AFL Round 15 Preview | Betting Odds, Tips and Injuries

Round 15 of the AFL season gets underway this Thursday – see all the latest news, stats, milestones, tips & odds for Round 15 right here on Sportsbet News!

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ESSENDON BOMBERS V GWS GIANTS PREDICTION

THURSDAY – JUNE 27 – 7:20 PM


The AFL Round 15 preview returns to a 9 game weekend this week, getting underway on Thursday night when Essendon takes on GWS in what promises to be an entertaining contest.

Essendon are currently sitting a win outside the top 8 and look to be on the improve, despite going down last weekend to West Coast by 35 points. They’ve won 2 of their last 3 games and 3 of their last 5.

The Giants currently sit in 3rd place on the table, but have overcome a somewhat inconsistent opening 2 months to return to their strong attacking form that they’ve become known for in recent times. Prior to last weekend’s bye, the Giants beat the Roos by 23 points on enemy soil.

The Giants have won 4 of their last 5 clashes with Essendon, including their last contest, which had a massive margin of 72 points.

Injured Players
Bombers:
Joe Daniher, Sam Draper, Kobe Mutch, Devon Smith, James Stewart, Jake Stringer.
Giants: Jye Caldwell, Aidan Corr, Matt de Boer, Nick Haynes, Lachlan Keeffe, Xavier O’Halloran, Jonathon Patton, Tommy Sheridan, Zac Sproule, Callan Ward, Lachie Whitfield.

Milestones: David Zaharakis will play his 200th club and career game.
Brett Deledio needs 4 goals to reach 200 in his career.

All markets for the Bombers v Giants here.

GEELONG CATS V ADELAIDE CROWS PREDICTION

FRIDAY – JUNE 28 – 7:50 PM


This match will prove to be one of the toughest footy tips in Round 15 when the league leaders Geelong take on the fifth placed Crows.

Geelong have won 11 of their 13 games so far this year and sit a win clear of the competition at the top of the ladder. Their sole losses came against GWS in Round 4 by just 4 points and then last weekend against Port Adelaide by 11 points.

The Crows won just 1 of their opening 4 games, but have now won 7 of their last 9 games, including their last three straight, where they beat the Dees by 2 points, GWS by an impressive 21 points and then the Tigers in a dominant 33 point victory, before having a bye last weekend.

Geelong’s win by 4 goals in their last clash with Adelaide ended a 3 game losing streak against them.

Injured Players
Cats:
Nakia Cockatoo, Jordan Cunico, Lachie Henderson, Sam Menegola, Quinton Narkle, Esava Ratugolea.
Crows: Toe Doedee, Josh Jenkins, Jake Kelly, Tom Lynch, Lachlan Murphy, Daniel Talia.

Milestones: Lachie Henderson will play his 50th club game.
Eddie Betts needs 1 goal to reach 300 for his club.

All markets for the Cats v Crows here.

HAWTHORN HAWKS V WEST COAST EAGLES PREDICTION

SATURDAY – JUNE 29 – 1:45 PM


AFL Round 15 tips for this game are in the favour of the visiting West Coast Eagles, when they travel to the G, to take on the 12th place Hawks.

Hawthorn were looking solid after 8 rounds, having scored 4 wins and 4 losses, but since then their form has fell off a cliff, as they’ve had just 1 win, a 31 point victory over Port Adelaide in Round 10, in their last 5 games, which has seen them drop down the ladder to 12th place, 2 wins outside the top 8.

West Coast had a steady start to their 2019 campaign, winning half of their opening 6 matches, but they have really lifted since, winning all bar one of their last 7 games. Their heavy 45 point loss to the lowly Swans in Round 12 was followed up with a bye and then a much better 35 point win over Essendon.

West Coast won the last match between these sides by 15 points.

Injured Players
Hawks:
Grant Birchall, Jacob Koschitzke, Darren Minchington, Tom Mitchell, Tim Mohr, Jack Scrimshaw, Chad Wingard.
Eagles: Oscar Allen, Tom Barrass, Patrick Bines, Harry Edwards, Shannon Hurn, Fraser McInnes, Willie Rioli, Nathan Vardy, Daniel Venables, Elliot Yeo.

Milestones: Jamie Cripps needs 3 goals to reach 200 for his career.

All markets for the Hawks v Eagles here.

SYDNEY SWANS V GOLD COAST SUNS PREDICTION

SATURDAY – JUNE 29 – 4:35 PM (AEST)


This match appears to be one of the easiest AFL Footy Tips in Round 15 to make, given Sydney’s much better form and the rapidly dropping form of the Suns.

