AFL- Round Eleven Preview

Preview- Round Eleven 2018 (AFL)

Round Eleven should be a good weekend of footy because the Competition has become more even of recent times. This is illustrated by the Lions beating the Hawks and the Swans losing some of its home games. The Blues, Saints and Lions have been competitive of recent times, while the Suns and Giants have a point to prove, having been disappointing of recent times.

My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Magpies

Swans v Blues

Surprisingly the Swans have struggled at home, winning just two of five home games this season. The Blues have managed only a solitary victory. Despite not winning last week they took a step in the right direction with a competitive performance.

Key matchup: Luke Parker v Patrick Cripps

Swans Game Changer: Isaac Heeney

Blues Game Changer: Patrick Cripps

My Prediction: Swans

Bulldogs v Demons

The Bulldogs sit two games outside the top eight and are in need of the four points on offer. The Demons have managed three comprehensive wins in the last three games, but this game should prove to be a danger game for the Demons.

Key matchup: Jack Macrae v Clayton Oliver

Bulldogs Game Changer: Toby Mclean

Demons Game Changer: Jesse Hogan

My Prediction: Bulldogs

Hawks v Power

The Hawks have been out of form, losing their last three matches. The Power sit outside the top eight, but they have a game in hand.

Key matchup: Ben Mcevoy v Patrick Ryder

Hawks Game Changer: Jack Gunston

Power Game Changer: Tom Rockliff

My Prediction: Power

Suns v Cats

The Suns had a good start to the season, but have only have a total of three wins. Despite not being in their best form, the Cats sit sixth on the ladder.

Key matchup: David Swallow v Gary Ablett

Suns Game Changer: Lachie Weller

Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola

My Prediction: Cats

Bombers v Tigers

The Bombers sit twelfth on the ladder, having won their last two games, having a good run of form of late. The Tigers were outplayed last week in the third quarter, showing that they are beatable. They managed to bounce back following a thumping from the Eagles. This game is more intriguing than it would have been two weeks ago.

Key matchup: David Zaharakis v Shaun Grigg

Bombers Game Changer: James Stewart

Tigers Game Changer: Josh Caddy

My Prediction: Bombers

Eagles v Saints

The Eagles had a close win against the Hawks last week to win their ninth in a row. The Saints have lost by less than five goals in each of their last three games, being more competitive, making this game a tougher proposition for the Eagles than it would have been earlier in the season.

Key matchup: Jack Steven v Andrew Gaff

Eagles Game Changer: Jack Darling

Saints Game Changer:  Jimmy Webster

My Prediction: Eagles

Kangaroos v Lions

The Kangaroos have been one of the surprise packets of the season, sitting in fifth place on the ladder. The last four weeks the Lions form has been good, playing a good brand of football, which has translated to one win and three close losses. This should be a tough and tight contest.

Key matchup: Todd Goldstein v Stefan Martin

Kangaroos Game Changer: Ben Jacobs

Lions Game Changer: Lewis Taylor

My Prediction: Kangaroos

Magpies v Dockers

The Magpies have won three of their last four matches, while the Dockers have been disappointing winning just four of ten matches. The Magpies should be too good in this one.

Key matchup: Scott Pendlebury v Nat Fyfe

Magpies Game Changer: Steele Sidebottom

Dockers Game Changer: Nat Fyfe

My Prediction: Magpies

Crows v Giants

The Crows put in possibly their worst performance with coach Don Pyke at the helm. Pyke let them know his disgust in the way the Crows played in the three quarter break in a unique fashion, by saying nothing! The Giants have been out of form losing their last four games.

Key matchup: Sam Jacobs v Rory Lobb

Crows Game Changer: Richard Douglas

Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly

My Prediction: Crows

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