We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 17, which starts with Port Adelaide Power vs Melbourne Demons on Thursday night.
Every team is in action in Round 17, which includes a Monday contest between West Coast and North Melbourne.
We have done the form to find the best value bets available.
AFL Round 17 Tips
7:40pm Port Adelaide Power vs Melbourne Demons @ Adelaide Oval
After looking invincible, the Demons are now in trouble after losing to the GWS Giants last week. The 64-55 performance was disappointing and they never looked likely.
Port Adelaide looked much better when beating Hawthorn 87-53 and they it gets the advantage of playing at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
It’s a tight market, but we give the slight edge to the home side.
Betting tip: Port Adelaide Power @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Power by 7
7:50pm Essendon Bombers vs Adelaide Crows @ Marvel Stadium
Essendon came out flat against Geelong last week, but the level of opposition takes a serious dive against the Crows.
Adelaide lost 111-59 to the Brisbane Lions and we don’t think they’ll find this any easier. The Crows have struggled since starting the season well and we don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Class is with the Bombers, who are still capable of making a playoff run and they should take care of the Crows.
Betting tip: Essendon Bombers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bombers by 30
1:45pm Hawthorn Hawks vs Fremantle Dockers @ UoTS
We thought Fremantle would come out with more gusto against Carlton, but we were bitterly disappointed with the 80-64 loss.
Fremantle has yet to fire on all cylinders this season, but Hawthorn is struggling and it could be an ideal chance for the Dockers to score a rare win.
Punters haven’t shown much confidence in either team, but we’re keeping the faith with Fremantle. If I can convert its chances, it could win.
Betting tip: Fremantle Dockers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dockers by 10
4:35pm Carlton Blues vs Geelong Cats @ MCG
Carlton looked good when beating Fremantle last week, but facing the Cats is a sharp rise in class.
Geelong was too powerful and too classy for Essendon, and we can’t see them slipping up against the likes of the Blues.
The Cats are one of the form teams in the AFL and it will take a huge effort from Carlton to keep this game close, which we can’t see happening.
Bookmakers should have a sizable line and the Cats are capable of putting the hurt on Carlton on Saturday.
Betting tip: Geelong Cats to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Cats by 38
7:25pm Brisbane Lions vs St Kilda Saints @ TBC
Brisbane continued its good form with a stylish 111-59 win over Adelaide and they weren’t tested at any time throughout the game.
We expect this week’s game against the Saints to be a little closer. St Kilda got the better of Collingwood in the 70-61 victory. However, they scored only 10.10, which would need to improve against Brisbane.
We can’t see the Lions having much trouble putting away the Saints, and despite not playing at home, it shouldn’t make much of an impact.
Betting tip: Brisbane Lions to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lions by 27
1:10pm GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns @ TBC
The Giants caused a big stir when beating Melbourne last week and that momentum should be used to their advantage.
2021 hasn’t been easy for the Giants, but it’s a step in the right direction. However, beating the Suns won’t be easy. They got the better of Richmond in Round 16, which was another big upset.
The 77-67 win could have been bigger had the Suns taken their chances, so they are full of confidence.
It’s a tough game to pick, but we’re going with the Giants to make it consecutive wins.
Betting tip: GWS Giants to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Giants by 6
3:20pm Western Bulldogs vs Sydney Swans @ Marvel Stadium
Sydney put down the hammer when smashing West Coast 118-26 in what was one of the most dominant performances of the season.
The Swans scored 18.10 in the one-sided victory, which prepares them nicely for the tough test against Western Bulldogs, who got past North Melbourne without much fuss.
The Bulldogs were coming off a win over West Coast, so it’s a good form guide and we’re expecting fireworks.
We give the slight edge to the Bulldogs, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it come down to the final few minutes.
Betting tip: Western Bulldogs to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bulldogs by 3
4:10pm Richmond Tigers vs Collingwood Magpies @ MCG
Richmond needs to find some confidence after a rough few weeks. They were soundly beaten by the Suns last week and that’s a loss not many people saw coming.
Facing the Magpies could offer some respite as they are also struggling to produce their best form. Collingwood hasn’t been able to get going this season and we don’t see that changing.
The game is there for the taking for Richmond, so we expect Dusty and co to make a late playoff push.
Betting tip: Richmond Tigers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tigers by 18
7:40pm West Coast Eagles vs North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Optus Stadium
Ever since West Coast got their star players back two weeks ago, it was been horrible viewing. They were soundly beaten by the Western Bulldogs in Round 15 before being embarrassed by Sydney last week.
Recovering from those losses won’t be easy, but facing the struggling North Melbourne Kangaroos could have come at the best time.
It gives the Eagles an easy chance to notch a win and regain some confidence, which we expect to happen on Monday night.
Betting tip: West Coast Eagles to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Eagles by 39
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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.