Sunday AFL Tips, Round 18 2020

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Sunday AFL Tips Round 18 2020
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Sunday AFL Round 18, 2020

Sunday AFL for the final round of the 2020 AFL Season and we have three matches to get through.

In what has been a unprecedented AFL Season, the AFL has done a great job, and hats off to all the players and staff from each side for getting though the season and putting on a great spectacle for the fans at home.

Saturday AFL produced some good results, and the Melbourne Demons managed to keep their finals hopes alive after a win over the Bombers. They will need to rely on the Fremantle Dockers defeating the Western Bulldogs in the last match today, to play finals.

Check out some of the highlights of the Dees vs Bombers match below, courtesy of the AFL on Youtube.

Be sure to check back before each AFL Round, for AFL Tips, AFL Player Props and AFL Previews for each match of the 2020 AFL Season.


Tipping Results So Far

Round 18 Tips – 5/5

Round 18 Player Props – 6/9

Season Tips – 106/149 = 71.14%

Season Player Props – 62/112 = 55.36%


Hawthorn Hawks vs Gold Coast Suns

Last Meeting

Round 22 2019, Hawthorn 18.10 118 – Gold Coast 7.6 48

(Hawthorn by 70 Points)

Last 5 Meetings

Hawthorn – 3 Wins

Gold Coast – 2 Wins

Last Round

The Hawks have been disappointing for the majority of the season and lost their match against the Bulldogs last Sunday by 36 Points.

The Suns are coming off a 22 point loss to the Magpies last Monday.

Team Changes

The Hawks have made two changes for this clash with Daniel Howe and Fin Maginness out of the side. Coming into the team is James Frawley, and Ben Stratton will play his last game of AFL Football.

Current Head to Head Odds

Hawthorn – $2.05

Gold Coast – $1.77

Prediction

This game is tough to pick, but the Hawks will be retiring two Premiership stars which is always a good motivating factor. The Hawks still have the talent to perform out on the football field and will want to send Paul Puopolo and Ben Stratton off in style. The Suns will be tough to beat, but the Hawks can win this one.

Our Pick – Hawthorn (WIN)

Player Prop – Jack Scrimshaw + 61.5 Fantasy Points

Scrimshaw is an elite user of the football and has a penetrating left foot boot. Has an average of 69 Fantasy Points over his last five matches and the Suns give up the third-most fantasy points to defenders. Should cover this number.

Player Prop – Paul Puopolo 1+ Goals

Puopolo is a retiring Premiership star and no doubt his teammates will try and get him a goal, even if they are behind. Plays up forward and should get some chances.


Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats

Last Meeting

Round 19 2019, Sydney 12.8 80 – Geelong 16.11 107

(Geelong by 27 Points)

Last 5 Meetings

Sydney – 1 Win

Geelong – 4 Wins

Last Round

The Cats were outplayed by the Richmond Tigers last Friday Night, to lose the match by 26 Points.

The Swans were outclassed by the Brisbane Lions last Sunday, and lost their Round 17 clash, by 32 Points.

Team Changes

Three changes for the Swans, with Joel Amartey and Lewis Taylor out injured. Sam Wicks has been omitted from the team. Coming back into the side is Jordan Dawson, James Rowbottom and Callum Sinclair.

The Cats have made four changes and welcome back some stars just in time for the finals. Gary Ablett, Gary Rohan, Joel Selwood and Jack Steven all come back into the team, and are massive inclusions. Tom Atkins, Brad Close, Lachie Fogarty and Ben Jarvis are out of the team.

Current Head to Head Odds

Sydney – $5.50

Geelong – $1.15

Prediction

The Cats need the win to finish in the top four and with the player inclusions for this match, they should have no trouble against the Swans. They should have no trouble regardless, but the Swans have been ok in recent weeks. 

Our Pick – Geelong (Win)

Player Prop – Jake Lloyd – 90.5 Fantasy Points

Lloyd has a season average of 91, but is averaging 86 fantasy points over his last three matches. Throw in the fact that the Cats concede the least amount of fantasy points to opposition defenders, and this number will be tough to cover. Does get a lot of cheap stats, but if the Cats try and contain his influence from the defensive end, he may struggle to reach this number. 

Player Prop – Tom Hawkins 2+ Goals

Hawkins is having one of his best seasons and the Swans are a bit thin down back in terms of key defenders. Will get plenty of chances to snag goals in this clash, but does like to get other teammates involved, and may dish off a few. 


Fremantle Dockers vs Western Bulldogs

Last Meeting

Round 19 2019, Western Bulldogs 16.17 113 – Fremantle 9.12 66

(W.Bulldogs by 47 Points)

Last 5 Meetings

Fremantle – 4 Wins

W.Bulldogs – 1 Win

Last Round

The Dockers were impressive in their win in Round 17, although it was against the lowly Kangaroos. They managed to win the match by 64 Points.

The Bulldogs kept their finals hopes alive and need the win today. They defeated the Hawks by 36 Points, in Round 17

Team Changes

The Dockers have lost Michael Walters to injury and Tobe Watson has been dropped. Reece Conca and Liam Henry come back into the team.

The Bulldogs have also made two changes with Toby McLean and Matt Suckling injured. Coming into the team is Patrick Lipinski  and Easton Wood.

Current Head to Head Odds

Fremantle – $3.10

Western Bulldogs – $1.37

Prediction

The Bulldogs just have too much to play for in this clash and have been playing decent football of late. The Dockers have been in form, but the loss of Michael Walters will hurt, and they struggle to hit the scoreboard. A spot in the finals is up for grabs for the Bulldogs, and they should get the win. 

Our Pick – Western Bulldogs (Win)

Player Prop – Nat Fyfe + 75.5 Fantasy Points

Slippery conditions are expected for this clash and that means more disposals for the players that win the contested ball. Fyfe has been spending more time in the middle in recent weeks, and has averaged 81 Fantasy Points over his last three matches. 

Jack Macrae + 87.5 Fantasy Points

Macrae has not been in super form over his past few matches, but has still averaged 86 fantasy points in his last three. Given the Dogs need the win to play finals, he will bring his A-Game, and may even push 100 points in this one.

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