Preview- Round Seven 2018 (AFL)
There are teams that need to show their supporters that they put in maximum effort; those clubs are in particular the Blues, Bombers, Suns and the Saints. The Tigers look like they are the team to beat, while the Eagles have been the surprise of the Season.
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Crows
Cats v Giants
Both teams will be looking to collect the four points on offer; it is a classic eight point game. The Giants will want to cement a top four place, while the Cats are sitting outside the top eight at present.
Key matchup: Joel Selwood v Dylan Shiel
Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola
Giants Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
My Prediction: Giants
Bulldogs v Suns
The Bulldogs bounced back last week, while the Suns were well beaten by the Crows. The Bulldogs have just two wins, while the Suns have three wins on the board.
Key matchup: Tim English v Jarrod Witts
Bulldogs Game Changers: Mitch Wallis
Suns Game Changer: David Swallow
My Prediction: Bulldogs
Bombers v Hawks
The Bombers are coming off two poor performances against the Magpies and the Demons; they sit on just two wins for the Season. The Hawks currently sit in the top four and will be looking to keep the momentum up.
Key matchup: Andrew Mcgrath v Isaac Smith
Bombers Game Changer: Zach Merrett
Power Game Changer: Isaac Smith
My Prediction: Hawks
Eagles v Power
The Eagles have exceeded expectations and sit level on points on the ladder with last year’s premiers, the Tigers. The Power sit ahead of the ledger with four wins. This game is a tough one to tip, with the Power difficult to get a read on.
Key matchup: Josh J. Kennedy v Tom Jonas
Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
Power Game Changer: Justin Westhoff
My Prediction: Eagles
Swans v Kangaroos
The Swans will look to replicate their performance from last week. They will again be forced to have a forward structure that is capable of hitting the scoreboard, without key forward Lance Franklin. The Kangaroos will be endeavouring to prove that their loss to the Power last Round was an aberration.
Key matchup: Callum Sinclair v Todd Goldstein
Swans Game Changer: Luke Parker
Kangaroos Game Changer: Billy Hartung
My Prediction: Kangaroos
Crows v Blues
The Crows have suffered a lot of injuries, but they have dealt with it well as they have a lot of depth on their list, managing to win four of their six matches. It appears as if the Blues will be fighting it out for the Wooden Spoon as they have been rather uninspiring.
Key matchup: Sam Jacobs v Matt Kreuzer
Crows Game Changer: Tom Lynch
Blues Game Changer: Patrick Cripps
My Prediction: Crows
Tigers v Dockers
The Tigers have been in sublime form, losing just one of their six games. The Dockers have been a bit erratic this Season.
Key matchup: Toby Nankervis v Aaron Sandilands
Tigers Game Changer: Kane Lambert
Dockers Game Changer: Nat Fyfe
My Prediction: Tigers
Saints v Demons
Both teams have a point to prove and are in need of collecting the four points on offer.
Key matchup: Jack Steven v Clayton Oliver
Saints Game Changer: Shane Savage
Demons Game Changer: Jesse Hogan
My Prediction: Demons
Lions v Magpies
The Lions have put up a fight the last couple of games, without a win. The Magpies have had an up and down Season and sit on three wins for the year.
Key matchup: Stefan Martin v Brodie Grundy
Lions Game Changer: Luke Hodge
Magpies Game Changer: Steele Sidebottom
My Prediction: Lions