The 10th round of the 2015 AFL campaign is set to kickoff on Friday, June 5 and as always, there are some intriguing footy matchups again this weekend. Let’s take a look at each contest as well as the current CrownBet odds and the likely victors of these games.
Friday, June 5
Fremantle Dockers vs Richmond Tigers tips
The action kicks off on Friday, June 5 at Domain Stadium where the league-leading and table-topping Fremantle Dockers (9-0) will do battle with the eighth-place Richmond Tigers (5-4). Fremantle won their eighth game in a row last time out when they beat the Adelaide Crows by 11 points at the Adelaide Oval while the Tigers took down the Essendon Bombers by 13 points at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The current head-to-head odds with CrownBet have the Dockers as the firm favourites at $1.23 while the Tigers are listed at $4.20. Look for Fremantle too remain undefeated and go 10-0 by winning this contest by up to 28 points.
Saturday, June 6
Carlton Blues vs Adelaide Crows tips
The action shifts to the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday where the last-place Carlton Blues (1-8) face off against the seventh-place Adelaide Crows (5-4). Carlton was drilled by 60 points courtesy of the Sydney Swans a week ago at the Sydney Cricket Ground while the Crows dropped an 11-point decision to the table-topping Fremantle Dockers at the Adelaide Oval. CrownBet currently has the Crows as the solid head-to-head favourites at $1.20 with Carlton at $4.60. This game should see the Crows emerge as the winners by up to 38 points.
Gold Coast Suns vs Sydney Swans tips
Metricon Stadium will host Saturday’s clash between the 17th-place Gold Coast Suns (1-8) and the third-place Sydney Swans (7-2). The Swans smoked the last-place Carlton Blues by 60 points at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the previous round while the Suns were hammered by 53 points at the hands of the Hawthorn Hawks at Aurora Stadium. The Swans are currently the huge head-to-head favourites at CrownBet at $1.07 with the Suns coming in at $8.50 to win. The Swans should win this one handily by up to 44 points.
Essendon Bombers vs Geelong Cats tips
Etihad Stadium will be the site of the Saturday showdown between the 10th-place Essendon Bombers (4-5) and the 10th-place Geelong Cats, who are also 4-5 on the 2015 season. The Bombers were taken down by 13 points by the Richmond Tigers in the ninth round at the Melbourne Cricket Ground while the Cats were thumped by 56 points by the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium. The Cats are favoured at CrownBet in the head-to-head matchup at $1.70 to win with the Bombers at $2.15 to take the points. This should be a very close match and bettors should look for the Cats to take a thriller by just a single point.
Port Adelaide Power vs Western Bulldogs tips
The 11th-place Port Adelaide Power (4-5) are set to square off against the ninth-place Western Bulldogs (5-4) at the Adelaide Oval this Saturday. Port Adelaide thumped the Melbourne Demons to the tune of 61 points last week in their clash at Traeger Park while the Bulldogs dropped the Greater Western Sydney Giants by 45 points at Etihad Stadium. The Power are currently the favourites with the CrownBet odds makers at $1.27 to win head-to-head with the Bulldogs at $3.75. Look for Port Adelaide to win their second game in a row in a close encounter as they take this one by seven points.
Sunday, June 7
Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Brisbane Lions tips
The fifth-place Greater Western Sydney Giants (6-3) will be trying to bounce back this Sunday when they take on the 16th-place Brisbane Lions (2-7) at Spotless Stadium. The Giants were smoked by the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium last week where they were humbled by 45 points. Meanwhile, the Lions dropped a 22-point decision to the St Kilda Saints at the Gabba. The Giants are currently the firm favourites here with CrownBet at $1.10 in the head-to-head market with the Lions at $7.00. The Giants should probe the odds makers right and take this contest by up to 38 points.
North Melbourne Kangaroos vs West Coast Eagles tips
The 13th-place North Melbourne Kangaroos (4-5) meet the second-place West Coast Eagles (7-2) on Sunday at Blundstone Arena. The Eagles were big 56-point winners over the Geelong Cats at Domain Stadium last week while the Kangaroos dropped a 17-point decision to the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Kangaroos are the slight underdogs with CrownBet in the head-to-head betting market at $2.05 to win with the Eagles coming in as the close favourites at $1.77. This looks about right, but the game shouldn’t be that close as West Coast will take it by up to 34 points.
St Kilda Saints vs Hawthorn Hawks tips
The 14th-place St Kilda Saints (3-6) will battle it out with the sixth-place Hawthorn Hawks (5-4) at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The Saints beat the Brisbane Lions by 22 points at the Gabba last time out while the Hawks hammered the hapless Gold Coast Suns by 53 points at Aurora Stadium. The Hawks are firmly the favourites in this match at CrownBet in the head-to-head wagering at $1.03 with the Saints at $12.00. Hawthorn should win their second straight game with a win by up to 45 points here.
Monday, June 8
Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies tips
The 10th-round AFL action will conclude at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday when the 15th-place Melbourne Demons (3-6) take on the fourth-place Collingwood Magpies (6-3). Melbourne was demolished by 61 points last weekend when the Port Adelaide Power took them down at Traeger Park. The Magpies fared better as they downed the North Melbourne Kangaroos by 17 points at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Collingwood is the firm favourite at CrownBet to take this game at $1.28 while Melbourne is currently listed at $3.70. Look for the Magpies to prove the bookmakers right and take the match by up to 31 points.