AFL Live Geelong Cats vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL Football 2016 Online, AFL Round 06 Match will be kick off at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales , Australia, Saturday 30 April 2016 online, 16.35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Cats are building nicely into the season, while the Suns have cooled off after a hot start to the year.
Geelong continues to manage their players, with Tom Ruggles being rested after playing the last three games, and Cory Gregson omitted. Lachie Henderson and Jed Bews come into the side.
Gold Coast will miss Adam Saad and Michael Rischitelli through injury, and have also dropped Luke Russell and youngster Callum Ah Chee. Dion Prestia is the most important in, and Mackenzie Willis is one of several debutantes across the competition this week.
Geelong are quietly one of the form sides of the competition, but have played a string of no-hopers over the last three weeks, in Brisbane, Essendon and Port. It’s a good run of games for them to bed in a game-plan that they hope will take them deep into September.
Gold Coast have hit the skids a bit, dropping their last two against Brisbane and North after opening the season with three wins in a row. Critical absences, through injury and suspension, are starting to take their toll, and they’ll find it difficult to match better credentialed sides.
Joel Selwood paying $6.50 to get the most touches? You must be kidding me? He has averaged 30 touches over the last three weeks and even had 38 on the Suns last year. Tough field though with Dangerfield ($4), Hall ($4.25) and Ablett ($4.50) but at that value, it’s a great bet. Also jump on him to have 30+ at $2.90 and sit back and enjoy the extra funds that will roll your way.
Geelong leads Gold Coast 5-1, but are 1-1 in the last two meetings, with results going the way of the home side.
Geelong has won 18 of their last 20 Simonds Stadium games against non-Victorian sides, for 19% POT and 55% ATS and 55% over the total points. Since 2012, Gold Coast has won four of 19 matches in Victoria at -58% POT, 47% ATS and 42% at the over. The Suns average points against in that scenario is 110.
One of Joel Selwood or Gary Ablett has been the leading disposal winner in all matches between the sides.
This should be a simple victory to Geelong given they have Gold Coast covered for talent and experience across the park, so the only question remaining is whether they’ll be going as hard as they can, or will they cruise to the win like they did against Essendon two weeks ago.
The Cats midfield should provide ample scoring opportunities for their forwards, who have been spreading the load, while the Suns drop away alarmingly after Tom Lynch and Jack Martin. They need Gary Ablett to start hitting the scoreboard more regularly.
Perhaps the best bet might be for Gold Coast to show some spark against a sluggish Cats early, but if not the home team should cover the line.
B J.Kolodjashnij, T.Lonergan, C.Enright
HB A.Mackie, L.Henderson, H.Taylor
C N.Cockatoo, J.Selwood, M.Duncan
HF L.McCarthy, S.Kersten, S.Motlop
F J.Bartel, T.Hawkins, D.Menzel
Foll Z.Smith, C.Guthrie, P.Dangerfield
I/C J.Bews, M.Blicavs, J.Caddy, R.Stanley
EMG C.Gregson, G.Horlin-Smith, D.Lang
IN L.Henderson, J.Bews
OUT C.Gregson, T.Ruggles (managed)
Gold Coast Suns:
B C.Cameron, H.Schade, S.Lemmens
HB J.Harbrow, S.Day, N.Malceski
C K.Kolodjashnij, G.Ablett, M.Rosa
HF T.Miller, T.Lynch, J.Martin
F A.Sexton, P.Wright, R.Davis
Foll D.Currie, J.Lonergan, D.Prestia
I/C J.Grant, T.McKenzie, A.Hall, M.Willis
EMG C.Ah Chee, J.Leslie, B.Matera
IN R.Davis, H.Schade, D.Prestia, M.Willis
OUT A.Saad (hip), M.Rischitelli (shoulder), L.Russell, C.Ah Chee