AFL Round 13: Fixture, teams, news, tips, odds - everything you need to know for the round of football

The 2023 season is at its halfway point. Stay abreast of all the Round 13 AFL fixtures, games, news, tips, odds, results, reaction and video as they come to hand.

Jump ahead to a particular game:

Swans vs. Saints
Bulldogs vs. Power
Hawks vs. Lions
Crows vs. Eagles
Dockers vs. Tigers
Kangaroos vs. Giants
Blues vs. Bombers
Demons vs. Magpies


Sydney vs. St Kilda, SCG, 7.10pm (AEST)

Team news: Sydney defender Dane Rampe will line up for his first game since Round 4 after recovering from a neck injury that has kept him on the sidelines, but Luke Parker will miss through suspension. For the Saints, Mitch Owens (concussion) returns after missing the Round 11 loss to Hawthorn, along with Marcus Windhager. The pair replace Ben Paton (omitted), Cooper Sharman (sub), and Hunter Clark (injured).

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ESPN tip: Saints by 4 points

TAB odds: Swans $1.65, Saints $2.25

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Western Bulldogs vs. Port Adelaide, Marvel Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

Team news: Bulldogs defender Ed Richards is set to miss up to six weeks after injuring his hamstring against the Cats last week. Luke Beveridge could look to the VFL for a replacement, with Robbie McComb (24 touches and a goal), Hayden Crozier (21 and one), and mid-season draftee Caleb Poulter (17 and three inside 50s) all potentially in consideration. Meanwhile, Power veterans Travis Boak (ribs) and Charlie Dixon (quad) were held out of the AFL team last week and should be available, while Orazio Fantasia made his return from a quad injury through the SANFL last week.

ESPN tip: Bulldogs by 9 points

TAB odds: Dogs $2.00, Power $1.80


Hawthorn vs. Brisbane, MCG, 1.45pm (AEST)

Team news: Seamus Mitchell (illness) was a late out for the Hawks last week but his availability for Round 13 is unclear, while Chad Winged (calf) has now missed three weeks. But in better news for the Hawks, captain James Sicily will return from suspension. For the Lions, veteran Dayne Zorko will miss this game after failing to overturn his suspension from Round 11.

ESPN tip: Lions by 43 points

TAB odds: Hawks $3.90, Lions $1.20

Adelaide vs. West Coast, Adelaide Oval, 4:35pm (AEST)

Team news: In horror news for Crows fans, important defender Tom Doedee has ruptured his ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. West Coast's Liam Duggan is facing a one-match ban for a dangerous tackle on Collingwood's Taylor Adams, and Elijah Hewett (concussion), Shannon Hurn (hamstring), and Connor West (knee) also copped injuries last week. But mid-season recruit Ryan Maric will debut just days after joining the club.

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ESPN tip: Crows by 37 points

TAB odds: Crows $1.04, Eagles $11.00

Fremantle vs. Richmond, Optus Stadium, 7:25pm (AEST)

Team news: A timeline hasn't yet been set for Sean Darcy after the ruckman suffered a moderate grade hamstring before the Round 12 bye, but he is set for multiple weeks on the sidelines, however teammate Jaeger O'Meara is in line to return from suspension.

ESPN tip: Dockers by 19 points

TAB odds: Freo $1.44, Tigers $2.80


North Melbourne vs. GWS, Blundstone Arena, 3:20pm (AEST)

Team news: North Melbourne will be forced into at least two changes with midfielders Jy Simpkin and Hugh Greenwood entering concussion protocols. GWS small forward Brent Daniels was subbed out of last week's loss to the Tigers with a hamstring injury and is likely to miss this week's game with the Kangas.

ESPN tip: Giants by 11 points

TAB odds: Roos $2.80, Giants $1.44

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Carlton vs. Essendon, MCG, 7:15pm (AEST)

Team news: Carlton midfielder George Hewett is in line to return after missing last week with concussion, while Jaxon Binns could also be in the mix after picking up 35 possessions in the VFL.

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ESPN tip: Blues by 12 points

TAB odds: Blues $2.00, Bombers $1.80


Melbourne vs. Collingwood, MCG, 3:20pm (AEST)

Team news: In huge news for the Dees, gun midfielder Clayton Oliver will return after a hamstring setback. Collingwood will be without Jordan De Goey who is facing several weeks on the sidelines through suspension. Will Hoskin-Elliott is said to be fit to face the Demons but Beau McCreery will be "touch and go". Both sustained ankle injuries during last week's win over the Eagles. On a positive note for the Pies, Jamie Elliott is likely to return, while Pat Lipinski (shoulder) is set to be available for his first match of the season, and Dan McStay (finger) could also make his long-awaited comeback.

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ESPN tip: Magpies by 7 points

TAB odds: Dees $2.00, Pies $1.80