AFL Round 16 Preview (Season 2021)

My Predictions- AFL Round 16, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Thursday (Game One of Nine)

Gold Coast Suns v Richmond
Richmond has plenty of injuries. Consequently, the Suns should win the game.
Key matchup: Brandon Ellis v Kamdyn McIntolsh
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Chris Burgess
Richmond Game Changer: Dustin Martin
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns

Friday (Game Two of Nine)

Geelong Cats v Essendon
This is a must win game for Essendon if they want to stay on the race for a top eight finish. It could be a season defining game.
Key matchup: Brandan Parfitt v Darcy Parish
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Brandan Parfitt
Essendon Game Changer: Darcy Parish
My Prediction: Essendon

Saturday (Game Three of Nine)

Melbourne Demons v GWS Giants
The Giants have a good opportunity against a Demons team that’s beatable. There’s no doubt that the Giants can win this game if they play to their optimum level.
Key matchup: Clayton Oliver v Tim Taranto
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
GWS Giants Game Changer: Jeremy Finlayson
My Prediction: GWS Giants

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

Adelaide Crows v Brisbane Lions
There’s no doubt that this should be an intriguing game. The Lions should win this game.
Key matchup: Reilly O’Brien v Oscar McInerney
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Joe Daniher
My Prediction: Brisbane Lions

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Fremantle Dockers v Carlton
This is a good opportunity for Carlton to prove they are a team that has a good morale. They have the chance to have back to back wins.
Key matchup: Blake Acres v Ed Curnow
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Luke Ryan
Carlton Game Changer: Harry McKay
My Prediction: Carlton

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

Hawthorn v Port Adelaide
Hawthorn have the chance to prove that their impressive performance in Round 15 wasn’t an aberration.
Key matchup: Jonathon Ceglar v Scott Lycett
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Phillips
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Travis Boak
My Prediction: Hawthorn

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

Sydney Swans v West Coast Eagles
This should be a good game of footy. Both teams would be eager to win to further cement themselves in the top eight.
Key matchup: Callum Mills v Tim Kelly
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Isaac Heeney
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Jamie Cripps
My Prediction: Sydney Swans

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Collingwood v St Kilda (Game Nine of Nine)
It will be interesting to see how interim Collingwood coach Robert Harvey goes against the team he played for, St Kilda. Both teams will be looking to view this game as winnable as they are fairly evenly matched.
Key matchup: Scott Pendlebury v Sebastian Ross
Collingwood Game Changer: Josh Thomas
St Kilda Game Changer: Mason Wood
My Prediction: St Kilda

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne
The Western Bulldogs should be looking to ensure that they stay in the top four. They have to stay focused and perform well as North Melbourne won in Round 15.
Key matchup: Tom Liberatore v Ben Cunnington
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs


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