AFL 2018 – Finals Betting Predictions – Finals Week 1 – Odds and Tips
by Ken Edwards, 02 September 2018
First Qualifying Final
MCG – Melbourne – 06 September 2018
Finals head-to-head – Nil
Tip – The 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.
First Elimination Final
MCG – Melbourne – 07 September 2018
Finals head-to-head; Played 7: Geelong 5, Melbourne 2.
Tip – Melbourne 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.
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.
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|
|West Coast Eagles|
|Great Western Sydney Giants|
The smart money points towards the Tigers to repeat their 2017 AFL Premiership.
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