AFL tips round 22 full wrap
So the AFL Finals top 8 looks settled after AFL tips and betting round 22 thanks to the Port Adelaide self-destruction performance over the last 6 weeks and the path to the AFL Grand Final will be well and truly in play after this weekend. The only left fielder is a Geelong loss to Gold Coast at Geelong which would result, if Port beat Essendon would see Port replace Geelong. The other scenarios that will play out are positions in the top 8, which based on our view will see the following ladder at the end of the home and away round this weekend:
Richmond 72, West Coast 64, Collingwood 60, Hawthorn 56, Melbourne 56, Sydney 56, GWS 54, Geelong 48
AFL tips and betting round 22 wrap
We had 14 bets over 7 games in a big round 22 AFL tips and very nearly a superb $5.30 win on St Kilda who went down by a mere 4 points in a nice performance bounce play on a +33.5 Best Bet v Hawthorn who were vulnerable after a four game peak performance run. Winning bets for AFL tips and betting were:
St Kilda 3 unit best bet +33.5 WIN
Geelong -53.5 and win bet $1.10 WIN
Carlton +28.5 WIN
Melbourne +9.5 and $2.30 win bet WIN
North Melb +20.5 WIN
Port Adelaide…the disaster story of 2018
Port Adelaide has lost 5 of its last 6 games and in doing so has thrown away what looked a certain AFL finals berth and likely AFL top 4 finish and thrown it all down the toilet! It really is quite an incredible scenario and we are surprised the AFL media is not giving them more stick however the supporters and not being so sympathetic. As if last years extra time after the siren loss was not enough, they lost in the same manner to the same side two weeks ago and now, short on Geelong losing at home to Gold Coast, Port Adelaide will finish ninth. That’s it, season over, see you in 2019 Port. Hinkley is signed for another year so there won’t be a coaching change, Polek probably accepts a $5 million 5 year deal from North so he goes, perhaps there is a Captain change and two new assistants come in. We can only conclude one thing of Port, they are mentally soft and cannot handle real pressure and expectation. Sorry Port supporters but we suspect you may agree!
Geelong…23 unanswered goals v Freo
We had Geelong an AFL tips and betting play at -53.5 on the weekend expecting a comfortable win over Fremantle. At Q1 the score line was Freo 20 points to Geelong 11 points. Geelong then proceeded to kick the next 23 goals of the game in which is surely the longest stretch of unanswered goals on AFL/SANFL/VFL/WAFL history and Fremantle kicked 5 points for the rest of the game for a 133 point Geelong win. A win over Gold Coast this week secures a Geelong AFL finals berth, for Freo, surely a response at home this week.
Goodnight Essendon and North
Well Essendon were exciting at times, North brave but its over for these two sides in respect to AFL finals this year as both lost to Richmond and Adelaide respectively on the weekend. North was a nice +20.5 AFL tips bet and looked threatening as they neared the Crows late and got within 3 points. Then King Eddie put them to sleep with a spectacular mark and goal with 20 seconds on clock and enough to warm the heart. See you in 2019 North and Essendon.
Sydney and Buddy all the go over GWS
It was all going swimmingly for our AFL tips bet -4.5 GWS at 4.3 to 1.2 early in Q2 for the Giants. Then GWS full back Davis goes down and Buddy goes on a rampage with 6 goals and that was the story. We anticipate they will meet in an Elimination final in 2 weeks time but we must admit the Sydney comeback the last fortnight has been impressive. Sydney plays Hawthorn this week in an important AFL tips and betting game whilst GWS also has a crucial game against Melbourne that will shape the AFL finals and top 4.
Melbourne finals after a 12 year wait!
It has been a long wait but finally the wait is over for Melbourne as they will play in the AFL finals this year with an impressive win and AFL tips win for us in a +9.5 and $2.30 win bet over West Coast in Perth. Melbourne has been frustrating and inconsistent but they do have talent to do some damage at their best. Will we see it? West Coast now fighting to retain a top four spot and have a difficult one v Brisbane away but should win to retain second and a shot at the AFL Grand Final.
Adelaide…AFL Grand Final to 10th…so what now?
Adelaide has had a spectacular fall down the ladder in 2018. Beset with a dodgy pre season training programme, an indifferent training camp that saw their external leadership company sacked, unprecedented hamstring injuries, a Captain suspended multiple times…get the picture! And what is likely to come from this…nada (nothing). Maybe a couple of Assistant Coaching changes, possibly even a captaincy change but that will likely be it. They have the talent bounce hard off this year back to the AFL finals and we suspect that is the inward thinking of Crows hierarchy. But if the issues of this year are deeper, well…don’t say we did not warn you!
And the other AFL tips games St Kilda went down to Hawthorn by 4 points in an nice 3 star Best Bet win for us, Brisbane fell in by 4 points in the Q-Derby, the Bulldogs won their third in a row to look to a nice season finish and Richmond maintain top spot with its win over Essendon.
So we come to the last round of the home and away season and back with the AFL tips round 23 Friday.