Rounding off the weekend’s action Adelaide will welcome the top four-placed Western Bulldogs to the AAMI Stadium.
This match is one of the easier games to pick this round – although a punter should never assume! – so if you are looking to work out what your best betting options are then head to Ladbrokes.com.au before the bounce.
The Crows are sitting in limbo in 11th spot after a string of wins saw them in contention for a top eight finish. But losing to arch rivals Port and then a demolishing by the Tigers has seen them look less likely to make a big finish.
The home side are out in the odds at $3.20 for the win with Ladbrokes.com.au, and it is most likely the home ground advantage is the factor keeping them in the running in the odds.
Injuries could not have struck at a worse time for the Crows as they see Patrick Dangerfield added to the long list; however the pivotal Chris Knights will be a welcomed addition as he returns from injury.
The Bulldogs are heading into the fixture on absolute blinding form beating big sides such as Freo and Carlton over the past few rounds, and are at $1.35 for the win at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Sitting in the top four solely on percentage, this is a must win match for the Western Bulldogs as they are level on points with the fifth-placed Dockers.
The Bulldogs injury list is small and they seem to have upped the ante as other sides begin to tire, with Barry Hall and Daniel Giansiracusa standouts as they booted seven and five respectively.
Our tip of the match is to back a big win by the Bulldogs by 50-59 at $10 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
AFLRules Tip Of The Match
On paper this looks to be heading one way, and one way only. The Bulldogs simply have an unrivalled depth in players and will look to better their percentage by scoring high. While the Crows still have the possibility of ending in the top eight, the odds are against them with the Pies and the Saints to face in the last two weeks of the season. Therefore our tip of the match is to back a big win by the Bulldogs by 50-59 at $10 with Ladbrokes.com.au.