Australian Football League Live GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL 2015 Seasons Week 04 math will be kick off at StarTrack Oval, Canberra, NSW, Australia Saturday 25 April 2015 online, 17.40am (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Big game for both sides as many pundits suggest GWS has gone past the Suns especially as the Suns are without Ablett and the Giants have been competitive in all three games this year.
For the Suns, big forward Charlie Dixon could make his return though they are expected to make very few changes from the side that was narrowly defeated by Geelong. The Giants have Will Hoskin-Elliot, Curtly Hampton, Adam Kennedy and Tim Mohr performing well in the NEAFL, though they might also go in with an un-changed line-up.
The Giants are seventh on the ladder after beating St Kilda and Melbourne before an honourable loss to Sydney in round 3. They are unafraid to run and carry, specifically using their elite skills on the rebound to give their forwards some clean and fast forward 50 entries. They rank fifth in handballs per game, fourth in uncontested possessions and 15th in contested possessions. The Suns are 0-3 having disappointed against Melbourne and St Kilda before turning it around somewhat despite losing to Geelong last weekend. They rank 15th in disposals, 16th in tackles, 17th in marks but are second in contested possessions and 1st in clearances this season.
GWS midfield v Gold Coast midfield – both teams possess midfield groups with high-end talent, good ball users and running machines. The Suns are missing Ablett and O’Meara but still have Prestia, Bennell, Richitelli, Martin and Swallow whilst the Giants are rolling with Whitfield, Treloar, Greene, Ward, Shiel, Kelly and Griffin. The advantage must go the Giants who have more people to run through the middle and if they can get on top in the middle then it will go a long way towards winning the game.
Gold Coast have won four of the five games between these two sides (4-1 against the line) and the last four in-a-row. The Giants’ only win over Gold Coast was at Manuka. GWS is 2-8 (6-4 against the line) in Canberra. The Giants are 3-1 both head-to-head and against the line when starting as favourite in their short history. The Suns are 5-17 (12-10 against the line) away from Metricon Stadium in the last three seasons – including 3-8 (5-6 against the line) in the last two years. The Suns are 1-12 (4-9 against the line) without Gary Ablett in the side. Their last four matches have all totalled over 187-points – averaging 219.25 points. The over total match points saluted in eight of the nine matches in round 3.
Not only will the Giants show that they have leap-frogged their fellow expansion side but they will also finish above the Suns on the ladder this season. As discussed above, they have an extremely skilful midfield with a good mix of outside and inside players, a tall defender trio of Haynes, Patfull and Davis who can stifle Lynch and Day and the best young forward in the game in Jeremy Cameron. Weather permitting, expect this to be a shoot-out between two young sides who are prepared to run and risk turnovers in search of offensive power. Chips in Giants, chips in overs.
GWS Giants :
B Tomas Bugg, Phil Davis, Heath Shaw
HB Nick Haynes, Joel Patfull, Aidan Corr
C Devon Smith, Callan Ward, Tom Scully
HF Josh Kelly, Cam McCarthy, Adam Treloar
F Rhys Palmer, Jeremy Cameron, Ryan Griffen
FOLL Shane Mumford, Dylan Shiel, Toby Greene
I/C Lachie Whitfield, Nathan Wilson, Stephen Coniglio, James Stewart
EMG Matt Buntine, Andrew Phillips, Zac Williams
IN James Stewart
OUT Andrew Phillips
Gold Coast Suns:
B Trent McKenzie, Steven May, Sean Lemmens
HB Adam Saad, Rory Thompson, Seb Tape
C Kade Kolodjashnij, Dion Prestia, Nick Malceski
HF Aaron Hall, Tom J. Lynch, Brandon Matera
F Touk Miller, Charlie Dixon, Harley Bennell
FOLL Zac Smith, Michael Rischitelli, David Swallow
I/C Jack Martin, Alex Sexton, Matt Shaw, Jarrod Garlett
EMG Henry Schade, Tom Nicholls, Jesse Lonergan
IN Charlie Dixon, Alex Sexton
OUT Sam Day, Daniel Gorringe