Hawthorn Hawks v Adelaide Crows

The Crows continue to impress and their 10-point victory over Sydney in round four will make anyone who wrote them off in the post-Patrick Dangerfield era take notice. Adelaide’s midfield was on song at the weekend, with Scott Thompson, Rory Sloane, Richard Douglas, Rory Atkins, Jarryd Lyons and Matt Crouch all having an impact. Hawthorn have a 3-1 record but have been off the boil in the past fortnight. They have a history of getting themselves up for big games, though, and we think they will get the job done at the ‘G on Friday night. You can back the Hawks to win by more than 16.5 points with Luxbet for $1.92. We’re also on Sloane to have at least 25 touches ($3.10 with Sportsbet).

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Hawthorn -16.5 - 1pt @ 1.92
Sloane - 1pt @ 3.10

Sydney Swans v West Coast Eagles

West Coast have made a bright start to 2016 but their wins against Brisbane, Fremantle and Richmond were expected. They face a massive test against Sydney on their home patch this weekend. The Swans are on the rebound after a narrow loss to Adelaide in round four and we think they will be too good for West Coast this Saturday at the SCG. Eagles big man Scott Lycett will not make the trip after accepting a one-match suspension. We are backing Sydney to win ($1.72 with bet365) and both teams to score 90 points, which is paying $3.80 with Hills. Other than the Eagles’ loss in round two, both teams have hit that benchmark consistently this season.

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Sydney Swans - 1pt @ 1.67
Both Teams Score 90 Points - 1pt @ 3.80

Gold Coast Suns v North Melbourne Kangaroos

The Suns came crashing back to earth in round four at the Gabba and how they respond in Saturday’s clash against North will tell us a lot about their list. Gold Coast’s form in 2016 is hard to read. Their victories over Carlton and Essendon were expected and the defeat to Brisbane on Saturday night was telling. They will miss utility player Steven May, who has been invited to take a five-week holiday by the tribunal after shirtfronting Stefan Martin. The Kangaroos are on top of the ladder and have already won in Queensland once this year. We think they will do it again. Back North to win with William Hill, paying $1.58 and Lindsay Thomas to slot the first snagger ($10 with Sportsbet).

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North Melbourne - 1pt @ 1.49
Lindsay Thomas - 1pt @ 10.00

Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions

Jason Johannisen became the latest addition to the Bulldogs’ casualty ward when he tore a hammy in their round-four win over Carlton but we think the boys from the west will still have too much against Brisbane this Saturday night. The Lions got on the board in round four, however, beating the Doggies at their Docklands fortress is a massive ask. Having said all that, we do not think the visitors will get pantsed. We are on the $2 that bet365 will give you for Brissy with a 39.5-point head start. But the Bulldogs to score first and win is paying $1.71 with Unibet.

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Lions +39.5 - 1pt @ 2.00
Western Bulldogs to Score First and Win - 1pt @ 1.71

Port Adelaide Power v Geelong Cats

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch took to social media this week to describe the Power as ‘a disgrace’. He should have gone harder. For a club that was supposed to be knocking on the top four’s door in 2016, Port have not fired a shot and we simply cannot back them against Geelong. Sure, they are at home this Saturday night. But there is a serious pong at the Portress this season and we hope you are ready to cash in on the $1.65 Hills are offering for the Cats to win. We are also going for Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield to have 30 disposals or more on a ground he knows well. It’s paying $2.40 with Sportsbet.

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Geelong - 1pt @ 1.65
Dangerfield - 1pt @ 2.40

St Kilda Saints v Greater Western Sydney Giants

GWS flexed their muscles in an impressive triumph over Port Adelaide in round four, while St Kilda were equally as eye-catching but fell short of Hawthorn. Giant Will Hoskin-Elliott will return after missing round four with a quad strain, while big forward Jeremy Cameron is also free to play after spending the first four weeks of the season serving a suspension. We think that could tip the balance in favour of the Giants at Docklands this Sunday, so we are snapping up the $1.65 Centrebet are offering for the visitors to win. However, we are also backing star Saint David Armitage to have 30 touches or more. Sportsbet are spruiking $3.30 for that to happen.

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GWS - 1pt @ 1.62
Armitage - 1pt @ 3.30

Fremantle Dockers v Carlton Blues

The Dockers have to win a game sooner or later and we think they will break their duck this Sunday at Subi. Fremantle have had to play highly-rated outfits in North Melbourne, the Western Bulldogs and West Coast as well as rising stars Gold Coast so far this season. In round five, they get their chance against cellar dwellers Carlton. Neither of these two clubs have tasted victory in 2016 but, looking at the odds, you would not know that. The Dockers are white-hot favourites with most bookies. So, to get some value, we are going for a handicap. Back Freo to win by more than 34.5 points with Luxbet, paying $1.90, and Hayden Ballantyne to slot the first major ($10 with Sportsbet).

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Fremantle -34.5 - 1pt @ 1.90
Ballantyne - 1pt @ 10.00

Melbourne Demons v Richmond Tigers

If you have been following these tips, you would have cashed in when we told you to back the Dees in round one and round four. Unfortunately, punters have caught up and Melbourne are about even money against the Tigers at the ‘G this Sunday night. But for the champagne corks to be a poppin’ in Toorak this weekend, the Demons will have to win consecutive matches, which is something they have been unable to deliver in 48 games under coach Paul Roos. Club champion Bernie Vince is back from suspension and we think the time has come. Back Melbourne to win, which is $2.10 with most corporates, and the Demons to win the race to six goals, ($1.98 with William Hill).

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Demons - 1pt @ 2.15
Melbourne Race to 6 goals - 1pt @ 1.98

Collingwood Magpies v Essendon Bombers

The traditional Anzac Day battle between these two fierce rivals looks a little underwhelming this year. It might only be round five but Collingwood’s season is hanging by a thread and a loss to arch-rivals Essendon on Monday arvo would have the fat lady starting her vocal warm-ups. The Pies were particularly disappointing against Melbourne at the weekend but we are tipping them to bounce back and notch their second victory of the season. A Collingwood-Collingwood half-time/full-time double is paying $1.76 with Sportsbet, so that is what we’re on. In this clash between 15th and 16th on the ladder, we are also eying off the $4.20 that Centrebet are offering for one team to score less than 60 points.

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Collingwood / Collingwood - 1pt @ 1.76
One or both teams to not score 60 points - 1pt @ 4.20