Round 13 of the AFL season kicks off on Thursday 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.
Our AFL footy tips cover all the key factors of every game, of every round. 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 Round 13 below:
Game 1 – Sydney Swans vs St Kilda Saints, Thursday 8th June, 7.20pm
Thursday night footy is back, with two teams hovering around the eight and fresh off the bye ready to battle it out. Swans had a much-needed win last time out and felt like the Saints were looking forward to the bye losing to the Hawks. Huge game for the Swans if they want to keep in touch with the eight, but a loss would see the gap between them, and the Saints become almost too hard to bridge. Swans ball movement will test the Saints defence and at home should get the biscuits.
Game 2 – Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide Power, Friday 9th June, 7.50pm
The Power are simmering along nicely at the moment, there is more talk about Ken Hinkley's contract then just how well they are going as a team. The last few weeks have seen the Dogs miss two great opportunities to go into the top four but now are back in the pack. Questions about where Naughton should play and the game style of the Dogs continue to pop up, it’s a tough one as nothing gets said when you're winning.
Game 3 – Hawthorn Hawks vs Brisbane Lions, Saturday 10th June, 1.45pm
The MCG isn't a happy hunting ground for the Lions usually, but I can't see the ground nor the chilly Melbourne winter getting in the way of a Lions win against the Hawks. After a few good weeks in a row, they were blown away from the start by the Power, but to their credit fought on to outscore them in the second half. The Lions are in a similar boat to Port, they are clocking up the wins but there is still a general consensus they are not Premiership quality yet. This game won't change anyone's mind.
Game 4 – Adelaide Crows vs West Coast Eagles, Saturday 10th June, 4.35pm
I've have said it before, but I'll say it again, the Crows are a force to be reckoned with at home but away it’s a genuine 50/50. Last week gave up a 35-point lead to lose by 25 in the top end against GC who didn’t even play that well. This game I can see a triple figure victory to the Crows as they capitalise on a side just struggling all around this year in general.
Game 5 – Fremantle Dockers vs Richmond Tigers, Saturday 10th June, 7.25pm
It seems as though the Dockers have gained a bit of their mojo back and the break came at a good time to recharge for the second half of the year. A win here at home will put them in the eight but a loss makes the task just a little bit harder. The Tigers are coming off a close loss and a close win, and travelled two weeks in a row which isn't ideal. Does the new coach honeymoon period end after two weeks? Is this the week the bubble bursts?
Game 6 – North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Sunday 11th June, 3.20pm
This is a game that if the Giants want to have any chance of playing Finals need desperately to win. This won't be an easy task, especially down in Tasmania against a team that over the last few weeks have been having a real crack. I think the Giants will win, but conditions will be tough and could be the old, whoever makes the least mistakes wins.
Game 7 – Carlton Blues vs Essendon Bombers, Sunday 11th June, 7.15pm
I can't wait for this game; Sunday night football and every single journalist will have the finger on the button, if the Blues get done, ready to attack. Carlton will be desperate for a win as Finals is slowly slipping away and the Bombers will take a step forward to September with a victory. Two huge clubs centre stage with plenty on the line, this is a great fixture and the perfect build up to the Kings Birthday.
Game 8 – Melbourne Demons vs Collingwood Magpies, Monday 12th June, 3.20pm
This Kings Birthday clash is going to be the match of the round, not because it’s a special game being the Big Freeze as well, but because this game will tell us a lot about these two clubs. Is Melbourne a genuine contender for the Premiership or just flat track bullies? Are the Pies the clear stand out in the league at the moment and is the Premiership there's to lose? The Pies will miss a few regulars due to injury and suspension, and the Dees have players needing to lift. The stage is set.
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