AFL Round 3 Preview (Season 2021)

My Predictions- AFL Round 3, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Thursday Night Game

Collingwood v Brisbane Lions
This is a tough game to pick a winner in. It should be a good contest between two teams that should be looking to get a win to build momentum. The Brisbane Lions could be galvanised by their unlucky loss to the Geelong Cats.
Key matchup: Taylor Adams v Jarryd Lyons
Collingwood Game Changer: Jack Crisp
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Joe Daniher
My Prediction: Brisbane Lions

Friday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs
It should be a one sided win to the Western Bulldogs; based on North Melbourne’s opening two games.
Key matchup: Todd Goldstein v Stefan Martin
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jed Anderson
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Bruce
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs

Friday Night Game

Adelaide Crows v Gold Coast Suns
This is a Season defining game with both teams having one win after Round 2. It could build momentum for the winner.
Key matchup: Reilly O’Brien v Jarrod Witts
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Lachie Weller
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns

Saturday Afternoon Game

Richmond v Sydney Swans
This should be an entertaining game to watch. Both teams have won their opening two games of the Season.
Key matchup: Trent Cotchin v Luke Parker
Richmond Game Changer: Jayden Short
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Isaac Heeney
My Prediction: Sydney Swans

Saturday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

Essendon v St Kilda
St Kilda must win this game to prove their finals credentials in Season 2021.
Key matchup: Zach Merrett v Sebastian Ross
Essendon Game Changer: Kyle Langford
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Billings
My Prediction: St Kilda

Saturday Night Game

West Coast Eagles v Port Adelaide
This is an intriguing game as both teams are in good form. Despite the West Coast Eagles losing in Round 2 they played a decent game of footy. Port Adelaide will be looking to prove that they are a contender.
Key matchup: Nic Naitanui v Scott Lycett
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Liam Duggan
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Scott Lycett
My Prediction: Port Adelaide

Sunday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

Carlton v Fremantle
There’s a possibility that this game is a Season defining game for both teams. The Dockers should be too good!
Key matchup: Sam Walsh v Andrew Brayshaw
Carlton Game Changer: Michael Gibbons
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Blake Acres
My Prediction: Fremantle Dockers

Sunday Night Game (Melbourne Time)

GWS Giants v Melbourne Demons
The Melbourne Demons will want to continue on their momentum, following winning the 1st two games of the Season. This is a must win game for the GWS Giants.
Key matchup: Matt Flynn v Max Gawn
GWS Game Changer: Nick Haynes
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
My Prediction: Melbourne Demons

Monday Afternoon Game

Geelong Cats v Hawthorn
There’s an opportunity for both of these teams to make a statement that they should be playing finals.
Key matchup: Tom Hawkins v Kyle Hartigan
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Brandan Parfitt
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tim O’Brien
My Prediction: Hawthorn

 

 

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