AFL Round 8 Expert Tips & Predictions

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AFL Round 8 Expert Tips & Predictions

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The AFL continues this week for Round 8 action, kicking off with Adelaide vs Port Adelaide on Thursday night.

We have AFL betting tips for every game in 2024, including this weeks’ featured games between Sydney vs GWS and Melbourne vs Geelong.

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AFL Round 8 Tips

Thursday 2/5/24

7:30pm Adelaide Crows vs Port Adelaide Power @ Adelaide Oval

Adelaide got back to its best last week, but the level of opposition was about as bad as it gets.

The Crows don’t have home ground advantage against Port Adelaide, and we love betting on the Power in Adelaide.

Given their respective positions on the AFL ladder, we’re picking the Power at value odds of $1.82, which is better than expected.

Betting tip: Port Adelaide @ $1.82

Port Adelaide by 7

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Friday 3/5/24

7:40pm Carlton Blues vs Collingwood Magpies @ MCG

Collingwood had to settle for a draw against Essendon last week, but after trailing by two goals in the fourth quarter, it was a good result.

Carlton wasn’t at its best in Round 7, but the Blues are good enough to turn that around and bounce back with a victory.

It should be a close game, as the market suggests, and we’re picking Carlton to score narrowly.

Betting tip: Carlton @ $1.86

Carlton by 4

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Saturday 4/5/24

1:45pm Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants @ SCG

It’s a battle of top four teams as the Swans host the Giants, and we give the edge to the Giants.

We have been slightly more impressed with the Giants so far, despite being third on the ladder compared to second for the Swans.

The positions could change in Round 8, so take the $2.08 for the Giants to launch their premiership claim.

Betting tip: GWS @ $2.08

GWS by 10

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4:35pm St Kilda Saints vs North Melbourne Kangaroos @ Marvel Stadium

It doesn’t get much easier for the Saints this week, who are desperate for a win against the Kangaroos.

Sitting in 14th spot, the Saints need some momentum, but getting past North Melbourne isn’t much of a challenge.

The –36.5 line shouldn’t worry them, so expect a big victory.

Betting tip: St Kilda –36.5 @ $1.90

St Kilda by 43

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7:30pm Melbourne Demons vs Geelong Cats @ MCG

The Cats have returned to their glory days after leading the competition, and they could continue their fine run of form.

They face Melbourne, which has also played well so far, and it sets up for a big game on Saturday night at the MCG.

It could go either way, but our money is on Geelong extending its premiership lead.

Betting tip: Geelong @ $1.85

Geelong by 6

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8:10pm West Coast Eagles vs Essendon Bombers @ Optus Stadium

Essendon isn’t being given much respect in AFL betting markets, and we’re hoping to take advantage.

The Bombers are only –13.5 favourites to beat the lowly West Coast Eagles, and after scoring a draw against Collingwood, form is with the visitors.

If they can muster the same energy as last week, they won’t have any troubles covering the spread.

Betting tip: Essendon –13.5 @ $1.90

Essendon by 21

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Sunday 5/5/24

1:00pm Richmond Tigers vs Fremantle Dockers @ MCG

The Tigers have lost their roar, and they could suffer another defeat at the hands of Fremantle on Sunday.

Not much is going the way of the Tigers, and although the Dockers are never a secure bet on the road, they are playing well enough.

We expect Fremantle to come out swinging and wrap up the premiership points in style.

Betting tip: Fremantle –12.5 @ $1.90

Fremantle by 17

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4:00pm Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn Hawks @ Marvel Stadium

The Bulldogs are always tough to beat at home, and they shouldn’t be tested by Hawthorn.

The Hawks occupy 17th spot on the premiership ladder, and we can’t see them improving that position by much.

The Bulldogs are better than they have been showing, so stick with them.

Betting tip: Western Bulldogs –23.5 @ $1.90

Western Bulldogs by 33

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7:10pm Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns @ Gabba

There are no odds out for this game yet, but we expect the Lions to be favoured despite some struggles.

Last year’s finalists haven’t been at their best so far, but the ability is there, and Gold Coast hasn’t been playing excellently either.

Whatever the odds, take Brisbane to win.

Betting tip: Brisbane

Brisbane by 10

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About 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.