AFL Round 21 My Preview

AFL Round 21 My Preview

Round 21 should be an intriguing Round of footy with 11 teams still with an opportunity to make the finals, realistically, although 14 still a mathematical chance of featuring in September.

My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Hawks

Friday Night Game

Giants v Hawks
The Giants need to continue the momentum, winning their last three games, while the Hawks will be looking to bounce back from a loss they had to the Kangaroos.
Key matchup: Tim Taranto v James Worpel
Giants Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
Hawks Game Changer: James Worpel
My Prediction: Hawks

Saturday Afternoon Games

Demons v Magpies

The Demons need a win to give them a bit of confidence, while the Magpies will want to keep their slim hopes of a top 4 finish alive.
Key matchup: Max Gawn v Brodie Grundy
Demons Game Changer: Michael Hibberd
Magpies Game Changer: Jack Crisp
My Prediction: Demons

Power v Swans
It may be 9th against 15th, but this should still be an entertaining contest as there could be an upset.
Key matchup: Charlie Dixon v Aliir Aliir
Power Game Changer: Karl Amon
Swans Game Changer: Hayden Mclean
My Prediction: Swans

Lions v Suns
This game could be a tough game for the Lions; it’s a danger game for them with the Suns having nothing to lose.
Key matchup: Stefan Martin v Jarrod Witts
Lions Game Changer: Lachie Neale
Suns Game Changer: Jarrod Witts
My Prediction: Suns

Saturday Night Games

Bombers v Bulldogs
The Bombers would disappointed with their performance last week, while the Bulldogs fought back to make the margin a respectable 3 goals, so both teams will be looking to bounce back and win in Round 21.
Key matchup: Dyson Heppell v Jack Macrae
Bombers Game Changer: Zach Merrett
Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Dunkley
My Prediction: Bulldogs

Cats v Kangaroos
The Cats will be looking to improve on their Round 20 display against the Dockers, while the Kangaroos will be looking to build on the momentum, following a good win over the Hawks.
Key matchup: Zac Smith v Todd Goldstein
Cats Game Changer: Brandan Parfitt
Kangaroos Game Changer: Todd Goldstein
My Prediction: Kangaroos

Sunday Afternoon Games

Saints v Dockers
The Saints may be highly unlikely to feature in September, but they have still won 2 of their last 3 games under interim coach; Brett Ratten, while the Dockers will be looking to build on their win over the Cats, in Round 20.
Key matchup: Sebastian Ross v Nat Fyfe
Saints Game Changer: Josh Bruce
Dockers Game Changer: Michael Walters
My Prediction: Saints

Eagles v Crows
Despite the fact that it’s 2nd against 8th, this should be a good game of footy, as the 8th placed Crows have 1 of the best midfields in the competition.
Key matchup: Tom Hickey v Sam Jacobs
Eagles Game Changer: Jamie Cripps
Crows Game Changer: Matt Crouch
My Prediction: Crows

Tigers v Blues
The Tigers will be looking to get one step closer to a top 4 finish, while the Blues will be looking to build some momentum to give them some belief going into the preseason for 2020.
Key matchup: Dion Prestia v Patrick Cripps
Tigers Game Changer: Kane Lambert
Blues Game Changer: Nic Newman
My Prediction: Blues

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