AFL Live GWS Giants vs Sydney Swans Live Streaming Free 2018 Regular Seasons week 22 match will be kick off at Spotless Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 18 August 2018 online, 16:05 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
GWS have won nine of their past 10 matches and are charging towards the finals. The Giants continue to defy a massive injury list and come off a 14 point win over the Adelaide Crows in Round 21.
Another win will see them take one step closer to locking in the double chance, something that seemed very unlikely 10 weeks ago. They face Melbourne in Round 23.
Their opponents, Sydney, have bounced back into calculations with close wins over Collingwood and Melbourne in recent weeks. Last weekend they held on by seven points over the Demons and they now sit in 6th position on the ladder.
GWS have been posted as slight favourites for this game and look to have a bit of a class edge in the middle of the ground. They rank 3rd in the competition for contested possessions and 1st for clearances, while Sydney are 9th in both of these measures.
Look for Lachie Whitfield, Dylan Shiel and Callan Ward to find plenty of it for the expansion club, while Josh Kelly is another that can have an influence, provided he is ok to go after sustaining a concussion last weekend.
Sydney come into calculations on the back of their experience in big games, while the Giants massive injury list will also obviously be a help.
Lance Franklin will again be one of the key players for John Longmire’s side and the champion forward has been amongst the Swans better players in recent weeks. He has booted 52 goals this season, six behind Ben Brown and Jack Riewoldt in the race for the Coleman Medal.
Other pivotal playmakers for the Swans include Isaac Heeney, Josh Kennedy and Allir Allir. That trio featured in the best for the Swans last weekend.
Sydney have won 10 of the 14 games between the two sides, including the past two. The Swans claimed the Round 3 clash this year by 16 points with Callum Sinclair, Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy playing key roles. Stephen Coniglio and Jeremy Cameron were among the Giants best.
The Swans took out the 2017 Round 17 clash at Spotless Stadium by 13 points and have won two of the four games they have played there. GWS are five from seven at the venue this season.
This is a tough one to predict as GWS have the edge but will have to do it without key players. Having said that, their record at the venue has been strong over the past few years and they look to be the play in the head to head betting.
B: Kennedy, Davis, Tomlinson
HB: Keeffe, Haynes, Perryman
C: Finlayson, Taranto, Bonar
HF: Whitfield, Himmelberg, Hopper
F: Daniels, Cameron, Griffen
FOLL: Lobb, Coniglio, Ward
I/C: Lloyd, Shiel, Buntine, Langdon
EMG: Cumming, Sproule, Williams, Buckley
IN: Perryman, Finlayson, Lloyd
OUT: Shaw, Kelly, Reid
B: Jones, Rampe, Lloyd
HB: Newman, Aliir, Cunningham
C: Hannebery, Parker, Heeney
HF: Hewett, McCartin, Florent
F: Hayward, Franklin, Papley
FOLL: Sinclair, Kennedy, Jack
I/C: Dawson, McVeigh, Robinson, Ronke
EMG: Cameron, Fox, Stoddart, Towers
IN: Jones, Robinson
OUT: Smith, Johnson