Round One of the Tips AFL is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about your Tips. Whether you are a casual fan, a die hard fan or somewhere in between, you will have a few different options. We’ll take a look at the one pick tipping, the finals and Sydney vs Geelong.
Sydney vs Geelong
The Sydney Swans and Geelong Cats will play in an exciting and high-octane match on Friday night. But is it possible for one of the most predictable teams in the AFL to shock the odds? Let’s take a look at some of the factors that can make a difference.
One of the things you will notice about Geelong is their ability to keep opponents scoreless. They rank first in defensive statistics, including limiting scoring from turnovers. This gives them plenty of opportunity to smother their opponents.
The Cats haven’t lost a game since round 22. That’s a good sign for their chances against Sydney. In fact, they’ve won nine straight matches. Those wins include a convincing victory over Collingwood in the Preliminary Final.
Earlier this year, Geelong won a thrilling preliminary final over Brisbane. While they were beaten by the Lions by 71 points, it was an impressive win. If the Cats can withstand the pressure of the Swans, they will be hard to beat.
Fremantle want a top four spot
The Fremantle Dockers have not finished above sixth in the AFL finals since 2013. They will need to win at least two more games to qualify for the top four. If they can do that, they’ll be in a much better position. However, they will also be faced with the difficult task of limiting their losses against St Kilda.
There’s a big chance that the Sydney Swans will make it to the finals. They could even be the short-priced favorites to face Melbourne in the first week of the finals. But they’ll need to beat the Cats next weekend to give themselves a shot.
Meanwhile, the Western Bulldogs have a tough job to do. They’ve already lost to the Eagles and the Demons, and they have a trip to the Adelaide Crows on their hands.
With the Bulldogs’ recent form, it’s possible that they’ll be the banana skin for the Dockers. That’s not to say they won’t be able to run the table.
One Pick Tipping
One Pick Tipping is a fun and free way to test your wits in the footy world. It’s available via the App Store and the Android mobile app. Using the app, you can pick your favorite team’s game day lineup, as well as a number of knockout competitions to compete in. You may even be able to score some free beer as part of the prize package! To get started, all you need is a smartphone and a thirst for winning!
Unlike traditional tipping, One Pick Tipping allows you to tip your teammates or play for fun. If you’re feeling lucky, you can even pick the winner of the big game. The app also provides a comprehensive schedule of all games and results, courtesy of the AFL. Having a schedule in your pocket can be very handy in a tight spot!
As for the actual competition, you’re on your own. Some countries have restrictions on the number of teams participating, while others don’t have tipping contests at all. Still, if you’re in the market for a new hobby, it’s worth a look!
The finals have arrived and the four best teams will go head to head in this year’s Grand Final. The matchup is sure to be a low scoring affair, but a contested finish is expected.
In the last 45 weeks of AFL football, Sydney has only played one time against Geelong. However, the Cats have been a mighty force in the preliminary finals. They have defeated Collingwood, Fremantle and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
The Cats have a strong record at the MCG, winning four of their last five games at the venue. While the Cats’ success at the MCG has not been reflected in their results away from the city, they are capable of beating Melbourne in the finals.
Geelong is a top four team with a lot to play for. Their two underdog wins this season have helped to keep the premiership dream alive. But, with the loss of Taylor Adams and Andrew Brayshaw, the Cats will be forced to rely on Patrick Dangerfield to keep them in the hunt.