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If someone told you that the Hawks and Swans would begin the season 0-3, you would have laughed it off and thought nothing of it. Now, with both the glamour clubs desperate for their first win of the year and the Tigers starting 3-0, it seems as though madness has engulfed the AFL. A quick look at the ladder would have many fans surprised to see Richmond in second spot, with Sydney, Hawthorn and North Melbourne the only teams without a win after the first few weeks of competition.

Last weekend saw a number of clubs notch their first wins and losses of the year while others like the Tigers, Crows and Cats remain undefeated. St Kilda, Carlton and Gold Coast all opened their 2017 wins tally while the likes of Melbourne, Essendon and Port Adelaide suffered their first losses of the new season to Geelong, Carlton and Adelaide respectively.

The Easter weekend is one of the most anticipated during the regular season. The Cats and Hawks have one of the AFL’s most intense rivalries ever since Hawthorn’s upset 2008 grand final win over Geelong but the Cats have the wood on them in the traditional Easter Monday clash. The round begins on Thursday with the Swans facing the Eagles in Perth before the Friday fixture features the Kangaroos and Bulldogs. On Saturday, the Dees battle the Dockers, the Suns tackle Port, Carlton and the Suns meet and the undefeated Crows will look to maintain top spot on the ladder with a win over Essendon. On Sunday, Collingwood take on the Saints and the Lions host the Tigers.



EAGLES v SWANS

Thursday, April 13, 8:10 pm (AEST) @ Domain Stadium

  • Sydney has won nine of their last 10 matches against West Coast.
  • The Swans have won five of their last six matches against the Eagles at Domain Stadium.
  • Daniel Hannebery has 128 disposals in his last four matches against the Eagles.
  • The Swans haven't lost four straight matches to start a season since 1993.
  • This is Sydney’s worst start to a season since 1999.
  • The unders have saluted in the last three matches between these teams.
  • The Eagles have failed to cover the line in four of their last five matches against the Swans.

SQUADS

EAGLES: B: S.Wellingham, T.Barrass, B.Sheppard HB: J.Nelson, J.McGovern, S.Hurn C: E.Yeo, M.Priddis, C.Masten HF: A.Gaff, J.Darling, J.Cripps F: M.LeCras, J.Kennedy, J.Hill Foll: J.Giles, L.Shuey, S.Mitchell Inter from: D.Sheed, L.Duggan, J.Redden, N.Vardy, W.Schofield, K.Mutimer.

SWANS: B: Z.Jones, H.Grundy, N.Smith HB: N.Newman, A.Aliir, C.Mills C: J.Kennedy, D.Hannebery, J.Lloyd HF: H.Cunningham, L.Franklin, G.Hewett F: W.Hayward, S.Reid, O.Florent Foll: C.Sinclair, L.Parker, D.Hannebery Inter: J.Foote, R.Fox, H.Marsh, T.Papley Emg: J.Dawson, B.Jack, L.Melican.


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KANGAROOS v BULLDOGS

Friday, April 16, 4:20pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium

  • North Melbourne has won five of their last seven matches against the Dogs.
  • The Kangaroos have won two of their last three home matches against the Premiers.
  • North has covered the line six of their last eight matches against the Bulldogs.
  • The unders have saluted in the last five matches between these teams.
  • The Dogs have not scored 100+ points in their last seven matches against the Bulldogs.
  • The last three matches between these teams have been decided by 1-39 points.

SQUADS

KANGAROOS: B: N.Robertson, D.Gardiner, R.Harwood HB: S.Mayes, H.Andrews, T.Cutler C: D.Zorko, M.Robinson, R.Bewick HF: L.Taylor, E.Hipwood, D.Rich F: J.Barrett, M.Close, D.McStay Foll: S.Martin, D.Beams, T.Rockliff Inter: T.Bell, B.Keays, R.Bastinac, R.Lester Emg: A.Smith, J.Clayton, L.Dawson.

BULLDOGS:B: D.Morris, F.Roberts, J.Johannisen HB S.Biggs, E.Wood, R.Murphy C L.Hunter, L.Dahlhaus, M.Boyd HF: T.Liberatore, Z.Cordy, J.Stringer F: T.McLean, T.Cloke, L.Picken Foll T.Boyd, M.Bontempelli, J.Macrae Inter: M.Suckling, S.Crameri, C.Daniel, L.Jong Emerg: T.Campbell, C.Smith, J.Dunkley


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DEMONS v DOCKERS

Saturday, April 15, 1:45pm (AEST) @ MCG

  • The Dockers have won seven of their last eight matches against the Demons.
  • Two of the last three matches between these teams have resulted in the overs coming up trumps.
  • The Demons have failed to cover the line in seven of their last eight matches against Freo.
  • Fremantle’s last six wins over Melbourne have been by 39+ points.
  • Jesse Hogan kicked four goals in the Dees’ last start win over Fremantle.

