afl round 3

Read on for AFL Round 3 early mail and betting leans for each game…

AFL Round 3: Bulldogs v Sydney, Thursday night

Early prediction: Sydney
The value: Sydney @ 2.14 at TopSport

  • Bulldogs coming off disappointing loss to Carlton last week
  • Sydney off a 6-day break, Bulldogs off 7 days
  • Swans win against Geelong didn’t get enough oxygen as it was all about Buddy
Melbourne v Essendon, Friday night

Early prediction: Goals
The value: Over 165.5 points at TopSport

  • The Bombers have the worst defence in the AFL through the first two rounds
  • Melbourne are missing half their premiership backline (Lever, Salem and Hibberd)
  • Does the career-best form of Dees superstar Christian Petracca deserve a tag?
Adelaide v Port Adelaide, Friday night

Early prediction: Close
The value: Adelaide +20.5 at TopSport

  • Both teams with 0-2 start to the season
  • Early money has been for Port
  • Port have won the last 4 meetings but are VERY poor at the moment

AFL Round 3: GWS v Gold Coast, Saturday afternoon

Early prediction: GWS
The value: GWS 1-39 $2.10 at TopSport

AFL Round 3: Collingwood v Geelong, Saturday night

Early prediction: Geelong
The value: Geelong -14.5 at TopSport

  • Sydney feasted on the Cats, but Geelong have the quality to overcome poorer opposition, as they showed in Round 1
  • Collingwood are yet to be tested against quality opposition
  • More injuries for Collingwood in an already weak forward line
Brisbane v North Melbourne, Saturday night

Early prediction: Brisbane
The value: Brisbane -43.5 at TopSport

  • Something clicked for Brisbane in the second half last week, and they looked very damaging
  • Still scope for more scoring for Brisbane: Daniher and Cameron can lift their output
  • North showed they’re still a fair way off the pace by struggling to get over a shockingly depleted West Coast
AFL Round 3: Carlton v Hawthorn, Sunday afternoon

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

  • Impossible to back against Carlton after two big wins
  • Cripps has been enormous and finally producing the form he looked capable of early in his career
  • Blues midfield looks far too deep for the Hawks to deal with

St Kilda v Richmond, Sunday afternoon

Early prediction: Saints
The value: St Kilda $1.94 at TopSport

  • St Kilda bounced back well in Round 2 to score a strong road win against the Dockers
  • Richmond was surprisingly good last week but have a very poor recent record as favourites
  • Dustin Martin missing again for personal reasons leaves a huge hole for the Tigers to try and fill
West Coast v Fremantle, Sunday night

Early prediction: Close
The value: Fremantle @ 1.90 at TopSport

  • West Coast have won 11 of last 12 v Freo
  • West Coast should get some players back from COVID protocols
  • Freo won this match in the pre-season comp and look to have a fitter, fresher list

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