Preview- Round Twelve 2018 (AFL)
Hopefully Round Twelve of the AFL is an exciting one and let’s hope we can get rid of the one sided games as the close contests are more intriguing! The Suns, Bombers and Lions in particular have a point to prove, while the Demons appear to be a contender.
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Bombers
Byes: Blues, Bulldogs, Eagles, Hawks
Power v Tigers
The Power sit just inside the top eight, while the Tigers have been indestructible. The Tigers lost at Adelaide Oval in Round two this season so it could be an interesting contest.
Key matchup: Paddy Ryder v Toby Nankervis
Power Game Changer: Tom Rockliff
Tigers Game Changer: Shaun Grigg
My Prediction: Tigers
Cats v Kangaroos
Both teams will be full of confidence, as they had comprehensive victories last weekend. This should be an attacking game if last week is a guide.
Key matchup: Gary Ablett v Shaun Higgins
Cats Game Changer: Tom Hawkins
Kangaroos Game Changer: Shaun Higgins
My Prediction: Kangaroos
Giants v Suns
The Giants bounced back from their poor form last round, while the Suns are coming off two successive one sided losses.
Key matchup: Rory Lobb v Jarrod Witts
Giants Game Changer: Callan Ward
Suns Game Changer: Jack Martin
My Prediction: Giants
Saints v Swans
This is a danger games for the Swans as the Saints gave the league leaders; the Eagles, a fright last week with a solid fourth quarter. The Saints are a chance to win this contest.
Key matchup: Jack Steven v George Hewett
Saints Game Changer: Sebastian Ross
Swans Game Changer: Ben Ronke
My Prediction: Swans
Lions v Bombers
The Lions and Bombers both had disappointing performances last round, but a week is a long time in football, so there is an opportunity for them to bounce back this weekend.
Key matchup: Stefan Martin v Tom Bellchambers
Lions Game Changer: Eric Hipwood
Bombers Game Changer: Dyson Heppell
My Prediction: Bombers
Dockers v Crows
The Crows have been decimated by injury, while the Dockers will be without Nat Fyfe due to a suspension.
Key matchup: David Mundy v Matt Crouch
Dockers Game Changer: David Mundy
Crows Game Changer: Richard Douglas
My Prediction: Crows
Demons v Magpies
The Demons have had four successive comprehensive wins and are arguably the form team in the competition, while the Magpies had a one sided victory last round.
Key matchup: Max Gawn v Brodie Grundy
Demons Game Changer: Jordan Lewis
Magpies Game Changer: Jordan De Goey
My Prediction: Demons