The penultimate week of the 2013 AFL Finals Series is here; with the Hawthorn Hawks, Geelong Cats, Fremantle Dockers and Sydney Swans all looking to book themselves a trip to the M.C.G. next Saturday for the 2013 AFL Grand Final.
Both games last weekend went to the favourites, although Port Adelaide gave Geelong a mighty scare, but with four evenly matched teams playing this weekend there is plenty of potential for upsets.
Hawthorn and Fremantle will go into their respective games as clear favourites but Geelong and Sydney both know what it takes to win big games at this time of the year.
Friday – Hawthorn (1) vs Geelong (2)
Hawthorn ($1.42) has been well backed to snap their incredible eleven game losing streak against Geelong ($2.88). The Hawks have not beaten the Cats since former Club President Jeff Kennett made his infamous comments questions the mental drive of Geelong players and this is sure to be in the back of every Hawks’ players mind. Geelong have only scraped through the AFL Finals thus far but generally lift for big games and are a much better chance than their current odds suggest.
The Tip: Geelong by 1
The Bet: Geelong to win ($2.88 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
Saturday – Fremantle (3) vs Sydney (4)
Fremantle ($1.30) will never have a better opportunity to qualify for their first AFL Grand Final than they do tomorrow night. Sydney ($3.55) are missing a number of key players and were far from convincing against Carlton last weekend. However, you can never write the mentally tough Sydney Swans list off and it remains to be seen how the Fremantle side will handle what is easily the biggest game in the history of the club.
The Tip: Fremantle by 12.
The Bet: Sydney to beat the line ($1.95 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
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