Round 14 of the AFL season sees just five games scheduled over the course of the weekend, with the action getting underway on Friday night. The Cats will host the Bulldogs in a monster clash from GMHBA Stadium and as usual, PuntingInDanger has you covered with his best AFL bets below.
AFL Geelong vs Western Bulldogs Betting Tips
GMHBA Stadium, Friday 7.50pm (AEST)
It’s second vs third on Friday night as the Dogs travel down to Geelong to take on the Cats from GMHBA Stadium. There's not a lot of high quality games to look forward to in Round 14, so make sure you savour this one.
The Bulldogs will be coming off the bye in Round 13 so should be well rested for this Friday night clash. In Round 12, they bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Demons with a strong performance in Perth against Fremantle, winning by 18 points to hold onto second place on the ladder.
A growing concern for the Bulldogs was their injury list, but the week off has done wonders as they may get former skipper Easton Wood back in this week, while star midfielders Josh Dunkley and Adam Treloar both draw nearer to a return.
Geelong have been probably the best side in the competition over the past month. Over that period, they have won five straight games including wins over top teams in the likes of Richmond and Port Adelaide. They were too good for the Power last Thursday night, claiming a 21 point win in Adelaide to move one game clear of the chasing pack in third place.
Geelong are in a very enviable position on the injury front at the moment. Cam Guthrie and Gyran Miers could come back into the side this week, leaving a total of just two players on their injury list in Cooper Stephens and Sam Simpson. The Cats are without doubt the nearest side in the competition to being full strength at the moment.
It’s hard for me to look past the Cats for a few reasons. The first, as we mentioned above, is their injury list. They will have an incredibly strong outfit on the park on Friday night, meaning coach Chris Scott will be able to play his desired game style. The second reason is their dominant record at GMHBA Stadium.
The Cats have won 13 of their last 14 games down in Geelong and have won their last nine in a row against the Bulldogs there - a span that stretches all the way back to the year 2003. Back the Cats to get the job done at home on Friday night.
Geelong -7.5 (2.5 Units)
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Jeremy Cameron has been electric since joining the Cats side in Round 6. In his seven games, he has kicked multiple goals in all but one for a total of 23 total goals and with a bit of wet weather around Geelong on Friday night, he is more likely to be in the action than the bigger Tom Hawkins.
Tom Stewart has cleared the 20 disposal mark in every game this season and I have no reason to believe he won’t do so again on Friday night with more long bombs in wet weather. Should have a field day with uncontested intercept marks. Caleb Daniel has surpassed 20 touches in his last six straight games, averaging a very healthy 26.0 disposals across that span.
Cameron 2+ Goals
Stewart 20+ Disposals
Daniel 20+ Disposals
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