AFL Round 23 Preview (Season 2022)

Predictions- AFL Round 23, Season 2022 (Predicted winner for each game in Brackets)

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

Friday (Game One of Nine)

(Brisbane Lions) v Melbourne Demons
Brisbane Lions Perspective: Can they ensure a top four finish
Melbourne Demons Perspective: Will their system stack up
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Charlie Cameron
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
Key matchup: Oscar McInerney v Max Gawn

Saturday (Game Two of Nine)

(GWS Giants) v Fremantle Dockers
GWS Giants Perspective: They need a win for morale
Fremantle Dockers Perspective: If their team doesn’t claim the four points then no top four finish for them
GWS Giants Game Changer: Tim Taranto
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Will Brodie
Key matchup: Stephen Coniglio v Caleb Serong

Saturday (Game Three of Nine)

North Melbourne v (Gold Coast Suns)
North Melbourne Perspective: It’s a game that’s winnable
Gold Coast Suns Perspective: How will they cope against a team they’re expected to win against
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jy Simpkin
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Touk Miller
Key matchup: Nick Larkey v Sam Collins

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

(Geelong Cats) v West Coast Eagles
Geelong Cats Perspective: There are players that need to prove that they’re in their best 22
West Coast Eagles Perspective: They have nothing to lose
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Sam Menegola
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Luke Shuey
Key matchup: Tom Hawkins v Tom Barrass

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

(Essendon) v Richmond
Essendon Perspective: The players need to respond
Richmond Perspective: They are ensured of playing finals, so will they stick to their processes
Essendon Game Changer: Nic Martin
Richmond Game Changer: Jayden Short
Key matchup: Zach Merrett v Dion Prestia

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

Port Adelaide v (Adelaide Crows)
Port Adelaide Perspective: Can they get revenge after losing the first showdown of season 2022
Adelaide Crows Perspective: Will their growth in confidence and belief shine through
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Zak Butters
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien
Key matchup: Ollie Wines v Sam Berry

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

Hawthorn v (Western Bulldogs)
Hawthorn Perspective: There are players playing for contracts
Western Bulldogs Perspective: They have to win the game to maintain hope of a top eight finish
Hawthorn Game Changer: Jai Newcombe
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Marcus Bontempelli
Key matchup: Ben McEvoy v Tim English

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Carlton v (Collingwood)
Carlton Perspective: It’s a must win game
Collingwood Perspective: They need to win to finish in the top four
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Collingwood Game Changer: Nick Daicos
Key matchup: Jacob Weitering v Darcy Cameron

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

St Kilda v (Sydney Swans)
St Kilda Perspective: Can Max King kick straight
Sydney Swans Perspective: Can they win and ensure a top two finish and a home final
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Sinclair
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Errrol Gulden
Key matchup: Jack Steele v Luke Parker

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