North Melbourne Kangaroos v Western Bulldogs

North Melbourne have made a blistering start to 2016 and are unbeaten after the first five rounds, while the Bullies have dropped only one match. There could be a mismatch at one end of the ground, with the Bulldogs missing defenders Bob Murphy (knee) and Jason Johannisen (hamstring) through injury and the Roos boasting one of the league’s most potent forward combos. The likes of Ben Brown, Drew Petrie, Jarrad Waite and, possibly, resting ruckman Todd Goldstein will be too much for the Dogs. Go for North Melbourne to win at Docklands, which is paying around $1.80 with most corporates, and the first scoring play to be a Kangaroos goal ($3.40 with Sportsbet).

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North Melbourne - 1pt @ 1.80
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Adelaide Crows v Fremantle Dockers

There is no more certain bet than Adelaide this weekend. The Dockers’ season has lurched from disaster to disaster and Sunday’s limp defeat to the Blues at home was the final nail in their 2016 coffin. To make matters worse, last season’s minor premiers (yes, minor premiers) will be without their best player, Nat Fyfe, who re-injured his left leg in round five. Fremantle are anchored to the bottom of the ladder and are going to party like it is 2001 – their last wooden spoon season – this year. We like the Crows to win by 60 points or more at Adelaide Oval ($2.50 with Luxbet) and Sportsbet’s $1.49 for Fremantle not to kick a goal in the first five minutes.

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Crows 60+ - 1pt @ 2.75
No Dockers goal in first 5 minutes - 1pt @ 1.49

Melbourne Demons v St Kilda Saints

Ker-ching! That’s the sound of you following our bets on the Demons. We’ve told you to back them as outsiders in round one, round four and round five. Melbourne have a golden opportunity to win three in a row when they take on St Kilda at Docklands this Saturday arvo. The Dees have lost 22 of their past 23 games at the venue but take on a Saints outfit that has tasted victory only once so far this season. We think the Demons have turned a corner and will claim a hat-trick of victories at St Kilda’s expense. Go for a Melbourne/Melbourne half-time/full-time double ($2 with Sportsbet), and Jesse Hogan to kick the first goal ($8 with Sportsbet).

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Demons / Demons - 1pt @ 2.43
Hogan - 1pt @ 9.00

Greater Western Sydney Giants v Hawthorn Hawks

Hawthorn have just scraped home in their past three games, winning each by three points, while the Giants’ form has been hard to read. Hawthorn are all class, although we get the feeling they are due to drop one. The Hawks have been all about the great escape recently, but surely they can’t better the Houdini act against Adelaide in round five. They kicked the last three goals of the game to snatch victory inside the final minute. We are going for an upset out west and like the look of the Giants to win at the juicy odds of $2.05 with Sportsbet. Jump on Sportsbet’s $2.20 for Dylan Shiel to have at least 30 touches.

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GWS - 1pt @ 2.05
Shiel - 1pt @ 2.20

Richmond Tigers v Port Adelaide Power

This is the battle of the two great disappointments of 2016. Richmond will be without star defender Alex Rance after he was banned for belting Melbourne’s Jack Watts in the final quarter of their loss last week. The Tigers are at home, so we are backing them to fall over the line at the G this Saturday night. We are on Richmond to win ($1.81 with William Hill) but one side to score less than 70 points, which is paying $2.80 with Centrebet and Hills. Port have fallen short of that mark in the past two weeks.

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Tigers - 1pt @ 1.81
Both teams score 70: No - 1pt @ 2.55

Geelong Cats v Gold Coast Suns

After winning their first three games, a surprise loss to Brisbane followed by their round-five defeat to North Melbourne has soured the Suns’ fast start to 2016. Now, they take on the Cats at Kardinia Park. Geelong flexed their muscles when they came from 20-something points down to smash Port in Adelaide in round five. We reckon they will have too much for the Suns on Saturday night and we are going for the Cats to lead at the end of every quarter, which is paying $1.56 with Sportsbet. We are also going for Patrick Dangerfield to have 30 touches or more ($2.20 with Sportsbet). He let us down on the same bet last week when he tallied 29 but a bit of persistence never hurt anyone.

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Geelong lead at end of every quarter - 1pt @ 1.42
Dangerfield - 1pt @ 2.20

Brisbane Lions v Sydney Swans

Sydney reminded us of their class when they saw off a supposed flag rival in West Coast in round five. Sunday arvo’s clash against Brisbane at the Gabba will not be anywhere near as difficult and you can pencil the Swans in for this one. The Bloods midfield of Kieren Jack, Josh Kennedy, Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker and Tom Mitchell were superb last week, getting down and dirty to win the clearances 43-32. Brisbane’s developing list will not be able to match the Swans, who are looking like a major flag threat this season. Go for Sydney to win by more than 37.5 points ($1.91 with bet365) and Lance Franklin to get the first sausage, which is paying $6.50 with Sportsbet.

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Swans -37.5 - 1pt @ 1.91
Lance Franklin - 1pt @ 6.50

West Coast Eagles v Collingwood Magpies

The Eagles have returned to their status as flat-track bullies, crushing the teams they are supposed to crush but struggling in away losses to Hawthorn and Sydney this season. On that form, you can expect them to defeat Collingwood comprehensively at Subi this Sunday afternoon. The Eagles have had to contend with several six-day breaks in the early stages of the season, so should relish the extra two days’ rest over their rivals in round six. West Coast’s home form is good as they spanked Brisbane in round one and had good wins over Fremantle and Richmond. Go for West Coast to win by between 40-59 points ($4.30 with Sportsbet) and the Eagles to kick at least 18 goals ($1.95 with bet365).

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West Coast over 17.5 goals - 1pt @ 1.95

Carlton Blues v Essendon Bombers

These two traditional rivals lock horns on Sunday at the home of footy with very different form lines. The Blues held on to inflict more pain on the Dockers with a surprise four-point victory in Perth in round five, while Essendon did not fire a shot in a thumping by Collingwood. Carlton’s performance at Subi was far from polished but the sheer work-rate of captain Marc Murphy (28 disposals) and Patrick Cripps, who had 29 touches, including 20 contested possessions, got them over the line. We think they will claim back-to-back victories and account for Essendon this weekend. We are therefore going for a Carlton/Carlton half-time/full-time double with Sportsbet, paying $1.71, and Cripps to have at least 30 disposals ($4.70 with Sportsbet).

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Carlton / Carlton - 1pt @ 1.73
Cripps - 1pt @ 4.70