AFL expert tips: News Corp experts predict Round 9 winners

It’s not a great week for Richmond’s midfield to be “obliterated” by injury, in the words of coach Damien Hardwick.

The Tigers — missing Shai Bolton, Trent Cotchin, Shane Edwards, Dion Prestia and Kane Lambert — face one of the AFL’s strongest midfield brigades at Marvel Stadium.

Giants onballers Josh Kelly, Tim Taranto, Jacob Hopper, Callan Ward and Co will be hoping to leave the Tigers on four wins after nine rounds, uncharted territory for the reigning premier in the past four seasons.

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The Saturday night clash shapes as one of the toughest games to tip in Round 9, although good luck picking the winner of Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs or Essendon v Fremantle.

Meanwhile, North Melbourne is hoping to break through for its first win of the season against Hawthorn in Launceston.

Check out who the News Corp experts are picking in every game below.

Originally published asExpert tips: Can threadbare Tigers defy injuries?

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