Punters had plenty of success in the opening weekend of the 2014 AFL Finals Series, with all four favourites claiming victory.
Sydney Swans and Hawthorn Hawks are now only one win away from the 2014 AFL Grand Final, while the Geelong and Fremantle will have to go the long way to win the flag and are both set to face a tough challenge in the form of North Melbourne and Port Adelaide this weekend.
Our AFL betting experts have analysed both games in the second week of the 2014 AFL Finals and have come up with the best betting plays this weekend!
Friday – Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Kangaroos
North Melbourne looked as though they had let another big stage get the better of them when they got off to very slow start against the Essendon Bombers last weekend, but they will have taken plenty of confidence from their comeback win.
Geelong were able to match with Hawthorn in the first half of their qualifying clash, but they were completely outclassed in the final stages of the match and look fairly vulnerable heading into this clash with North Melbourne.
There has been plenty of support for North Melbourne in the past 24 hours and this should be a close encounter, but the big game experience of Geelong will be able to get them over the line and into yet another preliminary final.
The Tip: Geelong by 17
The Bet: Geelong to beat the line (-6.5 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
Saturday – Fremantle Dockers vs Port Adelaide Power
Port Adelaide were almost able to upset Fremantle in the final week of the AFL regular season and they will be taking plenty of confidence into this clash after their flogging of Richmond last weekend.
The Power played a near flawless game of football, but they face a far bigger test in the form of the Dockers who will be smarting after their loss to the Sydney Swans last weekend.
The Dockers have nearly been unbeatable at Patersons Stadium in the last two seasons and the home ground advantage could be key in what is sure to be a hard fought clash.
The Tip: Fremantle by 19
The Bet: Fremantle to beat the line (-10.5 at Ladbrokes.com.au)
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