My Predictions- AFL Round 23, Season 2021 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)
(Western Bulldogs) v Port Adelaide
Richmond v (Hawthorn)
Sydney Swans v (Gold Coast Suns)
(Brisbane Lions) v West Coast Eagles
(Geelong Cats) v Melbourne Demons
Carlton v (GWS Giants)
(St Kilda) v Fremantle Dockers
(Essendon) v Collingwood
Adelaide Crows v (North Melbourne)
Friday (Game One of Nine)
Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide
Western Bulldogs need a win in order for them to regain their confidence.
Key matchup: Jack Macrae v Travis Boak
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Ryan Burton
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs
Saturday (Game Two of Nine)
Richmond v Hawthorn
This should be a one sided game as Richmond have made plenty of changes to their team, some forced through injury. Hawthorn will want to win Alastair’s last game as Hawthorn coach.
Key matchup: Jonathon Ceglar v Callum Coleman-Jones
Richmond Game Changer: Jayden Short
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Phillips
My Prediction: Hawthorn
Saturday (Game Three of Nine)
Sydney Swans v Gold Coast Suns
The Suns are going to be looking for a good end to a tough season for them.
Key matchup: Tom Hickey v Zac Smith
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Luke Parker
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Sam Collins
My Prediction: Gold Coast Suns
Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)
Brisbane Lions v West Coast Eagles
Brisbane Lions will be looking to win this game comprehensively, as the Eagles have some key players injured.
Key matchup: Oscar McInerney v Nic Naitanui
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Joe Daniher
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Luke Shuey
My Prediction: Brisbane Lions
Saturday (Game Five of Nine)
Geelong Cats v Melbourne Demons
The Cats should be too good for the Demons.
Key matchup: Rhys Stanley v Max Gawn
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
My Prediction: Geelong Cats
Saturday (Game Six of Nine)
Carlton v GWS Giants
The Giants have a finals spot to play for, so they should be too good for the Blues.
Key matchup: Patrick Cripps v Callan Ward
Carlton Game Changer: Charlie Curnow
GWS Giants Game Changers: Josh Kelly, Tim Taranto
My Prediction: GWS Giants
Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)
St Kilda v Fremantle Dockers
St Kilda Should win this game, based on their Round 22 performance against the Cats; if they can just keep up the pressure for four quarters.
Key matchup: Paul Hunter v Sean Darcy
St Kilda Game Changer: Tim Membrey
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Andrew Brayshaw
My Prediction: St Kilda
Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)
Essendon v Collingwood
Essendon will want to keep their momentum up going into a prospective finals campaign.
Key matchup: Zach Merrett v Jordan De Goey
Essendon Game Changer: Darcy Parish
Collingwood Game Changer: Taylor Adams
My Prediction: Essendon
Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)
Adelaide Crows v North Melbourne
This is a tough game to predict. Despite that, North Melbourne should be too good.
Key matchup: Ben Keays v Jy Simpkin
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Darcy Fogarty
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
My Prediction: North Melbourne