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AFL Betting Tips review round 3

AFL Betting Tips Round 3 – COVID chaos

So the AFL Betting Tips season is only two weeks in and a mini crisis has already unfolded. It was possibly only a matter of time until the COVID virus found its way to an AFL player, in this case Essendon’s Conor McKenna. As a result the AFL Betting Tips round 3 clash Essendon versus Melbourne is suspended. Then later in the week the same player tests negative to COVID. Go figure! The postponement of the Essendon and Melbourne game creates all sorts of headaches for AFL Betting Tips season 2020.

Whilst Essendon did appear to be the losers out of McKenna testing positive, Melbourne have definitely lost out. Essendon should have been forced to play without the 9 players in McKenna’s training group under the AFL COVID rules.

The AFL may try to appease Melbourne with some benefits like more home games, less travel, no hubs but whatever way you look it appears compromised. But our AFL Betting Tips season continues regardless as we look to opportunities. Ironically Melbourne was a bet for us, which of course becomes a void bet.

AFL Betting Tips Round 3 – Betting Results 2 bets 1 win 1 loss

With the postponement of the Melbourne and Essendon game, Melbourne became a void bet that left us with Sydney +4.5 and Adelaide Crows +1.5

We got the result in the Sydney game in their nice bounce off the Essendon loss last week and an away win 71-60 over North. Adelaide were just a complete disaster in their AFL Betting Tips round 3 loss to resurgent Gold Coast.

Adelaide Crows are in a world of hurt, quite an extraordinary admission from their Senior Coach after just three games. But it is very hard to deny on the back of a record Showdown loss and Adelaide were mauled and produced their second lowest score in the clubs history against the Gold Coast. 19 inside 50s against to just 3 entries told the story and they had kicked just the solitary goal to Q3 time.

Adelaide sits firmly entrenched on the bottom of table and on current form is likely to stay there. Expect a bounce at some point but its off a very low level.The Suns pushed into the Top 4 with their win and have discovered a rich vein of form that has elevated them from wooden spoon contenders to talk of finals, a meteoric rise.

Richmond look a shadow of former selves

Since the COVID break Richmond have scored zero goals and conceded 9 goals in the opening quarter. In these shortened matches its impossible to recover from. The Hawks had a nice bounce in performance after their fourth rate midfield performance the week prior. Richmond have lost hunger they only had 9 tackles to half time, Hardwick has to get some motivation into this group.

Bulldogs bark as Giants outmuscled

The Bulldogs were under huge pressure staring a 0-3 start to the year but they had a nice peak in performance out toughing a Giants outfit who historically are known for their contested game. There are big questions over the Giants since their stunning round 1 win, they have been basically bullied in their last two games failing to handle the body pressure applied.

Collingwood look good but St Kilda back to drawing board

Collingwood were at their attacking best after a lacklustre scoring game against the Tigers the week before. St Kilda fans were left wondering if it is more of the same from here after a nice start to the year and they were totally embarrassed by the hungry Collingwood.

Brisbane Lions Fortress

The hub is really affecting the Eagles when you have the senior coach making a song and dance about it the day before a game you know there are issues. The Lions on the other hand are up and rolling wining their last 2 and getting some exciting hard running footy going.

Carlton win at Geelong

The Blues actually turned up in a first quarter and what a difference it made. Carlton were scoreless in Q1 last week however they were on and ready with a 5 goal opening term that left the Cats clueless. That being said the Cats came from 42 points down to just miss however Cats coach Chris Scott was left lamenting the inconsistent effort.

Top of table Port might be the real deal

Port Adelaide continued their impressive season and stamped themselves as genuine contenders with a workmanlike dismantling of the Dockers. Charlie Dixon played like a man possessed grabbing everything cleanly in his area this is a big step for Port who had in previous years failed to convert their high inside 50 count. Fremantle remain winless under Longmuir but aren’t playing terrible footy they look a likely side to be backing in the weeks to come with some success.

Looking forward to the AFL Betting Tips Round 4 games. Thursday and Friday games out Thursday morning and all games out Friday morning.