AFL Week 2: Back the Sydney Swans to dominate Carlton

AFL betting tips for this weekend's games and the latest odds and the best bookmakers to place your bets with.

Recommended Bets:

  • Sydney Swans (-36.5pts handicap) to beat Carlton at 10/11 bet365
  • Western Bulldogs 1st quarter total goals, Over 6.5 at 9/10 bet365
  • Hawthorn to beat West Coast Eagles (Moneyline) at Evens bet365

Round 1 threw in some upsets and staggering performances with Melbourne, Geelong and Bulldogs all giving us some unexpected results – the only 2 results that went to form were Gold Coast and Melbourne’s dominant and close wins respectively.

These results suggest that some of the weaker sides aren’t quite as far behind as originally thought and maybe some clubs rely more heavily on their star players. With this in mind, we look to seek out some value AFL betting tips for Week 2..

Swans to fly high

Carlton put up a good fight vs the Tigers but fell just short, tiring in the last quarter. Sydney Swans took me by surprise with their 80 point margin over Collingwood even then that result doesn’t relay how dominant they were. If they can create half the chances and dominate the centre as they did vs Collingwood they should run out clear winners vs Carlton.

We’re going to go for the handicap here of -36.5 at 10/11 with bet365. I’m apprehensive to go in for a bigger handicap due to the surprising performance Carlton put in against Richmond, but I also can’t ignore how well Sydney got out the blocks.

Bulldogs can bite early

The Bulldogs put in a great performance last week to romp home by quite some distance. 7 goals in the first quarter sent them on their way against a good side in Fremantle. I fancy them to do the same again vs St Kilda and so am going for their 1st quarter total goals at Over 6.5 priced at 9/10 with bet365.

Grand-final hangover for Eagles?

One of the most consistent stats in the game is that the winner in the final in all but 1 game in the last 20 years has always averaged over 100 points scored and less than 86 conceded. The Hawthorn vs West Coast Eagles match has pitted the only 2 sides who achieved this stat last year against one another. The Hawks lost to Geelong last week but the Hawks kept it close most of the way against my regular season fancies.  Hawks on the moneyline at evens looks tasty.