AFL round 15 tips and predictions

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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.

Key Players:

Melbourne:

  • Ben Brown
  • Luke Jackson
  • Clayton Oliver

Brisbane:

  • 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.

Key players:

Western Bulldogs:

  • Aaron Naughton
  • Bailey Smith
  • Adam Treloar

Hawthorn:

  • 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:

West Coast:

  • Jake Waterman
  • Josh Kennedy
  • Andrew Gaff

Essendon:

  • 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:

Carlton:

  • Charlie Curnow
  • Patrick Crips
  • Sam Walsh

Fremantle:

  • 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.

Key Players:

Geelong:

  • Jeremy Cameron
  • Tom Hawkins
  • Gary Rowan

Richmond:

  • 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:

Sydney:

  • Lance Franklin
  • Issac Heeney
  • Luke Parker

St Kilda:

  • 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.

Key players:

North Melbourne:

  • Jason Horne-Francis
  • Jy Simpkin
  • Luke Davis-Uniacke

Adelaide:

  • 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.

Key players:

Collingwood:

  • Jack Ginnivan
  • Jamie Elliot
  • Scott Pendlebury

GWS:

  • 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.

Key Players:

Port Adelaide:

  • Ollie Wines
  • Travis Boak
  • Connor Rozee

Gold Coast:

  • 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