afl round 8

Read on for AFL Round 8 early mail and betting leans for each game…

AFL Round 8: Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs, Friday night

Early prediction: Close
The value: Bulldogs $1.90 at TopSport

  • A clash between two teams who have been disappointing so far this season
  • Port kept coming last week but were only in it due to woeful kicking from the Saints
  • Bulldogs have a decent record at the Adelaide Oval and can continue that here

AFL Round 8: Fremantle v North Melbourne, Friday night

Early prediction: Freo easily
The value: Freo -40.5 at TopSport

  • Freo super high on confidence
  • Freo have a few heading to the COVID lounge
  • North really getting hammered weekly now
Richmond v Collingwood, Saturday afternoon

Early prediction: Close
The value: Collingwood +10.5 at TopSport

  • Collingwood were pretty good against Gold Coast and the line looks a little big
  • Richmond beat West Coast last week – they might as well have beaten a local Under 12 team
  • Dusty could return, but will be underdone
AFL Round 8: Sydney v Gold Coast, Saturday afternoon

Early prediction: Swans
The value: Gold Coast +29.5 at TopSport

  • The Swans were beaten comfortably by the 6-1 Lions last week
  • They face much easier opposition here at home against the struggling Suns
  • Expect a response from Gold Coast after skipper Touk Miller called last week’s effort ‘unacceptable’
GWS v Geelong, Saturday afternoon

Early prediction: Close
The value: GWS 1-39 @ $2.62 at TopSport

  • Toby Greene is so valuable, as shown last week
  • GWS on a roll of 1 🙂 Can improve quickly
  • Geelong only 4-3 and haven’t been impressive of late
Essendon v Hawthorn, Saturday night

Early prediction: Close
The value: Essendon +10.5 at TopSport

  • A great rivalry and tight fixture
  • Marvel is where Essendon play their best footy
  • Hawks have lost 4 of last 5

AFL Round 8: Brisbane v West Coast, Saturday night

Early prediction: Brisbane by a lot
The value: Brisbane -63.5 at TopSport

  • There’s a real stench about West Coast’s performances
  • Road trips don’t come much tougher than the Gabbatoir
  • Brisbane cruising at 6-1
Melbourne v St Kilda, Sunday afternoon

Early prediction: Dees
The value: Melbourne 1-39 @ $2.04 at TopSport

  • Melbourne is off to a 7-0 start this season and are gunning for their 15th consecutive win
  • They should be ‘up’ for this game against a team that’s in the Top 4
  • Saints should have won last week (kicking 4.18) but that must have been an energy-sapping game
Carlton v Adelaide, Sunday afternoon

Early prediction: Close
The value: Adelaide +21.5 at TopSport

  • Crows got smashed by GWS last week, but that will happen sometimes to a young side
  • Crows have a good record of backing up well from a loss under the astute Nicks
  • Crows have been better than the ladder suggests, with two losses by under a kick

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