AFL: Tips for Round 10

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Carlton Blues v Sydney Swans

Friday 20th May at Marvel Stadium, 7:50pm

Both sides are coming off impressive wins last round, but the momentum is with Carlton after three-straight wins which sees them currently placed in the top four. Sydney have a chance to overtake them with a win, but said momentum will have Carlton brimming with confidence and they should edge out the Swans in a close one.

Blues by 10

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Geelong Cats v Port Adelaide Power

Saturday 21st May at GMHBA Stadium, 1:45pm

Speaking of momentum, a rejuvenated Port Adelaide have plenty of it after after four-straight wins, while Geelong have struggled with consistency over the past month. It will be a tough test for Port away from home against a premiership heavyweight, but they will be desperate to continue their surge towards the top eight and might cause an upset.

Power by 14

Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns

Saturday 21st May at Mars Stadium, 1:45pm

The Suns have been competitive all season and they are starting to look like a side who has figured out how to turn competitive performances into actual wins. The Bulldogs are still struggling find consistency and have not won two-straight in over a month. The Suns are giant killers at the moment, taking down the Swans and Dockers, they may very well add last years’ grand finalists to that list with another upset.

Suns by 4

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North Melbourne Kangaroos v Melbourne Demons

Saturday 21st May at Marvel Stadium, 4:35pm

This is second-straight mismatch in as many weeks for the reigning premiers, cruising past the last-placed Eagles and now coming up against the second-last Kangaroos. Fans love to see competitive matches, but it is a pipe dream to think North Melbourne will get close to the Dees, as they should comfortably go 10-0.

Demons by 86

Adelaide Crows v St Kilda Saints

Saturday 21st May at Adelaide Oval, 7:30pm

Adelaide were competitive in the first half against the Lions last round, before being completely outclassed in the second, while St Kilda returned to the winners circle with an important win over Geelong. The Crows will be desperate to keep their faint finals hopes alive, but St Kilda should prove too clinical for the home team.

Saints by 30

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Richmond Tigers v Essendon Bombers

Saturday 21st May at MCG, 7:30pm

Richmond have won three in-a-row to sit in eighth position, one win ahead of ninth, while Essendon languish towards the bottom of the ladder. It would be fair to say the Bombers have been one of the disappointments of the season so far and will struggle against an in-form Richmond looking to consolidate their position in the top eight.

Tigers by 38

Greater Western Sydney Giants v West Coast Eagles

Sunday 22nd May at GIANTS Stadium, 2:10pm

It would be fair to say this season is a complete write-off the the hapless, but luckless West Coast Eagles. This is a big opportunity for an out-of-form GWS outfit to return to the winners circle, and they will know a loss here would all but end their already fading finals hopes. A must win game, they should get the job done.

Giants by 50

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Hawthorn Hawks v Brisbane Lions

Sunday 22nd May at University of Tasmania Stadium, 3:20pm

Hawthorn are on a four-game losing streak but they are a better side than the results suggest. Brisbane are easily the second best side in the competition at the moment, and even if the Hawks can push them early in the contest, they have too much firepower, too much class and should win comfortably.

Lions by 46

Fremantle Dockers v Collingwood Magpies

Sunday 22nd May at Optus Stadium, 5:20pm

Fremantle will be looking to bounce back after their lackluster performance against the Suns last round, while Collingwood will be desperate to avoid three-straight losses and stay in-touch with the top eight. On their day, the Magpies have what it takes to cause a boilover, but it is hard to tip against Fremantle after what they have achieved so far this season.

Dockers by 28

Feature photo: Tama Leaver (flickr)