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Read on for AFL Round 2 early mail and betting leans for each game…

AFL Round 2: Bulldogs v Carlton, Thu night

Early prediction: Bulldogs
The value: Bulldogs 1-39 $2.13 at TopSport

  • Blues are 1-0 for the first time in a decade
  • New Carlton coach Michael Voss is out due to COVID
  • Dogs played well last week before the Dees strong finish
Sydney v Geelong, Fri night

Early prediction: Geelong
The value: Geelong H2H $2.12 at TopSport

  • Early money for Geelong – $2.25 into $2.15
  • Sydney kicked very straight last week, possibly flattered them
  • Geelong won 2 of last 3 at SCG with a 2-point defeat last time

AFL Round 2: Collingwood v Adelaide, Sat afternoon

Early prediction: Collingwood
The value: Collingwood 1-39 $2.05 at TopSport

  • Collingwood have won last four v Adelaide, all at Adelaide Oval
  • Adelaide improving but can we trust them at the MCG?
  • Sloane could miss, big loss if he does
Essendon v Brisbane, Sat afternoon

Early prediction: Close
The value: Essendon +16.5 $1.90 at TopSport

  • Essendon VERY poor last week
  • Brisbane strong finish last week
  • Essendon were 5-1 at Marvel last year
Port Adelaide v Hawthorn, Sat night

Early prediction: Port Adelaide
The value: Port Adelaide -26.5 $1.95 at TopSport

  • Port played three strong quarters against the Lions last week before a poor finish
  • The Hawks kicked off the Sam Mitchell era with a win against North Melbourne
  • Port have a very strong home record against non-finals teams
Gold Coast v Melbourne, Sat night

Early prediction: Melbourne
The value: Gold Coast +11.5 First Half $1.89 at TopSport

  • No signs of a premiership hangover in the Dees big Round 1 win over the Bulldogs
  • Gold Coast’s win in Perth was against an injury-ravaged West Coast
  • Melbourne are chasing their 10th straight win against the Suns
North Melbourne v West Coast, Sun afternoon

Early prediction: Close
The value: North Melbourne +4.5 $1.90 at TopSport

  • North were good against the Hawks, level at HT and trailing narrowly at 3QT
  • West Coast never really looked interested against Gold Coast
  • A long injury / COVID list for the Eagles, with those returning to be underdone

AFL Round 2: Richmond v GWS, Sun afternoon

Early prediction: Close
The value: Giants H2H $1.90 at TopSport

  • Neither side was great last week, however the Giants probably faced stiffer opposition
  • Richmond injury woes continue with Riewoldt and Prestia
  • GWS’ record at the MCG is decent, including a big win over the Demons last time
Fremantle v St Kilda, Sun night

Early prediction: Fremantle
The value: Fremantle H2H $1.50 at TopSport

  • Freo showed tremendous character in Round 1 and will have taken a lot of confidence
  • St Kilda went missing when the heat was on in the last quarter
  • Freo remain a tough test on their home deck

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