The struggling Giants play host to the surging Saints from the nation’s capital.
gws vs. st kilda
St Kilda heads over to Canberra on the back of four consecutive wins when it readies itself to play the GWS Giants on Friday night at Manuka Oval.
Since its round one loss to Collingwood, the Saints have charged into the top four and are playing daring football, while the Giants look anything but a finals team after being thumped by Melbourne in round five.
There has been plenty of chat around the future of GWS coach Leon Cameron and many would say he did his future at the club no favours in a interview on AFL 360 earlier this week.
But the return of Toby Greene from a five-game suspension could spark Cameron and the Giants into life.
Greene is a divisive figure in the AFL, however, there is no doubting how important he is to this Giants team.
Brett Ratten will have to send someone to him given he is the barometer player for GWS.
The Saints functioning forward line will put a heap of pressure on a Giants defence which is sorely missing captain Phil Davis.
Fast ball movement and handball chains is what both teams rely heavily on to score and control games.
St Kilda has won the last two contests between the teams, but it is the Giants who managed a big win over the Saints last time they played at Manuka.
Happy to forgive the Giants for their effort against a in-form Demons team and they can make this a tight contest.
Suggested Bets: GWS Giants +3.5 at $1.89
gws vs.st kilda
total points over 160.5
Toby Greene will add a completely different layer to the GWS forward line in this game and they should be able to find avenues to goal.
St Kilda’s forward line has goal-kicking talent all over the shop with Max King leading the Coleman, Jack Higgins looking dangerous and Tim Membrey being another goal-scoring option.
Expect the Giants to want to open the play up here as well in a bid to isolate Greene up front and improve its low-scoring display against Melbourne.
Additionally, clear conditions will assist scoring.
Suggested Bets: Total points scored over 160.5 at $1.87
gws vs. st kilda
same game multi
This same game multi will centre itself around Toby Greene and the GWS Giants.
Greene will be chomping at the bit to hit the scoreboard and get his hands on the footy after missing over a month.
Harry Perryman also has a good recent record against the Saints and we think Tom Membrey can get off the chain as he is likely to take the second-best Giants key defender.
Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: GWS Giants +3.5
Leg 2: Total points overs 160.5
Leg 3: H. Perryman 20+ disposals
Leg 4: T. Greene 2+ goals
Leg 5: T. Membrey 2+ goals
Combined odds = $8.50