AFL Round 22 Preview (Season 2022)

Predictions- AFL Round 22, Season 2022 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Friday (Game One of Nine)

St Kilda v (Brisbane Lions)
St Kilda Perspective: Can they keep their slim finals hopes alive
Brisbane Lions Perspective: Will they win a game they’re expected to win
St Kilda Game Changer: Mason Wood
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Daniel McStay
Key matchup: Rowan Marshall v Oscar McInerney

Saturday (Game Two of Nine)

(Western Bulldogs) v GWS Giants
Western Bulldogs Perspective: It’s a must win game for them
GWS Giants Perspective: Will Mark McVeigh be in contention for the full time coaching role
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Dunkley
GWS Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly
Key matchup: Marcus Bontempelli v Jacob Hopper

Saturday (Game Three of Nine)

(Adelaide Crows) v North Melbourne
Adelaide Crows Perspective: Can they win their third game in a row
North Melbourne Perspective: Ben Cunnington returning to the team should boost their morale
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jy Simpkin
Key matchup: Todd Goldstein v Reilly O’Brien

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

Gold Coast Suns v (Geelong Cats)
Gold Coast Suns Perspective: It’s a game that will allow them to see where they’re at
Geelong Cats Perspective: They will have their depth tested
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Jarrod Witts
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Brandan Parfitt
Key matchup: Touk Miller v Patrick Dangerfield

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Melbourne Demons v (Carlton)
Melbourne Demons Perspective: How will they cope playing against a team hungry to play finals
Carlton Perspective: It’s a must win game for them if they want to feature in the top eight
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
Carlton Game Changer: Zac Fisher
Key matchup: Jack Viney v Adam Cerra

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

(Fremantle Dockers) v West Coast Eagles
Fremantle Dockers Perspective: Can they back up their performance from Round 20 against the Bulldogs
West Coast Eagles Perspective: How will they go without Tim Kelly, who’s a key player
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Andrew Brayshaw
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
Key matchup: Will Brodie v Jack Redden

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

Richmond v (Hawthorn)
Richmond Perspective: It’s a game that they need to win to play finals
Hawthorn Perspective: Can they cause an upset
Richmond Game Changer: Shai Bolton
Hawthorn Game Changer: Jai Newcombe
Key matchup: Toby Nankervis v Ben McEvoy

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Sydney Swans v (Collingwood)
Sydney Swans Perspective: Can they challenge for the Premiership
Collingwood Perspective: It’s a huge test
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Errol Gulden
Collingwood Game Changer: Nick Daicos
Key matchup: Tom Hickey v Darcy Cameron

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

(Essendon) v Port Adelaide
Essendon Perspective: Will they bounce back from a game they should’ve won in Round 20
Port Adelaide Perspective: Can they rebound from a poor display in Round 20
Essendon Game Changer: Andrew McGrath
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Ryan Burton
Key matchup: Dylan Shiel v Travis Boak


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