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.
AFL Round 5 Betting Tips
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
7:50pm Collingwood Magpies vs. Essendon Bombers @ MCG
Essendon have had a tough couple of weeks and it’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 we’re expecting an improved effort.
Betting tip: Collingwood –18.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Collingwood by 24
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 can’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 shouldn’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 wasn’t a convincing effort.
Geelong scored a 47-44 win over the Demons but they’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 it’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
1:05pm Adelaide Crows vs. Fremantle Dockers @ Metricon Stadium
There isn’t much to get excited about for Adelaide fans this season. They lost again to the Lions last week and scoring only 46 points isn’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 aren’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 we’re going with the Giants at home.
Betting tip: Giants to win @ $1.52 Bet Now
Giants by 11