Round 19’s crunch match will be staged at the MCG and will star the two premiership favourites Geelong and Collingwood in the prime spot of Saturday night.
This is the toughest game to pick over the round so if you are planning on placing a wager make sure you head to Sportsbet to see your dollar go the furthest.
Geelong are slightly ahead in the odds at $1.78 for the win with Ladbrokes.com.au and have been playing some of the best footy going since pulling themselves together after a slight blip.
A win for the Cats would send them to the top of the ladder leap frogging the Pies, and with that in mind we could see Geelong step it up a level.
Steve Johnson booted six goals and was pivotal in the Cats’ win last round while Corey Enright seems to be troubling Geelong’s opponents the most of late – so how with the Pies handle him?
Collingwood has upped the season’s tempo since emerging from the break and are at $2.05 for the win on Saturday.
The Magpies have played some unstoppable footy recently in line with their rise in confidence from week to week, polished off win the thrashing of Carlton last round.
Scott Pendlebury and Alan Didak were simply superb last round, with Didak ending on 31 disposals and two goals – so can the Pies turn around the round nine loss to Geelong and maintain their top spot?
Our tip of the match is to go with the odds and back a Geelong win by 20-29 points at $8.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
AFLRules Tip Of The Match
This is a thriller and make no mistake. The winner of this match will more or less have secured the top spot on the ladder at the end of the season – that’s if there are no huge upsets. In many ways this deserves to be a draw, but rest assured it won’t as the stakes are too great for both sides, and one will claim all four points. Dane Swan has been at the heart of the Pies’ wins throughout the season, yet the Cats have managed to hold him to below 30 possessions three times – a feat which has only occurred five times this year. Therefore our tip of the match is to go with the odds and back a Geelong win by 20-29 points at $8.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.