Round 8 AFL Super Saturday Predictions!

Another Super Super Saturday in the AFL! Sit back and relax, where you can watch game after game, commencing at 1.45pm, up to about 10.30pm. That’s why it’s a Super Super Saturday. In Round 7, every winner defeated a team above them on the ladder. Will there be more upsets today?

Game 1: Hawthorn v Brisbane

We like the academic feel about this game – played at the University of Tasmania Stadium. While we’re disappointed universities are spending scarce resources on football sponsorship, Hawthorn will be teaching Brisbane a lesson – not in engineering or cultural studies, but in football. Bring your whiteboards, notepads, iPads – it will be a lecture in how to play the game. #AFLHawksLions #AFL

Predictions:

  • Eddy Jay – Hawthorn, 44 points.
  • Lintang Enam – Hawthorn, 49 points.

Game 2: St Kilda v Carlton

Are St Kilda much better than we thought they would be this year? They are surprise packets of the surprise packets, overunning Greater Western Sydney in Round 7. Carlton are on the way up too, but not far enough to defeat the Saints. #AFLSaintsBlues #AFL

Predictions:

  • Eddy Jay – St Kilda, 40 points.
  • Lintang Enam – Carlton, 16 points.

Game 3: Greater Western Sydney v Collingwood

Collingwood have their backs to the wall… which means they will win this game! Or will they. Greater Western Sydney will be playing at their favourite Sydney Showground and they won’t be keen to give any leftover Easter showbags to the Magpies. The Giants are injured, but the Pies are playing without heart and, although Collingwood won this corresponding match in 2016, a severe punishment is coming their way, placing even more pressure on Nathan Buckley’s coaching position. #AFLGiantsPies #AFL

Predictions:

  • Eddy Jay – Greater Western Sydney, 52 points.
  • Lintang Enam – Greater Western Sydney, 43 points.

Game 4: Essendon v Geelong

Essendon seemed to start off the season quite well but perhaps the year away from the game because of the supplements scandal has had an impact on them. They are playing well, but not well enough to finish off games, and poor kicking has let them down, giving great support to the time old adage: “bad kicking is bad football”. Geelong started off the season in even better form, winning their first five games, before losing the next two. If you’re looking for an upset, this could be the game, but we think Geelong has enough in them to win. Only just. #AFLDonsCats #AFL

Predictions:

  • Eddy Jay – Geelong, 8 points.
  • Lintang Enam – Geelong, 18 points.

Game 5: Adelaide v Melbourne

Adelaide were humiliated in the last round, trailing at the end of the first quarter against North Melbourne 0–64. By the way, that’s not an error – the score at the end of the first quarter was 0.0 to 10.4. You don’t see that very often in modern day football. Melbourne were defeated by only three points against Hawthorn, but it was a match they never looked like winning. The season is unravelling quickly for Melbourne, and Adelaide should win this quite easily on their home ground. #AFLCrowsDemons #AFL

Predictions:

  • Eddy Jay – Adelaide, 31 points.
  • Lintang Enam – Adelaide, 47 points.

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