We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 7, which starts with Richmond Tigers vs Western Bulldogs on Friday.
It’s the first of nine quality matchups, that includes Brisbane vs Port Adelaide, Adelaide vs GWS, and Essendon vs Carlton.
We do the form of every game in the AFL to find the best value picks this week.
AFL Round 7 Tips
7:50pm Richmond Tigers vs Western Bulldogs @ MCG
The Richmond Tigers started well against Melbourne last week, but were quickly overhauled in the second quarter.
It was a disappointing effort, especially considering the likes of Dustin Martin were celebrating milestones. A bounce-back effort is needed against the Western Bulldogs, who were impressive.
The Bulldogs got the better of the Giants 104-65, so we’re not surprised at the odds. They are the firm favourites to extend their winning streak.
Betting tip: Western Bulldogs –11.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bulldogs by 20
1:45pm Collingwood Magpies vs Gold Coast Suns @ MCG
There isn’t much for Magpies’ fans to get excited about so far this season. They come off another loss to Essendon and Gold Coast was impressive last week.
The Suns scored an upset 100-60 win over Sydney and another upset is needed. However, Collingwood has very little confidence at the moment and they are there for the taking.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see this game come down to the final five minutes.
Betting tip: Gold Coast Suns +16.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Magpies by 3
2:10pm Adelaide Crows vs GWS Giants @ Adelaide Oval
Just when it looked like the Adelaide Crows would bounce back against the Hawks, they suffer a three-point loss late in the game.
Adelaide is a capable team at its best and playing at Adelaide Oval could be enough to get them over the line on Saturday.
GWS comes off a big loss to the Bulldogs, and although the level of opposition decreases here, they could struggle again.
Betting tip: Adelaide Crows to win @ $2.12 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Crows by 10
4:35pm St Kilda Saints vs Hawthorn Hawks @ Marvel Stadium
St Kilda comes off a heavy loss to Port Adelaide, which is why we’re surprised at the odds for this contest.
The Saints are $1.58 favourites against the Hawks, which fought doggedly to beat the Adelaide Crows in Round 6. It was a tough outing and one that could galvanise this unit.
St Kilda will need a big turnaround and although it’s possible, we’re taking the value odds available with Hawthorn.
Betting tip: Hawthorn Hawks to win @ $2.39 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Hawks by 5
7:25pm Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide Power @ Gabba
Saturday night sees a thriller between the Lions and Power, which come off quality Round 6 wins.
The Brisbane Lions scored a 103-85 win over Carlton and Port Adelaide continued its dominance when beating St Kilda 93-39.
It was a terrific defensive performance from the Power and although Brisbane has the home ground advantage, we think Port will be too slippery.
It should be a close game, so take Port Adelaide in the head-to-head market.
Betting tip: Port Adelaide Power @ $1.66 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Power by 6
7:25pm Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats @ SCG
A much better showing is needed from the Swans this week after being hammered by the Gold Coast Suns last week.
The Swans now take on the Cats, who punished West Coast 136-39. Based on that effort, we can’t believe bookmakers have Geelong at $1.59 for this game.
We priced the Cats at $1.30, so we’ll happily take the odds available. Geelong should be too strong for the Swans on Saturday night.
Betting tip: Geelong Cats –8.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Cats by 21
1:30pm North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Melbourne Demons @ Blundstone Arena
The tough season continues for the North Melbourne Kangaroos and we don’t see it changing against Melbourne.
The Demons were explosive against Richmond last week and they could be a team ready to win a premiership. Getting past the Kangaroos is almost a formality and it’s reflected in the betting.
Bookmakers are giving North Melbourne 55.5 points, which is a healthy start. However, Melbourne has the power to put this game away quickly.
Betting tip: Melbourne Demons –55.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Demons by 72
3:20pm Essendon Bombers vs Carlton Blues @ MCG
Essendon were powerful winners over Collingwood last week and it could be a season-defining win.
The Bombers scored 109-85 and although Carlton is not an easy team to beat, they are coming off an 18-point loss to the Lions.
Essendon is a team that can fire up on any given day and we don’t think they should be underdogs for this contest. We give the edge to the Bombers and punters can snap up the value.
Betting tip: Essendon Bombers to win @ $2.17 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bombers by 10
4:40pm West Coast Eagles vs Fremantle Dockers @ Optus Stadium
West Coast couldn’t fire a shot against Geelong last week, so a bounce-back performance is needed against Fremantle.
The Dockers got the job done against North Melbourne and the 51-point win was good. However, they will need to play better to win in Round 7.
It’s one of the hardest games to predict this week but we’re going with the Dockers. They should improve over the course of the season and punters can lock in value odds.
Betting tip: Fremantle Dockers to win @ $2.35 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dockers by 7
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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.