2020 AFL Round 5 โ€“ Tips, Predictions & Odds

AFL action continues this week and there are some exciting games on the schedule. Collingwood vs. Essendon and Brisbane vs. Port Adelaide headlines the card.

We have expert betting tips for all nine AFL Round 5 games this week.

All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

AFL Round 5 Tips

Thursday 2/7/20

7:40pm Carlton Blues vs. St Kilda Saints @ Marvel Stadium

St Kilda is coming off a tidy effort against the Richmond Tigers and that momentum could carry forward to this week.

The Saints were strong in handing the Tigers their second straight loss, winning 93-67, and scoring 15 goals.

Carlton just got the win over Essendon but this game could prove too tough for them on Thursday night.

Betting tip: Saints to win @ $1.62 Bet Now

St Kilda by 12

Friday 3/7/20

7:50pm Collingwood Magpies vs. Essendon Bombers @ MCG

Essendon have had a tough couple of weeks and itโ€™s not about to get any easier against Collingwood.

The Bombers lost to the Blues by one point last week but that was a game they probably should have won.

Collingwood is coming off a two-point loss to the Giants and they will be out for redemption this week. The Magpies had looked good prior and weโ€™re expecting an improved effort.

Betting tip: Collingwood โ€“18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now

Collingwood by 24

Saturday 4/7/20

1:45pm West Coast Eagles vs. Sydney Swans @ Metricon Stadium

It was more suffering for the West Coast Eagles last week, losing to the Port Adelaide Power by 48 points.

The Eagles canโ€™t seem to get going in 2020 and the Swans are in the same category following a 67-39 loss to the Western Bulldogs.

It is tough to split these teams but the Eagles shouldnโ€™t be far off finding form and the Swans are easier than the Power.

Betting tip: West Coast to win Bet Now

West Coast by 17

4:35pm Geelong Cats vs. Gold Coast Suns @ GMBHA Stadium

The Cats did what they needed to do against Melbourne, but it wasnโ€™t a convincing effort.

Geelong scored a 47-44 win over the Demons but theyโ€™re about to face a resurgent Gold Coast Suns side that is riding a winning streak.

The Suns extended their winning streak over the Dockers last week and we give them an outside chance of winning this game.

Take the Suns with the points as they are a confident outfit.

Betting tip: Suns +18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now

Suns by 3

7:40pm Western Bulldogs vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Marvel Stadium

The Bulldogs have had the benefit of over a week’s rest and that could pay dividends this week.

They are coming off a win over the Sydney Swans and there is good early betting support coming their way.

North Melbourne lost to Hawthorn but they made a late comeback to bridge the gap to four points. It was an inconsistent effort but itโ€™s clear that the ability is there.

We are leaning the Bulldogs in a tight contest.

Betting tip: Western Bulldogs to win @ $1.65 Bet Now

Western Bulldogs by 10

7:40pm Brisbane Lions vs. Port Adelaide Power @ Gabba

A cracker of a game as two in-form teams do battle at The Gabba. The Lions are coming off a win over the Adelaide Crows where they scored 10 goals and an incredible 23 behinds.

A more polished effort will be needed against the Power, who scored 13 goals when beating West Coast by 48 points.

Brisbane plays well at home but we are giving the edge to the Power. It could be their season and we like the way they are travelling.

Betting tip: Port Adelaide to win @ $1.97 Bet Now

Port Adelaide by 6

Sunday 5/7/20

1:05pm Adelaide Crows vs. Fremantle Dockers @ Metricon Stadium

There isnโ€™t much to get excited about for Adelaide fans this season. They lost again to the Lions last week and scoring only 46 points isnโ€™t going to cut it.

Fremantle can get back to winning form after suffering defeat at the hands of the Suns. They should find this game easier and bookmakers are offering good odds.

The $1.66 for Fremantle to win is value.

Betting tip: Fremantle to win @ $1.66 Bet Now

Fremantle by 19

3:35pm Melbourne Demons vs. Richmond Tigers @ MCG

Melbourne pushed the Geelong Cats to within three points last week and that should give them confidence heading into this game.

Richmond suffered yet another loss to St Kilda and they arenโ€™t showing the same form in 2020 compared to the last few years.

It is tough to pick a winner between these two teams but the Demons might pull off a minor upset at home.

Betting tip: Melbourne Demons to win Bet Now

Melbourne by 7

6:10pm GWS Giants vs. Hawthorn Hawks @ GIANTS Stadium

The Giants got a much-needed win over the Magpies last week and they should look to build on that effort.

They held on for the two-point victory but they face a Hawthorn team with a bit of momentum following consecutive wins.

It has been a good turnaround since the loss to Geelong. Wins over Richmond and North Melbourne hold them in good stead for this game, but weโ€™re going with the Giants at home.

Betting tip: Giants to win @ $1.52 Bet Now

Giants by 11

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Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.



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