AFL Round 22 Preview (Season 2021)

My Predictions- AFL Round 22, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Friday (Game One of Nine)

GWS Giants v Richmond
The GWS Giants will welcome back some good players, Josh Kelly and Jacob Hopper just to name two. The Giants should be looking to build on their win over the Cats in Round 21.
Key matchup: Shane Mumford v Toby Nankervis
GWS Giants Game Changer: Tim Taranto
Richmond Game Changer: Jayden Short
My Prediction: GWS Giants

Saturday (Game Two of Nine)

Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs
Hawthorn should view this as an opportunity to build on winning their last two games consecutively.
Key matchup: Jonathon Ceglar v Tim English
Hawthorn Game Changer: Jacob Koschitzke
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
My Prediction: Hawthorn

Saturday (Game Three of Nine)

Geelong Cats v St Kilda
St Kilda will be looking to build on their win over the Swans in Round 21.
Key matchup: Joel Selwood v Jack Steele
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Isaac Smith
St Kilda Game Changer: Dean Kent
My Prediction: St Kilda

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

Port Adelaide v Carlton
This is a game that’s difficult to predict. It’s tough to see Port Adelaide negating the influence of Charlie Curnow and Mitch McGovern.
Key matchup: Travis Boak v Matthew Kennedy
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Dan Houston
Carlton Game Changer: Mitch McGovern
My Prediction: Carlton

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Brisbane Lions v Collingwood
The Lions will be looking to play well as they are assured of playing finals, so they will want to build some consistency; based on their Round 21 comfortable win over the Dockers.
Key matchup: Jarryd Lyons v Steele Sidebottom
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Joe Daniher
Collingwood Game Changer: Jack Crisp
My Prediction: Brisbane Lions

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

North Melbourne v Sydney Swans
North Melbourne will want to keep their slight hopes of avoiding the wooden spoon alive.
Key matchup: Jy Simpkin v Josh P. Kennedy
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Tom Papley
My Prediction: North Melbourne

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine) 

Melbourne Demons v Adelaide Crows
The Crows will benefit from having two days more of a break than the Demons.
Key matchup: Clayton Oliver v Rory Laird
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: James Harmes
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
My Prediction: Adelaide Crows

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Gold Coast Suns v Essendon
This should be a game that Essendon need to win to keep their hopes of playing finals in season 2021 alive.
Key matchup: Touk Miller v Zach Merrett
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Matt Rowell
Essendon Game Changer: Darcy Parish
My Prediction: Essendon

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

Fremantle Dockers v West Coast Eagles
The Fremantle Dockers have the opportunity to cause an upset, as they should be motivated by their poor display in Round 21 against the Lions.
Key matchup: Sean Darcy v Nic Naitanui
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: David Mundy
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Alex Witherden
My Prediction: Fremantle Dockers

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