Round 14 of the 2020 AFL Season kicks off with two Thursday AFL Clashes.
Here are some Thursday AFL Tips for Round 14, 2020
It all starts with a twilight match between the Hawks and the Bombers at the Adelaide Oval. We then head to Metricon Stadium where the Tigers and the Eagles will fight it out for the four points.
Round 13 proved to be another great round of AFL Football, and the AFL Ladder is beginning to shape up.
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Tipping Results So Far
Round 13 Tips – 7/9
Round 13 Player Props – 3/7
Season Tips – 79/113 = 69.9%
Season Player Props – 33/59 = 55.9%
Hawthorn Hawks vs Essendon Bombers
Round 13 2019, Essendon 14.12 96 – Hawthorn 11.11 77
(Essendon by 19 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
Essendon – 2 Wins
Hawthorn – 3 Wins
The Bombers showed some spirit in their Dreamtime clash to the Tigers, but went down by 12 points.
With an incredible list of outs, the Hawks were able to fight it out against the ladder leading Power, but fell in the final stages by 10 Points.
A few changes for both sides for this clash with the Hawks resting Shaun Burgoyne and Captain Ben Stratton, whilst Jarman Impey is out injured. Jon Ceglar, Jack Gunston and Darren Minchington come back into the team.
For the Bombers, Sam Draper and Aaron Francis have been managed, whilst Tom Bellchambers is out of action injured. Big forward Joe Daniher is a welcome return, as well as Cale Hooker and Andrew Phillips.
Current Head to Head Odds
Hawthorn – $2.0
Essendon – $1.80
This is a challenging game to pick, and although they may be favourites in this clash, the Bombers would probably be the risky pick because of their form over the last few weeks. In their clash to the Tigers, they lost the inside 50 count by 42, but only lost the match by 12 Points.
The Hawks are missing some star players, and it makes it difficult to tip them with any confidence either.
The fact that the Bombers are still a finals chance may prove as being some extra motivation for this clash, and if Joe Daniher can produce some of his form from previous seasons, it should provide the Hawks with some headaches. Either way, it is a risky pick, but going to stick with the Bombers as the favourites and keep their season alive.
Our Pick – Essendon (Win)
Player Prop – Devon Smith + 73.5 Fantasy Points
Racked up 84 last week with the majority of those points being on the defensive half in what seems to be a new role. The Hawks give up the most amount of fantasy points to opposition defenders, and Smith should get a lot of chances for disposals in this clash.
Richmond Tigers vs West Coast Eagles
Round 22 2019, Richmond 13.10 88 – West Coast 13.4 82
(Richmond by 6 Points)
Last 5 Meetings
Richmond – 2 Wins
West Coast – 3 Wins
The Tigers continued to play good solid team football and knocked off the Bombers by 12 Points.
On the back of one of the tremendous individual quarters of Football from Nic Naitanui, the Eagles stayed in front the whole day against the Giants and won the match by 12 Points.
A couple of changes to each side for this clash, with the Tigers resting Mabior Chol and Sydney Stack, is out injured. Thomas Dow will make his AFL Debut and Toby Nankervis comes back in.
For the Eagles, Oscar Allen and Jackson Nelson are out of the side, and Mark Hutchings is back in the team. Bailey J Williams will make his AFL Debut and has apparently got one of the best vertical leaps the game has seen.
Current Head to Head Odds
Richmond – $1.71
West Coast – $2.15
Perhaps the biggest thing to look into for this clash is the significance of the four-day break which the Eagles have to deal with for this clash. The fact they have to move back into a hub for the remainder of the season may take some time to get used to. Clubs coming off a four-day break this season have not faired too well in terms of winning matches and that trend may continue here.
The Tigers are a solid outfit and if they get an early break on the Eagles and a slender lead in the opening stages it may be enough to setup the win. Nic Naitanui has been in red hot form for the Eagles, so that may help them stay in it and plenty of first use chances in the middle.
The Tigers should be too strong considering the break and the move the Eagles have had to endure.
Our Pick – Richmond (Win)
Player Prop – Shannon Hurn + 62.5 Fantasy Points
A quieter game last week against the Giants, but Hurn has been known to step up in big matches and has averaged 94 against the Tigers in his previous 2 games. Generally always takes the kick in and the Tigers are prone to leaking fantasy points on the back half.