Round 2 is in full swing and the BetDeluxe team has made life easier by previewing the rest of the AFL round this weekend.
Collingwood and Adelaide from the MCG is where we start.
collingwood vs. adelaide
march 26th 1:45pm
Collingwood can go 2-0 when it faces Adelaide at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.
The Pies ran away with a 17-point win against St Kilda in round one to start Craig McRae’s tenure at the helm the possible way.
Adelaide, however, fell agonisingly short against Fremantle to go down by a point, but it did unveil a potential star in Josh Rachele who debuted wth five goals.
Rory Sloane will take his place in the side after having one-week suspension for eye gouging thrown out.
Neither team is expected to make the eight this season, so do not expect too many fireworks in this one.
Crows to cover the line in tight one.
Suggested Bets: Adelaide +17.5 at $1.90
essendon vs. brisbane
march 26th 4:35pm
Essendon will look to restore some pride in its guernsey when it attempts to rebound off a horrible Round 1 loss against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday afternoon at Marvel Stadium.
In what was one of the worst Essendon performances in recent times, the Bombers had no answer for a rampant Cats outfit and will not get any easier against a Lions team who took home the four points against a depleted Port Adelaide.
Nic Martin was the only shining light for Essendon on a dark day as the debutant booted five goals, however, he will miss this game due to COVID protocols.
Brisbane might just have too much midfield depth for the Bombers to handle.
Lachie Neale, Hugh McCluggage and Zac Bailey could run an absolute muck if the Bombers do not lift from their pitiful effort last week.
Suggested Bet: Brisbane -15.5 at $1.90
port adelaide vs. hawthorn
march 26th 7:40pm
An injury-depleted Port Adelaide welcomes Hawthorn to Adelaide Oval for a pivotal Round 2 clash.
Port will be without star intercept defender Aliir Aliir and have a host of other injury concerns around Charlie Dixon, Trent McKenzie, Conor Rozee and Zac Butters.
While the Hawks might not exactly have all the names on paper to start this game as the favourites, there was a bit to like about their win against North Melbourne last week.
The line looks very overstated here for a Pot team, which, even if its star players under fitness clouds do pass fitness tests, will still be slightly underdone.
Suggested Bet: Hawthorn +27.5 at $1.90
gold coast vs. melbourne
march 26th 8:00pm
Melbourne travels up North for a tricky clash at Metricon Stadium agains the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday night.
The Demons starts off their premiership defence with a comprehensive 26-point defeat of the Western Bulldogs, while the Suns scored their first ever win in Perth over the decimated Eagles.
Gold Coast has proven to be a tough team to negotiate in the early parts of the season over the last few years and Melbourne will need to brng it’s A-game.
Touk Miller and Matty Rowell are two of the most genuine midfielders in the league and can cause a bit of damage.
The Demons should have too many weapons across the field in order to win this game, but the Suns at the line is way the go.
Suggested Bet: Gold Coast +23.5 at $1.87
north melbourne vs. west coast
march 27th 1:10pm
The drama and headaches for West Coast only grow larger when it heads over to Marvel Stadium for a Sunday afternoon battle against North Melbourne.
Eagles coach Adam Simpson has had to dip in the Eagles COVID top-up list for this match with positive tests and injuries absolutely decimating the Eagles.
North Melbourne could effectively be playing against a WAFL team and that is enough for us to have it as the tip.
Keep an eye out on number one pick Jason Horne-Francis as he leads the line in midfield for North.
Suggested Bet: North Melbourne -4.5 at $1.75
richmond vs. gws
march 27th 3:20pm
Richmond and GWS are looking to get their accounts open on season 2022 when they go head to head at the MCG on Sunday.
The Tigers were beaten by Carlton for the first time in 11 matches, while the Giants struggled to contain a fast-finishing Sydney in their round one loss.
Richmond will be without a host of key players including Dion Prestia, Jack Martin, Nick Vlastuin and Dustin Martin.
With the amount of omissions the Tigers have, the markets have done a 180 and the Giants are now favourites.
Picking GWS to rebound.
Suggested Bet: GWS Giants -4.5 at $1.90
fremantle vs. st kilda
march 27th 6:20pm
Fremantle bounces into Optus Stadium for the first time in 2022 when it prepares to face an under-the-pump St Kilda squad.
After registering an enthralling one-point win over Adelaide, thanks to match-saving goal-line spoil from Heath Chapman, the Dockers are the slight favourites for this one.
St Kilda needs to get back to playing a selfless brand of football after it was found out by Collingwood last week.
With Brett Ratten already under the pump to get a win, we should see a spike in St Kilda’s performance.
The Saints usually match up well on the Dockers and they did thump them in Round 23 last year.
Giving the Saints another go.
Suggested Bet: St Kilda head to head at $1.94