Punters have enjoyed a quality AFL season to date and action continues for Round 6.
Action starts on Thursday night with the Cats vs. Lions blockbuster and we have expert betting tips for all nine AFL Round 6 games this week.
AFL Round 6 Tips
7:40pm Geelong Cats vs. Brisbane Lions @ SCG
Geelong looked the goods against the Gold Coast Suns last week, scoring 89 points and scoring 13 goals.
They still need to start converting more behinds into goals, but their confidence should have returned with the victory.
It was an even better result for Brisbane, who defeated the Port Adelaide Power by 37 points. The Lions were 12.13 but it was a comprehensive defensive effort.
We are going with Brisbane in a close one.
Betting tip: Brisbane to win @ $1.72 Bet Now
Lions by 7
7:50pm Collingwood Magpies vs. Hawthorn Hawks @ GIANTS Stadium
The Magpies fought right to the final whistle last week but were ultimately downed by the Essendon Bombers.
Scoring only seven goals isn’t going to win many games, even with a shortened clock. However, they could get back to winning ways against the Hawks.
Hawthorn also scored only seven goals, with their loss coming to the GWS Giants. It wasn’t a good showing and they meet another quality outfit this week.
Betting tip: Collingwood to win @ $1.72 Bet Now
Collingwood by 12
12:35pm Fremantle Dockers vs. St Kilda Saints @ Metricon Stadium
It was a superb defensive effort from Fremantle against Adelaide last week. They scored only 54 points but held a woeful Crows side to only 34 points.
They face a harder task this week against a Saints side coming off a 73-55 win over Carlton. It also gives them more rest for this game, having won on Thursday.
However, we are predicting an upset and punters are getting value odds with Fremantle.
Betting tip: Fremantle to win @ $3.15 Bet Now
Fremantle by 12
3:05pm West Coast Eagles vs. Adelaide Crows @ Gabba
The West Coast Eagles are firm favourites for this game and given their opposition, that isn’t surprising.
The Adelaide Crows have been the worst team in 2020 and they look lost. There is no leadership and they are simply not scoring enough goals.
West Coast are tough to beat on any given day and the day should belong to them.
Betting tip: West Coast –30.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
West Coast by 45
6:05pm Melbourne Demons vs. Gold Coast Suns @ GIANTS Stadium
Both the Demons and Suns are coming off Round 5 losses, so it will be interesting to see which team bounces back best.
Melbourne lost to Richmond by 27 points, so it wasn’t an entirely bad effort. Richmond were due a winning turn and the Demons showed good form prior to that.
Gold Coast were also playing well before losing to Geelong. They will need to be defensively better this week but it should be a tight contest.
Betting tip: Melbourne to win @ $1.80 Bet Now
Melbourne by 5
7:40pm Essendon Bombers vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Metricon Stadium
The Bombers played brilliantly to beat Collingwood last week and we’re backing them in again this week.
Essendon scored a 63-48 win where the lead throughout most of the game and staved off a late Collingwood comeback.
North Melbourne weren’t as impressive, going down 87-38 to the Western Bulldogs. Another loss could be on the cards for the Kangaroos.
Betting tip: Essendon to win @ $1.58 Bet Now
Essendon by 18
1:05pm Port Adelaide Power vs. GWS Giants @ Metricon Stadium
This is the time of the season when the Power typically regress and that was evident last week.
They lost heavily to the Brisbane Lions and they now face a Giants team that looked impressive when beating the Hawks last Sunday.
GWS scored 11 goals and although the Power can score big totals, they might struggle against this good defensive outfit.
Betting tip: GWS to win @ $1.83 Bet Now
GWS by 14
3:35pm Richmond Tigers vs. Sydney Swans @ Gabba
The Tigers needed to win in Round 5 and they didn’t disappoint. It was a strong win over the Melbourne Demons and scoring 12 goals will give them plenty of confidence.
They face a Sydney Swans team that is looking to bounce back after a 44-point loss to the West Coast Eagles.
Bookies have opened the Tigers as $1.65 favourites, which is surprisingly good odds.
Betting tip: Richmond to win @ $1.65 Bet Now
Richmond by 10
6:45pm Carlton Blues vs. Western Bulldogs @ Metricon Stadium
Carlton has had plenty of time to rest following a 73-55 loss St Kilda last Thursday. They were outmuscled on that occasion and will need to be better this week.
The Western Bulldogs scored an easy 87-38 win over North Melbourne and they could continue on with that form.
Punters are getting good odds with the Bulldogs and they are worth taking.
Betting tip: Bulldogs –11.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Bulldogs by 18
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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.