Round Two of the 2014 AFL Season kicked off with a thriller between the Carlton Blues and Richmond Tigers at the MCG last night and there are a number of games that are set to be just as exciting this weekend.
With plenty of tight games expected there is plenty of value available in betting markets and our team of sports betting experts have come up with the best bets of the weekend.
Friday – Essendon Bombers vs Hawthorn Hawks
Both of these teams started the 2014 AFL season with comfortable wins; with Bombers particularly impressive against the North Melbourne Kangaroos. At their best Hawthorn have too much talent for the Essendon side, but with Sam Mitchell expected to miss the game due to injury are a legitmate chance of score an upset.
The Tip: Essendon by 8
The Bet: Essendon to win ($2.65 @ Ladbrokes.com.au)
Saturday – Port Adelaide Power vs Adelaide Crows
There is always plenty of feelings in these games and you can generally throw the form guide out the window; with either team capable of scoring a Showdown victory no matter how strong their form is heading into the game. The Crows were far from disgraced against the Geelong Cats in Round 1, but Port Adelaide have had an extra week of rest and should be able to run over the top of their South Australian rivals on Saturday.
The Tip: Port Adelaide by 10
The Bet: Port Adelaide to beat the spread (-4.5 @ $1.95 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
Sunday – Melbourne Demons vs West Coast Eagles
The Melbourne Demons were overrated by bookmakers and punters alike heading into their opening round game and were beaten by understrength St Kilda side, while West Coast Eagles made a statement by scoring a convincing win over the Western Bulldogs. The Eagles play better in Perth, but will still be far too strong for the still struggling Demons.
The Tip: West Coast by 63
The Bet: West Coast Eagles to beat the spread (-43.5 @ $1.92 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
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