Back low scores in AFL round three
The 2013 AFL season is very much underway as we head towards the third round of premiership action.
Already we have seen some huge surprises with Port Adelaide’s upturn in form and Hawthorn’s collapse after losing key players through injury. Geelong again look strong this season and could finish within the top four while the Suns, beating St Kilda 90-77 in round one, proved capable of a scalp this term.
Despite the eagerness to back big wins this weekend, however, AFL betting fans with bet365 Australia should stay on the side of caution and we can expect some low-scoring games to litter round three:
Melbourne v West Coast:
The Demons are in free-fall right now after defeats in their opening two games and with scores of 54 and 36 look rudderless in attack. Aaron Davey was the only bright spark in a lacklustre forward line during their 148-point defeat at Essendon and he has not nearly enough to drag this team to plus 100 points.
The Suns, meanwhile, should win this game but won’t break the scoring bank doing so. Betting fans should not expect either side to advance past 80 points on Saturday.
GWS v St Kilda:
Two mid-70 points hauls for Greater Western haven’t been enough to earn them a point this season and they are unlikely to win Saturday’s clash with the Saints should they fail to finish off promising moves.
The Giants simply don’t have that attacking prowess necessary to top 100 points and although St Kilda have scored just 77 and 82 in their two games this term they have at least kept their opponents down to within a respectable margin of defeat. Betting fans should side with the Saints to win this one by about 30 points, GWS lucky to break 50.
Port Adelaide v Adelaide:
Always a feisty affair, this south-coast showdown could be the tightest we’ve seen in years as a resurgent Power clash with a Crows side still finding their feet in the 2013 AFL.
Port Adelaide have topped 130 points in their two previous outings yet haven’t come up against a defence of the Crows’ stature. Despite low scoring from rounds one and two the Crows should have enough to plunder Port’s defence and claim a low-scoring victory by 15 points.