SQUADS

DEMONS: B: Jayden Hunt, Tom McDonald, Joel Smith HB: Bernie Vince, Oscar McDonald, Jake Melksham C: Jordan Lewis, Jack Viney, Billy Stretch HF: Christian Petracca, Jesse Hogan, Angus Brayshaw F: Alex Neal-Bullen, Sam Weideman, Jeff Garlett Foll: Max Gawn, Nathan Jones, Clayton Oliver I/C: Neville Jetta, Christian Salem, Jack Watts, Mitch Hannan Emg: Tom Bugg, James Harmes, Jake Spencer.

DOCKERS:B: Z.Dawson, J.Hamling, L.Spurr HB: G.Ibbotson, M.Johnson, C.Sutcliffe C: S.Hill, L.Neale, B.Hill HF: D.Pearce, C.McCarthy, E.Langdon F: M.Walters, J.Griffin, S.Kersten Foll: A.Sandilands, N.Fyfe, D.Mundy Inter (from): C.Blakely, H.Crozier, T.Sheridan, N.Suban, M.Taberner, D.Tucker, L.Weller.


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GIANTS v POWER

Saturday, April 15, 4:35pm (AEST) @ Spotless Stadium

  • The Giants have won their last two matches against Port.
  • Three of the last four matches between these teams have been decided by 1-39 points.
  • The overs have saluted in three of the last four matches between these teams.
  • The Giants have covered the line in their last four matches against the Power.
  • The Giants have covered the line in their last three home matches against Port Adelaide.
  • Rory Lobb has kicked five goals in his last two matches against Port Adelaide.

SQUADS

GIANTS: B: Zac Williams, Phil Davis, Adam Tomlinson HB: Heath Shaw, Nick Haynes, Ryan Griffen C: Adam Kennedy, Dylan Shiel, Josh Kelly HF: Steve Johnson, Jonathon Patton, Rory Lobb F: Toby Greene, Jeremy Cameron, Tom Scully R: Shane Mumford, Callan Ward, Matt Kennedy Inter (from): Devon Smith, Tim Taranto, Matt Buntine, Nathan Wilson, Tendai Mzungu, Dawson Simpson, Sam Reid

POWER:B: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Clurey, J.Hombsch HB: M.Broadbent, T.Jonas, D.Houston C: B.Ebert, O.Wines, J.Polec HF: S.Gray, J.Westhoff, C.Wingard F: J.Trengove, C.Dixon, A.Young Foll: P.Ryder, T.Boak, R.Gray Inter: B.Eddy, H.Hartlett, K.Amon, S.Powell-Pepper Emg: M.White, J.Neade, J.Atley


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BLUES v SUNS

Saturday, April 16, 7:25pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium

  • Carlton has won three of its last four matches against Gold Coast.
  • The Blues have won their only two home games against the Suns.
  • Four of the last five matches between these teams have seen the unders salute.
  • Tom Lynch has kicked eight goals in his last two matches against Carlton.
  • Three of the last four matches between these teams have been won by 39+ points.
  • Carlton has covered the line in three of the last four matches against Gold Coast.

SQUADS

BLUES: B: L.Plowman, J.Weitering, K.Simpson HB: D.Thomas, S.Rowe, C.Marchbank C: S.Docherty, B.Gibbs, J.Pickett HF: D.Armfield, L.Casboult, M.Wright F: E.Curnow, J.Silvagni, S.White Foll: M.Kreuzer, P.Cripps, M.Murphy I/C: J.Lamb, C.Curnow, S.Petrevski-Seton, B.Smedts Emergencies: H.Macreadie, R.Palmer, S.Kerridge

SUNS:B: J.Joyce, S.May, A.Saad HB: K.Kolodjashnij, R.Thompson, J.Bowes C: M.Rosa, G.Ablett, D.Swallow HF: M.Barlow, T.Lynch, A.Sexton F: T.Miller, P.Wright, J.Martin Foll: J.Witts, A.Hall, P.Hanley Inter: C.Ah Chee, S.Lemmens, J.Lyons, B.Ainsworth Emg: M.Shaw, B.Matera, J.Schoenfeld


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CROWS v BOMBERS

Saturday, April 15, 7:40pm (AEST) @ Adelaide Oval

  • The overs have saluted in the last five matches between these teams.
  • Adelaide has won its last two matches against Essendon.
  • The Crows covered the line in those two wins.
  • The Crows have won two of their last three matches against the Dons in Adelaide.
  • Eddie Betts has kicked 10 goals in his last two matches against Essendon.
  • The last two matches between these teams have been decided by 80+ points.

