Round 6 of the AFL features a blockbuster five games on Saturday and a bumper card over the rest of the weekend.
The Cats and the Swans highlight the Saturday features but the week kicks off with the Bulldogs vs. Carlton.
We have free tips and form for every Round 6 AFL game this week.
7:50pm Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton @ Etihad Stadium
The Bulldogs will be looking to rebound after a poor 108-54 loss to the Dockers last week and they should have the firepower to do so.
Also looking to rebound is Carlton, which suffered a 10-point loss at home to the West Coast Eagles.
Bookmakers have the Bulldogs as the dominant favourite at home and along with a team which is underachieving this season, the Bulldogs should have enough to get the W.
Punters will need to decide if the Bulldogs can cover the –17.5 and although this should be a close contest for most of the game, the Dogs could pull away late.
Betting tip: Bulldogs –17.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Bulldogs by 26
1:45pm Geelong Cats vs. Sydney Swans @ GMHBA Stadium
That was a stylish win from the Cats last week against the Power, which were one of the best teams in the early season to date.
Winning 84-50 will hold the Cats in good stead for the rest of the season and they come up against a Swans team which will be licking their wounds after a surprising home loss.
Last Friday’s 75-85 loss to Adelaide was a game they expected to win but they shouldn’t be too disappointed losing to last season’s finalists.
That being said, we’re expecting the Cats to be too strong in this blockbuster Friday night contest.
Betting tip: Cats to win @ $1.57 (BET NOW)
Cats by 28
2:10pm North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Port Adelaide Power @ Etihad Stadium
Port Adelaide started the season with a roar but they have come back to earth over the past couple of weeks.
The Power scored only 50 points in a home loss to the Cats last week and a much better all-round performance is going to be needed against the Kangaroos, which played well last week.
The Kangaroos scored a 98-70 win over the Hawks and whilst it wasn’t a perfect performance, it showed good signs moving forward.
Bookmakers have the Power as strong favourites and we couldn’t disagree with that.
Betting tip: Port Adelaide to win @ $1.45 (BET NOW)
Port Adelaide by 30
4:35pm GWS Giants vs. Brisbane Lions @ Spotless Stadium
For some reason the Lions were favoured to beat the Suns last week but the bookies aren’t making the same error this time around.
The Giants are the $1.12 favourites and currently sit second on the table. The likelihood for the Giants losing to the lowly Lions doesn’t seem good and we’re predicting this game to be over my halftime.
Currently the line is set at 38.5 but that could change throughout the week so grab the value when it’s on offer.
Betting tip: Giants –38.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Giants by 50
7:25pm Hawthorn Hawks vs. St Kilda Saints @ University of Tasmania Stadium
Neither the Hawks or the Saints have been overly consistent this season but the Hawks have looked the more impressive.
Despite losing to the Kangaroos last week, there wasn’t much wrong in the performance of the Hawks and returning to Tasmania is going to help their chances.
Coming off a rare draw are the Saints, which battled well to halve the points with Greater Western Sydney.
That effort should spur the Saints on but they have never been a great team on the road and the Hawks should get back on track here.
Betting tip: Hawthorn 1-39 @ $2.10 (BET NOW)
Hawthorn by 30
7:40pm Adelaide vs. Gold Coast @ Adelaide Oval
Adelaide got back on track with an upset win over the Swans last week and that’s going to give them a stack of confidence for the rest of the season.
The Crows were relatively poor to start the season, despite having a top roster, but they have rebounded well recently and the Gold Coast Suns could be on the hiding to nothing.
Coming off a win against Brisbane isn’t exactly form to gloat about and the bookmakers have this game spot on. Brisbane are the $7 underdogs and should get handily beaten.
Betting tip: Adelaide –47.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Adelaide by 60
1:10pm Essendon Bombers vs. Melbourne Demons @ Etihad Stadium
North Melbourne were awful against the Hawks in Round 4 and it’s tough to see them playing well against Essendon, which were big winners in Round 4.
The Bombers got back on track with a win over the Power and we’re surprised to see the odds on offer from bookmakers.
Melbourne are the current $1.84 favourites, which has caught us off guard, but we’ll take the value on offer with Essendon with some satisfaction.
Betting tip: Essendon to win @ $1.97 (BET NOW)
Essendon by 10
3:20pm Collingwood Magpies vs. Richmond Tigers @ MCG
Collingwood made a nice resurgence to win in Round 4 against Adelaide and that form has been franked since.
The Magpies looked like the team all their fans hoped they would be but keeping that level of play at a consistent level will be the real test.
Taking on the Tigers is going to be a good test and they were simply outstanding when beating Brisbane by 110-17 in Round 4.
Playing at the MCG shouldn’t pose any problems for the Tigers and we’re predicting a close and exciting contest.
Betting tip: Richmond to win @ $1.51 (BET NOW)
Richmond by 19
4:40pm Fremantle Dockers vs. West Coast Eagles @ Optus Stadium
This should be an even contest and the bookmakers have it that way.
West Coast comes into this game with momentum after defeating Carlton last week and Fremantle also bring in confidence after putting away the Bulldogs.
The win from Fremantle was slightly more impressive than that from the Eagles and punters are getting good value on offer to close the week.
Betting tip: Dockers to win @ $2.15 (BET NOW)
Dockers by 10