AFL Round 19 My Preview
Round 19 could be a fascinating one, with plenty at stake for most of the teams in the competition; it promises to be an intriguing Round of footy.
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Bulldogs
Friday Night Game
Magpies v Tigers
This game could determine who finishes in the top 4.
Key matchup: Brodie Grundy v Ivan Soldo
Magpies Game Changer: Jack Crisp
Tigers Game Changer: Kane Lambert
My Prediction: Magpies
Saturday Afternoon Games
Hawks v Lions
This could be an interesting contest; the Hawks beat the top of the table Cats last Round, while the Lions are a chance to be equal top of the table if they win this game.
Key matchup: Daniel Howe v Lachie Neale
Hawks Game Changer: Ricky Henderson
Lions Game Changer: Jarryd Lyons
My Prediction: Hawks
Blues v Crows
The Blues have played some scintillating footy under interim coach David Teague, while the Crows are currently sitting eighth on the ladder.
Key matchup: Andrew Phillips v Reilly O’Brien
Blues Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Crows Game Changer: Rory Sloane
My Prediction: Blues
Eagles v Kangaroos
The Eagles are currently sitting in the top 4, while the Kangaroos need a win to stay in contention for the top 8; all be it their chances of making the finals are extremely slim.
Key matchup: Todd Goldstein v Tom Hickey
Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
Kangaroos Game Changer: Shaun Higgins
My Prediction: Kangaroos
Saturday Night Games
Power v Giants
The Power are 9th as it stands, while the Giants are in 6th; this game is an important one for both sides.
Key matchup: Scott Lycett v Shane Mumford
Power Game Changer: Karl Amon
Giants Game Changer: Tim Taranto
My Prediction: Power
Saints v Demons
The Saints were outstanding against the Bulldogs last Round, while the Demons are languishing near the bottom on the ladder.
Key matchup: Rowan Marshall v Max Gawn
Saints Game Changer: Jack Billings
Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
My Prediction: Saints
Sunday Afternoon Games
Bulldogs v Dockers
Both these teams need a win to stay in the hunt for finals.
Key matchup: Tim English v Aaron Sandilands
Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Dunkley
Dockers Game Changer: Michael Walters
My Prediction: Bulldogs
Swans v Cats
The Swans need a win for morale and the Cats for partly the same reason, but mainly to ensure that they stay on top of the ladder.
Key matchup: Luke Parker v Tim Kelly
Swans Game Changer: Jake Lloyd
Cats Game Changer: Tom Hawkins
My Prediction: Swans
Suns v Bombers
The Suns are in need of win if they have any hope of avoiding the wooden spoon, while the Bombers need a win to ensure that they play finals this season.
Key matchup: Anthony Miles v Zach Merrett
Suns Game Changer: Jarrod Witts
Bombers Game Changer: Zach Merrett
My Prediction: Suns