Round 12 of the AFL season kicks off on Friday night, and starting from game one, every game of the round is set to be a cracker. Dabble’s experts will provide AFL tips for each and every round of the 2023 AFL season, meaning you won’t miss a thing.
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Game 1 – Melbourne Demons vs Carlton Blues, Friday 2nd June, 7.50pm
For the outside world this match has maximum appeal, not just because it's a Friday night match, not just because its two big Victorian clubs but because I think most love the fact the Blues are under the pump massively. A loss pretty much rules them out of finals if not for a miraculous win streak and don’t forget the Dees look to bounce back after a surprising loss to the Dockers at home last week. Get out the popcorn.
Game 2 – Port Adelaide Power vs Hawthorn Hawks, Saturday 3rd June, 1.45pm
You wouldn’t have thought both of these teams would be coming into this game on multiple game winning streaks, Power with eight in a row and the Hawks with two. Yes, they are on different levels but it's good to see a team people tipped might not win a game stringing a few together. The Power is on a roll and have responded many times over the past month to find a way to win against quality opposition, I can't see much changing in this clash.
Game 3 – West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies, Saturday 3rd June, 4.35pm
Last year the Eagles upset the Pies early in the season in Melbourne and then Pies went on a massive winning streak, can the Eagles do it again? Simple answer is no: out of form injury plagued inconsistent 22 each week and zero confidence. I can't see how they could get anywhere near the ladder leaders.
Game 4 – Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats, Saturday 3rd June, 7.25pm
The Cats started the season off very poorly but then responded to even the win loss ledger but have slowly slipped back out of form due to injuries and maybe opposition working them out. They are a tough team to judge and against a red hot (apart from last week) Dogs, they will need to be back to their best in a must win game. The Bulldogs won most of the important stats from last week's game against the Suns but lost the game, Bevo would be scratching his head at how and why that happened which cost them a top 4 spot. I'm backing in the Cats to bounce back because if not, a finals spots get harder and harder to get.
Game 5 – Gold Coast Suns vs Adelaide Crows, Saturday 3rd June, 7.30pm
It is hard to knock a win, but the Suns played very average and still beat a quality opposition last week. They had 18 less inside 50s and still won, so you take that 4 points and run every day of the week. Showing over the past month a level that can match the best teams but not sustaining it or being consistent with it costs them. The Crows are home track hero's so this is not a danger game but if they want to shake that tag, they need to win and win convincingly. Laird being out makes this an even bigger task.
Game 6 – Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Richmond Tigers, Sunday 4th June, 1.10pm
The former assistant coach coming up against his old mob, sliding doors moment if he didn’t get the Giants job, he would be caretaker and red-hot fav to take over the reins permanently. Back to the game, the Giants were huge in Geelong knocking off the Cats in Toby's 200th and Richmond gave it everything against the quality of Port Adelaide. Will be a great contest with the Giants looking to regain some players to help get back-to-back victories.
Game 7 – Essendon Bombers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos, Sunday 4th June, 4.40pm
The Bombers have found themselves just inside the eight and easy kill last week against the Eagles and you would think similar result this week keeps that September dream well and truly in grasp. I definitely could easily have seen a triple figure loss last week to the Pies, but the Kangas second half showed some positive signs. Youth always struggle with consistency so wins in the second half of the year will be difficult but development and gametime is key for the future.
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