My Predictions- AFL Round 9, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)
(St Kilda) v Geelong Cats
(Sydney Swans) v Collingwood
(Hawthorn) v North Melbourne
(Gold Coast Suns) v Brisbane Lions
Richmond v (GWS Giants)
Port Adelaide v (Western Bulldogs)
(Essendon) v Fremantle Dockers
Melbourne Demons v (Carlton)
West Coast Eagles v (Adelaide Crows)
Friday Night Game
St Kilda v Geelong Cats
This should be a good spectacle. The Cats may be in good form, but it could be a Season defining game for St Kilda as they sit outside the top eight. You never know what’s going to happen from a performance perspective in terms of a performance perspective, this Season. They will be looking to eradicate that fact.
Key matchup: Brad Crouch v Joel Selwood
St Kilda Game Changer: Tim Membrey
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
My Prediction: St Kilda
Saturday Afternoon Games (Eastern Time)
Sydney Swans v Collingwood
This is a game that the Swans will want to win. They should be looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss in Round 7, against the Demons.
Key matchup: Lance Franklin v Darcy Moore
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Jordan Dawson
Collingwood Game Changer: Brayden Maynard
My Prediction: Sydney Swans
Hawthorn v North Melbourne
There’s no doubt that Hawthorn need to win this game for their morale. They may be looking long term, but with North Melbourne depleted Hawthorn should be endeavouring to win in emphatic fashion.
Key matchup: Ben McEvoy v Todd Goldstein
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Phillips
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
My Prediction: Hawthorn
Saturday Evening Game (Gold Coast Time)
Gold Coast Suns v Brisbane Lions
This is a must win game for the Suns should they be looking to play finals in Season 2020. There’s no doubt the Lions have some good players, but expect them to miss Lachie Neale in this game.
Key matchup: Ben King v Harris Andrews
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Hugh Greenwood
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Hugh McCluggage
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns
Saturday Night Games
Richmond v GWS Giants
The Giants should win this game, with Richmond having some injuries to key players. The likes of Shane Edwards and Shai Bolton just to name a couple will be a big loss.
Key matchup: Nick Vlastuin v Toby Greene
Richmond Game Changer: Dustin Martin
GWS Giants Game Changer: Tim Taranto
My Prediction: GWS Giants
Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs
This should be a game that the Western Bulldogs should be looking to make a statement in. There’s no doubt that they have to improve on parts on their performance in their last two games.
Key matchup: Ollie Wines v Adam Treloar
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Ryan Burton
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Tim English
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs
Sunday Afternoon Games (Melbourne Time)
Essendon v Fremantle Dockers
This is a game that both teams will be desperate to win. They will want to prove that they can feature in the finals in Season 2021.
Key matchup: Zach Merrett v David Mundy
Essendon Game Changer: Jordan Ridley
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: James Aish
My Prediction: Fremantle
Melbourne Demons v Carlton
This is a danger game for the Demons. Carlton outplayed the Western Bulldogs for the majority of the game. This is a game that is winnable for Carlton.
Key matchup: Clayton Oliver v Sam Walsh
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: James Jordon
Carlton Game Changer: Harry McKay
Sunday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)
West Coast Eagles v Adelaide Crows
This is a game that the Crows will be looking to win. They will be wanting to prove they are still in contention to make the finals in Season 2021.
Key matchup: Jack Darling v Tom Doedee
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Jack Redden
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien
My Prediction: Adelaide Crows