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The byes may have finished for now but the footy frenzy keeps rolling on in Round 12, with a Sydney derby set to get things underway on Thursday evening.

Eight other intriguing clashes follow, so get the lowdown on everything that you need to know about every club in your AFL Cheat Sheet!

Adelaide Crows

This week, the Crows play the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 1:05pm AEST

  • Adelaide remains winless in 2020, with a 0-11 record
  • The Crows have the competition’s worst attack and defence
  • The last three meetings between the Crows and the Bulldogs have been decided by 30 points or more

Brisbane Lions

This week, the Lions play the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 2:35pm AEST

  • The Lions bounced back from a big loss to Richmond with a four-goal win over the Western Bulldogs in Round 11
  • Small forward Charlie Cameron (knee) will face a late fitness test
  • Brisbane won both meetings against the Kangaroos in 2019

Carlton Blues

This week, the Blues play the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on Saturday at 8:10pm AEST

  • Carlton led by 19 points in the third quarter against West Coast in Round 11 but lost by 22 points
  • Zac Fisher kicked a career-high four goals against the Eagles
  • Key forward Mitch McGovern could return from a hamstring complaint

Collingwood Magpies

This week, the Magpies play the Melbourne Demons at the Gabba on Saturday at 5:10pm AEST

  • Victory over Adelaide in Round 11 gave the Magpies back-to-back wins for just the second time this season
  • The Magpies have not kicked more than 10 goals in a game since Round 3
  • Scott Pendlebury (quad), Jamie Elliott (ear), Darcy Moore and Ben Reid (both rested) could be just some of Collingwood’s ins this week

Essendon Bombers

This week, the Bombers play the St Kilda Saints at the Gabba on Sunday at 3:35pm AEST

  • Essendon and Gold Coast could not be separated in Round 11
  • The Bombers have won just one of their last five matches
  • David Zaharakis (quad) is in doubt for the Saints clash

Fremantle Dockers

This week, the Dockers play the Carlton Blues at Optus Stadium on Saturday at 8:10pm AEST

  • The Dockers have enjoyed back-to-back home victories against Collingwood and Hawthorn
  • Fremantle has won six of its last eight meetings against Carlton
  • Dockers forward Matt Taberner has kicked at least one goal in every game he has played in 2020

Geelong Cats

This week, the Cats play the Port Adelaide Power at Metricon Stadium on Friday at 7:50pm AEST

  • The Cats have won six of their last eight matches
  • Sam Menegola is averaging 22.4 disposals and one goal per match in his last 10 outings
  • Geelong has triumphed in 14 of its past 16 clashes against Port Adelaide

Gold Coast Suns

This week, the Suns play the Richmond Tigers at the Gabba on Monday at 7:10pm AEST

  • The Suns wasted two late chances to beat Essendon in Round 11, a match that finished in a draw
  • Three of Gold Coast’s last four matches have been decided by five points or less
  • The Suns have not beaten the Tigers since 2014

Greater Western Sydney Giants

This week, the Giants play the Sydney Swans at Optus Stadium on Thursday at 8:10pm AEST

  • The Giants are fresh off a bye
  • Big man Phil Davis (knee) is sidelined, as is Toby Greene (hamstring)
  • GWS has won its past three clashes against rivals Sydney

Hawthorn Hawks

This week, the Hawks play the West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium on Sunday at 6:10pm AEST

  • Hawthorn has lost five of its last six matches
  • Expect changes at the selection table, with coach Alastair Clarkson flagging the introduction of more young players following the club’s Round 11 loss to Fremantle
  • Shaun Burgoyne (hamstring tightness) should return, but Isaac Smith (shoulder) is in doubt

Melbourne Demons

This week, the Demons play the Collingwood Magpies at the Gabba on Saturday at 5:10pm AEST

  • Melbourne kicked six goals to none in the final term of a 57-point win against North Melbourne in Round 11
  • The Demons booted seven goals to one in the last quarter against Adelaide in Round 10, too
  • Melbourne captain Max Gawn (shoulder/knee) and Jack Viney (concussion) could return

North Melbourne Kangaroos

This week, the Kangaroos play the Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 2:35pm AEST

  • North Melbourne has lost eight of its last nine matches
  • Shaun Higgins averages 33 disposals and one goal per game in his last four meetings against Brisbane
  • Aidan Bonar (AC joint) is expected to miss, adding to the club’s huge injury list

Port Adelaide Power

This week, the Power play the Geelong Cats at Metricon Stadium on Friday at 7:50pm AEST

  • Port Adelaide sits on top of the ladder with nine wins from 11 matches
  • Brad Ebert (concussion) could return for the Power
  • Port Adelaide won the only meeting against Geelong in 2019 by 11 points, ending a run of four successive losses

Richmond Tigers

This week, the Tigers play the Gold Coast Suns at the Gabba on Monday at 7:10pm AEST

    • Richmond did not score in the final quarter of a 21-point loss to Port Adelaide in Round 11
    • No Tiger won 19 disposals or more against the Power and Richmond were hammered in the inside 50 count (55-24)
    • Captain Trent Cotchin (managed) will return against the Suns, who the Tigers have beaten five times in a row

St Kilda Saints

This week, the Saints play the Essendon Bombers at the Gabba on Sunday at 3:35pm AEST

      • The Saints did not kick a goal after half time in a 59-point loss to Geelong in Round 11
      • Against Geelong, Dan Butler was goalless for the first time since Round 1, while Max King also failed to boot a goal for the first time since Round 4
      • This is the first meeting between the Saints and the Bombers not at Docklands since 2006

Sydney Swans

This week, the Swans play the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Optus Stadium on Thursday at 8:10pm AEST

      • Sydney, fresh off a bye, has won just once since Round 3
      • The Swans got within two points of the Giants in Round 20 last year
      • Forward Nick Blakey is one of three Sydney inclusions for this

West Coast Eagles

This week, the Eagles play the Hawthorn Hawks at Optus Stadium on Sunday at 6:10pm AEST

      • West Coast has won six matches in a row
      • Big man Jeremy McGovern (thumb) has not played since Round 7 but could return
      • The home side has lost this clash in the last three encounters

Western Bulldogs

This week, the Bulldogs play the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on Sunday at 1:05pm AEST

      • The Bulldogs have lost three of their last five matches
      • Forward Josh Schache (groin) could make a return
      • Jack Macrae is averaging 34.6 disposals in his last three matches