We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 12, which starts with Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions on Friday.
There are six games to bet on in the shortened round, which also includes St Kilda vs Sydney and Adelaide vs Collingwood.
AFL Round 12 Tips
7:50pm Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions @ TIO Traeger Park
Melbourne looked terrific when beating the Western Bulldogs 87-59 last week. A repeat effort is needed to down the Brisbane Lions, which looked just as good.
The Lions scored a 64-point win over GWS in a game that was decided in the first quarter. Brisbane is one of the form teams and after a tough start to the season, they’re now firing on all cylinders.
Punters could have a tough time picking the winner of this game, but we’re going with the Demons. They are good enough to beat the Lions to kick off Round 12.
Betting tip: Melbourne Demons to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Demons by 12
1:45pm St Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans @ Marvel Stadium
St Kilda didn’t have much to beat last week, but it was a tidy 20-point win over the North Melbourne Kangaroos.
The Saints did what they needed to do to win, but a better effort is needed against the Sydney Swans on Saturday afternoon.
Sydney scored a 100-78 win over Carlton, which should give it plenty of confidence going forward. The Swans are more than capable of stringing wins together, so expect a close game.
We believe the Swans will take this game and cause the Saints some headaches.
Betting tip: Sydney Swans to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Swans by 10
4:35pm Adelaide Crows vs Collingwood Magpies @ Adelaide Oval
Collingwood was able to keep it close after making a comeback against the Geelong Cats, but it was another costly loss.
There isn’t much going right for the Magpies, but playing the Crows could provide some respite. Adelaide hasn’t been able to replicate form from earlier this season.
It comes off a 111-83 loss to Richmond and although they weren’t expected to win, it was another loss to chalk up.
A close game is expected on Saturday afternoon, but we think the Magpies could edge out the home team.
Betting tip: Collingwood Magpies to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Magpies by 7
7:40pm Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers @ Optus Stadium
We were confident the Essendon Bombers could cause an upset at $5.50 against the Eagles and we weren’t wrong.
The Bombers were terrific in scoring an 87-71 victory and it took a huge team effort to get the job done. They now must prepare for the Richmond Tigers, which will be another tough game.
Richmond comes off a 111-point performance against the Crows, where it scored 17.9. The Tigers are one of the best teams at applying pressure, which could force Essendon into making mistakes.
As much as we like the Bombers this season, go with Richmond to score the victory.
Betting tip: Richmond Tigers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tigers by 12
3:20pm Carlton Blues vs West Coast Eagles @ MCG
Not much is going right for the Blues and we question their ability to string wins together this season.
They come off a 100-78 loss to the Sydney Swans, and although the Eagles come off a loss, one team is heading to the playoffs and the other isn’t.
West Coast needs to bounce back after dropping a game to Essendon. It was a game they looked to have in control, but a terrible fourth quarter was enough to see them upset at short odds.
They shouldn’t allow a similar choke against the Blues, so take the Eagles to bounce back in stellar fashion.
Betting tip: West Coast Eagles to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Eagles by 30
6:40pm Fremantle Dockers vs Western Bulldogs @ Optus Stadium
Fremantle had nothing against Port Adelaide last week and it was another concerning performance for the Dockers.
They haven’t been able to find their best form in 2021, and we don’t think that will change against the Western Bulldogs, who are also coming off a loss.
It was a dour effort from the Bulldogs against Melbourne, but the opposition was tough and they should find life easier on Sunday.
Take the Bulldogs to come away with a comfortable victory.
Betting tip: Western Bulldogs to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bulldogs by 19
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After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.