After a round of crazy upsets last week in Round 17, we’re looking to bounce back for AFL Round 18 action this weekend. Check out out Round 18 tips below!
Fremantle find themselves inside the Top 8 and have a rare Thursday night showcase game against contender Geelong. It’s a true finals test for the Dockers, as they have the opportunity to confirm their place in the top half of the field.
However the Cats are purring and are one of the few teams who have maintained a level of consistency this season. They’ve had a few injuries during the season, but with Cam Guthrie and Patrick Dangerfield back to full fitness, their midfield is starting to look dangerous. If they can get Jeremy Cameron and Mitch Duncan back in their lineup prior to finals, they are going to be tough to beat this season.
Fremantle’s young midfield are improving every week, and the edge they have over the Cats is with their emerging ruckman Sean Darcy.
He’s starting to come into All Australian discussions, and should dominate whatever makeshift ruck combination the Cats throw at them.
The line is just -8.5 points and eventhough the game will be played in Perth, that line feels too small. The Cats are clearly a superior team and while the Dockers are in the 8, it’s really only due to the failings of several other teams around them. Expect the Cats to be too strong and confident of backing them at the line.
It should be a cracking game on Friday night between the Tigers and the Lions, with Richmond desperate to keep their season alive.
While that game looks a tricky betting affair, we’re keen to play on Saturday where the Power come in as underdogs against the Saints. Sure, the game is at Marvel Stadium, and the Saints have been in really impressive form, but the Power have proven to be strong than the teams below them on the ladder and look a great price here. The Power have been led by Ollie Wines this season, have an excellent spine, solid defence and dangerous forwards. The Saints are a team on the rise, but they are still haunted by inconsistency. It feels like a let down game for the Saints, so happy to take the Power to bounce back.
AFL Round 18 Betting Tips
Geelong -8.5 vs Fremantle (BEST BET)
Port Adelaide to win vs St.Kilda
West Coast -5.5 vs Adelaide
AFL Round 18 Tips