AFL Betting Tips

An exciting Thursday night double-header kicks off another hectic period of the 2020 AFL season.

Round 14 begins with old rivals Hawthorn and Essendon doing battle, before the much-anticipated clash between premiership chances Richmond and West Coast.

A further six games follow, so get the lowdown on everything that you need to know about every club in your AFL Cheat Sheet!

Adelaide Crows

This week, the Crows are one of two clubs to have the bye

  • Adelaide has not won a match in 2020 and sits on the bottom of the ladder
  • The Crows have the worst attack in the competition and the worst defence, too
  • Adelaide were within nine points of high-flying Geelong at the final change in Round 13, only to lose by 28 points

Brisbane Lions

This week, the Lions are one of two clubs to have the bye

  • The Lions pipped St Kilda by two points in Round 13 at the Gabba
  • Brisbane sits second on the ladder with 10 victories from 13 matches
  • Three of Brisbane’s last five wins have been by four points or less

Carlton Blues

This week, the Blues play the Collingwood Magpies at the Gabba on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • Successive wins over Fremantle and Gold Coast has the 10th-placed Carlton in contention for a finals spot
  • The Blues have won just two of their past 12 against Collingwood
  • Six of Carlton’s 13 matches this season have been decided by seven points or less

Collingwood Magpies

This week, the Magpies play the Carlton Blues at the Gabba on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • Collingwood has won its past three against Carlton
  • The last seven meetings between the Magpies and the Blues have been decided between 12 and 24 points
  • This is the first Carlton-Collingwood match not at the MCG since July 2000. Carlton won that Princes Park clash by 111 points

Essendon Bombers

This week, the Bombers play the Hawthorn Hawks at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday at 4.40pm AEST

  • Essendon has won just one of its last seven matches
  • The Bombers booted 10 goals from just 24 inside 50 entries in a two-goal loss to Richmond in Round 13
  • Essendon beat rivals Hawthorn by 19 points in last year’s meeting between the two sides

Fremantle Dockers

This week, the Dockers play the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Optus Stadium on Saturday at 4.35pm AEST

  • Fremantle has won three of its last four matches and conceded just two goals to Sydney in Round 13
  • No side has conceded fewer points than the Dockers in 2020
  • This is the first meeting between the Dockers and the Giants at Optus Stadium

Geelong Cats

This week, the Cats play the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Friday at 7.50pm AEST

  • Geelong has won four matches in a row and has the most prolific attack in the competition
  • The Cats have triumphed in 16 of their last 19 meetings against the Bulldogs
  • Patrick Dangerfield averages 30.5 disposals and 2.1 goals per game against the Bulldogs as a Cat

Gold Coast Suns

This week, the Suns play the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 6.10pm AEST

  • The Suns have won just one of their last nine matches
  • Gold Coast kicked just four goals against Carlton in Round 13
  • The Suns have won five of their past nine against the Kangaroos, though

Greater Western Sydney Giants

This week, the Giants play the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on Saturday at 4.35pm AEST

  • Last season’s grand finalists enter Round 14 sitting 11th on the ladder
  • GWS were stunned by Fremantle in Round 5 last year, losing by four goals in Canberra
  • The Giants have a 0-4 record at Optus Stadium and will be without Callan Ward (finger)

Hawthorn Hawks

This week, the Hawks play the Essendon Bombers at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday at 4.40pm AEST

  • Hawthorn has lost seven of its last eight matches
  • The Hawks pushed ladder leaders Port Adelaide in Round 13, though, and have won nine of their last 12 against the Bombers
  • Tom Mitchell averages 35 disposals against Essendon as a Hawk

Melbourne Demons

This week, the Demons play the St Kilda Saints at TIO Traeger Park on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST

  • Melbourne conceded six unanswered goals in a 28-point loss to the Western Bulldogs that ended the Demons’ three-match winning streak
  • Captain Max Gawn (knee) will return, but Nathan Jones (quad) is in doubt
  • Melbourne has beaten St Kilda just three times since 2006

North Melbourne Kangaroos

This week, the Kangaroos play the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 6.10pm AEST

  • North Melbourne won its first two matches in 2020 but has triumphed in just one match since
  • The Kangaroos sit second last on the ladder and have a massive injury list
  • North Melbourne has won its last two against Gold Coast, though

Port Adelaide Power

This week, the Power play the Sydney Swans at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday at 1.45pm AEST

  • Port Adelaide remain on top of the AFL ladder after 13 rounds
  • The Power have won three in a row against Sydney, by an average winning margin of 32.6 points
  • OIlie Wines averages 30 disposals per game in his last six matches against the Swans

Richmond Tigers

This week, the Tigers play the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on Thursday at 7.10pm AEST

  • Richmond has won just two of its last five against West Coast
  • The Tigers have won six matches in a row at Metricon Stadium, all by 33 points or more
  • Tom Lynch has kicked at least two goals in every match he has played against West Coast in his career

St Kilda Saints

This week, the Saints play the Melbourne Demons at TIO Traeger Park on Saturday at 7.40pm AEST

  • St Kilda slipped to sixth after a two-point loss against the Brisbane Lions
  • The Saints have won 17 of their last 20 meetings against the Demons
  • Tim Membrey averages 2.8 goals per game against the Demons, while 15 of the last 16 clashes have fallen in the 1-39 bracket

Sydney Swans

This week, the Swans play the Port Adelaide Power at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday at 1.45pm AEST

  • Sydney kicked just two goals against Fremantle in Round 13
  • The Swans have won two of their past three against the Power at the Adelaide Oval
  • Six of the last seven matches between the Swans and the Power have been decided by 23 points or more

West Coast Eagles

This week, the Eagles play the Richmond Tigers at Metricon Stadium on Thursday at 7.10pm AEST

  • The 2018 premiers have now won eight matches in a row
  • The Eagles lost by six points to Richmond in the only clash between the two sides in 2019
  • Jack Darling averages 2.8 goals per game against Richmond

Western Bulldogs

This week, the Bulldogs play the Geelong Cats at Metricon Stadium on Friday at 7.50pm AEST

  • The Dogs moved back inside the top eight with a 28-point win over Melbourne in Round 13
  • Small forward Mitch Wallis kicked four goals in that victory
  • The Bulldogs have a poor record against Geelong in recent years, but have won two of their past three against the Cats