The fourth round of the AFL season has just come to an end with games taking place from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26. Be sure to check the weekly CrownBet Promotions and betting odds before each round prior to laying a wager on your picks.
Friday, April 24
Richmond Tigers vs Melbourne
The action got underway on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where the Richmond Tigers fell to 2-1 on the season after losing a 32-point battle with Melbourne, who are now also 2-2. Richmond destroyed the Brisbane Lions in the third round while Melbourne dropped a 25-point decision at the Adelaide Oval to Adelaide. The head-to-head odds at CrownBet had Richmond the favourites to win at $1.30 while Melbourne was $3.65. The Tigers are now ninth on the ladder while Melbourne sits in 12th. There were 58,175 fans on hand as Richmond went 3.5 5.9 6.13 6.15 (51) while Melbourne was 4.2 6.5 10.9 12.11 (83). Be sure to use a CrownBet Bonus Bet to back your club this footy season.
Saturday, April 18
St Kilda Saints vs Carlton Blues
The actions shifted to Westpac Stadium on Saturday where the Carlton Blues won their first game of the season with a 40-point trouncing over St Kilda in front of 12,125 fans. Carlton is now 1-3 and sit in 14th place in the table while St Kilda is in 15th with an identical 1-3 mark. St Kilda was hammered by 74 points in the third round at the hands of Collingwood while the Blues were busy dropping a 21-point decision to Essendon. CrownBet listed Carlton as the solid head-to-head favourites at $1.38 with St Kilda at $3.10. St Kilda was 5.3 8.6 10.8 12.9 (81) with Carlton going 1.2 6.4 12.9 18.13 (121). The Carlton vs St Kilda result 2015 was what most fans expected.
Essendon vs Collingwood
It was back to the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday where Essendon fell to 2-2 on the year after dropping a 20-point decision to visiting Collingwood, who improved to 2-1. Essendon handled Carlton by 21 points in the third round while Collingwood crushed St Kilda by 74 points. Essendon were the head-to-head favourites at CrownBet at $1.40 with Collingwood at $3.00 to win. There were 88,395 fans on hand to enjoy the action as Essendon went 2.0 4.8 5.10 6.13 (49) and Collingwood was 3.2 4.9 7.12 9.15 (69). Collingwood is now third place in the table with Essendon in 11th. Don’t forget to back your team before the next round of action kicks off.
Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Gold Coast Suns
The Startrack Oval hosted the clash between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday with 6,917 fans in the stands. GWS set a club record when they hammered the Suns by 66 points for their biggest-ever winning margin. Greater Western Sydney lost to Sydney a week earlier by 21 points while Gold Coast was beaten by nine points by the Geelong Cats. The Giants rose to second place on the ladder at 3-1 while the Suns are still winless at 0-4 and share the basement with the Lions. GWS went 4.4 8.8 12.18 16.23 (119) while the Suns were 1.2 4.6 5.8 7.11 (53). The Giants were favoured by CrownBet in the head-to-head matchup at $1.46 to win with the Suns at $2.75 to take the points. The Giants vs Suns result 2015 didn’t surprise most experts.
Port Adelaide Power vs Hawthorn Hawks
The Adelaide Oval was the site Port Adelaide’s eight-point victory over the Hawthorn Hawks on Saturday with 50,675 fans soaking in the action. Port Adelaide took out North Melbourne by eight points in round three action while the Hawks smoked the Western Bulldogs by 70 points. 13th-place Port Adelaide evened their record at 2-2 while the Hawks are also 2-2 and occupy seventh place. The Power were the underdogs with the CrownBet odds makers at $2.25 to win head-to-head with the Hawks at $1.65. Port Adelaide went 8.2 12.4 15.8 15.9 (99) with the Hawks going 1.2 3.7 8.9 13.13 (91). The Hawks may be struggling, but fans may still want to take a punt on them next week with a CrownBet Bonus Bet.
Fremantle Dockers vs Sydney Swans
On Saturday at Domain Stadium 39,009 fans came out to see the Dockers make club history as they remained undefeated at 4-0 for the first time ever after four rounds by beating the Sydney Swans by 14 points. The Swans also went into the game undefeated and the loss leaves them at 3-1 on the year. Fremantle manhandled West coast by 30 points in their previous outing while the Swans beat Greater Western Sydney by 21. CrownBet had the Dockers as the favourites at $1.66 in the head-to-head market with the Swans at $2.25. Fremantle went 4.2 9.3 9.4 11.8 (74) with the Swans going 1.1 1.3 5.8 8.12 (60). The Dockers vs Swans result 2015 made the odds makers look good.
