Read our AFL Round 16 Tips below for our best bets and predictions for the AFL action this week.
Feature Game #1 – St Kilda Saints vs Richmond Tigers
It’s the battle of the Reiwoldt’s on Saturday night but this game means more than previous years. The Tigers are in the top four and the Saints are battling for a top eight spot.
Richmond have won two in row, including a rare victory at Adelaide Oval. They sit fourth on the ladder. The Saints are also in-form and they’ve won three straight games. They travelled to Perth and defeated the Dockers last round.
The Tigers have played at Etihad twice this season and have a 1-1 record. While the Saints are 6-4 this season. They’ve won the past two by 17 or more points.
The Saints have three ins, headlined by Shane Savage in the back-line. The Tigers welcome back Taylor Hunt for Oleg Markov.
The Saints upset the Tigers last season by 9 points, which was the first win since a draw in 2011. The Tigers have a 3-0 record at Etihad and the average winning margin is around 4 goals.
Tigers Win $1.62
Richmond will be confident after last week’s win over the Power and the Saints are backing up from a late, Sunday match in Perth. We’re backing the Tigers to continue their winning form.
Feature Game #2 – West Coast Eagles vs Port Adelaide Power
The game of the week is set for Sunday afternoon as the Eagles host the Power at Subiaco.
West Coast put their travelling woes behind them last week as they defeated the Bulldogs by 7 points. They have the same record as the Power (8-6) and percentage separates them on the ladder. The Power’s two game winning streak was ended by the Tigers last week at home.
Against the Eagles, the Power won the last meeting at Subiaco in 2014. The Eagles have a 5-2 record at home this season but they’ve lost two of the past three games.
The Eagles have five big ins for this clash. Matt Priddis, Shannon Hurn, Mark LeCras are the main ins and give the Eagles a boost in each part of the ground. The Power have two potential debutants named and Jack Hombsch is back.
The sides haven’t played at Subiaco since 2014 but the Eagles have won three in a row at Adelaide Oval. The Eagles won by 10 points in Round 7 but the Power had more shots on goal.
West Coast are our tip for this game after they’ve brought in key players for this matchup. The Power were poor in the second half last week and we’re tipping their confidence will be low.
Eagles Win $1.77
2017 AFL Round 16 Tips:
St Kilda vs Tigers – Tigers $1.62
Eagles vs Port – Eagles $1.77
Other Round Tips
Crows vs Bulldogs – Crows Win $1.33
Hawks vs Giants – Giants Win $1.53
Magpies vs Bombers – Bombers Win $1.96
Swans vs Suns – Swans Win $1.11
Lions vs Cats – Cats Win $1.24
Blues vs Demons – Blues Win $2.35
Kangaroos vs Dockers – Dockers Win $2.65
7 Round Multi (excluding Adelaide Match) = $49.81