Round 4 AFL action kicks off with Swans vs Demons and it sets punters up for a great week.
There have been some surprises to start the season but we should start to see more consistency as the season progresses.
We have tips for all nine AFL games this week.
7:20pm Sydney Swans vs. Melbourne Demons @ SCG
The demise of the Demons is something not many punters saw coming. Melbourne was the fourth favourite to win the premiership at the start of the season but they have started horribly.
Another loss this week will have their heads spinning and Sydney Swans could impose that onto them. The Swans are coming off a 93-74 win over Carlton and that should give them plenty of confidence going forward.
Tough game for punters to start Round 4 but we have no faith in the Demons at the moment.
Betting tip: Swans to win @ $1.70 Bet Now
Saints by 12
7:50pm Collingwood Magpies vs. Western Bulldogs @ MCG
Collingwood is having a tough time beating the West Coast Eagles and that showed again last week. Luckily for Magpie fans, they’re facing an easier side this time around.
The Bulldogs were five-point losers to the Suns last Sunday and despite making a late comeback, losing to the Suns isn’t going to give teams much confidence this season.
This is a great chance for the Magpies to get back to winning form and bookmakers are expecting that to happen with ease.
Betting tip: Magpies –31.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Magpies by 35
1:45pm Geelong Cats vs. GWS Giants @ GMHBA Stadium
The Giants were impressive in their 49-point win over the under-manned Richmond last week but are up against the early ladder leaders in Geelong who have really jumped from the gates this season.
Geelong were 99-75 winners over the Crows in Adelaide last week and they get a full nine-day rest for this.
That’s going to make them tough to beat at home and they should score quite comfortably here.
Betting tip: Cats –20.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Cats by 31
2:10pm Essendon Bombers vs. Brisbane Lions @ MCG
The Bombers scored a much-needed win over the Demons last week and scoring 130 points will hold them in good stead. That being said, they haven’t looked that great this season and the Lions have.
Brisbane are unbeaten after three games and that certainly wasn’t expected to start the season. They have played solidly throughout and we think they could pull off another win against the inconsistent Bombers.
Confidence has always been key with this Lions squad and they will be brimming full of it now.
Betting tip: Lions to win @ $1.95 Bet Now
Lions by 18
4:05pm Port Adelaide Power vs. Richmond Tigers @ Adelaide Oval
Port Adelaide is coming off a loss to the Lions but that form should hold up nicely and the Power are always tough to beat at home.
Richmond is coming off a rather poor loss to the GWS Giants, where they gave up 125 points and scored only 76. That kind of offensive and defensive output won’t be good enough to see them beating the Power on home soil.
Bookmakers are keeping both teams safe in the betting and they’re expecting a closely-fought contest.
Betting tip: Power to win @ $1.52 Bet Now
Power by 12
7:25pm North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Adelaide Crows @ Marvel Stadium
The Crows were put on notice last week and they didn’t come out with much. The loss to the Geelong Cats on home soil wasn’t good enough and they will need to improve.
Facing the Kangaroos is going to help their cause, as they’re also coming off a disappointing loss to the Hawks, but much more is expected this season of the Crows than the Kangaroos.
Adelaide can make a stand this week and come out guns blazing. If they do, this Kangaroos team is in trouble but punters will need to take Adelaide on faith.
Betting tip: Crows to win @ $1.67 Bet Now
Crows by 12
8:10pm West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle Dockers @ Optus Stadium
The Eagles are coming off an impressive win over the Magpies and they should find playing against Fremantle even easier this week.
Last year’s champions aren’t quite clicking just yet but they’re getting there and despite Fremantle getting off to a hot start this season, that’s unlikely to last.
Fyfe will be in doubt after a heavy concussion and the Eagles should be able to flex their muscles and put up a big margin.
Betting tip: Eagles –33.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Eagles by 42
2:40pm Gold Coast Suns vs. Carlton Blues @ Metricon Stadium
The Suns did well to establish a good lead over the Bulldogs last week before narrowly holding on for the win. It was nervous times for the club but the win was welcomed.
They don’t win all that often and having the chance to notch consecutive wins when beating the Blues this week would be great for Gold Coast. Can they do it? It would take another solid defensive display but they have every chance to do so.
Carlton is coming off a 93-74 loss to the Swans and more will be needed to compete here.
Betting tip: Suns to win @ $1.70 Bet Now
Suns by 8
3:20pm St Kilda Saints vs. Hawthorn Hawks @ Marvel Stadium
Hawthorn hasn’t been overly impressive this season with two wins and one loss, but they should offer too much for the Saints.
The Saints also boast a 2-1 record to date and get the advantage of playing at home, but bookmakers have them at $3 and we’re not surprised to see that head-to-head line.
Hawks have more upside and this is a game they should be winning.
Betting tip: Hawks –18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Hawks by 24