The AFL uses a’ weighted rule ‘to determine who plays twice against each other and divides the 18 teams into three groups: the first six teams from the previous year’s leader, the middle six and bottom six

A team that finished in the top six last year may not play more than once against a team that finished in the top six next year

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Teams in the top 6, middle six and bottom six can play against other teams in their matching bracket up to three times in 2020

A team in the middle six cannot play against a team in the top six more than twice The same rule applies to a team in the middle six playing against a team in the bottom six

On paper, one could argue that Essendon has the “easiest” series of double-up games for 2021 – a result of Aug. Square, which is the tip of the lower six brackets, Ben Rutten’s brigade will play two games each against North Melbourne, Sydney and Hawthorn If you’re looking to double up against a team in the middle six and six places, the Giants and Magpies might be at the top of your wish-list

A heartbreaking final defeat meant the West Coast Eagles avoided the top 6 pairings and also avoided doubles against one of the top 4 teams this year will return legs against St Kilda, Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs, as well as against Fremantle – the team that has beaten it for the last 10 consecutive games – and the 2020 wooden spoon team Adelaide have

If you already thought the Sydney Swans were well-positioned for promotion next season, that opportunity was reinforced on Monday with a number of good double opponents for John Longmire’s men: St Kilda, who finished sixth last season as well as non-finalists Essendon, Fremantle, Gold Coast and the Giants

Compared to its top 4 peers, Port Adelaide has received a better number of double-ups. As always, the Force will play the Crows twice, but they avoid playing Richmond, Geelong or Brisbane twice / p>

A good result for Melbourne which will appreciate its chances of two games against Adelaide, the Giants, Hawthorn and the Western Bulldogs Fremantle, which many expect to rise in 2021, has two games each against Hawthorn and Sydney, while one of his middle six double opponents is local rival West Coast

North Melbourne has an easier set of double-up opponents – as you’d expect if you turned 17th Take up place – including two games against the likely bottom four competitors Adelaide and Essendon

The Gold Coast Suns finished 14th last year Place and place in the bottom six tiers They have had double-up games against two of last year’s bottom three clubs in Sydney and North Melbourne, while their top six double-up opponents will be local rival Brisbane / p>

The giants are little winners Of their five double opponents, four have not played a final last season: Carlton, Essendon, Melbourne and Sydney (mind you, the Blues, Demons and Swans could all fight for eight in 2021) The same goes for Hawthorn, who beat Crows and Bombers twice allowed to play A double meeting with Richmond awaits, however, and the Demons and Dockers will not be an easy task

The most brutal double-up tie was at St Kilda awarded, with two games against four of the top five from last year’s leaderboard The Saints will face Tiger, Cats, Power and Eagle twice, while many expect their other double opponent – the Swans – to push for the final in 2021 / p>

Collingwood’s unforgettable 2020 final win over the Eagles put them in the top 6, meaning the Pies will have two games to play against provisional finalists Brisbane and Port Adelaide, as well as West Coast and the up and coming Blues

Geelong has a couple of Grand Final rematches against Richmond – and both are with the MCG. Plus, the Cats have had to face two Brisbane and St Kilda grappling while two games against Melbourne will also be a tough task

On the other hand, Richmond will be happy that both games against the Cats are scheduled for the MCG but the fact that they play twice against Chris Scott’s men as well as the Lions and Saints will ensure that their defense is the premier League isn’t going to be an easy task

While Adelaide has an excellent start to its 2021 campaign – it will hit Sydney, Gold Coast, North Melbourne, Fremantle and Hawthorn between Rounds 2 and 6 – it has three tricky double opponents in Port Adelaide, West Coast and Melbourne

Same goes for the Brisbane Lions, who will compete against Grand Finalists Geelong and Richmond, as well as Collingwood and a Fremantle outfit that could compete in 2021

The Western Bulldogs play twice against Port Adelaide, Melbourne and the West Coast Eagles The latter two, as well as the dogs, would be in the mix for points in the bottom half of the top eight

All of Carlton’s five double opponents – Port Adelaide, Collingwood, Fremantle, GWS Giants, and Gold Coast Suns – have the potential to make the final next year, although it could be argued that the Blues have better odds than eight the Dockers, Suns, Giants and even the Magpies

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