AFL Semi-finals Preview (In a Nutshell)
Friday (Game One of Two)
Geelong Cats v GWS Giants
Key matchup: Joel Selwood v Jacob Hopper
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
GWS Giants Game Changers: Harry Himmelberg, Josh Kelly, Tim Taranto
My Prediction: GWS Giants
Saturday (Game Two of Two)
Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs
Key matchup: Dayne Zorko v Josh Dunkley
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Jarryd Lyons
Western Bulldogs Game Changers: Adam Treloar, Cody Weightman
My Prediction: Western Bulldogs
Geelong Cats v GWS Giants Preview (Nitty Gritty)
The Giants have a great opportunity, based on the resilience that they displayed in their win against the Swans in the opening week of the finals in Season 2021. It’s difficult to see the Cats winning based on their display in the opening week of the finals in Season 2021.
Geelong Cats v GWS Preview (Points of Difference)
The Cats have decided to select three tall forwards; Jeremy Cameron, Tom Hawkins and Esava Ratugolea. They’ve clearly came up with a tactic to have a forward line that’s tall. It will be interesting to see how Shane Mumford of the Giants goes in the ruck, against Rhys Stanley. The Giants forward line could be more unpredictable without Toby Greene.
Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs Preview (Nitty Gritty)
The Lions would be disappointed with their display in their first week of the finals. It was 28 scoring shots to 15 scoring shots in favour of the Swans. The Bulldogs would be looking to prove that their win over Essendon wasn’t an aberration as the Bulldogs had a late Season form slump.
Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs Preview (Points of Difference)
It will be interesting to see what the Lions do without Eric Hipwood and Daniel McStay; that’s their challenge, if they are to win the game. Last week was the first time I can remember that the Bulldogs played well without Josh Bruce, with Cody Weightman and Josh Schache kicking six goals between them.