Australian Football League Live GWS Giants vs Carlton Blues Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 14 match will be kick off at Spotless Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 25 June 2016 online, 16.35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
GWS can’t afford to relax again, facing up to a Carlton that will keep them honest.
GWS were flat in the first half against Essendon last week, which was not unexpected after a taxing Sydney derby victory. That win came off the back of hard-fought losses away from home to Adelaide and Geelong.
Carlton are coming off the bye, having lost to St Kilda like a team that needed a rest after being up for quite a while. Prior to that loss, they had beaten the likes of Brisbane, Geelong, Port and Collingwood, with a loss to North in between.
GWS and Carlton have met five times, with the Blues winning the first two, and the Giants undefeated since then. Their last two wins, both last year, were by 81 points and 78 points.
GWS have won seven of their last eight and 10 of their last 12 at Spotless Stadium, and are yet to lose there when priced at $2.30 or under. When $2.30 or under at the venue, they are 91% ATS.
Since the start of 2014, Carlton are two from 13 interstate, at -43% POT and 31% ATS, but they have covered the line in seven of their last nine matches this season.
A guy who has been flying under the radar is Ed Curnow. In his last three games he has averaged 29 touches and is paying $8 to win group A. He is also averaging over 9 tackles a game paying $3.50 and has scored 114, 137 and 132 Fantasy points ($8) in his last three games at an average of 128. Someone will notice this man soon and until then, you can cash in. You can triple your money with Heath Shaw to have the most Fantasy points and the fact he’s playing at home certainly boosts his chance. He has averaged 138 at SPO in his four games there this year and is coming off 116 last week.
The big question surrounding this game is which GWS will show up. Will it be the slick and penetrating outfit that has beaten Sydney, Geelong and the Western Bulldogs at home this year, or the lazy brown cows with one eye on the bye that turned up against Essendon last week?
Carlton will have benefited from the break, and will set themselves to continue their form from the first half of the year, where their defensive set-up and rebound from the back half was a feature. If the Giants don’t bring their best, the Blues will do more than keep them honest, and could well spring a surprise.
B: H.Shaw, P.Davis, J.Patfull
HB: M.Buntine, N.Haynes, Z.Williams
C: N.Wilson, R.Griffen, J.Kelly
HF: M.Kennedy, R.Lobb, R.Palmer
F: T.Greene, J.Cameron, D.Shiel
Foll: S.Mumford, C.Ward, S.Coniglio
Int: T.Scully, S.Johnson, J.Patton, L.Whitfield
Emg: J.Steele, A.Tomlinson, A.Kennedy
Ins: R.Palmer, S.Mumford, S.Johnson
Outs: S.Reid, T.Downie, J.Hopper (managed)
B: Z.Tuohy, J.Weitering, L.Plowman
HB: D.Thomas, S.Rowe, S.Docherty
C: M.Wright, B.Gibbs, K.Simpson
HF: E.Curnow, L.Casboult, L.Sumner
F: A.Walker, A.Everitt, S.Kerridge
Foll: M.Kreuzer, P.Cripps, J.Lamb
Int: A.Phillips, S.White, C.Byrne, J.Tutt
Emg: N.Graham, J.Silvagni, M.Whiley
Ins: A.Phillips, J.Tutt
Outs: D.Armfield (groin), D.Gorringe (hip)