My Predictions- AFL Round 19, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)
(Port Adelaide) v Collingwood
Carlton v (North Melbourne)
Brisbane Lions v (Gold Coast Suns)
West Coast Eagles v (St Kilda)
Melbourne Demons v (Western Bulldogs)
Adelaide Crows v (Hawthorn)
Sydney Swans v (Fremantle Dockers)
(Geelong Cats) v Richmond
Essendon v (GWS Giants)
Friday (Game One of Nine)
Port Adelaide v Collingwood
Port Adelaide should win this game comfortably, which would be fitting in Travis Boak’s 300th game.
Key matchup: Travis Boak v Scott Pendlebury
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Dan Houston
Collingwood Game Changer: Darcy Cameron
My Prediction: Port Adelaide
Saturday (Game Two of Nine)
Carlton v North Melbourne
This could be a high scoring game.
Key matchup: Patrick Cripps v Jy Simpkin
Carlton Game Changer: Jack Silvagni
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
My Prediction: North Melbourne
Saturday (Game Three of Nine)
Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns
The Suns won’t get a better chance of an upset against the Lions as the Suns’s performance in Round 18 should boost their morale.
Key matchup: Jarryd Lyons v Noah Anderson
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Daniel Rich
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Jeremy Sharp
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns
Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)
West Coast Eagles v St Kilda
This is a must win game for both teams in order to finish in the top eight and play finals.
Key matchup: Tim Kelly v Jack Steele
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Jamie Cripps
St Kilda Game Changer: Sebastian Ross
My Prediction: St Kilda
Saturday (Game Five of Nine)
Melbourne Demons v Western Bulldogs
This is a game that the Bulldogs would want to win to display why they are the best team in the competition as it stands.
Key matchup: Max Gawn v Tim English
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Tom McDonald
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs
Saturday (Game Six of Nine)
Adelaide Crows v Hawthorn
Hawthorn will have too much quality for the Crows.
Key matchup: Ben Keays v James Worpel
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Phillips
My Prediction: Hawthorn
Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)
Sydney Swans v Fremantle Dockers
The Dockers should benefit from the inclusion of Matt Taberner, who’s a valuable part of their structure.
Key matchup: Luke Parker v Andrew Brayshaw
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Tom Papley
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Matt Taberner
My Prediction: Fremantle Dockers
Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)
Geelong Cats v Richmond
Richmond will want to build on their Round 18 win against the Lions, but the Cats should win.
Key matchup: Cameron Guthrie v Trent Cotchin
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola
Richmond Game Changer: Shai Bolton
My Prediction: Geelong Cats
Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)
Essendon v GWS Giants
This is a game both teams need to win to stay in race to play finals in season 2021.
Key matchup: Sam Draper v Shane Mumford
Essendon Game Changer: Darcy Parish
GWS Giants Game Changer: Harry Himmelberg
My Prediction: GWS Giants