COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES V RICHMOND TIGERS PREDICTION
FRIDAY – JULY 26 – 7:50 PM AEST
AFL Round 19 gets underway on Friday night with a cracking encounter between top 5 sides Collingwood and Richmond.
Collingwood have really gone off the boil since the bye, winning just 2 of their 5 games, with two of their losses coming by big margins. They beat the Dogs by 9 points before the Roos beat the Pies by 44 points, restricting Collingwood to just 37 points. The Pies went down the following week to Hawthorn by 4 points before beating the Eagles by just 1 point. Last weekend Collingwood were thumped by GWS 122-75.
The Tigers by stark contrast have found another gear since their bye, winning all 4 games since, by comfortable margins each time too. They beat Saints 103-70, hammered The Suns 150-58, beat GWS 94-67 and then last weekend they cruised through Port Adelaide 101-63. Their defence is in top form and their attack is firing off the back of it.
Collingwood have won their last 2 games against Richmond.
Magpies: James Aish, Dayne Beams, Lynden Dunn, Jeremy Howe, Will Kelly, Tom Langdon, Max Lynch, Jack Madgen, Darcy Moore, Nathan Murphy, Sam Murray, Scott Pendlebury, Ben Reid, Jaidyn Stephenson, Anton Tohill, Travis Varcoe, Daniel Wells.
Tigers: Noah Balta, Liam Baker, Jack Higgins, Callum Moore, Toby Nankervis, Marlion Pickett, Alex Rance, Jack Ross, Fraser Turner, Mav Weller.
Milestones: Bachar Houli will play his 200th career game.
Ben Reid will play his 150th club and career game.
James Aish will play his 50th club game.
HAWTHORN HAWKS V BRISBANE LIONS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JULY 27 – 1:45 PM AEST
AFL Footy Tips Round 19 will be a little tricky to pick for this match, given both Brisbane and Hawthorn are 2 of the 3 form sides in the league right now.
The Hawks have claimed some pretty impressive scalps in their last 3 games to climb to tenth place on the table to be just a win outside the top 8. They beat then second placed Collingwood by 4 points, then they beat Freo by 31 before last weekend’s brilliant 4 goal win over competition leaders Geelong.
The Lions have catapaulted to second place on the table thanks to five straight wins since the bye. They hammered the Saints by 56 points, then cruised through the Dee’s by 33 points and GWS by 20. Their defence shone against Port as the Lions won 97-49. Last weekend they by a resurgent North Melbourne side by two majors.
Brisbane have won their last 3 games against Hawthorn.
Hawks: Jon Ceglar, Jack Gunston, Harry Jones, Tom Mitchell, Tim Mohr, Dylan Moore, Harry Morrison, Jackson Ross, Ryan Schoenmakers, Jack Scrimshaw. Jon Ceglar, Jack Gunston, Harry Jones, Tom Mitchell, Tim Mohr, Dylan Moore, Harry Morrison, Jackson Ross, Ryan Schoenmakers, Jack Scrimshaw.
Lions: Tom Cutler, Mitch Hinge, Eric Hipwood, Hugh McCluggage.
Milestones: Darcy Gardiner will play his 100th club and career game.
CARLTON BLUES V ADELAIDE CROWS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JULY 27 – 2:10 PM AEST
AFL Round 19 Preview for this seemingly lopsided encounter shows it will be anything but, given the immense change in form of Carlton.
Ever since the Blues parted ways with their coach they have won 4 of their last 6 games, claiming a few good scalps along the way. Those wins came against Brisbane 78-63, Freo 79-75, Swans 69-62 and last weekend against the last placed Suns 99-75. Their two losses were against Melbourne and the Dogs, both by less than a goal. Their attack has been immensely better.
The Crows by comparison have lost 3 of their last 4 games, with their sole victory coming two weeks ago against the last placed Suns by a whopping 95 points. They have had losses to Geelong by 27 points, Port by 57 and last weekend they lost to the Bombers 96-75.
Adelaide have won their last 5 straight games against Carlton.
Blues: David Cuningham, Charlie Curnow, Sam Docherty, Hugh Goddard, Caleb Marchbank, Mitch McGovern, Liam Stocker, Jacob Weitering, Tom Williamson.
Crows: Tom Doedee, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Tom Lynch, Shane McAdam, Ned McHenry, Myles Poholke, Patrick Wilson.
Milestones: Paul Seedsman needs 1 goal to reach 50 for his career and will also play his 50th club game.
WEST COAST EAGLES V NORTH MELBOURNE KANGAROOS
SATURDAY – JULY 27 – 2:35 PM AWST, 4:35 PM AEST
AFL Round 19 tips are going to be fairly one sided for this game as West Coast are in good form and in the top 3, taking on the Roo’s who have lost their 2.
