The AFL returns to a full schedule this week with nine games on the betting card.
Richmond take on Sydney to kick off the week this Thursday and that should set the tone for what should be a great AFL week.
There are some even games in the market and we have free tips and form for every Round 15 AFL game.
7:20pm Richmond Tigers vs. Sydney Swans @ Etihad Stadium
The Tigers were in hot form in Round 13 when beating the Geelong Cats 83-65 and we’re expecting another tidy performance this Thursday night.
Richmond currently head the premiership with 10 wins and three losses but also on the same record is the Swans, which scored a quality 72-57 win in Round 13.
This top of the table clash is a great way to kick off the round and although we’re respecting the talents of the Tigers, we can’t pass on the odds available for the Swans.
Bookmakers are offering $2.35 in what should be a closely-fought contest.
Betting tip: Sydney to win @ $2.35 (BET NOW)
Sydney by 16
7:50pm Western Bulldogs vs. Geelong Cats @ Etihad Stadium
The Bulldogs had a chance to get ahead of some teams when facing the Kangaroos last week, but the 77-75 loss has put them on the back foot.
Geelong is looking to bounce back after losing to the Tigers last week but they looked much more impressive the week prior when scoring a 96-59 win over the Kangaroos.
That bodes well for Geelong in this matchup and the bookmakers agree. The Cats are $1.19 in the head-to-head market and playing at Etihad Stadium isn’t exactly an away game.
This could be a blowout for the Cats.
Betting tip: Geelong –30.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Geelong by 40
1:45pm Carlton Blues vs. Port Adelaide Power @ MCG
Port Adelaide made tough work of it against the Demons last week but they ultimately got the job done 75-65.
That win put the Power into fifth spot on the premiership ladder and although it’s congested at this stage, they look like playoff contenders this season.
The Blues haven’t been good to watch this season and scoring a win over the Power seems unlikely here. Scoring only 59 points last week against Collingwood didn’t make a good impression and it’s tough to see them improving enough to push Port Adelaide close.
Betting tip: Port Adelaide 40+ @ $2 (BET NOW)
Port Adelaide by 50
4:35pm Adelaide Crows vs. West Coast Eagles @ Adelaide Oval
One of the biggest disappointments this season has been the form of the Adelaide Crows, which look like a shadow of their former self which resulted in a Grand Final appearance last season.
A team that has exceeded expectations are the West Coast Eagles, which sit at third on the premiership ladder with 10 wins and three losses. They have shown the ability to score points and although they were average against Essendon last Thursday, they could turn that around.
Bookmakers are finding it tough to split these two sides and we’re going with the outsider value with the Eagles.
Betting tip: West Coast to win @ $1.98 (BET NOW)
West Coast by 22
7:25pm Gold Coast Suns vs. Collingwood Magpies @ Metricon Stadium
The season started out well for the Gold Coast Suns but it hasn’t improved since and we can’t see it getting any better.
With three wins this season, the Suns have failed to gain any momentum off their good start and scoring only 43 points last week against Hawthorn isn’t going to give them any confidence.
Confidence hasn’t been hard to come by for the Magpies, which scored a 79-59 win over Carlton last week and they were 133-91 winners over Melbourne in Round 12.
They shouldn’t have any problems handling the Suns this week and this should be an easy victory.
Betting tip: Collingwood 40+ @ $2.10 (BET NOW)
Collingwood by 55
7:25pm GWS Giants vs. Hawthorn Hawks @ Spotless Stadium
This is tipped to be another close AFL game this week as the 10th-placed Giants take on the 9th-placed Hawks.
The Giants are coming off an impressive 109-82 win over the Lions, which isn’t a great form guide but they got the job done and the points are in the bag.
The Hawks were equally as impressive in dismantling the Suns 96-43 and there’s plenty of improvement left in the Hawthorn side, which is on the cusp of breaking into a playoff-bearing position.
GWS are always tough to beat at home but we’re giving the edge to the Hawks which are at good value at better than even money.
Betting tip: Hawks to win @ $2.05 (BET NOW)
Hawks by 10
1:10pm Melbourne Demons vs. St Kilda Saints @ MCG
The Demons were defeated 75-65 last week against Port Adelaide but they didn’t lose any admirers. They fought to the very end and they look like real premiership contenders this season.
Standing in their way this week are the Saints, which scored an upset win in Round 13 over the Suns but that form is unlikely to continue here.
They should be outclassed by some margin against Melbourne and we’re expecting the offensive shackles to come off for the Demons. 100+ points could be on the cards in what should be an easy win for the home side.
Betting tip: Melbourne –38.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Melbourne by 60
3:20pm Essendon Bombers vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Etihad Stadium
The Bombers were in fine form last week against the West Coast Eagles, scoring an upset 80-52 win over the well-fancied side.
That’s going to give them plenty of confidence going forward and although consistency hasn’t been there this season, it could be the start of a revival.
Facing the Kangaroos will be tough as they’re coming off a 77-75 win over the Western Bulldogs and are currently placed inside the top eight. They will also look to use that win as a building block for a run to the playoffs.
This is a vital game for both clubs and North Melbourne probably have more upside, but we’re sticking with the boys from Essendon in a minor upset.
Betting tip: Essendon to win @ $1.97 (BET NOW)
Essendon by 16
4:40pm Fremantle Dockers vs. Brisbane Lions @ Optus Stadium
This is really a game between two poor sides but at least the Dockers have a recent win to boast about.
That came over Carlton in Round 13 where they blitzed their rivals 103-46 and they should be able to continue on their winning ways against the Lions.
Brisbane have been the laughing stock of the AFL this season and although bookmakers have been giving them the benefit of the doubt for most of this season, they’re not on this occasion.
This should be one-way traffic with Fremantle proving too smart.
Betting tip: Fremantle –24.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Fremantle by 29