We have expert betting tips for AFL Round 12, which kicks off on Friday with the Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats.
AFL action continues with an excellent selection of games this week, including Melbourne vs Sydney and Fremantle vs Brisbane.
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7:50pm Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats @ Marvel Stadium
The Western Bulldogs were too strong for the lowly West Coast Eagles last week but they’re up for a much harder challenge on Friday.
Facing a Geelong Cats team coming off a 97-55 win over Adelaide could be too much for the home side, but bookmakers are expecting a tight contest.
The Bulldogs are $1.90, so they’re edging out the Cats for favouritism but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Cats firm throughout the week and take the victory.
Betting tip: Geelong Cats @ $1.94 Bet @ PlayUp
Cats by 6
1:45pm Adelaide Crows vs West Coast Eagles @ Adelaide Oval
Backing the Crows or Eagles with confidence isn’t easy but we’re going with the home side to cash in.
Adelaide comes off a tough loss to the Cats, but it came on the road and it will be happy to get back to familiar ground on Saturday.
West Coast is the whipping boys of the competition and that’s reflected in betting lines. The Eagles are +35.5 and we don’t think they’ll cover the number.
The Crows should have too much offensive firepower for the visitors.
Betting tip: Adelaide Crows –35.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Crows by 42
4:35pm Gold Coast Suns vs North Melbourne Kangaroos @ TIO Stadium
It’s another one-sided market as the Gold Coast Suns are picked to give the North Melbourne Kangaroos another hammering.
It has been a long season for the Kangaroos, who continue to struggle following a 103-50 loss to the Saints and there is no end in sight.
The Suns showed their quality with a 121-54 win over the Hawthorn Hawks and that’s a solid form guide for this game.
We’re not worried about the –45.5-point line as the Suns should score convincingly.
Betting tip: Gold Coast Suns –45.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Suns by 68
7:25pm Melbourne Demons vs Sydney Swans @ MCG
The excellent run of the Melbourne Demons came to an end last week when they were beaten by the Fremantle Dockers.
It was a good run while it lasted but they could bounce back with a tough win over the Sydney Swans, who pulled off a dramatic win against Richmond.
The win looked unlikely for the Swans but a big third period was enough to seal the deal. However, it will be harder in Round 12 and we’re picking Melbourne to hit back.
Betting tip: Melbourne Demons –22.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Demons by 26
2:10pm Hawthorn Hawks vs Collingwood Magpies @ MCG
We were impressed by the Hawthorn Hawks two weeks ago but they should have closed out the Sydney Swans last week.
It was a win that got away from them and it could prove costly as they face another tough opponent in the Collingwood Magpies.
Bookmakers have the Magpies at $1.48 and –12.5, which is low enough to back them with confidence. They should have the Hawks covered in the battle of the birds.
Betting tip: Collingwood Magpies –12.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Magpies by 18
5:20pm Fremantle Dockers vs Brisbane Lions @ Optus Stadium
The biggest game of the week goes down on Sunday as the Fremantle Dockers take on the Brisbane Lions.
Both teams are travelling beautifully this season, but despite the Lions being tough to bet against, we’re going with the Dockers.
Backing up a win over Melbourne isn’t easy but we think this team could win the premiership, which is paying a juicy $10.
They’re $1.65 to beat the Lions and we’re prepared to lock in those odds.
Betting tip: Fremantle Dockers @ $1.65 Bet @ PlayUp
Dockers by 10
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