2019 AFL preseason - AFLX Betting Tips 22-02-2019
February 20, 2019
AFLX: Introducing the Format
This year’s AFLX tournament features four teams. The Bolts are led by Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield and Brisbane’s Luke Hodge. Deadly are an all-indigenous team captained by Eddie Betts with Hawthorn’s Shaun Burgoyne as vice-captain. Flyers are led by Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe with the Bulldogs’ Marcus Bontempelli as his sidekick. Rampage are captained by Richmond’s Jack Riewoldt, with Carlton’s Patrick Cripps second in command.
This is the second AFLX tournament, but the rules differ slightly from last year’s version. This season, teams will have 14 players with eight on the field and six on the bench. The captains selected their squads a couple of weeks ago, with the only restriction being that no more than four players from each AFL team could participate.
The fixture has been released for the 2019 https://t.co/wjv7wMaZfk #AFLX tournament.@dangerfield35's Bolts will play off against @JackRiewoldt08's Rampage in the opening match on Friday February 22 at Marvel Stadium.— AFL (@AFL) February 13, 2019
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AFLX Betting Tips
Each captain approached the AFLX draft with a slightly different strategy. Dangerfield went straight for Geelong teammates Tom Hawkins and Mark Blicavs and pacy youngsters like Collingwood’s Jaidyn Stephenson and Essendon’s Andrew McGrath. Riewoldt went for versatility with the likes of GWS’s Lachie Whitfield and Demon Tm McDonald. Fyfe grabbed most of the quality mids, including Bontempelli, Pie Scott Pendlebury, GWS’s Stephen Coniglio, and Bulldog Lachie Hunter. Betts grabbed all the indigenous talent, starting with Freo mid Brad Hill.
Unibet has a market for AFLX winner, with Deadly the favourite at 3.25. We think Nat Fyfe’s Flyers, second in AFLX betting at 3.50, present good value, given the format should suit their experienced midfielders.
Neds is offering betting on each of the six round-robin matches. Riewoldt’s Rampage are up against Dangerfield’s Bolts in the opening match. The Bolts look like the worst squad on paper, and Rampage are good value at 1.80 in head-to-head betting.
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