AFL- Round Seven Preview

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

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