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CGU Football Friday - Round 11

CGU Football Friday - Round 11

ROUND 11 - Need help picking a winner in Round 11?

Welcome back to CGU’s Football Friday blog for another week of our expert tips.
 
Round 11 kicks off at 7:50PM AEST tonight with North Melbourne taking on Richmond at Blundstone Arena, so remember to login and submit your tips before the first bounce! 
 
North Melbourne vs. Richmond
 
North are set to take on the tigers tonight under Friday night lights over in Tasmania.
 
North Melbourne have only dropped one game this season, although they’re heading into a tough stretch as after tonight they are set to face Geelong, Hawthorn and Adelaide heading into their Round 15 bye. Tonight’s game will be critical for North if they wish to retain their spot in the top four.
 
On the other hand Richmond have improved significantly since the start of the season, and will be going into this round with confidence after a three-game winning streak.
 
Although If we’re looking at past history, these two sides faced off in Tassie last year, with the North taking down Richmond by 35 points in a day-time clash.
 
Prediction: Our tipsters seem to think history may repeat itself here with 4/6 tipping North Melbourne to win.
 
 
Geelong Cats vs. GWS Giants
 
Saturdays clash between Geelong and GWS Giants is looking to be the game of the week. 
 
It has been quite an interesting build up to the match with the Cats losing their last two games against Collingwood and Carlton. As a result of these losses, questions are being asked as this is not the sort of team that should drop consecutive games to sides outside of the top eight.
 
The Giants also come into the round off the back off a loss, going down to the Adelaide Crows last week at Adelaide Oval. This will see both teams under pressure this week as they’re both currently being talked about as premiership chances, although whichever team drops the ball will be likely to draw a few questions next week. 
 
 
Prediction: It is a close game that can go either way, although 4/6 of our CGU expert tipsters are picking Geelong to win. 
 
 
Collingwood vs. Port Adelaide 
 
Collingwood will take on Port Adelaide this Sunday at the MCG. 
 
Collingwood have the home ground advantage here, although they are still riddled with a number of key injuries that could see them fall short this weekend against Port.
 
This weekend we will also see a number of key players make their return to AFL level, with the most anticipated being the return of Collingwood’s Travis Cloke.
 
Prediction: Given the number of key players currently injured at Collingwood, 4/6 of our expert tipsters are going with Port to get the win.
 
 
Western Bulldogs vs. West Coast Eagles 
 
It’s the second clash of the season between these two top eight sides as The Western Bulldogs play host to The West Coast Eagles this Sunday at Etihad Stadium.
 
The Eagles have been criticised a lot this season for failing to play as well interstate as they do at home, but it’s also true that the calibre of teams they’ve played on the road (Hawthorn, Sydney, Geelong, Port Adelaide) is several notches higher than what they’ve played at home (Brisbane, Fremantle, Richmond, Collingwood, St Kilda, Gold Coast).
 
The Dogs haven’t been in the best form lately, however this Sunday they see the return of Matt Suckling which should give them a little bit of that drive off half-back that they’ve been missing in recent times.
 
 
Prediction: 5/6 of our expert tippers are going with Western Bulldogs to win
 
 
Remember to submit your tips this weekend and good luck for the round!

#1

Donna Walker

Last round tips: 5 Total Score: 65

This Weeks Tips:

  • North Melbourne
  • Hawthorn
  • Carlton
  • Geelong Cats
  • Fremantle
  • Sydney Swans
  • Collingwood
  • Western Bulldogs
  • Adelaide Crows
 
#2

James Frankenfeld

Last round tips: 8 Total Score: 65

This Weeks Tips:

  • Richmond
  • Hawthorn
  • Carlton
  • Geelong Cats
  • Fremantle
  • Sydney Swans
  • Port Adelaide
  • Western Bulldogs
  • Adelaide Crows
 
#3

Steele Sidebottom

Last round tips: 5 Total Score: 64

This Weeks Tips:

  • North Melbourne
  • Hawthorn
  • Carlton
  • Geelong Cats
  • Fremantle
  • Sydney Swans
  • Collingwood
  • Western Bulldogs
  • Adelaide Crows
 
#4

Rodney Bond

Last round tips: 6 Total Score: 61

This Weeks Tips:

  • North Melbourne
  • Hawthorn
  • Carlton
  • Geelong Cats
  • Fremantle
  • Sydney Swans
  • Port Adelaide
  • Western Bulldogs
  • Adelaide Crows
 
#5

Lisa Jeffery

Last round tips: 5 Total Score: 58

This Weeks Tips:

  • North Melbourne
  • Hawthorn
  • Carlton
  • GWS Giants
  • Fremantle
  • Sydney Swans
  • Port Adelaide
  • Western Bulldogs
  • Adelaide Crows
 
#6

Kiss of Death

Last round tips: 3 Total Score: 24

This Weeks Tips:

  • Richmond
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane Lions
  • GWS Giants
  • Gold Coast Suns
  • Essendon
  • Port Adelaide
  • West Coast Eagles
  • St Kilda