먹튀검증Tips are finally back with Round one to take place over four big days, starting Thursday evening. Like many I have been itching for the real season to start and I will be glued to the TV all weekend.

Each week I will give you my tips and the reason I think that each team will win. Be sure to check back each Wednesday evening or subscribe to the blog here.

Best Bet of Round 1

My best bet this week is to jump on Essendon early to make the finals at 2.50 with Sportsbet. It’s very likely to shorten in price later in the year so the earlier you get on the better the return.

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Carlton V Richmond Thursday night at the MCG

Odds: Carlton 1.32  Richmond 3.50

Tip: Carlton

Finally the season will kick of Thursday night. I expect Carlton to have to much class in the midfield for Richmond with Judd, Murphy, Gibbs & Co ready to run a muck. Reiwoldt will need to kick a big bag if Richmond have any chance.

My prediction is the Blues by 38 points

Geelong V St Kilda Friday night at the MCG

Odds: Geelong 2.15  St Kilda 1.70

Tip: St Kilda

St Kilda cant wait for footy to get started after a troubled off season off the field.

Geelong meanwhile will be out to prove that they can win against the top sides without Gary Ablett.

The match up in the midfield will determine who gets the points here with the likes of Selwood, Bartell & Corey up against Hayes, Dal Santo & Montagna. This should be a cracker of a game, match of the round for mine.

Saints by 15 points

Collingwood V Port Adelaide Saturday at Etihad Stadium

Odds: Collingwood 1.08  Port Adelaide 8.00

Tip: Collingwood

The pies should continue there red hot form from playing in 3 Grand Finals in there past 6 games even without skipper Nick Maxwell.

I can’t see Port Adelaide troubling the pies too much in this one and expect Collingwood to have a big win and top the ladder after Round 1.

Pies by 60 points

Adelaide V Hawthorn Saturday night at AAMI Stadium

Odds: Adelaide 1.97  Hawthorn 1.83

Tip: Hawthorn

In recent years the Hawks have not traveled well to Adelaide but the hunger for a fast start to the season this year should serve them well.

With the Crows missing Tippet up forward and the loss of Nathan Bock to the Gold Coast I can see the Hawks talls up forward proving to strong and sneaking over the line.

Hawks by 14 points

Brisbane V Fremantle Saturday night at the Gabba

Odds: Brisbane 2.25  Fremantle 1.65

Tip: Fremantle

The Lions looked very out of sorts during the pre season and even with their older bodies back in the team with Brown, Black & Power I still see Fremantle being too strong up in Brisbane with Sandilands to dominate in the ruck and give the dockers midfielders first use of the pill.

Freo by 26 points

Essendon V Western Bulldogs Sunday at Etihad Stadium

Odds: Essendon 2.35  Western Bulldogs 1.60

Tip: Western Bulldogs

A lot has been said about the Bombers potential this year with new coaches Hird & “Bomber” Thompson and they will be tested from round one by the doggies.

Both teams go into the game with something to prove, the Bombers want to show that they belong up the top half of the ladder and the dogs to prove that they still belong there. I can see this being a very close match, the dogs for me by a whisker.

Bulldogs by 5 points

Melbourne V Sydney Sunday at the MCG

Odds: Melbourne 1.65  Sydney 2.25

Tip: Melbourne

The Demons need to show a bit more this year after suprising some people last year with 8 wins. Last time these 2 teams met at the MCG Melbourne thrashed Sydney by 73 points.

I don’t expect the margin to be this large this time around but I can’t see the oldest team in the competition the Swans getting up for new coach John Longmire.

Melbourne by 40 points

West Coast V North Melbourne Sunday at Patersons Stadium

Odds: West Coast 1.65  North Melbourne 2.25

Tip: West Coast

2022 doesn’t look good for either the Eagles or the Kangaroos but one team will at least get away to a winning start to the season.

The Kangaroos have a lot of injuries to start 2022 and without big men Drew Petrie (suspended) and David Hale (with Hawthorn) I can’t see them being able to stay with the rotating ruckmen of Cox and Natnui for West Coast.

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