AFL Round 13 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Another big weekend of action as Port Adelaide look to bounce back from a heavy loss to Geelong, West Coast go in search of their eighth consecutive victory against GWS and Brisbane and St Kilda collide in a top five showdown – read on below as we preview every AFL Round 13 match, along with providing our best bets and tips.
AFL Round 13 Tips
NOTE: We will link all AFL Round 13 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Gold Coast Suns vs Carlton Blues AFL Round 13 Tips
- Friday August 21 | TIO Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
Carlton have slipped down the ladder but are coming off a narrow four-point win over Fremantle, while the Suns have also tumbled down the table after their bright start and must win to stay in touch with the top eight.
Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons AFL Round 13 Tips
- Saturday August 22 | Metricon Stadium | 1.45pm AEST
Eighth comes up against tenth in this crucial clash. The Bulldogs returned to the winners circle with a comfortable win over the embattled Crows, while the Demons are on a superb three-match winning streak after demolishing Collingwood.
Port Adelaide Power vs Hawthorn Hawks
- Saturday August 22 | Adelaide Oval | 4.35pm AEST
Port will be determined for an immediate response after their heavy defeat to Geelong in Round 12 and they should return to the winners circle against the 16th-placed Hawks.
Essendon Bombers vs Richmond Tigers
- Saturday August 22 | TIO Stadium | 7.40pm AEST
Big game for both teams. Reigning premiers Richmond aiming to stay within touching distance of the top four, while Essendon are trying to keep pace with the top eight – although they do have a game in hand.
Fremantle Dockers vs Sydney Swans
- Saturday August 22 | Optus Stadium | 8.10pm AEST
Both teams languishing at the wrong end of the ladder, but it’s Sydney who come into this encounter full of confidence after their big win over rivals GWS in their last outing.
Adelaide Crows vs Geelong Cats
- Sunday August 23 | Adelaide Oval | 1.05pm AEST
Will almost certainly be another tough day at the office for the winless Crows as they come up against a rampant Geelong outfit who head into this clash on the back of their thumping win over ladder-leading Port Adelaide.
Brisbane Lions vs St Kilda
- Sunday August 23 | Gabba | 3.35pm AEST
It’s the second-placed Lions up against the fifth-placed Saints. Brisbane scraped past North Melbourne by a single point in Round 12, while St Kilda returned to the winners circle with a solid victory over Essendon.
West Coast Eagles vs GWS Giants
- Sunday August 23 | Optus Stadium | 6.10pm AEST
Competition favourites West Coast are thriving at home and are gunning for their eighth straight win against a Giants side still reeling from their big loss to Sydney.
Collingwood Magpies vs North Melbourne Kangaroos
- Monday August 24 | Gabba | 7.10pm AEST
Collingwood continue to struggle, but they should be able to edge out a North Melbourne side who has lost nine of their last 10 matches.