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For the third straight week, there are just six matches scheduled for round 15 of the AFL competition. Thursday night footy opens the weekend’s games for the second straight week, with the Eagles expected to trounce the battling Bombers at Perth’s Domain Stadium. On Friday night, Port Adelaide and Richmond battle to stay in contention to crack the top eight at Adelaide Oval.

Saturday features just the three fixtures with the Suns and Saints playing on the Gold Coast before the match of the round takes place in Sydney between the Swans and the Bulldogs. The penultimate game of round 15 pits traditional foes Carlton up against Collingwood at the MCG in what should attract a handsome crowd.

On Sunday, the Dees lay their season on the line when they battle the high-flying Crows in Melbourne. The Demons are on the cusp of the top eight and will be desperate to upset one of the flag favourites.



WEST COAST
V
ESSENDON

Thursday, June 30, 8:10pm (AEST) @ Domain Stadium

West Coast has an impeccable record at home against all teams over the past couple of seasons and the Bombers are not expected to trouble Adam Simpson’s troops. Last weekend, the Eagles were issued with the bye but in their last match they downed the lowly Lions in Brisbane. The last match West Coast played at Domain Stadium; they lost their first home encounter of the year to the Crows.

Essendon isn’t expected to register a second win in 2016 as they battle on without 12 of their suspended stars due to drug infringements. The only win the Bombers managed this year was way back in round two against the Demons, meaning the Dons have now lost 11 consecutive matches – encroaching on the club’s record of 14 in 2006.

  • The Bombers have won three of their last five matches against the Eagles.
  • Adelaide has won its last four home games against North.
  • West Coast has won four of its last five home games against Essendon.
  • The Eagles have scored 100+ points in four of their last five wins over the Dons.

Key changes:

TBA

West Coast Eagles | AFL | UBET

RESULTS

West Coast (130) def. Essendon (52)



PORT ADELAIDE
V
RICHMOND

Friday, July 1, 7:50pm (AEST) @ Adelaide Oval

Port Adelaide has the chance to stay in touch with the top eight teams in the AFL with victory over Richmond at Adelaide Oval. The Power will find it very difficult to crack the finals if they succumb to the Tigers in a rare Friday night footy fixture. Port currently sits in ninth position; two wins shy of the eighth-placed Eagles.

Richmond’s disastrous start to the season has recovered nicely over the past couple of months, winning five of their last six matches. With the Power struggling with back-to-back losses in recent weeks, they will be keen to pounce by adding more misery to their opponents’ season. Like the Power, a loss would almost certainly end coach Damien Hardwick’s mission to play finals footy.

  • The Tigers have won three of their last five matches against the Power.
  • Four of the last five matches between these teams have been decided by 25+ points.
  • Richmond has won four of its last five matches in Adelaide against Port.
  • Neither team has reached triple figures in their last two head-to-head matches.

Key changes:

TBA

Port Adelaide FC | AFL | UBET

RESULTS

Port Adelaide (94) def. Richmond (56)



GOLD COAST
V
ST KILDA

Saturday, July 2, 1:40pm (AEST) @ Metricon Stadium

The Suns have now lost 10 consecutive matches after posting three straight wins to begin the 2016 AFL season. In an encouraging sign for the Gold Coast, they have gotten close to getting back on track over the last couple of weeks, getting within 17 points of round 12 conquerors Richmond and falling 26 shy of flag holders of the last three seasons Hawthorn.

St Kilda produced a Saturday night miracle when they came from behind to pip the Cats at Etihad Stadium. That win kept their slim finals hopes alive as they battle three other teams who are also two wins shy of eighth position on the AFL ladder..

  • Gold Coast has won two of its last three matches against St Kilda.
  • The winning team has scored 100+ points in six of the last seven head-to-head games.
  • Six of the last seven matches between the Suns and Saints have been won by 25+ points.
  • Gold Coast has won two of its last three home fixtures versus St Kilda.

Key changes:

TBA

Gold Coast Suns | AFL | UBET

RESULTS

Gold Coast (108) def. St Kilda (68)



SYDNEY
V
WESTERN BULLDOGS

Saturday, July 2, 4:35pm (AEST) @ SCG

This shapes as easily the pick of the matches in a reduced round 15 of the AFL. The Swans have lost just three matches this year and a win would promote them to first position on the ladder through percentages, just above the high-flying Hawks. The Swans are coming off a bye but in their last match, they belted the Demons by 52 points. Sydney is yet to lose a match at the SCG this season and UBET has installed them as favourites to continue that trend.

The Western Bulldogs, like Sydney, are coming off a bye. In their last match, the Doggies were belted by 57 points by a ruthless Cats outfit. With the AFL’s top teams condensed inside the top eight, the Dogs sit in seventh but are just two wins short of the first placed Hawks. A win over the Swans on Saturday evening would catapult them to equal second with a host of other teams.

  • Sydney has won six of its last seven matches against the Western Bulldogs.
  • The Swans have scored 100+ points in five of those six wins.
  • The Bloods have won three of their last four home matches against the Doggies.
  • Five of the last six matches between these teams have been decided by 25+ points, including four by 39+ points.

Key changes:

TBA

Sydney Swans | AFL | UBET

RESULTS

Western Bulldogs (83) def. Sydney (79)



CARLTON
V
COLLINGWOOD

Saturday, July 2, 7:25pm (AEST) @ MCG

Carlton and Collingwood are two of the AFL’s oldest and most decorated clubs, and they are also the fiercest of rivals. The Blues have enjoyed constant improvement on recent seasons in 2016 and despite sitting in 13th position; they are just two wins outside the eight. A win would pressure the top teams while a loss would all but end their premiership campaign.

The Pies were predicted to be a hit in 2016 but their form has been patchy at best so far. After suffering three straight losses, Collingwood got their year back on track when they beat the Dockers in Melbourne last weekend. Win, lose or draw this one against the Blues; the Magpies are next to no chance of featuring in the finals this year.

  • The Pies have won 11 of their last 14 matches against the Blues.
  • Collingwood has kicked 100+ points in eight of those 11 victories.
  • Three of the last four matches between these teams have been won by 1-24 points.
  • Seven of the last 14 matches between these teams have been won by 39+ points.

Key changes:

TBA

Carlton FC | AFL | UBET

RESULTS

Collingwood (57) def. Carlton (45)



MELBOURNE
V
ADELAIDE

Sunday, July 3, 3:20pm (AEST) @ MCG

Melbourne is enjoying one of its most fruitful seasons since 2006 when they finished the year in fifth position. The Demons currently sit in 10th on the ladder and a loss would really cruel what has been a fascinating 2016. The Dees have lost three of their last four matches but the form of star midfielder Bernie Vince has been incredible, amassing 106 disposals in his last three matches.

The Crows love playing at home in Adelaide; however their form is up and down when playing on the road. However, more recently the flagship South Australian club has won its last two away games and is riding a five match winning streak. The Crows are just one win shy of cracking the AFL’s top four and securing a home final.

  • Adelaide has won three of its last four matches against Melbourne.
  • The Dees have won three of their last five home fixtures against the Crows.
  • Four of the last six games between these teams have been decided by 39+ points.
  • The Demons have scored 100+ points in just one of their last 16 matches against the Crows.

Key changes:

TBA

Melbourne Demons | AFL | UBET

RESULTS

Adelaide (120) def. Melbourne (98)