Adelaide vs Richmond Preview

 

Sportsbet Odds

Adelaide @ $1.65

Richmond @ $2.25

 

Adelaide will be looking to bounce back form their R1 final quarter fade out when they host the Tigers on Thursday night in a repeat of last years Grand Final. The Crows took a 20 point lead into the final change last week, but were eventually over run by the Bombers to the tune of 12 points. With big men Taylor Walker and Tom Lynch likely to return though we should see a much improved four quarter performance this week.

 

Richmond are coming off winning the season opener against Carlton, but really struggled to put away the lowly rated Blues for the first three quarters and were only able to really get on top late. The fact that they conceded 95 points to the Blues will be a big worry, especially taking on one of the most potent attacks in the AFL away from home this week.

 

AFL Tips

 

Adelaide -7.5 @ $1.92

Total Score Over 187.5 @ $1.90

 

North Melbourne vs St Kilda Preview

 

Sportsbet Odds

North Melbourne @ $3.16

St Kilda @ $1.36

 

Good Friday footy is back with North Melbourne this time hosting St Kilda in the new prime time fixture and the Roos will need to bounce back from their disappointing round one loss to the Suns where they only kicked one goal in three quarters of footy. With the match played in just dreadful conditions though you pretty much have to just put a line through that form because there is nothing you could really take from it. Back to Etihad here their tall forwards in Brown and Waite will be much better suited and you can probably get a good price about them now because they lost to the Suns in the mud last week.

 

St Kilda come off a win in their round one match against Brisbane, but they were hardly convincing in their win over last years wooden spooners and only really started to get on top of the Lions in the last quarter. At the short odds they look like a big risk and i wouldn’t be banking on them in any of my footy tips this weekend.

 

AFL Tips

 

North Melbourne @ $3.14

North Melbourne +19.5 @ $1.90

 

Carlton vs Gold Coast Preview

 

Sportsbet Odds

Carlton @ $1.47

Gold Coast @ $2.70

 

Carlton put in a much improved performance in their round one match when they pushed last years reigning premiers Richmond all the way through the first three quarters before eventually falling away late in the match. Young guns Cripps and Curnow looked brilliant in their opening match and look set for a big 2018.

 

Expect Gold Coast to have some tired bodies after their opening round match in heavy wet weather conditions and that match was played so differently to have this match will be played that it’s very hard to draw any sort of conclusion from that match.

 

AFL Tips

 

Total Score Over 190.5 @ $1.90

 

Collingwood vs GWS Preview

 

Sportsbet Odds

Collingwood @ $3

GWS @ $1.39

 

After a crushing round one win over the Bulldogs this looks the Giants match to lose despite playing away from home. After having a torrid run with injuries last year they look to have a reasonably fit and healthy side this season and with the likely inclusion of Tom Scully their list will only be improved on last week.

 

Collingwood on the other hand are having yet another hard run with injuries and are coming off a poor opening round performance where they were beaten all over the ground by the Hawks. One positive for the Magpies is their good H2H record against the Giants leading 5-1 with the Giants only win coming at Spotless Stadium last year when they won by just 3 points despite starting the match as 32.5 point favourites at the line.

 

AFL Tips

 

GWS -20.5 @ $1.92

 

Fremantle vs Essendon Preview

 

Sportsbet Odds

Fremantle @ $2.39

Essendon @ $1.58

 

The Dockers will host the Bombers in their first match at Perth Stadium this weekend and will go in with a strong winning chance despite losing their opening round match by 50 points to Port Adelaide. The scoreline in that match doesn't really represent the Dockers output because they were in the match for a long time but just failed to put it on the scoreboard when in mattered.

 

Essendon were fantastic in their round one match defeating last years runner’s up Adelaide by 12 points after trailing by 20 at the final change. Their midfield of Zaharakis, Heppell and Goddard were all impressive and James Stewart looked dangerous up forward with 3 goals.

 

AFL Tips

 

Fremantle +10.5 @ $1.92

 

Brisbane vs Melbourne Preview

 

Sportsbet Odds

Brisbane @ $3.10

Melbourne @ $1.37

 

Brisbane will host Melbourne at the Gabba on Saturday night and with both teams coming off honourable round one defeats they will be both going hard to ensure they don’t fall behind and go 0-2 to start the year.

