The 2014 AFL Season is starting to take shape and round six features one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar – the ANZAC Day clash between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers.
This meeting has produced some of the most memorable moments in the history of the AFL and this ANZAC Day is set to be no different.
The ANZAC Day clash is one of several massive games in round six of the 2014 AFL season, which features a game between the St. Kilda Saints and Brisbane Lions in New Zealand, and our team of sports betting experts have analysed every single clash to come up with the best bets of the weekend.
Friday – Essendon Bombers vs Collingwood Magpies
The Collingwood Magpies produced a poor start to the season in the opening round against Fremantle, but have found their best form in recent weeks with strong victories over Richmond and North Melbourne.
Essendon gave their supporters plenty to cheer about in the opening three weeks of the season, but have fallen in a hole in the past two weeks and were most disappointing against Saint Kilda last weekend.
Collingwood are deserving favourites for this ANZAC Day clash, but this game has thrown up plenty of upsets in recent years and the Bombers currently represent good value at their current quote.
The Tip: Essendon by 8
The Bet: Essendon To Win ($2.20 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
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Saturday – Carlton Blues vs West Coast Eagles
Carlton finally got their season underway with a win against the Western Bulldogs last weekend and showed a fight that had been missing from their early season encounters, while the West Coast Eagles were nothing short of appalling in the fourth quarter against Port Adelaide on Saturday.
West Coast looked the goods at the start of the season, but have struggled in recent weeks and they are never a particularly safe bet at Etihad Stadium – generally producing their best form on their home turf in Western Australia.
The Tip: Carlton by 12
The Bet: Carlton to win ($2.25 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
Sunday – Port Adelaide Power vs Geelong Cats
This top of the table clash is set to be a cracker with the Geelong Cats defending their undefeated record against the Port Adelaide Power who continue to defy expectations under the leadership of Ken Hinkley.
The Cats were too strong for Hawthorn in another Easter Monday blockbuster earlier this week and based on that performance deserve to be considered premiership favourites.
Port Adelaide do not have the class required to compete for four quarters against Geelong and the Cats represent value in a wide range of betting markets for this match.
The Tip: Geelong by 22
The Bet: Geelong to win and beat the spread ($1.72 at Ladbrokes.com.au
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