AFL: Tips for Round 7


West Coast Eagles v Richmond Tigers

Friday 29th April at Optus Stadium, 8:10pm

Richmond put in an admirable performance in their loss to the reigning premiers last round, while West Coast were shellacked by the then-last placed Port Adelaide. Perth is always a tough road trip for any team but Richmond should take the four points if they show up with the same effort and attitude, as West Coast are way off the pace.

Tigers by 20


Geelong Cats v Fremantle Dockers

Saturday 30th April at GMHBA Stadium, 1:45pm

Geelong are premiership contenders and although Fremantle are flying high in second position, the jury is still out. This game will provide a real idea on where Fremantle are at as a club. Geelong might have the slight edge playing at home, but this is anyone’s game.

Cats by 6

Adelaide Crows v Greater Western Sydney Giants

Saturday 30th April at Adelaide Oval, 2:10pm

Adelaide are aiming for three-straight wins and could be the most improved side so far in 2022. GWS are staring down the barrel at four-straight losses and desperately need a win to get their season back on track. This might prove to be a tough road trip for the Giants as Adelaide look to continue their winning ways and press for a top eight spot.

Crows by 14


Melbourne Demons v Hawthorn Hawks

Saturday 30th April at MCG, 4:35pm

Hawthorn have shown improvements this season as they sit on the cusp of the top eight, but they come up against a rampant reigning premier looking to go 7-0. Melbourne should comfortably outclass the Hawks.

Demons by 36

St Kilda Saints v Port Adelaide Power

Saturday 30th April at Cazalys Stadium, 7:25pm

St Kilda are cruising on a five-game winning streak while Port Adelaide finally registered their first win, crushing West Coast last round to jump from last to 14th position. It is a long trip to North Queensland for both sides, but on current form, St Kilda should get the job done as they eye off a spot in the top four.

Saints by 16

Outside Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Carlton Blues v North Melbourne Kangaroos

Saturday 30th April at Marvel Stadium, 7:25pm

Carlton have stumbled in recent weeks after an impressive start to the season and will be looking to regain some momentum against a hapless North Melbourne outfit which languishes in last place. It is hard to see this game going any other way than a big win for Carlton.

Blues by 42

Collingwood Magpies v Gold Coast Suns

Sunday 1st May at MCG, 1:10pm

Collingwood needs to find some consistency against a Suns side which has competed hard in most of their games this season, but more often than not lacking the class and fitness to put together a four-quarter performance. This game might be closer than people think, but Collingwood will be desperate to hold on to their spot in the top eight.

Magpies by 19


Western Bulldogs v Essendon Bombers

Sunday 1st May at Marvel Stadium, 3:20pm

The Bulldogs have struggled to maintain their 2021 form which saw them reach last years grand final, while Essendon have been bitterly disappointing with just one win this season. Although the Bulldogs do not inspire much confidence, they should escape with a win which may get their season back on track.

Bulldogs by 22

Sydney Swans v Brisbane Lions

Sunday 1st May at SCG, 4:40pm

This could be one of the games of the season with two entertaining sides currently placed in the top four. Both sides would be equally confident coming off comfortable wins last round, but despite Sydney having the home field advantage, the Lions might be slightly more clinical, especially with their fast and potent forwards.

Lions by 8