AFL Round 18 My Preview
Round 18 of the AFL, 2019 season should be interesting as the competition is entering the latter stages of the year; it promises to be an exciting Round of footy.
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Bulldogs
Friday Night Game
Crows v Bombers
This game could determine who finishes in the top 8.
Key matchup: Reilly O’Brien v Shaun Mckernan
Crows Game Changer: Brad Crouch
Bombers Game Changer: Zach Merrett
My Prediction: Bombers
Saturday Afternoon Games
Tigers v Power
This could be an interesting contest; both teams need a victory.
Key matchup: Ivan Soldo v Scott Lycett
Tigers Game Changer: Brandon Ellis
Power Game Changer: Scott Lycett
My Prediction: Power
Blues v Suns
Both teams need to win this game if they are to avoid the wooden spoon.
Key matchup: Matthew Kreuzer v Jarrod Witts
Blues Game Changer: Sam Walsh.
Suns Game Changer: Jarrod Witts
My Prediction: Blues
Giants v Magpies
The Giants are a chance to miss the finals, while the Magpies could win the minor premiership.
Key matchup: Tim Tarranto v Jack Crisp
Giants Game Changer: Jacob Hopper
Magpies Game Changer: Jack Crisp
My Prediction: Magpies
Saturday Night Games
Lions v Kangaroos
The Lions are contenders now, while the Kangaroos are endeavouring to finish in the top 8.
Key matchup: Stefan Martin v Todd Goldstein
Lions Game Changer: Lachie Neale
Kangaroos Game Changer: Ben Cunnington
My Prediction: Kangaroos
Dockers v Swans
These 2 teams are mostly playing for morale.
Key matchup: Aaron Sandilands v Aliir Aliir
Dockers Game Changer: Michael Walters
Swans Game Changer: Dane Rampe
My Prediction: Swans
Sunday Afternoon Games
Cats v Hawks
The Cats are playing for the minor premiership, while the Hawks are mainly playing for morale.
Key matchup: Rhys Stanley v Ben Mcevoy
Cats Game Changer: Rhys Stanley
Hawks Game Changer: James Worpel
My Prediction: Hawks
Demons v Eagles
The Demons are languishing near the bottom of the ladder, while the Eagles are playing for a place in the top 4.
Key matchup: Max Gawn v Tom Hickey
Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
My Prediction: Demons
Saints v Bulldogs
The Saints will be looking to bounce back, while the Bulldogs need to win if they are any hope of finishing in the top 8.
Key matchup: Rowan Marshall v Tim English
Saints Game Changer: Jack Billings
Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Dunkley
My Prediction: Bulldogs