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Read on for AFL Round 17 early mail and value betting leans for each game…

AFL Round 17: Geelong v Melbourne, Thursday night

Early prediction: Game of the season so far
The value: Dees H2H at TopSport

  • Melbourne is back on track with two strong wins following a midseason lull
  • They get some key players back including Luke Jackson and captain Max Gawn
  • Cats are playing well but in a big game like this will definitely miss intercept king Tom Stewart

AFL Round 17: Sydney v Bulldogs, Friday night

Early prediction: Sydney
The value: Sydney -8.5 at TopSport

  • Sydney is struggling to win two in a row this season
  • Sydney was run over by a rampaging Essendon last week
  • Bulldogs were well beaten by Brisbane last week

AFL Round 17: Collingwood v North Melbourne, Saturday afternoon

Early prediction: Collingwood
The value: Collingwood -57.5 at TopSport

  • Things are horrible for North and they’re not about to get better
  • North just cannot score, averaging 48 points per game over the past ten weeks
  • Pies in good touch with six straight wins and finally get a chance to belt a team

Gold Coast v Richmond, Saturday afternoon

Early prediction: Close game
The value: Over 166.5 at TopSport

  • Total points scored in Richmond games away from the MCG this season: 206, 221, 183, 201
  • Suns had recorded three straight wins prior to losing their last two by under a goal
  • Tigers have won 7 of their last 9 and both losses were very close

St Kilda v Fremantle, Saturday night

Early prediction: Close
The value: St Kilda H2H at TopSport

  • 4 of the last 5 meetings have been decided by 10pts or less
  • St Kilda were surprise winners over Carlton last week after losing three in a row
  • Freo faltered late against Port but fell over the line after leading by 40pts

Port Adelaide v GWS, Saturday night

Early prediction: Close
The value: GWS +16.5 at TopSport

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