AFL Live GWS Giants vs St Kilda Saints Live Streaming Free 2019 Round 7 Live Stream Online,The AFL match will be kick off at Manuka Oval, Griffith, Australia, Saturday 04 May 2019 online, 1.45pm AEST and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The two sides head in with win-loss records of 4-2 but it is GWS that are the warm favourites in the early head-to-head betting. The Giants were far too good for their local rivals, Sydney, in round six, clearing out to a 41 point win with Stephen Coniglio, Jeremy Cameron and Toby Greene among the stars.
On the same weekend, St Kilda couldn’t back up their early season form, going down to the Adelaide Crows by 29 points at Marvel Stadium.
The Saints will need more from a number of their players, including Josh Bruce, who battled with injury last weekend, as well as Tim Membrey and Jade Gresham as that pair combined for just three goals in the loss to the Crows.
GWS should gain the ascendancy in the middle. They are superior at winning the hitouts and Shane Mumford should get on top of Rowan Marshall or Billy Longer, depending on who lines up in that spot for the Saints.
Look for the Giants fleet on midfielders, including Josh Kelly, Lachie Whitfield and Coniglio to find plenty of the footy. That trio are among five Giants in the top 50 of the competition for average disposals this season. The Saints have two and they are Jack Billings and Seb Ross.
The game starts a tricky run for St Kilda, who have West Coast and Collingwood in the following weeks. GWS can consolidate and face Carlton and Melbourne at their next two.
Phil Davis was a late withdrawal for GWS last weekend and will face a fitness test at training. Lachie Whitfield is in doubt with a corked thigh.
St Kilda’s Josh Bruce will be out to prove his fitness after struggling in the loss to Adelaide last weekend. Jack Lonie misses for the Saints with a knee injury. Rowan Marshall is set to return.
The two sides have met on nine occasions since GWS entered the league in 2012 and the ledger is split at four wins apiece, as well as the draw that was played out between the two sides last year in round five at Etihad Stadium.
In that game, Jake Carlisle was denied a late mark by Phil Davis and the Saints had to share the points. Later in the year, the two sides met at Spotless Stadium and it was the Giants by 25. Lachie Whitfield and Josh Kelly combined for 64 possessions, while Harrison Himmelberg booted four goals. Seb Ross was St Kilda’s best.
GWS will be tough to beat at their home ground and if they get their running game going the 27.5 point line is within their grasp.
B: Nick Haynes, Sam Taylor, Jeremy Finlayson
HB: Aidan Corr, Phil Davis, Heath Shaw
C: Sam J. Reid, Jacob Hopper, Isaac Cumming
HF: Stephen Coniglio, Harry Himmelberg, Matt de Boer
F: Zac Williams, Jeremy Cameron, Toby Greene
FOL: Shane Mumford, Josh Kelly, Tim Taranto
I/C: Brent Daniels, Adam Kennedy, Daniel Lloyd, Adam Tomlinson
EMG: Jackson Hately, Zac Langdon, Matt Buntine, Dawson Simpson
IN: Phil Davis, Isaac Cumming
OUT: Lachie Whitfield (Injured), Matt Buntine (Omitted)
B: Jimmy Webster, Darragh Joyce, Shane Savage
HB: Ben Paton, Josh Battle, Daniel McKenzie
C: Ben Long, Sebastian Ross, Jack Newnes
HF: Jack Billings, Josh Bruce, Dean Kent
F: Jonathon Marsh, Tim Membrey, Jade Gresham
FOL: Rowan Marshall, Jack Steele, Jack Sinclair
I/C: Blake Acres, Hunter Clark, Matthew Parker, Callum Wilkie
EMG: Nathan Brown, Ed Phillips, Nick Hind, Robbie Young
IN: Darragh Joyce, Jonathon Marsh, Rowan Marshall, Hunter Clark
OUT: Jack Lonie (Injured), Billy Longer (Omitted), Jack Steven (Mental Health), Nathan Brown (Omitted)