 

A Max Gawn set shot was the difference between a win and a loss for the Demons against the Cats in round one and to be honest they were probably the better team for most of the match but just couldn't get themselves over the line. They look to have far more talent than the Lions and the fact they haven't played at the Gabba since 2013 is the only bit of a concern but they do look close to a lock for footy tips heading into Round 2.

 

AFL Tips

 

Melbourne -18.5 @ $1.92

Total Score Under 194.5 @ $1.90

 

Western Bulldogs vs West Coast Preview

 

Sportsbet Odds

Western Bulldogs @ $1.60

West Coast @ $2.35

 

It's been a horror start to 2018 for the Bulldogs with star midfielder Tom Liberatore doing a season ending knee injury during their 82 point loss to the Giants in the opening week of the season. They looked just awful in round one and it's hard to fathom how they could go into this match as favourites despite the match being played at their home ground.

 

West Coast look like a good thing for AFL footy tips heading into Round 2 as outsiders. Even though there were big question marks over the Eagles heading into this season on the back of losing 3 experienced players over the off season they were pretty good in their round one loss to Sydney and trailed by just 5 points at three quarter time before dropping away in the last. Lance Franklin was the difference up forward in that match but they won't have to worry about anyone near that level here.

 

AFL Betting Tips

 

West Coast @ $2.35

 

Sydney vs Port Adelaide

 

Sportsbet Odds

Sydney @ $1.42

Port Adelaide @ $2.90

 

Lance Franklin was back to his scary best in the Swans opening round win over West Coast where he booted 8 goals and gathered 21 disposals to go along with them. If he can repeat that performance then the Swans will be winning this match as well.

 

The loss of Paddy Ryder is a big blow to the Power but importantly they will get back star midfielder/forward Robbie Gray for this match. They won this corresponding match last year by 28 points so shouldn't have any fears in taking on the Swans at the SCG.

 

AFL Betting Tips

 

Total Score Under 172.5 @ $1.90

 

Geelong vs Hawthorn Preview

 

Sportsbet Odds

Geelong @ $1.60

Hawthorn @ $2.35

 

The Cats take on the Hawks in the traditional Easter Monday blockbuster and with both teams coming off impressive round one victories it’s set up for a thrilling contest. There will be big changes to the Cats line up heading in with superstar Patrick Dangerfield set to return from a hamstring injury to setup the Cats first match with their super trio of Dangerfield, Ablett and Selwood. Unfortunately it’s not all good news for the Cats though with key back Harry Taylor set to miss with a foot injury and even further stretch their depleted back line.

 

Hawthorn will be looking to keep their early form going after 34 point win over the Magpies in their opening match. Coming off a huge 54 disposal game Tom MItchell is going to have to be at his brilliant best once again though to counter the super Geelong midfield.

 

AFL Betting Tips

 

Geelong @ $1.60

Total Score Over 187.5 @ $1.90

 

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AFL Fixture

 

AFL Round 2 Fixture

 

29/3: Adelaide vs Richmond (Adelaide Oval)

30/3: North Melbourne vs St Kilda (Etihad Stadium)

31/3: Carlton vs Gold Coast (Etihad Stadium)

31/3: Collingwood vs GWS (MCG)

31/3: Fremantle vs Essendon (Perth Stadium)

31/3: Brisbane vs Melbourne (Gabba)

01/4: Western Bulldogs vs West Coast (Etihad Stadium)

01/4: Sydney vs Port Adelaide (SCG)

02/4: Geelong vs Hawthorn (MCG)

 

Footy Tips

 

It looks a tough week for footy tips with a couple of outsiders looking a decent chance of causing the upset so we have thrown a couple at value into our Round 2 AFL footy tips to try to get a break over some of the other competitors. See our AFL expert tips below.

 

Round 2 AFL Footy Tips

 

29/3: Adelaide vs Richmond (Adelaide Oval)

30/3: North Melbourne vs St Kilda (Etihad Stadium)

31/3: Carlton vs Gold Coast (Etihad Stadium)

31/3: Collingwood vs GWS (MCG)

31/3: Fremantle vs Essendon (Perth Stadium)

31/3: Brisbane vs Melbourne (Gabba)

01/4: Western Bulldogs vs West Coast (Etihad Stadium)

01/4: Sydney vs Port Adelaide (SCG)



 

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