AFL Round 15: Fixture, teams, news, tips, odds - everything you need to know for the round of football

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


Melbourne vs. Brisbane, MCG, 7:20pm (AEST)

Team news: The Demons are set to welcome back key defender Steven May after serving his in-club suspension, however skipper Max Gawn could miss around one month of footy with an ankle injury. For the Lions, Dayne Zorko will not make the trek to the 'G with a hamstring complaint.

ESPN tip: Demons by 8 points

TAB odds: Dees $1.70, Lions $2.15


Western Bulldogs vs. Hawthorn, Marvel Stadium, 7:00pm (AEST)

Team news: Tim English will miss this weekend's match against Hawthorn after suffering delayed concussion symptoms from the match against GWS, while Taylor Duryea could miss up to two months after injuring his MCL. In better news for the Dogs, Cody Weightman has been cleared of any bone damage after dislocating his elbow and looks set to retain his spot in the side. Meanwhile, Hawks star Chad Wingard (calf) will miss Friday night's clash, but key forward Mitch Lewis makes his return.

ESPN tip: Bulldogs by 22 points

TAB odds: Dogs $1.43, Hawks $2.85

West Coast vs. Essendon, Optus Stadium, 8:40pm (AEST)

Team news: The Bombers will welcome back injury-ravaged Kyle Langford this week, but Andrew McGrath will be sidelined for multiple weeks due to a strained adductor. Adam Simpson will be boosted by the returns of Tim Kelly and Liam Ryan, but it's at the expense of injured duo Dom Shheed and Jeremy McGovern.

ESPN tip: Bombers by 27 points

TAB odds: Eagles $2.90, Bombers $1.42


Carlton vs. Fremantle, Marvel Stadium, 1:45pm (AEST)

Team news: Midseason recruit Sam Durdin will make way for Brodie Kemp after Durdin suffered a knee injury in the loss to Richmond. Justin Longmuir has welcomed three inclusions, with Liam Henry, Matt Taberner and Michael Frederick replacing Blake Acres, Michael Walters and Sam Switkowski (all injured).

ESPN tip: Dockers by 14 points

TAB odds: Blues $2.10, Dockers $1.74

Geelong vs. Richmond, MCG, 4:35pm (AEST)

Team news: Geelong has elected to leave Patrick Dangerfield out of the side after his long-lasting calf issues, while for the Tigers, Dustin Martin will suit up after battling illness last week. Kane Lambert, Noah Balta and Trent Cotchin will all miss the match through injury.

ESPN tip: Cats by 12 points

TAB odds: Cats $1.90, Tigers $1.90

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

Team news: The Saints will be boosted by the return of skipper Jack Steele following his shoulder surgery just over a month ago, but Brett Ratten will be without Jack Higgins (omitted), Brad Hill (personal) and Paddy Ryder (managed).

ESPN tip: Swans by 5 points

TAB odds: Swans $1.45, Saints $2.75


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

Team news: North Melbourne have named Aiden Bonar, Ben McKay, Callum Coleman-Jones, Cameron Zurhaar, Jackson Archer (debut) and Tarryn Thomas in their extended squad, with three of those players favoured to cover the loss of Jack Ziebell (injured), Jason Horne-Francis and Lachie Young (suspensions). Meanwhile, the Crows will make a least two changes from last week's side, with Riley Thilthorpe hurting his ankle against the Suns, and Matt Crouch being dropped.

ESPN tip: Crows by 11 points

TAB odds: Roos $3.50, Crows $1.30

Collingwood vs. GWS, MCG, 3:20pm (AEST)

Team news: Pies ace Jordan De Goey has been granted personal leave and will miss this Sunday's clash with the Giants, who have made a host of changes. Braydon Preuss will miss through suspension, but Daniel Lloyd, Phil Davis, Tim Taranto and Xavier O'Halloran are among this included in the extended squad.

ESPN tip: Giants by 4 points

TAB odds: Magpies $1.45, Giants $2.75

Port Adelaide vs. Gold Coast, Adelaide Oval, 4:10pm (AEST)

Team news: Experienced trip Travis Boak, Trent McKenzie and Steven Motlop are three possible inclusions for the Power this week, who will unfortunately lose x-factor midfielder Zak Butters for multiple weeks after injuring the medial ligament in his knee against the Swans. Gold Coast could unleash debutant Elijah Hollands this week as they look to cover the loss of both Will Powell and Joel Jeffrey to injury,

ESPN tip: Power by 15 points

TAB odds: Power $1.43, Suns $2.85