TAB Betting Blog: Pies to heap more pain on injury ravaged Giants

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

Best bets

Head to head: Collingwood to win at $2

This Saturday night Spotless Stadium clash will be a mental battle more than a physical one with both Collingwood ($2) and GWS ($1.80) plagued by injuries.

The loss of Stephen Coniglio last week was another massive blow for the Giants, who have dropped four of their past five games. The Pies hold the schoolyard bragging rights winning three of their past five against GWS, including a semifinal win last year by 10 points.

Despite an emphatic comeback win last weekend, the Pies will start as outsiders this week against the Giants. This hasn't deterred TAB customers as the Pies hold 75 percent of all money wagered on the winner market.

One TAB punter is full of confidence after last week's action, placing a $2,000 wager on Collingwood to win the premiership this year at $7.

Margin: Brisbane to win by 1-39 points at $2.10

TAB punters are predicting Brisbane will get the job done at home as they currently hold 78 percent of the money wagered on the margin market.

After huge wins on the road against GWS and Port Adelaide, this is another difficult test against one of the competition's in-form teams. A win would be a huge step towards a top-four finish.

North Melbourne have won four of their last five against the Lions, however, Brisbane won in Round 2 by 20 points at Marvel Stadium and have looked the stronger of the two since then.

Value bets

Special: Lachie Neale 30+ disposals/1+ goal at $4.25

The Brisbane vs. North Melbourne game features one of the best ball-winners in the competition in Lachie Neale. The Lions' star recruit leads the AFL in clearances and averages 31 disposals a game in 2019.

Neale, a Brownlow Medal contender, racked up 43 touches when the Lions beat North back in Round 2.

Tri Bet (Western Bulldogs/St Kilda): Either team to win by 29 or less at $1.60

Third time's a charm.

Could Brett Ratten be the third coach this season to win their first game as caretaker coach? St Kilda will be looking for a fresh start, and why not do it with a win over the up and down Dogs.

The Bulldogs still have a genuine possibility of making the top eight. However, their percentage is a fair way behind their rivals.

TAB punters are predicting the contest to be close as most of the early money wagered has been for the score to be under.

Line: Port Adelaide +25.5 at $1.90

Port Adelaide appear to be all the rage with TAB customers as they currently hold 95 percent of all the early money wagered on the line market.

The Power have the edge over the Tigers, winning three of the past five clashes with an average winning margin of 21 points.

One confident TAB punter has placed $1,000 on Port to not lose by more than 25 points on Saturday afternoon.

Best multi

Head to head: Adelaide to win at $1.47
Head to head: Carlton to win at $1.22
Margin: Geelong by 1-39 points at $2
Head to head: West Coast to win at $1.47

Multi = $5.27