Geelong Cats vs GWS Giants AFL Finals Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Geelong vs GWS Tips

Geelong battles it out against the Giants at Optus Stadium on Friday night.

Geelong vs GWS Tips, Preview & Predictions

Geelong Cats vs GWS Giants free AFL tips, predictions and preview – GWS have won the previous three meetings.

Geelong vs GWS Tips

  • Tom Atkins has had 15+ disposals in 17 of his 20 games this season

  • Geelong have won 12 of their last 16 matches

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Geelong vs GWS Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Friday September 3
⏰ Time: 7:50PM (AEDT)
🏟 Stadium: Optus Stadium    

Geelong vs GWS 2021 Form (last five matches)

Cats (WLWLL)

  • RD 20: North Melbourne 42-62 Geelong
  • RD 21: Geelong 65-84 GWS
  • RD 22: Geelong 85-71 St Kilda
  • RD 23: Geelong 77-81 Melbourne
  • QF:       Port Adelaide 86-43 Geelong

Giants (LWWWW)

  • RD 20: GWS 73-100 Port Adelaide
  • RD 21: Geelong 65-84 GWS
  • RD 22: GWS 106-67 Richmond
  • RD 23: Carlton 75-89 GWS
  • EF:        Sydney 73-74 GWS

Geelong vs GWS Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R21 2021: Cats 65-84 Giants
  • R1   2020: Giants 105-73 Cats
  • R4   2019: Cats 75-79 Giants
  • R7   2018: Cats 93-32 Giants
  • R23 2017: Cats 103-59 Giants

Geelong vs GWS Preview

The Cats lost their second consecutive match against the Power in the qualifying final last week by 43 points.

Chris Scott’s side never seemed to threaten to mount a challenge against the Power. Their ball movement in the forward half was stagnant as they tried to find a way around Aliir Aliir’s ariel dominance.

This time around, they will look to isolate their powerhouse tall forwards. In a one-on-one contest, it’s not very often that Tom Hawkins and Jeremy Cameron lose out.

Unfortunately for the Cats faithful, these finals losses are starting to become a bit of a trend. Since their latest premiership, the Cats have a finals record of 6-13, with no return on their constant success in the past decade.

Meanwhile, the Giants prevailed in a heart-stopping one-point triumph against cross-town rivals Sydney.

GWS was exceptional on either side of half-time as they amounted a game-high lead of 29 points in the third quarter. They managed to hold onto their lead for the rest of the match despite a constant onslaught in the final 10 minutes of the match.

However, the feeling of euphoria will be short-lived for the Giants, with talisman Toby Greene coming under fire for coming into contact with umpire Matt Stevic. Considering his bad reputation at the tribunal, he looks set to cop a suspension.

It was Greene’s individual brilliance that dragged the Giants over the line against the Cats earlier in the season, despite statistics telling a different story. Sam Taylor was also immense in the result, limiting Hawkins influence.

Despite the Cats poor form recently, they still should have the quality to brush the Giants aside. However, that doesn’t mean that GWS are out of this contest. An exciting encounter awaits.

Cats vs Giants Team News

Mark O’Connor looks set to miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury. Zach Touhy looks likely to return in a straight swap.

Isaac Cumming will be a huge miss for the Giants after suffering an ankle injury against the Swans, whilst Toby Greene looks destined for a suspension after coming into contact with an umpire. However, Xavier O’Halloran could return to the side following his calf strain in Round 23.

The two sides last met in Round 21, which saw the Giants win by 19 points.

Cats vs Giants Stats

  • GWS have won the previous three meetings
  • The Giants have won four matches on the trot
  • Geelong have won 12 of their last 16 matches
  • Tom Atkins has had 15+ disposals in 17 of his 20 games this season

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