AFL Round 9 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Western Bulldogs and Richmond launch an unprecedented stretch of continuous AFL football on Wednesday night, while Port Adelaide and Brisbane are jostling for bragging rights at the top of the table with games against Melbourne and Essendon respectively – read on below as we preview every Round 9 match, along with providing our best bets and tips.
AFL Round 9 Tips
NOTE: We will link all AFL Round 9 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Western Bulldogs vs Richmond Tigers AFL Round 9 Tips
- Wednesday July 29 | Metricon Stadium | 7.10pm AEST
Western Bulldogs climbed up to fifth courtesy of their narrow win over Gold Coast, while Richmond slipped to eighth following their loss in the Grand Final rematch to GWS.
Melbourne Demons vs Port Adelaide Power AFL Round 9 Tips
- Thursday July 30 | Gabba | 7.50pm AEST
Port Adelaide will be determined for an immediate response after going down to St Kilda in Round 8, while, while the Demons had their two-match winning streak snapped in a tight loss to high-flying Brisbane.
Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks
- Friday July 31 | Optus Stadium | 5.40pm AEST
Hawthorn come into this showdown on the back of a four-match losing streak, while Carlton are aiming to move back into the top eight after edging the Kangaroos in Round 8.
Essendon Bombers vs Brisbane Lions
- Friday July 31 | Optus Stadium | 8.10pm AEST
It’s second up against sixth in one of the stand-out fixtures of Round 9. Both teams head into this clash on the back of tight wins on the weekend, with Essendon beating Adelaide by three points and Brisbane overcoming Melbourne by four.
North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Adelaide Crows
- Saturday August 1 | Metricon Stadium | 2.35pm AEST
Excellent chance for Adelaide to pick up their first win of the season against fellow battlers North Melbourne, who are currently on a six-match losing streak.
St Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans
- Saturday August 1 | 5.10pm AEST | Gabba
St Kilda are enjoying a fantastic season so far and climbed to third on the ladder after conquering Port Adelaide in Round 8, while continue to languish near the bottom of the ladder despite winning their third game of 2020 against the Hawks.
West Coast Eagles vs Geelong Cats
- Saturday August 1 | Optus Stadium | 8.10pm AEST
West Coast are finally starting to hit top gear after an indifferent start to the season after demolishing Collingwood by 66 points – but they have lost their last two matches against Geelong.
Gold Coast Suns vs GWS Giants
- Sunday August 2 | Metricon Stadium | 3.35pm AEST
GWS successfully avenged their Grand Final loss to Richmond in Round 8, but still find themselves behind Gold Coast on the ladder in 12th spot and need to build on that triumph in order to generate some upward momentum.
Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood Magpies
- Sunday August 2 | Optus Stadium | 6.10pm AEST
Collingwood’s form has dipped over the last month or so and they come into this encounter on the back of their heaviest defeat of the season to West Coast – a win over lowly Fremantle is a must.