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Published: 17.01.2017

Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows AFL Betting Tips

If the Adelaide Crows go all the way to the Grand Final and win it, it will surely be one of the greatest tales in AFL history. It was only in July that they tragically lost their head coach Phil Walsh and their collective strength of character to pull together around new coach Scott Camporeale has won them the respect of sports fans around the world.

Standing in the Crows’ way on Saturday evening are the Western Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have been one of the most improved teams in the 2015 AFL with a young, exciting team winning plaudits from all quarters of the sport. On the face of it, this is going to be one of the closest games of the entire Finals.

Close is certainly how the bookies see this one. The Crows are slight favourites with the best odds available on them 1.9 with Ladbrokes. In comparison William Hill are offering 2.0 about the chances of the Bulldogs.

The MCG is the venue for the first Elimination Final of the season with the winners going on to a Semi Final while for the losers, Saturday night is the end of the road of another rollercoaster season.

Although the winner of the game is not easy to predict, what we can be sure of is that this will be an exciting game. As long as the inexperience of the Bulldogs’ young guns doesn’t affect them too much they will look to be the attacking, aggressive team. Their midfield will face a very tough battle from their Adelaide counterparts but if the Bulldogs can play their running game as well as they have recently they may just have enough to shade it.
We are sure that this will be a close game but just fancy the Bulldogs to come away with a narrow win so bet on them at 2.0 with William Hill. The Doggies ran out comfortable 57 point winners when the two sides met in Round 2 and although the MCG is not their home ground, they won there this season and playing at the home of football shouldn’t overly concern them.

The midfield may hold the key to this game but some of the best players on each team play in the respective forward lines. For the Crows the main men are Taylor Walker, Josh Jenkins and Eddie Betts while the Bulldogs will call on the likes of Jake Stringer and Stewart Crameri providing he can prove his fitness.

All this attacking talent means that we can expect a high points tally. If the Crows are going down, they will go down fighting so the Bulldogs will need to score plenty of points to make that Semi Final. You can capitalise on a high scoring match by betting on both teams to score over 79 points at 1.85 with Bet365. Those look good odds for two teams who know exactly how to score big.

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Western Bulldogs to win at 2.0 with William Hill
Both teams to score over 79 points at 1.85 with Bet365

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