Who should you tip? ESPNfootytips Round 17's Upsets and Certainties

Josh Kennedy of the Eagles celebrates kicking a goal during the 2018 AFL Grand Final. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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Every week, our AFL experts Niall Seewang, Jake Michaels and Matt Walsh as well as Champion Data's AFL Analyst Christian Joly give you an upset and a certainty for the upcoming round to help you climb the rankings in your competition.

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NS: This may be controversial, but in the Grand Final rematch I'm taking the Eagles to beat Collingwood. The Eagles are absolutely flying and the addition of Nic Nat back into that team has revitalised them, I think they'll get up by three or four goals.

JM: Lock in Geelong. I'm worried about St. Kilda and I'm very worried about Alan Richardson. The Cats will smash them. They've had a few poor weeks but will bounce back really strongly down in Geelong.

MW: My certainty is Hawthorn, down in Tasmania they are always really strong and I think Freo are about done for. I have the Hawks winning this game for sure.

CJ: This one is a no-brainer. It might be low-hanging fruit, but the Crows will beat Gold Coast. We saw what Richmond did to the Suns last weekend and I don't expect this weekend to be much different.


NS: I've been very pessimistic about Melbourne this season, but I think at Marvel Stadium the Demons could get over the Western Bulldogs. The Demons play Marvel a little bit better on the tighter ground and they can the Dogs' inside game.

JM: The opposite of Matt. I'm a huge believer in backs against the wall, must-win games and teams rising to the occasion and that's what this week is for Fremantle. They have Hawthorn down in Tassie and if Freo are serious about finals then they will have to win this one.

MW: The Giants are a real chance to upset Richmond this weekend. Leon Cameron won't stand for another poor performance and people are starting to doubt their credentials, they will come out and make a statement against Richmond at the MCG.

CJ: Siding with Niall here, I think the Demons are a real chance at Marvel Stadium, they've had two wins in the past three weeks and could add another one this weekend.