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Preview of AFL Round 18 with Best Bets for every game

The following AFL Round 18 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


St Kilda Saints vs Richmond Tigers

July 20, 2018 7:50 pm @ Etihad Stadium
Odds: Saints $6.50, Tigers $1.11

Betting preview of the Saints versus the Tigers at Etihad Stadium on Friday.

Saints Form:

For the Saints, they smashed against the Blues by 64 points last round at Etihad Stadium. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 4-11 (1 draw) record. But don’t mind playing the Tigers at Etihad.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 64 – Saints 16.20.116, Blues 7.10.52 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 36 – Saints 7.8.50, Power 12.14.86 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 2 – Saints 18.11.119, Demons 18.9.117 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Saints 11.14.80, Suns 11.12.78 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 71 – Saints 7.13.55, Swans 19.12.126 – Round 12, 2018

Tigers Form:

The Tigers suffered a close loss against the Giants last round by 2 points at Spotless Stadium. Despite the loss, they’re still the top side in the AFL with a 12-4 record. They are scoring 96 ppg (2nd in the AFL) and allow just 71 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 – Tigers 10.17.77, Giants 11.13.79 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 47 – Tigers 15.13.103, Crows 8.8.56 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 26 – Tigers 14.9.93, Swans 11.1.67 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 18 – Tigers 12.11.83, Cats 9.11.65 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 14 – Tigers 8.10.58, Power 10.12.72 – Round 12, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Tigers: 8-4
Last 2 Meetings:

Tigers won by 28 points – Round 10, 2018 – Tigers 15.15.105, Saints 12.5.77 @ the MCG
Tigers won by 41 points – Round 23, 2017 – Tigers 19.8.122, Saints 12.9.81 @ the MCG

Prediction:

The Tigers should rebound with a win but the Saints will be up and about after smashing Carlton. So at Etihad, games have been high scoring lately and I like the Overs. It’s 3-0 in this matchup.
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Collingwood Magpies vs North Melbourne Kangaroos

July 21, 2018 1:45 pm @ the MCG
Odds: Magpies $1.55, Kangaroos $2.45

Betting preview of the Magpies versus the Kangaroos at the MCG on Saturday.

Magpies Form:

In Round 17, the Magpies were easily beaten against the Eagles by 35 points at the MCG. Still, they’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 17 rounds. They are scoring 92 ppg, which ranks 4th in the AFL and will be looking to get back on the winners’ list.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 35 – Magpies 9.13.67, Eagles 15.12.102 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 16 – Magpies 12.6.78, Bombers 9.8.62 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 39 – Magpies 14.15.99, Suns 8.12.60 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 20 – Magpies 11.13.79, Blues 9.5.59 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 42 – Magpies 20.13.133, Demons 14.7.91 – Round 12, 2018

Kangaroos Form:

The Kangaroos suffered a close loss against the Swans last round by 6 points at Etihad Stadium. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 9-7 record so this is a crucial game for their top 8 hopes.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Kangaroos 15.8.98, Swans 16.8.104 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 37 – Kangaroos 14.11.95, Suns 8.10.58 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 17 – Kangaroos 16.12.108, Bombers 19.11.125 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Kangaroos 12.5.77, Bulldogs 11.9.75 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 37 – Kangaroos 8.11.59, Cats 14.12.96 – Round 12, 2018

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

Magpies won by 54 points – Round 20, 2017 – Magpies 16.15.111, Kangaroos 7.15.57 @ Etihad Stadium
Kangaroos won by 40 points – Round 18, 2016 – Kangaroos 18.16.124, Magpies 12.12.84 @ Etihad Stadium

Prediction:

The Magpies were poor last week but they do play better at the MCG against the Roos. They’ve won the last 2 meetings at the MCG and this should be a third by under 39.
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Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns

July 21, 2018 2:10 pm @ the SCG
Odds: Swans $1.04, Suns $11.00

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

Swans Form:

