AFL Round 4 Preview (Season 2021)

My Predictions- AFL Round 4, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Thursday Night Game

Sydney Swans v Essendon
Expect the Swans to be too strong for Essendon, especially with the addition of Lance Franklin.
Key matchup: Tom Hickey v Peter Wright
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Tom Papley
Essendon Game Changer: Zach Merrett
My Prediction: Sydney Swans

Friday Night Game

Port Adelaide v Richmond
Port Adelaide and Richmond performed below their usual standard in Round 3. Expect Port Adelaide to be slightly too good for Richmond.
Key matchup: Marlion Pickett v Karl Amon
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Ryan Burton
Richmond Game Changer: Kane Lambert
My Prediction: Port Adelaide

Saturday Afternoon Game

Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions
This could be one of the best contests of Season 2021. It should be an entertaining game between two top teams. The Western Bulldogs should win this game.
Key matchup: Jack Macrae v Jarryd Lyons
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Adam Treloar
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Hugh McCluggage
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs

Saturday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

St Kilda v West Coast Eagles
This could be a Season defining game for both of these teams.
Key matchup: Jack Billings v Andrew Gaff
St Kilda Game Changer: Tim Membrey
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
My Prediction: St Kilda

Saturday Night Games

Gold Coast Suns v Carlton
This should be an exciting game of footy to watch. Both teams should view this as a winnable game. The Suns have a couple of injuries, which means there are spots up the grabs. They are without arguably two of their most important players; Matt Rowell and Jarrod Witts for a long time. What that means is that they could be more unpredictable.
Key matchup: Marc Pittonet v Chris Burgess
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Hugh Greenwood
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns

Collingwood v GWS Giants
This is a winnable game for the GWS Giants. They have nothing to lose, because they have injuries to key players. Along with that all of the experts have written them off.
Key matchup: Taylor Adams v Jacob Hopper
Collingwood Game Changer: Jordan De Goey
GWS Giants Game Changer: Toby Greene
My Prediction: GWS Giants

Sunday Afternoon Games

North Melbourne v Adelaide Crows
This is a game that the Crows should be desperate to win comfortably. That’s taking into account North Melbourne’s performance in Round 3 against the Western Bulldogs.
Key matchup: Todd Goldstein v Reilly O’Brien
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jy Simpkin
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Taylor Walker
My Prediction: Adelaide Crows

Melbourne Demons v Geelong Cats
This is a difficult game to predict. The Demons are yet to the lose in Season 2021, so they are the logical choice.
Key matchup: Max Gawn v Rhys Stanley
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
My Prediction: Melbourne Demons

Sunday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)

Fremantle Dockers v Hawthorn
Hawthorn should win this game based on the manner in which they played in Round 3. Also, keeping in mind the Dockers were deplorable against Carlton.
Key matchup: Lloyd Meek v Ben McEvoy
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Andrew Brayshaw
Hawthorn Game Changer: Mitch Lewis
My Prediction: Hawthorn

 

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