SQUADS

CROWS: B: R.Laird, D.Talia, L.Brown HB: J.Kelly, K.Hartigan, B.Smith C: D.Mackay, M.Crouch, R.Sloane HF: E.Betts, T.Walker, T.Lynch F: C.Cameron, J.Jenkins, M.McGovern Foll: S.Jacobs, R.Douglas, R.Atkins Inter (from): R.Knight, C.Hampton, A.Otten, W.Milera, M.Poholke, T.Menzel, R.O'Brien

BOMBERS:B: Mark Baguley, Michael Hartley, Andrew McGrath HB: Brendon Goddard, Michael Hurley, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti C: Orazio Fantasia, Dyson Heppell, James Kelly HF: Travis Colyer, Cale Hooker, Zach Merrett F: Shaun McKernan, Joe Daniher, Josh Green R: Patrick Ambrose, Jobe Watson, David Zaharakis Inter: Darcy Parish, Brent Stanton, Martin Gleeson, Kyle Langford Emerg: James Stewart, Ben Howlett, Matt Dea


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MAGPIES v SAINTS

Sunday, April 16, 3:20pm (AEST) @ Etihad Stadium

  • The Pies have won seven of their last eight matches against the Saints, including the 2010 grand final part II.
  • The Saints won this corresponding fixture against the Pies last year by 29 points.
  • The overs have saluted in the last three matches between these teams.
  • Collingwood has covered the line in their last three wins over St Kilda.
  • The Magpies’ last two wins over the Saints have been by at least 74 points.
  • The Saints haven’t won a round four match since 2011.

SQUADS

MAGPIES: B: Jeremy Howe, Henry Schade, Jackson Ramsa HB: Josh Smith, Ben Reid, Brayden Maynard C: Steele Sidebottom, Scott Pendlebury, Jack Crisp HF: Jarryd Blair, Jesse White, Travis Varcoe F: Alex Fasolo, Darcy Moore, Mason Cox Foll: Brodie Grundy, Adam Treloar, Taylor Adams Int: Tyson Goldsack, James Aish, Tom Phillips, Will Hoskin-Elliott Emg: Lynden Dunn, Chris Mayne, Tim Broomhead

SAINTS:B: Jarryn Geary, Nathan Brown, Jimmy Webster HB: Jack Newnes, Jake Carlisle, Dylan Roberton C: Shane Savage, David Armitage, Nick Riewoldt HF: Luke Dunstan, Josh Bruce, Mav Weller F: Jade Gresham, Tim Membrey, Nathan Wright Foll: Tom Hickey, Jack Steele, Jack Steven Inter: Seb Ross, Jack Billings, Sam Gilbert, Paddy McCartin Emerg: Blake Acres, Jack Lonie, Billy Longer


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LIONS v TIGERS

Sunday, April 16, 4:40pm (AEST) @ Gabba

  • The Tigers have won their last nine matches against the Lions.
  • Four of those nine wins have been at the MCG.
  • The unders have saluted in four of the last five matches between these teams.
  • Richmond has not covered the line in two of their last three wins over Brisbane
  • This is Richmond’s best start to a season since 2013, where they won the first three but lost their round four match.
  • Jack Riewoldt has kicked 14 goals in his last four matches against the Lions.

SQUADS

LIONS: B: N.Robertson, D.Gardiner, R.Harwood HB: S.Mayes, H.Andrews, T.Cutler C: D.Zorko, M.Robinson, R.Bewick HF: L.Taylor, E.Hipwood, D.Rich F: J.Barrett, M.Close, D.McStay Foll: S.Martin, D.Beams, T.Rockliff Inter: T.Bell, B.Keays, R.Bastinac, R.Lester Emg: A.Smith, J.Clayton, L.Dawson.

TIGERS:B: N.Robertson, D.Gardiner, R.Harwood HB: S.Mayes, H.Andrews, T.Cutler C: D.Zorko, M.Robinson, R.Bewick HF: L.Taylor, E.Hipwood, D.Rich F: J.Barrett, M.Close, D.McStay Foll: S.Martin, D.Beams, T.Rockliff Inter: T.Bell, B.Keays, R.Bastinac, R.Lester Emg: A.Smith, J.Clayton, L.Dawson


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HAWKS v CATS

Monday, April 17, 3:20pm (AEST) @ MCG

  • Geelong has won their last two matches against the Hawks.
  • The Cats have won seven of their eight Easter Monday matches against Hawthorn.
  • Geelong has covered the line in their last five wins over Hawthorn.
  • The overs have saluted in the last three matches between these teams.
  • This is Geelong’s best start to a season since 2014 and Hawthorn’s worst since 2005.
  • Patrick Dangerfield has amassed 78 disposals in his last two matches against the Hawks.

SQUADS

HAWKS: B: Taylor Duryea, James Frawley, Ben Stratton HB: Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Shaun Burgoyne C: Isaac Smith, Tom Mitchell, Ricky Henderson HF: Luke Breust, Ryan Schoenmakers, Jack Gunston F: Ty Vickery, Jarryd Roughead, Paul Puopolo R: Ben McEvoy, Jaeger O’Meara, Cyril Rioli INT: James Sicily, Liam Shiels, Will Langford, Billy Hartung EMER: Kade Stewart, Ryan Burton, Teia Miles

CATS:B: Tom Stewart, Tom Lonergan, Mark Blicavs HB: Josh Cowan, Lachie Henderson, Zach Tuohy C: Nakia Cockatoo, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan HF: Rhys Stanley, Harry Taylor, Brandan Parfitt F: Lincoln McCarthy, Tom Hawkins, Steven Motlop Foll: Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, George Horlin-Smith Inter (from): Cameron Guthrie, Andrew Mackie, Sam Menegola, Daniel Menzel, Jordan Murdoch, Tom Ruggles, Jackson Thurlow


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