Just around the corner is the start of the new AFL season, have the punters learned anything from the recent friendly matches or will there be a few surprise packages come to the fore this year, lets get down to business. Continue reading for our AFL Round 1 2018 Preview and Tips.
AFL Tips Round 1 2018
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THURSDAY 22ND MARCH 2018
Richmond 1.18 v Carlton 5.00
TIP - Margin Richmond 25+ @ 1.67
Verdict - Going off last years form there can be only one winner here and the champs should go on a win with something in hand. Carlton will however feel a new season is a new season and will come into this with hope of a better year than 2017.
FRIDAY 23RD MARCH 2018
Essendon 2.10 v Adelaide 1.74
TIP - Margin Adelaide 1-24 @ 3.60
Verdict - The Crows were the best all round team last season and if they have maintained that level then you would have to think that they should be too good for the Bombers.
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2018
St Kilda 1.3 v Brisbane 3.55
TIP - Margin St Kilda 25+ @ 1.9
Verdict - Have Brisbane's young group come on enough to compete for four quarters this season? If they have they may well upset the apple cart on a few occasions this year but until we see what they have in the engine room you have to back against them so a Saints win in this one.
Port Adelaide 1.29 v Fremantle 3.65
TIP - Margin Fremantle 1-24 @ 5.50
Verdict - Port on their day are a match for any team in the competition but too many times last season they lost games they should have won therefore I am going for the Dockers who seem at large odds for a first round match.
Gold Coast 1.9 v North Melbourne 1.9
TIP - Margin Gold Coast 1-24 @ 3.30
Verdict - Flip a coin here, both teams were poor last season and with no form so to speak to go on I will take the home advantage that the Suns have.
Hawthorn 1.83 v Collingwood 1.98 - BEST BET
TIP - Margin Hawthorn 25+ @ 3.6
Verdict - The Hawks had a poor season by their lofty usual standards and they will want to get off to a good start this campaign while the Pies will probably feel the same, a few years under performing they will want to get off to a good start. The Hawks to come out firing this season and put a marker down on what is to come.
SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 2018
GWS 1.45 v Western Bulldogs 2.75
TIP - Margin GWS 25+ @ 2.1 - BEST BET
Verdict - GWS finished fourth last season and eventually went out to the winners Richmond in the Preliminary Final, if they have come on again this season they will be right in there once again and they should have too much for the Bulldogs here.
Melbourne 1.90 v Geelong 1.90
TIP - Margin Geelong 25+ @ 3.6
Verdict - The Demons showed promise last year and if they have come on a bit then they may well fight it out for a top 8 birth once again but the Cats are always strong and should be once again this year. Geelong first up against a team that is riddled with doubt you have to side with the Cats.
West Coast 3.02 v Sydney 1.39
TIP - Margin Sydney 25+ @ 2.25
Verdict - West Coast com into this at a fair price being at home and I wouldn't be shocked if they turned the Swans over here but preference if for the latter who are always hard to beat home or away but I do like those Eagles odds.
AFL Tips Round 1 2018 Multi-bet - GWS, Geelong, Adelaide, Sydney