Round 19 of the AFL season kicks off on Friday 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.
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Game 1 – Essendon Bombers vs Western Bulldogs, Friday 21st July, 7.50pm
The AFL has perfectly scheduled this Friday night showdown, featuring the 7th-placed Bombers against the 8th-placed Bulldogs. The outcome of this clash will determine which team remains in the top eight, with the loser likely to drop out, at least for the time being.
The Bombers suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Geelong last week, while the Bulldogs were narrowly edged out by the Swans, placing their top-four aspirations in jeopardy. Expect a fast-paced and intense contest at Marvel Stadium, where the midfield battle will play a pivotal role in deciding the outcome. Both teams have the potential to bounce back and claim a crucial victory in this high stake match up.
Game 2 – Richmond Tigers vs Hawthorn Hawks, Saturday 22nd July, 1.45pm
Saturday afternoon sets the stage for a potentially closer match than anticipated, as the Tigers face off against the Hawks. Hawthorn has shown promising growth throughout the season, utilizing their unique style of play, and nurturing their young talent for future success.
Richmond, on the other hand, needs a win to keep their hopes of September action alive. While the Tigers boast experience and quality across the ground, victory will not come easily. Expect a hard-fought contest, where the Tigers' overall strength might give them the edge, but the Hawks are poised to provide a stern challenge.
Game 3 – Carlton Blues vs West Coast Eagles, Saturday 22nd July, 2.10pm
The Carlton Blues are on a roll, and they are coming in full force. With four consecutive wins by a significant margin under their belt, facing the struggling Eagles at home makes it hard to envision anything other than a fifth victory.
Although they will be missing the influential Benny McKay, having a capable ruck replacement is a positive for the Blues. Additionally, several average players have been performing exceptionally well. Expect an easy win for Carlton as they continue their impressive surge and build upon their recent successes.
Game 4 – Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats, Saturday 22nd July, 4.35pm
Saturday afternoon brings together a clash between the Lions and the Cats, as they say timing means everything and the Cats are coming. Geelong has found some solid form, sneaking into the top eight, and a win here will send shivers down the spines of many teams in the finals race.
The Lions, known for their dominance at home, suffered a heartbreaking loss last week, squandering a four-goal lead with just seven minutes remaining. This sets the stage for an intriguing matchup, where the echoes of last week's scares might still linger. Brace yourself for a cracking battle between two teams seeking to stamp their authority on the competition.
Game 5 – Fremantle Dockers vs Sydney Swans, Saturday 22nd July, 7.40pm
Saturday night we have a clash between the Dockers and the Swans, two teams plagued by inconsistency throughout the season. The Swans managed a desperate win last week, holding onto a glimmer of hope for their final's chances for 2023. Meanwhile, the Dockers delivered a performance that aligned with their unpredictable nature.
With only one team truly playing for something, motivation might be a challenge in this matchup. The Swans, despite being away from home, possess the ability to be formidable opponents, but the Dockers' inconsistency could also lead to a surprising outcome. Expect a Swans victory and the logjam for finals spot to get tighter.
Game 6 – Port Adelaide Power vs Collingwood Magpies, Saturday 22nd July, 7.40pm
Saturday night unveils a clash that, just two weeks ago, would have been an eagerly anticipated top-of-the-table showdown. However, injuries have taken their toll on the Power, slightly diminishing the excitement of the matchup. The Magpies have maintained their form throughout 2023 and the dominance previously delivering a 90-point victory.
Although the Power have shown improvement and their recent loss was expected after significant changes to the lineup, the Magpies are still favoured to come out on top. Anticipate a closer contest this time around, but the Magpies should secure the win.
Game 7 – Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Gold Coast Suns, Sunday 23rd July, 1.10pm
This Sunday afternoon clash between the Giants and the Suns, the two most recent expansion clubs of the AFL battling it out in the nation's capital. The Giants are riding a five-match winning streak and sit just outside the top eight, level on points with sixth place. The Suns recently made a coaching change and secured a victory, albeit against a side very much on the slide in St Kilda.
While the Giants have struggled at Manuka Oval in recent times, their current form has them on the cusp of a September appearance. Expect a close clash as both teams are eager for victory but as they say there can be only one winner.
Game 8 – Melbourne Demons vs Adelaide Crows, Sunday 23rd July, 3.20pm
Sunday afternoon presents a clash between the Demons and the Crows, with plenty on the line. They say momentum is hard to get but harder to stop – ask the Lions, the Dees staged an incredible comeback from four goals down with just seven minutes remaining for a highly unlikely victory last week. In contrast, the Crows missed a valuable opportunity to inch closer to September with a home loss against the Giants.
The MCG has not been kind to the Crows historically, but with both teams nearing full strength, expect an enthralling contest. While the Demons have the home advantage, the Crows' potent forward line could pose a threat. Anything can happen in this thrilling encounter.
Game 9 – St Kilda Saints vs North Melbourne Kangaroos, Sunday 23rd July, 4.40pm
Sunday evening witnesses a clash between two struggling outfits the Saints and the Kangaroos, a match that may not attract widespread attention. The Saints are on a downward slide, while the Kangaroos are currently only being spared from the wooden spoon by the Eagles.
Despite the odds stacked against them, the Kangaroos have a chance to defy expectations and secure an unprecedented victory. It will require an extraordinary effort from them to come out on top. Can they rise to the occasion? Only time will tell in this battle of determination.
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