With the Eagles having the week off it was a chance for the Tigers to reclaim top spot on the ladder but things did not go to plan for last years premiers, in a close game it was the Power who managed to come out on top and with teams behind Richmond winning things are tightening up at the top. Continue reading for our AFL Round 13 2018 Preview and Tips.
AFL Tips Round 13 2018
Thursday 14th June 2018
Port Adelaide 1.13 v Western Bulldogs 6.00
TIP - Margin Port Adelaide 1-39 @ 2.25
Port Adelaide put in a dominant performance against Richmond last week beating the reigning champions 72-58 thanks to an inspired performance by Justin Westhoff who kicked 3-1.
Port showed the rest of the teams that they are still in with a shout this season and if they can put in a few more shifts like they did last week they will no doubt challenge the top four.
The Bulldogs had a week off last weekend and it was much needed after suffering three losses on the bounce.
They sit in 14th place three wins outside the top eight and with a poor percentage in reality will need a miracle now if they are to play finals footy this season.
Verdict - Port only need to play as they did last weekend to come away with the bacon here, they should win and win well.
Friday 15th June 2018
Sydney 1.54 v West Coast 2.50
TIP - Margin West Coast 1-24 @ 4.20
The Swans made light work St Kilda last week defeating them 126-55 in a one sided contest, Buddy Franklin was back on song kicking 4.4 to help them on their way to their fifth win on the trot
The Swans with Franklin now back and looking good are now up to third on the ladder, another win here against the Eagles will tighten things up at the top.
West Coast come into this fresh after having a week off last week and with fresh legs they may well give the Swans a real run for their money on their home turf.
If the Eagles manage to win this one they will put a nice cushion between themselves and the Swans so they will no doubt be all out attack here.
Verdict - Both teams in excellent form and this can go either way but the Eagles to me are a decent price to maintain their recent run so they just get the nod.
Saturday 16th June 2018
Carlton 2.40 v Fremantle 1.58 - BEST BET
TIP - Margin Fremantle 1-39 @ 2.10
Carlton had a week off last weekend and hopefully it may be the start of change for the struggling team.
One win all season for the Blues will not be what the team expected this term and their fans will be demanding a better end to the season or changes will have to be made.
Fremantle after losing three on the spin got back to winning ways last weekend beating the Crows 71-68 and in doing so kept their season alive.
The Dockers started the game well but found themselves twelve points down at half time but an inspired third term in which they scored 4.2 and kept the Crows to only two points made all the difference.
Verdict - It is not a given but if they reproduce last weeks effort here the Dockers should win this.
Gold Coast 2.05 v St Kilda 1.78
TIP - Margin St Kilda 1-39 @ 2.30
Another crushing loss last weekend for the Suns this time at the hands of the Giants, the game finished 134-26 with the Suns managing only seven points in the second half.
Obviously their season is already over as they sit sixteen points outside the top eight but they will want to at least get a bit of pride back after their recent performances have not been up to scratch.
St Kilda also suffered a heavy defeat last weekend when the Swans beat them 126-55 in a one sided affair up at the Etihad Stadum.
The Saints are another team that cannot buy a win and they too are only playing for pride for the rest of the season.
Verdict - It won't be a classic that's for sure, I think the Saints can pinch this one but I wouldn't be having the house on it!!
Hawthorn 1.72 v Adelaide 2.15
TIP - Margin Hawthorn 1-39 @ 2.25
The Hawks had a well needed week off last weekend and with them languishing down in 11th place on the ladder a freshen up is just what the doctor ordered.
In round 11 they managed a much needed win in a close contest against Port getting over the line by three point 64-61 keeping them in the hunt at least.
The Crows suffered another loss last weekend going down to the Dockers 71-68 and have now lost four of their last five games.
Adelaide after such a good season last year find themselves with only a 6-6 record this year and they also are struggling to make the top 8 with games running out.
Verdict - Both teams are struggling to play consistently good football this year so the result could go either way, preference is for the Hawks due to the fact that they are the home team and that slight advantage may count.
Sunday 17th June 2018
Geelong 2.60 v Richmond 1.50
TIP - Margin Geelong 1-39 @ 3.10
Another impressive performance by the Cats last weekend when they defeated North Melbourne 96-59 making it four wins on the spin and moving the up to fourth on the ladder in the process.
Geelong are starting to look like the force of old and in this mood they can beat any team in the competition so things are looking good for them at the minute.
Richmond suffered a surprise defeat last week on the road when they went down to the Power 72-58, the turning point in the game came in the second quarter as the reigning premiers conceded seven goals and pretty much handed the game to their opponents.
The will not be too worried with the loss as they still sit second on the ladder but they will not want to drop more points here.
Verdict - Huge, huge overs the Cats for me here, coming in off the back of some really good performances they will be quietly confident of winning this and at these odds it's well worth siding with them.
AFL Tips Round 13 2018 Multi-bet - St Kilda, Fremantle, Hawthorn