AFL 2023 Preliminary Finals – Betting tips & Predictions

AFL 2023 Preliminary Finals
AFL 2023 Preliminary Finals – Betting Tips & Predictions

Despite enjoying excellent regular season campaigns, both Melbourne and Port Adelaide faltered when it mattered most. Melbourne had been in sublime late season nick but lost the key battles to Carlton last weekend and found themselves on the scrap heap.

Port Adelaide meanwhile simply looked to run of steam at the end of the season and there were plenty of question marks emerging with old and new betting sites alike. 
The GWS Giants had too much for them in the semi-finals and their reward is a tricky looking trip to Collingwood, whilst Brisbane host Carlton in an absolute blockbuster of a preliminary final. 

Preliminary Final Fixtures

FixturesInfo (AEST)Home OddsAway Odds
Collingwood vs GWS GiantsMCG, 22nd September, 19:50$1.56$2.45
Brisbane vs CarltonThe Gabba, 23rd September, 18:15$1.36$3.35

Collingwood vs GWS Giants

Picking up a first AFL Premiership title since 2010 remains the aim for Collingwood, who have blazed a trail at the top of the AFL table this season.

From the outset, they have been amongst the favorites to go far with many AFL betting sites and they find themselves 2 games from AFL folklore.

Next up is a tricky looking tie against a GWS Giants side they dug deep to even reach the playoffs in the first place and are now thriving in the top 8.

Road wins at both St Kilda and Port Adelaide have the Giants fans believing that they could surpass their best ever AFL finish of 2nd back in 2009.

The MCG will be purring for this one, with an expectant crowd hoping to see Collingwood get over the line and whilst the GWS Giants will make it tough, the Magpies should prevail in this one.

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
Collingwood to win the match$1.56
Bet365 LogoWinning Margin: Collingwood 13-24$6.50
Unibet LogoTotal Points – Over 171.5$1.87

Predicted Squads

Collingwood MagpiesCollingwood: 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, Nick Daicos, Nathan Murphy, Oleg Markov, Patrick Lipinski, Scott Pendlebury, Taylor Adams, Tom Mitchell, W. Hoskin-Elliott.

GWS GiantsGreater 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, Kieren Briggs, Lachie Ash, Lachie Whitfield, Lachlan Keeffe, Nick Haynes, Sam Taylor, Stephen Coniglio, Toby Bedford, Toby Greene, Tom Green, Xavier O'Halloran

Brisbane vs Carlton

Saturday pits Brisbane and Carlton against each other in what should be a battle for the ages. The Lions have really started to find their top gear, as they chase their first AFL title since 2003 and their two decades of pain hang in the balance of the next two fixtures.

Carlton meanwhile have endured an even longer wait to break their AFL title drought, with the last triumph coming back in 1995 and they have plenty on the line in this one.

The manner of their superb win at Melbourne last time out should surely give them confidence and they seem to be reveling their role of party poopers in the finals mix.

Calling this one with AFL punters, experts and fans looks to be no easy task but it is Brisbane who are the most fancied with many AFL betting sites.

Writing Carlton off completely would be a huge mistake, especially following their big win over Melbourne last weekend but Brisbane could just have too much quality in key areas. 

BookmakerSam’s TipOdds
Total Points – Over 154.5$1.79
Bet365 LogoWinning Margin: Brisbane 1-12$5.50
Unibet LogoBrisbane to win the match$1.36

Predicted Squads

Brisbane LionsBrisbane: Brandon Starcevich, Cameron Rayner, Charlie Cameron, Conor McKenna, Darcy Wilmot, Deven Robertson, Eric Hipwood, Harris Andrews, Hugh McCluggage, Jack Payne, Jarrod Berry, Joe Daniher, Josh Dunkley, Lachie Neale, Lincoln McCarthy, Oscar McInerney, Ryan Lester, Zac Bailey.

Carlton BluesCarlton: Adam Cerra, Adam Saad, Alex Cincotta, Blake Acres, Brodie Kemp, Charlie Curnow, David Cuningham, Harry McKay, Jack Martin, Jacob Weitering, Jordan Boyd, Lachie Fogarty, Marc Pittonet, Matthew Cottrell, Matthew Kennedy, Matthew Owies, Mitch McGovern, Nic Newman, Paddy Dow, Patrick Cripps, Sam Docherty, Sam Walsh, Tom De Koning.

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