AFL Round 6 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
It’s second up against third as Brisbane and Geelong collide in a huge clash to launch AFL Round 6, while Collingwood and Hawthorn aim to reclaim their spot in the top eight when they meet on Friday night – read on below as we preview every match this weekend, along with providing our best bets and tips.
AFL Round 6 Tips
NOTE: We will link all AFL Round 6 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions AFL Round 6 Tips
- Thursday July 9 | 7.40pm AEST | SCG
Brisbane ended Port Adelaide’s unbeaten start to the season with an emphatic 37-point win last week, while Geelong conquered Gold Coast by the same margin. Brisbane won their last clash in 2019 by one point.
Collingwood Magpies vs Hawthorn Hawks AFL Round 6 Tips
- Friday July 10 | 7.50pm AEST | GIANTS Stadium
Just a couple of weeks after leading the competition, Collingwood are now languishing in 10th after back-to-back defeats, while Hawthorn are in ninth following their big loss to GWS.
Fremantle Dockers vs St Kilda Saints
- Saturday July 11 | 12.35pm AEST | Metricon Stadium
St Kilda flying high in the top four after beating Carlton last week, while Fremantle claimed their first win of the season in a bottom-of-the-table clash with Adelaide. They’ve split their last four meetings at two wins apiece.
West Coast Eagles vs Adelaide Crows
- Saturday July 11 | 3.05pm AEST | Gabba
West Coast recorded their second win of the season last week against Sydney, while Adelaide remain anchored to the bottom of the ladder with a 0-5 start. West Coast won both 2019 meetings.
Melbourne Demons vs Gold Coast Suns
- Saturday July 11 | 6.05pm AEST | GIANTS Stadium
Gold Coast came crashing back down to earth last week with a heavy loss to Geelong, while Melbourne slipped to second-last on the ladder following their defeat to Richmond.
Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos
- Saturday July 11 | 7.40pm AEST | Metricon Stadium
Essendon moved up to fifth with their surprise win over Collingwood in Round 5, while the Kangaroos lost their third straight game with a big defeat to the Bulldogs.
Port Adelaide Power vs GWS Giants
- Sunday July 12 | 1.05pm AEST | Metricon Stadium
Port Adelaide aim for an immediate response after losing their first game of 2020 to Brisbane, but they have a tough showdown on their hands against GWS, who have now won two straight to rise to seventh on the ladder.
Richmond Tigers vs Sydney Swans
- Sunday July 12 | 3.30pm AEST | Gabba
Reigning premiers Richmond finally returned to the winners circle last week against the Demons, while Sydney are struggling after their loss to West Coast. The Tigers have won their last two encounters.
Carlton Blues vs Western Bulldogs
- Sunday July 12 | 6.45pm AEST | Metricon Stadium
The Bulldogs are one of the form teams in the competition and will be confident of registering a fourth straight victory against a Carlton side coming off a loss to St Kilda.