Who should you tip? ESPNfootytips Round 22's Upsets and Certainties

Shannon Hurn of the Eagles leads his team from the field after winning the Round 16 match between Fremantle and West Coast at Optus Stadium. Paul Kane/Getty Images

Need a hand with your tips? The team from the ESPNfootytips AFL podcast have got you covered.

Every week, our AFL experts Niall Seewang, Jake Michaels and Matt Walsh as well as Champion Data's AFL Analyst Christian Joly give you an upset and a certainty for the upcoming round to help you climb the rankings in your competition.

You can catch the latest podcast every Tuesday as the crew dissect all of the major talking points and preview the round ahead.

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Niall Seewang: In my mind, Port Adelaide, with finals on the line, playing against North Melbourne who are out of finals contention, will get a strong win at Marvel Stadium.

Jake Michaels: They've been consistently inconsistent but I am willing to trust Port Adelaide and I'm not sold on North Melbourne, Port still have a lot to play for and I expect them to play well.

Matt Walsh: Coming off a huge win and now playing the worst team in the competition, Hawthorn will easily account for the Suns.

Christian Joly: My certainty this week is less about how good Melbourne is, but more about how poor Sydney's form is. Sydney are playing with the youngest side in the competition and I think Melbourne can handle them easily.


Niall Seewang: After such polar opposite performances last week, my upset of the week is the Western Bulldogs. The match is at GIANTS stadium, but the Giants have been pretty wobbly and are no certainties at home while the Dogs are still fighting to make Finals.

Jake Michaels: Last time Collingwood were underdogs on the road they pulled off a massive win in Perth over the Eagles and now they head to Adelaide as underdogs in a game they will be desperate to win to keep their top four hopes alive. With the other top four teams going head to head in the last two rounds, the Magpies know how important it is to win this match.

Matt Walsh: In a battle of the league's two best teams the Eagles can beat the Tigers. The Eagles have the second best record at the MCG in recent times behind only Richmond, but I think they can get the best of them.

Christian Joly: It's becoming a bit of a them of this column but I will be agreeing with Matt once again. The Eagles and Richmond are the two form sides of the competition and I think the Eagles can get a win here in a very tight contest.