AFL Round 23 My Preview
Round 23 should be enthralling to watch as there are some games that could play a role in deciding players and coaches’ futures. The game of the Round should be the Tigers against the Lions, with both teams currently in the top 4. All of the other games should be interesting to watch!
My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Blues
Friday Night Game
Magpies v Bombers
It’s 5th against 7th in this one, which should make for an intriguing contest.
Key matchup: Brodie Grundy v Tom Bellchambers
Magpies Game Changer: Jack Crisp
Bombers Game Changer: Adam Saad
My Prediction: Bombers
Saturday Afternoon Games
Swans v Saints
Both sides can’t make finals, but the story is that this game will be Lance Franklin’s 300th game of AFL.
Key matchup: Luke Parker v Sebastian Ross
Swans Game Changer: Oliver Florent
Saints Game Changer: Jack Billings
My Prediction: Saints
Kangaroos v Demons
These 2 teams will play with a point to prove as neither of them can make the top 8 and they will want to build some belief and improve their morale for the upcoming preseason.
Key matchup: Todd Goldstein v Max Gawn
Kangaroos Game Changer: Mason Wood
Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
My Prediction: Kangaroos
Cats v Blues
The Blues will be keen to cause an upset, while the Cats will be looking to lift their morale for their upcoming finals campaign.
Key matchup: Lachie Henderson v Harry Mckay
Cats Game Changer: Brandan Parfitt
Blues Game Changer: Sam Petrevski-Seton
My Prediction: Blues
Saturday Night Games
Suns v Giants
The Suns will want to build some belief for their upcoming preseason, while the Giants need a win to help them build belief for their final in 2 weeks time.
Key matchup: Jarrod Witts v Shane Mumford
Suns Game Changer: Lachie Weller
Giants Game Changer: Zac Williams
My Prediction: Suns
Eagles v Hawks
The Eagles will want to bounce back from their loss to the Tigers, while the Hawks will want to continue the form, they displayed against the Suns in Round 22.
Key matchup: Luke Shuey v James Worpel
Eagles Game Changer: Jamie Cripps
Hawks Game Changer: Ricky Henderson
My Prediction: Hawks
Sunday Afternoon Games
Bulldogs v Crows
The Bulldogs are tough to beat, while the Crows have a good midfield on paper, so it should make for an entertaining contest.
Key matchup: Josh Dunkley v Matt Crouch
Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Dunkley
Crows Game Changer: Matt Crouch
My Prediction: Bulldogs
Tigers v Lions
Both of these teams are contenders for the Premiership, so it should be a good contest.
Key matchup: Dion Prestia v Dayne Zorko
Tigers Game Changer: Josh Caddy
Lions Game Changer: Alex Witherden
My Prediction: Tigers
Power v Dockers
The Power have a mathematical chance of making the top 8, while the Dockers players have a point to prove, following the sacking of their coach Ross Lyon.
Key matchup: Ollie Wines v Nat Fyfe
Power Game Changer: Tom Rockliff
Dockers Game Changer: Michael Walters
My Prediction: Power