AFL Round 13 tips and previews

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We have expert tips and predictions ahead of round 13, starting tonight with Richmond vs Port Adelaide at the MCG.

Richmond vs Port Adelaide, Thursday 19:20:

Richmond will host Port Adelaide at the MCG in Thursday night footy. The Tigers hitting form now, with their loss to the Swans in round 12 their first loss in five games. Sitting currently in 10th position. Port has found a bit of form after their horror start to season 2022, after their 0-5 start, they’ve won five of their last six games.

Richmond have won three of their last five clashes with Port Adelaide. Most significantly, the 2020 Preliminary Final by a straight kick, to get them into their third Grand Final in four season, in which of course they went on to beat Geelong.

Key players include:


  • Dustin Martin
  • Jack Riewoldt
  • Toby Nankervis

Port Adelaide:

  • Ollie Wines
  • Charlie Dixon
  • Travis Boak

Richmond vs Port Adelaide prediction:

Richmond by 25-points.

Richmond vs Port betting preview:

Richmond start favourites at $1.48 to Port $2.60.

Essendon vs Carlton, Friday 19:50.

Essendon will host arch rivals Carlton on Friday night at the MCG. Carlton impressing the odds in Michael Vosses first season, sitting 7th with an 8-3 record. They will be hungary coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Pies before the bye. Essendon are celebrating their 150th anniversary when they face the Blues tomorrow. Coming in as the underdogs, sitting 16th with a 2-9 record.

Carlton have won three of the last five clashes against Essendon, and are expected to keep the wood as of tomorrow night.

Key players:


  • Peter Wright
  • Darcy Parish
  • Jake Stringer


  • Charlie Curnow
  • Harry McKay
  • Patrick Cripps

Carlton will be looking forward to the return of key forward Harry McKay and key defender Caleb Marchbank.

Essendon vs Carlton prediction:

Carlton by 25-points.

Essendon vs Carlton betting preview:

Carlton start warm favourites at $1.32 to Essendon $3.3o.

Fremantle vs Hawthorn, Saturday 16:10:

Fremantle will host Hawthorn on Saturday at Optus Stadium. Fremantle sitting in 3rd, have been very impressive so far in 2022. Sitting with a 9-3 record. Hawthorn are currently 10 places lower in 13th, with a 4-8 record.

Fremantle have won three out of the last five clashes with the Hawks, including the last three in a row.

Key players include:


  • Andrew Brayshaw
  • Caleb Serong
  • Rory Lobb


  • Tom Mitchell
  • Luke Breust
  • James Sicily

Fremantle vs Hawthorn prediction:

Fremantle by 40-points

Fremantle vs Hawthorn betting preview:

Fremantle start the hot favourites at $1.14 to Hawthorn $5.75

Brisbane Lions vs St Kilda, Saturday 19:25

Brisbane will host St Kilda on Saturday night at the Gabba. The Lions sitting in 2nd with a 9-3 record. The Saints in 5th with an 8-3 record.

The Saints have won three of the last five clashes with the Lions.

Key players include:


  • Cam Rayner
  • Joe Daniher
  • Lachie Neil

St Kilda:

  • Max King
  • Brad Hill
  • Jade Gresham

Brisbane Lions vs St Kilda prediction:

Brisbane by 25-points

Brisbane Lions vs St Kilda betting preview:

Brisbane Lions start favourites at $1.38 to St Kilda $3.09

North Melbourne vs Greater Western Sydney (GWS), Sunday 15:20:

North Melbourne will host GWS on Sunday at Marvel Stadium. North sitting in 17th with a 1-11 record. GWS sit 15th at a 3-8 record.

GWS have won two of the last five clashes with North, with the result last year in round 13 a draw.

Key players:

North Melbourne:

  • Jack Ziebell
  • Jason Horne-Francis
  • Jaidyn Stephenson


  • Jesse Hogan
  • Toby Greene
  • Josh Kelly

North Melbourne vs GWS prediction:

GWS by 25-points

North Melbourne vs GWS betting preview:

GWS start favourite at $1.17 to North $5.10

Collingwood vs Melbourne, Monday 15:20:

Collingwood will host Melbourne for the annual Queens Birthday clash at the MCG on Monday. Collingwood sit in 8th with a 7-5 record. Melbourne are in top despite loosing their last two games, sitting at a 10-2 record.

Collingwood have won four of the last five clashes with Melbourne.

Key players include:


  • Jack Ginnivan
  • Jordan De Goey
  • Jeremy Howe


  • Max Gax
  • Jack Viney
  • Ben Brown

Collingwood vs Melbourne prediction:

Melbourne by 25-points

Collingwood vs Melbourne betting preview:

Melbourne start favourites at $1.45 to Collingwood $2.79

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