AFL: Tips for Round 6

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Greater Western Sydney Giants v St Kilda Saints

Friday 22nd April at Manuka Oval, 7:50pm

St Kilda are flying high in fourth spot after four-straight wins while GWS continues to struggle with finding consistency. This game is being played at a neutral ground in Canberra and despite Toby Greene returning after a long suspension, all the momentum is with St Kilda to win this one.

Saints by 20

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Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows

Saturday 23rd April at Mars Stadium, 1:45pm

Both sides are coming off Easter wins and are currently 2-3 from the opening five rounds. The Crows will be confident in causing an upset but the Bulldogs should have too much class as they look to stay in touch with the top eight.

Bulldogs by 26

Port Adelaide Power v West Coast Eagles

Saturday 23rd April at Adelaide Oval, 4:35pm

Port Adelaide remain winless as they flounder at the bottom of the ladder and West Coast is not doing much better with only one win on the board. One would think Port will be more desperate to get a win in front of their home fans, and they should get the job done against an injury-ravages Eagles.

Power by 4

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Fremantle Dockers v Carlton Blues

Saturday 23rd April at Optus Stadium, 7:40pm

This will be an intriguing battle between two teams who are well entrenched in the top eight with a 4-1 record. Carlton have looked shaky in the past couple of weeks though, and the home ground advantage may be enough for Fremantle to escape with a close win.

Dockers by 8

North Melbourne Kangaroos v Geelong Cats

Sunday 24th April at Blundstone Arena, 1:10pm

Both clubs will be looking to bounce back after disappointing performances last round. This will be North Melbourne’s first trip to Tasmania this season, but it will likely be a long night for the struggling Kangaroos as Geelong will be looking to make a statement by putting on a clinical performance.

Cats by 36

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Gold Coast Suns v Brisbane Lions

Sunday 24th April at Metricon Stadium, 4:10pm

The first Q-Clash of the season shapes as an important game for both sides. Brisbane will be looking to consolodate their position in the top four while the Suns are desperate to stay in touch with the top eight. The suns have been competitive this year but are lacking the polish and energy to finish off games. The Lions will be ruthless and should win comfortably.

Lions by 26

Richmond Tigers v Melbourne Demons

Sunday 24th April at MCG, 7:25pm

The reigning premiers continue to be the benchmark of the competition while the Tigers continue to struggle with inconsistency. The gap between their best and worst footy is far too big at the moment and if they do not get it together against a rampant Melbourne side, it could turn out to be an embarrassing night for the club.

Demons by 40

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Hawthorn Hawks v Sydney Swans

Monday 25th April at University of Tasmania Stadium, 12:30pm

Both sides are currently sitting in the top eight and are coming off the back of impressive wins last round. This should be an intriguing battle to kick-off the Anzac Day double header, but Sydney look to be in slightly better form than the Hawks at this stage of the season.

Swans by 10

Essendon Bombers v Collingwood Magpies

Monday 25th April at MCG, 3:20pm

The biggest non-finals fixture on the AFL calendar is here and both Essendon and Collingwood come into this game struggling for form and consistency. But judging on their performances last round, Collingwood put up a fight against a red-hot Lions while Essendon capitulated at the hands of Fremantle. If Collingwood can maintain that fighting spirit, they should secure the win.

Magpies by 16

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