AFL Round 7 Preview (Season 2020)

My Predictions- AFL Round 7, Season 2020 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

(Geelong) v Collingwood
Essendon v (Western Bulldogs)
(GWS) v Brisbane
Swans v (Gold Coast)
Richmond v (North Melbourne)
(Carlton) v Port Adelaide
Hawthorn v (Melbourne)
(Fremantle) v West Coast
Adelaide v (St Kilda)

My choice of a definite winner for this Round: Gold Coast v Swans (Gold Coast to win)

Toughest game to pick a winner in: Collingwood v Geelong (Geelong to win)

All of the key matchups were formulated based on the team tips for Round 7 on the foxsports website.


Thursday Night Game

Geelong v Collingwood
It’s 2nd against 5th. Both teams will want this game to further solidify their place in the top 8.
Key matchup: Sam Menegola v Adam Treloar
Geelong Game Changer: Sam Menegola
Collingwood Game Changer: Chris Mayne
My Prediction: Geelong

Friday Night Game

Essendon v Western Bulldogs
It may be 4th against 12th, but there’s only 4 points separating the 2 teams on the AFL ladder.
Key matchup: Tom Bellchambers v Tim English
Essendon Game Changer: Zach Merrett
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Hayden Crozier
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs

Saturday Afternoon Game

GWS v Brisbane
Both teams are coming into this game off a loss in Round 6. St Kilda should win this game.
Key matchup: Jacob Hopper v Jarryd Lyons
GWS Game Changer: Tim Taranto
Brisbane Game Changer: Dayne Zorko
My Prediction: St Kilda

Saturday Evening Game

Swans v Gold Coast
Both teams had opportunities to win their respective games in Round 6, but they faltered when the game was there to be won
Key matchup: Luke Parker v Hugh Greenwood
Swans Game Changer: Ryan Clarke
Gold Coast Game Changer: Alex Sexton
My Prediction: Adelaide

Saturday Night Game

Richmond v North Melbourne
North Melbourne should be desperate to win this game. They sit 3rd last on the AFL ladder. Bearing in mind they have had their fair share of injuries.
Key matchup: Kane Lambert v Jed Anderson
Richmond Game Changer: Kane Lambert
North Melbourne Game Changer: Shaun Higgins
My Prediction: North Melbourne

Sunday Afternoon Games

Carlton v Port Adelaide
It’s 1st against 8th in what should be an intriguing contest. Both teams had won the respective games they played in Round 6.
Key matchup: Ollie Wines v Patrick Cripps
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Petrevski-Seton
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Todd Marshall
My Prediction: Carlton

Hawthorn v Melbourne
This is a game that both teams need to win. They sit 13th and 15th on the AFL ladder.
Key matchup: James Worpel v Clayton Oliver
Hawthorn Game Changer: Liam Shiels
Melbourne Game Changer: Michael Hibberd
My Prediction: Melbourne

Sunday Evening Game

Fremantle v West Coast
This should be a tough game of footy. Fremantle have won their last 2 games in a row. Therefore, they bring good form into the game. Western Derby’s are always exciting to watch. This game should be no different with plenty at stake given both teams sit outside the top 8.
Key matchup: James Aish v Jamie Cripps
Fremantle Game Changer: Darcy Tucker
West Coast Game Changer: Liam Duggan
My Prediction: Fremantle

Monday Night Game

Adelaide v St Kilda
Both teams had disappointing losses in Round 6. Adelaide lost the game, but they did manage to show some character winning the last quarter by a point. St Kilda lost a game, even though they had a 6 goal lead at quarter time.
Key matchup: Reilly O’Brien v Rowan Marshall
Adelaide Game Changer: Brodie Smith
St Kilda Game Changer: Zak Jones
My Prediction: St Kilda

 

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