Australian Football League Geelong Cats vs Gold Coast Suns Live Stream Free, AFL 2018 Regular Seasons Week 23 AFL Live Stream. Geelong Cats vs Gold Coast Suns match will be kickoff at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong, VIC, Australia, Saturday 25 August 2018 online, 13:45 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Geelong head in as raging favourites for this game and a victory will see them finish inside the top eight. They come off a 133 point win over Fremantle in Round 22 with that performance snapping a two game losing streak.
The Cats sit in 8th spot on the ladder and a win will see them finish either 7th or 8th, where an Elimination Final beckons in week one of the finals series. A loss will see them most likely miss the finals.
Their opponents, Gold Coast, are well and truly out of contention and sit in 17th position on the ladder with just four wins to their credit in season 2018. The Suns will be looking to put to bed another disappointing season and are playing for pride.
Their performance in Round 22 saw them go down to their local rivals, the Brisbane Lions, in thrilling fashion by four points. They have won just one game since Round 5 with that victory coming over Sydney in Round 18.
A similar effort in this might see them do the unthinkable against Geelong but they will need massive games from a host of players, including David Swallow, Maverick Weller and Jarryd Harbrow.
But with their decent injury list, it is hard to see an upset occurring. Geelong have plenty to play for and their big guns, including Tom Hawkins, Tim Kelly, Gary Ablett and Patrick Dangerfield have been firing. Hawkins booted six goals in the rout over the Dockers last weekend and is just four behind Jack Riewoldt in the race for the Coleman Medal.
At the other end of the ground, the Suns have a lack of options and are averaging just 58 points per game this year, compared to Geelong’s 88. The Cats also lead the expansion club in a number of other statistical measures over the course of the season, including disposals, contested possessions, clearances and marks.
Geelong have no immediate injury concerns out of the Fremantle win and aren’t expected to make too many changes. Gold Coast have slim pickings to choose from with about 15 of their players done for the season.
Rory Thompson could return, while Jacob Dawson and Josh Schoenfield are others that are putting their hands up with solid form at the lower level.
Geelong have won seven of the nine games between the two sides including the Round 11 clash this year at Metricon Stadium by 85 points. On that occasion, Gary Ablett produced a masterclass against his old side with 37 possession and three goals, while Joel Selwood also found plenty of the footy.
Gold Coast have never won at GMHBA Stadium in four attempts, going down by an average margin of 83 points in those encounters.
B: Kolodjashnij, Henderson, Stewart
HB: Bews, Taylor, Tuohy
C: Blicavs, J. Selwood, Murdoch
HF: Menegola, Ablett, Duncan
F: Menzel, Hawkins, Henry
FOLL: Abbott, Dangerfield, Kelly
I/C: C. Guthrie, O’Connor, Parfitt, S. Selwood
EMG: Narkle, Simpson, Thurlow, Smith
B: Joyce, May, Harbrow
HB: Ah Chee, Leslie, Heron
C: Barlow, Swallow, Weller
HF: Holman, Crossley, Sexton
F: Ainsworth, Lemmens, Young
FOLL: Witts, Bowes, Miller
I/C: Rischitelli, Fiorini, Lyons, Scheer
EMG: Scrimshaw, Spencer, Dawson, Schoenfeld