GWS v North Melbourne tips, predictions and odds update; AFL rd 2 betting preview
This match pits last year’s runners-up Greater Western Sydney against North Melbourne, a team that is battling to escape mid-table mediocrity. Our AFL betting tips expert has looked at the odds and presents his free GWS v North Melbourne tips for their round 2 clash.
For both teams this is their first match back after more than two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s hard to know how each team will approach this match early.
Both teams scored victories in round one, though the Giants’ first-up win against Geelong rates a lot higher than the Kangaroos’ narrow win against St Kilda.
The Giants, who are at $6 with Unibet for the 2020 AFL premiership, have been been installed a $1.33 favourite to defeat the Kangaroos ($3.30) with leading AFL bookmaker Unibet.
And indication of the depth of talent the Giants possess is that from their first-round match they are including star midfielder Callan Ward and Zac Williams and omitting boom youngster Tom Green and Zac Langdon..
North Melbourne’s additions include injury plagued forward Mason Wood.
The last time these teams clashed was in June last year when the Giants scored a workmanlike 23-point win.
Below we have examined the odds ahead of the AFL round 2 clash and given you our Giants v Kangaroos tips and winner prediction.
Giants v Kangaroos odds
|Start:||1:05PM Local Time, June 14|
|Head-to-head odds:||GWS ($1.33) v North Melbourne ($3.30)|
|Line betting:||GWS -19.5 ($1.90) v North Melbourne +19.5 ($1.90)|
|Premiership odds:||GWS $6.50; North Melbourne $34|
Giants v Kangaroos betting tips
Our AFL betting expert has scoured the odds and found some value. Here are our GWS v North Melbourne tips:
Kangaroos to lead at half-time and lose the match at $6.25
This option is available with Unibet at $6.25 and we think it represents value because North Melbourne are certainly capable of making a fast start and leading at the main break. We just think the Giants will wear them down if that happens.
Jeremy Finlayson to score at least 3 goals for GWS
The lanky Finlayson is at odds of $6 with Unibet to kick three goals or more, and he’s often a good option to bet on considering he is the third tall forward the opposition have to nullify after Jeremy Cameron and Harry Himmelberg. He is the sort of player who does not need many touches to hurt the opposition and this could be a real breakout year for him.
Giants v Kangaroos prediction
This will be an entertaining contest as both teams favour a running game, and such is the talent in the GWS line-up they are always great to watch. They will be burning inside to get back to the MCG for the grand final after their humiliation on the big stage by the Tigers last year. This is the sort of game that premiership contenders win without too much stress. We expect the Giants to win by about 15 points. Good punting.
Giants v Kangaroos lowdown
Subscription TV: Foxtel; streaming/IPTV: Kayo; mobile: AFL Live Pass.
All of the best betting sites will offer markets on the AFL.
The game starts at 1.05pm local time on June 14.
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