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AFL: Tigers and Carlton out to keep the pressure on

There are some big games in the AFL on Saturday, as the battle to make finals starts to hot up, with Carlton and Richmond both in action.

The top-of-the-ladder clash between Port Adelaide and Collingwood will take centre stage, but it is not the only big game of the day.

Third takes on fifth when Brisbane and Geelong clash at the Gabba, while Richmond will look to keep their recent revival going when they entertain Hawthorn.

Carlton are another side who are bang in form and they remain on the cusp of the top eight heading into the game against West Coast.

To wrap up the action Fremantle and Sydney clash in the west and both side look to miss out on finals unless there is a minor miracle.

Richmond aim to continue revival

WhatRichmond v Hawthorn
WhereMCG, Melbourne
When13:45 (AEST), Saturday 22nd July 2023
How to watchKayo, Foxtel
OddsRichmond 1.36, Hawthorn 3.20

The Tigers are one of the form teams in the AFL after winning four of their last five games to take them up to 11th spot on the ladder.

They are just a couple of points away from the top eight and a win against Hawthorn is an absolute must if they are to stay in the mix.

Richmond did suffer a heavy defeat against Brisbane, but they have been picking off the sides below them and will fancy their chances of seeing off the Hawks.

Hawthorn did beat lowly North Melbourne last week to pick up just their fifth win of the season, but they had lost the three games before it.

Richmond have comfortably won the last three games between these two sides and are priced at 5.50 to win to win by 25-36 points on Saturday.

Eagles unlikely to fly at Carlton

WhatCarlton v West Coast
WhereMarvel Stadium, Melbourne
When14:10 (AEST), Saturday 22nd July 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Kayo, Foxtel
OddsCarlton 1.012, West Coast 19.00

Carlton are another side who are bang in form, having won their last four games on the bounce.

Not only that, the Blues smashed high-flying Port Adelaide by 50 points last week, so their confidence should be sky-high.

You have to fear for the Eagles, who have just one win this season, and Carlton will be looking to pile on the points.

They are priced at 2.10 to win by 73+ points, while Charlie Curnow can be backed at 5.00 to boot the first goal of the game.

Brisbane seek return to winning ways

WhatBrisbane v Geelong
WhereGabba, Brisbane
When16:35 (AEST), Saturday 22nd July 2023
How to watchKayo, Foxtel
OddsBrisbane 1.47, Geelong 2.70

Third-placed Brisbane will need to pick themselves up after suffering a heartbreaking 105-104 loss in a thriller against Melbourne last week.

They had won the previous four games and should not be downbeat. The Lions are also formidable opposition at the Gabba and will fancy their chances of returning to winning ways.

Geelong are unbeaten in four, but only one of those games was away from home and that was a 54-54 draw at Sydney.

Cats star Tom Hawkins has 45 goals this season and is priced at 1.07 to score at anytime.

Fremantle face a must-win

WhatFremantle v Sydney
WhereOptus Stadium, Perth
When19:40 (AEST), Saturday 22nd July 2023
How to watchChannel 7, Kayo, Foxtel
OddsFremantle 2.05, Sydney 1.78

The Dockers have seen their finals hopes fade badly following just one win in five and they must beat the Swans to keep any slim chances alive.

They do tend to save their best form for Optus Stadium, despite losing to a revitalised Carlton last time out.

Like Fremantle, the Swans need a minor miracle to make the top eight, but will have taken plenty of heart from a narrow win over Western Bulldogs last week.

They also won 82-65 on their last trip to take on Fremantle back in 2022.

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