Round 8 AFL Football Betting Odds

1 out of 3 last week, not my greatest this year. The Kangaroos prevailed against Essendon, but West Coast without Cox were absolutely smashed in the ruck, and subsequently, the scores aswell. Hawthorn took a handy lead early in the match, and appeared to be in control of the game, but their inexperience saw that lead dwindle away to nothing in less than 15 minutes. To their credit, they did fight back to keep the scores close, but lost it in the final term.

There’s some close matches being played this week, but I like the look of the home games for the Kangaroos and Sydney, who should bounce back after being beaten by the Saints.

Teams (Home Team First) Home Away
Adelaide v Richmond $1.11 $7.00
Essendonv Brisbane $1.75 $2.10
Geelong v Fremantle $1.38 $3.10
Hawthorn v St Kilda $2.20 $1.68
Kangaroos v Carlton $1.55 $2.48
Western Bulldogs v Collingwood $1.80 $2.03
West Coast v Melbourne $1.20 $4.60
Sydney v Port Adelaide $1.65 $2.25

Round 7, ’07 AFL Betting Odds

I had to go away last weekend and I was without access to a computer, sorry for not getting any tips up.

Some very close matches again this week which will be hard to pick a definite winner. The first one is a perfect example. The Kangaroos are flying after upsetting most punters when they defeated Sydney last week, while Essendon, after starting the season well have shown some disappointing performances of late, possibly due to Lloyd’s injury. Both are paying $1.97 to win, and with the Kangaroos playing well and having had the better of the Bombers in recent years, I’m going to be having a punt on them.

Geelong are the surprise favourites to end West Coast’s unbeaten season after absolutely thrashing Richmond last week, and while the Cats are playing at home on their unique ground, I don’t think they are quite up to the task. I’ll be backing the Eagles to win at $2.00, in a game that I expect to be very close.

Didn’t Hawthorn prove me wrong, or should I say, didn’t Lance Franklin prove me wrong. I honestly believed without the accuracy or Hawthorn’s leading goal kicker, Mark Williams, the very young Hawks would struggle to win many more games for the season. Lance stepped up last week to boot 9 goals, five of which came in a 15 minute burst in the second quarter to beat the Bombers, and they’re sitting pretty in the top 8 at the moment. On the other hand, Freo haven’t been playing up to what was expected of them this year. I don’t think I’ll put this one on myself, but at odds of $2.80 to win, Hawthorn are a chance.

Teams (Home Team First) Home Away
Kangaroos v Essendon $1.91 $1.91
Collingwood v Carlton $1.46 $2.45
Port Adelaide v Richmond $1.12 $6.45
Brisbane v Adelaide $1.70 $2.18
St Kilda v Sydney $1.95 $1.87
Western Bulldogs v Melbourne $1.46 $2.75
Fremantly v Hawthorn $1.45 $2.80
Geelong v West Coast $1.83 $2.00