2019 AFL Round 3 - Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide AFL Betting Tips 06-04-2019
April 03, 2019
If you did a double take when you looked at the AFL ladder Monday morning, you’re not alone. You would have got amazing odds on Brisbane and Port Adelaide being second and third after round two. One of these teams will make it a 3-0 start to the year when they meet at the Gabba on Saturday afternoon.
Brisbane v Port Adelaide Betting Preview
The most noticeable thing about the 2019 Brisbane Lions is their self-belief. The Lions lost five matches by single-digit figures last year, but have come from behind to win their first two matches this year. Against reigning premiers West Coast, they trailed by 21 at quarter-time but kicked 14 goals to two after the break to win by 44 points. Against North on Sunday, they trailed by 14 at half-time but kicked 11 goals to six after the main break to win by 20 points.
Port would be happy with their 2-0 start to the season, although they’d be worried by their efficiency inside 50. The Power had 94 more touches than Carlton last Saturday and 70 inside 50s to 53, but only won by 16 points. They scored from less than one-third of forward entries, reflecting the ongoing absence of injured tall forward Charlie Dixon.
Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide AFL Betting Tips
Brisbane snapped an eight-game losing streak against West Coast and six-game losing streak against North Melbourne in the first two rounds. Now the Lions are out to break a five-game losing streak against Port Adelaide. Brisbane are everyone’s second favourite team right now, and we’re backing them to collect 2.23 at Unibet for a win by 1-39 points over the Power.
As we mentioned, the Lions have been slow starters in matches this season. Could they make it a third comeback win in a row to start the 2019 AFL season? Neds is paying 6.75 for a Port Adelaide / Brisbane half-time / full-time double.