AFL Round 7 Review

AFL Round 7 Review

Round seven of the AFL season has just concluded with games taking place from Friday, May 15th to Sunday, May 17th. Be sure to check out the weekly CrownBet Promotions and betting odds before each round prior to laying a wager on your footy picks. Let’s take a look at the winners and losers from the past weekend of action and the updated 2015 ladder.

Friday, May 15

Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos

The action kicked off on Friday, May 15 at the Etihad Stadium where the 11th-place Essendon Bombers battled it out with the ninth-place North Melbourne Kangaroos in front of 43,972 fans. Essendon dropped a 28-point decision to the league-leading Fremantle Dockers at Domain Stadium last weekend while the Kangaroos downed the Richmond Tigers by 35 points at Blundstone Arena. The Kangaroos were successful again this weekend with an 11-point victory over the Bombers in a close match. Essendon went 5.0  6.3   8.10  12.10 (82) while the Kangaroos were 2.6   7.9   9.13  13.15 (93). Jarrad Waite of North Melbourne was reported in the match for striking Zach Merrett during the third term. The head-to-head odds with CrownBet before the match were $1.60 for the Kangaroos while an Essendon win was $2.35.  Essendon now sits in 11th place on the ladder at 3-4 while the Kangaroos own ninth spot at 4-3. Don’t forget to make a CrownBet Bonus Bet on the Bombers’ or Kangaroos’ next outing.

Saturday, May 16

Adelaide Crows vs St Kilda Saints

The action moved to the Adelaide Oval on Saturday where the fifth-place Crows faced off with the 14th-place St Kilda Saints. Adelaide thumped Gold Coast by 41 points in round six at Metricon Stadium while the Saints edged the Western Bulldogs by seven points at Etihad Stadium. CrownBet had the Crows as the solid head-to-head favourites at $1.20 with St Kilda at $4.60. The bookmakers were right and the Crows vs Saints result 2015 was no surprise as the Crows drilled St Kilda by 46 points here. The Crows went 3.3   9.3   15.6   18.13 (119) in front of 43,532 fans while St Kilda went 3.3   5.8   7.12   10.13 (73). The Crows climbed into fourth place with the win at 5-2 while the Saints remained in 14th at 2-5.

Hawthorn Hawks vs Melbourne Demons

The Melbourne Cricket Ground hosted Saturday’s matchup between the eighth-place Hawthorn Hawks and the 15th-place Melbourne Demons with a crowd of 41,935 in the stands. The Hawks were beaten by the Greater Western Sydney Giants by 10 points at Spotless Stadium a week ago while the Demons were manhandled by the Sydney Swans to the tune of 38 points at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Hawks were the solid head-to-head favourites at CrownBet at $1.13 with the Demons coming in at $6.00 to win. The Hawks vs Demons result 2015 might have been predicted by a few, but most fans didn’t imagine Hawthorn would hammer Melbourne by 105 points in this encounter. The Hawks went 6.2  10.6  18.8  24.11 (155) while Melbourne was 2.0  3.3  4.6  7.8 (50). Hawthorn climbed into sixth place with the win at 4-3 on the campaign while the Demons are still in 15th place at 2-5.

Carlton Blues vs Greater Western Sydney Giants

Etihad Stadium was the site of the Saturday showdown between the sixth-place Greater Western Sydney Giants and the 17th-place Carlton Blues. The Giants took down the Hawthorn Hawks by 10 points at Spotless Stadium in the previous round while the Blues dropped a close nine-point decision to the last-place Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium. The Giants were favoured at CrownBet in the head-to-head matchup at $1.44 to win with the Blues at $2.80 to take the points. The Carlton vs Giants result 2015 was another one that was hard to see coming as Greater Western Sydney smoked the Blues by 78 points. It was the Giants biggest margin of victory since the club joined the AFL back in 2012. GWS’ previous record was a 64-point win against Melbourne last year. A crowd of 16,676 was on hand to see the historical win as Carlton went 2.0   4.1   8.2    9.3  (57) and the Giants were  4.4  8.10  16.15 19.21  (135). Carlton now sits in the league cellar at 1-6 while the Giants improved to 5-2 and occupy fifth place.

Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats

The fourth-place Sydney Swans squared off against the 12th-place Geelong Cats at ANZ Stadium on Saturday. The Swans thumped the Melbourne Demons by 38 points last weekend at the Melbourne Cricket Ground while the Cats thumped the Collingwood Magpies by 41 points at the same venue. The Swans were the favourites with the CrownBet odds makers at $1.33 to win head-to-head with the Cats at $3.40. The Swans didn’t disappoint those who wagered on them as they posted a solid 43-point victory with a crowd of 28,063 on hand. Sydney went 4.3   8.4   11.9   18.12 (120) while the Cats were 4.4   9.7  10.10  11.11 (77). The Swans moved up one rung on the ladder from fourth to third as they’re 5-2 on the season while the Cats fell a spot to 13th and are 3-4. Be sure to take advantage of a CrownBet Bonus Bet on a weekly basis throughout the 2015 footy campaign.

