AFL 2018 – Finals Betting Predictions – Finals Week 1 – Odds and Tips

AFL Final Series

by Ken Edwards, 02 September 2018

AFL Odds by Betstar

Richmond Tigers ($1.38) vs Hawthorn Hawks ($3.15)

First Qualifying Final

MCG – Melbourne – 06 September 2018

Finals head-to-head – Nil

TipThe Tigers to win this one on the back of the bellowing 90000-strong Tiger-Army to spur Richmond on to a close win.

Quality players like Jack Riewoldt, Trent Cotchin, Dusty Martin and Alex Rance all help the Tigers cause.

Geelong Cats ($2.05) vs Melbourne Demons ($1.80)

First Elimination Final

MCG – Melbourne – 07 September 2018

Finals head-to-head; Played 7: Geelong 5, Melbourne 2.

TipMelbourne will be hard to beat, however, expect Geelong to win-it for Gary Ablett and provide a ‘welcome back to finals footy’ after 8 years on the Gold Coast.

Sydney Swans ($1.74) vs Greater Western Sydney Giants ($2.15)

Second Elimination Final

SCG – Sydney – 08 September 2018

Finals head-to-head; Played 1: GWS 1, Sydney 0

Tip – Both sides have limped into the finals in indifferent form. The ‘Battle of Sydney’ should see Buddy Franklin ‘will’ the quality youngsters around to win and survive Week 1 of the Finals.

West Coast Eagles ($1.60) vs Collingwood Magpies ($2.40)

Second Qualifying Final

Optus Stadium – Perth – 08 September 2018

Finals head-to-head; Played 6. Magpies 4, Eagles 1, draw 1.

Last time: Magpies won by 13 points in a 2012 semi-final at the MCG.

Tip – It’s difficult to see Collingwood overcoming a rampant Perth crowd and the quality Eagles forward-line. The Eagles should win to go straight through to a home Preliminary Final.

Betstar’s 2018 AFL Grand Final Odds

(Updated 02 September 2018)

(To win, or to make it to the AFL Grand Final)

Team AFL Grand Final Winner AFL Grand Finalist
Richmond Tigers
Collingwood Magpies
West Coast Eagles
Sydney Swans
Hawthorn Hawks
Melbourne Demons
Great Western Sydney Giants
Geelong Cats

The smart money points towards the Tigers to repeat their 2017 AFL Premiership.

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