2018 AFLW Round 6 Tips & Preview

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There are only two rounds remaining in the AFLW season with a Grand Final spot on the line.

All but one team has a mathematical chance of making the Grand Final with games this week being the equvillant of an elimination final.

We have analysed all four games set to take place this weekend and our complete AFLW Round 6 tips can be found below.

Adelaide Crows Vs Fremantle

Friday 9 March, 6:05pm, TIO Stadium

Everything is on the line for both the Crows and the Dockers.

Adelaide still has a hope of defending their 2017 AFLW premiership after beating Carlton last week but their draw the week previous to GWS could have serious implications of finishing second and making the Grand Final.

Despite missing the second half of last weeks game with a quad injury Erin Phillips is expected to make it back into the Crows lineup this week and in a strange turn of events midfielder Ebony Marinoff suffered a strange tongue injury, she too is also expected to return for the Crows this week.

For Freo, some poor decision making last week cost them the game against the Giants and has all but ruled them out of contention of qualifying for the Grand Final.

Although Fremantle has been competitive this season and will put up a fight but the Crows should be too good for them this Saturday night and keep their somewhat mathematical chances of making the Grand Final alive.

BACK ADELAIDE TO BEAT THE LINE

 

Brisbane Lions Vs Collingwood

Saturday 10 March, 4:35pm, Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex

The Lions remain in pole position to make the Grand Final and face a depleted Collingwood outfit this Saturday in Brisbane.

To say this season has been disappointing for Collingwood would be an understatement.

The Pies struggled to get a win on the board until round 4, their captain Steph Chiocci has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a two-game suspension and it’s not even mathematically possible for them to make the final.

Brisbane comes off a six-point loss to Melbourne last week and was held without scoring in the first quarter, to which the Lions played catch up football for the rest of the game.

Should the Lions win on Saturday they would need the Bulldogs lose their next two games by significant margins along with winning their last two home and away games to ensure they get a home final at the Gabba which won’t be hindered by an Adele concert this year.

 

BACK BRISBANE TO BEAT THE LINE

GWS Giants Vs Western Bulldogs

Saturday 10 March, 7:10pm, UNSW Canberra Oval

The most improved team of 2018, GWS takes on the most impressive team of this year, the Western Bulldogs in Canberra this Saturday night.

GWS have had a solid three weeks wins on the road against Collingwood and Fremantle and were able to hold Adelaide to a draw.

The likes of Courtney Gum and ruck Erin McKinnon were standouts for the Giants stellar win over the Dockers in Perth last week.

For the Bulldogs, they sit on top of the ladder 4-1 and a win will all but assure them of top spot on the ladder putting them through to the Grand Final.

It hasn’t been easy for the Dogs either with the likes of number one pick Izzy Huntington and captain Katie Brennan out with injury for the rest of the season they’ve been able to back it up with impressive performances week after week this season.

The Giants will put up a fight to the Bulldogs on Saturday night, but with a home Grand Final spot on the line, the Dogs will be too good for GWS.

BACK WESTERN BULLDOGS TO BEAT THE LINE

 

Carlton Vs Melbourne

Sunday 11 March, 5:35pm, Ikon Park

Melbourne goes into this game at IKON Park hot favourites to beat Carlton this Sunday.

Daisy Pearce, Karen Paxman and Elise O’Dea are known as “the big three” for the Demons and ensured that the Dees broke their two-game losing streak last week against Brisbane.

The Demons will need to win and win big to ensure they avoid a repeat of last year when poor percentage cost them a spot in the Grand Final.

Despite a good start, Carlton’s season has fallen by the wayside. The Blues were top of the table after Round 2 but are now second last.

The Blues put up a fight against Adelaide last week but crashed in the second half to go down by 35 points.

With the Demons desire to make the Grand Final, they should easily account for Carlton on Sunday.

BACK MELBOURNE TO BEAT THE LINE