AFL 2021 – Round 1 Predictions – Odds, Previews & Tips

AFL 2021 Round 1
AFL 2021 – Round 1

AFL 2021 Round 1 action is highlighted by the traditional Tiges-Blues season opener & the Giants-Saints clash. We scour Aussie betting sites to deliver you all the best AFL Round 1 betting markets. (All odds subject to change).

Richmond Tigers vs Carlton Blues

March 18– Melbourne Cricket Ground – 7.25pm

The defending Premier Richmond Tigers are notoriously slow starters at the beginning of each, preferring to peak when it really counts come AFL Finals. While the Tigers may be slow out of the blocks after a few distractions with very public marriage split-up of supercoach Damien Hardwick, they still should be too good for the Blues.
Look for new Blues recruit Adam Saad to give Carlton energetic drive out of defence.

Bet on the Tigers to Win – $1.32

Collingwood Magpies vs Western Bulldogs

March 19– Melbourne Cricket Ground – 7.50pm

Can Collingwood bounce back after their upheaving last few weeks with the Eddie McGuire affair still front and centre in the players and fans minds? It might not matter if it just comes down to footy.
If the Bulldogs can produce the quality from the last few rounds of the 2020 home-and-away season, they just might have too much skill for the Magpies. Fans will be hoping to catch a glimpse of this year’s number one draft pick, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan for the Bulldogs.

Bet on the Bulldogs to Win – $1.32

Melbourne Demons vs Fremantle Dockers

March 20 –Melbourne Cricket Ground – 1.45pm

Anyone who has spent anytime at all betti g on the AFL will know one of its golden rules; never bet on the Dockers when they play in Melbourne.
That holds true again here, as Christian Petracca and Clayton Oliver deliver quality in midfield which could see the Demons emerge as a genuine Premiership contender in 2021. Melbourne should be too good for the Dockers at the G.

Bet on Melbourne to Win – $1.44

Adelaide Crows vs Geelong Cats

March 20– Adelaide Oval – 4.35pm

Any thought of a potential Crows victory is overwhelmed by wondering how many goals the Cats double barrelled forward line threat in star recruit Jeremy Cameron and long-term Cat, Tom Hawkins can put on one of worst defences in the AFL in 2020.
That thought says it all, and it should not be a matter of if the Cats can win, but how many they will win by.
For the record, PlayUp have the points betting line set as the Cats by 23.5 points, which may prove the best way for Crows fans to bet on their team – to get inside the 23.5-point line.

Bet on the Geelong Cats to Win -$1.23

Essendon Bombers vs Hawthorn Hawks

March 20–Marvel Stadium – Melbourne – 7.25pm

This feels like one of the most wide-open AFL matches of the weekend, despite the Bombers being widely tipped to finish in the bottom 3 sides in 2020.
Hawthorn ball-magnet Tom Mitchell should supply the Hawks talls in the forward line with plenty of ball and that might prove the difference for Hawthorn.

Bet on the Hawks to Win -$1.62

Brisbane Lions vs Sydney Swans

March 20–The Gabba – Brisbane – 7.45pm

It is still only March, and its still hot in tropical Brisbane. Too hot for Sydney.
The Lions have turned their Gabba home into a fortress in the last two seasons, and despite the young Swans being on the improve, the Lions should win well.

Bet on the Lions to Win -$1.23

North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Port Adelaide Power

March 21– Marvel Stadium – Melbourne – 1.10pm

Only a genuine optimist would believe the young Kangaroos team can hold out a Port Adelaide Power unit that is hell-bent on right the wrongs of their 2020 season.
The biggest talking point may be who will kick the most goals for the Power – Charlie Dixon, Steven Motlop or Robbie Gray? – as they win big.

Bet on the Power to Win -$1.21

Greater Western Sydney Giants vs St Kilda Saints

March 21–Giants Stadium – Sydney – 3.20pm

The Giants and the Saints line up in what is widely expected to be one of closest matches of Round 1. The Saints made huge leaps forward in 2020, while the Giants somehow contrived to miss the Top 8.
We are expecting the Giants to take their first step to writing that wrong, and take an upset win over the Saints. St Kilda don’t travel well and are more suited to playing in Melbourne.

Bet on the Giants to Win -$1.62

West Coast Eagles vs Gold Coast Suns

March 21 – Optus Stadium – Perth – 6.10pm

The Eagles start as the shortest favourites of Round 1, courtesy of playing at home on the West side of the Nullabor and up against last year’s 14thplaced team, the Gold Coast Suns.
However, the Suns are better than many believe and lovers of a value bet, might find the +28.5 start that the bookies are offering at the line could be worth a punt.

Bet on the Suns +28.5 [email protected]$1.84

Or for the win;

Bet on the Eagles to Win -$1.16

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AFL 2021 Round 5

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AFL 2021 Round 4

AFL 2021 Round 4 Predictions Odds, Preview & Tips

Round 4 of the 2021 AFL season looks set to be yet another exciting one, and we’ve previewed each and every game coming up this weekend.

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AFL 2021 Round 3

AFL 2021 Round 3 Predictions Odds, Previews & Tips

There are a number of intriguing clashes set for Round 3 as the AFL season begins to heat up, and we’ve previewed all nine games this Easter weekend.

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AFL 2021 Round 2

AFL 2021 – Round 2 Predictions – Odds, Previews & Tips

After a huge AFL Round 1, AFL Betting is better than ever in 2021! BettingTop10 Australia analyse Round 2 with tips & odds from online betting sites.

After a huge AFL Round 1, AFL Betting is better than ever in 2021! BettingTop10 Australia analyse Round 2 with tips & odds from online betting sites.

Ken Edwards 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.

All Predictions by Ken Edwards

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