Round 7 features many games which are meant to be one-sided affairs but there is good value on offer with bookmakers.
This season has provided many ups and downs so far and with only six rounds having been played so far, there’s plenty of time for some more upsets.
We have free tips for every AFL Round 7 game this week.
7:50pm Geelong Cats vs. GWS Giants @ GMHBA Stadium
The Cats didn’t quite look like themselves against the Swans last week, losing 86-69, but they could rebound nicely against the GWS here.
The Giants did enough to score a win over Brisbane last week, but that’s not exactly a difficult task.
Handling the big men of the Cats is going to be tricky and we think punters are getting good odds to kick off the week.
Betting tip: Geelong to win @ $1.62 (BET NOW)
Geelong by 13
1:45pm Western Bulldogs vs. Gold Coast Suns @ Mars Stadium
The Western Bulldogs scored a big win the last time these two sides met, winning 110-56 last season and that should give them confidence.
It hasn’t been a great start to the season for either team and although the Suns sit at 3-3, they have probably over achieved to this point.
Losing 110-62 last week was a result similar to what most punters predicted for the Suns and it could be more pain again this week.
The Bulldogs should come through with an easy win.
Betting tip: Bulldogs 1-39 @ $2 (BET NOW)
Bulldogs by 22
2:10pm Essendon Bombers vs. Hawthorn Hawks @ MCG
After a good start to the season, the Bombers are starting to find their ceiling and that could spell bad news.
They still own a more than capable team on paper but there are worrying signs at some positions.
Taking on the Hawks could prove difficult for the Bombers as the Hawks are coming off a 89-54 win last week.
This game could go either way and Essendon has potential but the Hawks should have too much professionalism.
Betting tip: Hawthorn to win @ $1.62 (BET NOW)
Hawthorn by 18
2:35pm West Coast Eagles vs. Port Adelaide Power @ Optus Stadium
AFL fans and punters alike should have watering mouths at this game and it should live up to its potential.
The Eagles have five wins and one loss this season and the Power at 4-2 after a great start to the season.
Having beaten the Power by two points last time they met, the Eagles will be looking to notch another win at home and their defence could come to the fore here.
We should see some exciting footy and if the conditions remain good, this game could be one of the highest scoring this season.
Betting tip: West Coast to win @ $1.78 (BET NOW)
West Coast by 14
7:25pm Sydney Swans vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos @ SCG
The Swans are hot favourites to win this game and based on last week’s results, it’s not hard to see why.
North Melbourne is coming off a 102-69 defeat at the hands of Port Adelaide and the Swans scored a tough win over the Cats.
Bookmakers are offering $5.75 for the Kangaroos to win and although this game could be tighter than the bookmakers are predicting, the Swans should come away with the victory.
Are the Swans 33.5 points better? We don’t think so.
Betting tip: Kangaroos +33.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Swans by 25
7:40pm Adelaide Crows vs. Carlton @ Adelaide Oval
Adelaide are back on track after suffering a couple of poor losses early in the season.
A win over the Suns last week enabled the Crows to spread their wings and we’re expecting more of the same this week against Carlton, which scored only 59 points against the Bulldogs.
This is expected to be a cake walk for the Crows and at $1.05 in the head-to-head market, it’s tough to disagree with bookmakers.
Betting tip: Adelaide –55.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Adelaide by 64
1:10pm Richmond Tigers vs. Fremantle @ MCG
The Tigers pulled away late against the Magpies last week but the game was much closer for most of the first half.
Class inevitably kicked in and a win over Fremantle should be on the horizon this week as Fremantle looks to rebound after a loss to the Eagles.
They scored 81 points in the losing effort last week and while there were some positives, the loss won’t do their season any good.
Tigers to roll here.
Betting tip: Richmond –35.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Richmond by 40
3:20pm St Kilda vs. Melbourne Demons @ Etihad Stadium
Melbourne scored an impressive 108-72 win over Essendon last week and that signaled their intentions this season.
The Demons have three wins and three losses this season but they’re a team on the improve and coming up against a struggled St Kilda team is only going to help their chances.
The Saints need a higher intervention to seemingly produce a win this season and bookmakers have this game spot on with the odds.
$1.34 for the Demons isn’t a price most punters would be comfortable in taking, but it’s worth including in multi bets.
Betting tip: Melbourne –20.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Melbourne by 30
4:40pm Brisbane Lions vs. Collingwood Magpies @ The Gabba
We’re surprised at the odds for this game and the respect given to the Lions.
They have been dismal this season and Collingwood, although losers last week, looked impressive at times.
The Magpies should have too much class for the Lions and although playing at The Gabba should spur them on a touch, the talent just isn’t there this season.
Comfortable victory for the Magpies.
Betting tip: Collingwood –18.5 @ $1.92 (BET NOW)
Collingwood by 40