Bet of the Day May 3

Joshua Bell:
Bet of the Day May 3

Round 8 of the AFL season continues Friday evening with a blockbuster clash at the MCG between the biggest rivals in football; Collingwood and Carlton. Our best bet at for Friday May 3 is in this game.

Bet Of The Day May 3 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.

Key Points

  • Each of Carlton’s last four straight games has been decided by a margin of 1-39 points.
  • The last game that these two teams met resulted in a Carlton win by 17 points.
  • The last five straight wins that Carlton has had over Collingwood was by a margin of 1-39 points.
  • Carlton has the fewest number of clangers in the entire competition. Collingwood has recorded the second most.
  • The Blues also rank first in the competition for contested possessions and center clearances.
  • Sam Walsh’s return has helped in both these areas and he has now recorded 31+ disposals in his last five straight games

There is no bigger rivalry in Australian sport than Carlton and Collingwood and anyone that tries to tell you otherwise is lying or ill informed.

The defending premier had a horrible start to the season, losing their first three games, and many were questioning their credentials to attempt back to back flags for the first time since 1935/36.

Collingwood seem rejuvenated in recent weeks and are now undefeated in their last four including splitting the points with Essendon last week on Anzac Day.

Carlton played in their first Preliminary Final since the year 2000 when losing to Brisbane in 2023 but produced one of their best performances in recent memory by avenging that loss in round one.

This set a tone for the season and they won their first four games of the season, but have stumbled twice in the last three rounds.

Poor goal kicking cost them last week against Geelong but they get another opportunity against quality opposition in front of a big crowd on Friday night.

Sam Walsh didn’t play when they last met in 2023 but his return has bolstered an already formidable midfield and that is where this game will be won.

Bet Of The Day May 3

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