Rounding off the weekend’s action, Fremantle enter a fixture they must win if they are to emerge from round 16 guaranteed a place in the top four, as they welcome Melbourne to the Subiaco Oval.
The Dockers are currently in fourth spot on the ladder and are at $1.22 with Ladbrokes.com.au for the win on Sunday, sitting seven places higher than their upcoming opponents.
Coming off the back of a devastating loss to the formerly laughable Richmond, Freo need a win at their home ground to get their mental state back to where it was in round 13 when they beat Carlton in a thrilling finish.
Fremantle must move on from the loss of Michael Barlow who broke his leg in round 14, and have certainly looked worse for wear since his absence, but a side worthy of a top four place must overcome injury obstacles.
Melbourne are at $4.35 for the win. Despite beating Essendon last weekend, it was a less than convincing win overall, and so Melbourne will hope to replicate the scoreline the last time they met Fremantle at Subiaco, when the Dees came away with a huge 63-point win.
The duo are playing for different stakes entirely, with Freo fighting to keep themselves in the top four, and Melbourne to gain a little pride, so the home side have more to play for when it comes down to it.
With the home advantage, and the course of the season to look at, our tip of the match is to back a Freo win by 1-19 points at $4.30 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
AFLRules Tip Of The Match:
For this one, the presence of the in form Aaron Sandilands for Freo is pivotal. While he may not have had a fantastic game against the Tigers last round, he is superb on a good day. As one of the favourites for All-Australian selection this year, one of his fellow contenders Mark Jamar will be the man he is up against, and this could prove a crucial battle.
But with the home advantage, and the course of the season to look at, our tip of the match is to back a Freo win by 1-19 points at $4.30 with Ladbrokes.com.au.