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We have expert tips and predictions for AFL round 19, beginning tonight with Richmond and Fremantle from Marvel Stadium.
In a big Saturday of football, North Melbourne will look to back up their effort that saw them upset Richmond last week, when they take on Hawthorn in Tassie. Sydney will look to build towards its finals spot when they host the Adelaide Crows. Geelong are looking to win their ninth straight game when they travel to take on Port Adelaide. We look forward to a big Saturday night of football with the Bulldogs taking on Melbourne and the Q clash between the Lions and Suns.
Carlton will look to continue its charge towards the finals when they host the Giants on Sunday. Essendon have caused upsets over top 8 sides over the last three weeks, but can they upset the red hot Pies who have won eight straight games? Finally, the round wraps up with West Coast hosting the Saints on Sunday evening.
Friday night 7:50pm
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Richmond will host Fremantle tonight at Marvel Stadium. Season on the line stuff for Richmond potentially.
Richmond currently sit in eight position with an 9-8 record, taking on the fourth placed Fremantle Dockers with a 12-5 record. Richmond have won four out of the last five clashes with Fremantle, with Fremantle ending that streak last year.
Richmond had a shock loss to North Melbourne by four-points last week. Inaccuracy killed them, they will need to capitalise a lot more tonight against one of the best in the comp. Fremantle got outclassed by the Sydney Swans by 17-points and will look to rebound tonight.
- Jack Riewoldt
- Nathan Broad
- Toby Nankervis
- David Mundy
- Michael Walters
- Nat Fyfe
Richmond vs Fremantle Prediction:
Fremantle are in good shape, they will get the job done by 25-points.
Richmond vs Fremantle betting tip:
Both teams start equal at $1.90
Saturday 1:45pm AEST
Bloodstone Arena, Hobart
North Melbourne will host Hawthorn in Hobart on Saturday afternoon.
North in 18th place with a 2-15 record, taking on the Hawks in 13th with a 6-11 record. Hawthorn have won three out of the last five clashes with North Melbourne.
North caused one of the upsets of the season last Saturday, surviving a 32-point comeback to pip Richmond by four-points. As Cam Zurhaar became Norths hero with six goals and the match winner. It was Norths first win since round 2. Hawthorn have won two in a row with wins over Adelaide and West Coast, they are looking to make it three in a row at the back end of the season.
One thing that helped North to victory last week was their ability to kick accurately. They will want to do the same tomorrow against the scoring power of Hawthorn.
- Cameron Zurhaar
- Nick Larkey
- Jack Ziebell
- Jack Gunston
- Tom Mitchell
- Mitch Lewis
North Melbourne vs Hawthorn prediction:
North had a strong win last week, but tired in the third and fourth quarters and were lucky to get over the line in the end. Hawthorn are carrying momentum from their last two wins, they will win by 15-points.
Saturday 1:45pm AEST
Sydney will host the Adelaide Crows on Saturday afternoon at the SCG.
The Swans in sixth position with an 11-6 record, facing the 16th placed Crows with a 5-12 record. Sydney have won three out of the last five clashes with the Adelaide Crows.
Sydney come into this clash following an upset 82-65 over Fremantle last week. They are aiming for their third win in a row. Adelaide came close to upsetting Collingwood last Saturday, going down 91-86 in a thriller.
- Lance Franklin
- Callum Mills
- Luke Parker
- Taylor Walker
- Rory Laird
- Ben Keays
Sydney vs Adelaide prediction:
Sydney will be to strong at home, Sydney by 35-points.
Sydney vs Adelaide betting tip:
Sydney start strong favourites at $1.10 to Adelaide $6.50
Saturday 4:35pm AEST
Port Adelaide will host Geelong on Saturday evening at Adelaide Oval.
Port in 11th position with an 8-9 record. Geelong on top with a 13-4 record. Geelong have won three out of the last five clashes with Port Adelaide.
Port enter this clash following a 14-point defeat to Melbourne last Sunday. Geelong kept top spot with their 30-point win over Carlton, making it eight-straight wins.
- Robbie Grey
- Charlie Dixon
- Ollie Wines
- Tom Hawkins
- Patrick Dangerfield
- Jeremy Cameron
Port Adelaide vs Geelong prediction:
Geelong will be a bit to strong for Port, Geelong by 25-points.
Port Adelaide vs Geelong betting tip:
Geelong start slight favourites at $1.59 to Port $2.32.
