Saints vs Giants, AFL Tips Round 18 2020

The last round of the 2020 AFL Season continues with a Friday Night Football encounter between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at the Gabba in Brisbane.

This is an intriguing clash as both sides need the win to play finals, although the Giants will need other results to go their way.

Thursday Night Football saw the West Coast Eagles get off to a poor start in their match against the Kangaroos, but they did enough to keep their finals hopes alive.

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Tipping Results So Far

Round 18 Tips – 1/1

Round 18 Player Props – 2/2

Season Tips – 102/145 = 70.34%

Season Player Props – 58/105 = 55.24%

St Kilda Saints vs GWS Giants

Last Meeting

Round 7 2019,  GWS 18.6 114 – St Kilda 10.10 70

(GWS by 44 Points)

Last 5 Meetings

St Kilda – 1 Win and 1 Draw

GWS – 3 Wins and 1 Draw

Last Round

The Saints came up against an injury-depleted Eagles side and were disappointing. They lost the match by 15 points last Thursday Night.

The Giants were also disappointing in their clash last Saturday and lost to the Demons by four points. They are now only a slim mathematical chance to make the finals.

Team Changes

The Saints have bought in some experience for this clash, with Jake Carlisle and Dan Hannebery coming back into the team. Zak Jones is a big out with an injury and Nick Hind has been dropped.

For the Giants, captain Stephen Coniglio comes back into the team as well as goalkicker Jake Riccardi. Harry Himmelberg and Adam Kennedy have been dropped from the team.

Current Head to Head Odds

St Kilda – $1.80

GWS – $2.00


The Giants have a pretty good record against the Saints in recent times, but the Saints have a chance to make the finals for the first time since 2011. This is a motivator, and they have the skills and talent to win this game. The side that can win the midfield battle will benefit in this clash, and the Saints have too much to play for to drop this one.

Our Pick – St Kilda (Win)

Player Prop – Rowan Marshall + 75.5 Fantasy Points

The Saints ruckman had a poor game last week, but is generally pretty good at making up for a poor performance. Covers the ground well and is favoured to surpass this number. 

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