We’re already up to round 8 of the AFL season and it’s shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. This week we have a couple of huge games on Saturday between Adelaide and Port where they face off in the 46th Showdown. Carlton also take on Collingwood in what will be a lopsided rivalry.
Lets get into the Round 8 AFL tips and pick some winners for round 8 of the AFL Season.
Sydney V Essendon
The Swans have struggled all year and after 7 rounds they are sitting on the bottom of the ladder. Buddy hasn’t been fit and has missed the last couple of games.
The Bombers are easing into the season and have played some really good footy over the past 5 weeks barring last weeks loss to The Cats.
The only thing that Sydney has going for it in this match is that it is being played at the SCG although that won’t be enough.
I don’t see any way the Swans can win this one.
Match Prediction – Essendon by 18
Bulldogs V Brisbane
The Dogs finally got a win against Richmond last week after losing five games on the trot. Brisbane have had a massive turn around this year and are sitting 4th on the ladder after 7 rounds.
The Bulldogs have won the last 4 head to heads against the Lions although the margin has decreased slightly each time and I think this is the game that will swing the other way. Brisbane’s improvement has been huge and the Dogs are just ticking along OK.
Brisbane between 1-39 points in the margin market for me.
Match Prediction – Brisbane Lions by 15
Carlton V Collingwood
Carlton copped a massive loss to Nth Melbourne last week and they were lost without their two main play makers from defence in Kade Simpson and Nic Newman who will also miss this week.
Collingwood were impressive against the Bombers last week winning comprehensively in front of a big crowd at the G.
The Pies will get the win here, it’s just a matter of how many. If North could beat them by 41 last week the Pies can go well beyond that and I’m thinking 10 goals plus.
The line of -40.5 is a bit low.
Match Prediction – Colingwood by 74
Gold Coast V Melbourne
After a start to the season that no one saw coming the Suns are starting to show their true colours and have lost the past three games. The Dees notched up their second win for the season last week and started to look better against the Hawks, especially in the third term.
Melbourne should win this, they have a far better team than the Suns and they simply must win. I don’t think the margin will blow out because the Dees have struggled to put large goal tallies on the board this season.
Match Prediction – Melbourne by 25
Betting Tip – Melbourne 1-39 – $2.05 @ BetEasy – Click here to see the market
St Kilda V West Coast
The Saints have lost the last couple and come up against last years premiers this week.
The Eagles scrapped together a win last week against the Gold Coast and quite frankly they can’t seem to get it going this year.
The line is very low for a team that won the grand final in 2018 versus a team that finished 15th. If the Eagles turn up down in Victoria they will cover this line quite easily.
Match Prediction – West Coast by 19
Port Adelaide V Adelaide
Both of these teams have been up and down this year although you know they will both bring it this weekend in the 46th Showdown.
Three of the last 5 showdowns have finished within 15.5 points.
The Crows and the Power are in similar form and I don’t expect a blowout either way. Both teams can win this so i’ll be taking the under 15.5 either way.
Match Prediction – Adelaide by 6
Nth Melbourne V Geelong
Geelong are the benchmark of the competition this year and have really dominated some good teams.
North finally got a win last week, the only problem was it was against a severely under manned Carlton side.
Geelong will win this one quite easily and I like the line of -23.5
Match Prediction – Geelong by 45
Betting Tip – Geelong at the line -23.5 – $1.91 @ BetEasy – Click here to see the market
Hawthorn V GWS
GWS have been great this year and sit 3rd on the ladder after 7 rounds. They had a solid 44 point win over the Saints last week.
Hawks have been struggling and have only won one of their past 4 outings.
GWS have the talent and the form here althou the Hwks never seem to let the margin blow out so I’ll be taking the Giants between 1-39.
Match Prediction – GWS by 22
Fremantle V Richmond
Freo sit 5th on the ladder with 4 wins and 3 losses for the year, they lost a weird one in Adelaide last week where there was only 85 points scored between both teams for the entire game in perfect conditions.
The Tigers have been hampered by injury and poor form in 2019. The poor form continued last week where they were hammered by 47 points by the Dogs.
The fact that this is played over in Fremantle swings this in favour of the Dockers and the line of -5.5 is very tempting.
Match Prediction – Fremantle by 15
AFL Round 8 Betting Tips Summary
|Sydney V Essendon||Odds|
|Essendon to win||$1.65|
|Western Bulldogs V Brisbane|
|Carlton V Collingwood|
|Collingwood at the line -40.5||$1.91|
|Gold Coast V Melbourne|
|Port Adelaide V Adelaide|
|Either team under 15.5||$2.40|
|St Kilda V West Coast|
|West Coast at the line -8.5||$1.91|
|Nth Melbourne V Geelong|
|Geelong at the line -23.5||$1.91|
|Hawthorn V GWS|
|Fremantle V Richmond|
|Fremantle at the line -5.5||$1.91|
Lock of the week
The Suns have been brought back to Earth over the past three weeks and the Dees look to be heating up.
Carlton struggled against a below par North last week. They are still missing key players and Collingwood are a level above. Look for a slaughter at the G.
Long Shot of the week
See if I can hit the nail on the head in the Brisbane V Bulldogs game with the Lions by 15 points exactly.
Multi Bet Of The Week
- Brisbane 1-39
- Melbourne 1-39
- West Coast at the line -8.5
- Fremantle at the line -5.5
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