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AFL Round 8, Tips & Preview, Friday 6th May

The BetDeluxe AFL Preview for the best bets in the Friday night double-header between the Power and the Bulldogs as well as the Dockers and Roos..

It is a rematch of a 2021 preliminary final when the Dogs meet the Power at Adelaide for this time since that famous victory, while the Dockers are the $1.05 favourites to knock off the wooden-spoon elect. 

All the best bets across the head to head points scored, and multi markets are ready for Friday-night lights in the same game.

port adelaide vs. western bulldogs


Port Adelaide surges into a huge Friday night clash against the Western Bulldogs to get Round 8 of the AFL season underway.

The Bulldogs will have fond memories of Adelaide Oval after last season’s epic preliminary final belting of Port Adelaide, but the two teams will bring injury-ravaged squads to this game. 

The injury list for the Bulldogs is far more extensive compared to that of Port, but the Dogs were able to deal with it comfortably when they staved off the Bombers by 31 points in Round 7. 

Port, meanwhile, continued to deal without the likes of Charlie Dixon and Orazio Fantasia by scoring a monumental upset in Cairns over St Kilda. 

The season is definitely building for the Power and the win last week will only do their confidence the world of good. 

An underdone team heading into the opening stages of the 2022 season did not help, but they have done everything so far to even up the lopsided losing ledger. 

Ken Hinkley will be seeking revenge after what happened in the preliminary final and his side will be eager to get out on the field to keep up that winning momentum. 

Suggested Bets: Port Adelaide head to head at $1.96

power vs. bulldogs

total points under 157.5

Two out of the last four games between these clubs have gone under 157.5 points.

The most recent clash went over that total, but both teams had fully-fit squads to pick from. 

Injuries have ravaged both teams this season, and the scoring power up front has been affected. 

There is a little bit of wet weather around, which might make Adelaide Oval a bit dewy under the foot.

We expect a low-scoring affair. 

Suggested Bets: Total points scored under 157.5 at $1.89

Port adelaide vs. western bulldogs

same game multi

Safe to say, Ollie Wines loves playing against the Bulldogs based on his last two performances.

He has kicked a goal and averaged 36 disposals.

We will also get Port tall forward Jeremy Finlayson involved as he can exploit a Bulldogs defence lacking a genuine tall key defender.

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Port Adelaide head to head
Leg 2: Total points under 157.5
Leg 3: O. Wines 30+ disposals
Leg 4: O. Wines anytime goal
Leg 5: J. Finlayson 2+ goals
Combined odds = $9

Fremantle vs. North Melbourne


Fresh off a big win at Kardinia Park, Fremantle returns home to Optus Stadium for a clash against lowly-ranked North Melbourne.

The Dockers held on for a three-point win against Geelong to move along to a 6-1 record, good enough to secure second on the ladder, while Carlton easily accounted for the Roos. 

Given the gulf between them and the Roos on the ladder, it is understandable to see a lopsided market favouring the Purple Haze. 

One team is potentially vying for a top-four finish, while the other tries to keep itself from the doldrums of the bottom four. 

If things could be more complicated for North, Nick Larkey will miss due to suspension, which means their forward stocks are nowhere near good enough to kick a winning score. 

To make matters worse for North Melbourne, Sean Darcy, Heath Chaplin, and Hayden Young are all due back for Fremantle. 

This could get ugly for North. 

Fremantle should be able to waltz away with four points.

Suggested Bet: Fremantle -42.5 at $1.90

Fremantle vs. North Melbourne

total points over 158.5

Fremantle boast one of the best defensive units in the league and will attempt to suffocate North Melbourne into submission.

Doubt the Roos will be kicking over 60 points in the clash, while Fremantle, with a host of crucial ins, can smash the ton with ease. 

Fremantle showed its scoring power against average opposition when it belted Essendon at Marvel Stadium.

Predicting this will be a game where North try to sit back and defend for most of the part, but that will play into the hands of the Dockers as the game goes on. 

Expecting something similar to what we saw between Richmond and West Coast last weekend.

Suggested Bet: Total points over over 158.5

Fremantle vs. North Melbourne

same game multi

With a demolition job on the cards, this same game multi will heavily feature Fremantle.

Lachlan Schultz has looked dangerous all year and can hurt North Melbourne on the scoreboard. 

We also so what a prime midfielder can do to this inexperienced North side with a big performance from Patrick Cripps last week. 

That means we will throw in Fremantle’s best midfielder to have a big game in Angus Brayshaw.

Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Fremantle -41.5
Leg 2: Total points over 158.5
Leg 3: A. Brayshaw 30+ disposals
Leg 4: L. Schultz 3+ goals
Combined odds = $7.50 

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