Australian Football League Live GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns Stream AFL 2016 Seasons Week 08 match will be kick off at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia, Saturday 14 May 2016 online, 16.35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
GWS are motoring along nicely amid their first ever four game winning streak, including away victories in Melbourne and Perth, with are important for a rising side to claim regardless of opposition. They blew the Hawks away, but fought hard to defeat Freo. It’s a good mix.
Gold Coast’s early season form is well and truly over, four losses in a row, their last two by a combined 193 points. They are missing key players and Gary Ablett is down on form, but the lack of spirit is alarming.
Heath Shaw is averaging the second most Fantasy points over the last three weeks (125) and even had 124 against the Suns last year. He’s back at his home ground this week where he had 135 against the Hawks earlier this year and at $4.50 to top the list he’s great value. He’ll clock up the points with easy marks ($2.50) which result in easy kicks ($2.20) and I’m expecting him to have a day out against a team that is on the slide.
Gold Coast leads 4-3 in the overall games between the two sides. GWS won both matches last year though, by a combined 81 points.
GWS are +33% POT and 64% ATS at home under Leon Cameron, which increases to +50% POT and 65% ATS at Spotless Stadium. This match is the biggest line start they’ve had to give in their history.
Gold Coast are -39% POT and 38% ATS under Rodney Eade, and these figures drop to -45% POT and 27% ATS when travelling interstate. Only 18% of Gold Coast matches have been under the total match score when they’re on the road under Eade.
GWS are in the best form of their short history, and Gold Coast are probably in the worst, relative to where they should be placed.
The Giants are hungry for success, and the growing idea that it could come sooner rather than later. There is no quicker moving team in the league, and no side that finds more space to run in. The Suns are relying on too few, and are lacking in depth, which is now getting exposed, whereas GWS have a deep pool of talent and contributors.
If GWS get themselves up for this contest, they have the capacity to win by 100 points, especially given how they can kick quick goals and Gold Coast have shown a propensity to throw in the towel later in games.
B: A.Kennedy, J.Patfull, N.Wilson
HB: N.Haynes, T.Mohr, M.Buntine
C: L.Whitfield, S.Coniglio, J.Steele
HF: D.Shiel, J.Cameron, R.Palmer
F: S.Johnson, R.Lobb, J.Kelly
Foll: S.Mumford, Z.Williams, C.Ward
I/C: J.Hopper, J.Patton, T.Scully, H.Shaw
Emg: A.Tomlinson, J.Barrett, S.Reid
Ins: T.Mohr, J.Hopper
Outs: T.Greene (soreness), P.Davis (hamstring)
Gold Coast Suns:
B: A.Saad, J.Leslie, S.Lemmens
HB: J.Harbrow, S.Day, K.Kolodjashnij
C: C.Ah Chee, G.Ablett, M.Shaw
HF: A.Hall, T.Lynch, J.Martin
F: B.Matera, P.Wright, K.Brooksby
Foll: T.Nicholls, J.Lonergan, D.Prestia
I/C: J.Grant, N.Malceski, T.Miller, D.MacPherson
Emg: L.Russell, H.Schade, D.Stanley
Ins: K.Brooksby, B.Matera, M.Shaw, C.Ah Chee, J.Leslie, T.Nicholls
Outs: H.Schade (omitted), M.Rosa (hamstring), J.Garlett (omitted), A.Sexton (arm), C.Cameron (knee), D.Currie (hip)