We have expert betting tips for all Round 13 AFL games this week.
It’s another short week with only six AFL games on show in Round 13. However, there’s some cracking games in store for footy punters.
Round 13 starts off with the Crows vs. Tigers on Thursday and ends on Sunday afternoon with the Kangaroos vs . Giants.
7:20pm Adelaide Crows vs. Richmond Tigers @ Adelaide Oval
Both the Crows and Tigers enter this game with a 7-5 record but it’s Adelaide who are playing the better football recently.
They’re coming off an 82-61 win over the Giants last week and playing in consecutive home games is going to do them plenty of good.
There’s no denying the Crows are a much better team playing at Adelaide Oval and with the Tigers coming off a 104-37 hiding at the hands of the Cats, they’re not in a good frame of mind.
Tigers will need to bounce back from that dismal performance and that doesn’t bode well for this week.
Betting tip: Crows –18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Crows by 28
7:50pm Essendon Bombers vs. Hawthorn Hawks @ Marvel Stadium
The Bombers and Hawks enjoyed a week off in Round 12 and they should be well-rested for this Friday night thriller.
Essendon hasn’t quite enjoyed a terrific season to date but they’re coming off a tidy 74-33 win over the Blues where defense was at its best.
The Bombers are always a good chance of winning if they play good defense and the Hawks aren’t the best attacking team either. They’re coming off an 85-66 defeat at the hands of the Brisbane Lions, where they couldn’t seem to get any momentum.
There is plenty of time for these teams to start clicking and the winner of this game will get a good start on that.
Betting tip: Bombers to win @ $1.75 Bet Now
Bombers by 10
1:45pm Gold Coast Suns vs. St Kilda Saints @ Riverway Stadium
The Gold Coast Suns suffered their ninth loss of the season last week when losing to the North Melbourne Kangaroos 99-72.
It has been a poor season to date, which sees them sit second-to-last on the premiership ladder and we can’t see their position improving too drastically.
St Kilda are slightly better with a 5-6 record and despite not much being expected this season, it’s fair to say they’re travelling about par.
They enjoyed the bye last week and should be fresh and ready to go for this. Bookmakers have the Saints as favourites and although on the road, it’s tough to disagree with the bookies.
Betting tip: Saints to win @ $1.65 Bet Now
Saints by 9
2:35pm Fremantle Dockers vs. Port Adelaide Power @ Optus Stadium
This is eighth vs ninth and it should be a close game at Optus Stadium.
Fremantle is coming off their biggest win of the season when beating the Collingwood Magpies 79-75 in Melbourne in Round 11. That win puts them in good stead for the rest of the season and should make them tough to beat this week.
Port Adelaide is also coming off a stellar win over the Saints. Their Round 11 victory was a 139-69 thrashing on the road and they’re now starting to heat up.
Bookmakers have the Dockers as the $1.73 favourites but there’s little between these two sides and it should be a great contest.
Betting tip: Dockers to win @ $1.73 Bet Now
Dockers by 5
7:25pm Carlton Blues vs. Western Bulldogs @ Marvel Stadium
Carlton is coming off a tidy win over the Lions and that’s going to give them plenty of confidence as they face the Bulldogs this week.
The Blues scored only their second win of the season, which has also included 10 losses and the Bulldogs should give them a good challenge.
Bulldogs are coming off a 133-72 defeat at the hands of the Eagles, which saw them drop to only four wins on the season, but they have looked good at times.
This is a tough game to call but there’s value with the home side.
Betting tip: Blues to win @ $2.55 Bet Now
Blues by 6
3:20pm North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. GWS Giants @ Blundstone Arena
The Giants weren’t up to their usual level last week when losing 82-61 to the Crows, but they could bounce back against the Kangaroos.
North Melbourne were 99-72 winners over the Gold Coast Suns but that victory was expected and they’re facing a much stiffer test this week.
Bookmakers have the Giants as the $1.55 favourites and that’s a fair line given their form. The Giants are second on the ladder and the Kangaroos are 12th.
We’ll stick with the better team in this situation.
Betting tip: Giants to win @ $1.55 Bet Now
Giants by 18