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The AFL returns to a more-familiar Friday to Monday groove in Round 13, with Gold Coast and Carlton kicking off proceedings in Darwin.

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Adelaide Crows

This week, the Crows play the Geelong Cats at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday at 1.05pm AEST

  • Adelaide remains winless in 2020, with a 0-12 record
  • The Crows have lost five of those 12 matches by 51 points or more
  • Adelaide has won three of its past four against Geelong at Adelaide Oval, though

Brisbane Lions

This week, the Lions play the St Kilda Saints at the Gabba on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • The Lions scraped past lowly North Melbourne by one point in Round 12
  • Brisbane thrashed the Saints by 56 points last year, ending a run of four straight St Kilda wins in this fixture
  • Charlie Cameron averages four goals per game against the Saints as a Brisbane player, but is battling a knee complaint

Carlton Blues

This week, the Blues play the Gold Coast Suns at TIO Stadium on Friday at 7.50pm AEST

  • Jack Newnes’ incredible after-the-siren goal gave the Blues a four-point win over Fremantle in Round 12
  • Six of Carlton’s 12 matches this season have been decided by seven points or less
  • Carlton has played just once in Darwin, losing by 46 points to the Western Bulldogs in 2005

Collingwood Magpies

This week, the Magpies play the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the Gabba on Monday at 7.10pm AEST

  • Collingwood has won just two of its last five matches, against lowly Sydney and Adelaide
  • The Magpies have not kicked more than 10 goals in a game since Round 3
  • Ben Reid (hamstring) will miss this, while Brody Mihocek (concussion) is in some doubt

Essendon Bombers

This week, the Bombers play the Richmond Tigers at TIO Stadium on Saturday at 7.45pm AEST

  • Essendon has not beaten Richmond since 2014
  • Cale Hooker (calf) could return for the Bombers, who have won just one of their past six matches
  • This is the first time the sides have met away from the MCG since a 1994 clash at Princes Park that saw 41 goals kicked and Essendon win by 46 points

Fremantle Dockers

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

  • Fremantle was denied a third straight win by Jack Newnes’ after-the-siren heroics in Round 12
  • The Dockers won by one point in their last meeting against the Swans, in Round 18 last year at Optus Stadium
  • That win ended a run of three straight losses for the Dockers against Sydney

Geelong Cats

This week, the Cats play the Adelaide Crows at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday at 1.05pm AEST

  • Geelong has thumped top-four chances St Kilda (59 points) and Port Adelaide (60 points) in its past two matches
  • The Cats won both meetings against Adelaide in 2019, by 24 and 27 points respectively
  • Tom Hawkins is in outstanding form and has kicked 19 goals in his past five matches

Gold Coast Suns

This week, the Suns play the Carlton Blues at TIO Stadium on Friday at 7.50pm AEST

  • The Suns have won just one of their last eight matches after a fast start to the season
  • Gold Coast has won four of its past seven against Carlton, though
  • The last six meetings between the Suns and the Blues have fallen in the 1-39 bracket

Greater Western Sydney Giants

This week, the Giants play the West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium on Sunday at 6.10pm AEST

  • The Giants kicked just three goals in a dismal 41-point loss to Sydney in Round 12
  • GWS coach Leon Cameron dubbed that performance as “tripe”, heaping the pressure on his players
  • The Giants have a 0-3 record at Perth Stadium but could welcome back Toby Greene (hamstring)

Hawthorn Hawks

This week, the Hawks play the Port Adelaide Power at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday at 4.35pm AEST

  • Hawthorn has lost six of its last seven matches
  • The Hawks will be without James Sicily (knee) and Jaeger O’Meara (hand)
  • The Hawks have won four of their last five at Adelaide Oval

Melbourne Demons

This week, the Demons play the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 1.45pm AEST

  • Melbourne has won three matches in a row by 50 points or more
  • Max Gawn (knee and shoulder) has missed Melbourne’s past two matches but could return here
  • Six of the past seven matches between the Bulldogs and the Demons have been decided by 32 points or more

North Melbourne Kangaroos

This week, the Kangaroos play the Collingwood Magpies at the Gabba on Monday at 7.10pm AEST

  • North Melbourne has won just one of its last 10 matches and that victory was against winless Adelaide
  • The Kangaroos shocked Collingwood by 44 points in Round 15 last year
  • Robbie Tarrant (calf) was a late withdrawal ahead of a one-point loss to Brisbane in Round 12 and could return for this

Port Adelaide Power

This week, the Power play the Hawthorn Hawks at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday at 4.35pm AEST

  • Port Adelaide kicked just four goals in a 60-point loss against Geelong in Round 12
  • The Power have beaten Hawthorn just once since 2015
  • Ken Hinkley’s men will be out to stop Hawk Jack Gunston, who kicked six goals against them last year

Richmond Tigers

This week, the Tigers play the Essendon Bombers at TIO Stadium on Saturday at 7.45pm AEST

  • Richmond has won nine matches in a row against Essendon
  • Dustin Martin averages 33.3 disposals and 1.3 goals per game in his last six matches against the Bombers
  • Ex-Bomber Bachar Houli could come back in after completing two weeks of quarantine

St Kilda Saints

This week, the Saints play the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Sunday at 3.35pm AEST

  • The Saints bounced back from a big loss to Geelong with a routine 35-point win over Essendon in Round 12
  • Seb Ross (calf) is a chance to return for Brett Ratten’s side
  • The two sides played on neutral territory in 2014, with Brisbane winning by three points in Wellington

Sydney Swans

This week, the Swans play the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST

  • Sydney stunned GWS by 41 points in Perth last week
  • Young forward Elijah Taylor has been banned for the rest of the season for breaching the AFL’s strict COVID-19 rules
  • Dane Rampe (broken hand) won’t play again in 2020, joining Sydney’s long injury list

West Coast Eagles

This week, the Eagles play the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Optus Stadium on Sunday at 6.10pm AEST

  • Adam Simpson’s men have won seven matches in a row
  • Six of those wins have been by 22 points or more, and West Coast has won its past three against the Giants by an average winning margin of 29.3 points
  • The Eagles have form for shutting down Jeremy Cameron, with the Giants forward booting just 12 goals against West Coast his lowest tally against any AFL side

Western Bulldogs

This week, the Bulldogs play the Melbourne Demons at Metricon Stadium on Saturday at 1.45pm AEST

  • The Dogs snapped a run of three straight losses with a 57-point win over Adelaide in Round 12
  • Aaron Naughton kicked six goals from seven kicks in the big win
  • Josh Dunkley averages 34.5 disposals per match against Melbourne, boosting a Bulldogs side who could welcome back Jason Johannisen (ankle)