We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 9, which kicks off on Friday with the Collingwood Magpies vs Western Bulldogs.
AFL action continues with an excellent selection of games this week, including St Kilda vs Geelong and GWS vs Carlton.
AFL Round 9 Tips
7:50pm Collingwood Magpies vs Western Bulldogs @ Marvel Stadium
The Western Bulldogs played well enough to beat Port Adelaide last week but couldn’t come up with the goods.
It was good enough to see them open as favourites against the Collingwood Magpies, who are also coming off a loss to the Richmond Tigers.
It was a hefty 113-86 loss, so we expect the Bulldogs to be too much to handle in what should be a close game.
Betting tip: Western Bulldogs @ $1.54 Bet @ PlayUp
Bulldogs by 10
1:45pm Hawthorn Hawks vs Richmond Tigers @ MCG
We were impressed with the Richmond Tigers last week and they’re well and truly back to their best.
It hasn’t been a fantastic season so far, but there’s plenty of time to go and they should feel confident about putting away the Hawks.
Hawthorn was average last week in losing to Essendon, so we’re surprised by the –12.5 line, but we’re not complaining.
Betting tip: Richmond Tigers –12.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Tigers by 19
2:10pm North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Port Adelaide Power @ Blundstone Arena
The North Melbourne Kangaroos have gone from bad to worse this season after scoring just 24 points against Fremantle last week.
It was a dismal offensive effort and we can’t see their form improving against the Port Adelaide Power, who were strong when beating the Bulldogs.
Bookmakers have the line at –33.5 and that shouldn’t be enough points for the Kangaroos to cover.
Betting tip: Port Adelaide Power –33.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Power by 42
4:35pm St Kilda Saints vs Geelong Cats @ Marvel Stadium
St Kilda produced one of its worst performances of the year when losing to Melbourne 93-55.
The Saints were facing a tough team but scoring only 55 points isn’t ideal and the Geelong Cats aren’t a team to be messed with.
They defeated the GWS Giants 99-35 and that win should give them plenty of confidence, so we’re taking the Cats to come out ahead.
Betting tip: Geelong Cats –5.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Cats by 10
7:25pm Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers @ SCG
Looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss are the Sydney Swans, who were upset by the Gold Coast Suns last week.
It was a dismal effort from a quality side, so they’ll need to improve against the Essendon Bombers, who were strong against Hawthorn.
The Swans are expected to win comfortably and we expect their best to be on display against an Essendon team that doesn’t play well away from home.
Betting tip: Sydney Swans –22.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Swans by 30
7:40pm Adelaide Crows vs Brisbane Lions @ Adelaide Oval
The winning run continues for the Brisbane Lions and we can’t see it coming under threat on Saturday.
They scored an easy 105-30 win over the West Coast Eagles and the Crows were less than impressive when losing to Carlton.
It comes as no surprise to see the Lions as firm –26.5-point favourites and they should give the Crows a towelling, despite playing on the road.
Betting tip: Brisbane Lions –26.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Lions by 33
1:40pm Gold Coast Suns vs Fremantle Dockers @ Metricon Stadium
The Dockers are not a team to be messed with and the Gold Coast Suns could find out on Sunday.
Fremantle comes off a 78-point win over North Melbourne, and despite facing harder opposition, it should handle it.
Gold Coast scored an upset win over the Sydney Swans, so that’s an excellent form guide, which is why bookmakers are showing them respect.
However, we’re going with the Dockers to score another impressive win.
Betting tip: Fremantle Dockers –13.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Dockers by 21
3:20pm GWS Giants vs Carlton Blues @ GIANTS Stadium
Despite the Giants being handled easily by the Geelong Cats last week, the have some support with the bookmakers at home.
They are the $2.18 underdogs to beat the in-form Carlton Blues, who were strong when beating the Adelaide Crows 116-68.
We think the Blues are a similar team to the Dockers, which is why we’re putting them on top to beat the home side.
Betting tip: Carlton Blues @ $1.69 Bet @ PlayUp
Blues by 12
5:20pm West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne Demons @ Optus Stadium
The Melbourne Demons should be far too good for the West Coast Eagles and it should be a one-sided affair.
Melbourne is one of the best teams in the competition and the defending champions have been doing it relatively easy.
West Coast has been dreadful and we expect that to continue.
Betting tip: Melbourne Demons –59.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Demons by 77
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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.