In Round 17, the Swans survived against the Kangaroos by 6 points at Etihad Stadium. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 17 rounds. They are scoring 86 ppg, which ranks 8th in the AFL and they allow 73 points in the backline. They have an average winning margin of 25 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 6 – Swans 16.8.104, Kangaroos 15.8.98 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 12 – Swans 9.5.59, Cats 8.23.71 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 26 – Swans 11.1.67, Tigers 14.9.93 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 15 – Swans 10.12.72, Eagles 7.15.57 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 71 – Swans 19.12.126, Saints 7.13.55 – Round 12, 2018

Suns Form:

The Suns were well beaten against the Bombers last round by 44 points at Metricon Stadium. They are on a 9 match losing streak. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 3-13 record. They rank 18th in the AFL for points scored (60) and 16th for points allowed (96).

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 44 – Suns 6.15.51, Bombers 13.17.95 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 37 – Suns 8.10.58, Kangaroos 14.11.95 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 39 – Suns 8.12.60, Magpies 14.15.99 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 53 – Suns 5.13.43, Hawks 13.18.96 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 2 – Suns 11.12.78, Saints 11.14.80 – Round 13, 2018

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

Swans won by 67 points – Round 16, 2017 – Swans 17.16.118, Suns 7.9.51 @ the SCG
Swans won by 38 points – Round 11, 2016 – Swans 11.13.79, Suns 6.5.41 @ Metricon Stadium

Prediction:

Sydney has never lost agianst the Suns and I don’t see the changing. Swans by plenty.
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Essendon Bombers vs Fremantle Dockers

July 21, 2018 4:35 pm @ Etihad Stadium
Odds: Bombers $1.18, Dockers $4.85

Betting preview of the Bombers versus the Dockers at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Bombers Form:

In Round 17, the Bombers won against the Suns by 44 points at Metricon Stadium. It wasn’t overly impressive but the Bombers kept their season alive. They are sitting in the bottom eight after a 8-8 record.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 44 – Bombers 13.17.95, Suns 6.15.51 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 16 – Bombers 9.8.62, Magpies 12.6.78 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 17 – Bombers 19.11.125, Kangaroos 16.12.108 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 28 – Bombers 12.8.80, Eagles 6.16.52 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 22 – Bombers 12.12.84, Lions 8.14.62 – Round 12, 2018

Dockers Form:

The Dockers survived in Round 17 as they won against the Power at Optus Stadium. Their season is probably over but they’ll head to Melbourne with confidence after beating a top 8 side.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 9 – Dockers 8.11.59, Power 7.8.50 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 54 – Dockers 7.6.48, Demons 13.24.102 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 55 – Dockers 9.10.64, Lions 18.11.119 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 57 – Dockers 15.13.103, Blues 6.10.46 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 3 – Dockers 10.11.71, Crows 9.14.68 – Round 12, 2018

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

Dockers won by 16 points – Round 2, 2018 – Dockers 16.10.106, Bombers 14.6.90 @ Optus Stadium
Bombers won by 15 points – Round 23, 2017 – Bombers 16.11.107, Dockers 14.8.92 @ Etihad Stadium

Prediction:

The Dockers won’t be able to stop the Bombers attack at Etihad in what should be a 1-39 win. Essendon still have finals in their mind and this is a key game.
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Brisbane Lions vs Adelaide Crows

July 21, 2018 7:25 pm @ the Gabba
Odds: Lions $2.35, Crows $1.60

Betting preview of the Lions versus the Crows at the Gabba on Saturday.

Lions Form:

For the Lions, they were victorious against the Hawks by 33 points last round at York Park. After the victory, they increased their winning streak to 3 matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 4-12 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 83 per match. While in defence, they concede 90 points per match, which ranks 14th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 33 – Lions 15.8.98, Hawks 9.11.65 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 65 – Lions 18.12.120, Blues 7.13.55 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 55 – Lions 18.11.119, Dockers 9.10.64 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 27 – Lions 12.10.82, Giants 16.13.109 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 22 – Lions 8.14.62, Bombers 12.12.84 – Round 12, 2018

Crows Form:

