AFL Round 8 Betting Preview 2017
AFL Betting Preview – Round 8
Bet for Free previews the two best games of AFL Round 8, 2017 and we provide our best bets for each game.
Round 8 kicks off with the best game of the week between the Eagles and Bulldogs in Perth. The Saints and Blues are both in form and meet on Saturday. While, Collingwood have never lost against the Giants but they were woeful against Carlton. The round concludes with a clash between the Kangaroos and Swans, two sides that are better than their ladder position.
West Coast Eagles vs Western Bulldogs
The fourth placed Eagles take on the fifth placed Bulldogs on Friday night football in Round 8 of the AFL season.
West Coast have won two straight matches and will be looking for revenge this week after the Bulldogs knocked them out of the finals last season.
For the Bulldogs, they survived a scare against Richmond and got the four points. The Bulldogs are 5-2 and have won three of the last four games.
West Coast currently have no issues coming into this clash.
Jake Stringer could miss with a knee issue and Josh Dunkley picked up a shoulder injury.
Last 3 meetings:
Elimination Final, 2016
West Coast defeated by Western Bulldogs 52-99
Round 11, 2016
Western Bulldogs defeat West Coast 83-75
Round 21, 2015
West Coast defeats Western Bulldogs 162-85
The average winning margin between these two teams at Subiaco is 67 points since 2006 in 7 matches. The line is currently at 10 points and we would take either team at this stage.
The Bulldogs aren’t a high scoring team at Subiaco and the Eagles are hard to stop up forward with the likes of Kennedy and co.
The Eagles are our predicted winner in this clash as the Bulldogs have played two tough games in a row and travel to Perth.
Best bet: Eagles -10.5 ($1.91)
Value bet: HT/FT Double West Coast / West Coast ($2.00)
Richmond Tigers vs Fremantle Dockers
The Tigers host the Dockers at the MCG on Sunday afternoon. The Dockers are looking to move into the top eight and the Tigers can consolidate their position with a victory.
The Tigers have played two tough opponents in the past fortnight and lost both. They led the Bulldogs early on but fell away in the last quarter.
Fremantle have won four of the last five games and sit just outside the top eight by percentage. They’ve won at the MCG already this season and have won the past two against Richmond at the venue.
Toby Nankervis is a big in from suspension. Nick Vlastuin injured his shoulder against the Bulldogs.
The Dockers have no injury or suspension concerns.
Last 3 meetings:
Round 9, 2016
Fremantle defeated by Richmond 45-83
Round 17, 2015
Richmond defeated by Fremantle 78-82
Round 10, 2015
Fremantle defeated by Richmond 70-97
The under 39 margin bet looks the goods as the last 8 matches have fallen under the 39 point margin. The Tigers won by 38 last year but the Dockers are playing much better footy at the moment.
Both sides have struggled to score over 100 points in the last three meetings. The Tigers have also failed to score 100+ in their last three matches.
The Tigers haven’t lost at the MCG this season and they beat another Perth side a few weeks ago. We think they’ll win this by 1-2 goals.
Other Round 8 best bets:
Hawks vs Lions
Best bet: Hawks 40+ ($1.75)
Saints vs Blues
Best bet: Saints 1-39 ($2.25)
Giants vs Magpies
Best bet: Giants 1-39 ($2.25)
Bombers vs Cats
Best bet: Cats -20.5 ($1.91)
Crows vs Demons
Best bet: Crows 1-39 ($2.35)
Suns vs Power
Best bet: Power 1-39 ($2.20)
Kangaroos vs Swans
Best bet: Swans 1-39 ($2.50)
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