AFL Round 7 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Geelong and Collingwood collide in a blockbuster clash to launch AFL Round 7 action this weekend, while Port Adelaide look to maintain their spot at the top of the table against Carlton – read on below as we preview every match this weekend, along with providing our best bets and tips.
AFL Round 7 Tips
NOTE: We will link all AFL Round 7 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies AFL Round 7 Tips
- Thursday July 16 | 8.10pm AEST | Optus Stadium
Geelong moved up to second with their big win over Brisbane last week, while Collingwood snapped a two-match losing run by easily accounting for Hawthorn to return to the top eight.
Essendon Bombers vs Western Bulldogs AFL Round 7 Tips
- Friday July 17 | 7.50pm AEST | Metricon Stadium
Essendon go in search of their third straight victory after impressive triumphs over Collingwood and North Melbourne, while the Bulldogs are hoping to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Carlton.
GWS Giants vs Brisbane Lions
- Saturday July 18 | 1.45pm AEST | GIANTS Stadium
Both teams aiming for an immediate response to last-start defeats. GWS have won eight of their last nine meetings, but Brisbane are enjoying a more successful start to 2020.
Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns
- Saturday July 18 | 4.35pm AEST | SCG
Sydney are desperate to snap a three-match losing streak, while Gold Coast are starting to crash back down to earth after back-to-back defeats. Swans won both of their 2019 meetings.
Richmond Tigers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos
- Saturday July 18 | 7.40pm AEST | Metricon Stadium
Richmond still far from their best, but they climbed to sixth following their low-scoring win over Sydney in Round 6, while North Melbourne have slipped to 16th on the back of four straight defeats.
Carlton Blues vs Port Adelaide Power
- Sunday July 19 | 1.05pm AEST | Gabba
Carlton full of confidence after upsetting the Bulldogs to rise into the top eight, but they will need more improvement if they are to conquer table-topping Port Adelaide, who improved to 5-1 in 2020 after taking out GWS.
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Hawthorn Hawks vs Melbourne Demons
- Sunday July 19 | 3.35pm AEST | GIANTS Stadium
Hawthorn dropped to 13th after a disappointing display against Collingwood, while the Demons are in 15th after earning their second win of 2020 over Gold Coast. Melbourne have won their last two encounters.
Fremantle Dockers vs West Coast Eagles
- Sunday July 19 | 6.35pm AEST | Optus Stadium
Fremantle and West Coast languishing outside the top eight, but come into this showdown on the back of two straight victories. Needless to say, these WA rivals will be determined to maintain their winning momentum in this derby.
Adelaide Crows vs St Kilda Saints
- Monday July 20 | 7.40pm AEST | Adelaide Oval
St Kilda will be confident of returning to the winners circle against an embattled Adelaide outfit who are anchored to the bottom of the ladder after a disastrous 0-6 start to the season.