St Kilda and Gold Coast are close on the ladder but most pundits expect the Saints to take the four points at home.
Gold Coast Suns star Gary Ablett's 300th AFL game will be delayed due to a calf injury.
The bye rounds are finished and now things are hotting up in the finals race. Our crack(pot) panel returns to look ahead at all the action in Round 14.
Gary Ablett has no regrets about his move from Geelong to Gold Coast, but as he prepares for his 300th game against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Sunday he admitted the move hasn't delivered the team success he craves.
Several AFL stars are set to come under Match Review Panel scrutiny on Monday, including Lance Franklin, Sam Mitchell, Joel Selwood, Nick Riewoldt and Luke Shuey.
Gold Coast recruit Michael Barlow's AFL season is over after he underwent surgery to repair a fractured leg suffered in the Suns' 10-point loss to Carlton.
Now, the Blues are five wins and seven losses, still improbably in the finals hunt that no one would have predicted they'd get close to pre-season.
Carlton are confident their inexperienced backline can contain Gold Coast spearhead Tom Lynch on Saturday night.
Gold Coast's Adam Saad is in career-best AFL form.
Gary Ablett's bid to return to Geelong this year could be hampered by his stellar form that has him well placed to make a run at a third Brownlow Medal.
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson bit his tongue on the 50-metre penalty that put victory over Gold Coast out of reach late in the last quarter at the MCG on Saturday, but expanded freely on similarities between the Hawks as they were gathering for their string of premierships and as they are now.
Hawthorn gave Gold Coast a nasty scare at the MCG on Saturday, and but for a controversial 50-metre penalty that broke a run of six Hawks goals might even have snatched an heroic victory.
'He's disappointed in himself and embarrassed. Across all fronts he's taking it pretty hard, which he should.'
Gold Coast still have a shot at a final eight berth, but they simply must start winning matches away from home.
Senior Gold Coast defender Jarrod Harbrow has says he is "embarrassed and ashamed" after being charged with drink driving.
Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade said his side had successfully managed to deny the West Coast Eagles enough of the ball in a low-intensity contest at Metricon Stadium, with the Suns able to wrest victory from the jaws of defeat in the final minutes.
Gold Coast hold out West Coast for their fourth win of the year, in a tight contest that, for long periods, it seemed neither side wanted to win.
The Gold Coast Suns will "fight" to retain Gary Ablett and Steven May at a time when both men are weighing up their futures.
Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade is banking on Gary Ablett passing a fitness test to boost the Suns' chances of beating West Coast on Saturday at home.