A tough round of results for Round 20. St.Kilda were pathetic on Friday night as they ruined their finals chances, while Richmond also did themselves no favours with a close loss to Freo. The Hawks beat the Lions in another big upset, but we did predict the Pies to topple the Eagles, giving us 5/9 for the round.
Round 21 kicks off on Friday night with the Cats taking on the Giants who are severely undermanned. They’ve made seven changes to their team from last week, which never bodes well for team continuity, and now they have to head to GMHBA Stadium to take on the premiership favourites. Good luck with that! Shane Mumford and Jacob Hopper are massive outs and I find it hard to see them covering the 35.5 point line.
While no one wants to grab that eighth place spot, the Blues have a chance to end the round inside the Top 8 if results fall their way. Just a few weeks ago, they were talking about replacing their coach. Now they are talking finals! First of all, they will need to beat the Suns who look like they have shut up shop in season 2021. They were awful in a thumping last week against the Dees, and if the Blues bring the same pressure that they did against the Saints then they should cover the 24.5 point line.
I also expect Brisbane to bounce back hard this week if they are to be taken seriously as a premiership contender. They are playing in bursts, with a shocking 1st half and awesome 2nd half against the Suns two weeks ago, followed by a shocking three quarters and awesome last quarter against the Hawks last week. They need to get it together for four quarters against the Dockers to reassert themselves on the competition, so I think they can cover the 8.5 line.
AFL Round 21 Betting Tips
Geelong -35.5 vs GWS Giants
Carlton -25.5 vs Gold Coast
Brisbane -8.5 vs Fremantle
AFL Round 21 Tips