Hoping today won’t be as much as an anti-climax as yesterday even though the Dockers put it together and played how most expected they would this season.
Saints v Lions
On paper looks to be a pretty easy kill for the Saints, but the lions have shown some fight in both the games so far this season. The saints will need to kick a hell of a lot straighter if they are going to win this one, unbelievably Nick Riewoldt is back only ,issuing one week with his knee injury.
Lions will need huge games from Rockliff and Beams again to get close here, the Saints evenness is their key they are so balanced across the field.
Saints may be a little slow to start after a trip back from the west last week and Lions will be keen to atone from last weeks slow start. Expect the Lions to hang tough early but the Saints will pull away late.
Predict Saints win by 34 points
Bet tips Tom Rockliff most disposals $2.50
Blues vs Bombers
The old rivals battle again which always adds a bit of spice to the game, Carlton have showed enough in its first two games to give hope that they will win a game soon, the bombers will look to go 3-0 and continue to play attacking football.
This game could be anything from a low scoring grind to a free flowing high scoring shoot out if it’s a shoot out the bombers win if it’s a grind the bombers still win but only just. Goal kicking will be key as we have seen in the other games over the weekend, and the Bombers hold an edge here and their extended midfield has too much depth for the Blues.
Predict Bombers win by 29 points
Bet tip Bombers 1-39 $1.90
Hawks vs Suns
It can’t get much worse for the Suns last week, belted by 100 points then the Ablett rumour mill kicked in again, it hasn’t been much easier for the Hawks losing both their opening games in a way that has not been the Hawks we have been used to.
O’meara has slotted in nicely and been racking up the possessions faces his old club today so there may be some fireworks when he gets his first few touches.
The Suns really need to start to show something and get a chance against the sluggish Hawks today and they will for a quarter but then the Hawks will smell blood and a chance to get that first win and get their season started.
Predict Hawks win by 49 points
Bet tip Hawks -19.5 $1.91