AFL Round 7: Fixture, teams, news, tips, odds - everything you need to know for the round of football

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Stay abreast of all the Round 7 AFL fixtures, tips, news, results, reaction and video as they come to hand.

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Tigers vs. Bulldogs
Magpies vs. Suns
Crows vs. Giants
Saints vs. Hawks
Lions vs. Power
Swans vs. Cats
Kangaroos vs. Demons
Bombers vs. Blues
Eagles vs. Dockers


FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Richmond vs. Western Bulldogs, MCG, 7:50pm (AEDT)

Team news: It's injury carnage all around, headlined by Richmond superstar Dustin Martin, who will miss the blockbuster clash with concussion. The Tigers will also be without Nick Vlastuin, though they could recall Dion Prestia from a hamstring injury. Riley Collier-Dawkins will make his debut. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs will be missing star midfielder Josh Dunkley, who is undergoing shoulder surgery, while young ruck Tim English will sit out with concussion. Lin Jong also goes out of the side that beat GWS after picking up an early hamstring injury.

ESPN tip: Bulldogs by 22 points.

TAB odds: Tigers $2.50, Bulldogs $1.52


SATURDAY, MAY 1

Collingwood vs. Gold Goast, MCG, 1:45pm (AEDT)

Team news: Jordan De Goey headlines the inclusions for Collingwood, who have also named their fifth debutant of the season in Caleb Poulter. Chris Mayne and Mark Keane also return to the side, with Will Kelly, Jack Madgen, Trey Ruscoe and Jay Rantall making way. On the other hand, the Suns have named an unchanged side to that one that breezed past the Swans last week.

ESPN tip: Magpies by 9 points.

TAB odds: Magpies $1.42, Suns $2.80

Adelaide vs. GWS, Adelaide Oval, 2:10pm (AEST)

Team news: Adelaide has recalled rookie defender Nick Murray, David Mackay and Sam Berry for its clash with the Giants, with Will Hamill and Luke Brown injured and Darcy Fogarty omitted. For the Giants, Lachie Whitfield is set to return at long last, as is Jesse Hogan, Shane Mumford and Sam Reid. The quartet replace Nick Haynes (injured), Matt Flynn, Jake Riccardi and Conor Stone (all omitted).

ESPN tip: Giants by 3 points.

TAB odds: Crows $2.05, Giants $1.77

St Kilda vs. Hawthorn, Marvel Stadium, 4:35pm (AEST)

Team news: St Kilda's Paddy Ryder will play his first match for the year after returning from personal leave, while Jimmy Webster and Ryan Byrnes have also been named. Daniel McKenzie was offered a one-match ban for engaging in rough conduct against Power star Ollie Wines last weekend, while Jack. Lonie, Ben Long and Jake Carlisle have all been omitted. Premiership forward Jack Gunston returns in a massive boost for the Hawks, who have also named emerging forward Emerson Jeka who is in line to make his AFL debut.

ESPN tip: Saints by 11 points.

TAB odds: Saints $1.58, Hawks $2.35

Brisbane vs. Port Adelaide, Gabba, 7:25pm (AEST)

Team news: Reigning Brownlow Medallist Lachie Neale is set for a long stint on the sidelines to repair a broken ankle. He goes out of the Lions side which beat Carlton last weekend, joining him will be key back Darcy Gardiner, who was also injured in the contest. Dan Houston played last week despite a shoulder complaint, and all signs suggest the Port midfielder will back up on Saturday night.

ESPN tip: Power by 12 points.

TAB odds: Lions $2.15, Power $1.68

Sydney vs. Geelong, SCG, 7:25pm (AEST)

Team news: Jeremy Cameron got through his maiden game for Geelong unscathed and will back up this week on the road. Unfortunately for the Swans, it's more injury concerns with versatile tall Sam Reid ruled out with a calf injury. He joins Lance Franklin, Dane Rampe and George Hewett (concussion) on the sidelines, but defender Tom McCartin should return after sitting out last week's loss with hamstring tightness.

ESPN tip: Cats by 19 points.

TAB odds: Swans $2.35, Cats $1.58


SUNDAY, MAY 2

North Melbourne vs. Melbourne, Blundstone Arena, 1:10pm (AEST)

Team news: Aaron Hall should be a welcomed inclusion for the Roos after missing last week's trip to Perth to play Fremantle. The Dees are close to recalling midfielder James Harmes, but Ben Brown will make his Melbourne debut against his old side.

ESPN tip: Demons by 44 points.

TAB odds: Kangaroos $12, Demons $1.02

Essendon vs. Carlton, MCG, 3:20pm (AEST)

Team news: David Teague could swing the axe after another disappointing effort from the Blues. Meanwhile, the Bombers will regain star defender Jordan Ridley, who missed the annual Anzac Day clash with concussion.

ESPN tip: Blues by 8 points.

TAB odds: Bombers $2.20, Blues $1.65

West Coast vs. Fremantle, Optus Stadium, 4:40pm (AEST)

Team news: TBA

ESPN tip: Eagles by 14 points.

TAB odds: Eagles $1.60, Dockers $2.30