Australian Football League Live Geelong Cats vs GWS Giants Live Stream Free, AFL 2017 Seasons Week 23 Stream. Geelong Cats vs GWS Giants match will be kickoff at Simonds Stadium, Geelong, VIC, Australia, Saturday 26 August 2017 online, 19:25 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
Both sides sit safely inside the top four and have secured the double chance. They seem destined to play successive matches against each other with the winner of this clash possibly set to host the other side in a Qualifying Final in a fortnight’s time.
GWS are second on the ladder and Geelong are third. The highest ranked side will host a final later on, with their opponents to be determined by some of the other results over the weekend.
The Giants defeated West Coast in their Round 22 clash by 21 points but head in as slight underdogs in the head to head betting with CrownBet. Geelong come off an 11-point win over Collingwood at the MCG and have won three of their past four. Their only loss in that time period came at Simonds Stadium against Sydney.
The battle between the respective midfields shapes as a beauty. Patrick Dangerfield looms as a match winner for the home side and with Mitch Duncan, Scott Selwood and Sam Menegola in the line-up the Cats will look to thwart the likes of Josh Kelly, Lachie Whitfield, Callan Ward and Tom Scully.
Both sides are among the top echelon of sides when it comes to scoring and Toby Greene, Jeremy Cameron and Jonathan Patton loom as key options for the Giants, while at the other end it will be Tom Hawkins and Daniel Menzel that will be the focal points for Geelong.
A key for Geelong will be getting off to a fast start. They were slow out of the blocks against Collingwood but if they can get off to an early flyer they will be hard to beat in front of their home fans.
Geelong have no immediate injuries out of last week’s game and they regain key forward Tom Hawkins from suspension. Rhys Stanley is also a chance to return.
GWS’ injury list is getting healthier by the week and the Giants will look to bring back Steven Johnson from injury to take on his former side.
Geelong have won five of the seven games between the two sides, while one of the remaining two was a draw. That result came in Round 15 this season as Tom Hawkins missed a tight shot at goal after the siren to level the scores.
The Giants have taken on the Cats twice at Simonds a Stadium for a 10-point loss in Round 11 last year as well as a 65-point defeat back in 2012. The Cats are five from six at the venue this season, while GWS have won four from nine interstate games in 2017. They have won just one out of their four games in Victoria.
B: T.Stewart, T.Lonergan, J.Bews
HB: Z.Tuohy, L.Henderson, A.Mackie
C: M.Blicavs, P.Dangerfield, S.Motlop
HF: B.Parfitt, H.Taylor, S.Menegola
F: D.Menzel, T.Hawkins, J.Parsons
FOL: Z.Smith, S.Selwood, M.Duncan
I/C: W.Buzza, C.Guthrie, J.Kolodjashnij, J.Murdoch
EMG: D.Lang, Z.Guthrie, J.Thurlow
IN: T.Hawkins, M.Blicavs, B.Parfitt
OUT: J.Thurlow, Z.Guthrie, S.Simpson
B: A.Tomlinson, N.Hayes, N.Wilson
HB: Z.Williams, P.Davis, L.Whitfield
C: J.Kelly, D.Shiel, H.Shaw
HF: C.Ward, J.Patton, T.Greene
F: R.Lobb, J.Cameron, S.Johnson
FOL: S.Mumford, S.Coniglio, B.Deledio
I/C: A.Corr, D.Smith, J.Hopper, T.Scully
EMG: T.Taranto, M.de Boer, H.Himmelberg
IN: S.Johnson, R.Lobb
OUT: M.de Boer, H.Himmelberg