WE are over a third of the way into what could be the most even season in the last decade, and punters are consistently licking their wounds after upsets almost every week.
Last week BettingSite.com.au followers missed out on a big dividend after Geelong capitulated against Essendon, but thankfully anyone that took out Sportsbet.com.au’s multi insurance at least took solace in the fact their stake was returned.
This week we are relying on some strong form-lines to carry us through to a win, and we are confident in recommending this mutli to our followers.
All odds for the ninth week of the AFL season were provided by Sportsbet.com.au.
Selections for the Round 9 AFL multi of the week:
Geelong Cats to beat Western Bulldogs ($1.96)
St Kilda Saints to defeat Sydney Swans ($1.70)
Melbourne Demons to beat North Melbourne Demons ($1.50)
Fremantle Dockers to win against the Carlton Blues ($1.30)
Geelong Cats vs. Western Bulldogs
Friday, May 19 from 7.50 pm AEST, Simonds Stadium, Geelong
The reigning premiers travel down the highway to face the slumping Cats in a match that is vital for the home side.
The Bulldogs will go down to Simonds Stadium as the slight favourites against the Cats given their current standings in the league but the home side has experienced an incredible dominance over their opponents.
Geelong has not lost to the Western Bulldogs since 2009 – a ten-game win streak – and have not tasted defeat at home to the Dogs since 2003.
The home side will be fired up to defend their home patch and atone for their last three weeks. Geelong should win to get our multi off to the perfect start.
Geelong Cats to win – $1.96
St Kilda Saints vs. Sydney Swans
Saturday, May 20 from 1.45 pm AEST, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
An incredibly interesting matchup awaits footy fans on Saturday afternoon as the high-flying Saints meet the resurgent Swans under the roof at Etihad.
After a slow start to the season, Sydney is surging towards the top-eight. Last year’s grand finalists are still at $3.25 via Sportsbet.com.au to make the finals this year given their 0-6 start to the season.
The Saints have recorded three-straight wins over strong opposition and currently sit in sixth position. The questions pertaining to the Saints’ mental fortitude were answered in two different ways in two different rounds after they defeated the much more fancied Giants and backed it up a week later to win as favourites against Carlton.
St Kilda are sensational at Etihad Stadium, and while the Swans have recorded back-to-back wins, the teams they have beaten are two of the worst in the league. We are backing the Saints to make it four in a row.
St Kilda Saints to win – $1.70
Melbourne Demons vs. North Melbourne Kangaroos
Sunday, May 21 from 3.20 pm AEST, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
The red-hot Demons host the Kangaroos at the MCG on Sunday afternoon as our multi rolls into the third leg.
Melbourne is coming off one of its finest wins in recent memory after smashing the league-leading Adelaide at home by 41-points. The Demons beat the Crows in every facet of the game to stamp their credentials as a genuine finals contender.
The Kangaroos were embarrassed last week against a Sydney team that previously had just one win to its name. The 42-point loss actually flattered the Roos who were thoroughly outplayed.
This one looks pretty simple on paper. The Dees look finals bound while the Roos will be lucky to escape the bottom four.
Melbourne Demons to win – $1.50
Fremantle Dockers vs. Carlton Blues
Sunday, May 21 from 4.40 pm AEST, Domain Stadium, Perth
Fremantle and Carlton are two teams that have exceeded expectations so far in 2017, and an intense game is expected to round out the weekend of footy and our AFL multi.
The Dockers are riding high after defeating Richmond at the MCG following a David Mundy after the siren goal. After an ugly start to the season Fremantle are in ninth position and arguably the best team currently outside the top eight.
Carlton have been competitive in almost all their games this year and served it right up to St Kilda last week. Prior to that they defeated Collingwood, Essendon and Sydney – three teams that smashed them in 2016.
It looks as a fascinating contest, but the Dockers should have far too much in the tank, especially at home. We are backing Fremantle to bring us home in style in the west.
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