AFL- Round Five Preview

Preview- Round Five 2018 (AFL)

Round Five of the AFL promises to be round full of surprises. As we have seen in the 2018 AFL Season, some teams have been disappointing whereas others have performed better than expected. The Saints, Blues, Suns, Crows and Lions all have a point to prove this round, following losing fairly comprehensively in their Round Four AFL games.

Swans v Crows Preview

The Swans narrowly beat the Bulldogs last week and go into this contest as favourites, with the Crows being decimated by injuries. It will be intriguing to see if the Crows can bounce back in this one.

Swans Game Changer: Luke Parker

Crows Game Changer: Richard Douglas

My Prediction: Crows

Saints v Giants Preview

The Saints have copped a lot of criticism following some poor displays. They would be looking to be competitive this Round, in order restore the faith of their supporters and members.

Saints Game Changers: Shane Savage

Giants Game Changer: Dylan Shiel

My Prediction: Giants

Blues v Eagles Preview

The Blues were annihilated by the Kangaroos last week and will be without their Captain Marc Murphy. The four points are just about a certainty to be collected by the Eagles.

Blues Game Changer: Patrick Cripps

Eagles Game Changer: Chris Masten

My Prediction: Eagles

Power v Cats Preview

The Power are undermanned in the ruck and in the backline. The Cats should win, despite this game being played interstate.

Power Game Changer: Brad Ebert

Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola

My Prediction: Cats

Dockers v Bulldogs Preview

The Dockers were disappointing last week coming up against an undermanned Giants team. The Bulldogs were the most impressive of the losing teams last week, narrowly losing to the Swans.

Dockers Game Changer: Nat Fyfe

Bulldogs Game Changer: Jackson Macrae

My Prediction: Bulldogs

Kangaroos v Hawks Preview

Last week will mean nothing, if the Kangaroos don’t perform adequately this round. The Hawks have been arguably the best performing team this AFL Season, but this is a danger game for them, with the Kangaroos looking to continue their good form from last week.

Kangaroos Game Changer: Jarrad Waite

Hawks Game Changer: Tom Mitchell

My Prediction: Kangaroos

Lions v Suns Preview

Both of these two teams were deplorable last week, displaying little spirit. The Lions are fighting to avoid the wooden spoon and the Suns are pushing for a top eight finish. This is an exciting derby.

Lions Game Changer: Stefan Martin

Suns Game Changer: Jarryd Lyons

My Prediction: Suns

Demons v Tigers Preview

The Demons were criticised by the media for a poor last three quarters last week and deservedly so. The Tigers have some good wins of late and are full of confidence, whereas, The Demons need a win to lift their morale, or at least be more competitive to give their fans something to cheer about.

Demons Game Changer: Michael Hibberd

Tigers Game Changer: Toby Nankervis

My Prediction: Tigers

Magpies v Bombers Preview

This is a fascinating contest, with both teams collecting the four points on offer in Round Four. Coupled with the fact that this is a significant game, because it’s an Anzac Day clash in front of a big crowd, both teams will be looking to be victorious.

Magpies Game Changer: Will Hoskin-Elliot

Bombers Game Changer: Zach Merrett

My Prediction: Bombers

 


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