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AFL Round 1 betting odds preview

Posted on 26/03 by T J Dilfer

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Round 1 of the AFL kicks off this weekend, and we concentrating on 5 key matches:

Melbourne v Hawthorn betting odds

Hawthorn are the shortest priced team of Round 1, they are seen by bookies and punters as nailed on for the clash with Melbourne at The MCG. Sportsbet have priced up Hawthorn at odds of just 1.18, with Melbourne a huge price at 5.00 in the win market. Those punters thinking that these odds are off the mark might want an interest in the handicap, where Melbourne are given a start of 28.5 points. Sportsbet will give you odds of 1.92 for this bet.

Sydney v St Kilda betting odds

Last year's beaten finalists, St Kilda, head to the ANZ stadium as strong favourites for the game at 1.54. The home side can be backed at odds of 2.55 with IASbet. Despite the relatively short odds for the first away game, St Kilda Saints are very strongly fancied to kick off with a convincing win.

Brisbane v West Coast betting odds

Brisbane are our bankers of the week, simple as that. you won't get odds much higher than 1.31, but they are the solid choice for the opening match at the Gabba against a poor looking west Coast outfit. If you're playing AFL multis this week, make Brisbane pick number one

Western Bulldogs v Collingwood betting odds

Centrebet are taking a chance by offering 2.31 for Collingwood here. If there's a chance of a shock in a lop sided looking set of Round 1 fixtures, this could be it. For those seeking a bit of insurance here, the same bookie is offering Collingwood at odds of 1.91 with an 8.5 point start on the handicap.

Fremantle v Adelaide betting odds

The bookies have this about right. A very tight game in the offing here we think, and our tipsters cannot make a confident pick between the two. Instead, we are taking a chance with the 9.00 on offer with Sportsbet on "A Draw At The End Of Any Quarter". This could be a small bit of value in a very tight contest.

Week 1 betting advice

3 Points win on St Kilda @ 1.54

5 points on Brisbane @ 1.31

3 Points win on Collingwood PLUS 8.5 points handicap start @ 1.92

0.5pt win on ""A Draw At The End Of Any Quarter" in the Fremantle v Adelaide game @ 9.00

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