AFL- Round Thirteen Preview

Preview- Round Thirteen 2018 (AFL)

We hope Round Thirteen will be an exciting one as there are six games over four days. The Saints in particular are in need of a win, while the Bulldogs, Blues and Suns need to put up a fight.

My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Cats

Byes: Bombers, Demons, Giants, Kangaroos, Lions, Magpies

Power v Bulldogs

The Power sit eighth on the ladder and have been in some descent form of late, while the Bulldogs have been struggling and they need a win.

Key matchup: Ollie Wines v Lachie Hunter

Power Game Changer: Sam Gray

Bulldogs Game Changer: Marcus Bontempelli

My Prediction: Power

Swans v Eagles

The Swans sit third on the ladder, despite losing some games at home this season. The game this weekend against the Eagles will be a good test for the Swans as the Eagles have only lost one game this season.

Key matchup: Nic Naitanui v Callum Sinclair

Swans Game Changer: Lance Franklin

Eagles Game Changer: Josh J. Kennedy

My Prediction:  Swans

Blues v Dockers

The Dockers have been disappointing away from home, but they should be too good for the struggling Blues. The Dockers need to win this if they are going to keep their very slight finals hopes alive.

Key matchup: Patrick Cripps v Nat Fyfe

Blues Game Changer:  Matthew Wright

Dockers Game Changer: Lachie Neale

My Prediction: Dockers

Suns v Saints

This is an important game for both teams as they are in need of the four points on offer. In particular it’s a game that both coaches need to win.

Key matchup: David Swallow v Jack Steven

Suns Game Changer: Aaron Young

Saints Game Changer: Shane Savage

My Prediction: Saints

Hawks v Crows

With both teams sitting outside the top eight they could use a win to keep their hopes of playing in September up. These two teams have been erratic and in inconsistent form.

Key matchup: Tom Mitchell v Richard Douglas

Hawks Game Changer: Tom Mitchell

Crows Game Changer: Richard Douglas

My Prediction: Hawks

Cats v Tigers

This game is an important one for the respective teams if they are going to finish in the top four, which will play a part in determining whether they are a premiership contender.

Key matchup: Patrick Dangerfield v Dustin Martin

Cats Game Changer: Jed Bews

Tigers Game Changer: Shane Edwards

My Prediction: Cats


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