AFL 2024 Round 2 – Betting tips & Predictions

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AFL 2024 Round 2
AFL 2024 Round 2

It was an opening weekend to remember in the 2024 AFL, with many big sides suffering shock defeats and it looks to be a very open and engaging campaign ahead for all punters and AFL betting sites

The GWS Giants are the early season pacesetters, whilst the likes of Sydney, Gold Coast and Carlton all have two wins from their opening 2 games.

Round 2 Fixtures

FixturesInfo (AEST)Home OddsAway Odds
St Kilda vs CollingwoodMarvel Stadium, 21st March, 19:30$2.40$1.62
Adelaide vs GeelongAdelaide Oval, 22nd March, 19:40$1.50$2.63
North Melbourne vs FremantleMarvel Stadium, 23rd March, 13.45$2.80$1.44
Hawthorn vs MelbourneMCG, 23rd March, 16:35$3.85$1.29
Sydney vs EssendonSCG, 23rd March, 19:30$1.20$5.00
Western Bulldogs vs Gold CoastMarvel Stadium, 24th March, 20:10$1.67$2.38
Richmond vs Port AdelaideMCG, 24th March, 13:10$2.65$1.50
West Coast vs GWS GiantsOptus Stadium, 24th March, 16:20$8.50$1.07

St Kilda vs Collingwood

Two old foes with no love lost between them meet at Marvel Stadium, as St Kilda welcome defending champions Collingwood, who’s relative plight has been well documented by many punters and AFL betting sites.

A tight opening defeat to Geelong was not what St Kilda were looking for last time out but they did show glimpses of some decent footy and they will want to have a good crack at the Magpies here. Collingwood meanwhile have been well beaten by both Sydney and the GWS Giants and they know that the whole of the AFL will be watching them intently here. This will be a good one, with Collingwood likely to get off the mark for the season. 

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
MidasBetTotal Points – Over 155.5$1.75
Bet365Winning Margin: Collingwood 1-12$5.00
UnibetCollingwood to win the match$1.62

Predicted Squads

St Kilda AFLSt Kilda: Anthony Caminiti, Ben Paton, Brad Crouch, Bradley Hill, Callum Wilkie, Dan Butler, Dougal Howard, Jack Higgins, Jack Sinclair, Jack Steele, Jade Gresham, Jimmy Webster, Josh Battle, Liam Stocker, Marcus Windhager, Mason Wood, Mattaes Phillipou, Max King, Mitchito Owens, N. Wanganeen-Milera, Rowan Marshall, Ryan Byrnes.

Collingwood Magpies AFLCollingwood: Ashley Johnson, Bobby Hill, Brayden Maynard, Brody Mihocek, Darcy Cameron, Darcy Moore, Harvey Harrison, Isaac Quaynor, Jack Crisp, Jamie Elliott, Jeremy Howe, John Noble, Josh Daicos, Mason Cox, Nathan Murphy, Oleg Markov, Patrick Lipinski, Scott Pendlebury, Taylor Adams, Tom Mitchell, W. Hoskin-Elliott.

Adelaide vs Geelong

Adelaide will be looking to pick up their first points of the campaign, as they welcome Geelong to South Australia. For Adelaide, remaining in top 8 contention looks to be their ultimate objective for the campaign but they were edged out by Gold Coast last weekend, in what was an underwhelming attacking display. Meanwhile, Geelong didn’t hit their straps in forward areas against St Kilda last weekend but did enough defensively and they will want more of the same on the road here. This is one of the toughest games to call of the weekend, but Adelaide are good at home, and they should prevail here. 

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
MidasBetTaylor Walker – First Goal Scorer$10
Bet365Adelaide to win the match.$1.50
UnibetTotal Points – Under 149.5$2.15

Predicted Squads

Adelaide Crows AFLAdelaide: Ben Keays, Brodie Smith, Chayce Jones, Darcy Fogarty, Izak Rankine, Jake Soligo, Jordan Dawson, Jordon Butts, Josh Rachele, Josh Worrell, Lachlan Murphy, Lachlan Sholl, Luke Pedlar, Max Michalanney, Mitchell Hinge, Nick Murray, Reilly O'Brien, Riley Thilthorpe, Rory Laird, Rory Sloane, Taylor Walker, Wayne Milera.

Geelong Cats AFLGeelong: Bradley Close, Gary Rohan, Isaac Smith, Jack Bowes, Jack Henry, Jake Kolodjashnij, Jed Bews, Jeremy Cameron, Max Holmes, Mitch Duncan, Sam De Koning, Tom Atkins, Tom Hawkins, Tom Stewart, Tyson Stengle, Zach Guthrie, Zach Tuohy.

