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Preview of AFL Round 8 with Best Bets for every game

The following AFL Round 8 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Hawthorn Hawks vs Sydney Swans

May 11, 2018 7:50 pm @ MCG
Odds: Hawks $1.89, Swans $1.93

Betting preview of the Hawks versus the Swans at the MCG on Friday.

Hawks Form:

For the Hawks, they won against the Bombers last round at the MCG. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 7 rounds. They are scoring 96 ppg, which ranks 4th in the AFL and they allow 79 points in the backline. They have an average winning margin of 32 points.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 23 – Hawks 13.12.90, Bombers 10.7.67 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 35 – Hawks 13.11.89, Saints 7.12.54 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 28 – Hawks 11.4.70, Kangaroos 14.14.98 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 67 – Hawks 18.7.115, Demons 6.12.48 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 13 – Hawks 13.11.89, Tigers 15.12.102 – Round 3, 2018

Swans Form:

The Swans only just lost against the Kangaroos last week as they lost 68-66. After Round 7, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 4-3 record. They are scoring 86 ppg, which ranks 8th in the AFL. In defence, they allow an average of 81 points.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 – Swans 9.12.66, Kangaroos 9.14.68 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 17 – Swans 12.14.86, Cats 10.9.69 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 10 – Swans 10.15.75, Crows 12.13.85 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 7 – Swans 13.8.86, Bulldogs 11.13.79 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 16 – Swans 16.7.103, Giants 12.15.87 – Round 3, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Hawks: 13-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Hawks won by 6 points – Round 19, 2017 – Hawks 10.12.72 d Swans 9.12.66 (138 total points)
Hawks won by 6 points – Round 10, 2017 – Hawks 12.9.81 d Swans 11.9.75 (156 total points)

Prediction:

The Hawks went 2-0 against the Swans last season and look to have them covered once again at the G
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GWS Giants vs West Coast Eagles

May 12, 2018 1:45 pm @ Spotless Stadium
Odds: Giants $1.67, Eagles $2.20

Betting preview of the Giants versus the Eagles at Spotless Stadium on Saturday.

Giants Form:

In Round 7, the Giants were well beaten against the Cats by 61 points at Kardinia Park. After Round 7, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 4-2 (1 draw) record. They are scoring 82 ppg, which ranks 10th in the AFL. In defence, they allow an average of just 70 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 61 – Giants 4.8.32, Cats 14.9.93 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 34 – Giants 10.17.77, Lions 5.13.43 – Round 6, 2018
DREW – Giants 9.19.73, Saints 10.13.73 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 31 – Giants 11.16.82, Dockers 7.9.51 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 16 – Giants 12.15.87, Swans 16.7.103 – Round 3, 2018

Eagles Form:

In Round 7, the Eagles were victorious against the Power by 42 points at Optus Stadium. They have won 6 matches in a row. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 7 rounds. They are scoring 101 ppg, which ranks 2nd in the AFL and they allow 76 points in the backline. They have an average winning margin of 34 points.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 42 – Eagles 16.6.102, Power 9.6.60 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 8 – Eagles 13.11.89, Dockers 12.9.81 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 10 – Eagles 10.19.79, Blues 10.9.69 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 80 – Eagles 21.13.139, Suns 9.5.59 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 15 – Eagles 14.11.95, Cats 11.14.80 – Round 3, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Eagles: 5-3
Last 2 Meetings:

Giants won by 67 points – Semi Final, 2017 – Giants 19.11.125 d Eagles 9.4.58 (183 total points)
Giants won by 21 points – Round 22, 2017 – Giants 12.9.81 d Eagles 9.6.60 (141 total points)

Prediction:

The Giants have some serious injury concerns so the Eagles should be able to keep this close or cause an upset.
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Carlton Blues vs Essendon Bombers

May 12, 2018 2:10 pm @ MCG
Odds: Blues $3.50, Bombers $1.31

Betting preview of the Blues versus the Bombers at the MCG on Saturday.

Blues Form:

For the Blues, they weren’t impressive against the Crows last round by 55 points at the Adelaide Oval. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 7 matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 0-7 record. They rank 17th in the AFL for points scored (66) and 18th for points allowed (103).

