Betting Blog: Why it makes sense to back the winless Crows vs. North

Here are TAB.com.au's best betting options for the upcoming weekend of AFL action.

Best bets

West Coast to defeat Geelong by 25 points or more at $2.05

West Coast were scintillating against Collingwood and they are heavily favoured to stretch their winning streak to five games when they host Geelong at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.

The Eagles have well and truly recovered from their 'hub life' struggles and last Sunday's 66-point thrashing of the Magpies at Optus Stadium catapulted West Coast to favouritism for the 2020 premiership at TAB.

Josh Kennedy dominated with seven goals, Tim Kelly (29 disposals and one goal) played his best game for West Coast, Andrew Gaff (26 disposals and one goal) and Elliot Yeo (22 disposals) starred in the midfield and Oscar Allen (three goals) ably supported Kennedy and Nic Naitanui.

An under-strength Geelong took advantage of an inferior opponent in a 32-point victory over Fremantle in wet conditions at Optus Stadium last Monday night.

The Cats were led by Cam Guthrie (30 disposals), Mitch Duncan and Sam Menegola (both 26 disposals and one goal) and Tom Hawkins (three goals). However, the short turnaround from slogging conditions on Monday night to Saturday night, plus an upcoming clash at the Gabba next Wednesday against North Melbourne, might be too much for the injury-ravaged Cats to overcome.

West Coast has hit their stride and should continue their impressive run.

GWS to account for Gold Coast at $1.55

Greater Western Sydney had their backs against the wall and came through last Friday night against Richmond and will be aiming to record consecutive wins when they tackle Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium on Sunday.

The Giants had been criticised after back-to-back losses to Port Adelaide and Brisbane before responding with a 12-point victory over the Tigers at Giants Stadium.

Tony Greene proved to be the difference with five goals but there was plenty of supply from Josh Kelly (26 disposals), Lachie Whitfield (26 disposals) and Stephen Coniglio (24 disposals). GWS will be desperate to show consistency and register back-to-back wins for the second time this season.

The Suns were brave last Thursday night against the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium in a five-point defeat. Alex Sexton was in form with three goals and Izak Rankine had plenty of opportunities but was ultimately inaccurate with one goal and four behinds.

Unfortunately for Gold Coast, they have lost three of their past four games and they now face a team they have not beaten since Round 6, 2014.

If the Giants are genuine premiership contenders, they must account for the developing Suns.

Value bets

Adelaide to upset North Melbourne at $2.50

Adelaide were agonisingly close to winning their first game of the 2020 home-and-away season last Sunday and they have a good opportunity to break their duck against North Melbourne at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Crows suffered a three-point loss to Essendon at the Adelaide Oval last Sunday but had to be heartened by the better showing from Taylor Walker (two goals) and their ability to restrict the Bombers to 62 points; the second-lowest score the Crows have allowed in 2020.

The Kangaroos had their chances to upstage Carlton at the Gabba last Saturday before eventually falling by seven points. Their tally of 57 points was their highest score since Round 3 against Sydney (60 points), but their lack of attacking power is enough to keep their opponents in the contest.

At the odds on offer, Adelaide appeal in a battle of the cellar dwellers.

St Kilda to defeat Sydney by 40 points or more at $4.20

St Kilda continue to surprise pundits with their season thus far, but it would be stunning if they succumbed to Sydney at the Gabba on Saturday night.

The Saints managed to secure two wins at the Adelaide Oval within a week after they upstaged Port Adelaide by 29 points last Saturday night. The win improved their record to 5-3 and their tally of 12 goals was the sixth time in seven games since the resumption that they have kicked double-figure goals.

The Swans broke a four-game losing streak with a hard-fought seven-point victory over a struggling Hawthorn at the SCG last Saturday.

Unlike St Kilda, Sydney has not registered double figures in goals since Round 3, which won't be enough to upset an attacking-minded side.

The Saints are in great form and could potentially thrash the Swans.

Best Multi

Brisbane Lions to defeat Essendon at $1.44
St Kilda to beat Sydney at $1.42
West Coast to defeat Geelong by 25 points or more at $2.05
GWS to account for Gold Coast at $1.55

Multi Price is $6.49