Hawthorn v Melbourne
7:50PM Fri, Sep 14 – MCG

“Mitchell drags Hawks over line”

Without O’Meara Brownlow Medal favourite Tom Mitchell will copping all sorts of attention from the burly Melbourne midfield. It would take a superhuman effort for him to win the Hawks on-ballers to victory.

“Hawks guns fail to fire again”

If you think the likes of Burgoyne, Gunston and Breust will put in back-to-back stinkers you’ve got another thing coming. The Hawks forwards in particular will fight hard to redeem themselves after their showing against the Tigers.

Collingwood v Greater Western Sydney
7:25PM Sat, Sep 15 – MCG

“Cameron kept goalless”

Tyson Goldsack played a great defensive game last week but the super athletic GWS spearhead will take a team effort to contain.

“Pies escape unscathed”

Collingwood continue to play with fire with the aforementioned Goldsack, Howe and Treloar all potentially undercooked. Very likely after coming back from a game on the hard Optus Stadium turf that a Pie goes down tomorrow night.