We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 5, which kicks off on Thursday with the Brisbane Lions vs Collingwood Magpies.
Punters have been loving the Aussie Rules action so far and Easter Weekend promises to deliver huge results.
AFL Round 5 Tips
7:35pm Brisbane Lions vs Collingwood Magpies @ Gabba
The Brisbane Lions have made their intentions clear and we expect them to bounce back from a tough loss to the Geelong Cats.
It was a blip on the radar for the Lions, who should get back to their best against the Magpies, who couldn’t muster much against the Eagles last week.
Bookmakers are siding with the Lions, who are –25.5 favourites. It’s a big line, but they’re the best team in this fixture.
Betting tip: Brisbane Lions –25.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Picklebet
Lions by 32
4:20pm North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Western Bulldogs @ Marvel Stadium
It takes a brave punter to back the North Melbourne Kangaroos and we’re not that brave.
They have struggled in the opening few rounds and we can’t see them sticking with the Western Bulldogs, who are looking to bounce back after a defeat to Richmond.
There is 35.5 points between them with bookmakers, but we expect the Bulldogs to be far too classy, especially in the second half.
Betting tip: Western Bulldogs –35.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Picklebet
Bulldogs by 45
7:40pm West Coast Eagles vs Sydney Swans @ Optus Stadium
We like what the Sydney Swans have done so far and we’re backing them to beat the West Coast Eagles.
It hasn’t been all smooth sailing for the Swans, but they pulled out the goods against the Kangaroos last week, which should give them confidence.
They will need to play well to beat the Eagles, but as the market suggests, they’ll be tough to beat on Friday.
Betting tip: Sydney Swans –10.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Picklebet
Swans by 13
1:35pm St Kilda Saints vs Gold Coast Suns @ Marvel Stadium
St Kilda were terrific when beating the Hawks 142-73 despite allowing two goals in the opening two minutes.
It was a top effort and we expect the Saints to continue their march against the Gold Coast Suns, who also looked good last week.
The Suns got the better of Carlton but meet a team with much more offensive power in the Saints, so we expect them to struggle.
Betting tip: St Kilda Saints –18.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Picklebet
Saints by 25
4:35pm Adelaide Crows vs Richmond Tigers @ Adelaide Oval
Adelaide did well to stick with the Essendon Bombers last week, but the 103-99 was another loss for the struggling franchise.
It was a much better week for the Tigers, who roared with a 99-61 win over the Bulldogs, so that’s the better form guide.
Bookmakers have the Tigers at $1.52 in head-to-head markets. We expected them to be around $1.40, so take the value available.
Betting tip: Richmond Tigers –10.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Picklebet
Tigers by 18
7:25pm Melbourne Demons vs GWS Giants @ MCG
It wasn’t an offensive masterclass from the Demons against Port Adelaide, but it was a tidy effort.
They won on the road 68-36 in what was a defensive battle, which holds them in good stead against the Giants.
The Giants managed only 54 points in a loss to Fremantle, so we’re not surprised by the –22.5 line in favor of Melbourne, which should score a comfortable win at home.
Betting tip: Melbourne Demons –22.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Picklebet
Demons by 32
1:40pm Carlton Blues vs Port Adelaide Power @ MCG
We were disappointed with the Blues last week. Just when it looks like they could build some momentum, they play poorly against the Suns.
They’ll need to bounce back against an equally disappointing Port Adelaide Power outfit, who were stymied against Melbourne.
Scoring only 36 points isn’t ideal form and we are more confident in the Blues’ ability to hit back.
Betting tip: Carlton Blues @ $1.59 Bet @ Picklebet
Blues by 10
4:40pm Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers @ Marvel Stadium
There were plenty of positive signs for the Fremantle Dockers, who scored an 88-54 win over the Giants.
It showed their potential of winning consistently in the AFL, but they now face a Bombers team searching for consecutive victories.
Essendon held on gamely to beat Adelaide. However, it’s not the best form guide and we fancy the Dockers to score another win.
Betting tip: Fremantle Dockers @ $1.98 Bet @ Picklebet
Dockers by 5
3:20pm Hawthorn Hawks vs Geelong Cats @ MCG
The Geelong Cats were strong when beating the Lions and that form is much better than the Hawks’ heavy loss to the Saints.
We thought the Cats would be shorter in the market, so the –16.5 line is generous and we think punters can cash in on Monday.
Class should prevail, so take the Cats to score comfortably.
Betting tip: Geelong Cats –16.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Picklebet
Cats by 28
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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.