• Week past, we had a go at tipping Round 2 of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition.

    We had no misconceptions, as there are experts who cannot reliably tip the outcome of an entire round.

    That mere fact that someone may be reading this should provide some indication of our results.

    We picked two of nine correctly in head-to-head and line markets.

    The details are not critical, but only in one of our losses did we pick the game-winner, but fail to see the spread covered.

    If we were punters for a living, we cannot help but be reminded of the line Clint Eastwood uttered nearer the end of his 1976 film, The Outlaw Josey Wales.

    “Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’, boy.”

    Older and wiser (and poorer), this week, we will limit ourselves to the head-to-head markets.

    First up, the Geelong Cats will tour Adelaide for a game with the Crows. We will put our faith in the Cats. In Cats, we trust.

    Next is Melbourne versus Essendon. The Dees are heavy favourites despite losing their first two, but we choose the Dees to win.

    Carlton versus Sydney would appear an easy one. We take the Swans to win at Marvel Stadium. Were the game in Sydney, we would be looking for an over/under market for the attendance, but we would suspect that at least one spectator would stay home to thwart us out of spite.

    GWS versus Richmond would seem and easy one, but the narrow 7.5-point line is anxiety inducing. Still, we will take the Tigers.

    Port is favoured over Brisbane at the Gabba, but we will take the Lions all the same. There will be one fewer undefeated club at the conclusion of that one.

    West Coast must go to The G for a game with the Pies. We have to go with Collingwood.

    Western Bulldogs versus Gold Coast Suns? Dogs all the way.

    Hawthorn is favoured over the Roos, but we will go counter-trend and take North Melbourne.

    The Saints will be in Perth to meet the Dockers. We are going with St. Kilda, in the hopes that heaven is in our futures.

    Warning: If the two-for-nine we posted for Round 2 is not sufficient warning, do not punt based on our guesses. Make your own.