My Predictions- AFL Round 10, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)
(Brisbane Lions) v Richmond
Carlton v (Hawthorn)
Geelong Cats v (Gold Coast Suns)
(Adelaide Crows) v Melbourne Demons
(Western Bulldogs) v St Kilda
(Fremantle Dockers) v Sydney Swans
(GWS Giants) v West Coast Eagles
Collingwood v (Port Adelaide)
(Essendon) v North Melbourne
Friday Night Game
Brisbane Lions v Richmond
This should be a comfortable win for the Brisbane Lions as Richmond have lots of players unavailable due to injury.
Key matchup: Oscar McInerney v Toby Nankervis
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Joe Daniher
Richmond Game Changer: Jayden Short
My Prediction: Brisbane Lions
Saturday Afternoon Games (Eastern Time)
Carlton v Hawthorn
This is a must win and perhaps Season defining game for both teams as they have been struggling for consistency. Hawthorn should be looking to bounce back after a loss to North Melbourne!
Key matchup: Sam Walsh v Tom Mitchell
Carlton Game Changer: Jack Silvagni
Hawthorn Game Changer: James Cousins
My Prediction: Hawthorn
Geelong Cats v Gold Coast Suns
This is a game that the Gold Coast Suns simply must win in order to boost their morale and keep their slim finals hopes alive.
Key matchup: Tom Hawkins v Sam Collins
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Brandan Parfitt
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Chris Burgess
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns
Saturday Evening Game (Adelaide Time)
Adelaide Crows v Melbourne Demons
This game should prove that the Demons are beatable. The Crows will come into this game as underdogs, which should work to their advantage. They will have less expectation on them than the Demons.
Key matchup: Rory Laird v Clayton Oliver
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory O’Brien
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: James Jordon
My Prediction: Adelaide Crows
Saturday Night Games
Western Bulldogs v St Kilda
The Bulldogs should be looking to win this game as they lost to St Kilda in the finals in Season 2020. It may prove why the Bulldogs should be the team to beat in Season 2021.
Key matchup: Jack Macrae v Jack Steele
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Bruce
St Kilda Game Changer: Sebastian Ross
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs
Fremantle Dockers v Sydney Swans
The Dockers have a chance to keep their finals hopes alive. It’s a big game for the Dockers and they welcome one of their key players back, Luke Ryan, who has been injured. He will be an important part of the Dockers team. Expect the Dockers to win this game.
Key matchup: Nat Fyfe v Luke Parker
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: David Mundy
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Will Hayward
My Prediction: Fremantle Dockers
Sunday Afternoon Games (Eastern Time)
GWS Giants v West Coast Eagles
The Giants will view this as a winnable game. They welcome back two of their key players back into their team; Nick Haynes who has been injured and Jeremy Finlayson due to suspension. The Eagles lose arguably their most important player, Jeremy McGovern.
Key matchup: Tim Taranto v Tim Kelly
GWS Giants Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
My Prediction: GWS Giants
Collingwood v Port Adelaide
This is a game that Port Adelaide must win against a Collingwood team that’s out of form.
Key matchup: Brodie Grundy v Peter Ladhams
Collingwood Game Changer: Jack Crisp
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Todd Marshall
My Prediction: Port Adelaide
Sunday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)
Essendon v North Melbourne
Essendon should be too good for North Melbourne. If Essendon want to play finals they must win this game.
Key matchup: Jordan Ridley v Nick Larkey
Essendon Game Changer: Darcy Parish
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jy Simpkin
My Prediction: Essendon