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We have expert tips for round 15 of the AFL. Beginning with the top two clash between Melbourne and Brisbane on Thursday night. For the first time in a decade, we will see all teams inside the 8 compete against each other.
Melbourne vs Brisbane, Thursday 19:20:
Melbourne will host the Brisbane Lions on Thursday night at the MCG. Brisbane sitting on top of the ladder with a 10-3 record. Melbourne sitting in 2nd with the same record. It is the clash of the season so far in the eyes of many people, one v two and two favourites for the flag.
Melbourne have won three of the last five clashes with the Brisbane. Brisbane have not won at the MCG since 2014.
- Ben Brown
- Luke Jackson
- Clayton Oliver
- Charlie Cameron
- Lachie Neale
- Joe Daniher
Melbourne vs Brisbane prediction:
Melbourne by 25-points
Melbourne vs Brisbane betting preview:
Melbourne start favourites at $1.65 to Brisbane $2.20
Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn, Friday 19:00:
The Western Bulldogs will host Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium on Friday night. The Dogs sitting in 10th with a 7-6 record. The Hawks in 14th with a 4-9 record.
Hawthorn have won three of the last five clashes with the Western Bulldogs. One would think that would change Friday night.
- Aaron Naughton
- Bailey Smith
- Adam Treloar
- Tom Mitchell
- James Sicily
- Jagar O’Meara
Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn prediction:
Western Bulldogs by 15-points.
Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn betting preview:
Western Bulldogs start favourites at $1.39 to Hawthorn $3.01.
West Coast vs Essendon, Friday 20:40
West Coast will host Essendon on Friday night at Optus Stadium.
West Coast sit last with a 1-12 record. Essendon in 16th with a 3-10 record.
West Coast have won three of the last five clashes with Essendon.
Key players include:
- Jake Waterman
- Josh Kennedy
- Andrew Gaff
- Jake Stringer
- Harrison Jones
- Peter Wright
West Coast vs Essendon prediction:
West Coast by 15-points.
West Coast vs Essendon betting preview:
Essendon start slight favourites at $1.42 to West Coast $2.90.
Carlton vs Fremantle, Saturday 13:45:
Carlton will host Fremantle at Marvel Stadium on Saturday. Carlton sitting in 5th with a 9-4 record. Fremantle in 3rd with a 10-3 record.
Carlton have won four of their last five clashes with Fremantle, with Fremantle ending that streak in round 6 this year.
Key players include:
- Charlie Curnow
- Patrick Crips
- Sam Walsh
- Andrew Brayshaw
- David Mundy
- Nat Fyfe
Carlton vs Fremantle prediction:
Carlton by 15-points
Carlton vs Fremantle betting odds:
Fremantle start as favourites at $1.73
Geelong vs Richmond, Saturday 16:35:
Geelong will face Richmond at the MCG this Saturday afternoon. Geelong sitting in 4th position with a 9-4 record. Richmond in 5th with a 8-5 record.
Richmond have won three of the last five clashes with Geelong. Geelong winning the last two clashes however.
- Jeremy Cameron
- Tom Hawkins
- Gary Rowan
- Dustin Martin
- Jack Riewoldt
- Tom Lynch
Geelong vs Richmond prediction:
Richmond by 15-points.
Geelong vs Richmond betting preview:
It’s fairly even odds, with Geelong slight favourites at $1.90 to Richmond $1.94.
Sydney Swans vs St Kilda, Saturday 19:25:
Sydney will host St Kilda in Saturday night football at the SCG. The Swans sitting in 7th with an 8-5 record. St Kilda sitting in 8th with the same record.
Sydney have won three of the last five clashes against St Kilda.
Key players include:
- Lance Franklin
- Issac Heeney
- Luke Parker
- Brad Hill
- Max King
- Paddy Ryder
Sydney vs St Kilda prediction:
Sydney by 30-points
Sydney vs St Kilda betting preview:
Sydney start favourites at $1.39 to St Kilda $3.01
North Melbourne vs Adelaide, Sunday 13:10:
North Melbourne will host Adelaide at Bloodstone Arena on Sunday. North sitting in 17th position with a 1-12 record. Adelaide in 15th with a 4-9 record.
Adelaide have won three of the last five clashes with North Melbourne.
- Jason Horne-Francis
- Jy Simpkin
- Luke Davis-Uniacke
- Ben Keays
- Rory Laird
- Taylor Walker
North Melbourne vs Adelaide prediction:
Adelaide by 30-points.
North Melbourne vs Adelaide betting preview:
Adelaide start favourites at $1.30 to North $3.52
Collingwood vs Greater Western Sydney (GWS), Sunday 15:20:
Collingwood will host GWS on Sunday at the MCG. Collingwood siting 9th with an 8-5 record. GWS in 13th with a 4-9 record.
GWS have won four of the last five clashes with Collingwood, including the last four consecutively.
- Jack Ginnivan
- Jamie Elliot
- Scott Pendlebury
- Josh Kelly
- Tom Green
- Jesse Hogan
Collingwood vs GWS prediction:
Collingwood by 30-points.
Collingwood vs GWS betting preview:
Collingwood start favourites at $1.47 to GWS $2.71
Port Adelaide vs Gold Coast, Sunday 16:10:
Port will host the Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
Port have won every clash with Gold Coast dating back to 2011 round 5.
- Ollie Wines
- Travis Boak
- Connor Rozee
- Noah Anderson
- Mabior Chol
- Touk Miller
Port Adelaide vs Gold Coast Prediction:
Port Adelaide by 15-points
Port Adelaide vs Gold Coast betting preview:
Port start favourites at $1.42 to Gold Coast $2.90