AFL Round 22 Prediction

It’s the second last round of the AFL season, and we’re providing our AFL Round 22 prediction. With a solid effort last week and good form heading into the finals series, hopefully we can help you capture the glory of your footy tipping contest!

Collingwood vs West Coast

Collingwood lost heavily to the Hawks last week, but have proven that they are in some good form heading in to the finals. Solid wins in recent weeks, and with the quality players playing well, the Pies may go deep into September. West Coast were smashed in the first half of football at home to the Cats last week. Almost every tipster had predicted the Eagles to go far this year, but it simply hasn’t eventuated. Don’t tip them this week. Collingwood by 24 points.

AFL Round 22 Prediction

AFL Round 22 Prediction: ABC

Adelaide vs Melbourne

Adelaide are playing some decent football, but lost an easy(ish) game against the Bulldogs last week to ruin their chances for a top eight finish. The Crows will be looking to next year and making a more positive and consistent run. Melbourne are just embarrassing and will get slaughtered in Adelaide. Adelaide by 60 points.

North Melbourne vs Hawthorn

This should be the match of the round, and everyone must watch this game. With a packed house at Etihad stadium, expect a great quality contest. The Kangaroos should welcome back Ziebell and Thompson – both late withdrawals in the win against the appalling Bombers last week. North Melbourne have looked good, with a couple of good wins recently. Hawthorn dispatched the quality Pies last week, and are in ominous form. They’re favourites for the flag this year for a reason. Buddy always has a day out against the Roos, but expect a close contest because both sides play Etihad particularly well. Hawthorn by 6 points.

Geelong vs Sydney

This should be another great game by two quality, hard working sides. At Skilled Stadium, Geelong are favourites. It’s always a difficult road to travel and the crowd is vocal and one sided. That being said, the Swans travel well, and beat the Cats at Skilled several yearts ago – much to the dismay of the locals. Geelong is in better form, with a good win against the Eagles (but will have had a long trip home). Geelong by 12 points.

Carlton vs Essendon

Carlton are in some decent form, having beaten the high flying Tigers last week in a quality contest. Some big players like Lachie Henderson are starting to perform, it’s just a shame it’s too late in the season to trouble the finals. The Bombers look like they just want the season to end. Dyson Heppell got injured last week, and he has been one of the best players in the last month. Expect the slide to continue. Carlton by 24 points.

Fremantle vs Port Adelaide

Fremantle have been exceptional this season, and with big Pavlich back in the side, the Dockers are able to kick a big score. Port Adelaide have played well this season, and should make the finals. Unfortunately they won’t be able to beat the Dockers at home in Perth. Fremantle by 18 points.

St Kilda vs Gold Coast

The Saints have been awful this year, while the Suns have continued some reasonable form in the last couple of weeks. With bigger bodies, the Saints are a sneaky chance – especially in Melbourne. As the Suns have better quality players, though, they should get over the line. Particularly with Ablett and Bennell running amok. Gold Coast by 12 points.

Greater Western Sydney vs Richmond

The Tigers should win this game if they are to be taken seriously. Last week we (and many others) talked up the Tigers to make top four. Unfortunately they stuffed up against the Blues and will pay the price. The Giants will be difficult to beat up in Sydney, but it’s a must win game for Richmond. Finally with a decent backline, the Tigers should be able to limit Cameron to less than five goals, and that should be enough to get them the win. Richmond by 18 points.

Brisbane vs Western Bulldogs

The Western Bulldogs have been one of the form sides of the competition in the last month, with a number of good wins. Last week they knocked over the Crows, which is no small feat. Brisbane have also performed well recently, and one should question the timing of Michael Voss’s sacking. Up in Brisbane, the Lions should win. But if the Doggies get the win, they will head into season 2014 full of confidence! Brisbane by 24 points.

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