AFL Round 1 Tips and Odds – 2016

The 2016 AFL season will begin tonight and we take a look at the odds for each of the matches in Round 1. Take a look at our 2016 AFL Round 1 tips below.


Match 1: Richmond Tigers ($1.20) vs Carlton Blues ($4.50)

When: 19:20 | Thursday 24/03/2016

Where: MCG

Tip: Richmond Tigers at $1.20

Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Ty Vickery $12.00



Match 2: Melbourne Demons ($2.25) vs Greater Western Sydney Giants ($1.63)

When: 13:45 | Saturday 26/03/2016

Where: MCG

Tip: Greater Western Sydney Giants at $1.63

Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Sam Frost at $17.00



Match 3: Gold Coast Suns ($1.22) vs Essendon Bombers ($4.25)

When: 16:34 | Saturday 26/03/2016

Where: Metricon Stadium

Tip: Gold Coast Suns at $1.22

Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Aaron Hall at $24.00



Match 4: Sydney Swans ($1.60) vs Collingwood Magpies ($2.35)

When: 19:20 | Saturday 26/03/2016

Where: SCG

Tip: Collingwood Magpies at $2.35

Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Sam Reid at $17.00



Match 5: North Melbourne Kangaroos ($1.50) vs Adelaide Crows ($2.60)

When: 19:20 | Saturday 26/03/2016

Where: Etihad Stadium

Tip: Adelaide Crows at $2.60

Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Tom Lynch at $18.00



Match 6: Western Bulldogs ($2.05) vs Fremantle Dockers ($1.78)

When: 13:10 | Sunday 27/03/2016

Where: Etihad Stadium

Tip: Fremantle Dockers at $1.78

Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Chris Mayne at $16.00



Match 7: Port Adelaide Power ($1.22) vs St Kilda Saints ($4.20)

When: 15:20 | Sunday 27/03/2016

Where: Adelaide Oval

Tip: Port Adelaide Power at $1.22

Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Justin Westhoff at $16.00



Match 8: West Coast Eagles ($1.04) vs Brisbane Broncos ($11.00)

When: 16:40 | Sunday 27/03/2016

Where: Domain Stadium

Tip: West Coast Eagles at $1.04

Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Josh Hill at $15.00



Match 9: Geelong Cats ($2.25) vs Hawthorn Hawks ($1.63)

When: 15:20 | Monday 28/03/2016

Where: MCG

Tip: Hawthorn Hawks at $1.63

Value Bet: First Goalscorer: Ryan Schoenmakers at $17.00



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All odds are subject to change. Odds listed are correct at the time of the latest update


The last time Brisbane lost a host of homesick players, Lions leaders gave them a social media send-off.

But Lions captain Tom Rockliff said the frustration over losing a youngster they had groomed would be eased somewhat if the AFL extended draftee contracts to three years.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan on Tuesday revealed the change would be discussed in a bid to help battling clubs retain young talent.

Rockliff championed the move on Tuesday after watching a string of players leave the Lions in his time, most notably five in late 2013 which effectively wiped out the 2010 and 2011 draft for the battling club.

At the time senior Lions players were less than forgiving, delivering parting shots to the youngsters on Twitter with the message #mummiesboysarehomenow.

But Rockliff said on Tuesday he could cop a player leaving after their three year draftee contract expired.

“If they want to shift clubs or go home after three years I think that is more than fair,” Rockliff said.

“We have found that when we struggle to win games and you have developed players for two years, to see them walk out the door makes it’s tough.

“It feels like you have to go through the whole process again.”

Under the current AFL Players Association CBA, all draftees placed on a club’s primary list sign a standard, base-pay two-year contact.

“I like the idea of going to a three year contract,” Rockliff said.

“You give them a chance to grow into their role in 12 months then the kid doesn’t feel pressure to play in that 12 months.

“They can learn the ropes and then they have two years to have a fair dinkum crack at it.

“While we are always competing to be that No.1 sport I think it important we get three years up here.”

On the Gold Coast to celebrate the code’s 150th year in Queensland, McLachlan said the move was “worth having a look at”.

“I haven’t thought whether it is good or bad but it will be discussed,” he said.

“It has been tabled by a number of clubs.

“We need consensus first before we take it forward.”

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