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Preview of AFL Round 9 with Best Bets for every game

The following AFL Round 9 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Adelaide Crows vs Western Bulldogs

May 18, 2018 7:50 pm @ the Adelaide Oval
Odds: Crows $1.15, Bulldogs $5.50

Betting preview of the Crows versus the Bulldogs at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.

Crows Form:

The Crows suffered a close loss against the Power last week 90-95. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 5-3 record. In the forward line, they are scoring 97 ppg, which ranks 4th in the AFL. In defence, they allow 80 points per match and that ranks 8th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 5 – Crows 14.6.90, Power 14.11.95 – Round 8, 2018
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

Bulldogs Form:

The Bulldogs were victorious in Round 8 after a comfortable victory against the Lions 93-107. They have won 3 matches in a row. The Bulldogs are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 4-4 record. They’ve scored on average 78 points per match. In the backline, they allow 94 points and that ranks 15th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 14 – Bulldogs 16.11.107, Lions 14.9.93 – Round 8, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Bulldogs: 6-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Crows won by 59 points – Round 16, 2017 – Crows 16.8.104 d Bulldogs 5.15.45 (149 total points)
Bulldogs won by 15 points – Round 7, 2016 – Bulldogs 17.6.108 d Crows 18.15.123 (231 total points)

Prediction:

The Bulldogs will likely find it hard stopping Adelaide’s forward line, but it should be a close win for the home side.
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North Melbourne Kangaroos vs GWS Giants

May 19, 2018 1:45 pm @ Blundstone Arena
Odds: Kangaroos $1.80, Giants $2.02

Betting preview of the Kangaroos versus the Giants at Blundstone Arena on Saturday.

Kangaroos Form:

For the Kangaroos, they were well beaten against the Tigers last round by 10 points at Etihad Stadium. They are just outside the top eight with a 4-4 record. They’re scoring 80 ppg (11th in the AFL) and allow 71 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 10 – Kangaroos 11.6.72, Tigers 12.10.82 – Round 8, 2018
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

Giants Form:

The Giants were easily beaten against the Eagles last round by 25 points at Spotless Stadium. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 4-3 (1 draw) record. They’re scoring 79 ppg, which ranks 12th in the AFL. While in the backline, they allow 72 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 25 – Giants 8.13.61, Eagles 12.14.86 – Round 8, 2018
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

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

Giants won by 42 points – Round 3, 2017 – Giants 15.19.109 d Kangaroos 10.7.67 (176 total points)
Giants won by 37 points – Round 23, 2016 – Giants 14.16.100 d Kangaroos 9.9.63 (163 total points)

Prediction:

North plays well at this venue and the Giants are struggling with a number of key players out.
Kangaroos WIN 1.80

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Gold Coast Suns vs Port Adelaide Power

May 19, 2018 3:15 pm @ Shanghai
Odds: Suns $6.25, Power $1.12

Betting preview of the Suns versus the Power at Shanghai on Saturday.

Suns Form:

For the Suns, they were smashed against the Demons last round by 69 points at the Gabba. The Suns are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 3-5 record. They’ve scored on average 71 points per match. In the backline, they allow 93 points and that ranks 14th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 69 – Suns 11.11.77, Demons 21.20.146 – Round 8, 2018
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

Power Form:

In Round 8, the Power just won against the Crows by 5 points at the Adelaide Oval. After Round 8, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 5-3 record. They are scoring 86 ppg, which ranks 7th in the AFL. In defence, they allow an average of 84 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 5 – Power 14.11.95, Crows 14.6.90 – Round 8, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Power: 8-1
Last 2 Meetings:

Power won by 115 points – Round 23, 2017 – Power 3.2.20 d Suns 20.15.135 (155 total points)
Power won by 72 points – Round 8, 2017 – Power 16.14.110 d Suns 4.14.38 (148 total points)

Prediction:

Port smashed the Suns last year in China and it’s hard to see any different this time.
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Essendon Bombers vs Geelong Cats

May 19, 2018 4:35 pm @ the MCG
Odds: Bombers $4.25, Cats $1.22

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

Bombers Form:

In Round 8, the Bombers were easily beaten against the Blues by 13 points at the MCG. They are on a 5 match losing streak. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 2-6 record. They rank 10th in the AFL for points scored (80) and 16th for points allowed (96).

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 13 – Bombers 10.18.78, Blues 14.7.91 – Round 8, 2018
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

Cats Form:

The Cats won in Round 8 as they beat the Magpies at the MCG. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 8 rounds. They are scoring 88 ppg, which ranks 6th in the AFL and they allow 72 points in the backline. They have an average winning margin of 33 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 21 – Cats 9.12.66, Magpies 5.15.45 – Round 8, 2018
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

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

Bombers won by 17 points – Round 8, 2017 – Bombers 17.8.110 d Cats 13.15.93 (203 total points)
Cats won by 66 points – Round 20, 2016 – Cats 4.10.34 d Bombers 15.10.100 (134 total points)

Prediction:

This could get ugly by half-time as the Cats midfield will likely dominate the lazy Bombers.
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Sydney Swans vs Fremantle Dockers

May 19, 2018 7:25 pm @ the SCG
Odds: Swans $1.22, Dockers $4.25

Betting preview of the Swans versus the Dockers at the SCG on Saturday.

