AFL Round 3 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
We’ve got another big weekend of AFL to enjoy with Richmond and Hawthorn launching Round 3 action on Thursday – read on below as we preview every match, along with providing our best bets and tips.
AFL Round 3 Tips
NOTE: We will link all AFL Round 3 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Richmond Tigers vs Hawthorn Hawks AFL Round 3 Tips
- Thursday June 18 | MCG | 7.40pm AEST
Could be another long night for Hawthorn after their big loss last week to Geelong, with reigning premiers Richmond winning the last six games between the teams.
Western Bulldogs vs GWS Giants AFL Round 3 Tips
- Friday June 19 | Marvel Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
The Bulldogs are anchored to the bottom of the ladder after two rounds and have lost four of their last five meetings with the Giants.
North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Sydney Swans
- Saturday June 20 | Marvel Stadium | 1.45pm AEST
One of three teams to win both games so far in 2020, North Melbourne look to make it three from three against Sydney. The last four meetings have seen the winner prevail by 11 points or less.
Collingwood Magpies vs St Kilda Saints
- Saturday June 20 | MCG | 4.35pm AEST
Collingwood hoping to remain unbeaten this season after an energy-sapping draw with Richmond in the season relaunch, while St Kilda are confident following a big win over the Bulldogs.
Geelong Cats vs Carlton Blues
- Saturday June 20 | GMHBA Stadium | 7.40pm AEST
Carlton are one of four teams yet to win so far this season and they haven’t got a good recent record against Geelong, failing to beat them since 2016.
Brisbane Lions vs West Coast Eagles
- Saturday June 20 | Gabba | 7.40pm AEST
Both sides have registered a 1-1 start to the season, although West Coast are down on confidence following their big loss to Gold Coast in Round 2.
Gold Coast Suns vs Adelaide Crows
- Sunday June 21 | Metricon Stadium | 1.45pm AEST
Adelaide were humbled in the derby in Round 2 and are yet to win this season, while Gold Coast bring positive momentum into this clash after putting a massive score on West Coast.
Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons
- Sunday June 21 | MCG | 3.35pm AEST
Both sides coming off extremely tight last-start victories, with the Bombers edging Sydney and Demons pipping Carlton by one point. Essendon looking to make it three wins from three to start 2020.
Fremantle Dockers vs Port Adelaide Power
- Sunday June 21 | Metricon Stadium | 6.05pm AEST
Port Adelaide going for their third straight win and Fremantle desperate to avoid a third consecutive defeat to begin the season. They’ve split their last six meetings at three wins apiece.