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 55 – Blues 10.10.70, Crows 19.11.125 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 21 – Blues 8.11.59, Bulldogs 11.14.80 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 10 – Blues 10.9.69, Eagles 10.19.79 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 86 – Blues 4.6.30, Kangaroos 18.8.116 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 24 – Blues 11.10.76, Magpies 16.4.100 – Round 3, 2018

Bombers Form:

The Bombers were easily beaten against the Hawks last week as they lost 90-67. After the loss, they have now lost 4 straight matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 2-5 record. They rank 12th in the AFL for points scored (81) and 16th for points allowed (97).
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 23 – Bombers 10.7.67, Hawks 13.12.90 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 36 – Bombers 10.12.72, Demons 16.12.108 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 49 – Bombers 7.10.52, Magpies 14.17.101 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 22 – Bombers 16.10.106, Power 12.12.84 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 21 – Bombers 12.11.83, Bulldogs 14.20.104 – Round 3, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Bombers: 9-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Bombers won by 8 points – Round 20, 2017 – Bombers 11.18.84 d Blues 11.10.76 (160 total points)
Blues won by 15 points – Round 3, 2017 – Blues 7.15.57 d Bombers 6.6.42 (99 total points)

Prediction:

The Blues are good value at the line as this clash is usually close.
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Gold Coast Suns vs Melbourne Demons

May 12, 2018 4:35 pm @ Gabba
Odds: Suns $3.50, Demons $1.30

Betting preview of the Suns versus the Demons at Gabba on Saturday.

Suns Form:

In Round 7, the Suns only just lost against the Bulldogs by 9 points at Mars Stadium. The Suns are sitting in the bottom eight after a 3-4 record. They’re scoring 70 points per match and allow 86 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 9 – Suns 10.12.72, Bulldogs 11.15.81 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 48 – Suns 9.8.62, Crows 16.14.110 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 5 – Suns 11.10.76, Lions 10.11.71 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 80 – Suns 9.5.59, Eagles 21.13.139 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 28 – Suns 10.8.68, Dockers 13.18.96 – Round 3, 2018

Demons Form:

In Round 7, the Demons were victorious against the Saints by 39 points at Etihad Stadium. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 4-3 record. They’re scoring 90 ppg, which ranks 7th in the AFL. While in the backline, they allow 87 points per match.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 39 – Demons 16.10.106, Saints 9.13.67 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 36 – Demons 16.12.108, Bombers 10.12.72 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 46 – Demons 8.8.56, Tigers 15.12.102 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 67 – Demons 6.12.48, Hawks 18.7.115 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 37 – Demons 18.15.123, Kangaroos 13.8.86 – Round 3, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Demons: 7-3
Last 2 Meetings:

Demons won by 35 points – Round 10, 2017 – Demons 18.14.122 d Suns 13.9.87 (209 total points)
Demons won by 2 points – Round 19, 2016 – Demons 9.12.66 d Suns 9.10.64 (130 total points)

Prediction:

The Demons to get the job done at the Gabba by 1-39 points.
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Port Adelaide Power vs Adelaide Crows

May 12, 2018 5:10 pm @ Adelaide Oval
Odds: Power $2.50, Crows $1.53

Betting preview of the Power versus the Crows at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

Power Form:

In Round 7, the Power were easily beaten against the Eagles by 42 points at Optus Stadium. The Power are sitting in the bottom eight after a 4-3 record. They’re scoring 85 points per match and allow 83 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 42 – Power 9.6.60, Eagles 16.6.102 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 33 – Power 15.12.102, Kangaroos 10.9.69 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 34 – Power 7.8.50, Cats 12.12.84 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 22 – Power 12.12.84, Bombers 16.10.106 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 5 – Power 14.13.97, Lions 14.8.92 – Round 3, 2018

Crows Form:

