Round 22 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.
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What's Heath Shaw's best AFL tip for Round 22?
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Game 1 – Collingwood Magpies vs Geelong Cats, Friday 11th August, 7.50pm
A football spectacle awaits as Magpies and Cats collide on Friday night. This clash of AFL giants at the MCG promises thrilling action for footy fanatics. The Magpies coming off a shock loss last week and a few injury concerns to key players has them being questioned about Premiership ambitions.
Both teams are eager for victory more so the Cats who look to take another step to securing a top eight spot. Grab your popcorn and immerse yourself in this unmissable Friday night footy extravaganza, it's going to be a cracker.
Game 2 – North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Essendon Bombers, Saturday 12th August, 1.45pm
Get ready for a thrilling face-off as the Kangaroos take on the Bombers on Saturday afternoon. Essendon narrowly secured a win against the Eagles last week and now faces the second-last-placed Kangaroos. The Bombers are still in the finals race, but they need to elevate their game to avoid an upset.
The Kangas started strong and showed promise last week but struggled in the later stages. Will they seize this opportunity? It's a game with potential twists and turns, and the Bombers must lift their performance to conquer the resurgent Kangaroos.
Game 3 – Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns, Saturday 12th August, 2.10pm
The Swans are charging towards September, and they are charging hard, next stop the Suns on a Saturday afternoon. With the finals race heating up, both teams will leave it all on the field to secure a crucial victory.
The Swans' seasoned stars and youthful exuberance will test the Suns' determination to rise in the ranks. With the absence of Buddy and the win over arch-rival last week, the red-hot Swans have their eyes on finals. Don't miss this action-packed encounter at the SCG – it's bound to be a thrilling spectacle!
Game 4 – Brisbane Lions vs Adelaide Crows, Saturday 12th August, 4.35pm
Get set for an intriguing showdown as the Lions clash with the Crows on Saturday, at 4.35pm. The Lions fought hard for an away win last week, while the Crows breezed past the Suns in what was a much-needed victory. With finals aspirations at stake, both teams must secure a victory.
A battle of tactics will definitely include Lachie Neale and how the Lions deal with the Crows' forward prowess. As Brisbane eyes a home final and the Crows battle for a finals berth, this match promises tactical battles and intense action. Tune in for a critical contest that could shape their post-season dreams.
Game 5 – Carlton Blues vs Melbourne Demons, Saturday 12th August, 7.30pm
Gear up for a riveting clash as the Blues take on the Demons in Saturday night footy. The Blues are soaring at the moment while the Demons are quietly going about their business, setting the stage for a captivating matchup. Keep an eye out for Oliver and Fritsch's impending return in the next few weeks, potentially elevating the Demons to finals dominance.
To conquer the Demons, the Blues must deliver their A-game, although their soaring confidence at the moment which is key for this group. It's going to be a much-watched clash as the victor will elevate themselves to the next level in the 2023 Premiership race.
Game 6 – West Coast Eagles vs Fremantle Dockers, Saturday 12th August, 8.10pm
Anticipate an intense clash as another Western Derby is upon us with the Eagles locking horns with the Dockers. Recent form suggests both teams have turned a corner, with the Dockers and Eagles displaying improved performances and a couple of wins along the way.
Despite their contrasting struggles earlier, this derby holds high stakes for local pride. A spirited contest could grant supporters rare bragging rights in a challenging season. As the rivalry rekindles, expect fierce competition and passionate play that transcends the season's challenges for both sides.
Game 7 – Hawthorn Hawks vs Western Bulldogs, Sunday 13th August, 1.10pm
Get ready for an intriguing game as the in form Hawks face the finals bound Bulldogs. The Hawks' recent triumph over the Pies showcased that a disciplined game plan and youthful vigour can go a long way. Slowly gaining momentum throughout the season, their promising future shines.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs sent a strong message against the Tigers, a must in their September ambitions. This clash promises strategic battles and a glimpse into both teams' aspirations; one for another top eight scalp and the other for a finals birth.
Game 8 – St Kilda Saints vs Richmond Tigers, Sunday 13th August, 3.20pm
A clash of desperation awaits as the Saints take on the Tigers in a must win clash. With finals hopes teetering, the Saints face a make-or-break moment. The Tigers' recent struggles, marred by injuries and instability, have tested their mettle.
Anticipate a tight battle, but the Tigers' quality could prove decisive against a spirited Saints side fighting to survive. A crucial showdown where both teams aim to redefine their seasons, setting the stage for a clash that could sway the course of their respective campaigns.
Game 9 – Port Adelaide Power vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Sunday 13th August, 4.40pm
Get ready for a high-stakes clash between two quality sides as the Power takes on the Giants. Despite a recent hiccup against the Swans, the Giants' impressive streak keeps them in the finals mix. The Power, though enduring a slump, remain in contention for a top-two finish and crucial home final.
Awaiting their key players' return, they aim to rediscover their form with both teams eyeing a Premiership run. This matchup becomes pivotal for finals positions where aspirations converge in a game that could shape their championship journeys.
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