Gold Coast vs Adelaide (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips
After making the Grand Final last year the Swans must win to avoid a 0-5 start to 2017.
After a great start to the season Adelaide are now joint favourites in premiership betting.
Gold Coast and Adelaide will both be looking to extend their recent winning streaks in this intriguing clash.
The Crows have looked dominant so far in 2017 and have been backed into joint favourites to win the flag with GWS, however, take advantage of the special price Luxbet has on them at the moment which is a whopping $11.
The Crows are not only winning, they are winning well.
In four games this season they have won by 56, 24, 17 and 65 points and will be keen to record another big win against Gold Coast.
The Suns though have turned their season around, they looked insipid the first two rounds losing to arguably to the worst team in the competition Brisbane before losing by 102 points in Round 2 against GWS. Since that loss the Suns have recorded vital wins against Hawthorn by 86 points and Carlton by 26.
Much-maligned dual Brownlow medalist Gary Ablett has turned the team around, so much so that a third ‘Charlie’ could be on the cards in 2017 ($51 Ladbrokes).
In the past fortnight Ablett has recorded 36 disposals and 2 goals against Hawthorn and a goal and 34 disposals against Carlton.
He again looks a good bet in the Most Disposals market and punters are enjoying the luxury of odds not seen on him in the best part of a decade.
The teams met once last season and the Crows crushed the Suns prevailing 22.17.149 to 13.10.88 in Round 9.
Rory Sloane had 27 disposals in that fixture and showed why is he rated as one of the most damaging players in the competition last week with 34 disposals and two goals.
The Crows are expected to go deep in the season and could even win a third premiership since joining the competition, but they come up against a Suns side who is full of confidence and momentum and a win will put them back into finals contention.
In what will be a fiercely contested game we are going to stick with the home team at the Line (+28.5).
When these teams met last Taylor Walker booted a game high five goals and is worth backing again in the most goals market.
GOLD COAST +28.5
GARY ABLETT MOST DISPOSALS