In Round 7, the Crows were very impressive against the Blues by 55 points at the Adelaide Oval. After the victory, they increased their winning streak to 3 matches. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 5-2 record. In the forward line, they are scoring 98 ppg, which ranks 3rd in the AFL. In defence, they allow 78 points per match and that ranks 6th in the AFL.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 55 – Crows 19.11.125, Blues 10.10.70 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 48 – Crows 16.14.110, Suns 9.8.62 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 10 – Crows 12.13.85, Swans 10.15.75 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 48 – Crows 9.4.58, Magpies 16.10.106 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 49 – Crows 15.14.104, Saints 7.13.55 – Round 3, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Crows: 9-7
Last 2 Meetings:

Crows won by 84 points – Round 20, 2017 – Crows 18.22.130 d Power 7.4.46 (176 total points)
Crows won by 17 points – Round 3, 2017 – Crows 15.10.100 d Power 12.11.83 (183 total points)

Prediction:

The Crows are looking the better side and should win this by 1-39.
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Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions

May 12, 2018 7:25 pm @ Etihad Stadium
Odds: Bulldogs $1.38, Lions $3.05

Betting preview of the Bulldogs versus the Lions at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Bulldogs Form:

The Bulldogs survived in Round 7 as they just beat the the Suns 81-72. The Bulldogs are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 3-4 record. They’ve scored on average 74 points per match. In the backline, they allow 94 points and that ranks 15th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 9 – Bulldogs 11.15.81, Suns 10.12.72 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 21 – Bulldogs 11.14.80, Blues 8.11.59 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 54 – Bulldogs 8.6.54, Dockers 16.12.108 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 7 – Bulldogs 11.13.79, Swans 13.8.86 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 21 – Bulldogs 14.20.104, Bombers 12.11.83 – Round 3, 2018

Lions Form:

The Lions suffered a close loss against the Magpies last week as they lost 121-114. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 7 matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 0-7 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 70 per match. While in defence, they concede 98 points per match, which ranks 17th in the AFL.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 7 – Lions 18.6.114, Magpies 19.7.121 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 34 – Lions 5.13.43, Giants 10.17.77 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 5 – Lions 10.11.71, Suns 11.10.76 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 93 – Lions 2.5.17, Tigers 16.14.110 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 5 – Lions 14.8.92, Power 14.13.97 – Round 3, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Bulldogs: 7-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Bulldogs won by 14 points – Round 20, 2017 – Bulldogs 14.19.103 d Lions 13.11.89 (192 total points)
Bulldogs won by 32 points – Round 5, 2017 – Bulldogs 17.20.122 d Lions 14.6.90 (212 total points)

Prediction:

These two sides should enjoy the fast Eithad track so the over total is the best bet. The average total pts between the two sides is 192.92 pts since 2010
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Fremantle Dockers vs St Kilda Saints

May 12, 2018 8:10 pm @ Optus Stadium
Odds: Dockers $1.26, Saints $3.90

Betting preview of the Dockers versus the Saints at Optus Stadium on Saturday.

Dockers Form:

For the Dockers, they weren’t impressive against the Tigers last round in a 77 point loss at the MCG. The Dockers are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 3-4 record. They’ve scored on average 76 points per match. In the backline, they allow 86 points and that ranks 10th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 77 – Dockers 4.9.33, Tigers 15.20.110 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 8 – Dockers 12.9.81, Eagles 13.11.89 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 54 – Dockers 16.12.108, Bulldogs 8.6.54 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 31 – Dockers 7.9.51, Giants 11.16.82 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 28 – Dockers 13.18.96, Suns 10.8.68 – Round 3, 2018

Saints Form:

The Saints were well beaten against the Demons last round by 39 points at Etihad Stadium. They are now ridding a 4 match losing streak. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 1-5 (1 draw) record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 65 per match. While in defence, they concede 93 points per match, which ranks 14th in the AFL.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 39 – Saints 9.13.67, Demons 16.10.106 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 35 – Saints 7.12.54, Hawks 13.11.89 – Round 6, 2018
DREW – Saints 10.13.73, Giants 9.19.73 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 47 – Saints 7.14.56, Cats 15.13.103 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 49 – Saints 7.13.55, Crows 15.14.104 – Round 3, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Saints: 8-3
Last 2 Meetings:

