Fevola's AFL Week One Finals Tips

Brendan Fevola has picked out his winners for the first weekend of AFL Finals

Brendan Fevola
Thu, 10 Sep, 3:10 PM

West Coast v Hawthorn

Hawthorn to beat West Coast. Finals is a tricky time for any team, this year is no different the path won't be straight forward as all the teams involved will be dreaming of playing at the G in October. This match up is probably the pick of the round! The Eagles finished 2 points ahead of the Hawks, but Hawthorn showed us they can destroy anyone on their day. The Hawks have already beaten West Coast at the Subiaco Oval this year which will fill the boys with confidence. Hawthorn will need to keep Kennedy and Darling quiet to be in with a chance of winning. However I feel the Eagles are relying to heavily on NicNat, expect the Hawks to win a very tight game.

First Goalscorer - Jack Gunston $11

Fremantle v Sydney

Fremantle to beat Sydney. The Swans are depleted which is a real shame as this match had the potential to be a humdinger. I won't go as far as saying this game will be one sided but I expect the Dockers to progress. If the Dockers can perform like they did in 2013 they have a chance of reaching the Grand Final, however end of season form suggests otherwise. The Dockers midfield will overpower the Swans, get on Freo.

First Goalscorer - Michael Walters $10

Western Bulldogs v Adelaide

Adelaide to beat Western Bulldogs. The Crows have done brilliantly to reach the finals, so have the Bulldogs however I don't think they have the ability to get any further. Bulldogs have lost their home advantage which seems a bit stiff, The Crows will won't mind playing at the G at all as it's pretty similar to the Adelaide Oval. Crows play an exciting style of football and with some big names leading the way they'll make it into the next round.

First Goalscorer - Eddie Betts $9

Richmond v North Melbourne

Richmond to beat North Melbourne. Richmond need to win this, they can't lose again in finals. They've had a good season, they've shown they're a match up for any club on their day. This game will be totally different to last week as North will have all their players back. This game could go either way, however I'm backing Vickery and Riewoldt to up their game and put a display on.

First Goalscorer - Ty Vickery $10

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