On Saturday afternoon a pivotal top-eight clash will take place at the SCG as Sydney welcomes Hawthorn for a mouth-watering round 19 fixture.
This is a tough one to pick, but if you’re a knowledgeable punter then head to Sportsbet for the best place to put down your bet.
Hawthorn were dealt a devastating blow by Port Adelaide last weekend but are still favourites in the odds at $1.75 for the win with Ladbrokes.com.au.
The Hawks are in sixth place on the ladder and while a top four finish is highly unlikely, the possibility of dropping from the top eight is looming if they do not clean up this round.
Overconfidence could be responsible for Hawthorn’s downfall last weekend, but whatever it was Lance Franklin managed to kick three goals and will need to inspire again this round.
The home side are at $2.08 for the win this weekend and will need to make changes after some lacklustre form over the last few rounds if they are to overcome the odds.
The Swans are sitting inside the top eight by the skin of their teeth and a win this round is crucial in order to be more secure for finals footy come September.
Paul Roos needs to train the Swans to emulate the footy they played in round 16 when they thrashed Carlton, while Adam Goodes need to lead on the oval as he did last week if they are to claim four points.
Our tip of the match is to back the Hawks to win by 10-19 points at $8 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
AFLRules Tip Of The Match
The Sydney team has looked vulnerable throughout the season with their two most recent losses emphasising that fact. Hawthorn has grown as each round’s passed, and despite being brought down to earth last weekend still look the stronger side. This will be a big test for the Hawks who need to stabilise after a few rickety results. Our tip of the match is to back the Hawks to win by 10-19 points at $8 with Ladbrokes.com.au.