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Last week: 4

Season Total: 64

Thursday June 18

Adelaide V Hawthorn

Adelaide Oval, 7.20pm (All times local time)

It is the 25 year anniversary celebration for the Crows, as they played their first ever AFL back in 1991 against Hawthorn. The Crows won by 86 points on that historic night, but Hawthorn will not let that happen this week. The Hawks are just starting to find some form, after winning two in a row for the first time this season. The Crows welcome back newly signed Richard Douglas, while Paul Puopolo returns for Hawthorn. Adelaide has been impressive this season, but expect Hawthorn to start making up ground and playing some good footy, starting tonight.

Hawthorn by 16

Friday June 19

Richmond V West Coast

MCG, 7.50pm

Richmond has won the past four are in great touch and might just be in good enough form to knock off the Eagles. West Coast have been one of the best sides this season, but having not played at the MCG since round 10 last season, may make it difficult to adapt to the wider ground. Richmond are playing on great adrenalin at the moment, and will keep it going this week. The Tigers have won the past two against West Coast, surprisingly, both at Domain Stadium.

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Richmond by 12

Saturday June 20

Carlton V Port Adelaide

MCG, 1.40pm

The Power are in desperate need of a win to get their 2015 campaign back on track, and Carlton is the side perfect to help them do that. The Blues were absolutely brilliant in their last match, very nearly beating Adelaide in a thrilling contest at the G, in what was Chris Judd’s final AFL game. That sort of effort and energy will make for an interesting contest, but it’s hard to see them doing it again, with good performances being few and far between this season from Carlton. Port Adelaide will be fired up following the recent poor form.

Port Adelaide by 30

GWS V North Melbourne

Spotless Stadium, 4.35pm

Prior to last week, GWS would have looked a good bet in this game. However, a week is a long time in football, and now the Giants all of a sudden have a horrific looking injury list. The biggest blow being ruckman Shane Mumford, who is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. The Giants have never won without Shane Mumford. North Melbourne will therefore record their sixth win of the year, and Todd Goldstein is possibly in line for a best on ground performance, given the Giants’ lack of obvious replacements for Mumford.

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North Melbourne by 28

Western Bulldogs V Brisbane

Etihad Stadium, 7.20pm

After starting the season brilliantly, the Bulldogs have been up and down of late. This week promises to be another up for Luke Beveridge’s men though against the 16th placed Lions. Despite Brisbane’s record this year, they have improved significantly over recent weeks. Expect it to be a close affair, with the last two encounters between the pair going right down to the wire, with eight and seven points deciding the two games.

Western Bulldogs by 20

Sunday June 21

Geelong V Melbourne

Simonds Stadium, 3.20pm

Geelong seemed to find their mojo again last week, with a brilliant performance against Port Adelaide in Adelaide. This week poor old Melbourne are in their sights again. Geelong has won the past five against Melbourne by an average of 83 points, and the past four at Simonds Stadium by an average of 87 points. For all Melbourne’s improvement this season, unfortunately they are running into Geelong at the wrong time, again. Corey Enright’s 300th will be a huge event and the Cats boys will be sure to play well for their champion mate.

Geelong by 40

Byes: Gold Coast, Sydney, Essendon, St. Kilda, Collingwood, Fremantle.