AFL Round 8 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Richmond and GWS collide for the first time since the 2019 Grand Final in the pick of the AFL Round 8 matches this weekend, while Port Adelaide aim to maintain their top-of-the-table status against St Kilda – read on below as we preview every match, along with providing our best bets and expert tips for AFL.
AFL Round 8 Tips
NOTE: We will link all AFL Round 8 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Gold Coast Suns vs Western Bulldogs AFL Round 8 Tips
- Thursday July 23 | Metricon Stadium | 7.40pm AEST
Both teams returned to the winners circle last week and the top eight as a result – the Bulldogs have won six of their last seven meetings, but Gold Coast prevailed in their most recent clash in 2019.
GWS Giants vs Richmond Tigers AFL Round 8 Tips
- Friday July 23 | GIANTS Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
Blockbuster Grand Final rematch. Richmond have begun to hit their stride after a slow start to the season, winning their last three straight, while GWS are languishing in 13th following back-to-back defeats.
North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Carlton Blues
- Saturday July 25 | Gabba | 1.05pm AEST
North Melbourne are struggling significantly, coming into this game on the back of five consecutive losses, while Carlton were extremely unlucky in going down to ladder-leading Port Adelaide on the buzzer.
Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks
- Saturday July 25 | SCG | 3.35pm AEST
Both teams in poor form and in desperate need of four points. Sydney are in 16th with just two wins for the season, while the Hawks are in 14th and coming off a 43-point loss to the Demons.
Port Adelaide Power vs St Kilda Saints
- Saturday July 25 | Adelaide Oval | 7.40pm AEST
Port Adelaide remained at the top of the ladder following their last-minute victory over Carlton – can St Kilda draw inspiration from that performance and knock off the competition leaders?
Adelaide Crows vs Essendon Bombers
- Sunday July 26 | Adelaide Oval | 1.05pm AEST
Looking like another tough game for the Crows, who continue to be anchored to the bottom of the ladder, while Essendon will be looking to bounce back from their heavy loss to the Bulldogs.
West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies
- Sunday July 26 | Optus Stadium | 3.35pm AEST
West Coast starting to hit their stride after three straight wins, but they were all against weaker opposition – how will they fare against a Collingwood side who is back in form following their wins over Hawthorn and Geelong?
Melbourne Demons vs Brisbane Lions
- Sunday July 26 | Metricon Stadium | 6.10pm AEST
The Demons are only four points off the eight with a game in hand after their big 43-point win over Hawthorn, while Brisbane remain hot on the heels of Port in second spot following their victory over GWS.
Fremantle Dockers vs Geelong Cats
- Monday July 27 | Optus Stadium | 8.10pm AEST
Fremantle were brought back down to earth after two straight wins, losing to West Coast last week, while Geelong will be determined to bounce back following their loss to Collingwood.