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
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
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.
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.