Swans Form:

The Swans survived in Round 8 as they just won against the Hawks 79-71. They are sitting 7th on the ladder with a 5-3 record. They are scoring 85 ppg, which ranks 9th in the AFL. In the backline, they allow on average 79 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 8 – Swans 12.7.79, Hawks 10.11.71 – Round 8, 2018
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

Dockers Form:

The Dockers won in Round 8 as they beat the Saints 59-89. The Dockers are sitting in the bottom eight after a 4-4 record. They’re scoring 78 points per match and allow 82 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 30 – Dockers 13.11.89, Saints 8.11.59 – Round 8, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Swans: 6-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Swans won by 104 points – Round 21, 2017 – Swans 22.11.143 d Dockers 5.9.39 (182 total points)
Swans won by 90 points – Round 19, 2016 – Swans 7.5.47 d Dockers 21.11.137 (184 total points)

Prediction:

Sydney just don’t play well in the greazy conditions at the SCG so the Dockers should be able to get within the line.
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St Kilda Saints vs Collingwood Magpies

May 19, 2018 7:25 pm @ Etihad Stadium
Odds: Saints $3.40, Magpies $1.32

Betting preview of the Saints versus the Magpies at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Saints Form:

The Saints were well beaten against the Dockers last week 59-89. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 5 matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 1-6 (1 draw) record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 64 per match. While in defence, they concede 92 points per match, which ranks 13th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 30 – Saints 8.11.59, Dockers 13.11.89 – Round 8, 2018
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

Magpies Form:

The Magpies were well beaten against the Cats last round by 21 points at the MCG. The Magpies are sitting in the bottom eight after a 4-4 record. They’re scoring 86 points per match and allow 84 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 21 – Magpies 5.15.45, Cats 9.12.66 – Round 8, 2018
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

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

Saints won by 14 points – Round 4, 2017 – Saints 7.13.55 d Magpies 9.15.69 (124 total points)
Saints won by 29 points – Round 3, 2016 – Saints 18.11.119 d Magpies 14.6.90 (209 total points)

Prediction:

The Pies cannot afford to drop this match and they should win by 1-39.
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Carlton Blues vs Melbourne Demons

May 20, 2018 1:10 pm @ the MCG
Odds: Blues $5.00, Demons $1.17

Betting preview of the Blues versus the Demons at the MCG on Sunday.

Blues Form:

The Blues won in Round 8 after a comfortable victory against the Bombers 91-78. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 1-7 record. They rank 17th in the AFL for points scored (69) and 18th for points allowed (100).

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 13 – Blues 14.7.91, Bombers 10.18.78 – Round 8, 2018
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

Demons Form:

The Demons were very impressive in Round 8 as they trashed the Suns at the Gabba. After the victory, they increased their winning streak to 3 matches. After Round 8, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 5-3 record. They are scoring 97 ppg, which ranks 3rd in the AFL. In defence, they allow an average of 86 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 69 – Demons 21.20.146, Suns 11.11.77 – Round 8, 2018
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

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

Demons won by 8 points – Round 16, 2017 – Demons 14.6.90 d Blues 12.10.82 (172 total points)
Demons won by 22 points – Round 2, 2017 – Demons 9.10.64 d Blues 13.8.86 (150 total points)

Prediction:

A nice win by the Blues last week but the Demons are a much better side. I’ll back them by 1-39 because the Blues have a decent record against them.
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Brisbane Lions vs Hawthorn Hawks

May 20, 2018 3:20 pm @ the Gabba
Odds: Lions $2.90, Hawks $1.41

Betting preview of the Lions versus the Hawks at the Gabba on Sunday.

Lions Form:

The Lions were easily beaten against the Bulldogs last week 93-107. They have lost 8 matches in a row. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 0-8 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 73 per match. While in defence, they concede 99 points per match, which ranks 17th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 14 – Lions 14.9.93, Bulldogs 16.11.107 – Round 8, 2018
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

Hawks Form:

The Hawks only just lost against the Swans last round by 8 points at the MCG. They are sitting 5th on the ladder with a 5-3 record. They are scoring 92 ppg, which ranks 5th in the AFL. In the backline, they allow on average 79 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 8 – Hawks 10.11.71, Swans 12.7.79 – Round 8, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Hawks: 8-0
Last 2 Meetings:

Hawks won by 38 points – Round 8, 2017 – Hawks 11.9.75 d Lions 17.11.113 (188 total points)
Hawks won by 48 points – Round 10, 2016 – Hawks 21.9.135 d Lions 13.9.87 (222 total points)

Prediction:

The Hawks haven’t lost against the Lions for a while and they should do this pretty easily at the Gabba.
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West Coast Eagles vs Richmond Tigers

May 20, 2018 4:40 pm @ Optus Stadium
Odds: Eagles $2.02, Tigers $1.80

Betting preview of the Eagles versus the Tigers at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

Eagles Form:

For the Eagles, they were victorious against the Giants by 25 points last round at Spotless Stadium. After the win, they have now won 7 straight matches. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 7-1 record. In the forward line, they are scoring 99 ppg, which ranks 2nd in the AFL. In defence, they allow 74 points per match and that ranks 5th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 25 – Eagles 12.14.86, Giants 8.13.61 – Round 8, 2018
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

Tigers Form:

The Tigers were victorious in Round 8 as they comfortably beat the Kangaroos 82-72. They are on a 6 match winning streak. They’re sitting on top of the ladder after 8 rounds with a 7-1 record. They are scoring 102 ppg, which ranks 1st in the AFL and they allow just 68 points in the backline. They have an average winning margin of 44 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 10 – Tigers 12.10.82, Kangaroos 11.6.72 – Round 8, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Tied: 4-4
Last 2 Meetings:

Tigers won by 11 points – Round 3, 2017 – Tigers 8.17.65 d Eagles 11.10.76 (141 total points)
Eagles won by 68 points – Round 4, 2016 – Eagles 18.17.125 d Tigers 9.3.57 (182 total points)

Prediction:

The top of the table clash should be an epic. In a finals type of match, the unders is a good bet because this could go either way.
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