Three-time All-Australian Nick Dal Santo has given his top eight predictions and matchups for Week 1 of the finals series.
With two rounds remaining there’s still plenty to play for with clubs jostling for positions inside the top four and the top eight.
Dal Santo has tipped seventh-placed Essendon to lose their final two fixtures against Fremantle and Collingwood to subsequently fall out of the eight.
“Their performance on the weekend, on top of the possible injuries … I can’t see them winning on Saturday night (against Fremantle) and then the following week they play the Pies on Friday night at the MCG,” he told SEN Afternoons.
“I don’t see them winning either of those games.”
The former St Kilda and North Melbourne star has predicted Adelaide to pinch eighth spot with Port Adelaide finishing in seventh.
Below are Nick Dal Santo’s ladder predictions and 1st week finals:
(1) Geelong v (4) Richmond
(5) GWS v (8) Adelaide
(6) Collingwood v (7) Port Adelaide
(2) Brisbane v (3) West Coast
Listen to Nick Dal Santo’s chat on SEN Afternoons in the player below