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2024 AFL Round 9 Predictions and Tips for Saturday’s Games, May 11: Essendon vs GWS Giants

09 May 2024
Jeremy Darke 09 May 2024
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  • Hawthorn Hawks and GWS Giants showing promising form in upcoming matches.
  • Western Bulldogs poised to score high against ailing Richmond.
  • Gold Coast vs North Melbourne match delineates value in unpredictability.
Hawthorn on the rise. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

2024 AFL Round 9 Predictions and Tips for Saturday’s Games, May 11: Essendon vs GWS Giants

Round 9 of AFL Saturday starts with Hawthorn vs St Kilda in the early afternoon window followed by Essendon vs GWS Giants . The night games feature two 7:30 centre bounces with Richmond vs Western Bulldogs and Gold Coast vs North Melbourne. Check out our AFL Round 9 Saturday predictions below.

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Hawthorn vs St Kilda Predictions and Betting Tips

St Kilda have not come up to the potential they have on paper yet in 2024, winning just 3 games, with one of those an unconvincing win against the Kangas last weekend. They will now have to travel to Tasmania to take on the Hawks who thrive at UTAS Stadium and are starting to build some momentum with two wins from their past 3 matches. 

The Hawks have pålayed well against teams that are outside of the top 8 and have covered in 3 of 4 games.

Betting Tip: Hawthorn Hawks +9.5 Handicap/Line @ $1.90 Betr

Essendon vs GWS Giants Predictions and Betting Tips

Another exciting match up for two teams with finals aspirations.

The Bombers are turning the ball over and GWS are one of the best teams to capitalise on that. Not only have the Giants a dominant head to head record over Essendon but they are in much better form this season and will eagerly await the return of two key players in Tom Green and Stephen Coniglio. 

GWS have had double digit margins in all but one of their wins this season, the best bet here is the Giants to cover the measly 8.5 point line.

Betting Tip: GWS -8.5 Handicap Line @ $1.90 PlayUp

Richmond vs Western Bulldogs Predictions and Betting Tips

The Western Bulldogs put in a poor performance last week going down to the Hawks by 7. They come up against Richmond this week who have the longest list of injuries in the AFL.

The Bulldogs can put up points scoring 91 or more in 5 of their 8 matches this season. With Richmond’s extended list of injuries and Luke Beverige’s men needing a confidence building performance expect them to come out firing against a lame Tigers team.

Betting Tip: Western Bulldogs Over 91.5 Team Total @ 1.90 via Elitebet

Gold Coast vs North Melbourne Predictions and Betting Tips

The public and many experts are predicting a blowout in this game and recent head to head trends seem to support that narrative. But we love to fade pundits and the public. 

The number for 40+ was way too low for two teams that are as wildly as inconsistent as these two are. The 1-39 is therefore offering much better value as we bank on the Kangaroos to stifle the ball in stoppages and work for harder clearances out of the middle effectively stemming scoring opportunities.

Betting Tip: Gold Coast 1-39 Winning Margin @ $2.50 Bet365


Below are Saturday's Best AFL Tips
Best Bet1: Hawthorn +9.5 Handicap/Line @9/10 at Betr - 1 Unit
Best Bet2: GWS -8.5 Handicap/Line @189/1 at PlayUP - 1 Unit
Best Bet3: W. Bulldogs Over 91.5 Team Total @9/10 at Elitebet - 1 Unit
Best Bet4: Gold Coast 1-39 Little Win @6/4 at dabble - 1 Unit
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11 May 2024

AFL Round 9: Saturday, May 11