Round 15 of the 2020 AFL Season continues on a Thursday, and we have two games to get through.
The Swans and the Demons kick off proceedings at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns, we then head to Metricon Stadium in which the Giants and the Blues will go at it.
Wednesday Night Football saw one of the most unattractive games of football in recent times, with the Richmond Tigers finally pulling away from the Fremantle Dockers in the closing stages of the match.
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Tipping Results So Far
Round 15 Tips – 2/3
Round 15 Player Props – 2/3
Season Tips – 88/124 = 70.97%
Season Player Props – 41/71 = 57.7%
Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons
Round 22 2019, Melbourne 5.12 42 – Sydney 15.5 95
(Sydney by 53 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
Sydney – 4 Wins
Melbourne – 1 Win
The Swans were ok against the Power, but couldn’t handle the Powers forwards and lost the match by 26 Points.
The Demons kept their season alive with a 3 Point win over the Saints in their Round 14 clash.
Just the one change for the Swans for this clash with James Bell out of the team and Lewis Taylor getting another crack at league football.
Four changes at the Demons with Michael Hibberd out injured and Mitch Hannan, Kysaiah Pickett and Aaron Vandenberg all out the team. Bayley Fritsch gets another crack up forward, and James Harmes, Alex Neal-Bullen and Joel Smith come back in.
Current Head to Head Odds
Sydney – $3.25
Melbourne – $1.35
The Swans have a good record over the Demons in recent times, but the Demons need the win to keep their finals hopes alive. A few teams are knocking on the door of the final eight and the Demons will need to win this one to maintain the gap on the ladder.
The Demons have been ok this year, and it is hard to see where the Swans goals will come from. Melbourne should be too strong in this clash, and the Swans will have a tough time stopping Gawn, Oliver and Petracca.
Our Pick – Melbourne (Win)
Player Prop – Oliver Florent + 61.5 Fantasy Points
The Demons have been leaking fantasy points to opposition midfielders this season and Florent has an average of 90 against the Demons in his last 3 games. A season average of 62.5 and he should cover this number.
Player Prop – Jack Viney + 75.5 Fantasy Points
Much like the Demons, both sides are ranked in the top 5 for fantasy points conceded to the opposition in the middle of the ground.. With this information and the fact that Viney has a season average of 79 as well as averaging 100 against the Swans in his last two matches, he should cover.
GWS Giants vs Carlton Blues
Round 9 2019, GWS 20.18 138 – Carlton 7.3 45
(GWS by 93 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
GWS – 4 Wins
Carlton – 1 Win
The Giants found some form out West and took advantage of an undermanned Dockers defence for a 38 Point victory.
The Blues tried hard against the Pies, but fell short and lost their match by 24 Points.
A significant change for the Giants with Josh Kelly out of the match injured and he will be replaced by Jeremy Finlayson.
Three changes at the Blues with Lachie Plowman and Michael Gibbons out injured. Tom De-Koning has been omitted. Matthew Cottrell, Mitch McGovern and Sam Petrevski-Seton all come back into the team.
Current Head to Head Odds
GWS – $1.50
Carlton – $2.60
The Giants have beaten the Blues by an average of 85 points in their last four wins, and they get a tired Blues side on a four-day break for this clash. The Giants looked like they are starting to get a game-plan sorted after watching last weeks match and their key players are beginning to contribute. Carlton is a chance if they can win the midfield battle, but the Giants should be too good in this clash.
Our Pick – GWS Giants (Win)
Player Prop – Zac Williams + 70.5 Fantasy Points
Defenders have been scoring fantasy points against the Blues in recent weeks and Williams has been used in the midfield before. Even if he doesn’t get a stint in the middle with Josh Kelly out, he should still cover this number.