The Crows won in Round 17 after a comfortable victory against the Cats 97-112. The Crows are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 8-8 record. They’ve scored on average 83 points per match. In the backline, they allow 84 points and that ranks 12th in the AFL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 15 – Crows 16.16.112, Cats 14.13.97 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 47 – Crows 8.8.56, Tigers 15.13.103 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 10 – Crows 12.16.88, Eagles 12.6.78 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 56 – Crows 4.8.32, Hawks 12.16.88 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 3 – Crows 9.14.68, Dockers 10.11.71 – Round 12, 2018

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

Crows won by 80 points – Round 9, 2017 – Crows 21.14.140, Lions 7.18.60 @ the Gabba
Crows won by 138 points – Round 20, 2016 – Crows 27.15.177, Lions 6.3.39 @ the Adelaide Oval

Prediction:

The Lions are looking strong at the moment and so are the Crows. Adelaide has won the last 6 against them and come off a big win over the Cats. So this is a tough pick. In the end, the total has reached 200 or more in the last 2 meetings and that continue this Saturday.
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Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons

July 21, 2018 7:25 pm @ Kardinia Park
Odds: Cats $1.62, Demons $2.30

Betting preview of the Cats versus the Demons at Kardinia Park on Saturday.

Cats Form:

In Round 17, the Cats were easily beaten against the Crows by 15 points at the Adelaide Oval. They are sitting 8th on the ladder with a 9-7 record and this is a huge game for their top 8 hop.es

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 15 – Cats 14.13.97, Crows 16.16.112 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 12 – Cats 8.23.71, Swans 9.5.59 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 2 – Cats 15.11.101, Bulldogs 16.7.103 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 18 – Cats 9.11.65, Tigers 12.11.83 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 37 – Cats 14.12.96, Kangaroos 8.11.59 – Round 12, 2018

Demons Form:

The Demons won in Round 17 as they beat the Bulldogs 119-69. They are sitting 6th on the ladder with a 10-6 record. They are scoring 105 ppg, which ranks 1st in the AFL. But they will need to get ahold of the Cats strong defence in home games.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 50 – Demons 18.11.119, Bulldogs 10.9.69 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 54 – Demons 13.24.102, Dockers 7.6.48 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 2 – Demons 18.9.117, Saints 18.11.119 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 10 – Demons 9.11.65, Power 11.9.75 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 42 – Demons 14.7.91, Magpies 20.13.133 – Round 12, 2018

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

Cats won by 3 points – Round 1, 2018 – Cats 14.13.97, Demons 13.16.94 @ the MCG
Cats won by 29 points – Round 3, 2017 – Cats 20.6.126, Demons 13.19.97 @ Etihad Stadium

Prediction:

Geelong were disappointing last week but they love playing at Kardina Park, especially against Melbourne. Cats WIN for the safe bet.
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Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks

July 22, 2018 1:10 pm @ Etihad Stadium
Odds: Blues $6.25, Hawks $1.12

Betting preview of the Blues versus the Hawks at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Blues Form:

In Round 17, the Blues looked poor against the Saints by 64 points at Etihad Stadium. They are on a 9 match losing streak. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 1-15 record. They rank 17th in the AFL for points scored (62) and 18th for points allowed (101).

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 64 – Blues 7.10.52, Saints 16.20.116 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 65 – Blues 7.13.55, Lions 18.12.120 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 21 – Blues 10.9.69, Power 13.12.90 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 20 – Blues 9.5.59, Magpies 11.13.79 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 57 – Blues 6.10.46, Dockers 15.13.103 – Round 13, 2018

Hawks Form:

In Round 17, the Hawks were easily beaten against the Lions at York Park by 33 points. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 9-7 record so they need to smash Carlton here.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 33 – Hawks 9.11.65, Lions 15.8.98 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 63 – Hawks 19.8.122, Bulldogs 9.5.59 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 11 – Hawks 13.6.84, Giants 13.17.95 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 53 – Hawks 13.18.96, Suns 5.13.43 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 56 – Hawks 12.16.88, Crows 4.8.32 – Round 13, 2018

