As we edge closer to the end of the 2019 AFL Premiership season, the top seven teams are all but solidified.
The differential between 14th and eighth is only two wins, which means six teams outside the eight can still reach finals.
While this week is filled with tough matches to tip, only one of them features two teams inside the eight.
Let’s take a look at the latest AFL odds at Sportsbet.
Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Hawthorn Hawks
7:50pm AEST Friday, August 9 at UNSW Canberra Oval
The Giants are starting to gain momentum coming into the finals, beating the Swans last week without Jeremy Cameron. The Hawks will want to spoil their party with a win on the road. The Giants start at $1.33, giving Hawthorn $3.25. See our GWS vs Hawthorn preview here.
Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies
1:45pm AEST Saturday, August 10 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
An old rivalry between the Demons and Magpies will flare up again this week at the MCG. Although the Dees are no chance to play finals, they will still give the Pies a run for their money. Collingwood will start favourites at $1.44, with Melbourne priced at $2.75.
Port Adelaide Power vs Sydney Swans
1:40pm ACST Saturday, August 10 at Adelaide Oval
No team has been as inconsistent as Port Adelaide this season, which was highlighted by their 59-point win over the in-form Bombers. There is a slim chance Lance Franklin could suit up for the trip to Adelaide, but it looks unlikely. Power are $1.41 at home, with Sydney $2.85 underdogs.
Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns
4:35pm AEST Saturday, August 10 at the Gabba
This could be one of the most one-sided contests of the season if the Lions smell blood before the bounce. The Suns ($8.50) were embarrassed by an injury-riddled Collingwood outfit last week, so they could be in for another tough day if the Lions ($1.06) put the foot down.
Geelong Cats vs North Melbourne Kangaroos
7:25pm AEST Saturday, August 10 at GMHBA Stadium
Chris Scott will have to plan for a different type of North Melbourne now that his brother Brad has moved on. The Cats are still $1.32 favourites despite poor form and the Roos are at a healthy $3.30 after rallying from a slow start to beat Hawthorn last Friday.
Essendon Bombers vs Western Bulldogs
7:25pm AEST Saturday, August 10 at Marvel Stadium
This monumental clash at Marvel Stadium could define the entire season for both sides. The Bulldogs ($2) can still make the finals if they win this week, but they will have to defeat a very capable Essendon ($1.80) squad that has a point to prove after a shock loss to Port. See our Essendon vs Bulldogs preview here.
St Kilda Saints vs Fremantle Dockers
1:10pm AEST Sunday, August 11 at Marvel Stadium
The Saints must win this match if they want to keep alive their hopes of making the finals. Fremantle also has finals aspirations and a slightly easier equation than St Kilda, so winning this match is top of the agenda. Saints are hometown favourites at $1.72, leaving the Dockers with $2.10.
Richmond Tigers vs Carlton Blues
3:20pm AEST Sunday, August 11 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Despite extremely short odds of $1.14 for Richmond to win, Carlton fans have hope that their $5.50 Blue Baggers can land another huge upset before moving on to 2020. The Tigers have been clinical of late and should not drop this game, although the Blues were valiant against the Eagles last week.
West Coast Eagles vs Adelaide Crows
3:20pm AWST Sunday, August 11 at Optus Stadium
Premiership favourites West Coast will host the Adelaide Crows at Optus Stadium to conclude round 21. The $1.22 Eagles are obvious favourites against the $4.15 Crows, who have been fluctuating in form over the past month. See our West Coast vs Adelaide preview here.
2019 AFL Premiership market update
The premiership race is down to six clear contenders. Equal favourites on top of the market are the Tigers and Eagles, with the latter climbing up after defeating the Blues away from home. Essendon’s price has blown out to $41 after a huge loss to the Power at home, while the Bulldogs have fallen to $151 from last week’s $67 quote. Geelong’s defeat to the Dockers has pushed the Cats out to $4.50.
$3.75 – Richmond Tigers, West Coast Eagles
$4.50 – Geelong Cats
$7.50 – Brisbane Lions
$10 – Greater Western Sydney Giants
$11 – Collingwood Magpies
$41 – Essendon Bombers, Port Adelaide Power
$67 – Adelaide Crows
$151 – Western Bulldogs
$251 – Fremantle Dockers, Hawthorn Hawks, North Melbourne Kangaroos
$1,001 – St Kilda Saints
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