The Eagles have won 4 of their last 5 games, with their sole loss being by just 1 point against Collingwood. They have scored wins against Essendon by 35 and Hawthorn by 6 points before belting Fremantle by 91 points, restricting the Dockers to just 2 goals for the game. Last weekend they beat Melbourne by 13 points.
The Kangaroos had been on a great run of form after changing coaches mid-season to get themselves away from the bottom of the ladder and back in finals contention. But they’ve dropped their last two games to Essendon by 5 points and then last weekend they went down to the now second-placed Brisbane by 12 points.
North Melbourne won the last encounter between these sides, ending a three game losing run against West Coast.
Eagles: Brendon Ah Chee, Patrick Bines, Jamie Cripps, Liam Duggan, Harry Edwards, Luke Foley, Mark Hutchings, Nic Naitanui, Josh Smith, Nathan Vardy, Daniel Venables.
Roos: Taylor Garner, Aaron Hall, Kyron Hayden, Shaun Higgins, Ben Jacobs, Nick Larkey, Luke McDonald, Tom McKenzie, Tom Murphy, Bailey Scott, Dom Tyson, Ed Vickers-Willis, Will Walker, Mason Wood.
Milestones: Jed Anderson needs 27 disposals to reach 1000 for his career.
ST KILDA V MELBOURNE DEMONS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JULY 27 – 7:25 PM AEST
AFL Round 19 tips for this match are fairly tight as the 14th placed Saints take on the second last Demons.
St.Kilda scored a strong 116-89 victory last weekend against the Western Bulldogs, which put an end to four games of losses, where they went down to Brisbane by 56 points, Richmond by 33 points, North Melbourne by 39 points and then Geelong by 27 points, which has all but ended their finals aspirations.
Melbourne have won just 2 of their last 9 games which has seen them drop down to second last on the table. Their only wins came against the then last-placed Carlton by 5 points and Fremantle by 14 points. Their last two games saw the Dee’s lose to the Dogs by 8 points and last weekend they went down to West Coast by 13 points.
St.Kilda have won their last two games against Melbourne.
Saints: Logan Austin, Josh Battle, Jack Bytel, Jarryn Geary, Dan Hannebery, Dean Kent, Max King, Billy Longer, Paddy McCartin, Ed Phillips, Lewis Pierce, Dylan Roberton, Jack Steven, Jimmy Webster.
Demons: Jeff Garlett, Marty Hore, Kade Kolodjashnij, Tom McDonald, Jake Melksham, Aaron Nietschke, Joel Smith, Tim Smith, Tom Sparrow, Billy Stretch, Aaron vandenBerg, Guy Walker, Sam Weideman.
Milestones: Nathan Brown will play his 50th club game.
David Armitage needs 2 goals to reach 100 for his career.
PORT ADELAIDE POWER V GWS GIANTS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JULY 27 – 7:10 PM ACST, 7:40 PM AEST
This game is expected to be a really tricky footy tips Round 19 to pick, given both sides have had just 1 win from their last 4 games.
Port Adelaide’s attack as been less hit and more miss in 2019, however they’re still a chance at the AFL finals. Their current form though is rather poor, having lost 66-41 against the Dogs, 97-49 against the Lions and last weekend’s 101-63 loss to Richmond. Their last win was three weeks ago against Adelaide with an impressive 57 point victory.
The Greater Western Sydney Giants ended a 3 game losing run which saw them lose to Essendon by a goal, lost to the Lions by 20 points and then Richmond by 27 points. Last weekend they returned to their typically impressive form as they hammered fellow top 8 side Collingwood by 47 points.
Greater Western Sydney have won their last 4 clashes against Port Adelaide.
Power: Ryan Burton, Tobin Cox, Brad Ebert, Billy Frampton, Riley Grundy, Dan Houston, Trent McKenzie, Jake Patmore, Jack Trengove, Jack Watts, Ollie Wines.
Giants: Stephen Coniglio, Aidan Corr, Isaac Cumming, Matt de Boer, Matt Flynn, Lachlan Keeffe, Josh Kelly, Zac Langdon, Xavier O’Halloran, Jonathon Patton, Tommy Sheridan, Callan Ward.
Milestones: Heath Shaw will play his 300th career game.
Brett Deledio needs 4 goals to reach 200 for his career.
Brad Ebert needs 4 goals to reach 100 for his club.
WESTERN BULLDOGS V FREMANTLE DOCKERS PREDICTION
SUNDAY – JULY 28 – 1:10 PM AEST
AFL Round 19 preview for this match should show a very tight contest as 11th placed Freo takes on the 12th placed Bulldogs.
