2021 AFL Round 9 – Tips, Predictions & Odds

We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 9, which starts with St Kilda vs Geelong on Friday.

Quality Aussie Rules action continues this week with nine games to bet on. We do the form of every game in the AFL to find the best value picks this week.

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AFL Round 9 Tips

Friday 14/05/21

7:50pm St Kilda Saints vs Geelong Cats @ Marvel Stadium

Geelong hit back with a vengeance when beating Richmond last Friday. The 63-point win puts them firmly back in title contention and it could spell trouble for St Kilda.

The Saints edged out the Gold Coast Suns in a tight contest, but it wasn’t entirely impressive. They scored 8.15, which doesn’t compare well to the 19.12 from the Cats.

We expect Geelong to double down on that effort and score another comfortable victory.

Betting tip: Geelong Cats –14.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Cats by 22

Saturday 15/05/21

1:45pm Sydney Swans vs Collingwood Magpies @ SCG

Sydney wasn’t able to beat Melbourne last week, but it was decided by nine points, so we’ll give them credit.

The Swans have played well throughout the season and we’re not surprised that bookmakers have them as favourites to beat Collingwood.

The Magpies got past the North Melbourne Kangaroos by 18 points, but it wasn’t an overly inspiring performance. Something is off about the Magpies so far, and it could continue on Saturday.

Betting tip: Sydney Swans –19.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Swans by 24

2:10pm Hawthorn Hawks vs North Melbourne Kangaroos @ UTS

We were disappointed by the Hawks last week, but not surprised. The Hawks scored only eight goals against the West Coast Eagles, but scoring shouldn’t be a problem against North Melbourne.

The Kangaroos are an improving outfit, but we’re not sure they’re playing well enough to score a win.

This is an ideal time for the Hawks to get their season back on track, so expect a tidy performance.

Betting tip: Hawthorn Hawks –12.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Hawks by 20

4:35pm Gold Coast Suns vs Brisbane Lions @ Metricon Stadium

The Brisbane Lions are only one of two away teams to be favourites this week and the money looks spot on.

They have looked good over the last few weeks, which includes a 95-71 win over the Fremantle Dockers last Sunday.

There is a growing confidence in this side and we don’t think the Gold Coast Suns will put up much of a fight. They were beaten by St Kilda last week and there is more momentum with the Lions.

Betting tip: Brisbane Lions –20.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Lions by 28

7:25pm Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants @ Marvel Stadium

The Tigers were flattened against the Cats last week, so they will need to bounce back against the Giants.

The ball pressure was much lower for the Tigers, which is what they thrive on. If they allow the Giants to get out and running, it could be another messy result.

GWS comes off a gutsy 107-105 win over Essendon, which included 16 goals. It’s a confidence-boosting win and punters should expect a close game.

Take the Giants with the points.

Betting tip: GWS Giants +20.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Tigers by 10

7:40pm Port Adelaide Power vs Western Bulldogs @ Adelaide Oval

Port Adelaide did enough to beat the Adelaide Crows last week, in what wasn’t an overly inspired performance.

They were face stronger opposition when the Western Bulldogs come to town, following a 107-91 win over Carlton. Winning in Adelaide isn’t easy, but the Bulldogs look to have a team capable of creating an upset.

Bookmakers have Port Adelaide as slight favorites, but we think money will come for the Bulldogs, so take the value.

Betting tip: Western Bulldogs to win @ $2.32Bet @ Sportsbet

Bulldogs by 7

Sunday 16/05/21

1:10pm Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers @ Marvel Stadium

The Bombers suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Giants last week, but they could bounce back against the Dockers.

Essendon lost 107-105, but playing Fremantle should give them confidence. The Dockers haven’t lived up to expectations this season, but it could turn around.

However, we’re sticking with the Bombers in what should be an exciting contest.

Betting tip: Essendon Bombers to win @ $1.80Bet @ Sportsbet

Bombers by 8

3:20pm Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Blues @ MCG

Melbourne is playing very well at the moment and it comes off a 67-58 win over the Sydney Swans.

Carlton comes off a loss to the Western Bulldogs, but they scored 13 goals in the 16-point loss. It wasn’t a bad performance and they could keep it close against Melbourne.

Bookmakers have 22.5 points between them, which is a sizable margin. The Blues are good enough to push Melbourne close.

Betting tip: Carlton Blues –22.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Demons by 10

4:40pm West Coast Eagles vs Adelaide Crows @ Optus Stadium

West Coast should be far too good for the Adelaide Crows, which are giving up a 38.5-point head start with bookmakers.

The Eagles scored a 38-point win over the Hawks and Adelaide suffered a 49-point loss to Port, so this game should be one-sided.

Covering such a big spread is never easy, but we like the Eagles in this position.

Betting tip: West Coast Eagles –38.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Eagles by 52

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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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