2019 AFL Round 3 - Geelong Cats v Adelaide Crows Betting Tips 05-04-2019

Geelong are top of the AFL ladder after round two, but they’ll start underdogs when they visit the Crows at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.
At 17/20 a $10 bet would return $19
Geelong Cats v Adelaide Crows
April 05,2019
10.50 am

Geelong are top of the ladder after round two, but can they maintain their hot start to the 2019 AFL season? The Cats face as tough a challenge as any in round three: a trip to Adelaide to face the Crows on Thursday night.

Adelaide Crows v Geelong Betting Preview

Adelaide got their first win for the season last Friday, beating Sydney in an arm-wrestle at the SCG. The most positive sign for the Crows was the form of Brad Crouch, who had 26 touches including 10 contested in his second game back after missing all of 2018 with a groin injury. Younger brother Matt Crouch had 24 touches and seven clearances as Adelaide ground the Swans into submission.

Geelong have only five days to recover from their 80-point thumping of Melbourne on a wet night at home. It was the Cats’ second win in a row over a 2018 preliminary finalist after they beat Collingwood in round one. Amazingly, Geelong had 26 scoring shots to the Dees’ 16 on Saturday night despite having only 48 inside 50s to the Dees’ 72. Patrick Dangerfield and Tim Kelly both averaged more than 30 touches per game in the first two rounds.

Adelaide v Geelong AFL Betting Tips

Incredibly, this is the fourth straight time these teams have met at Adelaide Oval. The Crows won the previous three encounters by an average of 32.33 points, leading at every change in all three matches. Geelong outsmarted quality opposition in the first two rounds, but it’s hard to go past Adelaide at 1.72 at bet365 in round three.

Match totals were slightly higher in round two than round one, which was the lowest-scoring opening round in the VFL/AFL since 1965. Geelong’s 126 points made them the highest-scoring team in round two. The average match total at Adelaide Oval so far this season is 151 points. Neds is paying 1.85 for a match total of 166.5 or less on Thursday night.

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match total of 166.5 points or less @1.85 with Neds