AFL Round 8 tips and betting wrap
It was a mixed round of results for Round 8 AFL tips and betting. We outlayed 9.25 units for the round with a return of 9.5 units so effectively a break even result with North a nice +30.5 three unit best bet result and a 7.5 unit and a small loss saved by our 3 unit best bet North Melbourrne +30.5 who were not far away from a $5.50 win in a 10 point loss to Richmond.
Winning results AFL tips and betting Round 8:
Hawthorn 2 unit strong bet +2.5
Hawthorn .5 unit win $2.25
North Melbourne 3 unit best bet +30.5
Bulldogs 1 unit win $1.42
Sydney home in a beauty
Games like the Friday night contest between Hawthorn and Sydney restore our faith in the AFL and we had a nice result with a 2 unit strong bet line +2.5 and win $2.25 on Sydney in AFL tips and betting. Second gamer Ronke for the Swans kicked 7.0 and this team just has a knack of finding young stars from its ranks. It was an 8 point result as Sydney head back to Sydney in AFL Round 9 tips and betting whilst the Hawks play Brisbane in Brisbane.
GWS on the slide, West Coast on the up
GWS is really looking down the barrel at this stage of AFL tips and betting 2018 and further so after a loss in their first game at home to West Coast who continue to go from strength to strength and winning away games which have been a struggle further attests to their 2018 fortunes. The young talented Giants are under real pressure at 4-1-3 and now sit out of the eight and come to a crunch game versus North in AFL Round 9 tips and betting whilst the Eagles have the top of table clash against Richmond in Perth.
Essendon have a touch of the Blues
Essendon continue to slide down the table in 2018 season AFL tips and betting and a season of woes is unfolding for them after so much supposed promise with a loss to bottom of table Carlton. We haven’t seen a team look so despondent post game for a long time and heads are rolling with Head of Game Performance Mark Neeld moving (moved) on today. Surely that is not at the root of the problem! Maybe Coach Worsfold should take Paul Roos advise and get his defenders to defend rather than Worsfold taking pot shots at ex-coaches in the media, especially premiership ones! In AFL Round 9 tips and betting Essendon comes up against Geelong whilst Carlton plays Melbourne.
Melbourne on the move up the AFL ladder
We spoke preseason about Melbourne’s ability to move up the table in AFL tips and betting season 2018 and perhaps now some consistency is headed to their game on the back of another big win 146-77 over Gold Coast in Brisbane. After a promising start the Suns are starting to falter and they now go to China for the big game versus Port Adelaide whilst Melbourne play Carlton in Melbourne in AFL Round 9 tips and betting.
A cracker of an AFL Adelaide Showdown
Well the ebbs and flows of AFL were in full blossom in this 44th Showdown to leave the teams at 22-22 over the course and this would have been a great game to live trade (if we could) in AFL tips and betting. So how did it play out…Adelaide lead comfortably by 21 points at half time. Port, led by the dynamic Rob Gray and his 5 goals had a superb Q3 to take the lead back from Adelaide and took that lead deep into Q4 to lead by 17 points. Adelaide then get the lead back thanks to a Wingard brain fade with a minute on the clock and McGovern goals to put the Crows a point in front. Then more brain fades by the Crows hierarchy and players sees Motlop get free and goal with 21 seconds on the clock for Port to win by a point. And whilst on brain fades, Port Coach Ken Hinckley…find some humility mate, don’t go showing off finger signs in the coaches box!!! Not a good look, just accept your win with humility. But a cracking game with AFL Round 9 tips and betting has Port off to China whilst the Crows face the Bulldogs.
Brisbane improving, Dogs mid table at best
Brisbane continue to improve but just cannot get the win and this time a close 93-107 loss, their fourth close game of the eight rounds in AFL tips and betting 2018. The Dogs sit 4-4 mid table, which shows some improvement but their wins are relatively soft against teams in the bottom 4. In AFL Round 9 tips and betting the Bulldogs head to Adelaide versus Crows whilst Brisbane plays Hawks at home.
Pies are mid table at best, Geelong ramping up
We had Collingwood a +10.5 play but Geelong just has too much depth and talent and despite injuries to Collingwood they just simply do not have enough scoring power to trouble the upper echelon. In a low scoring 66-45 Cats win, they find themselves in a strong 5-3 position in the top 4 and with players to return we expect Geelong to stay there and challenge. In AFL Round 9 tips and betting Geelong plays under siege Essendon and Collingwood plays just as much under siege St Kilda.
North test Richmond
North continued to show their credentials with a strong performance and a nice 3 unit best bet AFL tips and betting result for us in a 72-82 result to top placed Richmond who show no sign of a 2017 AFL premiership hangover. The AFL Round 9 tips and betting top of the table clash West Coast versus Richmond this week looms as a beauty whilst North plays the struggling GWS who badly need a win.
In other non AFL tips and betting Round 8 games, Fremantle defeated St Kilda despite the Ross Lyon furore still bubbling away. AFL Round 9 tips and betting out Thursday and Friday mornings.