It’s another short round of the AFL this week but there are some great games on show.
The Sydney vs. West Coast game on Friday night promises plenty of excitement and the triple-header on Saturday features games where the betting is extremely close.
We’re exciting for Round 13 and we have free tips, form and odds for every AFL game this week.
7:20pm Port Adelaide Power vs. Western Bulldogs @ Adelaide Oval
The Power secured a gritty 72-58 victory over the Tigers last Friday and that win will hold them in good stead for the rest of the season.
Home ground advantage is key for the Adelaide-based side and they should be able to secure another easy win over the Western Bulldogs.
Coming off a much-needed bye week, the Bulldogs were thumped by the Melbourne Demons in Round 11 and it’s tough to see them improving enough to take this out.
This is the most one-sided game on the books this week and bookmakers and punters alike are expecting nothing short of a Power win.
Betting tip: Port Adelaide –36.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Port Adelaide by 44
7:50pm Sydney Swans vs. West Coast Eagles @ SCG
The West Coast Eagles had a bye-week in Round 12 but that might have been the worst thing for them.
They have been on a tear in the AFL and slowing down that momentum could be costly, especially against a Swans side which scored a 126-55 win over the Saints last week.
This is 1st vs 3rd on the premier ladder and it’s tough to back against current leaders West Coast, but there’s confidence surrounding the Swans squad at the moment and the betting indicates just that.
The Swans are currently $1.55 in the head-to-head market and although there’s value with the Eagles at $2.46, we can’t look past the Swans at home.
Betting tip: Sydney to win @ $1.55 (BET NOW)
Sydney by 18
1:45pm Carlton Blues vs. Fremantle Dockers @ Etihad Stadium
Fremantle are the deserving favourites having beaten the Adelaide Crows at home last week.
That came following a thrashing at the hands of the Magpies (138-77) in Round 11 but they quickly recovered and facing the Blues shouldn’t pose too many problems.
The Blues have been disappointing this season but the bye week came at the right time. They typically play well following a week’s break and that should give them an upset chance this week.
Bookmakers have Fremantle as the $1.51 favourites, which is a touch too short for our liking and we’re smelling an upset.
Betting tip: Carlton to win @ $2.56 (BET NOW)
Carlton by 12
4:35pm Gold Coast Suns vs. St Kilda Saints @ Metricon Stadium
These teams have had four wins and 18 losses between them, so don’t expect a quality game this Saturday afternoon.
Both teams have lost five-consecutive games and it’s tough to say which team has performed better this season, but the Suns at least have three wins to their name.
Despite this, bookmakers have favoured the Saints and considering how poor both teams are, it would be silly not to take the better odds on offer.
$2.05 for the home side with a better record is a good betting situation but be prepared for a game which could feature more errors than goals.
Betting tip: Gold Coast to win @ $2.05 (BET NOW)
Gold Coast by 22
7:25pm Hawthorn Hawks vs. Adelaide Crows @ MCG
The Crows have been hard to follow this season and they come into this game with a poor loss to the Fremantle Dockers.
Losing to the Dockers isn’t something a quality team wants on their record and the Hawks will be well-rested after getting a bye in Round 12.
Prior to that they recorded a 64-61 win over the Port Adelaide Power and that win has since been franked by the Power.
Having lost to the Eagles in Round 10, the Hawks could have taken their time to regain their momentum but it was regathered quickly and we don’t think the Crows are playing well enough to stop them.
Hawks are at good value here.
Betting tip: Hawthorn to win @ $1.70 (BET NOW)
Hawthorn by 19
3:20pm Geelong Cats vs. Richmond Tigers @ MCG
The Tigers weren’t able to get past Port Adelaide last week but that hasn’t been easy for most teams this season.
That was a small blight on the 9-3 record the Tigers have manufactured this season and we’re not surprised at the odds surrounding them this week.
$1.50 is what’s being offered for the Tigers, which play a Geelong team that scored impressively by 96-59 last week. That came over the North Melbourne Kangaroos and although that’s not a great form guide, a win is a win.
This game could be closer than the bookmakers have predicted but we also think the Tigers will be tough to handle.
Betting tip: Richmond to win @ $1.50 (BET NOW)
Richmond by 20