Adelaide vs Collingwood Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Adelaide @ $1.18
Collingwood @ $4.95
 
Minus a last quarter fade out in round one the Crows have looked fairly impressive again this year and have covered the line in both matches since. They have a very strong recent record at Adelaide Oval and covered the line in 12 of 14 matches at the venue last year to go with their one from one this season.
 
Collingwood have actually looked pretty good themselves this year after a disappointing round one performance. Their subsequent tight loss to the Giants and comfortable win over the Blues were very good efforts with what has been an injury plagued list to start 2018. If the match was being played in Melbourne they would be a legitimate winning chance but even in Adelaide they look a good bet at what is a rather large line, especially with key forwards like Jamie Elliott and Jordan De Goey looking likely to come back into the team.
 
AFL Tips
 
Collingwood +32.5 @ $1.92
 

GWS vs Fremantle Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
GWS @ $1.15
Fremantle @ $5.50
 
With the line currently set at 34.5 points the Dockers look to represent a bit of value heading into this match. Their only loss so far this year came against Port Adelaide in round one where they had some chances early on but couldn't convert. Their form since has been really good, covering the line in both matches against the Bombers and Suns.
 
GWS have started the season pretty well but i’m not sure their form warrants starting this short, particularly when the match is at Manuka Oval instead of Spotless Stadium. Round one they defeated a terrible Western Bulldogs team and then they were really pressed by the Magpies and lucky to escape with the win really. Their form against the Swans was pretty good but up against a team in good form a head start of almost 6 goals looks too much.
 
AFL Tips
 
Fremantle +34.5 @ $1.92
Total Over 172.5 @ $1.90
 

Richmond vs Brisbane Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Richmond @ $1.08
Brisbane @ $8.50
 
If Brisbane can replicate their performance against Port Adelaide last week then they will be covering this very large line with ease. They pushed the undefeated Power all the way away from home despite going in as 56.5 point outsiders and losing their skipper Dayne Beams pre match. Beams coming back into the side this week should be a huge inclusion.
 
Dustin Martin dominated the last time these two teams met with 40 disposals, 2 goals and 3 Brownlow votes and he will probably have to do likewise again if the Tigers are going to cover a 7 or 8 goal line. The match being played at the MCG should make things a lot easier though with the Tigers covering the line in 12 out of 14 matches last year at the MCG.
 
AFL Tips
 
Brisbane +43.5 @ $1.92
Total Over 185.5 @ $1.90
 

Western Bulldogs vs Sydney Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Western Bulldogs @ $3
Sydney @ $1.39
 
The Dogs had their first decent performance of the year last week when they defeated the Bombers by 21 points. Essendon were dreadful in that match though and were still a legitimate winning chance in the final quarter which isn't a great reference for the Dogs. Previously to that they were terrible themselves with big losses to both the Giants and Eagles.
 
Sydney have had a fairly tough start to the year taking on 3 of the current top 5 teams in the competition but they would be relatively happy with their 2-1 start and with the Dogs lacking defensive options Buddy Franklin could have a day out.
 
AFL Tips
 
Sydney -16.5 @ $1.92
 

West Coast vs Gold Coast Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
West Coast @ $1.14
Gold Coast @ $5.75
 
Even though they have been playing better than most expected the Eagles early results probably read a bit better than they should. The Dogs were woeful in their round two match up and they were lucky to get away with the win against the Geelong last week when injuries likely took their toll in the end with the Cats only having one rotation on the bench in the last quarter.
 
The Suns haven't been terrible by any means either. After wins against lowly rated sides in the first two weeks they performed ok against the Dockers at this venue last time. With this being their second match in a row at Perth Stadium they should be a bit more comfortable with the ground as well.
 
