Sydney Swans vs Western Bulldogs

Thursday June 8, 7:20 pm AEST – SCG

Sydney opened betting as clear favourites in the grand final rematch but as each day passes, the Bulldogs shorten. They may, and should, start as favourites. The Dogs have won the last four clashes between the two teams, including two at the SCG, making the home ground advantage negligible. Luke Beveridge has positive selection headaches with Matthew Boyd, Tom Liberatore, Toby McLean and Travis Cloke potentially available, whereas Sydney’s Jarrad McVeigh looks unlikely. The Swans are 2-0 with their veteran leader and 1-7 without him. The premiership market still suggests an unlikely Sydney premiership fairy tale is possible but we know from history that a team who starts the season 0-6, cannot and will not make the finals. We’re happy to take on the Swans almost every week as 2017 has more pain in store. Bulldogs are our bet of the round.

Betting Strategy

BACK – Bulldogs Head to Hea

Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle Dockers

Saturday June 10, 4:35pm AEST – Gabba

We’re backing the Brisbane Lions. It’s a decision that is full of fear, given the 18th placed team have won only one game this year. However, the possible team news and match odds don’t match. Tom Rockliff is expected to return, which is huge news for the Lions. A Grade experienced midfielders leave holes in any teams but Rockliff’s absence has been catastrophic for the youngest team in the competition. Additionally, Aaron Sandilands isn’t with the travelling team. The Dockers are 0-2 without Sandilands and should have lost by a lot more to Collingwood. We’re backing the Lions now, before the teams are finalised, as we expect Brisbane to continue to shorten.

Betting Strategy

BACK – Brisbane Head to Head

Hawthorn Hawks vs Gold Coast Suns

Saturday June 10, 1:45pm AEST – MCG

We’ve found it very hard to catch Gold Coast in their four wins this year. However, we like them against the Hawks. The two teams played only nine weeks ago, with the Suns winning by 86 points.
Gold Coast’s record at the MCG (2-9) is a concern but they have too much fire power in the middle and up forward. Pearce Hanley was instrumental in his return game last week and Gary Ablett is quietly averaging 32 disposals. Ablett has had more kicks against Hawthorn than any other team over his career and we expect that to continue, setting up Tom Lynch and Brandon Matera for big days.

Betting Strategy

BACK – Gold Coast Head to Head

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