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A hectic 20-day period featuring 33 AFL games begins on Wednesday evening with an exciting clash between the Western Bulldogs and Richmond.

The games come thick and fast from this point, so get the lowdown on everything that you need to know about every club ahead of Round 9 in the Tuesday Cheat Sheet!

Adelaide Crows

This week, the Crows play the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 2.35pm AEST

  • Adelaide remains on the bottom of the AFL ladder
  • Brad Crouch and Tom Doedee (both hamstring) are doubtful for this match
  • The Crows have lost all eight matches this season but fell just three points short of Essendon in Round 8

Brisbane Lions

This week, the Lions play the Essendon Bombers at Metricon Stadium on Friday at 8.10pm AEST

  • Brisbane has lost just once since the competition’s resumption
  • Daniel Rich (hamstring) is likely to miss this clash, while Daniel McStay is suspended
  • The Lions were thrashed in this fixture last year, losing to Essendon by 47 points

Carlton Blues

This week, the Blues play the Hawthorn Hawks at Optus Stadium on Friday at 5.40pm AEST

  • Five of Carlton’s eight games this season have been decided by seven points or less
  • Carlton has beaten Hawthorn just once since 2005
  • Harry McKay (knee) missed last week’s win over North Melbourne and there are queries over fellow forward Mitch McGovern (hamstring), too

Collingwood Magpies

This week, the Magpies play the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on Sunday at 6.10pm AEST

  • Collingwood was thumped by West Coast by 66 points in Round 8
  • The loss was Collingwood’s biggest in more than four years
  • Scott Pendlebury (quad) will miss this clash and could be sidelined for up to four matches

Essendon Bombers

This week, the Bombers play the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium on Friday at 8.10pm AEST

  • All five of Essendon’s wins this season have been by 15 points or less
  • Dylan Shiel will return from suspension for this match
  • The home team has lost this clash in four of the past five meetings

Fremantle Dockers

This week, the Dockers play the Collingwood Magpies at Optus Stadium on Sunday at 6.10pm AEST

  • The Dockers have not won in Western Australia since August 2019
  • Fremantle beat Collingwood last year, winning at the MCG by four points in Round 11
  • The Dockers face a somewhat wounded Magpies, too, with Jordan De Goey, Jeremy Howe and Scott Pendlebury just some of Collingwood’s absentees

Geelong Cats

This week, the Cats play the West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST

  • Geelong kicked four goals to none in the final quarter to beat the Eagles in a semi-final last year
  • The Cats kept Fremantle to just two goals in Round 8
  • The teams have met just once at Perth Stadium, West Coast winning by 15 points in Round 3 2018

Gold Coast Suns

This week, the Suns play the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 3.35pm

  • The Suns started the year brightly, winning three of their first four matches
  • Stuart Dew’s men have triumphed in just one of their last four, though
  • The Suns have lost their last eight against the Giants

Greater Western Sydney Giants

This week, the Giants play the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • The Giants returned to form in a two-goal win over reigning premiers Richmond in Round 8
  • Toby Greene kicked five goals in that success and has kicked 13 majors in the club’s four wins this season
  • The Giants last lost to the Suns in 2014, with five of their past six wins against Gold Coast being by 72 points or more

Hawthorn Hawks

This week, the Hawks play the Carlton Blues at Optus Stadium on Friday at 5.40pm AEST

  • The Hawks have dropped four matches in a row and have the second worst defence in the league in 2020
  • Hawthorn has won 16 of its past 17 against Carlton, though
  • Jaeger O’Meara had 42 disposals against the Blues in a five-point win in Round 6 last season

Melbourne Demons

This week, the Demons play the Port Adelaide Power at the Gabba on Thursday at 7.50pm AEST

    • Melbourne was narrowly beaten by Brisbane by four points in Round 8
    • The Demons have won just two of their last 11 against the Power
    • Christian Petracca has had at least 24 disposals in six of his seven matches this season

North Melbourne Kangaroos

This week, the Kangaroos play the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 2.35pm AEST

      • The Kangaroos have now lost six games in a row
      • Four of those defeats have been by 14 points or less, though
      • Key forward Ben Brown continues to struggle and has kicked just eight goals in eight matches this season

Port Adelaide Power

This week, the Power play the Melbourne Demons at the Gabba on Thursday at 7.50pm AEST

      • Port Adelaide lost by 29 points to St Kilda in Round 8 but remains on top of the AFL ladder
      • The Power are 18th in the past four weeks at scores from clearances
      • Port Adelaide regularly play Melbourne on ‘neutral territory’, playing the Demons three times in Alice Springs and three times in Darwin since 2010

Richmond Tigers

This week, the Tigers play the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Wednesday at 7.10pm AEST

      • Captain Trent Cotchin (hamstring) will return for this clash
      • David Astbury (knee) is a chance to play, too, while Sydney Stack could be recalled
      • The reigning premiers have beaten the Bulldogs just once since 2013

St Kilda Saints

This week, the Saints play the Sydney Swans at the Gabba on Saturday at 5.10pm AEST

      • St Kilda has won four of its last five matches
      • The Saints have a horrible record against the Swans, though, losing 10 in a row
      • Dan Hannebery (hamstring) is set for a long stint on the sidelines and will undergo surgery this week

Sydney Swans

This week, the Swans play the St Kilda Saints at the Gabba on Saturday at 5.10pm AEST

      • The Swans snapped a run of four straight losses with a seven-point win over Hawthorn in Round 8
      • Star defender Dane Rampe (hand) is in some doubt
      • Sydney’s average winning margin in its 10-match winning streak against the Saints is 55 points

West Coast Eagles

This week, the Eagles play the Geelong Cats at Optus Stadium on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST

      • West Coast has returned to form and won four matches in a row
      • Key forward Josh Kennedy has kicked 11 goals in his last two matches
      • West Coast thumped Collingwood in Round 8 and its score of 18.3 (111) was the highest recorded in the AFL this season

Western Bulldogs

This week, the Bulldogs play the Richmond Tigers at Metricon Stadium on Wednesday at 7.10pm AEST

      • The Bulldogs are in good form and have lost just once since Round 2
      • They have a great record against the Tigers, too, winning five of their last six
      • Aaron Naughton kicked five goals in a 47-point win over Richmond last year, while Marcus Bontempelli starred. Bontempelli averages 27 disposals and 1.2 goals per game against the Tigers