Saints still streaking: Round 12A AFL Preview
- Updated: June 12, 2009
St Kilda’s streaks of wins and wins against the Blues are in no danger on Friday night, writes Nick Tedeschi of Betfair.
It has been a long time since St. Kilda has lost a match and even longer since they have lost to Carlton. St. Kilda has won eleven games on end to start the season. They have been unstoppable and have not looked like getting beaten.
That is bad news for Carlton, whose form has fluctuated wildly this season. The Blues have lost eleven straight against the Saints and have not tasted victory over the men from Moorabbin since 2001. Over that period Carlton has not scored over 101 points while the Saints have only scored sub-110 once. Seven Saint wins have been by in excess of 40 points.
Just as concerning for Carlton is the manner in which the Saints have shutdown Chris Judd over the years. No team has been better at tagging Judd and reducing his effectiveness. And if Judd is stopped, Carlton has little hope.
Traders can bet the Saints down to 1.18 and spot up to 21 Â½ points in handicap betting.
Port Adelaide have lost their last three away from Footy Park by an average of 32.67 points. Against a rampaging Bulldogs side whose only loss in the last five weeks came by two points against Geelong and who won convincingly when these two teams last met in Darwin, Port look to be in plenty of strife. Traders can bet the Dogs at the big minus.
West Coast have won seven of their last eight against a Tigers team who have managed only two wins this season. Jade Rawlings debuts as coach for Richmond this week but the systemic problems at the club will need longer than a week to fix. The Eagles can be bet down to 2.10 and with any plus.
Brisbane are a hard team to gauge this season but they have won two of their last three away from the Gabba and they have beaten Hawthorn in ten of their last fourteen. The Hawks were anything but impressive against the Swans last weekend and look vulnerable again. Brisbane with 13 Â½ start and better than 2.50 are top class wagers.
The Adelaide Crows have won seven straight against North Melbourne and on the back of three straight wins this season they should have few problems in disposing of the Roos at home. North Melbourne will be celebrating Adam Simpsonâ€™s 300th match at the club, however, so expect North to fight hard. Traders can bet the Crows to win and the Kangaroos at any plus higher than 31 Â½.
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