Giants To Win 2017 AFL?
The 2017 AFL season, the 121st season of the Australian rules football competition, is just a little over 6 weeks away. As the countdown to the season begins, many experts as well as some fans have started to put forth their predictions for the upcoming Australian Football league season. Some back the Bulldogs to retain their crown while others are predicting glory for the Giants. Which (if any) of these predictions come true is something we’ll only know on Saturday 30th September, the day of the final. Nonetheless, there is no harm in making early predictions based on expert opinion and past performances of the teams.
Let’s start with the 2016 winners, the Western Bulldogs. Based on their previous year’s performance, many people have backed the Bulldogs to defend their crown. Have you bet the same? If yes then here’s some useful info for you. If you discount the ages of Dale Morris, Robert Murphy, and Matthew Boyd, the average age of the Bulldogs’ squad is under 25. This means that the Bulldogs are likely to challenge for the crown for many years to come. The current holders of the AFL title, the Bulldogs have got great strength and depth in their squad and I won’t be surprised if they win the VFL once again. Though, I predict them to finish runners up this time around. Download bluebet app to make your own prediction.
The next team that we’re going to discuss is GWS Giants: last season’s surprise package. Many people are backing the Giants to win the AFL in 2017 and become premiers for the first time ever. There are many reasons people are backing the Giants to win the 2017 AFL. First of all, the Giants don’t have any ‘weak’ link in their squad. Secondly, young members of the team played extremely well last season and they’re expected to get even better this season. Also, big things are expected in AFL 2017 from Brett Deledio, the latest addition to the squad. The Giants have pretty much kept the same squad from last year. The only players who played last season but aren’t part of the squad in 2017 include the now retired Joel Patfull and last season’s back up player Rhys Palmer.
The squad of GWS is massively experienced as almost all the players belonging to the team have played 50 or more games in the AFL. Considering the experience in the squad and how their young stars performed last season, I’m backing the GWS Giants to claim the premiership in 2017. Apart from the Bulldogs and Giants, the other teams I think will do well in 2017 AFL include Sydney Swans, West Coast, and Geelong. I expect the aforementioned teams to finish 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
You can predict whatever you want for the upcoming AFL season but make sure that your predictions are based on expert opinion and statistics. If you do that, you will increase your chances of winning big when the AFL season finally concludes on Saturday, 30th September.
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