2019 AFL Round 2 - Essendon vs St Kilda Betting Tips 30-03-2019
March 27, 2019
The opening round of the AFL season always delivers a reality check to some teams, and this time it was Essendon fans who received the biggest shock. Fortunately for the Dons, they face a slightly easier opponent than GWS in round two – St Kilda at Marvel Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
- Essendon to win by 40+ @3.00 with bet365 T&C's apply Visit
- match total of 177.5 points or less. @1.87 with Neds T&Cs apply Visit
Essendon v St Kilda AFL Preview
Most pundits were predicting Essendon to make the finals this year, but they might have to reassess after a 72-point loss to GWS on Sunday. The Bombers players looked like witches’ hats at certain stages as they allowed the Giants’ midfielders to move the ball into the forward line with ease. Bombers coach John Worsfold will instruct his charges to focus on winning the hard ball this week, after his side lost the contested possession count 157-118 against GWS.
St Kilda may have won in round one, but they weren’t much better than the Dons. The Saints didn’t look all that flash against Gold Coast, and were frankly lucky to come away with a one-point win against the team most people are predicting for this year’s wooden spoon. The return to form of Jack Newnes was a highlight for the Saints, but it’s hard to see where the improvement will come from against Essendon.
One word: clutch.— St Kilda FC (@stkildafc) 25 March 2019
Dean Kent's first goal as a Saint was a memorable one. pic.twitter.com/LiHieIyBWt
Essendon v St Kilda Betting Tips
Essendon may be bottom of the ladder, but they’re strong favourites heading into their match with a Saints side carrying few expectations. The Bombers have beaten up on St Kilda in the past two years, winning by 43 points in their only meeting last season and 61 points in 2017. We can see Essendon bouncing back and winning by 40+, a result which would earn punters a 3.00 payout at bet365.
Last week saw the AFL’s lowest-scoring opening round since 1965. The Bombers were the biggest culprit, scoring 40 points, while St Kilda scored 85. Neds is paying 1.87 for a match total of 177.5 points or less.