Australian Football League Live GWS Giants vs Brisbane Lions Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Seasons Week 06 AFL Stream. GWS Giants vs Brisbane Lions match will be kickoff at Spotless Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 28 April 2018 online, 16:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
It was a case of ‘what ifs’ for both the Giants and Lions in Round 5. The Giants looked to be in control midway through the final term against the Saints at Etihad Stadium. The Saints kicked the last three goals of the game and very nearly pinched it against the Giants, with Jake Carlisle dropped a mark that would’ve given him a shot after the siren.
The Brisbane Lions came agonisingly close to their first win of 2018 in the ‘Q Clash’ against the Gold Coast Suns in Round 5. The Suns were up by as much as 27 points in the third quarter before a resurgent Lions team came with a flurry.
The Lions pulled the margin back to within 5 points midway through the final term and had all the play, with the Suns seemingly out on their feet. This young Lions team lacked composure and it cost them late, with skill errors and judgement errors costing them the victory.
It’s been a mixed bag in 2018 for the Lions, who despite being 0-5, have put up tremendous fights against the Suns, Port Adelaide in Adelaide and St Kilda in Melbourne. They have also played some of the worst football you are likely to see, scoring only 17 points against Richmond in what was, a 93-point thrashing.
The Giants return to Spotless Stadium for the first time in 2018 and their home crowd will be expecting a victory. The Giants won seven of their nine matches at Spotless last season and that winning trend looks set to continue against this winless Brisbane side.
The Giants forward line looks a matchup nightmare for Brisbane, with the likes of Jeremy Cameron and Jonathon Patton. The Lions have struggled to stop strong forwards this season, with Jesse Hogan kicking 5 goals in Round 4 and Dustin Martin kicking 6 goals in Round 5.
The forwards for the Giants dominated in their matchup against the Lions last year at the Gabba. The Giants scored 22 goals on their way to a 60-point victory. Cameron, Patton and Greene all kicked four goals a piece.
It’s an important week for two of the Brisbane Lions stars. Both Dayne Zorko and Daniel Rich are listed as tests for the match against the Giants. The word around the club is Zorko should be fine to go with his elbow injury, while Rich is a chance to play as long as he gets through training on Thursday.
Rory Lobb (Knee), Josh Kelly (Groin) and Zac Langdon (Hand) all missed last week’s match against St Kilda, however all are likely to face Brisbane as long as they get through the Giants main training session.
The Giants have dominated the Lions in recent years, winning their last four encounters dating back to Round 13, 2014. In their last two matches against the Lions, The Giants have kicked exactly 22.14 (146).
The average winning margin for the Giants in their last four matches against Brisbane is 53.5 points, with three of those games being played at the Gabba.
B: N.Wilson, A.Tomlinson, Z.Williams
HB: A.Kennedy, N.Haynes, H.Shaw
C: D.Shiel, J.Kelly, S.Johnson
HF: T.Taranto, R.Lobb, M.Kennedy
F: S.Reid, J.Patton, J.Cameron
FOL: S.Mumford, C.Ward, T.Scully
I/C: T.Greene, D.Smith, J.Hopper, A.Corr
EMG: D.Simpson, H.Perryman, H.Himmelberg
B: D.Gardiner, H.Andrews, D.Rich
HB: S.Mayes, D.McStay, T.Cutler
C: J.Berry, D.Zorko, R.Lester
HF: L.Taylor, E.Hipwood, H.McCluggage
F: M.Robinson, J.Schache, B.Keays
FOL: S.Martin, D.Beams, T.Rockliff
I/C: R.Harwood, C.Beams, N.Robertson, M.Close
EMG: J.Walker, J.Clayton, J.Barrett
IN: M.Close, D.Gardiner, T.Cutler
OUT: R.Bastinac, L.Dawson, C.Cox