2022 AFL Round 7 Expert Tips & Predictions

We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 7, which kicks off on Friday with the West Coast Eagles vs Richmond Tigers.

Punters have been loving the Aussie Rules action and Round 7 promises to deliver huge results.

All odds are with PlayUp. You can join PlayUp by clicking HERE.

AFL Round 7 Tips

Friday 29/04/22

8:10pm West Coast Eagles vs Richmond Tigers @ Optus Stadium

The West Coast Eagles need to turn their form around after an embarrassing 117-33 loss to Port Adelaide.

They now face a struggling Richmond Tigers outfit, which stayed with the Melbourne Demons, but it’s another loss on their record.

Betting markets have the Tigers as favourites and we’re giving them the slight edge, but it should be close.

Betting tip: Richmond Tigers @ $1.57 Bet @ PlayUp

Tigers by 8

Saturday 30/04/22

1:45pm Geelong Cats vs Fremantle Dockers @ GMHBA Stadium

Despite coming off an easy 121-61 win over the North Melbourne Kangaroos, there is some trepidation in betting markets.

The Cats are well-positioned for another tilt at the title, but there could be more upside to the Fremantle Dockers, who are starting to put it all together.

There is value in taking the Dockers with the points as we’re expecting a close contest.

Betting tip: Fremantle Dockers +14.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Dockers by 3

2:10pm Adelaide Crows vs GWS Giants @ Adelaide Oval

The Adelaide Crows are doing better than we expected and they did well to beat the Bulldogs 63-62 last week.

It’s a confidence-building win for the Crows, who could capitalise on the GWS Giants, who come off a loss to the St Kilda Saints.

We have always enjoyed betting on the Crows at Adelaide Oval and this is an ideal time to jump on their back at $1.70, which is a fair price.

Betting tip: Adelaide Crows @ $1.70 Bet @ PlayUp

Crows by 14

4:35pm Melbourne Demons vs Hawthorn Hawks @ MCG

There doesn’t appear to be any slowing down the Melbourne Demons and Hawthorn isn’t a team that’s likely to change that.

We have faith that Melbourne will win this game comfortably, but covering –30.5 won’t be easy. However, we don’t have much faith in the Hawks, especially after a 109-68 loss to the Sydney Swans last week.

Take Melbourne to continue its domination.

Betting tip: Melbourne Demons –30.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Demons by 42

7:25pm St Kilda Saints vs Port Adelaide Power @ Cazalys Stadium

We like what the St Kilda Saints produced against the Giants last week and that form could carry over against the Power.

The 77-60 win was a good defensive effort and playing at home should only increase their chances of success, so we’re not surprised by the odds available.

Port Adelaide was dominant when beating the Eagles 117-33, but circumstances are different here and they could struggle to score consecutive wins.

Betting tip: St Kilda Saints –8.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Saints by 14

7:25pm Carlton Blues vs North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Marvel Stadium

The Carlton Blues are a solid team in 2022 and they should easily account for the hapless North Melbourne Kangaroos.

There were some decent expectations for the Kangaroos early on, but it’s looking like a repeat of 2021 after some dreadful performances.

The Blues are currently –24.5 favourites and we think they should win with ease, so take the line before it moves.

Betting tip: Carlton Blues –24.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Blues by 40

Sunday 1/05/22

1:10pm Collingwood Magpies vs Gold Coast Suns @ MCG

Collingwood had to dig deep to beat Essendon on Monday and we like the way it finishing the game off in the fourth quarter.

It holds the Magpies in good stead against the Gold Coast Suns, who couldn’t muster much defence against the Brisbane Lions in a 132-80 defeat.

Bookmakers have the Magpies as –17.5 favourites and that’s a fair line. The Magpies are trending in the right direction, so stick with them.

Betting tip: Collingwood Magpies –17.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Magpies by 22

3:20pm Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Bombers @ Marvel Stadium

We saw enough from the Bombers last week to suggest they have potential, but the Western Bulldogs could be the more desperate team.

They suffered a one-point home loss to the Adelaide Crows, and scoring only 62 points won’t do their confidence levels any good. However, we expect a bounce back effort.

Covering the 17.5-point spread won’t be easy if Essendon turns up, but take the home side to secure a comfortable win.

Betting tip: Western Bulldogs –17.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Bulldogs by 25

4:40pm Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions @ SCG

The game of the round happens on Sunday as the Swans look to extend their impressive start against the equally-impressive Brisbane Lions.

It’s tough to bet against either team, but we’re giving the slight edge to the Sydney Swans, who have the benefit of playing at home.

It should be a fantastic end to Round 7, but with money coming for the Swans, we’re backing them to get the job done.

Betting tip: Sydney Swans @ $1.77 Bet @ PlayUp

Swans by 10

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About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.