ADELAIDE CROWS V RICHMOND TIGERS PREDICTION
THURSDAY – JUNE 13 – 7:20 PM ACST, 7:50PM AEST
The truncated AFL Round 13 gets underway on Thursday night with a top of the table clash between 5th placed Adelaide and the 7th place Richmond.
The Crows have been a bit up and down in the last month and a half. After losing 2 straight games, they won their next 4, before losing back-to-back games and then followed that up with wins over Melbourne, by just 2 points, before last weekend’s brilliant 21 point victory over the Giants.
The Tigers too have been unable to nail down strong form for lengthy periods. They’ve had a pair of three-game winning runs, separated by a heavy 47 point loss to the Bulldogs. In their last two weeks, they’ve lost by 37 to the embattled Kangaroos and last weekend, Richmond scored a paltry 37 points as they went down to league leaders Geelong by 67 points.
Richmond won their last clash against Adelaide, and 2 of their last 3 games against the Crows.
Crows: Matt Crouch, Tom Doedee, Rory Sloane.
Tigers: Jake Aarts, David Astbury, Brandon Ellis, Luke English, Kane Lambert, Oleg Markov, Callum Moore, Toby Nankervis, Marlion Pickett, Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt, Jack Ross, Jayden Short.
Milestones: Matt Crouch will play his 100th club and career game.
Eddie Betts needs 3 goals to reach 300 for his club.
ESSENDON BOMBERS V HAWTHORN HAWKS PREDICTION
FRIDAY – JUNE 14 – 7:50 PM
Footy tips in Round 13 will be almost evenly split for this game, as these sides have very little between on paper and on the ladder.
The Bombers are placed 10th, having won 5 of 11 games. Their lost four games saw them lose to Sydney, defeat Freo, lose to Richmond and then defeat last placed Carlton, before taking a bye last week. Form wise, they’re probably under-performing at the moment, but the week off could have come at the perfect time for them.
Hawthorn’s form line is the same as Essendon’s, but has been going on for longer, as they’ve traded wins and losses for 7 weeks now. After their impressive 33 point win over GWS, they lost to Richmond by 6 goals, beat Port by 31 points and then lost to Brisbane by 19. They too had a bye last weekend. They haven’t scored or conceded 100 points in a game for 6 straight games now.
Hawthorn have won 9 of their last 11 games against Essendon, including the last 2 straight.
Bombers: Joe Daniher, Sam Draper, Orazio Fantasia, Kobe Mutch, Dylan Shiel, James Stewart, Jake Stringer.
Hawks: Grant Birchall, Ben McEvoy, Darren Minchington, Tom Mitchell, Tim Mohr, Ryan Schoenmakers, Jack Scrimshaw, Chad Wingard.
Milestones: Hawthorn needs a loss to bring up the 1000th of their history.
GOLD COAST SUNS V ST KILDA PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JUNE 15 – 1:45 PM
AFL Round 13 tips for this match will favour St.Kilda, however the Suns will prove to be stiff opposition who wouldn’t surprise anyone if they got up.
The Suns lost their opening match of the year by 1 point, before winning their next 3 straight games, all by less than a goal, but have fallen away badly to lose all 8 games since. After copping their heaviest defeat of the year against GWS going down by 83 points, the Suns followed up with another loss last weekend, against the Kangaroos by 27 points.
St Kilda started the year brilliantly, winning all bar one of their opening 5 games before a full 180 degree switch in form which has seen them lost 5 of their last 6 games. In Round 10 they beat the last placed Carlton in a low scoring affair by 68-55 before copping a belting the following week from Port Adelaide by 70 points. They’ve had a week off to reset and refresh for this match.
St.Kilda has won their last 3 games against the Suns, with the last two decided by 2 points and 1 point.
Suns: Ben Ainsworth, Jack Bowes, Sam Collins, Pearce Hanley, Jarrod Harbrow, Sean Lemmens, Touk Miller, Izak Rankine, Brad Scheer, Rory Thompson, Harrison Wigg, Aaron Young.
Saints:Blake Acres, Logan Austin, Jack Bytel, Jake Carlisle, Jarryn Geary, Jack Lonie, Jonathon Marsh, Paddy McCartin, Daniel McKenzie, Lewis Pierce, Dylan Roberton, Sam Rowe, Jack Steven, Jimmy Webster.
