AFL- Round Fifteen Preview

Preview- Round Fifteen 2018 (AFL)

This round should be a fascinating one if last week is anything to go by; there was only a solitary one sided game out of the six games played in Round Fourteen. The Blues, Bulldogs and Bombers proved what a tight and tough competition that the AFL is.

My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Magpies

Tigers v Swans

It’s the battle between the top two teams in the competition in this one. This promises to be the game of the round.

Key matchup: Josh P. Kennedy v Trent Cotchin

Tigers Game Changer: Josh Caddy

Swans Game Changer: Luke Parker

My Prediction: Tigers

Bulldogs v Cats

The Bulldogs spirited performance last week against the Kangaroos makes this an interesting contest.

Key matchup: Marcus Bontempelli v Joel Selwood

Bulldogs Game Changer: Mitch Wallis

Cats Game Changer: Tim Kelly

My Prediction: Bulldogs

Blues v Power

The Blues will look to prove the form that displayed against the Magpies was the start of a positive trend not an aberration. If the Power is to feature in September then they need to win this one.

Key matchup: Liam Jones v Justin Westhoff

Blues Game Changer: Patrick Cripps

Power Game Changer: Tom Rockliff

My Prediction: Power

Crows v Eagles

Both these teams have been impacted by injury. This is a tough game to pick a winner in.

Key matchup: Bryce Gibbs v Elliot Yeo

Crows Game Changer: Matt Crouch

Eagles Game Changer: Scott Lycett

My Prediction: Eagles

Suns v Magpies

The Suns need to prove to their supporters that they can be competitive, while the Magpies will look to prove that they warrant a place in the top four.

Key matchup: Jarrod Witts v Brodie Grundy

Suns Game Changer: Aaron Young

Magpies Game Changer: Jordan De Goey

My Prediction: Magpies

Giants v Hawks

The Giants will look to continue their good form and challenge for a top eight spot, while the Hawks are also fighting for a finals position.

Key matchup: Dylan Shiel v Tom Mitchell

Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly

Hawks Game Changer: Liam Shiels

My Prediction: Giants

Demons v Saints

The Saints will be full of confidence following a morale lifting comeback win against the Suns in Round Thirteen. The Demons need the four points to stay in contention for a finals spot.

Key matchup: Clayton Oliver v Sebastian Ross

Demons Game Changer: Tom Mcdonald

Saints Game Changer: Jack Sinclair

My Prediction: Saints

Bombers v Kangaroos

The Bombers will look to follow up their win on the road in Perth with another victory against a top eight hopeful in the Kangaroos.

Key matchup: Zach Merrett v Ben Jacobs

Bombers Game Changer: Zach Merrett

Kangaroos Game Changer: Jed Anderson

My Prediction: Kangaroos

Dockers v Lions

The Lions were impressive last week against the Giants and will be endeavouring to cause an upset against the Dockers.

Key matchup: Nathan Wilson v Eric Hipwood

Dockers Game Changer: Luke Ryan

Lions Game Changer: Luke Hodge

My Prediction: Lions


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