Round 15 of the 2015 AFL season will begin on Thursday night with what looks to be a quality match between two finals contenders. Overall the round looks a tough for tipping with nearly all matches being good contests on paper. View our AFL 2015 Round 15 Tips, Match Info and each teams odds.
When: 19:20 | Thursday 09/07/2015
Where: ADELAIDE OVAL
Tip: Port Adelaide Power at $1.85
When: 19:50 | Friday 10/07/2015
Tip: Richmond Tigers at $1.35
When: 13:40 | Saturday 11/07/2015
Tip: Melbourne Demons at $1.60
When: 16:35 | Saturday 11/07/2015
Where: CAZALY’S STADIUM
Tip: Western Bulldogs at $1.70
When: 19:20 | Saturday 11/07/2015
Where: Etihad Stadium
Tip: Geelong Cats at $1.90
When: 17:40 | Saturday 11/07/2015
Where: Domain Stadium
Tip: West Coast Eagles at $1.24
When: 13:10 | Sunday 12/07/2015
Where: Spotless Stadium
Tip: Greater Western Sydney Giants at $1.60
When: 15:20 | Sunday 12/07/2015
Where: Aurora Stadium
Tip: Fremantle Dockers at $2.90
When: 16:40 | Sunday 12/07/2015
Tip: Sydney Swans at $1.03
All odds are subject to change. Odds listed are correct at the time of the latest update.
Collingwood enter Thursday night’s AFL clash against Port Adelaide knowing that their best football can get the job done.
The Pies have suffered back-to-back losses – to Fremantle and Hawthorn – in the past fortnight, but those losses have not dented the self-belief of Nathan Buckley’s men.
“Our best footy is pretty good – it stacks up,” Buckley said.
“We can trouble sides with our strengths and we can cover for each other at other times, so it’s been a really positive period for us.
“At round 23 it all accumulates into wins and losses and you find out where you finish that year but we’re taking a bigger picture mentality.
“We’re improving week on week, and we’ll have blips along the way, but we’re encouraged by the attitude, effort and consistency from the playing group.”
The game will be the first at Adelaide Oval since the shock death of Adelaide coach Phil Walsh.
With the Crows’ clash against Geelong called off, emotional tributes have flowed at venues across the country as the football world tried to come to grips with the tragedy.
“I think what happens is it puts a bit of perspective in footy,” Buckley said.
“We’ve all got the connection to our clubs and to our teams and to our players and coaches internally, but I think you probably take a step back and reflect and see the bigger picture.
“We’re all part of the football community, so I think that’s the type of support that will come over the fence.”
Port have dropped club leader Tom Jonas and put fellow backman Alipate Carlile out for a spell because of a sore back.
The Power have made five changes, four of them unforced, while the `Pies are unchanged for Dane Swan’s 250th match.
Port also axed Nathan Krakouer, Andrew Moore and Sam Colquhoun.
Jackson Trengove, Cam O’Shea, Tom Clurey, Jake Neade and Karl Amon will take their places.