AFL Round 7 My Preview
The current season of the AFL is a fascinating one; there are 7 teams that currently sit on 4 wins and 2 losses, while at the other end of the ladder 4 teams are on 1 win from 6 games. The entertainment and unpredictable results should continue in Round 7.
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Bulldogs
Friday Night Game
Magpies v Power
This is an intriguing contest; it’s a difficult game to pick a winner in as both teams sit on 4 wins and 2 losses. The Magpies will be without Mason Cox, who will be replaced by Ben Reid, while the Power won’t have Robbie Gray, who is out due to injury.
Key matchup: Brodie Grundy v Scott Lycett
Magpies Game Changer: Jordan De Goey
Power Game Changer: Travis Boak
My Prediction: Power
Saturday Afternoon Games
Demons v Hawks
The Demons are in desperate need of a win as they have only won 1 game this season, while the Hawks sit on 3 wins and 3 losses and are 1 win outside the top 8.
Key matchup: Max Gawn v Ben Mcevoy
Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
Hawks Game Changer: James Worpel
My Prediction: Demons
Giants v Saints
The Giants and Saints are currently sitting on 4 wins and 2 losses. This should be an entertaining contest.
Key matchup: Jacob Hopper v Sebastian Ross
Giants Game Changer: Tim Tarranto
Saints Game Changer: Tim Membrey
My Prediction: Saints
Lions v Swans
This game should be an intriguing as both sides need to rebound from appalling displays in Round 5.
Key matchup: Lachie Neale v Luke Parker
Lions Game Changer: Hugh McCluggage
Swans Game Changer: Isaac Heeney
My Prediction: Swans
Saturday Night Games
Bulldogs v Tigers
The Bulldogs started the season extremely well winning the first 2 games of the season, but they have lost their next 4 games so they are need of a win. The Tigers have been impressive winning 4 out of the first 6 games, despite suffering injuries to their best players.
Key matchup: Tim English v Toby Nankervis
Bulldogs Game Changer: Caleb Daniel
Tigers Game Changer: Kane Lambert
My Prediction: Bulldogs
Eagles v Suns
The Eagles have been deplorable the last 2 weeks and are currently 3 wins and 3 losses. The Suns have also been in poor form the past 2 Rounds and have also won 3 out of the first 6 games, so this is a tough game to pick a winner in.
Key matchup: Tom Hickey v Jarrod Witts
Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
Suns Game Changer: Anthony Miles
My Prediction: Suns
Sunday Afternoon Games
Blues v Kangaroos
Both teams sit on 1 win and 5 losses, so therefore they are in need of a win, as they are languishing in the bottom 4 of the AFL ladder,
Key matchup: Patrick Cripps v Shaun Higgins
Blues Game Changer: Harry Mckay
Kangaroos Game Changer: Shaun Higgins
My Prediction: Kangaroos
Cats v Bombers
The Cats are on top of the ladder after Round 6 of the current AFL season, while the Bombers have won 3 of their first 6 games and sit outside the top 8.
Key matchup: Patrick Dangerfield v Zach Merrett
Cats Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
Bombers Game Changer: Zach Merrett
My Prediction: Bombers
Crows v Dockers
This is a game between the 9th placed team on the ladder and the 2nd team on the ladder. Only 1 win separates the 2 teams.
Key matchup: Brad Crouch v David Mundy
Crows Game Changer: Brodie Smith
Dockers Game Changer: Michael Walters
My Prediction: Crows