We have expert betting tips for all Round 14 AFL games this week.
It’s another short week with only six AFL games on show in Round 14. However, there’s some cracking games in store for footy punters.
Round 14 starts off with the Eagles vs. Bombers on Thursday and ends on Sunday afternoon with the Bulldogs vs. Collingwood Magpies.
7:10pm West Coast Eagles vs. Essendon Bombers @ Optus Stadium
The West Coast Eagles enjoyed a bye last week following their 116-71 loss to the Sydney Swans in Round 12. That was a poor performance from last year’s champions and we’re expecting better this time around.
Essendon brings in better form with a win over the Hawthorn Hawks last week but they do have some serious injury concerns. They’ll need to bring in reinforcements for this game and travelling to the West Coast won’t help.
Bookmakers are sticking with the home side and so are we.
Betting tip: Eagles –18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Eagles by 22
7:50pm Sydney Swans vs. Hawthorn Hawks @ SCG
The Sydney Swans hit top gear when beating the West Coast Eagles 116-71 two weeks ago and they can capitalise over the Hawks, which didn’t fire last week.
Hawthorn has been struggling a touch recently and their 96-77 loss to the Bombers is a good indication of where they’re at currently.
The Swans seemingly have more momentum this week and they could have more to play for. They sit in 15th with only four wins from 12 games and scoring a win this week points them in the right direction.
Betting tip: Swans to win @ $1.52 Bet Now
Swans by 22
1:45pm Melbourne Demons vs. Fremantle Dockers @ MCG
Fremantle pulled out plenty to win over the Port Adelaide Power on Saturday night, scoring a come-from-behind win.
The 100-79 victory holds them in good stead going forward and they’re definitely heading for an improved season.
Demons scored only 57 points the last time they played, which came against Collingwood, and they have been the most disappointing team this season. We’re not sure where their offense is going to come from and we’re surprised to see them as favourites.
Bookmakers have Fremantle as $2.10 underdogs and we’ll happily take that.
Betting tip: Dockers to win @ $2.10 Bet Now
Dockers by 17
4:35pm St Kilda Saints vs. Brisbane Lions @ Marvel Stadium
St Kilda did that they needed to do over the Gold Coast Suns when scoring an 80-76 win last week. However, it wasn’t an awesome display as many teams have been pumping the Suns this season.
For the Lions, they are well-rested after the bye last week and that was much-needed after losing to Carlton in Round 12.
Brisbane is very much a better team at home but the Saints haven’t been overly impressive and it’s tough to back them with any amount of confidence.
Lions are the slight favourites with bookmakers and are paying enough to be considered value.
Betting tip: Lions to win @ $1.72 Bet Now
Lions by 10
7:10pm Port Adelaide Power vs. Geelong Cats @ Adelaide Oval
It looked as though the Port Adelaide Power would have enough to get past the Dockers last week, but they were awful in the fourth quarter.
That won’t give them much confidence coming into this game, although they do play much better at Adelaide Oval than away from home.
However, the Cats have been one of the better teams this season and they will be fresh after having Round 13 off. That bodes well for this and we’re not surprised to see bookmakers open the Cats as favourites.
We are sticking with the Geelong Cats in a game that could be close throughout.
Betting tip: Cats to win @ $1.44 Bet Now
Cats by 12
3:20pm Western Bulldogs vs. Collingwood Magpies @ Marvel Stadium
Another team which is rolling along nicely are the Collingwood Magpies, which enjoyed the week off last week following their win over the Melbourne Demons.
This season has been a nice response to being cruelly beaten in last season’s final and we’re impressed with their ability to bounce back.
The Magpies will be thinking of this as a must-win game but the Bulldogs are coming off a steady 103-100 win over the Blues last week.
Bookmakers have 23.5 points between these two teams and if the Magpies start well, they could cover this spread nicely.
Betting tip: Magpies –23.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Magpies by 39