AFL Round 16 My Preview

AFL Round 16 My Preview

Round 16 of the AFL, 2019 season should be an entertaining one to watch with some teams top 8 aspirations on the line. The Round consists of 9 games, which should be interesting as there is something at stake in every single match, ranging from morale and belief to teams proving they are contenders; it will be a good weekend of footy to watch.

My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Blues

Friday Night Game

Hawks v Magpies
The Hawks need to win this game to keep any hope they still have of featuring in this season’s finals series.
Key matchup: Ricky Henderson v Tom Phillips
Hawks Game Changer: James Worpel
Magpies Game Changer: Jack Crisp
My Prediction: Hawks

Saturday Afternoon Games

Bombers v Swans
This is an important game for both teams involved.
Key matchup: Zach Merrett v George Hewett
Bombers Game Changer: Dylan Clarke
Swans Game Changer: Tom Papley
My Prediction: Bombers

Suns v Tigers
The Suns are looking to get a much needed win for their belief and confidence, while the Tigers sit 7th on the ladder.
Key matchup: Jarrod Witts v Ivan Soldo
Suns Game Changer: Anthony Miles
Tigers Game Changer: Brandon Ellis
My Prediction: Suns

Crows v Power
The showdown should be an entertaining contest.
Key matchup: Matt Crouch v Tom Rockliff
Crows Game Changer: Brodie Smith
Power Game Changer: Justin Westhoff
My Prediction: Power

Saturday Night Games

Bulldogs v Cats
This should be an intriguing game with the Bulldogs needing to win to keep their finals hopes alive, while the Cats would want to get one step closer to claiming the minor premiership.
Key matchup: Jack Macrae v Joel Selwood
Bulldogs Game Changer: Toby Mclean
Cats Game Changer: Rhys Stanley
My Prediction: Bulldogs

Dockers v Eagles
The Derby should be a good contest.
Key matchup: David Mundy v Andrew Gaff
Dockers Game Changer: Travis Colyer
Eagles Game Changer: Jack Darling
My Prediction: Dockers

Sunday Afternoon Games

Blues v Demons
Both of these teams haven’t been in great form so they need a win to boost their morale, having said that the Blues had a good win last week against the Dockers, but they are still languishing towards the bottom of the ladder.
Key matchup: Mitch Mcgovern v Steven May
Blues Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
My Prediction: Blues

Kangaroos v Saints
Both teams have six wins from fourteen games, so this is a must win contest for either side.
Key matchup: Marley Williams v Jade Gresham
Kangaroos Game Changer: Mason Wood
Saints Game Changer: Tim Membrey
My Prediction: Saints

Giants v Lions
It’s 4th against 5th so this is an important game for both teams top 4 aspirations.
Key matchup: Tim Tarranto v Lachie Neale
Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly
Lions Game Changer: Eric Hipwood
My Prediction: Lions

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