We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 19, which starts with Port Adelaide vs Collingwood on Friday night.
The biggest game of the week is the Sunday afternoon clash between Richmond and Geelong, but there are quality contests throughout the weekend.
We have done the form to find the best value bets available.
AFL Round 19 Tips
7:15pm Port Adelaide Power vs Collingwood Magpies @ Adelaide Oval
Port Adelaide battled back gamely against St Kilda last week and that holds them in good stead against the Collingwood Magpies.
Collingwood produced another poor effort when losing by 29 points to Carlton, so there isn’t much going its way at the moment.
Port Adelaide’s big problems have come against the top AFL teams, so they should have no problems accounting for Collingwood on Friday.
Betting tip: Port Adelaide Power to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Power by 32
1:45pm Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers @ GMHBA Stadium
The Swans are going along nicely after beating the Giants 98-72 last week and they should have little problem getting Fremantle.
The Dockers come off an awful showing against Geelong. They were shortening in the betting markets to beat the Cats, but the 100-31 performance won’t do them any good.
Conditions weren’t ideal for Fremantle, but we think they’re overrated and the Swans should score a comfortable win.
Betting tip: Sydney Swans to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Swans by 27
2:10pm Hawthorn Hawks vs Brisbane Lions @ MCG
Hawthorn lifted their game to score a draw with the Melbourne Demons last week, which just as good as a win.
It has been a season of inconsistency for the Hawks, who are capable of producing an upset, but punters never know what to expect.
Brisbane looked well-placed to beat Richmond after starting well early, but they were unable to slow down the Richmond attack.
Despite the recent loss, Brisbane should bounce back against Hawthorn. They have the class edge and bookmakers will have them favoured.
Betting tip: Brisbane Lions to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Lions by 20
4:35pm Essendon Bombers vs GWS Giants @ Marvel Stadium
Essendon scored a much-needed win over North Melbourne last week and they could ride that momentum against the Giants.
The Bombers are in contention for a top eight spot and they have more ability than Giants, who scored 11 goals against Sydney but were unable to play defence.
GWS hasn’t been able to find their best form and we don’t see that changing any time soon. Essendon is a team with finals ambitions and they should be too classy.
Betting tip: Essendon Bombers to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bombers by 22
7:25pm Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons @ TIO Stadium
Melbourne had a prime chance to continue their momentum but drawing with Hawthorn isn’t going to get it done.
The Demons were poor in the 79-79 effort and there hasn’t been much consistency in their recent performances. Melbourne is a team that starts the season well before dropping off in the concluding stages, but fans will be hoping that won’t be the case this season.
Gold Coast were beaten 90-79 against the Western Bulldogs, and although it wasn’t a terrible performance, we’re going with Melbourne to bounce back.
Betting tip: Melbourne Demons to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Demons by 28
7:40pm West Coast Eagles vs St Kilda Saints @ Optus Stadium
The West Coast Eagles got their season back on track with a 98-56 win over Adelaide last week, but it was to be expected.
West Coast had been playing awful and they needed a confidence boost, but beating the Saints won’t be easy on Saturday night.
St Kilda comes off a 74-61 loss to Port Adelaide, but they played well enough to be competitive against teams like West Coast.
Expect a close game and we’re giving the edge to the Saints.
Betting tip: St Kilda Saints to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Saints by 10
12:40pm Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows @ Mars Stadium
The Bulldogs took care of the Suns in Round 18 and they should have no problem taking care of the Crows on Sunday.
Adelaide hasn’t done much since the start of the season and they’re coming off another heavy loss to the West Coast Eagles, which acts as a form guide.
The Bulldogs destroyed the Eagles earlier this season, so expect a big score line in favour of the home team.
Betting tip: Western Bulldogs to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bulldogs by 40
1:45pm Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers @ MCG
The Tigers called on their championship qualities when beating Brisbane last week and they will be confident of another victory on Sunday.
However, beating the impressive Cats won’t be easy. Geelong comes off a stunning 100-31 victory in wet conditions against Fremantle, but the Dockers didn’t put up much of a fight.
A close game is expected between the two heavyweights, but we like what Geelong is doing. They have a solid core unit and punters could get value odds.
Betting tip: Geelong Cats to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Cats by 12
4:40pm Carlton Blues vs North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Marvel Stadium
North Melbourne has been playing better over recent weeks, but this should be an easy victory for the Carlton Blues.
They scored a 91-62 win over Collingwood last week and a similar score line should be expected against the struggling Kangaroos.
Punters should expect bookmakers to have a sizable line and we’re backing the home side.
Betting tip: Carlton Blues to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Blues by 29
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