Maxwell Previews Round 6

May 3, 2012, 9:39 pm

WESTERN

BULLDOGS v COLLINGWOOD

The
‘Pies got their season back on track in a cracking game on Anzac day while the
Dogs got the better of the Giants after a slow start. Again it was the Bulldogs
midfield that led the way with Griffin, Boyd and Cross having 106 touches

between them.

KEY

MATCH UP

Swan

v Picken

Picken
is the number one stopper for the Dogs and may well get first crack at Dane
Swan who produced a remarkable performance on Anzac day with 42 touches, 20
contested possessions and 3 goals.

TIP
- Collingwood

ESSENDON
v BRISBANE

Essendon
have had a super start to the year, winning their first four and only going
down by a point to the Magpies Anzac Day. The regain a few from injury this
week, while the Lions are aiming to regroup after a tough game in extremely wet
conditions against the Cats last week.

KEY

MATCH UP

Brown
v Hooker

The
Lions’ captain will be looking forward to the indoor conditions of Etihad
Stadium after the wet of last week. After a couple of games back, he will be
regaining fitness and could be ready to do some damage on the scoreboard.

TIP
- Essendon

GEELONG
v MELBOURNE

The
Cats won convincingly last week while the Demons put up a great fight against
the Saints, only going down in the last couple of minutes.

KEY

MATCH UP

Frawley
v Hawkins

The
Geelong forward leads the league in goals to this point and would expect to get
plenty of opportunity to add to that this weekend. Frawley was a late
withdrawal last week and will need to be at his best to shut down the big cat.

TIP
- Geelong

GOLD
COAST v FREMANTLE

The
Suns led North Melbourne to half time but couldn’t stay with them in the second
half. The Dockers started slow against the Blues but came home hard to almost
steal the game.

KEY

MATCH UP

Bock
v McPharlin

It
could be time for Bock to move forward as the Suns aim to break their duck and
win their first game of the year. If he goes forward, McPharlin will get first
crack.

TIP
- Fremantle

ST
KILDA v HAWTHORN

This
should be a belter! The Hawks were stung by a big loss to the Swans last week
and have been criticised for their performance. The Saints are finding some
good young talent to mix with their older stars and will give themselves a good
chance of getting the points.

KEY

MATCH UP

Jones
v Mitchell

Jones
is the number one tagger and will go straight to Mitchell, who was quiet last
week for his lofty standards.

TIP
- Hawks

SYDNEY
v ADELAIDE

The
Swans are the bolters - should we be surprised? They are underrated every year,
and this season are making everyone sit up and believe! The Crows have a good
record at the SCG, but I can’t see them beating the flying Swans.

KEY

MATCH UP

Kennedy
v Doughty

Kennedy
is closing in on Brownlow favourtism after his excellent start to the season.
Doughty has the physical strength to match Kennedy at the stoppages where he
does his best work.

TIP
- Sydney

CARLTON
v GWS

The
Blues will get a chance to rest some of their stars after the trip back from
Perth last week, also having a closer look at their depth. The Giants played
probably their best game of the year last week, leading the Dogs at quarter
time before being overrun.

KEY

MATCH UP

Power
v Armfield

Luke
Power has been setting the Giants up across half back, using his skills and
experience to guide the youngsters around him. Armfield had played the
defensive forward role well in the past.

TIP
- Blues

PORT
ADELAIDE v RICHMOND

This
one should be a close one. Both teams were excellent last week, the Power in
the Showdown and the Tigers against the Eagles, where they almost got the
chocolates.

KEY

MATCH UP

Riewoldt
v Carlyle

Jack
started to look like his old self last week with a couple of great marks and
goals and bit of excitement that the Richmond fans love seeing.

TIP
- Richmond

WEST
COAST v NORTH MELBOURNE

The
Eagles found a way to win despite not playing their best last week. They have
however lost Josh Kennedy for an extended period so will need to find another
avenue to goal. This game is a great opportunity for the ‘Roos to continue to
show their finals credentials.

KEY

MATCH UP

Harvey
v Selwood

Adam
Selwood has been spending time across half back and Brent Harvey could well be
in his sights this week.

TIP
- West Coast