North Melbourne vs Fremantle

Two sides that could be in the wooden spoon shakeup this season do battle at Marvel Stadium, as North Melbourne take on Fremantle. Neither side is expected to pull up too many trees this season with big nor small betting sites and there could be a cagey atmosphere to this tie. North Melbourne’s struggles have been continuing for over 12 months and they need a confidence boost, but Fremantle won’t be up for giving them one here and this could be a chastening away win.

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
MidasBetTotal Points – Under 163.5$1.95
Bet365Winning Margin: Fremantle 13-24$6.50
UnibetFremantle to win the match $1.44

Predicted Squads

North Melbourne AFLNorth Melbourne: Aidan Corr, Bailey Scott, Ben McKay, C. Coleman-Jones, Cameron Zurhaar, Eddie Ford, George Wardlaw, Griffin Logue, Harry Sheezel, Hugh Greenwood, Jack Ziebell, Jaidyn Stephenson, Jy Simpkin, Liam Shiels, Luke McDonald, Nick Larkey, Paul Curtis, Phoenix Spicer, Tarryn Thomas, Todd Goldstein, Tom Powell, Will Phillips.

Fremantle Dockers AFLFremantle: Alex Pearce, Andrew Brayshaw, Brandon Walker, Brennan Cox, Caleb Serong, Ethan Hughes, Hayden Young, Jaeger O'Meara, Jordan Clark, Josh Treacy, Jye Amiss, Lachlan Schultz, Liam Henry, Luke Jackson, Luke Ryan, Matthew Johnson, Michael Walters, Michael Frederick, Nat Fyfe, Neil Erasmus, Sam Switkowski, Sean Darcy.

Hawthorn vs Melbourne

Melbourne picked up an impressive win over the Western Bulldogs last weekend and they look to be gathering momentum with many AFL betting sites and they travel to Hawthorn next. For the hosts, getting off their duck this season will be the aim, following an underwhelming start to the campaign and they will want to put on a performance for their home fans. However, Melbourne are a tough nut to crack, who should be ready to fire on the road and pick up their 2nd win of the season. 

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
MidasBetTotal Points – Over 161.5$1.85
Bet365Winning Margin: Melbourne 13-24$6.50
UnibetMelbourne to win the match$1.29

Predicted Squads

Hawthorn AFLHawthorn: Blake Hardwick, Cameron Mackenzie, Connor MacDonald, Conor Nash, Dylan Moore, Jack Scrimshaw, Jacob Koschitzke, Jai Newcombe, James Blanck, James Worpel, Jarman Impey, Josh Weddle, Karl Amon, Lachie Bramble, Lloyd Meek, Luke Breust, Mitchell Lewis, Ned Reeves, Sam Frost, Seamus Mitchell, Tyler Brockman, Will Day.

Melbourne Demons AFLMelbourne: Alex Neal-Bullen, Angus Brayshaw, Bayley Fritsch, Brodie Grundy, Christian Petracca, Christian Salem, Ed Langdon, Harrison Petty, Jack Viney, Jacob Van Rooyen, Jake Lever, James Jordon, Joel Smith, Judd McVee, Kade Chandler, Kysaiah Pickett, Lachie Hunter, Max Gawn, Michael Hibberd, Steven May, Tom Sparrow, Trent Rivers.

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Sydney vs Essendon

There is some serious belief building at the SCG that the Sydney Swans could enjoy a successful season and Essendon are the next visitors to town. The Swans have won both of their opening games and look to be a side firmly in contention for AFL glory this season. Meanwhile, Essendon look to have work to do if they are to crack the top 8 and they seem to be a side in transition currently. This should be a closer one than the odds suggest but Sydney are doing very well at home, and they should prevail here.

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
MidasBetSydney to win the match$1.20
Bet365Total Points – Over 161.5$1.87
UnibetWinning Margin: Sydney 13-24$5.50

Predicted Squads

Sydney Swans AFLSydney: Braeden Campbell, Callum Mills, Dane Rampe, Errol Gulden, Harry Cunningham, Hayden McLean, Isaac Heeney, Jake Lloyd, James Rowbottom, Joel Amartey, Lewis Melican, Logan McDonald, Nick Blakey, Oliver Florent, Robbie Fox, Ryan Clarke, Tom Papley.

Essendon AFLEssendon: Andrew McGrath, Andrew Phillips, Archie Perkins, Ben Hobbs, B. Zerk-Thatcher    , Darcy Parish, Dyson Heppell, Jake Kelly, Jake Stringer, Jayden Laverde    , Jordan Ridley, Jye Caldwell, Kyle Langford, Mason Redman, Matt Guelfi, Nic Martin, Nick Bryan, Peter Wright, Sam Durham, Sam Weideman, Will Snelling, Zach Merrett.

