• Pete Roberts

Round 6 Preview

Best Matchup - Fremantle v Carlton

Best Underdog - Carlton, GWS, Hawthorn

Player To Watch - Andrew Brayshaw. Going head to head with the Carlton midfield guns. Everyone is finally starting to take notice, but this could push him even higher in everyone's thoughts.

Round 5 Total: 6

Running Total: 27 Round 6 Selections

(Picks in bold)

GWS v St Kilda: Saints been "up for a while, big test away from home, cold Canberra, potentially a scrap but still have to be with them. Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: Dogs get the perfect 1-2 punch facing North and Adelaide in consecutive weeks to build a bit of confidence. Crows have been plucky, but hard to see them testing the Dogs through the middle Port Adelaide v West Coast: Great timing for Port. If they lose this, they will tear down Adelaide Oval Fremantle v Carlton: Super impressed with Fremantle. Defensively they have been sound for a while. Concern was their potency. Look to have that well and truly under control. Even in the first half Carlton were providing Port Adelaide plenty of opportunities to score last week. If they do that again, Fremantle will enjoy another win at home. North Melbourne v Geelong: Cats to win. Good to see footy back in Hobart. Hopefully the wind is under control down there Gold Coast v Brisbane: Big brother to beat up little brother again Richmond v Melbourne: Dees go in with a slightly different setup and far less experience than usual, but still probably too good. Tigers just without the midfield weapons to compete you'd think. Would have to win in a low-scoring grind Hawthorn v Sydney: What a match this is now. Swans are a better side, but the Hawks go-forward style looks quite similar to the Swans' classic gameplan switch from a couple of years ago. Essendon v Collingwood: Always tempted to pick the underdog in these games, for no other reason than the teams seem to just lift for this one. Perhaps knowing their finals chances are pretty shot, so this is the next best thing. Pies if it's dry.