AFL Round 16 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Competition leaders Port Adelaide return to action against North Melbourne, while St Kilda, Essendon, Western Bulldogs, GWS and Melbourne are all involved in crucial games as the race for a finals spot heats up – read on below as we preview every AFL Round 16 match, along with providing our best bets and tips.
Richmond and Collingwood have the bye this round.
AFL Round 16 Tips
NOTE: We will link all AFL Round 16 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Port Adelaide Power AFL Round 16 Tips
- Saturday September 5 | Metricon Stadium | 7.40pm AEST
Port Adelaide look to maintain their competition lead against a North Melbourne side that has lost nine of their last 10 matches.
St Kilda Saints vs Hawthorn Hawks AFL Round 16 Tips
- Sunday September 6 | Metricon Stadium | 1.05pm AEST
Absolute must-win game for the Saints, who have slipped to seventh on the back of two straight defeats, while are third-last following a run of five consecutive losses.
Geelong Cats vs Essendon Bombers
- Sunday September 6 | Gabba | 3.35pm AEST
Tough match for Essendon as they attempt to remain in the finals race, with Geelong in red-hot form and bringing a five-match winning streak into this encounter.
Western Bulldogs vs West Coast Eagles
- Sunday September 6 | Metricon Stadium | 6.10pm AEST
West Coast hoping to re-establish themselves as premiership contenders following the news of the Grand Final being played at the Gabba, while the Bulldogs need to win to keep pace with the top eight.
Melbourne Demons vs Fremantle Dockers
- Monday September 7 | Cazaly’s Stadium | 7.10pm AEST
Melbourne blew a fantastic chance to cement their top eight status after losing to the lowly Swans and now take on another bottom-eight side in Fremantle as they search for an immediate bounce back.
Adelaide Crows vs GWS Giants
- Tuesday September 8 | Adelaide Oval | 5.40pm AEST
GWS targeting their third consecutive win as they try and consolidate their top eight spot, but Adelaide will be confident after registering their first win of the season over Hawthorn.
Carlton Blues vs Sydney Swans
- Tuesday September 8 | Metricon Stadium | 8.10pm AEST
Carlton’s finals chances have taken a huge blow on the back of consecutive defeats to Collingwood and GWS, while Sydney head into this game on the back of an upset win over the Demons.
Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns
- Wednesday September 9 | Gabba | 7.10pm AEST
Brisbane looking to stay in the race for the minor premiership as they come up against Gold Coast in the Queensland derby.