WITH round one set to blast off on March 16, over 80 per cent of fans believe reigning premiers Melbourne will defeat the Western Bulldogs again in a blockbuster season-opener at the MCG.

It's a similar story for Thursday night's clash with Richmond heavily favoured to beat Carlton again. 

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But if you're still in the hunt at the pointy end, you won't miss out either with flight vouchers on offer from Virgin Australia for second to fifth-place finishers. 

The best tipper each week will walk away with a $100 AFL Store voucher as well as an AFL Sherrin. The best club tippers will win an official club jumper, and prizes of $1000 are also awarded for winners of the famous Gauntlet competition and Pick 5.

There is more cash to be won too: be the last remaining tipster in the 'Minimum 5' competition (which kicks off from round 11) and you could pocket a lazy $1000.

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