The champs could be about to get their pants pulled down.
Although the Cats are staring down the barrel of three straight losses it could be the Dogs that suffer another defeat here.
Remember, Western Bulldogs can’t beat Geelong for whatever reason and have dropped 10 straight against the Cats. I love a good hoodoo, don’t you?
Off the back of that the Cats are my tip here.
PATRICK DANGERFIELD 30+ DISPOSALS
JOEL SELWOOD 30+ DISPOSALS
TOM HAWKINS MOST GOALS
You know what? St Kilda could be the real deal here.
The Saints are looking for four straight wins and are starting to look as though they could be a bit of a premiership threat. If that is to happen then they need to get the better of Sydney.
Yes they have often struggled against the Swannies and even lost eight of their last nine against them, however, I am getting a good vibe from these boys.
St Kilda are the bet for mine.
The interesting player here will be Paddy McCartin who I’m tipping will be causing plenty of headaches for the defence on his return to the side.
PADDY McCARTIN FIRST GOAL
PADDY McCARTIN MOST GOALS
JOSH KENNEDY 30+ DISPOSALS
Which Tigers outfit is gonna to turn up to this game?
They have looked really good at times this season but they’re getting a bit too hard to read and that’s the last thing us punters need when we are trying to get a collect!
I’ll go towards GWS here because the game is at Spotless Stadium but I think if the right Richmond outfit turns up then they will definitely make it close.
JOSH KELLY 30+ DISPOSALS
JEREMY CAMERON MOST GOALS
This could get ugly really quick if the Lions don’t begin well.
It’s hard not to feel sorry for Brisbane but jees they are very ordinary and I don’t know how they are going to contain the Crows even though they are coming into this off a few losses.
Back Adelaide ($1.08 @ Sportsbet) and while I know it’s too short for most of you, chuck them into your Multis – they are a lock!
You can get a far better result in taking the Crows to overcome the start which is sitting at 48.5 points. I don’t even think that will be enough for Brisbane to hide behind. No Tom Rockliff makes their task even harder in my eyes.
TAYLOR WALKER MOST GOALS
EDDIE BETTS FIRST GOAL
RORY SLOANE 30+ DISPOSALS
The Pies are ready to end the hoodoo against the Hawks.
Collingwood have dropped nine straight to Hawthorn but I think they are primed for a big showing here and will stop the rot before it gets to 10 in a row.
Both sides aren’t in the best of shape so making a decision here is going to be tough but I am leaning the way of the Pies as I think they’ve got a little more in the tank than their rivals.
Expect Scott Pendlebury to rack up at least 30+ Disposals off the back of the announcement that he and his missus have just had a baby boy.
SCOTT PENDLEBURY 30+ DISPOSALS
JAMIE ELLIOTT MOST GOALS - going for value and reckon I’ve found it with this bloke
The Bombers are one of the better outsiders heading into this weekend.
Even though I’m not over the moon regarding the price, the best I’ve found is at bet365 ($2.55) but I’m hoping we can squeeze a bit more out of them closer to the bounce.
Let’s be honest – if this game was over in the west the Eagles would be close to a $1.04! It’s not and the fact it’s at Etihad will make most favourite backers nervous.
Remember West Coast are pretty ordinary in Victoria in recent times so off the back of that I’m going for the Dons at the price.
JOE DANIHER MOST GOALS
ZACH MERRETT 30+ DISPOSALS
One of the biggest winning streaks in footy is on the line here.
North has owned the Demons since 2007 and has racked up an incredible 15 straight wins over them. Is this the game that finally ends the streak?
Unfortunately for Melbourne fans the answer is no. Yes, they beat Adelaide pointlessly last week but I think that might get to their heads a bit and allow North Melbourne to make it ‘sweet 16’ against them.
Jarrad Waite returns from suspension and I think he will go all ‘beast mode’ in this. Back him for Most Goals.
JACK ZIEBELL 30+ DISPOSALS
JARRAD WAITE MOST GOALS
The punters want value and that is what I’ll give them!
I think Carlton a huge chance of knocking off Fremantle in their own backyard and I’m more than willing to back them at the $3.54 (TopBetta).
It should be the perfect way to round out the weekend and no one likes backing favourites unless they have to, however, there is some juicy value in the Blues so cheer them home!
MARC MURPHY 30+ DISPOSALS
LEVI CASBOULT MOST GOALS – there’s some depth to backing him in this market!