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

Blues won by 7 points – Round 22, 2017 – Blues 12.5.77, Hawks 10.10.70 @ Etihad Stadium
Hawks won by 19 points – Round 19, 2016 – Hawks 10.14.74, Blues 7.13.55 @ York Park

Prediction:

The Blues are just terrible at the moment so the Hawks cannot afford another bad loss. Hawks by plenty.
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West Coast Eagles vs Western Bulldogs

July 22, 2018 3:20 pm @ Optus Stadium
Odds: Eagles $1.11, Bulldogs $6.50

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

Eagles Form:

For the Eagles, they won against the Magpies by 35 points last round at the MCG. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 17 rounds. They are scoring 92 ppg, which ranks 3rd in the AFL and they allow 75 points in the backline. They have an average winning margin of 29 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 35 – Eagles 15.12.102, Magpies 9.13.67 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 11 – Eagles 13.8.86, Giants 10.15.75 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 10 – Eagles 12.6.78, Crows 12.16.88 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 28 – Eagles 6.16.52, Bombers 12.8.80 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 15 – Eagles 7.15.57, Swans 10.12.72 – Round 13, 2018

Bulldogs Form:

The Bulldogs were easily beaten against the Demons last week as they lost 69-119. The Bulldogs are sitting in the bottom eight after a 5-11 record. They’re scoring 71 points per match and allow 97 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 50 – Bulldogs 10.9.69, Demons 18.11.119 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 63 – Bulldogs 9.5.59, Hawks 19.8.122 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 2 – Bulldogs 16.7.103, Cats 15.11.101 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 2 – Bulldogs 11.9.75, Kangaroos 12.5.77 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 57 – Bulldogs 11.9.75, Power 20.12.132 – Round 13, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Eagles: 8-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Eagles won by 51 points – Round 2, 2018 – Eagles 18.13.121, Bulldogs 9.16.70 @ Etihad Stadium
Eagles won by 7 points – Round 15, 2017 – Eagles 12.15.87, Bulldogs 11.14.80 @ Etihad Stadium

Prediction:

West Coast are back at home after a huge win at the MCG. The injury to Nic Nat hurts but the return of Kennedy, Darling and LeCras really helped their scoring power last week. So I don’t see how the Bulldogs defence can stop them.
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Port Adelaide Power vs GWS Giants

July 22, 2018 4:40 pm @ the Adelaide Oval
Odds: Power $1.80, Giants $2.00

Betting preview of the Power versus the Giants at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Power Form:

For the Power, they went down to the Dockers last round by 9 points at Optus Stadium. They are sitting 5th on the ladder with a 11-5 record but a loss against the Dockers has hurt them. They also might be without Ryder and Robbie Gray.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 9 – Power 7.8.50, Dockers 8.11.59 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 36 – Power 12.14.86, Saints 7.8.50 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 21 – Power 13.12.90, Blues 10.9.69 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 10 – Power 11.9.75, Demons 9.11.65 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 57 – Power 20.12.132, Bulldogs 11.9.75 – Round 13, 2018

Giants Form:

The Giants just won in Round 17 as they just beat the Tigers at Spotless Stadium in a massive victory for their season. After Round 17, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 9-6 (1 draw) record.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Giants 11.13.79, Tigers 10.17.77 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 11 – Giants 10.15.75, Eagles 13.8.86 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 11 – Giants 13.17.95, Hawks 13.6.84 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 27 – Giants 16.13.109, Lions 12.10.82 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 108 – Giants 20.14.134, Suns 4.2.26 – Round 12, 2018

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

Giants won by 31 points – Round 4, 2017 – Giants 16.16.112, Power 11.15.81 @ Manuka Oval
Giants won by 19 points – Round 18, 2016 – Giants 11.13.79, Power 9.6.60 @ the Adelaide Oval

Prediction:

The Giants have won the last 3 against the Power and come off a huge win over the Tigers. So they look likely to keep that record intact against the Power, who lost against the Dockers.
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