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AFL Betting Tips round 5 – review

It was a frustrating AFL betting tips round 4 as a volatile AFL season continues unabated. Gold Coast continues an amazing start to 2020 and its young gun Matt Rowell with 3 best on grounds now into third fav for the Brownlow. The young Suns now head to Geelong with a big test. The Suns 10.4 to Fremantle 8.3 was another highlight of this game with a nice 72% goal to point ratio great to see.

GWS was a nice AFL betting tips win for us +4.5 and $2.10 win over Collingwood as the Giants corrected their poor form. They have the most talented list in the AFL and must string games together to have a shot at the 2020 AFL Grand Final.

Port Adelaide continues to fly with its form and a big win over a disappointing West Coast who are not far from being season over. A return to Perth cannot come quick enough for the Eagles.

Adelaide Crows will crow about a return to competitiveness with its 46-83 loss to Brisbane. However 33 scoring shots for Brisbane to 11 for the Crows is the real story. Brisbane kick straight and it’s an 80 point loss. Adelaide sit bottom with its cross town rival Port Adelaide sits top. Adelaide plays Fremantle this week for the bottom of table battle.

St Kilda had a big win over Richmond and the Saints look much improved just as the Tigers look in awful trouble. A Richmond bounce can be expected but if they want to challenge they will need this bounce asap. St Kilda would appear finals bound on current form.

Western Bulldogs look to have corrected the slump and came away with a second strong win in a row. Geelong had a close but deserved win over Melbourne as did Hawthorn in a narrow win over North.

Carlton, along with Gold Coast, is a big bounce side and beat a disappointing Essendon. The Bombers are the biggest “tease” team in the AFL. 17 points up early in Q4 looked game over but it was a 1 point 52-51 Carlton win and two in a row for the Bryce Gibbs “Baggers”.

AFL Betting Tips – round 5 shifts

The Victorian COVID breakout has seen the “flexibility” of the AFL come into play for this weekends round. Richmond will now stay in Melbourne and play Melbourne instead of travelling to the Gold Coast. This will see Sydney, who were playing Melbourne in Melbourne, now head to the Gold Coast to play West Coast. Get set for more COVID musical chairs in the AFL as the breakout continues in Melbourne

Bulldogs Breakout

The Bulldogs season had been on life support at 0-2 but a hard edge against the Giants then a big Bontempelli effort against the Swans they are back on track. Bontempelli had looked a bit at sea as skipper but in one moment that all changed. His running back with the flight mark versus Heeney will be a turning point in his leadership. The Swans were tracking well in the 2 games back but were not strong enough In the contest and were found lacking in the stuff the Swans need to win.

Giants over Magpies

They have very quickly built a strong rivalry the Giants and Collingwood yet another game within a kick. Last years Prelim finalists battled it out and Toby Greene the barometer of the Giants was simply the difference. His inclusion seemed to flick the switch of his teammates and they were back to their blue collar tough best. Big Mummy’s inclusion was key as well.

Port top of table

It was the test we were waiting to see where Port were at and it seems they came through with flying colours. Charlie Dixon was a colossus with 6 goals and clunking almost everything sent in his direction. The Eagles rallied strongly during the game but Port absorbed it all and then broke away again to run out strong winners. West Coast are in all sorts of hurt and are searching for their “return home ticket” which is in sight. Port have a big test against the Lions next week in a true Blockbuster.

Premiership hangover for Tigers as Saints bounce

Richmond have failed to fire since the COVID break and its now we have to question their hunger. Their last two have wreaked of being off kilter in the contest a real concern for Hardwick to get his side hungry and motivated again in a shortened season. The Saints showed some nice resilience after being whacked by Collingwood they showed great physical pressure around the contest and their hard gut running worried the Tigers bigtime, Saints heading in the right direction.

Carlton “Baggers” says Bryce

Is it a false economy or are the Blues on the right track, i remember a famous coach once saying “if the winning margin is under a goal its all luck, and these wins are not to be judged as a form guide” well the Blues have won their last 2 by a total of 3 points after losing the game before by a point, so I am confused are the Blues lucky or are they going ok!!! Essendon on the other hand can’t take a trick. They have had a positive then negative COVID test missed a week of footy and then in the last kick of the night failed to convert the win. For Carlton a “nice” touch former player Bryce Gibbs tweeting “Baggers” after the win and for the record Gibbs plays for the Adelaide Crows. Just another nail in the Crows culture war chest!

Gold Coast Suns 3 in a row wins

First  year player Rowell yet again led his side to another win making it 3 wins straight since the break and seeing the 18 year old tumble from 100-1 into 8-1 for the Brownlow medal and could a first year player really win the big one?? The Dockers have been competitive in all of their games this year but have zero points to show for it and with a Fyfe hamstring it looks dreary for the men in purple. They are in the “battle of the wooden Spoon” when the only two winless sides go at it.

Lions roar as Crows stay on bottom

The Brisbane Lions were terribly wasteful in front of goal and the margin of 37 points was “flattering” to the Crows and it should have been a 12 goal game. Crows coach Matthew Nicks will have some positivity about a good 3rd quarter where maybe Crows fans got an insight into what Nicks is trying to do with this side. But one quarter is unacceptable at this level.  Brisbane made it 3 in a row at the Gabba and are making the most of their home matches. They have a big test against the top of the table power next week.

Cats scrape home over Demons

Geelong wobbled home taking the points but not an effort signalling they are “back” after the shock loss to the Blues last week. The Dees stormed home with 3 of the last 4 goals and defender Tomlinson missed with the last shot of the game to win for the Dees. Chris Scott will be very concerned with the Cats in and out efforts during games in last 3 weeks.

Hawthorn in a “dreadful win”

The game itself was dreary and a good one to put on if you want to go to sleep, an interesting point to this match was that the Hawks fielded 10 players over 29 years of age, but that win pushed them into the Top 4 so their list balance is possibly set up for a shot at the title again. The Kangaroos did bring their defensive best but it wasn’t until they threw caution to the wind after being 31 points down that they switched to a take it on at all costs opportunity. Surprise surprise, they got the scoreboard ticking over to go down by 4 points. It was a lacklustre affair, not one for the highlights reel.

Round 5 AFL Betting Tips this week ready to go Thursday and Friday.