The 2017 Australian Football League Season, the 121st season of the AFL competition, began on March 23. As we’re half way through the season, now is a good time to review the 2017 AFL season and try and pick a winner. Four rounds of the 2017 AFL season will be played in July and another 4 will be played in August before the finals in September. So, which team has dominated the 2017 AFL so far and which team has had a horrific season this far? All of this will be revealed here.
Fourteen rounds of the 2017 AFL season were played till the end of June. At the end of round thirteen, Adelaide sat pretty at the top of the table while Brisbane was stationed at the bottom of the pile. Adelaide had won 9 of the thirteen games it played while the Brisbane lions had just 2 wins to its name. So, will the fortunes of the Brisbane lions change in the coming rounds of the 2017 AFL season? A good way to find this out is looking at the AFL future odds. Coming back to the review of the AFL season so far, positions 2 to 8 are occupied by Greater Western Sydney, Geelong, Port Adelaide, Melbourne, Richmond, West Coast and Essendon in that order.
In case you didn’t know that already, the top 8 teams at the end of the round games qualifying and elimination finals. It’s 5th vs. 8th and 6th vs. 7th in the elimination finals and 1st vs. 4th and 2nd vs. 3rd in the qualifying finals. The winners of the elimination round play the losers of the qualifying round in the semi-finals, while the victors of the qualifying finals play the winners of the semi-finals for a place in the grand final. So, which teams are likely to make the qualifying finals and the elimination finals of the 2017 AFL season? Let’s find out.
What can be expected?
Considering the performances so far, it is almost certain that Adelaide and Greater Western Sydney will make it to the qualifying finals of the 2017 AFL season. The other two spots of the 2017 AFL season could be occupied by any two teams among Geelong, Port Adelaide, Melbourne Richmond, and West Coast. After round thirteen, Port Adelaide, Melbourne Richmond and West coast all had the same number of points. As Geelong is a few points ahead of the other 4 teams involved in the race for a top 4 spot, it would be sensible to back it to make it to the qualifying finals. With three spots gone, the battle for the last spot in the qualifying finals would be between Port Adelaide, Melbourne and Richmond.
The aforementioned -teams are likely to occupy the top 6 spots in the 2017 AFL table. This means that only one spot remains in the elimination finals which is likely to be occupied by one of Essendon, Western Bulldogs, St. Kilda and Fremantle.
There you have it—a wrap up of the 2017 AFL season and who’s likely to make it to the qualifying and elimination finals.