AFL Round 1 Preview (Season 2021)

My Predictions- AFL Round 1, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

Richmond v (Carlton)
Collingwood v (Western Bulldogs)
Melbourne Demons v (Fremantle Dockers)
(Adelaide Crows) v Geelong Cats
Essendon v (Hawthorn)
Brisbane Lions v (Sydney Swans)
North Melbourne v (Port Adelaide)
GWS Giants v (St Kilda)
West Coast Eagles v (Gold Coast Suns)

Thursday Night Game

Richmond v Carlton
This should be an exciting game of footy to watch. Both teams will see this as a winnable game. It should make for a good spectacle.
Key matchup: Toby Nankervis v Marc Pittonet
Richmond Game Changer: Josh Caddy
Carlton Game Changer: Jack Silvagni
My Prediction: Carlton

Friday Night Game

Collingwood v Western Bulldogs
This could be an attacking game of footy; hopefully both teams go for broke. It will interesting to see what transpires and what influence Adam Treloar has on the game.
Key matchup: Taylor Adams v Marcus Bontempelli
Collingwood Game Changer: Jack Crisp
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs

Saturday Afternoon Games

Melbourne Demons v Fremantle Dockers
Both teams will be looking to get off to a good start.
Key matchup: Steven May v Matt Taberner
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Jake Lever
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Matt Taberner
My Prediction: Fremantle Dockers

Adelaide Crows v Geelong Cats
The Adelaide Crows will definitely be looking to cause an upset. It may work to their advantage that they not expected to win; they will have less pressure on them.
Key matchup: Reilly O’Brien v Rhys Stanley
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola
My Prediction: Adelaide Crows

Saturday Night Games

Essendon v Hawthorn
This is an exceptionally tough game to predict; the result could go either way.
Key matchup: Darcy Parish v Tom Phillips
Essendon Game Changer: Zach Merrett
Hawthorn Game Changer: Liam Shiels
My Prediction: Hawthorn

Brisbane Lions v Sydney Swans
There could be an upset in this game with the Sydney Swans looking to get off to a good start to season 2021.
Key matchup: Lachie Neale v Josh Kennedy
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Joe Daniher
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Tom Papley
My Prediction: Sydney Swans

Sunday Afternoon Games

North Melbourne v Port Adelaide
It’s difficult to see the Port Adelaide losing this game. They have too much quality for North Melbourne.
Key matchup: Jy Simpkin v Tom Rockliff
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jaidyn Stephenson
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Tom Rockliff
My Prediction: Port Adelaide

GWS v St Kilda
St Kilda will be looking to get better and be contenders in season 2021. It should be a game that St Kilda win.
Key matchup: Stephen Coniglio v Jack Steele
GWS Giants Game Changer: Tim Taranto
St Kilda Game Changer: Tim Membrey
My Prediction: St Kilda

Sunday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)

West Coast Eagles v Gold Coast Suns
The Gold Coast Suns will be hungry to cause an upset.
Key matchup: Josh Kennedy v Sam Collins
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Liam Duggan
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Alex Sexton
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns

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