Gold Coast Suns
Saturday 7:10pm AEST
The Gabba, Brisbane
The Brisbane Lions will host the Gold Coast Suns in the Queensland clash, on Saturday night at the Gabba.
The Lions in third position with a 12-5 record, facing the Suns in 12th with an 8-9 record. Brisbane have won the last seven clashes against the Suns.
Brisbane got back to winning ways last weekend, with a 40-point win over GWS. Gold Coast got outclassed by Essendon last Sunday by 48-points.
- Lachie Neale
- Joe Daniher
- Charlie Cameron
- Noah Anderson
- Mabior Chol
- Matt Rowell
Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast prediction:
Brisbane will be far to strong, they will run away by 60-points.
Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast betting tip:
Brisbane start favourites at $1.24 to Gold Coast $3.95
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
The Western Bulldogs will host Melbourne on Saturday night at Marvel Stadium.
The Bulldogs in ninth with a 9-8 record. Melbourne in second with a 13-4 record. Melbourne have won three out of the last five clashes with the Bulldogs, including last years Grand Final significantly.
The Bulldogs defeated St Kilda by 28-points last Friday night in a dominant display. Melbourne got back to winning ways last Sunday with a 14-point win over Port Adelaide. They remain equal first, just percentage in second.
- Aaron Naughton
- Marcus Bontempelli
- Adam Treloar
- Max Gawn
- Ben Brown
- Kysaiah Pickett
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne prediction:
Melbourne to win by 25-points and keep top of the top of the table quest up for grabs.
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne betting tip:
Melbourne start favourites at $1.59 to the Bulldogs $2.31
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Carlton will host the Giants on Sunday at Marvel Stadium.
Carlton in seventh position with an 11-6 record, face the 15th place GWS with a 5-12 record. GWS have won four of the last five clashes with the Blues, with Carlton breaking the streak by 30-points in round 9 this year.
Carlton will be very determined to rebound from their 30-point defeat to Geelong last week. GWS went down by 40-points to the Brisbane Lions last weekend. One area Carlton can really take control of this week is their scoring ability, with Charlie Curnow and Harry McKay down forward, they can kick a bag between them.
- Charlie Curnow
- Harry McKay
- Patrick Cripps
- Toby Green
- Jake Riccardi
- Tim Taranto
Carlton vs GWS prediction:
Carlton will get back to winning ways at home, they will be hungry and determined. Carlton to get the job done by 45-points.
Carlton vs GWS betting tip:
Carlton the hot favourites at $1.17 to GWS $4.90.
Sunday 3:20pm AEST
Collingwood will host arch rivals Essendon on Sunday at the MCG.
Collingwood in fifth position with a 12-5 record, facing Essendon in 14th with a 6-11 record. Essendon have won three out of the last five clashes with Collingwood.
Collingwood enter this clash looking for their ninth consecutive victory, following their five-point thriller over the Adelaide Crows last weekend. Essendon have been the one’s to upset finals contenders over the last three weeks, their three wins in a row against two top 8 sides in Sydney, Brisbane and a finals “contender” in the Gold Coast Suns. Last week they outclassed the Suns by 48-points.
Collingwood vs Essendon prediction:
This is a tough prediction given the upsets Essendon have caused in the last couple weeks. But Collingwood are the most in form side they’ve faced in the last month. Collingwood will win a close encounter by 15-points, but they will be challenged and don’t be surprised to see Essendon pull off another upset if it happens.
Collingwood vs Essendon betting tip:
Collingwood start favourites at $1.72 to Essendon $2.13
Sunday 4:40pm AESR
Optus Stadium, Perth
West Coast will host St Kilda on Sunday evening at Optus Stadium.
West Coast in 17th position with a 2-15 record. St Kilda in 10th with a 9-8 record. West Coast have won four out of the last clashes with St Kilda.
West Coast put in a gallant effort against Hawthorn last Sunday, but went down by 25-points. St Kilda were completely outclassed by the Bulldogs last Friday night, going down by 28-points. If the Saints can win this game, depending on if results go their way, they could go back into the 8 at the end of this round.
West Coast vs St Kilda prediction:
St Kilda to get the job done by 25-points, it will be a tough contest though.
West Coast vs St Kilda betting tip:
St Kilda start favourites at $1.35 to West Coast $3.21.