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GWS vs Melbourne Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Will GWS show their Finals quality?

  • GWS hosts Melbourne at the Gabba in Brisbane
  • The Giants showed their inconsistency last week with a loss against Adelaide
  • Melbourne have lost two on the trot
  • Can GWS bounce back to some sort of form?
GWS vs Melbourne Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
GWS take on Melbourne at the Gabba (Getty)

GWS Giants need to win against Melbourne Demons on Saturday this to keep their Finals hopes on track after a dismal loss to Adelaide last week.

Melbourne have lost two in a row but can remain in the Finals picture themselves with a win in what is a do or die match for both sides.

Given the inconsistency of GWS, we can expect a better performance off a hard loss last week.

GWS Form & Team News

GWS lost hard to Adelaide Crows last week in what was one of the most disappointing performances we have seen from the club over their lifetime.

Big news coming from the Giants is that skipper Stephen Coniglio has been dropped from the side after not playing up to his hefty standards that we know he is capable of.

Josh Kelly will come back into the Giants line-up and be the perfect replacement for the skipper.

*Round 16 teams listed with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: L. Keefe, A. Corr, H. Shaw
HB: J. Hopper, N. Haynes, L. Ash
C: L. Whitfield, S. Coniglio, J. Caldwell
HF: J. Cameron, H. Himmelberg, B. Hill
FF: T. Greene, J. Finlayson, J. Riccardi
FOL: S. Jacobs, M. de Boer, T. Taranto
I/C: J. Hately, D. Lloyd, A. Kennedy, S. Reid

Melbourne Form & Team News

Melbourne need another win or their Finals hopes for 2020 are all but over.

They needed to beat Fremantle last week which they could not do, and a loss the previous week to Sydney will have sapped confidence in the Dees camp.

They are a side that can bounce back unexpectedly, and against another inconsistent side like the Giants, they are right in the match.

*Round 16 teams listed with Round 17 teams unavailable

FB: M. Hibberd, S. May, O. Baker
HB: T. Rivers, J. Lever, C. Salem
C: E. Langdon, C. Petracca, A. Tomlinson
HF: B. Preuss, S. Weideman, T. Bedford
FF: K. Pickett, B. Fritsch, J. Melksham
FOL: M. Gawn, J. Viney, C. Oliver
I/C: A. vandenBerg, J. Hunt, A. Neal-Bullen, J. Smith

GWS vs Melbourne Head To Head

The Demons hold the advantage coming into this match, winning three of the last five clashes.

The last meeting was last year where GWS came away convincing winners despite a late charge from the Demons.

GWS vs Melbourne Betting Odds

GWS are the outright favourites at $1.71 while Melbourne are the $2.15 outsiders.

The line has been set for GWS at -5.5.

GWS vs Melbourne Match Up

The key match up in this game will be between Josh Kelly and Christian Petracca.

Both players are fierce in a contested scenario and can both hit the scoreboard, taking them to the elite status. They are also two of the most watchable players in the competition, so fluent with ball movement and decision making during clutch moments.

It is expected that both players will find a lot of ball, but whoever can impact the scoreboard and score involvements could lead their team to victory.

GWS vs Melbourne Key Stats

  • GWS have won six of their last eight matches as favourite by 1-39 points
  • Sam Weideman has kicked 2+ goals in six of his last eight matches
  • Nick Haynes has recorded 15+ disposals in 10 of GWS's last 11 matches as favourite

GWS vs Melbourne

Where is the GWS vs Melbourne match played?

The GWS vs Melbourne match is played at the Gabba in Brisbane.

When is the GWS vs Melbourne match played?

The GWS vs Melbourne is played at 7.40pm on Saturday, September 12.

How can I live stream the GWS vs Melbourne match?

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Verdict

We will be taking GWS to win and Nick Haynes to have 15+ disposals in a same game multi.

Best Bet: GWS Win/Haynes 15+ Same Game Multi @2.25 at Sportsbet - 10 Units

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