AFL Round 2 Betting Tips

The following are betting tips for selected games in Round 2 of the 2024 AFL season.

View our line-up of AFL betting resources
Compare AFL bookmaker odds
View bookmaker AFL promotions (excl. NSW, SA & WA)
View the AFL form guide

At the time of writing the biggest Draftstars contest for this round is the $60,000 competition for the Thursday night clash between St Kilda and Collingwood. Entry costs $15 and the top 25% of participants will receive a payout.



Adelaide vs. Geelong



The venue plays a key role in this pick. Adelaide have gone 5-2 as the home favourite over the last twelve months and they covered the line in 10 of their 13 home games last season. Geelong have a 2-1-8 away record over the last twelve months. Spanning this season and the last, the Cats have failed to cover the line in six consecutive games. Geelong failed to cover the line in six of their last eight away games against Adelaide. I’m not expecting a wide winning margin given that all eleven of Geelong’s defeats over the last twelve months were by 1-39 margins. I would back Adelaide 1-39 at 2.15 (Dabble).


North Melbourne

North Melbourne vs. Fremantle



Fremantle won’t be taking this assignment lightly given they lost to North Melbourne by a one-point margin last season. The Dockers coming into this game on the back of a win over Brisbane and they finished last season with three consecutive away wins. North Melbourne went 1-9 in the head-to-head but 9-1 at the line at home last season. They showed good promise despite their 39-point defeat to GWS last week. I couldn’t back Fremantle at the line, but it wouldn’t surprise me if their superior experience sees them get over the line against the young Kangaroos. Four of Fremantle’s five away wins over the last twelve months were by 1-39 margins and seven of North Melbourne’s nine home defeats were by the same margin. I would back Fremantle 1-39 at 2.20 (Dabble).



Sydney vs. Essendon



Sydney have won six of their last seven home games against Essendon. The Bombers have gone 1-7 as the away underdog over the last twelve months and they failed to cover the line in their final four away games at the end of last season. I would back Sydney in the head-to-head at 1.20 (Betfair). Ten of Sydney’s thirteen wins over the last twelve months were by 1-39 margins and seven of Essendon’s last eleven away defeats to Sydney were by the same margin, so those looking for more risk should consider Sydney 1-39 at 2.25 (Dabble).


Share this:
Filed in: AFL


Post Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.