Round 24 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.
What's Heath Shaw's best AFL tip for Round 24?
There are nine games in each round which means there's nine AFL tips to be found, but if you are just looking for the best of the best, boy do we have the video for you! Heath gives his best bet of the round below:
Check out all our expert AFL tips for Round 24 below:
Game 1 – Essendon Bombers vs Collingwood Magpies, Friday 25th August, 7.50pm
An interesting clash looms as the Bombers face the Magpies in Friday night footy. Essendon's finals hopes have dwindled after a disappointing performance last week, while Collingwood aims to secure top spot with a win. The Pies receive a boost with key players returning, including De Goey and Hill, preparing for the finals.
Expect a determined Collingwood side to test the Bombers, who are looking to salvage pride after a record losing margin. Pride on the line for the Bombers and momentum into finals this battle might surprise a few people. Tune in for a compelling encounter under the Friday night lights.
Game 2 – Hawthorn Hawks vs Fremantle Dockers, Saturday 26th August, 1.45pm
An inconsequential clash ahead as the Hawks take on the Dockers on Saturday afternoon. With the season's end in sight, both teams seek a positive finish to carry momentum into 2024. Hawks' recent form gives them an edge, but the Dockers, despite underwhelming early, have shown improvement.
Expect a solid contest as the Dockers disappointing year after a very good 2022. Even without high stakes, this matchup promises a competitive encounter, as the Hawks aim to cap their strong run and the Dockers seek to end their season.
Game 3 – North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Gold Coast Suns, Saturday 26th August, 1.45pm
In a clash where is literally only one thing on the line, the Kangaroos face the Suns if they could lose pick 1. While both teams' seasons have seen challenges, motivation remains. Kangaroos vie to avoid the wooden spoon and find a silver lining in victory, while Suns' fans anticipate a fresh era under a new coach, signalling exciting times ahead.
Amidst the relative insignificance, this game offers insight into the teams' resilience and vision for the future. Expect spirited play as the Kangaroos seek redemption and the Suns aim to lay the groundwork for their promising journey ahead.
Game 4 – Brisbane Lions vs St Kilda Saints, Saturday 26th August, 4.35pm
A finals dress rehearsal awaits as the Lions take on the Saints. Firmly locked into their final's positions, both teams vie for a psychological edge heading into September. Both sides hope to hold onto a home final spot leading into the bye.
Brisbane's recent form shines bright, underscored by their decisive victory against the Pies. This clash, though not altering their finals course, could set the tone for their postseason campaigns. Keep an eye on the Lions, who are peaking at the right time, promising an exciting presence in September action.
Game 5 – Geelong Cats vs Western Bulldogs, Saturday 26th August, 7.25pm
A pivotal clash for one of these sides as the Cats faces the Bulldogs. Last week's unexpected upset by the Eagles has thrown the finals race into disarray. The Bulldogs' fate is simple: win and you’re a chance to secure a final berth or lose and bow out.
Geelong, on the other hand, faced a similar win-or-go-home scenario last week but couldn't prevail, marking the end of their 2023 campaign and premiership defence. This game carries immense stakes, but with the Cats sending players into surgery now it will leave it as Bulldogs to lose. Expect a fierce contest as the Bulldogs fight to salvage their aspirations.
Game 6 – West Coast Eagles vs Adelaide Crows, Saturday 26th August, 8.10pm
This match up to finish the season doesn’t mean much, but pride is on the line between the Eagles and the Crows. After a stunning upset against the Bulldogs last week, the Eagles have left fans happy after a long, long season. Their triumph not only dented the Bulldogs' dreams but showcased the Eagles' latent potential going forward.
Meanwhile, the Adelaide Crows find themselves reeling from a controversial loss that dealt a blow to their final's aspirations. Yet, amidst the setbacks, the Crows' strides this season are undeniable, hinting at a promising future. As the team's clash, expect a fierce battle to finish off season 2023.
Game 7 – Port Adelaide Power vs Richmond Tigers, Sunday 27th August, 12.30pm
In a clash with some finals position implications but not a lot, the Power lock horns with the Tigers in what is the last game for one of these sides in 2023. With a potential home final hanging in the balance, the Power's quest for victory is paramount.
A win could cement their top position, while a loss might see them drop to 4th. On the flip side, the Tigers, bidding farewell to retiring veterans last week, are poised to give it their all in a bid to close the year on a high note. Brace for a gripping encounter where finals fortunes are at stake, and both teams are set to leave nothing on the field.
Game 8 – Sydney Swans vs Melbourne Demons, Sunday 27th August, 3.20pm
As the AFL season hurtles towards its grand finale, all eyes are on the clash between the Sydney Swans and Melbourne Demons. A tantalising prospect awaits, with both teams aiming to end their campaigns on a high note. The stakes couldn't be higher - a Swans victory could propel them to a commendable 5th spot and home final, while a loss might see them tumble to 8th.
On the other hand, the Demons, cruising consistently, have a shot at claiming 2nd position if the stars align. With both teams locked into finals, this encounter serves as a litmus test of their mettle, setting the stage for a thrilling battle of skill and determination. Expect a riveting contest as they vie for a vital confidence boost heading into the all-important September clashes.
Game 9 – Carlton Blues vs Greater Western Sydney Giants, Sunday 27th August, 6.10pm
A rare Sunday night spectacle awaits AFL fans as the Blues go head-to-head with the GWS Giants. With the home and away season coming to a dramatic close, this clash takes centre stage. The Giants find themselves in a high-stakes scenario - a victory guarantees them a spot in the finals.
Yet, a twist of fate with the Bulldogs' result could clinch their finals berth even before Sunday's 6:10 kick-off. On the other side of the contest, the surging Blues have emerged as genuine Premiership contenders, riding a wave of impressive form. Anticipate an intense clash with critical implications for both teams, making this showdown a fitting end to the regular season.
We told you our AFL betting tips were on point! If reading our AFL preview for Round 24 has got you all fired up, make sure you head on over to the Dabble app, get all your bets sorted and share your thoughts in the Banter channel.