AFL Round 9 Preview (Season 2022)

My Predictions- AFL Round 9, Season 2022 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Friday (Game One of Nine)

Collingwood v (Western Bulldogs)
Collingwood Perspective: Can they be in contention to play finals
Western Bulldogs Perspective: Test of their depth
Collingwood Game Changer: Nick Daicos
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jordon Sweet
Key matchup: Taylor Adams v Jack Macrae

Saturday (Game Two of Nine)

(Hawthorn) v Richmond
Hawthorn Perspective: Will they respond; the disappointing display in the fourth quarter of Round 8.
Richmond Perspective: Are they genuine finals contenders
Hawthorn Game Changer: Mitch Lewis
Richmond Game Changer: Nathan Broad
Key matchup: Mitch Lewis v Noah Balta

Saturday (Game Three of Nine)

North Melbourne v (Port Adelaide)
North Melbourne Perspective: Is it the game plan or the players
Port Adelaide Perspective: Can they continue their good form
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jy Simpkin
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Todd Marshall
Key matchup: Jy Simpkin v Ollie Wines

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

(St Kilda) v Geelong Cats
St Kilda Perspective: Are they able to bounce back from two consecutive losses
Geelong Cats Perspective: Can the Cats build consistency
St Kilda Game Changer: Jade Gresham
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
Key matchup: Mason Wood v Tom Stewart

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Sydney Swans v (Essendon)
Sydney Swans Perspective: It’s must win
Essendon Perspective: Will they flourish of collapse after galvanising win in Round 8.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Isaac Heeney
Essendon Game Changer: Aaron Francis
Key matchup: Callum Mills v Darcy Parish

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

Adelaide Crows v (Brisbane Lions)
Adelaide Crows Perspective: They need to get back to being competitive
Brisbane Lions Perspective: What will they do with their key forwards being injured
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Taylor Walker
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Charlie Cameron
Key matchup: Rory Laird v Jarryd Lyons

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

(Gold Coast Suns) v Fremantle Dockers
Gold Coast Suns Perspective: Must prove that their Round 8 display wasn’t an aberration
Fremantle Dockers Perspective: Simply have to win for their top four aspirations
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Touk Miller
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Blake Acres
Key matchup: Jarrod Witts v Sean Darcy

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

(GWS Giants) v Carlton
GWS Giants Perspective: Will they rally together or fall apart
Carlton Perspective: A game that they can’t afford to lose if they want to make top four
GWS Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly
Carlton Game Changer: Nic Newman
Key matchup: Nick Haynes v Charlie Curnow

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

West Coast Eagles v (Melbourne Demons)
West Coast Eagles Perspective: Give their fans something to be positive about by being competitive
Melbourne Demons Perspective: Can’t be complacent
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Liam Duggan
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
Key matchup: Jeremy McGovern v Tom McDonald

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