We take a look at tonight’s AFL Semi Final match between the Giants and the Eagles. The Giants go into the match as favourites although they were pretty poor against the Crows in Week 1 of the finals however the Eagles have a terrible record away from home so it could become a pretty even match. The Giants are the team who could win well and shorten for the premiership although on recent form its hard to see that happening.
When: Saturday, September 16, 7.25pm (AEST)
Where: Spotless Stadium
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This is the game that has me concerned.
I love the Giants but they were poor against the Crows and they know it.
So, they lose Shane Mumford and Jeremy Cameron but get Stevie Johnson and Devon Smith back.
That’s a better line-up for me with small forwards.
I’d like to see Rory Lobb do the ruck work rather than Dawson Simpson as West Coast don’t have a lot of impact there.
If Nic Naitanui plays, scratch everything I just said.
However, if that doesn’t happen, they just have to get Lobb and Jonathon Patton to stand up.
West coast with the plus 15 start is very enticing.
GWS aren’t going that well.
If the stats for Sydney line-up up favourably, for the Giants they look ordinary.
Six goals, eight goals and 12 goals won their last three games.
The 12 was against West Coast and the Eagles trailed by a point going into the final quarter.
They need to kick more to win this time.
The Eagles will kick 14 goals, Josh Kennedy will kick six, so the Giants have to kick 15.
I don’t think they can.
I hope they can but don’t think they can and the AFL should go home happy with teams from four states in the final four.
Eagles by 10 plus, so take the start for the Eagles.
GWS at $1.42
West Coast at $2.90
Tip: West Coast at $2.90
Line tip: West Coast +15.5
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IN: Tim Taranto, Steve Johnson
OUT: Jeremy Cameron (Hamstring), Shane Mumford (Foot)
B: Nick Haynes, Aidan Corr, Zac Williams
HB: Heath Shaw, Phil Davis, Lachie Whitfield
C: Nathan Wilson, Josh Kelly, Tom Scully
HF: Jacob Hopper, Jonathon Patton, Tim Taranto
F: Matt de Boer, Harrison Himmelberg, Toby Greene
FOL: Rory Lobb, Stephen Coniglio, Callan Ward
I/C: Adam Tomlinson, Dylan Shiel, Steve Johnson, Brett Deledio
EMG: Dawson Simpson, Harry Perryman, Sam J Reid
West Coast Eagles
IN: Sharrod Wellingham
OUT: Luke Partington (Omitted)
B: Tom Barrass, Eric Mackenzie, Brad Sheppard
HB: Elliot Yeo, Jeremy McGovern, Shannon Hurn
C: Lewis Jetta, Matt Priddis, Andrew Gaff
HF: Jack Redden, Jack Darling, Dom Sheed
F: Mark LeCras, Josh J. Kennedy, Jamie Cripps
FOL: Nathan Vardy, Sam Mitchell, Luke Shuey
I/C: Sharrod Wellingham, Liam Duggan, Drew Petrie, Mark Hutchings
EMG: Chris Masten, Luke Partington, Will Schofield