AFL 2021 Round 3 Predictions Odds, Previews & Tips

AFL 2021 Round 3
AFL 2021 Round 3

Brisbane Lions vs Collingwood

April 1, Gabba

Brisbane have surprisingly lost their first two games of the AFL season, but they can take plenty of encouragement from their second half against Geelong last week. Meanwhile, the Pies got off the mark in 2021 with a solid win over Carlton, and if they earn a second straight here it wouldn’t be a massive surprise. The Lions, however, are the better team despite their two consecutive losses and should be too strong.

Bet on the Lions to win

North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Western Bulldogs

April 2, Marvel Stadium

These two sides could hardly have started the season in more contrasting fashion. It’s hard to find a positive word to say about the Kangaroos, who have lost by in excess of 50 points in each of their first two games. It’s just the opposite with the Bulldogs – a strong win over the Pies was backed up by a stirring victory against the Eagles last Sunday, and they should be far too good in this one.

Bet on the Bulldogs to win at $1.09

Adelaide Crows vs Gold Coast Suns

April 2, Adelaide Oval

The Crows were brilliant in Round 1, upsetting the Cats in one of their best performances in years, and though they lost comfortably to the Swans last week, the result would have been a lot closer had they kicked straight. The Suns are dealing with the early season loss of Matt Rowell for the second year in a row, but they were far too good for the Kangaroos last week anyway. They’ve been pegged as favourites, but the Crows have impressed us at BettingTop10 and we think they are capable of causing a boilover.

Bet on the Crows to win at $2.27

Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans

April 3, MCG

The Tigers haven’t missed a beat so far this year, winning their first two games relatively comfortably as they search for a fourth flag in five years. The Swans have thus far shown enormous improvement in 2021 and were last week buoyed by the return of Buddy Franklin, but few get close to the Tigers at the MCG and this game likely won’t be any different.

Bet on the Tigers to win at $1.30

Essendon Bombers vs St. Kilda Saints

April 3, Marvel Stadium

The Bombers have had a thoroughly disappointing start to the year, conceding a huge lead to lose to the Hawks before being thumped by Port Adelaide. St. Kilda haven’t exactly set the world on fire either and were disappointing last weekend, but they should be too good in this one.

Bet on the Saints to win at $1.33

West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide Power

April 3, Optus Stadium

Port Adelaide spent the majority of last season on top of the AFL ladder and so far this year, they’re repeating the dose. Two huge wins see them sitting in first with their percentage sitting at a whopping 181.5, but they’ll face a sterner test this weekend. The Eagles lost a fantastic game last weekend to the Bulldogs, but back on their home turf we think they should be shorter than the $2 betting sites are offering for them, so take the Eagles to win this one.

Bet on the Eagles to win at $2.00

Carlton Blues vs Fremantle Dockers

April 4, Marvel Stadium

A lot was expected from the Blues this year, but while they’ve shown some signs of improvement, they still find themselves at 0-2. They’ll be out to change that this weekend when they welcome a Dockers side coming off a terrific win over the Giants, and in what should be an intriguing clash we think the home time can sneak over the line to open their 2021 account.

Bet on the Blues to win at $1.45

GWS Giants vs Melbourne Demons

April 4, Manuka Oval

The Giants badly need a win. After a disappointing 2020 season, this supremely talented side has begun this year in equally disappointing fashion with two straight losses. They have another tough assignment this weekend against a Demons side which has been impressive in recording two wins from two games so far this year, and based on prior form it’s hard to tip against another Melbourne victory.

Bet on the Demons to win at $1.76

Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn Hawks

April 5, MCG

The annual Easter Monday clash between the Cats and the Hawks has thrown up some of the best games of the last few years, but Hawthorn are far from the powerhouse club from years past. The Cats have had a relatively slow start to the year, but they boast a stacked outfit and most Aussie bookmakers have them listed as one of the Premiership favourites, so they should be too strong for this Hawthorn side.

Bet on the Cats to win at $1.22

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James is a sports writer from Melbourne, and has contributed to a variety of publications covering a range of sports including basketball, cricket, Australian Rules, golf and surfing to name a few. An avid fan of all of the above and more, James’ downtime is spent falling ungracefully off his surfboard, turning over footies and playing an out of tune guitar.

All Predictions by James Salmon

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