Saints won by 9 points – Round 15, 2017 – Saints 12.17.89 d Dockers 12.8.80 (169 total points)
Saints won by 34 points – Round 10, 2016 – Saints 15.11.101 d Dockers 10.7.67 (168 total points)

Prediction:

The Dockers are a much better side at home and they should comfortably beat the struggling Saints.
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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Richmond Tigers

May 13, 2018 1:10 pm @ Etihad Stadium
Odds: Kangaroos $4.00, Tigers $1.25

Betting preview of the Kangaroos versus the Tigers at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Kangaroos Form:

For the Kangaroos, they only just won against the Swans last round at the SCG. They are sitting 7th on the ladder with a 4-3 record. They are scoring 81 ppg, which ranks 11th in the AFL. In the backline, they allow on average just 69 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Kangaroos 9.14.68, Swans 9.12.66 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 33 – Kangaroos 10.9.69, Power 15.12.102 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 28 – Kangaroos 14.14.98, Hawks 11.4.70 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 86 – Kangaroos 18.8.116, Blues 4.6.30 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 37 – Kangaroos 13.8.86, Demons 18.15.123 – Round 3, 2018

Tigers Form:

The Tigers were very impressive in Round 7 as they smashed the Dockers at the MCG. They are on a 5 match winning streak. They’re sitting on top of the ladder after 7 rounds with a 6-1 record. They are scoring 105 ppg, which ranks 1st in the AFL and they allow just 68 points in the backline. They have an average winning margin of 49 points.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 77 – Tigers 15.20.110, Dockers 4.9.33 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 43 – Tigers 16.17.113, Magpies 10.10.70 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 46 – Tigers 15.12.102, Demons 8.8.56 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 93 – Tigers 16.14.110, Lions 2.5.17 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 13 – Tigers 15.12.102, Hawks 13.11.89 – Round 3, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Kangaroos: 8-3
Last 2 Meetings:

Tigers won by 35 points – Round 11, 2017 – Tigers 14.17.101 d Kangaroos 9.12.66 (167 total points)
Kangaroos won by 70 points – Round 11, 2016 – Kangaroos 18.16.124 d Tigers 7.12.54 (178 total points)

Prediction:

The Tigers are looking unstoppable at the moment so they should be able to just beat the in-form Roos.
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Collingwood Magpies vs Geelong Cats

May 13, 2018 3:20 pm @ MCG
Odds: Magpies $2.50, Cats $1.53

Betting preview of the Magpies versus the Cats at the MCG on Sunday.

Magpies Form:

The Magpies survived in Round 7 as they just won against the Lions 121-114. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 4-3 record. They’re scoring 92 ppg, which ranks 5th in the AFL. While in the backline, they allow 87 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 7 – Magpies 19.7.121, Lions 18.6.114 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 43 – Magpies 10.10.70, Tigers 16.17.113 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 49 – Magpies 14.17.101, Bombers 7.10.52 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 48 – Magpies 16.10.106, Crows 9.4.58 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 24 – Magpies 16.4.100, Blues 11.10.76 – Round 3, 2018

Cats Form:

The Cats were very impressive in Round 7 as they trashed the Giants 32-93. After Round 7, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 4-3 record. They are scoring 91 ppg, which ranks 6th in the AFL. In defence, they allow an average of just 75 points.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 61 – Cats 14.9.93, Giants 4.8.32 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 17 – Cats 10.9.69, Swans 12.14.86 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 34 – Cats 12.12.84, Power 7.8.50 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 47 – Cats 15.13.103, Saints 7.14.56 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 15 – Cats 11.14.80, Eagles 14.11.95 – Round 3, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Magpies: 8-7
Last 2 Meetings:

Cats won by 11 points – Round 22, 2017 – Cats 10.10.70 d Magpies 9.5.59 (129 total points)
Magpies won by 29 points – Round 6, 2017 – Magpies 15.17.107 d Cats 11.12.78 (185 total points)

Prediction:

The Magpies have a good record at the MCG against the Cats and should enjoy a 7 day break to tackle the Cats.
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