Round 8 footy tips should be very interesting with some top 4 potential clubs going head to head this week. The match of round eight is on Friday night with top of the ladder Collingwood going against equal top먹튀검증over in WA.
Another great game to watch will be Sydney and the Bulldogs. Barry Hall will have his first match against his former club and I’m sure a few of the Sydney boys know how to get into Barry head so expect some fireworks!
Best Bet of Round 8
This week I’m taking St Kilda to win between 1-39 points with odds of $2.25 at Sportsbet. The Saints will likely play another defensive style of game so expect a low scoring game with a low margin.
Fremantle V Collingwood Friday Night at Subiaco Oval
Odds: Fremantle 2.10 Collingwood 1.90
Who would have thought the match of round 8 would be between these clubs over in Perth!
Collingwood should grind out a win as Freo are coming off two 6 day breaks and a trip to Brisbane which could see them fade out in the second half of the match.
Keep an eye on Arron Sandilands, the big man took 44 hit outs last time the teams met and my prediction he will dominate again with Collingwood’s Darren Jolly not in the best of form at the moment.
Melbourne V West Coast Saturday at Manuka Oval
Odds: Melbourne 1.41 West Coast 3.35
Melbourne young guns Tom Scully, James Frawley and Jack Trengove have inspired the Demons in the past few weeks giving the club a lot of promise. These players will be the key to the match and it will be very hard to keep the footy away from them. Melbourne could have been 7 wins 1 loss and equal ladder leaders if it wasn’t for some pink umpires and a narrow loss to the pies.
West Coast’s injury worries wont help them this weekend with Darren Glass admitting his not 100% with groin soreness and some bad form but is expect to play.
Western Bulldogs V Sydney Saturday at the MCG
Tip: Western Bulldogs
Odds: Wesern Bulldogs 1.72 Sydney 2.36
This match will be won in the middle with some of the finest midfielders in the comp playing in both teams.
The bulldogs will likely get first use of the ball at stoppages with both Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford (suspended) and Mark Seaby (injured) leaving the ruck inexperienced Mike Pyke and Jesse Smith to fill the height gap. Expect the Bulldogs to take full advantage of this which should create a winning margin.
North Melbourne V Adelaide Saturday Night at Etihad Stadium
Tip: North Melbourne
Odds: North Melbourne 1.69 Adelaide 2.40
North should do well against Adelaide who are still looking pretty shaky all over the ground. Adelaide still have some work to do and I think the Kangaroos who have won 3 from their last 5 will easily account for the Crows.
Andrew McLeod is likely to be right to play for the Crows after suffering a shoulder sprain last week.
Brisbane V Geelong Saturday Night at the Gabba
Odds: Brisbane 3.60 Geelong 1.37
Geelong look in fine form at the moment and it will be hard to tip against them no matter who/where they play this year. Brisbane will but up a fight but the team experience and strong final quarter from the Cats will get them the win.
As the odds are pretty short for Geelong (1.37) I’ll be betting on the 24.5 point even line market at Sportsbet. I think Geelong will be able to cover the 24 points comfortably.
Richmond V Hawthorn Sunday at the MCG
Odds: Richmond 5.50 Hawthorn 1.20
Finally, the Hawks will get a decent win with Richmond looking all but gone for the season.
Hows this for some inclusions, the Hawks are welcoming back Jordan Lewis, Shaun Burgoyne, Coleman Medalist Lance Franklin, captain Sam Mitchell and Rhan Hooper.
My prediction is a 40+ point win to the Hawks paying $2.25 with Sportsbet.
Port Adelaide V Carlton Sunday at AAMI Stadium
Odds: Port Adelaide 1.96 Carlton 2.00
The bookies have this game at pretty much an even contest and on paper it looks that way as well. Both teams are in good form at the moment especially Carlton who have comprehensively beaten both of last years grand finalists recently. With that fact in hand I’m tipping the Blues to win over in Adelaide.
Although Port have won their last three games Port will miss Warren Tredrea too much this week and the run of Carlton will be the telling factor.
St Kilda V Essendon Sunday at Etihad Stadium
Tip: Western Bulldogs
Odds: St Kilda 1.47 Essendon 3.05
This could be a danger game for the Saints. Although they are strong favourites for the match I see this a much closer game as some may predict.
When Essendon get going they have a fast paced game which could leave Saints back line vulnerable. Carlton showed last week that getting the ball in quickly pays off and I expect the Bombers to try and replicate this.