PREVIEW OF REMAINDER OF AFL ROUND 14 MATCHES (all occasions AEST).
FRIDAY, June 21
Sydney v Hawthorn on the SCG, 7.50pm
Face to face: Swans 71 Hawks 93 drawn 2
Final conflict: Spherical 23, 2018 – Swans 10.14 (74) bt by Hawks 12.11 (83) on the SCG
The Swans impressed in an upset win over West Coast, whereas the Hawks are struggling on the again of losses to Brisbane and Essendon. They’ll be with out suspended skipper Ben Stratton, whereas Sydney regain stars Josh Kennedy and Zak Jones, however lose former skipper Jarrad McVeigh
Key: Will we see one final Buddy-Roughie shootout? Lance Franklin booted 5 final week and Jarryd Roughead has impressed sufficient at VFL degree to return to the Hawks’ purpose mouth.
Tip: Swans by 9 factors
SATURDAY, June 22
Melbourne v Fremantle on the MCG, 1.45pm
Face to face: Demons 15 Dockers 22 drawn zero
Final conflict: Spherical 16, 2018 – Demons 13.24 (102) bt Dockers 7.6 (48) at Marrara Oval
4 losses on the trot going into their bye have taken the air out of Melbourne’s season and led to a change to Simon Goodwin’s teaching set-up. Jake Lever is a giant loss, out with one other knee damage. On the opposite aspect of the coin, Michael Walters and the Dockers can do no mistaken of late and can look to construct their case for a top-four end.
Key: How will Jesse Hogan deal with his first encounter towards his outdated aspect? The spearhead has taken some time to regulate to the Dockers’ ahead set-up however has appeared extra comfy not too long ago and may very well be poised for a giant recreation.
Tip: Dockers by 17 factors
St Kilda v Brisbane Lions at Marvel Stadium, four.35pm
Face to face: Saints 24 Lions 22 drawn zero
Final conflict: Spherical 1, 2018 – Saints 16.11 (107) bt Lions 12.10 (82) at Marvel Stadium
The Saints escaped with an uninspiring four-point win over strugglers Gold Coast final week however they have to discover a solution to recapture their early-season kind. They performed in China and Townsville both aspect of their bye and can respect a return to their house turf. The Lions have had their bye to stew on an upset loss to Carlton and shall be primed for a greater exhibiting.
Key: How massive an influence can Jake Carlisle and Dan Hannebery have of their first senior appearances for the season? The inclusion of the star pair is a big increase for the Saints.
Tip: Lions by eight factors
Port Adelaide v Geelong at Adelaide Oval, 7.40pm
Face to face: Energy 9 Cats 22 drawn 1
Final conflict: Spherical 5, 2018 – Energy 7.eight (50) bt by Cats 12.12 (84) at Adelaide Oval
The Energy pale badly in a loss to Fremantle and Ken Hinkley made an announcement at choice, dropping Paddy Ryder, Sam Powell-Pepper and Justin Westhoff, with Brad Ebert, Charlie Dixon and Ollie Wines enormous inclusions. The ladder-leading Cats shall be in search of their ninth win on the trot to have a good time Harry Taylor’s 250th recreation.
Key: Can the Cats overcome their post-bye hoodoo? Chris Scott’s males have misplaced seven of their final eight video games following every week off and the coach has tweaked his strategy in a bid to shake the pattern.
Tip: Cats by 21 factors
SUNDAY, June 23
Western Bulldogs v Collingwood at Marvel Stadium, three.20pm
Face to face: Bulldogs 47 Magpies 108 drawn 1
Final conflict: Spherical four, 2019 – Bulldogs 9.10 (64) bt by Magpies 11.12 (78) on the MCG
The Canine led the Magpies at three-quarter time on the MCG in spherical 4 this season earlier than Nathan Buckley’s males kicked away. Sitting in 14th with a 5-7 file, the Bulldogs’ season shall be beginning to get away from them if they will’t discover a win right here. Buckley might want to re-work his ahead line with out Jaidyn Stephenson, who begins a 10-match playing ban.
Key: Brodie Grundy had 58 hitouts to Tim English’s six the final time these aspect met. The younger Bulldogs ruckman has improved lots since then however wants a greater exhibiting this time if his aspect are to stand up.
Tip: Magpies by 17 factors