Geelong host Sydney at Simonds Stadium in AFL Round 23, Saturday 1.45pm. The current bookmakers odds see Geelong trading between $1.64 up to $1.714 in the head to head market while Sydney are priced between $2.15 up to $2.30. The line handicap differs amongst the bookies, with the average being Geelong -6.5 Sydney +6.5 however lines of -/+5.5 and -/+7.5 are also available.
Geelong Cats: The Cats are putting it together at the right end of the season and they need a win here to help their chances of avoiding an interstate knock out final. Sitting in 6th place Geelong has a 14-7 overall record and 9-1 home record. They have averaged 27.24 scoring shots per game while conceding 23.48 for a +3.76scoring shots differential. Geelong's last four games have included wins against Western Bulldogs (107-73), St Kilda (123-81) and Hawthorn (118-116) and a loss to the West Coast (97-102). In AFL betting results this season the Cats have the worst record 7-14 (-$735) against the line handicap bet of any team while against the head to head odds they are showing a profit of +$93.80 (for $100 bets each week).
Sydney Swans: The Swans need to win this game to finish in the top two and to do so they will have to overcome a Geelong side who have a very good record at Simonds Stadium. Currently sitting in 2nd place with a 16-5 overall and 8-3 home record the Swans have averaged 27.48 scoring shots per game while allowing 20.57 for a differential of +6.91. In recent AFL results the Swans have lost to Hawthorn (95-102), thrashed the Bulldogs (167-85), lost to the Magpies (70-78) and defeated Carlton (93-71). Backing the Swans has been a profitable venture for the most part this season as they have a 14-7 (+$630) line handicap record and they are +$506.10 against the head to head odds.
The Prediction - BetonFooty.com.au's numbers like the value on offer for the Swans in the Head to Head market, we have backed Sydney at $2.30.