AFL Round 22 My Preview
Round 22 could be extremely entertaining in part as there are two games that feature top 4 teams playing against each other with the Lions playing the Cats and the other game featuring the Tigers and the Eagles. The other games should be interesting as there are potentially players and coaches’ futures on the line!
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Saints
Friday Night Game
Demons v Swans
This is a game which both sides will be keen on winning as it will give them some belief as both sides are in need of a victory.
Key matchup: Max Gawn v Hayden McLean
Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
Swans Game Changer: Oliver Florent
My Prediction: Swans
Saturday Afternoon Games
Blues v Saints
It will be an interesting clash with Brett Ratten coaching against a side that he was previously coach of!
Key matchup: Matthew Kreuzer v Rowan Marshall
Blues Game Changer: Sam Petrevski-Seton
Saints Game Changer: Tim Membrey
My Prediction: Saints
Lions v Cats
It’s the top 2 up against each other, this game could decide who wins the Minor Premiership.
Key matchup: Lachie Neale v Joel Selwood
Lions Game Changer: Eric Hipwood
Cats Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
My Prediction: Lions
Crows v Magpies
This game features 9th against 5th, it could well play a part in whether the Crows play finals.
Key matchup: Matt Crouch v Adam Treloar
Crows Game Changer: Rory Sloane
Magpies Game Changer: Tom Phillips
My Prediction: Crows
Saturday Night Games
Kangaroos v Power
The Kangaroos need to bounce back, while the Power need to win to feature in the finals.
Key matchup: Ben Cunnington v Travis Boak
Kangaroos Game Changer: Nick Larkey
Power Game Changer: Todd Marshall
My Prediction: Power
Dockers v Bombers
This game could well determine whether John Worsfold keeps his job.
Key matchup: Reece Conca v Zach Merrett
Dockers Game Changer: Michael Walters
Bombers Game Changer: Kyle Langford
My Prediction: Bombers
Sunday Afternoon Games
Tigers v Eagles
This game feature teams that are 4th and 3rd on the ladder respectively, so it should be a good game to watch.
Key matchup: Dion Prestia v Luke Shuey
Tigers Game Changer: Josh Caddy
Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
My Prediction: Tigers
Giants v Bulldogs
It’s 6th up against 10th on the ladder, with the Giants coming off a big loss, while the Bulldogs will want to prove that their performance in Round 21 wasn’t an aberration.
Key matchup: Shane Mumford v Tim English
Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly
Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
My Prediction: Bulldogs
Hawks v Suns
The story of this game is that it will be a farewell for Jarryd Roughead.
Key matchup: Ricky Henderson v Pearce Hanley
Hawks Game Changer: James Worpel
Suns Game Changer: Sam Day
My Prediction: Suns