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

The 2023 season is in full swing. Stay abreast of all the Round 7 AFL fixtures, games, news, tips, odds, results, reaction and video as they come to hand.

Jump ahead to a particular game:

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


FRIDAY, APRIL 28

St Kilda vs. Port Adelaide, Marvel Stadium, 7.50pm (AEST)

Team news: Port will be missing their skipper Tom Jonas after he was rubbed out for a high hit on West Coast's Jai Culley last week. Todd Marshall was also subbed out with concussion and will miss, but Charlie Dixon will make a timely return. The Saints go in unchanged.

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ESPN tip: Saints by 15 points

TAB odds: Saints $1.53, Power $2.50

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SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Brisbane vs. Fremantle, Gabba, 1:45pm (AEST)

Team news: Freo's Michael Frederick will miss a month with an adducter injury he suffered against the Bulldogs last week. Corey Wagner has also been omitted, with Nathan O'Driscoll and Sam Switkowski returning to the lineup. Meanwhile, the Lions have replaced Darragh Joyce with Ryan Lester.

ESPN tip: Lions by 28 points

TAB odds: Lions $1.13, Dockers $6.00

Sydney vs. GWS, SCG, 2.10pm (AEST)

Team news: GWS midfielder Tom Green will return after serving his one-match ban but it's bad news for Sam Taylor, who will miss the better part of three months with a hamstring, and Adam Kennedy, who is done for the year after rupturing his ACL. For the Swans, defender Robbie Fox has been ruled out with concussion, but they do regain crucial key position stars Lance Franklin and Tom McCartin.

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ESPN tip: Swans by 18 points

TAB odds: Swans $1.24, Giants $4.10

Western Bulldogs vs. Hawthorn, Marvel Stadium, 4:35pm (AEST)

Team news: The Hawks have made a host of changes this week; Cam Mackenzie, Connor Macdonald, and Denver Grainger-Barras are among those omitted), with Will Day back from suspension and Josh Weddle and Max Ramsden named to debut. For the Bulldogs, Tom Liberatore will miss with concussion, but star midfielder Bailey Smith returns.

ESPN tip: Bulldogs by 22 points.

TAB odds: Bulldogs $1.20, Hawks $4.50

Melbourne vs. North Melbourne, MCG, 7:25pm (AEST)

Team news: Luke Davies-Uniacke has been ruled out of Saturday's clash after picking up a heel injury. Darcy Tucker has been called in as a replacement. The Kangas also welcome back skipper Jy Simpkin from a hand injury. Meanwhile, Josh Schache is set to debut for the Demons after strong showings in the VFL.

ESPN tip: Demons by 40 points

TAB odds: Demons $1.07, Kangaroos $8.50

West Coast vs. Carlton, Optus Stadium, 7:30pm (AEST)

Team news: Adam Saad (hamstring) will return for the Blues after missing last week with through injury, with fellow defender Sam Docherty to also make a shock return from a knee injury. Jesse Motlop has been suspended for one match. For the Eagles, Luke Shuey will miss several weeks after picking up an ankle injury.

ESPN tip: Blues by 4 points.

TAB odds: Eagles $3.90, Blues $1.26


SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Essendon vs. Geelong, MCG, 1:10pm (AEST)

Team news: Essendon skipper Zach Merrett will return for the Bombers after serving his one-match ban. Dyson Heppell (managed) and Jayden Laverde (shoulder) are among the outs. For the Cats, Cam Guthrie will miss Sunday's clash with a toe injury, with Jed Bews coming into the side.

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ESPN tip: Cats by 33 points

TAB odds: Bombers $3.15, Cats $1.36

Richmond vs. Gold Coast, Marvel Stadium, 3:20pm (AEST)

Team news: Touk Miller is a big out for the Suns after he injured his knee against the Kangaroos. For the Tigers, Ivan Soldo, Jack Ross, Nathan Broad and Tyler Sonsie will all come in for Dion Prestia (Managed), Hugo Ralphsmith (Omitted), Judson Clarke (Omitted), Maurice Rioli (hamstring) and Rhyan Mansell (Omitted).

ESPN tip: Suns by 1 point

TAB odds: Tigers $1.40, Suns $3.00

Adelaide vs. Collingwood, Adelaide Oval, 4:40pm (AEST)

Team news: The Pies will regain both Nathan Murphy (concussion) and Taylor Adams (suspension) for this clash, but Scott Pendlebury will miss after suffering an eye injury on Anzac Day. Rory Laird has been managing a calf niggle during the week but is expected to take his place on Sunday afternoon.

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ESPN tip: Magpies by 11 points.

TAB odds: Crows $2.10, Magpies $1.74