Round 12 of the 2015 AFL season has just come to an end with half a dozen exciting matches being played from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21. Fans and punters should be sure to check out the weekly CrownBet Promotions and betting odds before each round of football prior to laying a wager on their picks. Let’s take a look at the winners and losers from the past week of action along with the updated 2015 ladder.
Thursday, June 18th
Adelaide Crows vs Hawthorn Hawks
The 12th round got underway on Thursday, June 18th at the Adelaide Oval where the seventh-place Adelaide Crows clashed with the sixth-place Hawthorn Hawks in front of 50,023 fans. Both teams took a rest last week as they had byes in the 11th round. The Crows were looking for their second consecutive victory while the Hawks were going for their third on the trot. The Hawks managed to keep their winning streak alive in this one with a 29-point victory. The Hawks were favoured with CrownBet in the head-to-head odds at $1.37 while the hometown Crows were listed at $3.10 to win. The Crows vs Hawks result 2015 was expected by most fans and bettors. Adelaide went 4.1 7.2 11.7 12.12 (84) in the match while the Hawks were 6.2 9.6 13.9 17.12 (114). With the win, the Hawks move to fifth place on the ladder with a record of 7-4 on the season. The Crows remain in seventh place with their mark of 6-5.
Friday, June 19th
Richmond Tigers vs West Coast Eagles
The action shifted to the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday where the eighth-place Richmond Tigers battled it out with the third-place West Coast Eagles and dropped a 20-point decision to them. West Coast drilled the Essendon Bombers by 50 points a week earlier at Domain Stadium while the Tigers enjoyed a bye. West Coast has now won five of their last six outings while the Tigers winning streak was halted at four. The Tigers became the first team to hand the league-leading Fremantle Dockers a loss this season when they dropped them at Domain Stadium two weeks ago. The Eagles were the close favourites with the CrownBet odds makers for this encounter at $1.75 while the Tigers were $2.10 to win. Don’t forget to look over the odds each week before taking advantage of a CrownBet Bonus Bet. Richmond went 4.2 8.3 10.6 10.10 (70) while the Eagles were 4.3 7.6 12.8 13.12 (90). West Coast climbs into second place with the victory at 9-3 while the Tigers stay in eighth position at 6-5. A crowd of 45,178 was on hand to take in the Tigers vs Eagles clash.
Saturday, June 20th
Carlton Blues vs Port Adelaide Power
The Melbourne Cricket Ground hosted also hosted Saturday’s clash between the last-place Carlton Blues and the 10th-place Port Adelaide Power. The Blues took round 11 off with a bye while Port Adelaide was taken down at home at the Adelaide Oval by the Geelong Cats to the tune of 23 points. Carlton had lost their past five contests while the Power had gone 2-3 in their last five. The Blues snapped their losing streak though with a close four-point win to hand Port Adelaide their second straight loss. The Power was the firm head-to-head favourites at CrownBet at $1.37 with the Blues coming in at $3.40 to win. This makes the Blues vs Power result 2015 a bit of a surprise to many fans and punters. Carlton went 4.2 10.3 15.7 17.8 (110) while Port Adelaide was 4.3 9.5 11.8 16.10 (106) with a crowd of 27,693 in the stands. Carlton managed to climb out of last place and now sit in 16th at 2-9 on the campaign while Port Adelaide fell to 12th position at 5-7.
Greater Western Sydney Giants vs North Melbourne Kangaroos
Spotless Stadium was the site of the Saturday showdown between the 12th-place North Melbourne Kangaroos and the fifth-place Greater Western Sydney Giants. The Kangaroos dropped a 16-point decision to the Sydney Swans last week at Etihad Stadium while the Giants were smoked by 42 points at the hands of the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Giants were hammered again for the second straight outing as the Kangaroos drilled them by 56 points with 7,824 supporters on hand. Greater Western Sydney went 1.4 4.8 8.12 8.13 (61) while North Melbourne was 6.2 10.4 13.5 18.9 (117) on the day. Kangaroos’ skipper Andrew Swallow was reported for tripping the Giants’ Josh Kelly during the third quarter. The Kangaroos were favoured at CrownBet in the head-to-head matchup at $1.42 to win with the Giants at $2.90 to take the points. The bookmakers were right on the Giants vs Kangaroos result 2015. North Melbourne moved into 11th place in the table at 6-6 while the Giants slipped to sixth at 7-5.
Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions
The 11th-place Western Bulldogs squared off against the 16th-place Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium on Saturday and smoked them by 72 points. The Bulldogs took a rest last week with a bye and the Lions joined them. The Lions now dropped four in a row after winning a pair on the trot while the Bulldogs are now 2-3 in their past five outings. The Bulldogs were the firm favourites with the CrownBet odds makers at $1.33 to win head-to-head with the Lions at $3.35. There were 21,129 fans on hand to see the Bulldogs go 5.3 8.6 13.11 22.14 (146) while the Lions were 2.1 5.3 8.5 11.8 (74). The Lions dropped into 17th place in the standings at 2-9 while the Bulldogs climbed into ninth position at 6-5. The Bulldogs vs Lions result 2015 wasn’t a shock, but the margin of victory may have been to many experts. .
Sunday, June 21st
Geelong Cats vs Melbourne Demons
The 12th round wrapped up at Simonds Stadium on Sunday where the ninth-place Geelong Cats took on the 15th-place Melbourne Demons. The Cats were purring last weekend as they clawed their way to a 23-point win over the Port Adelaide Power at the Adelaide Oval. Meanwhile, the Demons lost a heartbreaker at Etihad Stadium as they were edged by two points courtesy of the St Kilda Saints. The Demons were trying to snap their three-match losing streak while Geelong was aiming for their third consecutive victory. It was the Demons who broke their losing streak as they came out on the right side of a 24-point decision in front of 28,007 fans. Geelong went 3.1 6.4 11.5 13.11 (89) while the Demons were 5.2 7.3 13.4 18.5 (113). The Cats were the solid favourites here with CrownBet at $1.17 in the head-to-head market with the Demons at $5.25, making the Geelong vs Melbourne result 2015 a bit of an upset. The Cats dropped into 10th place on the ladder with the loss at 6-6 on the year while the Demons are now 4-8 and still occupy 15th spot. Don’t forget to take advantage of a CrownBet Bonus Bet before the 13th round of the AFL season kicks off later this week.