Sydney has won just 5 of their 13 matches this year, however 3 of those have come in their last 5 games. They come into this match after back-to-back victories over West Coast by 45 points and Hawthorn by 19 points, either side of a bye. They’re at home and making a surge towards the top 8.

The Suns were very impressive to start the season, winning 3 of their opening 4 games, after losing their opening game to St.Kilda. All of their opening 4 games were decided by less than a goal. Sadly, they’ve now lost 9 in a row and while their defence is quite good, their attack is struggling.

The Suns won their last encounter with the Swans by 24 points. It was their first win in their 9 match history against the Swans.

Injured Players
Swans:
Harry Cunningham, Will Hayward, Kieren Jack, Zak Jones, Josh Kennedy, Jack Maibaum, Jarrad McVeigh, Sam Naismith, Nick Smith, Durack Tucker.
Suns: Ben Ainsworth, Jack Bowes, Sam Collins, Sam Fletcher, Pearce Hanley, Sean Lemmens, Touk Miller, Jordan Murdoch, Izak Rankine, Brad Scheer, Josh Schoenfeld, Rory Thompson, Harrison Wigg, Aaron Young.

Milestones: Lance Franklin will play his 300th career game.
Aaron Young will play his 100th career game.
Will Hayward will play his 50th club and career game.
Ryan Clarke will play his 50th career game.

All markets for the Swans v Suns here.

COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES V NORTH MELBOURNE KANGAROOS PREDICTION

SATURDAY – JUNE 29 – 7:25 PM

AFL Round 15 odds for this match are leaning comfortably towards the second placed Collingwood Magpies when they take on North Melbourne on Saturday night.

Collingwood are outright second on the table, a win clear of third and trailing by a win from first. They opened with a tight 7 point loss to current table leaders Geelong, before losing to the Eagles in Round 3 by 22. They’ve since won 9 of their last 10 games to be arguably the form side of the competition right now. Their sole loss in that time was in Round 11, when they went down to the Dockers by just 4 points.

The Kangaroos have had a tumultuous season already. After winning 2 of their opening 9 games, they got themselves a new coach which immediately produced success, as the Roos won 3 straight games against the Bulldogs by 25, the Tigers by 37 and the Suns by 27 before they went down in a spirited display to top side GWS by 23 points. They had the bye last weekend.

Collingwood have won their last two clashes against the Kangaroos, and by comfortable margins of 54 and 66 points.

Injured Players
Magpies:
Taylor Adams, Dayne Beams, Lynden Dunn, Jamie Elliott, Tyson Goldsack, Jeremy Howe, Will Kelly, Tom Langdon, Nathan Murphy, Sam Murray, Jaidyn Stephenson, Daniel Wells, Rupert Wills, Tom Wilson.
Suns: Ben Ainsworth, Jack Bowes, Sam Collins, Sam Fletcher, Pearce Hanley, Sean Lemmens, Touk Miller, Jordan Murdoch, Izak Rankine, Brad Scheer, Josh Schoenfeld, Rory Thompson, Harrison Wigg, Aaron Young.

Milestones: Collingwood are 2 points away from conceding 7500 points at this venue.

All markets for the Magpies v Kangaroos here.

PORT ADELAIDE POWER V WESTERN BULLDOGS PREDICTION

SATURDAY – JUNE 29 – 7:10 PM ACST, 7:40 PM AEST


AFL Round 15 teams for Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs are the closest to full strength of all sides this weekend, which should see a good game take place.

Port Adelaide have been struggling for some consistent winning form all year. They’ve had back-to-back wins twice this year and back-to-back losses twice as well. They currently sit in 7th place, but a loss here could see them slip down and outside of the top 8. They won their last game, very impressively, against the top-of-the-table Geelong side by 11 points.

The Bulldogs have been much better in their last two games, beating a revitalised Carlton side by 3 points before going down to Collingwood by 9 points last weekend. However prior to that, they’d 3 straight, conceding big scores: Geelong and West Coast both kicked 21 goals, while North Melbourne booted 18.

Port Adelaide have won their last 3 games against the Bulldogs.

Injured Players
Power:
Jake Patmore, Tom Rockliff, Jack Watts.
Bulldogs: Billy Gowers, Tim Liberatore, Dale Morris, Fergus Greene, Mitch Wallis, Lukas Webb.

Milestones: Port Adelaide need to score 84 points to bring up 48,000 in the clubs AFL history.

All markets for the Power v Bulldogs here.

