Nine AFL games on the schedule in Round 7 and we have free expert tips, form and odds for every game.
The round starts on Friday this week with the Magpies vs. Power and Super Saturday features a five-game feast.
7:50pm Collingwood Magpies vs. Port Adelaide Power @ Marvel Stadium
Collingwood scored a 73-69 win over Essendon last week – one of only two games that were decided by a goal or less. It was a strong win over a dangerous side and they should enjoy playing against the Power.
Port Adelaide were 88-72 winners over North Melbourne in Round 6 and it was a solid showing, but they’re always better at home and playing Collingwood in Melbourne isn’t easy.
Magpies are a team with Grand Final experience and that should show up here.
Betting tip: Collingwood -21.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Collingwood by 30
1:45pm Melbourne Demons vs. Hawthorn Hawks @ MCG
Bookmakers are having a hard time splitting these two teams and we’re a little surprised.
Melbourne Demons have been, for the most part, awful this season and although they’re playing at home, the Hawks are in winning form.
Melbourne scored only 42 points against the Tigers last week and we can’t put that performance out of our minds.
Betting tip: Hawks to win @ $1.99 Bet Now
Hawks by 14
1:45pm GWS Giants vs. St Kilda Saints @ Manuka Oval
GWS were supreme winners last week when posting a 120-79 win over the Swans and we’re expecting that form to continue this week.
The Saints were poor at home, scoring only 68 points when giving up 97 to the Adelaide Crows and this week isn’t going to be much easier.
Bookmakers are expecting the Giants to put away the Saints with ease and we’re predicting a one-sided affair also.
Betting tip: Giants –21.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Giants by 40
4:35pm Brisbane Lions vs. Sydney Swans @ Gabba
This has been an improved season to date from the Brisbane Lions and they did what they needed to do against the Gold Coast Suns last week.
The 111-62 win showed off their scoring and defensive ability, which will be needed against the Swans here. Sydney were average last week against the Giants, giving up 120 points in a one-sided loss.
More will be expected against easier opposition this week but we’re still giving the edge to the Lions, which love playing in front of their home crowd.
Betting tip: Lions –14.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Lions by 21
7:25pm Western Bulldogs vs. Richmond Tigers @ Marvel Stadium
Richmond have been well-backed in early markets to win this game and that’s on the back of a strong Wednesday win over the Demons.
The 85-42 win was a solid display of footy and they will get the benefit of having 10 days off between games.
The Bulldogs won’t be so lucky with seven days off having lost to Fremantle 88-69 last week and it’s tough seeing them turn around that performance so quickly.
This is the Tigers’ game to lose.
Betting tip: Tigers –23.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Tigers by 28
8:10pm West Coast Eagles vs. Gold Coast Suns @ Optus Stadium
Bookmakers are expecting this to be a rout in favour of the Eagles and it’s not hard to see why.
The Eagles are looking to rebound after a shocking 104-46 loss to the Cats last week but when you need to rebound, the Suns are the best team to play.
This should be one-way traffic for the defending champions and although the line is tough to cover at 45.5, the Eagles could do it.
We’re expecting the Eagles to score in excess of 120 points and the Suns to hit around the 65 market.
Betting tip: Eagles –45.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Eagles by 55
1:10pm Carlton Blues vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Marvel Stadium
This is expected to be one of the close games this week as two capable sides do battle on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues only narrowly went down to the Hawthorn Hawks (93-88) and that’s a good effort going forward for the rest of the season. They lost no admirers with that performance and it holds them in good stead here.
North Melbourne currently hold favouritism despite losing to Port Adelaide last week. That was a solid performance but we’re putting the Blues’ performance just slightly better.
Betting tip: Blues to win @ $1.95 Bet Now
Blues by 12
3:20pm Geelong Cats vs. Essendon Bombers @ MCG
Geelong are a team on the rise after scoring another win over the West Coast Eagles last week and we’re expecting them to continue that roll here.
The Bombers will provide a much stiffer test, however, after only losing narrowly to the Magpies last week. They looked good in defeat but it’s not about to get much easier.
The Cats are a tough team to stop when they get some confidence and we’re expecting another top-end performance from them.
Bookmakers’ line is currently at 13.5 and that should sit well with the home team backers.
Betting tip: Cats –13.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Cats by 22
4:10pm Adelaide Crows vs. Fremantle Dockers @ Adelaide Oval
Fremantle have been an improved team this season but playing against the Crows at home will be a test of their fortitude.
They were quality 88-69 winners over the Bulldogs last week but the Crows looked a touch better when beating the Saints 97-68 last week.
Scoring an away win was key for this Crows team, which had been struggling away from Adelaide Oval. Returning home is ideal here and that bodes well for this week.
Betting tip: Crows to win @ $1.34 Bet Now
Crows by 19