cats and his confidence will be sky high.
Lynch has scored 61 goals on the season and he has played only two games where he failed to score a goal. He has 13 goals from his last five games and we’re confident he can go close to scoring the first goal in the game.
Jack Riewoldt (Richmond) – $9.50 – Bet Now
Richmond’s three-time Coleman Medalist is on the second line of betting, despite having an up-and-down 2019.
Riewoldt missed a lot of game time from round 3-16 but he has been in good goal-scoring form since then. He scored three goals against the Lions in Week 1 of the finals and although scoreless against Geelong, he can rebound here.
He likes to set the tone early for his team and he could get forward and kick a big one to open the contest.
Jeremy Cameron (GWS) – $7.50 – Bet Now
On the same line as Tom Lynch is Jeremy Cameron, GWS’s forward who has kicked six goals from his last two games.
Cameron has been one of the best goal scorers throughout the course of the season. He currently has 75 goals and some incredible games to boast.
He scored nine goals against the Gold Coast Suns in Round 23 and has scored three against Lions and Magpies since then.
He also had seven goals against Richmond in Round 3 and that’s going to give him a lot of confidence.
Cameron is a player that can turn the game in the Giants’ favour.
2019 AFL Final Exotic Betting Tips
Bookmakers offer all sorts of exotic betting options for the 2019 AFL Grand Final. We look at the best-value options for punters to enjoy.
Time First Goal Kicked:
We’re not usually inclined to believe a goal will be scored early in the game, but there could be this year.
Both teams have the ability to clear the breakdown and score a quick goal. Bookmakers are offering $7.50 for a goal to be scored in the first minute and $4.50 for 1:01 – 2:00.
Punters can take both options and still make a handy profit. We suggest doing that as both teams have the firepower to score very early.
Most Goals Group 1:
Sportsbet is offering a first goals market for a large group of players. The clear picks in this group are Tom Lynch, Jeremy Cameron and Jack Riewoldt.
Although we think GWS will lose this game, Jeremy Cameron could score the most goals.
Richmond has a more balance attack and GWS will be looking for Cameron to do the heavy lifting in the goal-scoring department.
He could finish the game with 4-5 goals and that should be enough to win this bet. Bookmakers are paying $4.50.
To Get 30 Or More Disposals:
We love Dustin Martin in this option. Dion Prestia is the current favourite at $2 and he’ll likely go close, but punters are getting $2.40 for Dustin Martin.
The enigmatic Tiger loves to get up for the big games and he’s typically busy at the breakdown. We’re confident Martin will go close to 30 disposals and have a big game for the Tigers.
Bet: Dustin Martin @ $2.40 – Bet Now
We think the Tigers could dominate this game from the outset. They have the experience needed to win and they could lead at the end of all four quarters.
Bookmakers have Richmond at $2.00 to lead wire-to-wire and that’s entirely possible. GWS to do the same is paying $6 and any other result is $2.20, but look for the Tigers to come out firing.