The West Coast Eagles stamped themselves as the team to beat this season after another quality win on the road.
Chasing them down in the premiership are a host of teams which all look title worthy and they’re all in action in Round 11 this week.
We have free tips for everty Round 11 AFL game, starting with the Swans vs. Blues this Friday night.
7:50pm Sydney Swans vs. Carlton Blues @ SCG
It has been the best of seasons for the Carlton Blues and it’s likely to get worse this week.
They are the $12.50 underdogs to beat the Swans, which are coming off a good win over Brisbane and look to be improving as the season rolls on.
It’s clear that the Swans will likely win this game but covering the 54.5 line is another matter.
Carlton’s defence hasn’t been overly poor and if they can limit the goals scored by the Swans, they could at least keep this game somewhat interesting.
Betting tip: Carlton +54.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Sydney by 44
1:45pm Western Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Demons @ Etihad Stadium
The Demons are flying after another impressive win last start.
It was another big score put up by Melbourne, scoring 146 points against Adelaide and giving up only 55.
It’s going to take some effort for the Bulldogs to stop the rampaging Demons and we simply can’t see it happening.
We believe the Demons are early premiership contenders and losing this game to the Bulldogs would severely dent their title hopes.
Most of the money has come for the Demons.
Betting tip: Melbourne 1-39 @ $2.20 (BET NOW)
Melbourne by 30
2:10pm Hawthorn Hawks vs. Port Adelaide Power @ University of Tasmania Stadium
This should be one of the best games this week as the Hawks look to get back on track against the Power.
The Power are coming off a bye week, having previously defeated the Suns by a big margin. The break might have come at the wrong time as they were started to regain momentum, but it would have at least rested their tired legs.
It was a grueling game for the Hawks against the Eagles last week and they played well enough to win but gave up too many uncontested possessions.
That same mistake can’t be made against the Power because they know how to pile on the points.
Betting tip: Hawthorn to win @ $1.87 (BET NOW)
Hawthorn by 5
4:35pm Gold Coast Suns vs. Geelong Cats @ Metricon Stadium
The Cats were impressive against Carlton last week but it wasn’t exactly top-flight opposition.
Winning 73-45 would instill confidence into the 6-4 side which is looking to continue that winning streak against the Suns.
After a good start to the season, the Suns have regressed and they will likely struggle for the rest of the season.
They lost another home game to the Power in Round 9 and performances like that aren’t going to get the job done.
This should be a comfortable win for the away side.
Betting tip: Geelong –23.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Geelong by 40
7:25pm Essendon Bombers vs. Richmond Tigers @ MCG
Richmond is the current bookmakers’ elect but there could be value with the Bombers here.
They’re coming off a 95-60 win over the Giants and although taking on harder opposition here, the odds are appealing.
Richmond were easy 105-77 winners over St Kilda last week and they have lost only two games all season, compared to six by the Bombers, but we’re picking the upset.
Essendon have shown their ability to cause an upset and although we won’t pick them to win outright, there’s +20.5 points on offer from bookmakers.
Betting tip: Essendon +20.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Tigers by 10
8:10pm West Coast Eagles vs. St Kilda @ Optus Stadium
This game could get one-sided very quickly as the West Coast Eagles look set to notch another victory.
Coming off a hard-fought win over the Hawks last week, the Eagles sit alone at the top of the premiership and they need to keep the foot on the gas.
It’s easy to let it off against a team like the Saints and although they’re unlikely to win, the Saints can keep this game close if the Eagles slip up.
That being said, it’s 1 vs. 16 and St Kilda aren’t playing well enough to be respected.
Betting tip: West Coast –53.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
West Coast by 72
1:10pm North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Brisbane Lions @ Etihad Stadium
The Kangaroos have been playing solid football and they might be the underrated team at this juncture of the season.
Coming off an 86-58 win over the Dockers, the Kangaroos face another team likely to miss the playoffs in the Brisbane Lions.
We have been critics of the Lions this season, but more importantly the bookmakers for offering odds far too short of value.
That isn’t the case this week as the $4.10 on offer accurately reflects their form.
Kangaroos should have no problem taking this one.
Betting tip: North Melbourne –27.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
North Melbourne by 35
3:20pm Collingwood Magpies vs. Fremantle Dockers @ MCG
Collingwood bounced back to their best with a 90-55 win over the Western Bulldogs last week.
It shouldn’t get any harder against Fremantle in Round 11, which suffered another loss to the Kangaroos last week.
This season has been rough on the Dockers and the Magpies are travelling better than expected.
On face value there’s not much between these two sides and this could be a closer game than bookmakers are expecting.
Betting tip: Collingwood 1-39 @ $2.10 (BET NOW)
Collingwood by 20
4:40pm Adelaide Crows vs. GWS @ Adelaide Oval
The Adelaide Crows have shown no consistency this season and just when you think they’re getting back to form, they lose 146-55 against the Demons.
They have been able to put those kinds of performances behind them this season, which bodes well against GWS here.
The Giants are also coming off a disappointing loss and there season just hasn’t got off the ground.
Which team will bounce back this week? At home the Crows should do enough to take the win.
Betting tip: Adelaide to win @ $1.32 (BET NOW)
Adelaide by 12