How good is a winning dividend on an AFL multi?
Last week we put together a +499 multi that saluted, and we have Essendon cult-figure Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti to thank for that after the Tiwi Islander sealed the deal against Carlton in the final two minutes of the game.
Thankfully the other two matches were effectively over at half-time so we had plenty of opportunities to count our winnings.
This weekend we are looking to back up that great result and there are four selected matches here that we believe will deliver a winning result.
Let’s get right into it.
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Selections for the Round 21 AFL multi of the week:
Sydney Swans to beat Fremantle Dockers ($1.10)
Brisbane Lions to win against the Gold Coast Suns ($1.56)
Melbourne Demons to beat the St Kilda Saints ($1.62)
Port Adelaide to win against the Collingwood Magpies ($1.36)
Sydney Swans vs. Fremantle Dockers
Saturday, August 12 from 1.45 pm AEST, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
The Swans return to their home ground following a strong win against the Cats as they host the Fremantle Dockers at the SCG.
Sydney dismantled Geelong at Simonds Stadium in a consummate display which highlighted exactly why they are a genuine premiership threat this season. The six-week winless patch at the beginning of the season is now a distant memory.
Fremantle is currently treading water until the season comes to a close. Their win against Gold Coast was nothing to write home about and the finals are not an option for the men in purple.
This looks like the safest leg on paper. Sydney should smash the Dockers to kick us off.
Sydney Swans to win – $1.10
Brisbane Lions vs. Gold Coast Suns
Saturday, August 12 from 4.35 pm AEST, GABBA, Brisbane
Is there any danger that the Q Clash, the Pineapple Cup, or whatever it is called now could be for something meaningful rather than bragging rights?
The Suns come into this match without their sacked senior coach Rodney Eade, captain Gary Ablett and their spearhead Tom Lynch, who will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a knee injury.
The Lions put in a spirited performance against the Bulldogs last week but failed to finish the match off. It was a terrific sign of things to come for a club that began the season as a basket case. Chris Fagan can now legitimately sell hope to his fan base.
This is another match that looks like a formality on paper. Brisbane should be far too strong for the injury-rattled Suns.
Brisbane Lions to win – $1.56
Melbourne Demons vs. St Kilda Saints
Sunday, August 13 from 1.10 pm AEST, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
The first cut-throat match of round 21 takes place on Sunday as the Demons and the Saints play off to keep within touching distance of the eight.
St Kilda were sensational against the Eagles, coming back from the brink to record a wonderful eight-point victory against a fellow finals aspirant.
The Demons are reeling after below-average performances against the Kangaroos and Giants. For a team that looked top-four bound, they now face a scrap just to make the finals.
We think Melbourne will get back to their best here and keep us rolling into the final leg against a St Kilda team that is prone to lapses in concentration.
Melbourne Demons to win – $1.62
Port Adelaide vs. Collingwood Magpies
Sunday, August 13 from 4.40 pm AEST, Adelaide, Adelaide
Port Adelaide need a statement game after last week’s capitulation in the Showdown, but they face stiff opposition in the form of the resurgent Magpies.
The Power were never in the hunt against their cross-town rivals and put together a performance that drew the label of “pretenders” from every angle of the AFL universe. Nothing short of a win on Sunday will be acceptable.
Collingwood torched North Melbourne last week and had the game over by half-time. It was a performance that made fans think “what if” after they out-hunted their opponents and outgunned them in every facet of the game.
We think this is Port’s game to lose. There is no obvious match-up for the dangerous pair of Robbie Gray and Charlie Dixon, who both should run amok on Sunday.
Port Adelaide to win – $1.36
AFL Round 21 Promotions
If we are as successful this week as we were in round 20, then the multi insurance deals are irrelevant.
However, just in case we have our radar a little off, here are the pick of the deals.
Sportsbet.com.au is offering its multi insurance deal, which means any four or more legged multi that fails this weekend by one match will see your stake returned up to the value of $50 in bonuses.
Sick of your team getting up by a seemingly winnable margin only to concede defeat?
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Ladbrokes.com.au is putting up $1.95 lines for every game for the remainder of the AFL season.