Heath Shaw's AFL Footy Tips
AFL1 Sep 2023

2023 AFL Finals Preview

Things are heating up, not just because we have entered Spring, but also because it's almost time for the Finals. But before Week 1 of the Finals, we go through every team that has made the top eight and evaluate their chances. Dabble’s experts will provide AFL tips for each and every game in the Finals for the 2023 AFL season, meaning you won’t miss a thing.

Our AFL footy tips cover all the key factors of the AFL. So, if you are as obsessed with the AFL as the team at Dabble are, you have certainly come to the right place! Get your scrolling finger ready, all you need to do is read and scroll, our experts will take care of everything else for you.

Check out all our expert AFL tips for the Finals below:

Ladder Position #1: Collingwood Magpies

The Pies finishing off the season with a win secured top spot on the ladder and a home final. They looked unstoppable until about a month ago when a few losses, and some key injuries put some doubt in people's minds. After a long year it looks like a healthy list and confidence aplenty will hold them in good stead in September.

Ladder Position #2: Brisbane Lions

The Lions, I know sound silly as they finished second on the ladder, have slid under the radar a bit. There was a lot of talk around the fact they cannot win in Melbourne but have reduced some of that doubt knocking off the Pies. Home final helps and win home preliminary would be a perfect scenario.

Ladder Position #3: Port Adelaide

Remember when everyone was calling for Ken Hinkley to be sacked? It is a long season and how things changed. The Power got on a roll and secured a top four spot and now look to finally get back to a GF which they have not been in a long time. They have a bunch of young guns mixed in with some genuine match winners, which is always good to have come September.

Ladder Position #4: Melbourne Demons

The Dees have been a bit up and down this year but the old saying goes, their best can definitely beat anyone and is probably the best going around. They have the best spine going around and with a healthy list and some good depth available, this year they are well and truly right in the Premiership mix and have the star power to knock off the Pies first up.

Ladder Position #5: Carlton Blues

The Carlton faithful have waited a long, long time to see their team play in September instead of having holidays booked as per the last 10 years. After a mid-season honesty session, the Blues went on a run and knocked over every team in their path. Playing finals is good but a home final is heaven while no doubt the AFL praying at some point, they meet their archrival the Pies.

Ladder Position #6: St Kilda Saints

I'll be the first to admit I didn’t think this team would do a hell of a lot this year let alone play in the finals. Thirteen wins this year is a huge achievement, and the defensive mindset of this team under Ross Lyon has held them in good stead all year. I have doubts about the quality of the bottom 4 players and injuries have tested their depth all year but again the system has held up all year so why wouldn’t that continue?

Ladder Position #7: Greater Western Sydney Giants

After starting the year 1-5 few people thought that the Giants would feature in September. The Giants have built into the year nicely and after a 7-game winning streak and a win in the final game of the year have secured a spot, and the way they are playing will scare a few teams starting with the Saints.

Ladder Position #8: Sydney Swans

Last year's Grand Finalist, after a terribly slow start to the season looked a certainty to miss the eight, found some form and found themselves in the finals. Injuries early in the year and a very unsettled team did not allow the Swans to find any form of consistency and in turn wins were hard to come by. They are a proven outfit in September and can win close games which first up against a red-hot Blues team will be needed.

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