AFL- Round Nine Preview

Preview- Round Nine 2018 (AFL)

There are teams that need to show their supporters that they put in maximum effort; those clubs in particular are the 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: Swans

Crows v Bulldogs

The Crows have had a lot of injuries, while the Bulldogs have found some form winning their last three matches.

Key matchup: Richard Douglas v Jack Macrae

Crows Game Changer:  Richard Douglas

Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae

My Prediction: Bulldogs

Kangaroos v Giants

The Kangaroos played well last week, nearly collecting the four points against the pace setters in the Tigers, while the Giants have been in poor form.

Key matchup: Ben Cunnington v Steven Coniglio

Kangaroos Game Changer: Todd Goldstein

Giants Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield

My Prediction: Kangaroos

Sun v Power

The Suns will be looking to bounce back following a one sided loss against the Demons. The Power had a narrow victory over the Crows in the showdown. I’m sensing an upset in this one.

Key matchup: Jarrod Witts v Patrick Ryder

Suns Game Changer: Jarrod Witts

Power Game Changer: Tom Rockliff

My Prediction: Suns

Bombers v Cats

The Bombers have been under pressure in the media due to poor performance and need to show a response this week. The Cats have won the last two games that they have played and will look to continue on their winning ways.

Key matchup: Matt Guelfi v Joel Selwood

Bombers Game Changer: David Zaharakis

Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola

My Prediction: Cats

Swans v Dockers

The Swans will want to replicate their performance from last week. Although they managed well without Lance Franklin, he will be a welcome addition to the line-up. The Dockers will endeavour to cause an upset.

Key matchup: Luke Parker v Nat Fyfe

Swans Game Changer: Ben Ronke

Dockers Game Changer: Michael Walters

My Prediction: Swans

Saints v Magpies

This is a danger game for the Magpies, with the Saints having nothing to lose.

Key matchup: Jack Steven v Adam Treloar

Saints Game Changer: Jimmy Webster

Magpies Game Changer: Jack Crisp

My Prediction: Saints

Blues v Demons

The Blues had their first victory of the Season, while the Demons had a resounding victory over the Suns.

Key matchup: Patrick Cripps v Bernie Vince

Blues Game Changer: Patrick Cripps

Demons Game Changer: Michael Hibberd

My Prediction: Demons

Lions v Hawks

Both teams have a point to prove and are in need of collecting the four points on offer.

Key matchup: Stefan Martin v Ben Mcevoy

Lions Game Changer: Dayne Beams

Hawks Game Changer: Ricky Henderson

My Prediction: Hawks

Eagles v Tigers

This promises to be a fascinating game between the top two teams on the ladder.

Key matchup: Jack Darling v Nathan Broad

Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff

Tigers Game Changer: Josh Caddy

My Prediction: Tigers

 

 


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