AFL Tips – Port Adelaide v Hawthorn – Round 2 2022

Port Adelaide are expected to bounce back after a Round 1 defeat but don’t count out the Hawks.

Best Bet

Hawthorn +26.5 ($1.85)

The Hawks were a great play against big numbers last year and their Round 1 form looks good enough to keep things competitive.

Hawthorn were underdogs of four goals or more six times last season, covering on five of those occasions and remarkably, winning three of them and drawing one more.

Those scalps included wins against Brisbane and the Bulldogs, as well as a draw with Melbourne.

Port appear to have lost nothing in 2022 given their terrific first up effort against the Lions, but with some injuries to key personnel – particularly in the backline – it may give opportunities to the likes of Mitch Lewis and Jack Gunston to hit the scoreboard.

Ben McEvoy and Luke Breust return for the Hawks and it would not surprise to see them push Port all the way.

Same Game Multi

Hawthorn +25.5 / Mitch Georgiades 2+ Goals / Jack Gunston Any Time Goal Scorer / Mitch Lewis Any Time Goal Scorer ($5.50)

Georgiades has taken over the number one forward role in the absence of Charlie Dixon while Port Adelaide’s depleted backline should create scoring opportunities for Gunston and Lewis.

Value Bet

Mitch Lewis 3+ Goals ($4.50)

Lewis opened the season in fine form and the penny looks to have finally dropped for the young key forward. With the Port Adelaide backline depleted and ideal conditions for scoring, Lewis could easily match his round 1 haul.

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