Fremantle’s attack in recent weeks has been abysmal, scoring just 136 points across their last 3 games. They lost 4 straight games prior to last weekend. They went down to the Dee’s 85-71 and then had a shock 4 point loss to the lowly Carlton Blues. They then kicked just 2 goals in their 91 point loss to West Coast. They then lost to Hawthorn by 31 points prior to last weekends 52-51 victory over the Swans.
The Bulldogs for has been a mirror opposite to that of the Dockers. They had a 25 point win over Port Adelaide, a magnificent 16 point win over Geelong and then an 8 point victory over Melbourne. Last weekend their winning run ended when they succumbed to a powerful Saints performance, going down by 27 points.
Fremantle have won their last 4 games against Western Bulldogs and 8 of their last 9 clashes.
Bulldogs: Marcus Bontempelli, Caleb Daniel, Ryan Gardner, Fergus Greene, Tom Liberatore, Toby McLean, Mitch Wallis, Lukas Webb, Lewis Young.
Dockers: Brennan Cox, Stefan Giro, Jesse Hogan, Scott Jones, Shane Kersten, Lloyd Meek, Alex Pearce, Aaron Sandilands, Matt Taberner.
Milestones: Josh Schache will play his 50th career game.
Bradley Hill will play his 50th club game.
Sam Lloyd needs 2 goals to reach 100 for his career.
Cam McCarthy needs 4 goals to reach 100 for his career.
SYDNEY SWANS V GEELONG CATS PREDICTION
SUNDAY – JULY 28 – 3:20 PM AEST
AFL Round 19 tips should be a piece of cake for this game as the top of the table Geelong take on the out-of-form Swans.
The Swans come into this match with their attack all at sea. They’ve only just been scoring better than 50 points in all of their last three matches, which has coincided with them losing all 3 games and falling well behind the pace. They lost 76-66 to Essendon, 69-62 to Carlton and last weekend they fell 52-51 to the out-of-form Dockers.
The Cats have gone from being untouchable prior to the bye, to being a middle of the road performer since. After 12 Rounds, they had 11 wins and a loss. But over their last 5 games since the bye, they’ve won just 2 of 5 games, which were against Adelaide and Saints, both by 27 points. They’ve dropped games to Power by 11, Bulldogs by 16 and last weekend, Hawthorn by 4 majors.
Geelong have won their last 2 encounters with Sydney.
Swans: Darcy Cameron, Harry Cunningham, Lance Franklin, Matthew Ling, Jack Maibaum, Jarrad McVeigh, Sam Naismith, Callum Sinclair, Nick Smith, Durak Tucker.
Cats: Gary Ablett, Nakia Cockatoo, Jordan Cunico, Jake Kolodjashnij, Sam Menegola, Scott Selwood.
Milestones: Isaac Heeney needs 3 goals to reach 100 for his career.
Lachie Henderson will play his 50th club game.
Lance Franklin will play his 300th game.
Tom Hawkins will play his 250th club and career game.
Oliver Florent will play his 50th club and career game.
GOLD COAST SUNS v ESSENDON BOMBERS PREDICTION
SUNDAY – JULY 28 – 4:40 PM AEST
AFL Round 19 Preview for this final match of the round looks set to produce another loss to the ailing Suns outfit.
Gold Coast had a great start to the season, losing their opening game by 1 point to Saints then beating Freo by 3, Dogs by 5 and the Blues by 2. That’s where their season has essentially ended. They’ve lost all 13 games since then, with the last 3 weeks their worst of the year. They were belted 150-58 by Richmond, 151-56 by Adelaide and last weekend they went down to Carlton 99-75.
Essendon have won their last 4 games and 6 of their last 7 make their way into top 8. After their 35 point loss to the Eagles in Round 14, the Bombers have chalked up wins against GWS by a goal, Sydney by 2 goals, Roos by a goal and last weekend, Adelaide by 4 goals.
Essendon have won their last 3 games against Gold Coast.
Suns: Callum Ah Chee, Ben Ainsworth, Jack Bowes, Sam Collins, Brayden Crossley, Nick Holman, Jack Martin, Jordan Murdoch, Wil Powell, Izak Rankine, Josh Schoenfeld, Rory Thompson, Harrison Wigg, Aaron Young.
Bombers: Patrick Ambrose, Tom Bellchambers, Joe Daniher, Sam Draper, Dyson Heppell, Michael Hurley, Irving Mosquito, Kobe Mutch, Devon Smith, James Stewart.
Milestones: Aaron Young will play his 100th career game.
Mitch Brown will play his 50th club game.
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