ST.KILDA V RICHMOND TIGERS PREDICTION

SUNDAY – JUNE 30 – 1:10 PM


The AFL Round 15 squads for the two teams here have been hit hard by injuries, however both sides are still within reach of the top 8.

St.Kilda sits in 11th place, a win outside the top 8, however a win here and some favourable results in other games, could see them move very close. Last weekend they were hammered on home soil by Brisbane, going down by 56 points. Their last two wins had been against the two lowest ranked sides on the ladder, and on both occasions, they snuck home, beating Carlton by 13 and the Suns by 4.

The Tigers were sitting well inside the top 4 after 10 games, but three big losses has seen them tumble out of the top 8 altogether, albeit on percentages. They lost to North by 37 points, were hammered by Geelong by 67 points, in a game where Richmond scored just 37, and then went down to Adelaide by 33 points before last weekend’s bye.

Richmond has won their last 3 games and 9 of their last 11 games against St.Kilda.

Injured Players
Saints:
Logan Austin, Jack Bytel, Jarryn Geary, Max King, Billy Longer, Jack Lonie, Paddy McCartin, Ed Phillips, Lewis Pierce, Dylan Roberton, Jack Steele, Jack Steven, Jimmy Webster, Brandon White.
Tigers: David Astbury, Trent Cotchin, Shane Edwards, Luke English, Kane Lambert, Oleg Markov, Callum Moore, Toby Nankervis, Marlion Pickett, Alex Rance, Jack Riewoldt, Jack Ross, Jayden Short, Ivan Soldo.

Milestones: Josh Caddy will play his 150th career game.
David Armitage needs 2 goals to reach 100 for his club and career.

All markets for the Saints v Tigers here.

BRISBANE LIONS V MELBOURNE DEMONS PREDICTION

SUNDAY – JUNE 30 – 3:20 PM


One of the toughest footy tips for AFL Round 15 will be for this match, despite both sides being at opposite ends of the ladder.

The Lions have traded wins and losses every week for the past 6 weeks, which has been enough to see them maintain their place in the top 8, however they are steadily slipping downwards. After their shock loss to Carlton by 15 points in Round 12, Brisbane had a bye and responded with a 56 point victory over St.Kilda last weekend.

Melbourne’s 14 point victory over Fremantle last weekend, kept their slim finals hops alive. The win ended a 4 game win drought for the club, who now sits third last on the ladder, 3 wins short of eighth place. Their attack has struggled this year, moreso in recent weeks. Their last 9 games has seen them contained to 88 points or less.

The Dees have won all of their last 4 games against the Lions.

Injured Players
Lions:
Marcus Adams, Zac Bailey, Jarrod Berry, Tom Cutler, Ely Smith.
Demons: Sam Frost, Neville Jetta, Corey Maynard, Jake Melksham, Aaron Nietschke, Joel Smith, Tim Smith, Tom Sparrow, Aaron Vandenberg, Guy Walker.

Milestones: Eric Hipwood needs 2 goals to reach 100 for his club and career.
Michael Hibberd will play his 50th club game.

All markets for the Saints v Tigers here.

FREMANTLE DOCKERS V CARLTON BLUES PREDICTION

SUNDAY – JUNE 30 – 3:20 PM AWST, 5:20 PM AEST


AFL Round 15 comes to a close on Sunday afternoon, when the last placed Carlton takes on a Fremantle side clinging onto their 8th place on the table.

The Dockers form has see-sawed in recent weeks. After losing three straight games to Adelaide, Richmond and Essendon, they turned that form around to win their next three games, against Brisbane, Collingwood and Port Adelaide, however last weekend they lost to Melbourne by 14 points.

Carlton had been improved in 2019, especially in defence, however they are still anchored to the bottom of the table. They sacked their coach a few weeks ago which has seen a greatly improved performance since. They beat Brisbane by 15 points in their first game under their new coach and then lost to the Bulldogs by just 3 points the week after, as they scored 100 points for the second time this year, a hurdle they’d struggled to clear in previous years. They had a bye last weekend.

Fremantle have won their last 3 games against Carlton and 6 of their last 7 games against the Blues.

Injured Players
Dockers:
Stefan Giro, Shane Kersten, Rory Lobb, Alex Pearce, Aaron Sandilands, Sam Sturt, Matt Taberner, Luke Valente.
Blues: Ed Curnow, Josh Deluca, Sam Docherty, Liam Jones, Liam Stocker, Tom Williamson.

Milestones: Matthew Lobbe needs 4 disposals to reach 1000 for his career.

All markets for the Dockers v Blues here.

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