Carlton vs Collingwood Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Carlton @ $2.60
Collingwood @ $1.50
 
After a disappointing round one performance the Magpies bounced back last week with a good performance against the top rated side GWS where they only fell away very late going down by 16 points. With both Jamie Elliott and Jordan De Goey looking likely to come back into the side after injury they should only be further improved as well.
 
Carlton were very poor last week when they got beat by the lowly rated Gold Coast at home to the tune of 34 points. Minus there first 10 minutes against the Tigers in round one they have been soundly beaten all around the ground and you couldn't back them with any confidence here.
 
AFL Tips
 
Collingwood -11.5 @ $1.92
 

Port Adelaide vs Brisbane Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Port Adelaide @ $1.07
Brisbane @ $8.50
 
Port Adelaide were sensational knocking off the Swans by 23 points at the SCG last week. It came on the back of a strong win against Fremantle as well who have since franked that form with a dominant win over the Bombers. The Power have won their last four matches against the Lions by an average of 74 points.
 
Brisbane’s form looks a lot weaker now than it did this time last week. Their round one performance against the Saints doesn't look quite as good now after the Saints put in yet another poor showing against North Melbourne last week. They were also never really in the contest against Melbourne at home in round two and on the road against a team who have continually thrashed them recently they don't have much chance - if any.
 
AFL Tips
 
Port Adelaide -47.5 @ $1.92
 

Melbourne vs North Melbourne Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Melbourne @ $1.31
North Melbourne @ $3.50
 
North Melbourne have to go into this match full of confidence as they hold one of the most dominant head to head records in history over the Melbourne - with the Demons having not won in almost 12 years!
 
The Roos form last week was also fairly strong with a good win over St Kilda on Good Friday footy. Even though they failed to capitalise on their dominance early, they still managed to get on top in the second half eventually running out 52 point winners.

 
Melbourne have been pretty good themselves with a Max Gawn set shot the difference in round one against the Cats and then a comfortable win over the Lions away from home last time. But the fact that they just can't seem to beat the Roos has to be a huge concern.
 
AFL Tips
 
North Melbourne @ $3.50
Total Score OVER 183.5 @ $1.90
 

Gold Coast vs Fremantle Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Gold Coast @ $2.80
Fremantle @ $1.44
 
Gold Coast sit undefeated so far this year at 2-0 but given they have only played 2 bottom four teams from last year so far im not sure it means a great deal. Having to plsy their “Home” game at Perth Stadium against the Dockers is a huge disadvantage as well.
 
Fremantle have looked good so far against better teams. They didn't take their chances early against Port Adelaide which cost them and then they were far too good for Essendon here last week. At a very reasonable price they look a solid inclusion for all multi bets.
 
AFL Tips
 
Fremantle -16.5 @ $1.92
 

Sydney vs GWS Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds 
Sydney @ $1.70
GWS @ $2.17
 
Both teams were a little disappointing in their round two matches after highly impressive starts to the year. Most notably Sydney who went in as solid favourites against Port Adelaide at home but were just over run in the second half and had no real answers for the Power.
 
GWS were probably a bit better. They were playing away from home and were still able to grind out a tough win against Collingwood despite losing their running machine Tom Scully early on in the match. If they can restrict Buddy up forward then they look to have the Swans covered on every other line and should probably be starting slight favourites really.
 
AFL Tips
 
GWS +5.5 @ $1.92
 

St Kilda vs Adelaide Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
St Kilda @ $3.40
Adelaide @ $1.32
 
St Kilda have been dreadful to start this year. The Saints have taken on 2 bottom four teams from last year and after struggling to beat Brisbane in round one they were belted by North in round two. The group has to be low on confidence right now and taking on last year's Grand Finalists you couldn't back them with any confidence.
 
The Crows however bounced back with a much better performance in round two, defeating last year's premiers by 36 points at home in what was a fairly comfortable win after half time. It has only really been the final quarter against the Bombers in round one where they were disappointing.
 
AFL Tips
 
Adelaide -20.5 @ $1.90 

Richmond vs Hawthorn Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Richmond @ $1.63
Hawthorn @ $2.30
 
The Hawks have started this season in much better form than last with wins over both Collingwood and Geelong to kick off the year. The loss of Shaun Burgoyne really hurts though and taking on last years premiers they can't afford to have that sort of class watching from the grandstand.
 
Richmond backed up their opening round win over the Blues with a 36 point loss to the Crows away from home but there was nothing between the two sides for the first two quarters. Back at the MCG where they have won their last 8 matches expect a big improvement and a similar result to the corresponding match last year where the Tigers won by almost 5 goals.
 
AFL Betting Tips
 
Richmond @ $1.63
 

West Coast vs Geelong Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
West Coast @ $2.06
Geelong @ $1.77
 
West Coast looked really good at times last week in their 51 point win over the Western Bulldogs but i'm not sure how much we can take out of that match as the Dogs have looked putrid in their opening two games and have possibly a wooden spoon list. Their round one performance against the Swans was decent though, but again the Swans failed to back it up again last week with a poor loss.
 
Geelong have played in two heart stoppers to start the season and probably fairly have walked away with one win and one loss from those matches. With both Taylor and Henderson out through injury their defense is clearly a weakness and where they are getting exposed early on this season but with their star midfield trio of Ablett, Dangerfield and Selwood all firing they should run rampant over a weak West Coast midfield.
 
AFL Betting Tips
 
Geelong @ $1.77
 

Western Bulldogs vs Essendon Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Western Bulldogs @ $2.80
Essendon @ $1.44
 
The Dogs have looked terrible to start this year and there is no reason to think anything will change here. With a percentage of just 47.64% to start the year and conceding 133 and 121 points to the opposition in their opening two matches the Essendon forwards should be able to pile on a big score.
 
After a fantastic round one win over Adelaide at home the Bombers were a bit disappointing on the road last time against the Dockers. Back to Etihad Stadium though where they play their best footy you should be able to forgive them that one bad match away from home last time and they should win and win big over the Dogs.
 
 
AFL Betting Tips
 
Essendon -16.5 @ $1.92
 

Multi Bet

 
Collingwood
Port Adelaide
North Melbourne +20.5
GWS +5.5
Fremantle
Adelaide
Richmond
Geelong
Essendon
 
$46.72
 

AFL Fixture

 
AFL Round 3 Fixture
 
06/4: Carlton vs Collingwood  (MCG)
07/4: Port Adelaide vs Brisbane (AO)
07/4: Melbourne vs North Melbourne  (MCG)
07/4: Gold Coast vs Fremantle (PS)
07/4: Sydney vs GWS (SCG)
07/4: St Kilda vs Adelaide (ES)
08/4: Richmond vs Hawthorn (MCG)
08/4: West Coast vs Geelong (PS)
08/4: Western Bulldogs vs Essendon (ES)
 

Footy Tips

 
It looks a good week for footy tips with a number of teams looking like good “bankers” as well a couple of decent roughies thrown in to add some value to our Round 3 AFL footy tips. See our AFL expert tips below.
 
Round 2 AFL Footy Tips
 
06/4: Carlton vs Collingwood  (MCG)
07/4: Port Adelaide vs Brisbane (AO)
07/4: Melbourne vs North Melbourne  (MCG)
07/4: Gold Coast vs Fremantle (PS)
07/4: Sydney vs GWS (SCG)
07/4: St Kilda vs Adelaide (ES)
08/4: Richmond vs Hawthorn (MCG)
08/4: West Coast vs Geelong (PS)
08/4: Western Bulldogs vs Essendon (ES)
 
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