We have expert betting tips for all Round 11 AFL games this week.
Action starts when the Kangaroos face the Tigers on Friday night and there’s some great games across Saturday and Sunday as well.
7:50pm North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Richmond Tigers @ Marvel Stadium
Both the Kangaroos and Tigers are coming off good wins but the momentum is firmly with the Tigers.
They scored a 73-50 win over Essendon on Saturday and that’s a quality at this stage of the season. They’re starting to put it all together now and will remain as a tough team to beat in the mid-stages of the season.
North Melbourne were 115-90 winners over Western Bulldogs and that was a nice outing. Returning home should help as well, so we’re not discounting them, but the Tigers look too good.
Betting tip: Tigers –23.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Tigers by 29
1:45pm Collingwood Magpies vs. Fremantle Dockers @ MCG
There doesn’t seem to be any way of stopping the Collingwood Magpies this season. They scored another win over the Sydney Swans last week and they should put the Dockers away here.
Fremantle scored a narrow 73-72 win over the Lions last week but a slightly better performance was expected at home. They were good defensively, however, which bodes well for this contest.
Collingwood scored only 80 points in Round 10 and they will need to fire on the offensive front a little better.
Betting tip: Magpies –29.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Magpies by 40
1:45pm GWS Giants vs. Gold Coast Suns @ Giants Stadium
This is third vs 17th and we’re expecting this contest to be over before the halftime siren.
Giants scored a quality 94-68 win over the Demons last week and the Suns are coming off a 91-64 loss to the Cats.
There has been little to get excited about this season for Suns’ supporters and that’s unlikely to change here.
We’ll keep it short by saying the Giants win in a romp.
Betting tip: Giants –49.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Giants by 55
4:35pm Geelong Cats vs. Sydney Swans @ GMHBA Stadium
Geelong has stayed steady throughout the season after posting another win in Round 10 and they look to roll against the Swans.
Cats scored a 91-64 win over the hapless Suns last week and although the opposition wasn’t great, they still got the job done.
Sydney was better when losing by seven points to Collingwood on Friday night. That performance should give them plenty of confidence and they could keep this game close if they bring their A-game.
Beating the Cats at home isn’t easy, however, so we’re predicting a Cats win.
Betting tip: Swans +32.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Cats by 30
7:25pm Brisbane Lions vs. Hawthorn Hawks @ Gabba
Bookmakers are expecting a tight contest here and so are we. The Lions were narrow one-point losers to the Dockers last week but they should take plenty of confidence from that.
Lions are a much better team at home, as their record indicates and they deserve attention against a solid Hawks team, which is coming off an impressive victory.
They were 80-49 winners at home over Port Adelaide but playing in Brisbane is much harder.
Tight game coming here but we’re giving the edge to Brisbane.
Betting tip: Lions to win @ $1.60 Bet Now
Lions by 12
8:10pm Melbourne Demons vs. Adelaide Crows @ TIO Stadium
We’re not sure what to expect from two very inconsistent teams. It has been a disappointing season for the Demons so far and they can’t seem to produce a 100% effort.
That makes them tough to back, which is why bookmakers have made the Crows the favourites, despite being on the road.
Backing the Crows on the road is a recipe for disaster, but so is backing the Demons in 2019.
There’s no logical reason to bet on either team so we’ll take the $2 odds for the Demons.
Betting tip: Demons to win @ $2 Bet Now
Demons by 1
12:20pm St Kilda Saints vs. Port Adelaide Power @ Adelaide Arena
The Saints are coming off a home win over the Blues last week but face a much harder task against the Power here.
Port Adelaide will need to rebound after losing to the Hawthorn Hawks last week but they’re capable of quickly turning it around.
Facing an easier opponent will make life easier and there is plenty of money coming for the Power this week.
They should have the class to take care of the Saints.
Betting tip: Power –18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Power by 30
3:20pm Essendon Bombers vs. Carlton Blues @ MCG
2019 hasn’t exactly been as good as expected for the Bombers, but it’s never too late to make a run.
They were 70-53 losers to the Tigers last week but they will be expecting to rebound against inferior opposition this week.
Carlton isn’t all that bad, but they scored only 55 points against the Saints last week and that’s not a great performance to boast.
Bookmakers have 22.5 points between these two teams but this could be a breakout performance from the Bombers.
Betting tip: Bombers –22.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Bombers by 40
4:20pm West Coast Eagles vs. Western Bulldogs @ Optus Stadium
The West Coast Eagles fought resolutely to score a 85-73 win over the Crows at Adelaide Oval last week and that form could continue here.
The Bulldogs went down by 25 points to the Kangaroos and they will be looking to turn that performance around, but that’s easier said than done against this level of opposition.
West Coast could well be heading for back-to-back finals and beating the Bulldogs at home should be in the offing.
Betting tip: Eagles –32.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Eagles by 39