We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 6, which starts with GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs on Friday, April 23.
Round 6 promises to be a huge week of action, which includes the Cats vs Eagles, Demons vs Tigers, and Magpies vs Bombers.
We do the form of every game in the AFL to find the best value picks.
AFL Round 6 Tips
7:50pm GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs @ Manuka Oval
The Giants were gutsy beating the Sydney Swans last week and another tough matchup is expected on Friday.
GWS take on the Western Bulldogs, which showed their prowess when beating Gold Coast 118-56. The 62-point win could have been much bigger after scoring 16 behinds, but the Bulldogs won’t be complaining.
A mighty task awaits the Giants on Friday and although they were game last week, the Bulldogs should continue their winning run to start the week.
Betting tip: Western Bulldogs –19.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bulldogs by 27
1:45pm Geelong Cats vs West Coast Eagles @ GMHBA Stadium
A blockbuster is expected to kick off super Saturday as the Geelong Cats host the West Coast Eagles.
The Cats come off a 77-47 win over North Melbourne, which was a solid effort without being overly impressive. The 10.17 score line wasn’t ideal but they did enough to get by the easy beats of the 2021 competition.
West Coast was strong in beating Collingwood and we’re not surprised by the bookmakers’ odds. Geelong is the 1.81 favorite, but West Coast could firm throughout the week.
We like the Eagles to get the better of the home side.
Betting tip: West Coast Eagles to win @ $2.04 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Eagles by 14
1:45pm Gold Coast Suns vs Sydney Swans @ Metricon Stadium
Sydney couldn’t muster in the final stage against the GWS Giants after holding a significant lead throughout the game.
It was a disappointing finish for the Swans, which had looked good prior to the loss. However, the silver lining could be playing the Suns on Saturday.
Gold Coast continues to struggle and it could be another long season. Despite coming off a 62-point loss, they are paying only $2.60 against Sydney. We expected the Swans to be much shorter.
Take the value with the Swans in a bounce-back effort.
Betting tip: Sydney Swans –11.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Swans by 22
4:35pm Carlton Blues vs Brisbane Lions @ Marvel Stadium
The Brisbane Lions were able to stretch their legs against the Essendon Bombers, winning by 57 points in a one-sided affair.
It was a much-needed win for the Lions and this week looms as a must-win for the Carlton Blues, who were handled by Port Adelaide last week.
Carlton never got warm when scoring 9.14. The 28-point loss was a disappointing effort for a team that were well-backed to win.
Playing another game at home helps and we think Carlton can bounce back in style.
Betting tip: Carlton Blues to win @ $2.23 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Blues by 10
7:25pm Melbourne Demons vs Richmond Tigers @ MCG
Melbourne took care of the Hawks last week and they will be confident of another victory on Saturday.
Playing Richmond is much harder than playing Hawthorn, but we’re liking what the Demons have done over the last few weeks.
Richmond was devastating against St Kilda, allowing just 48 points and scoring 134. It was their best performance this season and bookmakers have adjusted lines because of it.
Richmond is the $1.55 favourite, but expect a competitive game from Melbourne. We like the Demons to score an upset win.
Betting tip: Melbourne Demons +11.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Demons by 7
8:10pm Fremantle Dockers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Optus Stadium
Fremantle battled back from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Adelaide by 12 points on Sunday. It was a tough effort, especially at Adelaide Oval.
The Dockers now welcome the North Melbourne Kangaroos, who will be living at the bottom of the table for most of the season.
It will be an easy win for Fremantle, but covering the 41.5-point spread won’t be easy. That is a sizable margin and although the Kangaroos are no good, they’re good enough to lose by 41 points or less.
Betting tip: North Melbourne Kangaroos +41.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dockers by 35
12:30pm Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows @ University of Tasmania Stadium
Hawthorn will need to turn its season around against Adelaide on Sunday and it gets a good chance.
The Crows made a good start to their season, but looked poor in the second half against Fremantle last week. It could be a case of starting strong for Adelaide, but slowly dropping down the ladder.
The Hawks won’t get a better chance to score a rare AFL win this season and we like their chances at home.
Betting tip: Hawthorn Hawks to win @ $1.65 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hawks by 14
3:20pm Collingwood Magpies vs Essendon Bombers @ MCG
Collingwood is facing a must-win moment early in the season, as the doubts are starting to grow following another loss.
The Magpies couldn’t muster against West Coast and quick improvement is needed against Essendon, which is also struggling.
Both teams need a shot in the arm, but the edge goes to Collingwood. It might be struggling, but losing to Essendon would signal some serious trouble.
It should be a close game, but stick with the Pies.
Betting tip: Collingwood Magpies to win @ $1.73 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Magpies by 3
6:40pm Port Adelaide Power vs St Kilda Saints @ Adelaide Oval
We like what the Port Adelaide Power is doing this season and the 96-68 win over Carlton was an excellent effort away from home.
Returning to Adelaide Oval to face the Saints is ideal and St Kilda is coming off a confidence-denting loss to the Richmond Tigers.
The Saints were manhandled and they won’t find it any easier this week. Take the Power to score a comfortable victory.
Betting tip: Port Adelaide Power –26.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Power by 32
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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.