Round 16 of the AFL seasons kicks off on Thursday night, and the 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 16 below:
Game 1 – Brisbane Lions vs Richmond Tigers, Thursday 29th June, 7.20pm
Following an exhilarating State of Origin series victory, football fans in Queensland are in for a treat this Thursday as the Lions take on the Tigers in a highly anticipated AFL matchup. With both teams showcasing impressive form, the Lions pushing for a top-two position and the Tigers vying for a potential top-eight spot, the stakes couldn't be higher.
Despite missing key players, the Tigers have displayed thrilling football performances, while the Lions secured a significant win in Melbourne. This clash promises to be a cracker of a match that will keep fans on the edge of their seats.
Game 2 – Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats, Friday 30th June, 7.50pm
A classic Friday night clash with the Swans and the Cats going at it. The Swans would have likely undergone a harder training session during the bye compared to the level of the Eagles in the game last weekend. In contrast, the Cats displayed their mettle with a gutsy victory over the Demons, even without spearhead Jeremy Cameron.
Their triumph showcased the emergence of their talented young players who stepped up when it mattered. This upcoming clash will see the next generation of midfield stars battling it out, adding further significance to the finals race. Expect a captivating showdown between these two determined teams.
Game 3 – Adelaide Crows vs North Melbourne Kangaroos, Saturday 1st July, 1.45pm
Saturday afternoon brings an intriguing clash between the Crows and the Kangaroos. Despite a narrow loss last week against a formidable opponent, the Crows showcased their potential with an impressive performance. Their young and exciting group, known for their attacking game style, has the ability to create headaches for their rivals come September.
On the other hand, the Kangaroos may find themselves facing an ongoing curse coming off the bye. The Crows are in flying form and tend to dominate against lesser teams on their home turf. Brace yourselves for what could be a big score on one side.
Game 4 – Western Bulldogs vs Fremantle Dockers, Saturday 1st July, 1.45pm
On Saturday, the Bulldogs and the Dockers will clash in a battle where consistency will be crucial. The Dockers have been enigmatic, alternating between wins and losses, both at home and away. Their unpredictable form raises questions about their ability to secure a finals berth, as they must strive for greater consistency.
Similarly, the Bulldogs have shown flashes of brilliance interspersed with average performances. To mount a serious September challenge, the Bulldogs must strike the right balance in their forward and defensive lines, ensuring their key players perform cohesively. With time running out, both teams will be eager to seize the moment and establish a more reliable track record.
Game 5 – Gold Coast Suns vs Collingwood Magpies, Saturday 1st July, 4.35pm
Saturday afternoon brings forth another intriguing clash between the Suns and the Magpies. While the ladder positions indicate a significant gap between 1st and 10th, this matchup promises to be closer than anticipated. The Suns possess the advantage of playing on their home turf, a factor that should not be underestimated.
Although they suffered a disappointing loss to Carlton recently, the Suns have shown the ability to challenge even the toughest opponents when they hit their stride. On the other hand, the Magpies have developed a reputation for finding ways to win, leaving fans with high expectations. Predicting the outcome remains difficult, but the Suns have the potential to keep the game competitive throughout, supported by their match-winning players.
Game 6 – Essendon Bombers vs Port Adelaide Power, Saturday 1st July, 7.25pm
Saturday night presents another challenge for any footy tipster, with several games proving difficult to predict. One such game is the clash between the Bombers and the Power. The Power have been in exceptional form and rightfully enter the match as favourites. However, the dreaded post-bye slump could potentially affect their performance.
Meanwhile, the Bombers displayed resilience in their recent match against a strong Perth side, although they fell short in the second half. This encounter will serve as a litmus test to gauge the Bombers' standing in the 2023 season. Prepare for an enthralling battle that will leave fans wondering where these teams truly belong in the grand scheme of things.
Game 7 – Hawthorn Hawks vs Carlton Blues, Sunday 2nd July, 1.10pm
Sunday afternoon brings a fascinating encounter between the Hawks and the Blues. The Blues secured a much-needed victory before the bye, providing some respite from the media scrutiny. They comfortably defeated the Suns, who, in turn, convincingly defeated the Hawks. Logically, one would assume the Blues have the upper hand.
However, in AFL, common sense often goes out the window, especially when it comes to Carlton. The Hawks, although focusing on their future, possess the ability to cause an occasional upset. Carlton will approach this match with caution, but if their tall forwards have a standout performance a comfortable victory awaits them.
Game 8 – Melbourne Demons vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Sunday 2nd July, 3.20pm
Sunday afternoon showcases an intriguing clash between the Demons and the Giants. The neutral venue adds to the anticipation, making this matchup a truly even contest. The Giants have impressed with their consistent performances in recent weeks, showing a growing belief in their gameplan with each passing game.
While the Demons will be without Oliver, they boast a nearly full-strength lineup. The midfield battle will undoubtedly be a captivating aspect to watch. Concerns arise about the Giants' ability to contain the firepower of Melbourne's forward line, but the growing confidence within the Giants camp will hold them in good stead.
Game 9 – West Coast Eagles vs St Kilda Saints, Sunday 2nd July, 4.40pm
Sunday's twilight clash features the Eagles and the Saints at home. The Saints find themselves in the graveyard shift, facing an Eagles side that suffered a dismal performance last week. The timing couldn't be more perfect for the Saints, who have faced criticism for their slow and uneventful ball movement in recent weeks.
This encounter provides an opportunity for the Saints to regain their rhythm with an expected comfortable victory. While one hopes for a more spirited fight from the Eagles compared to their previous outing, it appears unlikely that much improvement will come.
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