Sunday, April 26
Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles
The winless Brisbane Lions went into their match against the West Coast Eagles at the Gabba on Sunday as the league’s cellar dwellers. The remain winless and in last place after being thumped by 53 points in front of 16,632 spectators. The Lions were drilled by 79-points by the Richmond Tigers a week ago while the Eagles were busy dropping a 30-point decision to the Fremantle Dockers at Domain Stadium. The Eagles are now 2-2 on the year and climbed into eighth place on the ladder. Brisbane went 1.1 4.4 5.9 9.11 (65) while the Eagles were 5.3 8.8 12.11 17.16 (118). The Eagles were the firm favourites with CrownBet at $1.42 in the head-to-head market with Lions at $2.85. The Lions vs Eagles result 2015 was predicted by most fans.
Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne tips
The Geelong Cats took on North Melbourne on Sunday at Simonds Stadium and came out on the wrong end of a 16-point decision in front of 23,452 fans. The Cats are now 1-3 on the campaign and occupy 16th place in the table while the Kangaroos are 2-2 and sit in 10th place. Geelong triumphed over Gold Coast by nine points in the last round and North Melbourne lost to the Port Adelaide Power by eight points at Etihad Stadium. The Cats were the underdogs here with CrownBet in the head-to-head betting market at $2.20 to win with North Melbourne coming in as the favourites at $1.68. Geelong went 4.3 4.6 6.8 9.13 (67) with the Kangaroos going 1.2 5.4 7.7 12.11 (83). Don’t forget to back the Cats or Kangaroos next week with a CrownBet Bonus Bet.
Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows
The fourth round of the 2015 campaign wrapped up with a third Sunday contest between the Western Bulldogs and the league-leading Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium. There were 19,915 fans on hand to see the Crows lose their first game of the season as they were taken down by a humbling 57 points. The Bulldogs had lost their first game of the season last week in emphatic fashion as they were sunk by 70 points by Hawthorn at Aurora Stadium. Meanwhile the Crows took over first place on the ladder with a 25-point victory over Melbourne at the Adelaide Oval. The Crows were the solid favourites at CrownBet in the head-to-head wagering against the Bulldogs at $1.27 with Western at $3.85. The Bulldogs went 6.5 10.9 16.14 18.17 (125) while the Crows were 1.1 5.4 5.5 10.8 (68). The 3-1 Crows are now sitting in fifth place on the ladder while the 3-1 Bulldogs are one position behind them in sixth. Be sure to take advantage of a CrownBet Bonus Bet before the fifth round contests get underway.
Toyota AFL Premiership Season Ladder
|2||GWS GWS Giants||Up||4||3||1||0||397||298||133.2||WWLW||WCE||12|
|4||SYD Sydney Swans||Down||4||3||1||0||335||268||125||WWWL||WB||12|
|5||ADEL Adelaide Crows||Down||4||3||1||0||378||306||123.5||WWWL||PORT||12|
|6||WB Western Bulldogs||Up||4||3||1||0||364||348||104.6||WWLW||SYD||12|
|8||WCE West Coast Eagles||Up||4||2||2||0||417||335||124.5||LWLW||GWS||8|
|10||NMFC North Melbourne||Up||4||2||2||0||384||371||103.5||LWLW||HAW||8|
|12||MELB Melbourne||No Change||4||2||2||0||309||321||96.3||WLLW||FRE||8|
|13||PORT Port Adelaide||No Change||4||2||2||0||324||363||89.3||LLWW||ADEL||8|
|15||STK St Kilda||Down||4||1||3||0||329||424||77.6||LWLL||ESS||4|
|16||GEEL Geelong Cats||Down||4||1||3||0||293||406||72.2||LLWL||RICH||4|
|17||GCFC Gold Coast Suns||Down||4||0||4||0||314||443||70.9||LLLL||BL||0|
|18||BL Brisbane Lions||No Change||4||0||4||0||248||474||52.3||LLLL||GCFC||0|