AFL afl round 1

AFL – Saturday & Sunday Round 1 Games – Previews, Predictions & Tips

afl round 1

by Ken Edwards, 22 March 2018

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St Kilda Saints vs Brisbane Lions – 24 March 2018

Tip – Saints ($1.29) too good for the Lions ($3.75)

The young Lions are on the improve. They may stay with the Saints until half-time. Expect the Saints to pull away and win at home.

Port Adelaide Power vs Fremantle Dockers – 24 March 2018

Tip – Power ($1.26) to crush the Dockers ($4.00)

Sometimes the Power can go missing-in-action and underestimate lesser sides. Whilst a Dockers upset would not surprise at all, the Power should prevail.

Gold Coast Suns vs North Melbourne Kangaroos – 24 March 2018

Tip – Too close to call. Suns $1.83 vs Kangaroos $1.99

It could either way. The Suns are taking their young side to Cairns for their first home game and recent torrential rain will make Cazaly’s Stadium a quagmire. The Suns by a less than a goal, maybe.

Hawthorn Hawks vs Collingwood Magpies – 24 March 2018

Tip – Hawthorn ($1.88) to defeat the Magpies ($1.95)

60 000+ fans at the MCG are expected. Cyril Rioli is fit and has the ‘X factor’ to defeat the Magpies single-handed. Alternatively, the Magpies have vowed to be tougher in the big moments in 2018.

Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Western Bulldogs – 25 March 2018

Tip – GWS ($1.42) too much class for the Bulldogs ($2.95)

The Giants should be too good. The Bulldogs have many stars injured.

Melbourne Demons vs Geelong Cats – 25 March 2018

Tip – The Demons ($1.92) to defeat The Cats ($1.92)

We’ve decided to tip the Demons’ fleet of young midfielders to be too quick for the ageing Cats on the wide-open-spaces of the MCG in a close one.

West Coast Eagles vs Sydney Swans – 25 March 2018

Tip –The Eagles ($3.05) to upset The Swans ($1.40)

Western Australians will flock to the opening AFL match at Perth’s new Optus Stadium. We’re tipping the young Eagles to ride a wave-of-emotion and the rabid support of 60 000 parochial fans to upset the Swans.


About the Author

is a passionate Betting Top 10 International Sports & Betting News Columnist. Australian by birth, and international by nature, he brings a wealth of many years of discerning international sports and betting industry analysis. As a true fan and Sports Statistic Nerd, Ken devotedly supports his beloved Queensland Maroons, West Ham United, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Richmond Tigers when he's not busy writing about them.

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