Sydney Swans v St Kilda Saints (Thursday Night)

It’s great to see Thursday night footy back and we kick off with an interesting clash between the Swans and the Saints. This is an important game for both sides. After a fast start to season 2023 the Saints have looked shaky over the last month with two bad losses coming against the Crows and the 16th placed Hawks before the bye. The Swans have won their last two but those wins have come against Carlton and North – two bottom 8 sides – and they still face some significant personnel issues. All the early money has been for the Swans but with Luke Parker out suspended I think this is closer to a 50/50 game and therefor happy to recommend St Kilda as a value bet.

Suggested Bet – St Kilda (Win)

Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide Power (Friday Night)

This is another really intriguing contest under the roof at Docklands on Friday night.  The Dogs have lost their last two, whilst the Power have won their last nine.  I’m pretty keen on the Power here for a few reasons.  Firstly the Dogs were very disappointing against a undermanned Cats side last week whilst the Power played as good a half of footy against the Hawks that we have seen this year.  Secondly they have an excellent record at Docklands.  They have won their last eight at this venue, an extraordinary record for a travelling team.  And finally, the Dogs are missing a couple of key runners in Ed Richards and Jason Johansson which is significant in the modern game.

Suggested Bet – Port Adelaide (Line)

Adelaide Crows v West Coast Eagles (Saturday Twilight)

The Crows host the struggling West Coast at Adelaide Oval in the twilight spot on Saturday afternoon.  This is a big start to be giving away but I think its entitled to be a couple of goals bigger.  The Eagles have lost three of their last four by ten goals or more and face a Crows outfit which will surely be fired up back at home after coughing up a big lead against the Suns last week.  This is a good opportunity to top up on percentage which could be crucial come the end of the year.

Suggested Bet – Adelaide Crows (Line)

Staking Plan |

  • 1 Unit St Kilda (Win) @ $2.32 (Sportsbet)
  • 1.6 Units Power Adelaide Power Line (-2.5) @ $1.90 (Sportsbet)
  • 2 Units Adelaide Line (-58.5) @ $1.90 (Sportsbet)