AFL Round 5 Preview (Season 2021)

My Predictions- AFL Round 5, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Thursday Night Game

St Kilda v Richmond
This is a game that St Kilda have an opportunity to win. It could be a Season defining game for both teams. Expect St Kilda to win this game comfortably.
Key matchup: Zak Jones v Trent Cotchin
St Kilda Game Changer: Tim Membrey
Richmond Game Changer: Jayden Short
My Prediction: St Kilda

Friday Night Game

West Coast Eagles v Collingwood
This is a game that the West Coast Eagles are just about a certainty to win.
Key matchup: Nic Naitanui v Brodie Grundy
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Liam Ryan
Collingwood Game Changer: Jack Crisp
My Prediction: West Coast Eagles

Saturday Afternoon Game

Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns
This should be an intriguing game. It will be interesting to see how the Western Bulldogs play without Caleb Daniel.
Key matchup: Tom Liberatore v Touk Miller
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Dunkley
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Ben King
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs

Saturday Evening Game (Sydney Time)

Sydney Swans v GWS Giants
The Sydney Swans will find it difficult to win without Dane Rampe, due to injury.
Key matchup: Oliver Florent v Josh Kelly
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Chad Warner
GWS Giants Game Changer: Tim Taranto
My Prediction: GWS Giants

Saturday Night Games

Carlton v Port Adelaide
This is a game that should be an exciting one for the neutral. Both teams will want to follow up on their respective wins in Round 4.
Key matchup: Sam Walsh v Karl Amon
Carlton Game Changer: Harry McKay
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Steven Motlop
My Prediction: Carlton

Brisbane Lions v Essendon
This is a game that both teams need to win to make finals. They have only won one game each this Season.
Key matchup: Jarryd Lyons v Darcy Parish
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Eric Hipwood
Essendon Game Changer: Alec Waterman
My Prediction: Essendon

Sunday Afternoon Games

Adelaide Crows v Fremantle Dockers
It’s 5th against 9th in this one. There’s a chance that the Fremantle Dockers can cause an upset in this Round 5 game.
Key matchup: Rory Laird v Nat Fyfe
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Taylor Walker
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Matt Taberner
My Prediction: Fremantle Dockers

Hawthorn v Melbourne Demons
It’s 2nd last against 2nd. There’s no doubt that this game is going to be entertaining. Hawthorn should be hungry to keep their finals hopes alive.
Key matchup: Tom Mitchell v Christian Petracca
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Phillips
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
My Prediction: Hawthorn

Sunday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

Geelong Cats v North Melbourne
This should be a one sided game on paper, but the game isn’t played on paper. Having said that, there’s no doubt that the Geelong Cats should win this game comfortably.
Key matchup: Rhys Stanley v Todd Goldstein
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
My Prediction: Geelong Cats


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