The Saints will take on the Crows in the headline clash this Saturday in the AFL. The game kicks off from 7.25pm at Cazaly’s Stadium in Queensland and as usual, PuntingInDanger has you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the clash below.
Cazaly’s Stadium, Saturday 7.25pm (AEST)
Both the Saints and Crows are absolutely desperate for a win here to keep their seasons alive, which one will come away with the four points on Saturday night?
The Saints were gallant in Round 12, taking it right to the Swans and arguably looking the better side for the majority of the game, it was kicking at goal that let them down as it has on multiple occasions this season. Jack Higgins kicked 1.6 while the Saints amassed 11 behinds in the loss in a game that was crucial for their top eight chances.
It was a very similar story in the Crows game. They had 23 scoring shots to just 18 for the Magpies but still finished with a five point loss on the road. Taylor Walker was the main culprit, booting 2.6 as the Crows fell to 15th place on the ladder.
The Saints injury list is starting to become a massive concern. They are already without Jake Carlise, Jade Gresham, Dan Hannebery, Zak Jones, Rowan Marshall, Ben Paton and Shaun McKernan and to make matters worse, co-captain Jarryn Geary and Mason Wood went down with injuries in the loss to the Swans.
It’ll be tough for the Saints to win this one with the amount of injuries they have, but they absolutely have to if they have any hopes of playing finals this year. They have a horror stretch of games coming up, with matchups against the Tigers, Lions, Power, Eagles over the next five weeks.
The Saints start as slight favourites here and I like them to win up in Cairns. They were impressive when the pandemic forced teams into QLD hubs last season and if they can recapture a glimmer of that form, they should be good enough to beat a struggling Crows side.
Considering he had 7 scoring shots on the weekend, we like Jack Higgins chance to kick at least one goal this week against the Crows. He has kicked 17 goals in 12 games this season. Shane McAdam is in a similar mould to Higgins. McAdam has kicked 19 goals in 11 games this season and booted two against the Magpies last week. Our last leg is Jack Steele to have 25 touches or more. The Saints co-captain averages 26.8 touches per game this season and had 31 and a goal against the Swans last week.
McAdam 1+ Goal
Higgins 1+ Goal
Steele 25+ Disposals
The conference semi-finals in the NBA are almost done and dusted at the time of writing, and by Monday just four teams will remain in the hunt for the 2020-21 NBA title. Check out our full preview and betting tips for the Conference Semis, beginning on Monday, here read more
The 2021 NBL Grand Final series between Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats continues on Sunday night. Catch our match prediction and best player prop bet for this crucial Game 2 right here! read more
Just the one game on Sunday in the AFL this week and while it’s not a blockbuster, it’s all we’ve got. PuntingInDanger is here to guide you through the game in full and give his preview and AFL tips here. read more
The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best sports betting options in Australia. read more
Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more
Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more
Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more
The bye rounds continued over the long Queen's Birthday weekend with just the six games across five days for Round 13. Check out our analysis, Brownlow vote predictions for Round 13 and our current Brownlow leaderboard here! read more
Just the six games of AFL during Round 12 of the 2021 AFL season but that was enough for the likes of Marcus Bontempelli, Dustin Martin, Darcy Parish and Clayton Oliver to add to their Brownlow Medal tallies. Who got the Round 12 Brownlow votes? Find out here... read more
We have a new leader in our 2021 Brownlow Medal leaderboard. After an amazing month, Melbourne's Clayton Oliver is now on top of our counts after Round 11. Check out who got our Brownlow votes and all the analysis from Round 11 here! read more
Some interesting games in Round 10 of the AFL season where the best players arguably came from the losing teams. Will the umpires see it the same as we did? Read on to find out our Brownlow vote predictions for Round 10. read more