2020 AFL – Essendon vs GWS Giants Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Essendon vs GWS Giants taking place? Friday 7th August, 2020 – 10:50 (UK)

Where is Essendon vs GWS Giants taking place? Metricon Stadium, Carrara

What television channel is Essendon vs GWS Giants on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Essendon vs GWS Giants? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Essendon vs GWS Giants? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

ESSENDON

  • Essendon served up arguably their worst performance of the season as they were hammered by Brisbane Lions in a one-sided contest last week and they will have to be much better as they face GWS Giants.
  • The Bombers managed to post just 28 points as they were defeated by a margin of 63 points and having scored their fewest number of points for the season, they will be desperate to provide a response in this fixture.
  • Brayden Ham, Martin Gleeson and Ned Cahill have paid the price for last week’s failure while Tom Bellchambers is managed so Conor McKenna, Kyle Langford, Matt Guelfi and Shaun McKernan come into the side.

GWS GIANTS

  • GWS Giants were able to make it back-to-back successes as they defeated Gold Coast Suns last week and that solid showing was a real positive for them as they backed-up their win over reigning premiers Richmond.
  • That victory saw the Giants improve to 5-4 for the season as they kept the Suns at bay, conceding just 35 points as they won by a margin of 26 and they will now hope to make it three wins in a row.
  • They have suffered a double injury blow with Toby Greene and Matt de Boer ruled out here while Sam Jacobs is managed so Callan Ward and Shane Mumford come into the line-up along with Xavier O’Halloran who will debut.

THE PREDICTION

GWS Giants will be desperate to put a long winning streak together and after winning their last two, this is the perfect chance to make it three in a row as they face Essendon. The Bombers have won as many games as the Giants so far this season but they were very poor last week and managed just 28 points in their defeat to Brisbane Lions. The Bombers will have to be much-improved this week to put that effort behind them but the Giants have looked solid in their last two and they can notch a third straight win here.

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