Western Bulldogs vs Gold Coast

Two wins from two played is the record that Gold Coast take to the Western Bulldogs this weekend, in what should be an absolute classic. The Bulldogs were hammered unceremoniously by Melbourne last weekend and need to put in a shift here, against an unbeaten Gold Coast side. Conjecture surrounding Gold Coast is growing with all AFL betting sites and they seem ready to fire, making them the good value shout to pick up an important win on their travels here. 

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
MidasBetGold Coast to win the match$2.38
Bet365Winning Margin: Gold Coast 1-12$6.50
UnibetTotal Points – Over 165.5$1.85

Predicted Squads

Western Bulldogs AFLWestern Bulldogs: Aaron Naughton, Adam Treloar, Alex Keath, Anthony Scott, Bailey Dale, Bailey Smith, Bailey Williams, Caleb Daniel, Cody Weightman, Jack Macrae, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Laitham Vandermeer, Liam Jones, Marcus Bontempelli, Mitch Hannan, Oskar Baker, Rhylee West, Rory Lobb, Taylor Duryea, Tim English, Tim O'Brien, Tom Liberatore.

Gold Coast Suns AFLGold Coast: Bailey Humphrey, Ben Ainsworth, Ben King, Ben Long, Brandon Ellis, Brayden Fiorini, Charlie Ballard, Darcy MacPherson, David Swallow, Hewego Paul Oea, Jack Lukosius, Jarrod Witts, Lachie Weller, Levi Casboult, Mac Andrew, Malcolm Rosas, Matthew Rowell, Nick Holman, Noah Anderson, Sam Collins, Sam Flanders, Wil Powell.

Richmond vs Port Adelaide

It has been a turgid start to the campaign for Richmond, who have lost both of their opening games, and they know they have a task on their hands here against Port Adelaide. The fixture list hasn’t been too kind to Richmond, but they will be eager to snap their losing streak as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, Port Adelaide were hugely impressive in 2023 and they will want to showcase that form again in 2024, as they chase a Premiership title. This will be a tight one, with Port Adelaide looking good value to get it done on their travels. 

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
MidasBetPort Adelaide to win the match$1.50
Bet365Total Points – Over 161.5 $1.80
UnibetTodd Marshall First Goal Scorer$10

Predicted Squads

Richmond Tigers AFLRichmond: Daniel Rioli, Dustin Martin, Dylan Grimes, Hugo Ralphsmith, Jack Graham, Jack Riewoldt, Jack Ross, Jayden Short, Judson Clarke, Kamdyn McIntosh, Liam Baker, Nathan Broad, Nick Vlastuin, Noah Balta, Samson Ryan, Tim Taranto, Toby Nankervis, Trent Cotchin.

Port Adelaide Power AFLPort Adelaide: Aliir Aliir, Charlie Dixon, Connor Rozee, Dan Houston, Darcy Byrne-Jones, Dylan Williams, J. Horne-Francis, Jed McEntee, Jeremy Finlayson, Josh Sinn, Kane Farrell, Miles Bergman, Ollie Wines, Quinton Narkle, Ryan Burton, Sam Powell-Pepper, Scott Lycett, Todd Marshall, Travis Boak, Trent McKenzie, Willem Drew, Zak Butters.

West Coast vs GWS Giants

It may be early days in the 2024 AFL campaign, but it is top vs bottom in the table this weekend, as the high-flying GWS Giants travel to the West Coast Eagles. For West Coast, picking up any sort of result in any game is their ultimate aim and they look to be leading the wooden spoon conversation again in 2024. Meanwhile, the GWS Giants are the form side in the AFL and who knows how far they can go this season. This should be a whopping win on the road for the supremely confident GWS Giants.

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
MidasBetGWS Giants to win the match$1.07
Bet365Total Points – Over 167.5 $1.80
UnibetJesse Hogan First Goal Scorer$7.50

Predicted Squads

West Coast Eagles AFLWest Coast: Alex Witherden, Andrew Gaff, Bailey J. Williams, Brady Hough, Dom Sheed, Elijah Hewett, Elliot Yeo, Jack Darling, Jack Petruccelle, Jack Williams, Jayden Hunt, Liam Duggan, Luke Edwards, Luke Shuey, Noah Long, Oscar Allen, Reuben Ginbey, Rhett Bazzo, Ryan Maric, S. Petrevski-Seton, Thomas Barrass, Tim Kelly.

GWS Giants AFLGreater Western Sydney: Aaron Cadman, Callan Ward, Callum M Brown, Connor Idun, Daniel Lloyd, Finn Callaghan, H. Himmelberg, Harry Perryman, Jack Buckley, Jake Riccardi, Josh Kelly, Jesse Hogan, Kieren Briggs, Lachie Ash, Lachie Whitfield, Lachlan Keeffe, Nick Haynes, Sam Taylor, Stephen Coniglio, Toby Bedford, Toby Greene, Tom Green, Xavier O'Halloran.

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