The first week of the 2013 AFL Finals were full of upsets and punters that backed the underdogs in each game were sure to have had a successful weekend.
While Hawthorn got one back for favourite bettors; Fremantle, Port Adelaide and Carlton all pulled off major upsets and were available at very lucrative odds.
With only two games this weekend there aren’t as many betting opportunities but with every game from now on sudden death all players will be giving their all and we can expect a couple of enthralling contests this weekend.
Friday – Geelong (2) vs Port Adelaide (7)
Geelong ($1.21) will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing loss to Fremantle at Simmonds Stadium last weekend while Port Adelaide ($4.50) will be riding high after their emotional win over Collingwood. Geelong are the clear favourites for this fixture and it is difficult to see how they can be beaten. The Cats won both meetings between the two sides earlier this year and have too much quality across the park to the Power to handle. Port Adelaide will perform well but Geelong should be too good.
The Tip: Geelong by 29
The Bet: Geelong to beat the spread (-28.5 @ $1.95 at Ladbrokes.com.au).
Saturday – Sydney (4) vs Carlton (8)
The unlikely AFL Finals run of Carlton ($3.15) continued when they upset Richmond at the MCG on Sunday and they meet a Sydney team that will be smarting after two losses to Hawthorn. Carlton are finally starting to play up to their potential under Mick Malthouse and look to be the value betting play of the weekend. Online bookmakers are giving the Blues a start of 19.5 points and this game has all the makings of a tight one.
The Tip: Sydney by 14
The Bet: Carlton to beat the spread (+19.5 @ $1.95 at Ladbrokes.com.au.
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