Sometimes AFL news just makes you laugh. Fremantle young gun Connor Blakely has been dumped from the Dockers' side to take on St Kilda this weekend for going surfing with mates after leaving training early because he was ill. Whoever grassed him up won’t be getting a Christmas card from the 21-year old midfielder that’s for sure! Blakely is having a breakout season with the Dockers, and only signed a new two-year deal with the club two days ago. Hopefully he gets back to doing what he does best. Anyway, read on for the best in AFL betting for round 15…
AFL Tips - Round 15
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Essendon Bombers vs Brisbane Lions Tips
Essendon To Win By 20-39 @ $4.50 - BET NOW
This is probably the most straightforward match to tip of the entire round, but the price for a Bombers win is horrible - so I’m tipping Essendon to get the job done in style, albeit by less than some people might predict. They came so close against the Swans last week only to get stuffed in the final seconds, and that could have a detrimental effect on their moral. They’ll still win, don’t get me wrong, but I like the price for the 19 point margin between 20 and 39 at $4.50.
Hawthorn Hawks vs Collingwood Tips
Collingwood To Win @ $2.23 - BET NOW
Hawthorn will look to reverse their poor form from last week,but I think they’ll struggle to claim a much-needed victory over the Pies. Although the Hawks have won three of their last six, they still sit perilously close to the foot of the ladder in 16th place. Collingwood are only eight points off a playoff spot and have a good points difference, so a win against Hawthorn on Sunday would get them in motion towards where they need to be. Hawthorn too have 20 points from their 13 games, but their home form is shoddy (two wins from six) compared to Collingwood’s road form - so I see an upset on the cards.
Fremantle Dockers vs St Kilda Saints Tips
Saints To Win @ $1.90 - BET NOW
The bookies can hardly split the team on this occasion which isn’t surprising given the overall record. This is the 33rd meeting and the Saints hold a narrow 18-14 advantage. Since 2012 it's three wins apiece. But the Saints like to build their game around pressure and have been a strong tackling side in 2017, averaging 70.6 per game (ranked seventh in the league). 'Freo' are susceptible to this kind of game plan as they have laid the fewest tackles in the competition, averaging just 61.7 per match. St Kilda will look to compress the game and thereby force turnovers which they’ll use to deadly effect.
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