Preview- Round Seventeen 2018 (AFL)
This round of football should be an exciting one, the first game should be a close contest between the Crows and the Cats and the rest of the games should be interesting too.
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Saints
Crows v Cats
The Crows need to win every game to have an opportunity to feature in September, there first challenge is on Thursday night where they tackle the Cats at home.
Key matchup: Matt Crouch v Patrick Dangerfield
Crows Game Changer: Josh Jenkins
Cats Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
My Prediction: Cats
Saints v Blues
The Blues have to be competitive against the Saints as the Blues have been largely disappointing this season.
Key matchup: Sebastian Ross v Patrick Cripps
Saints Game Changer: David Armitage
Blues Game Changer: Charlie Curnow
My Prediction: Saints
Hawks v Lions
The Lions is a potential danger game for the Hawks, with the Lions comprehensively winning their last two games, but the Hawks should prevail.
Key matchup: James Frawley v Eric Hipwood
Hawks Game Changer: Tom Mitchell
Lions Game Changer: Stefan Martin
My Prediction: Hawks
Demons v Bulldogs
The Demons collected a much needed four points in round sixteen. If the Bulldogs can bring the intensity that they brought in the first half in round sixteen then this could an exciting contest.
Key matchup: Jordan Lewis v Jason Johannisen
Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
Bulldogs Game Changer: Toby Mclean
My Prediction: Bulldogs
Suns v Bombers
The Suns will see this one as a winnable game, but they will need to improve on their past few weeks if they can win this contest.
Key matchup: Jarrod Witts v Tom Belchambers
Suns Game Changer: David Swallow
Bombers Game Changer: Michael Hurley
My Prediction: Bombers
Giants v Tigers
The Giants were gallant in defeat in round sixteen, despite not leaving Perth with the four points, while the Tigers looked unstoppable against the Crows.
Key matchup: Steven Coniglio v Dustin Martin
Tigers Game Changer: Shane Edwards
My Prediction: Tigers
Magpies v Eagles
This match is a pivotal contest for both teams with the winner one step closer to featuring in September.
Key matchup: Jordan de Goey v Brad Sheppard
Magpies Game Changer: Scott Pendlebury
Eagles Game Changer: Scott Lycett
My Prediction: Eagles
Kangaroos v Swans
The Kangaroos will see this one as a winnable game as they need the four points if they are to play a part in September action.
Key matchup: Ben Cunnington v Luke Parker
Kangaroos Game Changer: Jack Ziebell
Swans Game Changer: Will Hayward
My Prediction: Kangaroos
Dockers v Power
The Dockers have probably been the most disappointing team in the last two weeks failing to be competitive, so the Power should pencil the four points in for this one.
Key matchup: Joel Hamling v Charlie Dixon
Dockers Game Changer: Lachie Neale
Power Game Changer: Tom Rockliff
My Prediction: Power