AFL Round 17 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Geelong and Richmond collide in a blockbuster top four showdown, while GWS and Melbourne square off in a game which could have big top eight implications – read on below as we preview every AFL Round 17 match, along with providing our best bets and tips.
AFL Round 17 Tips
NOTE: We will link all AFL Round 17 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
St Kilda Saints vs West Coast Eagles AFL Round 17 Tips
- Thursday September 10 | Gabba | 7.10pm AEST
St Kilda solidified their position in the top eight by beating Hawthorn last week, while West Coast aren’t the same team since leaving Perth, losing two of their last three matches in Brisbane.
Geelong Cats vs Richmond Tigers AFL Round 17 Tips
- Friday September 11 | Metricon Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
Geelong put their six-match winning streak on the line, while Richmond have won their last four matches – who emerges triumphant in this massive top four encounter?
North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Fremantle Dockers
- Saturday September 12 | Metricon Stadium | 2.10pm AEST
North Melbourne are on a six-match losing streak and have lost nine of their last 10, while Fremantle pulled off an upset win over finals contenders Melbourne in their last game.
Port Adelaide Power vs Essendon Bombers
- Saturday September 12 | Adelaide Oval | 5.05pm AEST
Port Adelaide continue to maintain the competition lead after three straight wins, while Essendon have slipped out of the finals race on the back of two consecutive defeats to Geelong and West Coast.
GWS Giants vs Melbourne Demons
- Saturday September 12 | Gabba | 7.40pm AEST
Eighth comes up against 10th in a clash with significant top eight importance. GWS can go a long way to securing their finals status with a win, while the Demons must come away with the victory after losing their last two games.
Carlton Blues vs Adelaide Crows
- Sunday September 13 | Metricon Stadium | 1.05pm AEST
Carlton must win to stay in finals contention, but it won’t be easy against an Adelaide team that has suddenly won two straight matches and has a slim chance to avoid the wooden spoon.
Hawthorn Hawks vs Western Bulldogs
- Sunday September 13 | Adelaide Oval | 3.35pm AEST
The Bulldogs can potentially break into the top eight if they win this and GWS lose to the Demons – and they should prevail, with Hawthorn losing their last six matches.
Sydney Swans vs Brisbane Lions
- Sunday September 13 | Cazaly’s Stadium | 6.10pm AEST
Brisbane hoping to stay in the race for the minor premiership as they face a Swans side languishing in 15th with just three wins from their last 10.
Collingwood Magpies vs Gold Coast Suns
- Monday September 14 | Gabba | 7.10pm AEST
Crunch game for Collingwood as they attempt to confirm their finals status, but it won’t be easy against a Gold Coast side who have competed well all season.