North Melbourne are the most SC-friendly of teams, with Todd Goldstein the only Roo averaging above 92. Robbie Tarrant has provided plenty of value in our forward lines though.
On the flip-side, Freo have three midfielders in the top 10. Fyfe, Mundy and Neale will be the main protagonists in the purple engine room again.
The loss of Andrew Swallow will be too much: Freo by 25.
What a treat we’re in for tonight! The Grand Final replay promises to be a cracker, and surely claims the title of ‘Game of the Round’. Tom Mitchell has clocked up a massive following in just a few weeks, starting this match as the most popular player on the ground. Buddy will face his old side, while Roughead will be trying to show him how it’s done down at the opposite end of the ground.
The inclusion of Jordan Lewis and Brian Lake edges it for the brown and gold for mine.
Hawks by 10.
Plenty of players to keep us occupied in this one, including one of our favourite rookies this season, Saad returning after pinging a ‘string a few weeks ago. Dane Swan will look to build on his 130 last week, while Oxley, Pendlebury, and Miller are also highly selected players. Did you show ‘The Ox’ the back door this week? You might be hoping he has a quiet one.
Pies by 22.
The Giants are in some sort of form, winning three of their last four. Heath Shaw, Dylan Shiel, Shane Mumford and Ryan Griffen are the most selected amongst the GWS ranks.
Adelaide have won their last two, priming this game for a thrilling spectacle. Ellis-Yolmen returns from a hamstring injury, bolstering a lot of sides. Jake Lever has been traded in by many and will need to be good with defensive runners Jaensch and Smith costly outs for the Crows.
GWS by 13.
The Eagles have triumphed over the Saints in their last four encounters. Without Nick Riewoldt, Josh Bruce will have to continue to lead the Saints in attack. He’s kicked 23 goals this season, while the next best St.Kilda players have 7, Sinclair & Lonie, the latter also out this week. David Armitage is the second best SC scorer in the comp and still in just 2.6% of teams. Daniel McKenzie and Jack Newnes will be the ones most closely watched.
Priddis is flying for the Eagles with 196 points last weekend if you don’t mind, and will be in high consideration for captaincy duties.
Eagles by 32.