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Can statistics predict the AFL Grand Final winner? The last 10 premiers tick these metrics but only one current finalist does too

But while analysing sports stats can provide valuable insights, anything can happen when humans are involved.

Gary Rohan of the Cats runs the ball during the round seven AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at the SCG
Gary Rohan of the Cats runs the ball during the round seven AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at the SCG / Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images