West Coast Eagles vs Gold Coast Suns

Domain Stadium hosted the clash between the second-place West Coast Eagles and the 16th-place Gold Coast Suns on Saturday. The Eagles beat the Port Adelaide Power by 10 points at the Adelaide Oval in the sixth round while the Suns were drilled by 41 points at the hands of the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium. CrownBet listed the Eagles as the firm favourites at $1.13 in the head-to-head market with the Suns at $6.00. This was another demolition derby as the Eagles laid a 92-point beating on the Suns win front of 26,964 spectators. West Coast booted a dozen straight goals during the third term to set a club record for points in a quarter. West Coast went 3.3  7.6  19.6  21.9  (135) while the Suns were 1.1  1.2    2.6   6.7  (43). The Eagles vs Suns result 2015 means West Coast remains in second place at 5-2 while the Suns dropped to 1-6 on the season and fell to 17th place.

Sunday, May 17

Western Bulldogs vs Fremantle Dockers

The seventh place Western Bulldogs went head-to-head with the undefeated and top-of-the-ladder Fremantle Dockers at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The Dockers downed the Essendon Bombers by 28 points at Domain Stadium last weekend while the Bulldogs squeaked past St Kilda by seven points at Etihad Stadium. The Dockers improved to 7-0 on the season with a 13-point win over the Bulldogs in this close encounter. The Dockers were currently the firm favourites with CrownBet at $1.22 in the head-to-head market with the Bulldogs at $4.30. The Bulldogs went 1.0   4.3   8.4  14.4 (88) in the hard-fought contest while Fremantle went 5.3  7.6  11.8  15.11 (101). The game was played in front of 18,170 fans and Nat Fyfe of the Dockers was reported for tripping the Bulldogs’ Koby Stevens in the third quarter. Fremantle remains on top of the ladder while the Bulldogs dropped to eighth place with their 4-3 record. The Dockers vs Bulldogs result 2015 was predicted by most fans and punters.

Richmond Tigers vs Collingwood Magpies

The 13th-place Richmond Tigers met the third-place Collingwood Magpies on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Tigers were 35-point losers to the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Blundstone Arena in the sixth round while Collingwood was hammered by 41 points by the Geelong Cats at the MCG. The Tigers were the underdogs with CrownBet in the head-to-head betting market at $2.20 to win with Collingwood coming in as the favourites at $1.68. However, the Tigers vs Magpies 2015 result saw the tables turned as Richmond pulled off a close five-point win in front of 59,034 fans. Richmond went 1.2  9.5   12.6  16.9 (105) and Collingwood was 4.4  7.5  12.7  15.10 (100). Collingwood fell to seventh position in the table at 4-3 while the Tigers improved to 3-4 and jumped up to 10th place.

Brisbane Lions vs Port Adelaide Power

The round seven action wrapped up on Sunday with a showdown at the Gabba between the 10th-place Port Adelaide Power and the last-place Brisbane Lions. The Power were humbled by 10 points by the West Coast Eagles last week at the Adelaide Oval. Meanwhile the Lions won their first game of the 2015 footy season when they handed the Carlton Blues a nine-point defeat at Etihad Stadium. The Power were the current favourites at CrownBet in the head-to-head wagering at $1.18 with the Lions at $5.00. Most fans and bettors didn’t see the Lions vs Power result 2015 coming as Brisbane stunned the Power to the tune of 37 points for their second straight win. A crowd of 15,957 took in the game and saw the Lions go 1.2   7.6  11.8  15.12 (102) and Port Adelaide go 2.3  3.9  6.13   8.17 (65). The win saw the Lions climb out of the basement and into 16th place at 2-5 while the Power fell to 3-4 and dropped into 12th place on the ladder.


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Pos Club C P W L D F A % Form Next Pts
1FRE Fremantle No Change7700663459144.4WWWWWNMFC28
2WCE West Coast Eagles No Change7520750479156.6LWWWWSTK20
3SYD Sydney Swans Up7520616472130.5WLLWWHAW20
4ADEL Adelaide Crows Up7520707572123.6WLLWWGWS20
5GWS GWS Giants Up7520673573117.5LWLWWADEL20
6HAW Hawthorn Up7430800523153WLWLWSYD16
7COLL Collingwood Down7430637529120.4WWWLLGCFC16
8WB Western Bulldogs Down7430616616100LWWLLMELB16
9NMFC North Melbourne No Change743065665799.9LWLWWFRE16
10RICH Richmond Up7340614598102.7WLLLWPORT12
11ESS Essendon No Change734050855491.7WLWLLBL12
12PORT Port Adelaide Down734057263490.2WWWLLRICH12
13GEEL Geelong Cats Down734055566184WLWWLCARL12
14STK St Kilda No Change725057671280.9LLLWLWCE8
15MELB Melbourne No Change725045968267.3LWLLLWB8
16BL Brisbane Lions Up725048873266.7LLLWWESS8
17GCFC Gold Coast Suns Down716055375173.6LLWLLCOLL4
18CARL Carlton Down716052276168.6LWLLLGEEL4



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