2022 AFL Round 8 Expert Tips & Predictions

We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 8, which kicks off on Friday with the Port Adelaide Power vs Western Bulldogs.

AFL action continues with an excellent selection of games this week, including Richmond vs Collingwood and Giants vs Cats.


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AFL Round 8 Tips

Friday 6/05/22

7:30pm Port Adelaide Power vs Western Bulldogs @ Adelaide Oval

Port Adelaide scored an upset win over St Kilda last week and it was an exciting 43-42 result.

It wasn’t an offensive masterclass, but they put the pressure on a good team, which bodes well against the Bulldogs.

The Western Bulldogs won 103-71 against Essendon, but they’ll still need to play better to beat the Power and playing at Adelaide Oval works against them.

Bookmakers have the Power as home underdogs, so we’re taking the value available.

Betting tip: Port Adelaide Power @ $1.94 Bet @ PlayUp

Power by 7

8:40pm Fremantle Dockers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Optus Stadium

The Fremantle Dockers are firm favourites to beat the North Melbourne Kangaroos and with good reason.

The Dockers are having a good season and the Kangaroos are not, so this should be an easy victory for the Dockers. However, they need to cover a 42.5-point spread.

We think Fremantle is a quality team, but it doesn’t always produce huge victory. Therefore, take the Kangaroos to cover the massive spread.

Betting tip: North Melbourne Kangaroos +42.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Fremantle Dockers by 32

Saturday 7/05/22

1:45pm Richmond Tigers vs Collingwood Magpies @ MCG

Richmond opened up the shoulders and scored an emphatic 165-56 win over the West Coast Eagles and it could continue its resurgence.

The Tigers had been struggling for consistency, but a big win like this could see them trend in the right direction. However, the Magpies are playing well and could pose a threat.

Bookmakers have the line at 12.5 points, and although the Magpies are tough, the Tigers could have rediscovered their spark.

Betting tip: Richmond Tigers –12.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Tigers by 22

1:45pm Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns @ SCG

We expected the Sydney Swans to play better against the Brisbane Lions, but it was always going to be a tough outing.

The 113-89 loss came with positives and the Gold Coast Suns shouldn’t be too much of a challenge for the favourites.

Bookmakers have the Swans at $1.19 and –28.5 favorites, and we’re confident they can bounce back and produce a big victory against the visitors.

Betting tip: Sydney Swans –28.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Swans by 40

4:35pm GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats @ Manuka Oval

Geelong’s premiership credentials took a hit against the Fremantle Dockers last week, but it was a tough 69-66 loss.

The same can’t be said for the Giants, who were far too good when winning 113-54 against the Adelaide Crows on the road.

Returning home only helps their chances and we think the Giants can use that momentum to go a winning run, so take them to win at $1.94.

Betting tip: GWS Giants @ $1.94 Bet @ PlayUp

Giants by 10

7:25pm Essendon Bombers vs Hawthorn Hawks @ Marvel Stadium

There were more positives with the Hawthorn Hawks loss to the Melbourne Demons than the Essendom Bombers loss to the Bulldogs.

The Hawks lost 91-81 to the Demons, which is a solid effort in defeat and that should give them confidence ahead of their Round 8 clash.

We thought they would be shorter than $1.65, but we’re happy with the odds, so take the Hawks.

Betting tip: Hawthorn Hawks –7.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Hawks by 20

7:25pm Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles @ Gabba

The Brisbane Lions were too strong for the Sydney Swans last week and that win stacks up nicely.

It continued their momentum and the West Coast Eagles were the most disappointing team of Round 7, so we could see another one-sided affair.

The Eagles were beaten by 109 points against the Tigers, so we’re not surprised to see the line at 65.5 for this clash.

Take the Lions to cover the mammoth line.

Betting tip: Brisbane Lions –65.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Lions by 72

Sunday 8/05/22

1:10pm Melbourne Demons vs St Kilda Saints @ MCG

The Melbourne Demons didn’t fire on all cylinders last week, but it was another win for the classy defending champions.

They should have too much class for the St Kilda Saints, who scored only 42 points against the Power last week and we expected better.

Melbourne is the –20.5 favourites and it should have too much power for the Saints on Sunday.

Betting tip: Melbourne Demons –20.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Demons by 30

4:40pm Carlton Blues vs Adelaide Crows @ Marvel Stadium

We loved what we saw from Carlton when beating North Melbourne, and although the level of opposition improves, it should be beating the Crows.

Adelaide showed little in a 113-54 loss to the Giants last week and it’s becoming a tough team to follow with any consistency.

Carlton is a team on the rise and it should be too good. Take it to cover the 19.5-point spread.

Betting tip: Carlton Blues –19.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Blues by 29


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Daryl Curnow
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.

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