AFL Round 17 My Preview
Round 17 of the AFL, 2019 season should be interesting as the competition is entering the latter stages of the year. Once again there is something at stake in each of the 9 games. It will be an exciting Round of footy from a viewers perspective.
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Bulldogs
Friday Night Game
Eagles v Magpies
This should be an entertaining game of footy to watch.
Key matchup: Gaff v Chris Mayne
Eagles Game Changer: Jack Darling
Magpies Game Changer: Jordan De Goey
My Prediction: Magpies
Saturday Afternoon Games
Swans v Blues
This could be an interesting contest; both teams had a narrow loss last week.
Key matchup: Zak Jones v Sam Walsh
Swans Game Changer: Luke Parker
Blues Game Changer: Nic Newman
My Prediction: Blues
Hawks v Dockers
Both teams need to win this game if they are to keep their top 8 hopes alive.
Key matchup: Ricky Henderson v Brad Hill
Hawks Game Changer: James Worpel
Dockers Game Changer: Michael Walters
My Prediction: Hawks
Bombers v Kangaroos
Both teams have been in good form of late, in particular the Kangaroos, who have only lost one game under interim coach Rhyce Shaw. This game is bound to be a good one as these teams are evenly matched.
Key matchup: Zach Merrett v Jed Anderson
Bombers Game Changer: Zach Merrett
Kangaroos Game Changer: Ben Cunnington
My Prediction: Bombers
Saturday Night Games
Suns v Crows
Both teams need to improve on their performance from last weekend in order to improve morale. The Suns will be looking to avoid the wooden spoon, while the Crows will want to stay in the top 8.
Key matchup: Jarrod Witts v Reilly O’brien
Suns Game Changer: Jarrod Witts
Crows Game Changer: Rory Sloane
My Prediction: Crows
Cats v Saints
The Cats are beatable as they have lost 2 of their lost 4 games, but the Saints are badly out of form.
Key matchup: Rhys Stanley v Rowan Marshall
Cats Game Changer: Rhys Stanley
Saints Game Changer: Jack Billings
My Prediction: Cats
Sunday Afternoon Games
Tigers v Giants
Both teams need to win this game to keep their slim top 4 hopes alive.
Key matchup: Dion Prestia v Stephen Coniglio
Tigers Game Changer: Dion Prestia
Giants Game Changer: Jacob Hopper
My Prediction: Tigers
Bulldogs v Demons
The Bulldogs have to claim the four points in this match in order to keep their finals hopes alive, while the Demons must prove that their narrow win over the Blues wasn’t an aberration, but the start of a trend; for them to build momentum up.
Key matchup: Tim English v Max Gawn
Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Dunkley
Demons Game Changer: Jayden Hunt
My Prediction: Bulldogs
Power v Lions
The Power need to stay in finals contention, while the Lions are pushing for a top 4 spot.
Key matchup: Tom Rockliff v Lachie Neale
Power Game Changer: Scott Lycett
Lions Game Changer: Lachie Neale
My Prediction: Power