After the results of Round 21, Champion Data have released their latest ladder predictions on who will make up the top eight.
Richmond’s convincing win over Gold Coast sees them remain in the top position, with a 99% chance of them claiming their first minor premiership since 1982.
According to Champion Data, Collingwood still look likely to face the Tigers in a Qualifying Final, meanwhile West Coast still might get that first final at Optus Stadium, but it could be against the GWS Giants instead.
Despite their loss to Hawthorn in Round 21, Champion Data still have the Geelong Cats finishing in the top eight with a 47% chance of them claiming the final position.
The Cats could then likely face Melbourne in the 5v8 Elimination Final to be held at the MCG as they have a 29% chance of coming in fifth.
If Geelong are to make the finals, it will be at the expense of Port Adelaide who fall out of the predicted eight after their loss to West Coast last round with an after the siren goal.
Port now only have a 15% chance of staying in the eight, where compared to Champion Data‘s predictor last week, they were set to finish seventh.
This means the 6v7 Elimination final will be contested between Hawthorn and Sydney at the MCG with the Hawks having a 23% chance of finishing 6th and Sydney with a 25% chance of claiming seventh.
Champion Data also predict Carlton will claim their 5th wooden spoon with a 97% chance of finishing last, as the Gold Coast Suns are likely set to finish second-last with 83%.