AFL Round 18 Preview (Season 2021)

My Predictions- AFL Round 18, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Thursday (Game One of Nine)

Fremantle Dockers v Geelong Cats
It’s a game that could be imperative for Fremantle to win in order to keep their finals hopes alive.
Key matchup: Rory Lobb v Tom Stewart
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Sean Darcy
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Isaac Smith
My Prediction: Fremantle Dockers

Friday (Game Two of Nine)

Richmond v Brisbane Lions
The Lions should win this game against a depleted Richmond line up due to injuries.
Key matchup: Trent Cotchin v Lachie Neale
Richmond Game Changer: Kane Lambert
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Joe Daniher
My Prediction: Brisbane Lions

Saturday (Game Three of Nine)

St Kilda v Port Adelaide
This is a must win game for St Kilda’s finals aspiration in season 2021.
Key matchup: Max King v Trent McKenzie
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Billings
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Karl Amon
My Prediction: St Kilda

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

Gold Coast Suns v Western Bulldogs
The Suns need to build on their tight win over the Giants in Round 17. They can cause an upset if the Bulldogs perform the way they did last Sunday.
Key matchup: Matt Rowell v Josh Dunkley
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Chris Burgess
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Caleb Daniel
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Melbourne Demons v Hawthorn
The Demons have a wonderful opportunity to further entrench themselves in the top four. Hawthorn need to put up a better performance than Round 17 for their fans.
Key matchup: Clayton Oliver v Tom Mitchell
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Christian Petracca
Hawthorn Game Changer: Lachlan Bramble
My Prediction: Melbourne Demons

Sunday (Game Six of Nine)

North Melbourne v Essendon
This is a tough game to predict. Both teams performed well in Round 17. Expect North Melbourne to be too good for Essendon.
Key matchup: Todd Goldstein v Sam Draper
North Melbourne Game Changers: Nick Larkey, Jy Simpkin
Essendon Game Changer: Darcy Parish
My Prediction: North Melbourne

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

Collingwood v Carlton
This is a game that could go either way. Collingwood have a good opportunity to build their Round 17 win over Carlton.
Key matchup: Taylor Adams v Matthew Kennedy
Collingwood Game Changer: Josh Thomas
Carlton Game Changer: Harry McKay
My Prediction: Collingwood

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Adelaide Crows v West Coast Eagles
Adelaide Crows will be looking to bounce back from a shocking display in Round 17.
Key matchup: Reilly O’Brien v Nic Naitanui
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Liam Duggan
My Prediction: Adelaide Crows

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

GWS Giants v Sydney Swans
The Swans have a good opportunity to further ensure that they finish in the top eight. The Giants will be without Lachie Whitfield, which is a big loss.
Key matchup: Jacob Hopper v Luke Parker
GWS Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Callum Mills
My Prediction: Sydney Swans

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