Round 9 AFL Betting Odds for the ’09 Season

by Aussie Punter on May 20, 2009

in AFL

There were no real upsets last week, although some very close games that could have quite easily been. Collingwood didn’t bounce back, in fact they did quite the opposite. Their young players simply couldn’t step up, and even without Fevola having much of an impact, the Blues thumped them. Fremantle showed a little, but not enough to topple the Hawks. They didn’t win convincingly, and if Freo had kicked a little straighter the result could have been very different. Melbourne gave the Bullies a fright, and the young Demons are not too far off stringing a few games together. West Coast gave their all against Sydney, but couldn’t get over the line, and the Tigers recorded their seventh loss for the year after Warren Tredrea stole the game in the last few minutes.

On to this week, and Adelaide are the stand-out value bet. Playing at home, I don’t see how Carlton deserve to be big favourites. The Crows have comfortably beaten the Blues the last 5 times they’ve met, no matter where the game has been played, and Adelaide have had a pretty rough draw so far. Carlton, on the other hand have yet to impress me this year. I expect at the very least this game to be close, and the odds look like big overs to me.

Richmond are also a good chance, having dominated Essendon in recent years and surely they’ve got to win one soon, don’t they?

The last games I see value in, but just can’t bring myself to bet on them, are Fremantle to beat the Roos and Melbourne to beat the Hawks. It might pay to put them in a few multi-bets.

I don’t see too much value in the other games this week, they look pretty black and white to me. My betting tip for this week is a head-to-head multi with Geelong, West Coast, Sydney, St. Kilda and Adelaide paying $7.22 from SportingBet. Good luck, and happy punting!

Teams SB IAS
Geelong
Bulldogs
1.14
5.75
1.14
5.75
Kangaroos
Freo
1.73
2.10
1.74
2.10
Adelaide
Carlton
2.30
1.62
2.25
1.65

Eagles
Pies

1.50
2.60
1.53
2.50
Tigers
Bombers
2.35
1.60
2.35
1.60
Sydney
Port Power
1.57
2.40
1.57
2.40
Saints
Lions
1.17
5.00
1.16
5.30
Hawks
Dees
1.18
5.00
1.17
5.10

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