AFL Round 8 Preview (Season 2022)

My Predictions- AFL Round 8, Season 2022 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Friday (Game One of Nine)

Port Adelaide v (Western Bulldogs)
Port Adelaide Perspective: It’s a game that could determine their fate in season 2022.
Western Bulldogs Perspective: How will they cope without Marcus Bontempelli?
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Karl Amon
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Dunkley
Key matchup: Sam Hayes v Stefan Martin

Friday (Game Two of Nine)

Fremantle Dockers v (North Melbourne)
Fremantle Dockers Perspective: Depth tested.
North Melbourne Perspective: Belief needs to come to the fore.
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Andrew Brayshaw
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jy Simpkin
Key matchup: Caleb Serong v Jason Horne-Francis

Saturday (Game Three of Nine)

(Richmond) v Collingwood
Richmond Perspective: This is a line in the sand game!
Collingwood Perspective: A good game to get a gauge where they’re at.
Richmond Game Changer: Kane Lambert
Collingwood Game Changer: Jack Crisp
Key matchup: Jayden Short v Taylor Adams

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

Sydney Swans v (Gold Coast Suns)
Sydney Swans Perspective: Don’t take your foot off the accelerator.
Gold Coast Suns Perspective: It’s a game that is imperative for them to win.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Errol Gulden
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Noah Anderson
Key matchup: Peter Ladhams v Jarrod Witts

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

(GWS Giants) v Geelong Cats
GWS Giants Perspective: Was their Round 7 display an aberration or the start of a trend?
Geelong Cats Perspective: Can they bounce back?
GWS Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Brandan Parfitt
Key matchup: Nick Haynes v Jeremy Cameron

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

Essendon v (Hawthorn)
Essendon Perspective: Back to basics.
Hawthorn Perspective: Don’t write them off!
Essendon Game Changer: Nic Martin
Hawthorn Game Changer: Dylan Moore
Key matchup: Jordan Ridley v Jacob Koschitzke

Saturday (Game Seven of Nine)

(Brisbane Lions) v West Coast Eagles
Brisbane Lions Perspective: A test of their standards!
West Coast Eagles Perspective: They are decimated!
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Lachie Neale
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
Key matchup: Lachie Neale v Andrew Gaff

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Melbourne Demons v (St Kilda)
Melbourne Demons Perspective: It’s a danger game!
St Kilda Perspective: Must kick straight!
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: James Harmes
St Kilda Game Changer: Brad Crouch
Key matchup: Christian Petracca v Brad Crouch

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

Carlton v (Adelaide Crows)
Carlton Perspective: A four quarter effort is needed
Adelaide Crows Perspective: Can they bounce back?
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
Key matchup: Tom De Koning v Reilly O’Brien

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