2018 AFL Round 13 Betting Tips

June 14, 2018 by Posted in AFL Tips

2018 AFL Round 13 Preview and Betting Tips
The 2018 AFL Season just keeps on throwing surprises at us in what has been one of the most unpredictable, yet exciting seasons in recent memory. The second week of the bye-rounds is set to kick off on Thursday Night with another big game at Adelaide Oval, so take a look below at SmitTips >Round 13 AFL preview and betting tips.

Port Adelaide Power vs Western Bulldogs (Thursday, 7:50PM AEST)
The Power host the round opener at Adelaide Oval for consecutive weeks, as they are set to face off against the Bulldogs on Thursday Night. The Power recorded and impressive win against the reigning premiers last weekend, but will need to back it up with another good performance this weekend to cement themselves inside the top 8. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are coming off a bye and will be hoping to have a strong back half of the season to push towards a finals berth.

The all-time head to head history between these teams is quite even, with Port Adelaide winning 14 and Western Bulldogs winning 13 of their 27 matches. In recent times, the Bulldogs have had the wood over the Power, winning 9 of their last 12 encounters, although Port won the only game between the two sides in 2017 by 17 points.

Port have clearly been the form side in 2018 and have shown that they’ll be around the mark in September, while the Bulldogs have really struggled to string strong performances together and as a result will come into the game as huge underdogs. Port will win the game, but the anticipated wet weather should make for a low scoring contest.

TIP: Power to win by 1-39 – $2.20 at Sportsbet

Sydney Swans vs West Coast Eagles (Friday, 7:50PM AEST)
The Swans and the Eagles will play for the second time this season on Friday Night in what promises to be an absolute blockbuster. The Swans belted the Saints in Round 12 to force their way into third position on the ladder, while the Eagles remained in top spot and will be fresh after having their bye.

The Swans are the only side to defeat the Eagles this season, rolling them in Perth in Round 1 by 29 points. The all-time head-head history reads in favour of the Swans (28-21). They’ve also had it over the Eagles in the past decade, defeating them 10 times in 12 tries.

Both sides are in great form heading into this one, but I’m leaning in favour of the home side. The Swans are the only team to defeat the Eagles this season and I just think they match up really well against them, especially at the smaller SCG.

TIP: Swans at the line (-11.5) – $1.92 at Ladbrokes

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows (Saturday, 7:25PM AEST)
The Hawks will host the Crows on Saturday Night in what could have huge finals implications for both teams. Hawthorn are coming off a bye and will be looking to build on their big win over the Power in Round 11, while the Crows are coming off a devastating 3-point loss to the Dockers in Perth.

The all-time head to head record reads slightly in favour of Hawthorn (21) in their 40 matches, as well as their recent form, where Hawthorn has won 8 of their last 9 encounters. Their most recent match was played in Round 14 last year at Adelaide Oval, where the Hawks won by 14 points despite the terrific form of the Crows.

Hawthorn have been an underrated side all season and surprisingly only come into this one as slight favourites. The Crows have so many key players out at the moment and have had poor form at the MCG recently. Really happy to take the Hawks line here.

TIP: Hawks at the line (-8.5) – $1.92 at Sportsbet

Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers (Sunday, 3:20PM AEST)
The last match of the round is a big one, with the Cats taking on the Tigers at the MCG. The Cats recorded an impressive win in their last outing against North Melbourne, defeating them by 6 goals at home. Meanwhile, Richmond are coming off their third loss of the season, falling to the Power at Adelaide Oval in a blockbuster.

The head to head history between these sides is extremely one-sided in favour of the cats. They’ve won 45 of their 60 matches dating back to 1980. But we all know the saying ‘you’re only as good as your last game’, and that game was in the Qualifying Final last year when the Tigers absolutely thumped the Cats at the MCG.

It’s been a while since the Tigers lost back-to-back games and I don’t think it’s going to happen here. I expect them to bounce back with an emphatic win.

TIP: Richmond at the line (-12.5) – $1.92 at CrownBet

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