AFL Round 1 Tips and Odds – 2017

Posted by Sports News First on 23/3/2017
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We take a look at Round 1 of the 2017 AFL home and away season and we give our tips for each of the games. View our 2017 AFL round 1 tips below.


Match 1: Carlton Blues ($2.86) vs Richmond Tigers ($1.44)

When: 19:20 | Thursday 23/03/2017

Where: MCG

Tip: Richmond Tigers at $1.44

Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Sam Lloyd at $11.00



Match 2: Collingwood Magpies ($2.80) vs Western Bulldogs ($1.46)

When: 19:50 | Friday 24/03/2017

Where: MCG

Tip: Western Bulldogs at $1.46

Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Stewart Crameri at $15.00



Match 3: Sydney Swans ($1.25) vs Port Adelaide Power ($4.10)

When: 16:35 | Saturday 25/03/2017

Where: SCG

Tip: Sydney Swans at $1.25

Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Kurt Tippett at $12.00



Match 4: St Kilda Saints ($1.85) vs Melbourne Demons ($2.00)

When: 16:35 | Saturday 25/03/2017

Where: Etihad Stadium

Tip: Melbourne Demons at $2.00

Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Jesse Hogan at $9.50



Match 5: Gold Coast Suns ($1.36) vs Brisbane Lions ($3.20)

When: 19:25 | Saturday 25/03/2017

Where: Metricon Stadium

Tip: Gold Coast Suns at $1.36

Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Peter Wright at $10.00



Match 6: Essendon Bombers ($2.35) vs Hawthorn Hawks ($1.61)

When: 19:25 | Saturday 25/03/2017

Where: MCG

Tip: Hawthorn Hawks at $1.61

Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Jarryd Roughhead at $13.00



Match 7: North Melbourne Kangaroos ($3.00) vs West Coast Eagles ($1.40)

When: 13:10 | Sunday 26/03/2017

Where: Etihad Stadium

Tip: West Coast Eagles at $1.40

Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Josh Hill at $15.00



Match 8: Adelaide Crows ($2.35) vs Greater Western Sydney Giants ($1.62)

When: 15:20 | Sunday 26/03/2017

Where: Adelaide Oval

Tip: Adelaide Crows at $2.35

Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Taylor Walker at $14.00



Match 9: Fremantle Dockers ($2.70) vs Geelong Cats ($1.48)

When: 16:40 | Sunday 26/03/2017

Where: Domain Stadium

Tip: Geelong Cats at $1.48

Value Bet: First Goal Kicker: Tom Hawkins at $12.00



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AFL News:

Bartel wants Cats midfield changes in AFL

Geelong great Jimmy Bartel wants Joel Selwood and Patrick Dangerfield to spend more time in attack as the Cats try to wean themselves off “Dangerwood”.

If the Cats are to improve on last year’s AFL preliminary final loss, they must develop better midfield depth around Selwood and Dangerfield.

Two of the league’s premier midfielders had 39 disposals apiece in the preliminary final, but Sydney blew Geelong out of the water in the first quarter.

“All these other guys, you’re just going to have to cut the tie at some stage and maybe only play one of them in the midfield,” Bartel told RSN.

“If Geelong are ever going to make that next step … and (have) a more balance forward line, you need Dangerfield to play forward a bit more often.

“If he has high 20s and kicks two or three, I think that’s a lot more damaging a result.

“When Joel nearly won the Brownlow, he was having mid-20s and two or three goals, not high 30s.”

Bartel, who retired at the end of last season, said the Cats must find out if midfielders such as George Horlin-Smith, Sam Menegola, Mitch Duncan, Steve Motlop and Darcy Lang can cut it.

He noted that Mark Blicavs spent plenty of time in the midfield, but that was when they could use him as the third man up at ruck contests.

With the AFL banning that tactic, Bartel wondered whether Blicavs should spend more time on a wing.

Bartel also wants to see accurate field kicks such as Duncan and Motlop used as half-forwards from time to time.

He noted that Geelong had more inside 50s than Sydney in the preliminary final.

“It speaks to a lack of effectiveness going inside 50,” Bartel said.

“So why wouldn’t you put one of your best kicks (Duncan) – who played there as a half-forward early in his career – (as) that last kick inside 50.

“Play to your strengths a bit more.”