AFL Tips
 
Gold Coast +36.5 @ $1.92
 

North Melbourne vs Carlton Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
North Melbourne @ $1.56
Carlton @ $2.44
 
North Melbourne weren't bad last week when taking on Melbourne and it was only in the last quarter when the Demons really got on top of them. Their previous win against the Saints was very good though and back against a bottom ranked team this week in Hobart where they have a terrific record they will be very hard to beat.
 
The Blues have been fairly dismal ever since their first quarter against the Tigers in round one. Last week they got off to a good start against Collingwood - kicking the first three goals of the match - but they then fell away similar to past matches with the Pies piling on the next ten goals as they went on for a dominant win.
 
AFL Tips
 
North Melbourne -10.5 @ $1.92
Total Over 181.5 @ $1.90
 

Essendon vs Port Adelaide Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Essendon @ $2.29
Port Adelaide @ $1.63
 
Early money has come for the Power on the back of the Bombers disappointing loss to the Western Bulldogs last week but i’m not sure that support is warranted based on their poor performance against the Lions at home. The fact that they managed to fall over the line against last years wooden spooners appears to have saved them from more criticism but they still performed worse at the line than the Bombers did and yet they have firmed strongly in the market off the back of last rounds results.
 
AFL Betting Tips
 
Essendon +7.5 @ $1.92
 

Hawthorn vs Melbourne Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Hawthorn @ $2.16
Melbourne @ $1.70
 
This looks a real 50-50 match on paper with very little to separate either team. Both are sitting in the top 8 with a 2-1 record and drawing a line through both of their matches with Geelong the form lines stack up very similar. There was little between them in the corresponding match last year too with the Hawks winning a tight one by 3 points.
 
Simply due to the fact they go in as slight underdogs the Hawks have to be the recommended bet here.
 
AFL Betting Tips
 
Hawthorn +5.5 @ $1.92 
 

Geelong vs St Kilda Preview

 
Sportsbet Odds
Geelong @ $1.22
St Kilda @ $4.35
 
The Saints are playing some pretty bad footy at the moment but they couldn't have come up against Geelong at a better time with the Cats riddled by injury and coming off a very tough loss to the Eagles in Perth. With the little super star Gary Ablett jr added to the injury list with a hamstring over the weekend, the Cats depth is going to be even further tested.
 
Given the Cats inability to defend this year a line of 29.5 points is rather large and even down at Kardinia Park there isn't much room for error if they are going to cover.
 
AFL Betting Tips
 
St Kilda +29.5 @ $1.92
Total Over 178.5 @ $1.90
 

AFL Footy Tips Multibet

 
Fremantle +32.5
North Melbourne -10.5
Essendon +7.5
Hawthorn +5.5
St Kilda +29.5
 
Odds of $26.09

AFL Fixture

 
AFL Round 4 Fixture
 
13/4: Adelaide vs Collingwood (AO)
14/4: GWS vs Fremantle (Manuka)
14/4: Richmond vs Brisbane (MCG)
14/4: Western Bulldogs vs Sydney (ES)
14/4: West Coast vs Gold Coast (PS)
14/4: North Melbourne vs Carlton (Blundstone)
15/4: Essendon vs Port Adelaide (ES)
15/4: Hawthorn vs Melbourne (MCG)
15/4: Geelong vs St Kilda (KP)
 

Footy Tips

 
It looks a good week for footy tips with a number of teams looking like good “bankers” but if you like a few roughies it could be a good chance to catch up in your footy tipping and add some value to your Round 4 AFL footy tips. See our AFL expert tips below.
 
Round 4 AFL Footy Tips
 
13/4: Adelaide vs Collingwood (AO)
14/4: GWS vs Fremantle (Manuka)
14/4: Richmond vs Brisbane (MCG)
14/4: Western Bulldogs vs Sydney (ES)
14/4: West Coast vs Gold Coast (PS)
14/4: North Melbourne vs Carlton (Blundstone)
15/4: Essendon vs Port Adelaide (ES)
15/4: Hawthorn vs Melbourne (MCG) 
15/4: Geelong vs St Kilda (KP)
 
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