AFL Round 8 Preview (Season 2021)

My Predictions- AFL Round 8, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Friday Night Game

Richmond v Geelong Cats
The Cats should be hungry for a win after losing to Richmond in the 2020 grand final.
Key matchup: Kamdyn McIntolsh v Isaac Smith
Richmond Game Changer: Jayden Short
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola
My Prediction: Geelong Cats

Saturday Afternoon Games (Eastern Time)

Gold Coast Suns v St Kilda
This game should be an entertaining game.
Key matchup: Touk Miller v Jack Steele
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Lachie Weller
St Kilda Game Changer: Rowan Marshall
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns

GWS Giants v Essendon
This is an opportunity for both teams to show they are contenders for finals.
Key matchup: Toby Greene v Jordan Ridley
GWS Giants Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
Essendon Game Changer: Darcy Parish
My Prediction: Essendon

Saturday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

North Melbourne v Collingwood
Based on the two respective teams Round 7 performance, North Melbourne should win.
Key matchup: Todd Goldstein v Brodie Grundy
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
Collingwood Game Changer: Josh Thomas
My Prediction: Collingwood

Saturday Night Games

Melbourne Demons v Sydney Swans
This is a game that could be the Demons 1st loss of the Season in 2021.
Key matchup: Max Gawn v Tom Hickey
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Jake Lever
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Tom Papley
My Prediction: Sydney Swans

Port Adelaide v Adelaide Crows
Both teams lost comprehensively in Round 7. That means the ‘Showdown’ should be a tough contest.
Key matchup: Scott Lycett v Reilly O’Brien
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Travis Boak
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
My Prediction: Adelaide Crows

Sunday Afternoon Games (Melbourne Time)

Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles
This is a game that Hawthorn should be desperate to win, in order to make a statement.
Key matchup: Ben McEvoy v Nic Naitanui
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Phillips
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Liam Duggan
My Prediction: Hawthorn

Western Bulldogs v Carlton
This should be a good game of footy, but Western Bulldogs should be too good.
Key matchup: Jack Macrae v Sam Walsh
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Bruce
Carlton Game Changer: Harry McKay
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs

Sunday Evening Game (Brisbane Time)

Brisbane Lions v Fremantle Dockers
This is a chance for the Dockers to make a statement, following a comprehensive loss in the ‘Derby.’
Key matchup: Sean Darcy v Oscar McInerney
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Hugh McCluggage
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Blake Acres
My Prediction: Fremantle Dockers

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