Milestones: Aaron Young will play his 100th career game.
FREMANTLE DOCKERS V PORT ADELAIDE POWER PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JUNE 15 – 2:35 PM (AWST), 4:35 PM (AEST)
This match will prove to be the toughest of the AFL Footy Tips in Round 13 to make, given both sides are very good attacking units fighting for 8th place on the table.
Fremantle had a blistering start to the season, flogging the Roos by 82 points before winning 5 and losing 5 games since then. All of their last 10 games have been decided by 25 points or less, 5 of which were by 7 points or less. They’ve won their last two games against the Lions, by 1 point, and then Collingwood by 4 points in their last match.
Port Adelaide have been consistently inconsistent this year, winning and losing games in pairs over the opening 8 rounds. They then beat Gold Coast by 38 points, lost to Hawthorn by 31 points before hammering St Kilda by 70 points in Round 11. Last weekend, Port Adelaide had the bye.
Fremantle won the last clash between these two sides.
Dockers: Sean Darcy, Hugh Dixon, Stefan Giro, Stephen Hill, Shane Kersten, Alex Pearce, Aaron Sandilands, Sam Sturt, Matt Taberner, Luke Valente.
Power: Charlie Dixon, Brad Ebert, Sam Hayes, Jake Patmore, Tom Rockliff, Jack Trengove, Jack Watts, Ollie Wines.
Milestones: Sam Powell-Pepper will play his 50th career and club game.
Connor Blakely will play his 50th career and club game.
Karl Amon will play his 50th career and club game.
Justin Westhoff needs 1 goal to reach 300 for his career and club.
CARLTON BLUES V WESTERN BULLDOGS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JUNE 15 – 7:25 PM
AFL Round 13 odds for this match are comfortably favouring the Bulldogs, despite Carlton scoring a solid win last weekend.
Carlton have largely been competitive all year, with the exception of 4 games, most notably their worst loss of the year in Round 9 to GWS by 93 points. They then lost to Saints by 13 and the Bombers by 41, after which they lost their coach. Last weekend, they beat the Lions by 15 points.
The Bulldogs opened the year with 2 wins, followed by 4 losses, 2 more losses and then lost their next 3 games. Those last few losses have been quite bad, losing to Geelong by 44, then Kangaroos by 25 and finally West Coast by 61.
Carlton won their last clash with the Bulldogs, in Round 5 this year.
Blues: Tom De Koning, Sam Docherty, Liam Jones, Mitch McGovern, Marc Murphy, Jarrod Pickett, Kade Simpson, Tom Williamson.
Bulldogs: Ben Cavarra, Hayden Crozier, Taylor Duryea, Dale Morris, Fergus Greene, Mitch Wallis, Josh Schache, Lukas Webb.
Milestones: Dale Thomas will play his 250th career game.
NORTH MELBOURNE KANGAROOS V GWS GIANTS PREDICTION
SUNDAY – JUNE 16 – 3:20 PM AEST
AFL Round 13 comes to a close on Sunday afternoon, when the back in-form Kangaroos take on the third placed GWS Giants.
The Kangaroos made a sluggish start to their 2019 campaign, winning just 2 of their opening 9 games, but have really turned things around in the last three weeks, recording solid wins over the Bulldogs by 25 points, Richmond by 37 points, and then last weekend they toppled the Suns by 27 points.
Just as the Giants looked to be about to put their foot down and go on a long winning run, they come up with a 21 point loss to the Crows last weekend. Prior to that, they’d won 3 straight, beating Calrton by 93 points, Melbourne by 26 points and the Suns by 83 points.
North Melbourne won their last match against GWS and 6 of their 8 games against the Suns.
Kangaroos: Majak Daw, Ben Jacobs, Jamie Macmillan, Tom McKenzie, Dom Tyson, Ed Vickers-Willis, Will Walker, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Wright.
Giants: Jye Caldwell, Aidan Corr, Jonathon Patton, Tommy Sheridan, Zac Sproule, Callan Ward, Lachie Whitfield.
Milestones: Ben Cunnington will play his 200th career and club game.
Tim Taranto will play his 50th career and club game.
Mason Wood will play his 50th career and club game.
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