Tips, Betting Picks, and Predictions for AFL Round 13 (June 9-13, 2022)

| June 6, 2022 6:24 am PDT

The byes continue in the AFL this week, with Adelaide, Geelong, Gold Coast, Sydney, West Coast, and the Western Bulldogs sitting out of Round 13. On the flip side, Carlton, Essendon, GWS, Port Adelaide, Richmond, and St Kilda return to action.

The footy resumes this Thursday, June 9, with Richmond hosting Port Adelaide. I will be sharing my AFL predictions and betting picks for Round 13 a little later. But first, let’s check out the latest AFL odds.

AFL Odds for Round 13

  • Richmond (1.36) vs. Port Adelaide (3.10)
  • Essendon (2.88) vs. Carlton (1.36)
  • Fremantle (1.14) vs. Hawthorn (5.50)
  • Brisbane (1.42) vs. St Kilda (2.87)
  • North Melbourne (6.00) vs. GWS Giants (1.13)
  • Collingwood (4.00) vs. Melbourne (1.25)

Three teams – Richmond, Fremantle, and Brisbane – are favored to win on home soil this week. Elsewhere, Carlton, GWS, and Melbourne are expected to win on the road.

I took these Round 13 AFL odds from Betway. If you like the look of these prices, check out our Betway review before heading over to their sportsbook to place your wagers.

Round 13 AFL Predictions

Let’s dive into my AFL predictions for Round 13. What better way to start than by going over my Richmond vs. Port Adelaide prediction?

Port Adelaide to Beat Richmond

It is no secret that Port Adelaide made a terrible start to the 2022 campaign, losing each of their first five matches. Since then, however, the South Australians have picked up five wins in six outings.

After securing four straight victories over the Bulldogs, West Coast, St Kilda, and North Melbourne, the Power lost to Geelong. But they bounced back with a 15-point win against Essendon last time out.

In fairness to the Tigers, they have also upped their game in recent weeks. The 2020 premiers lost four of their opening six encounters before winning four of their next five. That said, they lost to Sydney in their previous match.

I’m backing Port to get the better of Richmond. Granted, both sides have improved recently. But it feels like the Power has more momentum right now.

Carlton to Beat Essendon

The Blues find themselves seventh on the AFL ladder – eight points inside the top eight – after winning eight of their 11 matches in 2022. Meanwhile, the Bombers sit third from bottom with only two wins to their name.

Carlton has picked up five wins across the past seven rounds, while the Bombers have lost six of their previous seven outings. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that I’m backing the Blues to win this one.

Fremantle to Beat Hawthorn

The Dockers cemented their status as silverware contenders with a hugely impressive victory over Brisbane last weekend. Fremantle beat the Lions by 14 points, with Bailey Banfield, Rory Lobb, and Michael Frederick kicking the bulk of the goals.

The Western Australians have won nine of their 12 games this year, meaning they find themselves just four points behind first-place Melbourne. #Flagmantle is gathering momentum!

On the flip side, Hawthorn sits thirteenth in the standings – 20 points behind third-place Fremantle. The Hawks have managed to win just four of their 12 outings this season and look set to suffer a seventh loss in eight games this weekend.

Brisbane to Beat St Kilda

As I already mentioned, Brisbane fell to Freo in Round 12. When you look at the bigger picture, though, the Lions have only suffered three defeats in 12 matches this year.

Having won six of their previous eight encounters, the Queenslanders remain in a seriously strong position. In fact, only Melbourne sits above Brisbane on the AFL ladder – and the Lions boast the best offensive record in the comp.

Granted, St Kilda has also suffered three losses this season. But the Saints are not at Brisbane’s level. I fully expected Lachie Neale and co. to get the better of St Kilda this weekend.

GWS Giants to Beat North Melbourne

North Melbourne suffered a tenth successive defeat last weekend, losing to Gold Coast by 62 points. Remarkably, the Kangaroos have conceded 100+ points in each of their previous eight games.

If it weren’t for West Coast’s woes, the Roos would almost certainly find themselves at the bottom of the standings. Still, they occupy seventeenth place after losing 11 of their 12 encounters in 2022.

We all know that Greater Western Sydney is struggling for consistency, but the Giants should get past North without any major problems. At the end of the day, it is extremely difficult to make a case for the Roos.

Melbourne to Beat Collingwood

Are the wheels falling off at Melbourne Football Club?

The defending premiers kicked off their 2022 campaign with a mammoth ten-game winning streak, dispatching everyone in their path. But following defeats to Fremantle and Sydney, they head into Round 13 on a two-game losing run.

As for Collingwood, they come into Round 13 on a three-match winning streak – thanks to victories over Freo, Carlton, and Hawthorn. Can they secure four in a row against Melbourne?

If you’re looking for a short answer to that question, then I’m saying no. It is no secret that the Demons have failed to hit their best form in recent weeks, but they shouldn’t struggle to return to winning ways and get back on track.

Ultimately, I just can’t see Melbourne losing three on the spin.

Top AFL Picks for Round 13

It’s time to go over the best AFL bets for Round 13. Remember to use only the best Aussie Rules betting sites if you’re wagering on the footy this week.

  • Richmond vs. Port Adelaide – Port Adelaide to Win (3.10)
  • Essendon vs. Carlton – Carlton -18.5 Handicap (1.90)
  • Collingwood vs. Melbourne – Melbourne -24.5 Handicap (1.90)

In my eyes, odds of 3.10 for Port Adelaide to beat Richmond are too good to miss. The South Australians have won five of their previous six outings, so I can see them overcoming the Tigers.

Carlton is priced at 1.36 to beat Essendon. In order to boost the odds, I recommend throwing the -18.5 handicap into this mix. Let’s not forget that seventh-place Carlton leads sixteenth-place Essendon by 24 points.

I also suggest adding the -24.5 handicap onto the Melbourne win this weekend. The Demons will be eager to bounce back against Collingwood, so I expect them to seal a high-scoring victory.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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