AFL- Round Fourteen Preview

Preview- Round Fourteen 2018 (AFL)

Round Fourteen should be an entertaining one. The Power and Demons clash promises to be an intriguing contest. The Blues and Bulldogs have to put in a good effort in order to make their supporters proud.

My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Magpies

Byes: Cats, Crows, Dockers, Saints, Swans, Tigers

Eagles v Bombers

The Eagles could find it tough without Jack Darling and Josh Kennedy. The Bombers have been erratic this season. The Eagles will be heavily reliant on their second ruckman in Scott Lycett as he will have to play a more prominent role up forward due to Darling and Kennedy missing through injury.

Key matchup: Chris Masten v Brendon Goddard

Eagles Game Changer: Scott Lycett

Bombers Game Changer: Devon Smith

My Prediction: Bombers

Power v Demons

This game is an interesting contest on paper with both times looking to play a role in September.

Key matchup: Paddy Ryder v Max Gawn

Power Game Changer: Brad Ebert

Demons Game Changer: Nathan Jones

My Prediction: Power

Hawks v Suns

The Suns have had a disappointing season only registering three wins. The Hawks should collect the four points in this one.

Key matchup: Jarryd Roughead v Rory Thompson

Hawks Game Changer: Liam Shiels

Suns Game Changer: Tom Lynch

My Prediction: Hawks

Lions v Giants

The Lions will look to be competitive, while the Giants will look to replicate their performance against the Suns in Round twelve. The Giants will be without ruckman Rory Lobb. Despite sitting low on the ladder the Lions have been competitive in quite a few of their games. Much of the Lions being   competitive this Season, can be attributed to the leadership of Luke Hodge.

Key matchup: Dayne Beams v Callan Ward

Lions Game Changer: Luke Hodge

Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly

My Prediction: Giants

Bulldogs v Kangaroos

The Bulldogs have had a long injury list. Despite that, their fall from grace from being premiers in 2016 has been remarkable. This season the Bulldogs have been shocking and uncompetitive; they can’t make finals now. They are a shadow of their former selves. It will be interesting to see how the Kangaroos forward line functions without Jarrad Waite.

Key matchup: Jackson Trengove v Ben Brown

Bulldogs Game Changer: Caleb Daniel

Kangaroos Game Changer: Ben Jacobs

My Prediction: Kangaroos

Magpies v Blues

The Blues need to improve on last week’s first half if they are to improve as a unit. This game should be a one sided victory to the Magpies on paper.

Key matchup: Patrick Cripps v Scott Pendlebury

Magpies Game Changer: Taylor Adams

Blues Game Changer: Sam Kerridge

My Prediction: Magpies


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