Round 14 of the AFL season is here, and we have six games to sink our teeth into.
BetDeluxe provides tips for every game, including the blockbuster between the Saints and Tigers.
game of the week: Tigers vs. Saints
17th June 7:25PM
With just six games to choose from this weekend, we’re calling the Richmond and St Kilda clash the Game of the Week as both sides look to continue their winning form from Round 13.
Despite sitting seven spots below them on the ladder, it’s the Tigers who will enter as $1.73 favourites following their 15-point victory over Fremantle last weekend. Under the guidance of Mini McQualter, Richmond has returned to form with consecutive wins and a 10-point loss to the Power. Tim Taranto and Shai Bolton combined for 68 disposals and three goals against the Dockers, while Trent Cotchin (28), Dion Prestia (27) and Dustin Martin (27) all added to the Tigers’ midfield dominance.
The Saints failed to fire a shot against the Swans in the first three quarters but ran over the top with five goals to two in the last. Defensively, they are back to their best with scores against of 80, 88 and 66 in their previous three matches. Dan Butler is free to play against his old team after being cleared by the tribunal, but another question is whether his inclusion will be enough to help his side to victory.
The Tigers are on a roll under their interim coach, and it isn’t easy to back against them while they’re in this type of form.
Suggested Bet: Same Game Multi
- Leg 1: Tigers to win
- Leg 2: T. Taranto 30+ disposals
- Leg 3: M. King 2+ goals
- Leg 4: B. Crouch 25+ disposals
- Total: $5.25
Power vs. Cats
15th June 7:40pm
Can any team stop the rampaging Port Adelaide? Their run of 10 straight victories makes them the form side of the competition, and they can now take the top spot with a victory against the Cats. Geelong’s chances of re-entering the top eight improve with the return of Patrick Dangerfield, Mitch Duncan and Max Holmes, but a Thursday night crowd at the Adelaide Oval might be too much for Chris Scott’s men.
Suggested Bet: Power to win @ $1.54
Lions vs. Swans
16th June 7:50pm
While the Lions have once again proved they can’t win away from home, they will be keen to snap their two-game losing streak when they host the Swans at the Gabba. Hugh McCluggage will miss with a concussion, but Dayne Zorko will replace him after his one-match suspension. Equally, the Swans will regain Luke Parker in their midfield, but all eyes will be on Nick Blakey and how his foot injury recovers. Lions should be too strong.
Suggested Bet: Lions 1-39 @ $2.20
Giants vs. Dockers
17th June 4:35PM
One of the most intriguing match-ups of the round, the Dockers will enter as narrow favourites and will be hellbent on redemption after falling to the Tigers at Optus Stadium. It could be a tough ask, however, with Josh Kelly, Isaac Cumming, and Sam Taylor all having a chance to return for the Giants. Having won two of their last three and losing to Richmond by just one goal, the Giants have found their form in the middle part of the season. Fremantle should, but the Giants could.
Suggested Bet: Dockers to win @ $1.80
Blues vs. Suns
18th June 1:10PM
No team in the AFL has more pressure on them than Carlton. Not one. After winning three of their first four games and sitting second on the ladder, Michael Voss’ men have lost eight of their past nine. And yet they’re still shorter than a team that’s won three of their last four. Gold Coast for us.
Suggested Bet: Suns to win @ $2.01
Kangaroos vs. Bulldogs
18th June 4:40PM
While they’re still in the 17th spot on the ladder, there’s no doubt the Kangaroos have improved over the past month with honourable losses to GWS, Essendon, Collingwood, and Sydney. The Dogs need to snap their three-game losing streak to stay in touch with the top eight, and there’s no better time to start than at Marvel Stadium against the Roos.
Suggested Bet: Western Bulldogs (-30.5) @ $1.90