AFL Round 3 My Preview
This should be a thoroughly entertaining Round of footy if the 1st 2 Rounds are any indication as they were exciting to watch from the perspective of a neutral spectator.
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Bombers
Thursday Night Game
Crows v Cats
The Crows and Cats will do battle in what should be a fascinating contest; the Crows have one win and one loss, while the Cats are unbeaten.
Key matchup: Matt Crouch v Patrick Dangerfield
Crows Game Changer: Brad Crouch
Cats Game Changer: Brandan Parfitt
My Prediction: Crows
Friday Night Game
Demons v Bombers
This is a game between 2 of the 5 winless teams, therefore both teams have a lot to play for.
Key matchup: Max Gawn v Tom Bellchambers
Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
Bombers Game Changer: Andrew Mcgrath
My Prediction: Bombers
Saturday Afternoon Games
Blues v Swans
This game also features 2 teams that are winless thus far, so both teams have plenty to play for as far as morale is concerned; they will be wanting to prove that the first 2 games of the season that they were involved in were an aberration.
Key matchup: Patrick Cripps v George Hewett
Blues Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Swans Game Changer: Luke Parker
My Prediction: Blues
Giants v Tigers
Both teams need to bounce back from their respective performances in Round 2.
Key matchup: Stephen Coniglio v Dion Prestia
Giants Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
Tigers Game Changer: Brandon Ellis
My Prediction: Tigers
Saturday Night Games
Lions v Power
This game is between 2 teams who are 2 of the 5 teams that are unbeaten thus far in the season, therefore it should be an entertaining spectacle.
Key matchup: Lachie Neale v Tom Rockliff
Lions Game Changer: Eric Hipwood
Power Game Changer: Justin Westhoff
My Prediction: Power
Magpies v Eagles
This is the rematch of last season’s Grand Final!
Key matchup: Brodie Grundy v Nathan Vardy
Magpies Game Changer: James Aish
Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
My Prediction: Eagles
Sunday Afternoon Games
Bulldogs v Suns
These teams have surprised many experts thus far this season, therefore this game should be a good spectacle.
Key matchup: Tom Liberatore v Lachie Weller
Bulldogs Game Changer: Tory Dickson
Suns Game Changer: Anthony Miles
My Prediction: Suns
Hawks v Kangaroos
Both teams lost a game they had an opportunity to win in Round 2, so they will both be desperate for the 4 points on offer.
Key matchup: James Worpel v Ben Cunnington
Hawks Game Changer: Ricky Henderson
Kangaroos Game Changer: Shaun Higgins
My Prediction: Kangaroos
Dockers v Saints
The Dockers were fantastic in Round 1, but disappointing in Round 2. Who would have thought that the Saints would be unbeaten after 2 games?
Key matchup: Nat Fyfe v Jack SInclair
Dockers Game Changer: Travis Colyer
Saints Game Changer: Jack Billings
My Prediction: Saints