Australian Football League Live Gold Coast Suns vs GWS Giants Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 16 math will be kick off at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Saturday 18 July 2015 online, 14.10 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The GWS Giants look to keep a maiden finals berth within reach against a Gold Coast side that will be desperate to atone for their loss to the Bulldogs last weekend.
The Suns have lost Dixon (ankle), Swallow (knee), Tape (hamstring) and Lemmens (omitted) with Zac Smith, Clay Cameron, Josh Glenn and Peter Wright coming in. They are still without Harley Bennell, Jack Martin, Dion Prestia, Jaeger O’Meara and Adam Saad. Whilst the Giants have added Josh Kelly at the expense of Dylan Shiel (knee). They are missing Phil Davis, Shane Mumford, Joel Patfull and Jon Patton from their best 22.
Gold Coast is 17th on the ladder with two wins and 12 losses. They rank 16th for both points scored and points against this year. The Suns are 2-4 (3-3 against the line) vs fellow bottom-ten teams this season. The Giants are 8th on the ladder with eight wins and six losses. They are 5th in scoring and 11th for most points conceded this season. GWS is 6-1 (4-3 against the line) vs bottom ten teams this season.
Gold Coast have won four of the six games between these two sides (4-2 against the line) though the Giants did beat them by 66-points in round 4. GWS is 6-12 (9-9 against the line) when on the road in 2014-15. The Giants are 7-2 head-to-head (5-4 against the line) when starting as favourite in their short history. Gold Coast is 15-14 (18-11 at the line) at Metricon Stadium in the last three seasons – 9-9 (12-6 against the line) in 2014-15. Gary Ablett averages 31 disposals in his last three games against the Giants.
On the strength of GWS’ midfield and that they are playing for a finals shot, The Wolf is backing the Giants in the battle of the expansion clubs. Albeit without Dylan Shiel, Ryan Griffen, Adam Treloar, Stephen Coniglio, Lachie Whitfield, Tom Scully and Josh Kelly hold the aces in this one. They should be able to outrun the Suns and give clean delivery to Cameron and McCarthy up forward. Notwithstanding a master class from Gary Ablett, the Giants should have too many weapons for the Suns.
B: H.Shaw, N.Haynes, C.Hampton
HB: M.Buntine, A.Corr, Z.Williams
C: D.Smith, R.Griffen, A.Tomlinson
HF: R.Palmer, J.Cameron, C.Ward
F: T.Scully, C.McCarthy, L.Whitfield
Foll: R.Lobb, A.Treloar, J.Steele
Inter: S.Coniglio, T.Greene, J.Kelly, T.Downie
Emer: W.Hoskin-Elliott, J.Lamb, N.Wilson
Out: D.Shiel (knee)
Gold Coast Suns:
B: S.Day, R.Thompson, K.Kolodjashnij
HB: J.Harbrow, S.May, T.McKenzie
C: A.Sexton, G.Ablett, N.Malceski
HF: M.Shaw, TJ.Lynch, B.Matera
F: A.Hall, P.Wright, Z.Smith
Foll: T.Nicholls, M.Rischitelli, M.Hallahan
Inter: T.Miller, C.Cameron, J.Lonergan, J.Glenn
Emer: H.Schade, K.Brooksby, A.Raines
In: Z.Smith, C.Cameron, J.Glenn, P.Wright
Out: C.Dixon (ankle), D.Swallow (knee), S.Tape (hamstring), S.Lemmens