AFL Sunday Tips, Round 12 2020

AFL Sunday for Round 12 of the 2020 AFL Season and we have three matches to get through.

It all starts at Metricon Stadium where the Western Bulldogs will take on the Adelaide Crows. We then head to the Gabba for an intriguing encounter where the Saints will take on the Bombers. It all finishes at Optus Stadium in Perth where the West Coast Eagles will look to extend their winning streak to 7 when they take on the Hawks.

Saturday AFL saw a close encounter between the Lions and the Kangaroos in which the Lions only won the match by a point. The Demons defeated the Magpies and Carlton managed an after the siren win over the Dockers in Perth.

Be sure to check back before each round for AFL Footy Tips, AFL Picks, AFL Previews and AFL Players Props for each round of the 2020 AFL Season.

Tipping Results so Far

Round 12 Tips – 1/5

Round 12 Player Props – 2/5

Season Tips – 68/100 = 68%

Season Player Props – 27/50 = 54%

Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide Crows

Last Meeting

Round 23 2019, Western Bulldogs 18.13 121 – Adelaide 13.9 87

Last 5 Meetings

Western Bulldogs – 2 Wins

Adelaide Crows – 3 Wins

Last Round

The Bulldogs were outclassed in their clash to the Lions and lost the match by 24 Points.

The Crows showed some spirit in their clash against the Pies and led at half time only to go down to a more talented outfit by 24 Points.

Current Head to Head Odds

Western Bulldogs – $1.11

Adelaide – $6.75


The Bulldogs need to start winning to keep their finals chanced alive, and this may be a match where they can gain a slight percentage boost. The Crows were pretty good last round, but the Dogs need the win, and their midfield should be too strong in this clash.

Our Pick – Western Bulldogs (Win)

Player Prop – Aaron Naughton 2+ Goals

The Dogs should win the midfield battle, and Naughton is a strong mark and should get plenty of chances to kick goals in this clash.

St Kilda Saints vs Essendon Bombers

Last Meeting

Round 2, 2019 St Kilda 10.16 76 – Essendon 9.11 65

(St Kilda by 11 Points)

Last 5 Meetings

St Kilda – 3 Wins

Essendon – 2 Wins

Last Round

After a short break, the Saints came out flat against the Cats, and there are now question marks on whether or not they are a finals bound side after a 59 Point loss.

The Bombers get the short break this time after their 73 all draw with the Gold Coast Suns.

Quite a few changes for this clash with the Saints losing Jade Gresham to injury and Jake Carlisle is being managed. Zak Jones, Seb Ross and Paddy Ryder come back into the team.

For the Bombers, Tom Bellchambers, Devon Smith and David Zaharakis are all being managed for this one. Michael Hurley is a key addition, and Sam Draper gets another chance in the ruck.

Current Head to Head Odds

St Kilda – $1.44

Essendon – $2.80


The shorter break may come into the equation for this clash with the Bombers only on a four-day break after their draw to the Gold Coast. The Saints should have a significant advantage in the ruck with Paddy Ryder and Rowan Marshall and should be the fresher side to get it done in this clash.

Our Pick – St Kilda (Win)

Player Prop – Brad Hill +54.5 Fantasy Points

The Saints need to get Hill involved in matches as he is not a contested ball player. If he gets given the football, he can create scoring chances with his run and carry ability. Some changes may be made after their loss to the Cats and Hill may be part of a new strategy.

West Coast Eagles vs Hawthorn Hawks

Last Meeting

Round 23 2019, West Coast 9.13 67 – Hawthorn 16.9 105

(Hawthorn by 38 Points)

Last 5 Meetings

West Coast – 3 Wins

Hawthorn – 2 Wins

Last Round

The Eagles got off to a poor start against Carlton, but managed to dominate the final two quarters and win the match by 22 Points.

The Hawks were disappointing in their match to Fremantle and lost the game by 16 points in a lower scoring contest.

Wet conditions are expected for this clash, and a few changes have been made to both sides. The Eagles welcome back Jeremy McGovern for this one as well as Brayden Ainsworth and Nic Reid will make his AFL Debut. Liam Duggan and Jake Waterman are out injured, and Jarrod Cameron has been dropped.

For the Hawks, Shaun Burgoyne comes back into the side as well as Conor Glass and Changkouth Jiath. Jon Ceglar, Tom Scully and Issac Smith are out.

Current Head to Head Odds

West Coast – $1.16

Hawthorn – $5.25


The Hawks ruined the Eagles home finals hopes last year after a 38 Point win in Round 23. It is hard to see complacency from West Coast creep in on this occasion and they know they need all these home wins before they head back to the Hub on the Gold Coast. Alistair Clarkson may have some tactics for the Hawks, but the Eagles should get it done in this clash.

Our Pick – West Coast (Win)

Player Prop – Elliott Yeo + 78.5 Fantasy Points

Conditions re expected to be wet and this will suit the inside game of Yeo. He is a tackle machine and racked up 110 in their encounter last year.

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