2020 AFL – GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats taking place? Saturday 21st March, 2020 – 08:25 (UK) / 19:25 (local)

Where is GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats taking place? Giants Stadium, Sydney

What television channel is GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats 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 GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats? 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 GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats? https://www.afl.com.au/tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

GWS GIANTS

  • GWS Giants’ first AFL Grand Final ended in disappointment as they were soundly beaten by Richmond but they will take plenty from that run and will hope to build on it in 2020.
  • The Giants had to take the hard route to earn a shot at the Premiership with an impressive win over Western Bulldogs followed by narrow victories over Brisbane Lions and Collingwood Magpies.
  • Tom Green was selected at number 10 in the draft and he will make his debut for the Giants in this season opener alongside Sam Jacobs who has arrived from Adelaide, but there is no place for Zac Williams.

GEELONG CATS

  • Geelong finished top of the ladder in 2019 but the minor premiers failed to perform in the finals and lost two of their three matches as they failed to make the Grand Final in what was a very disappointing end to the season.
  • The Cats won the minor premiership with a big win over Carlton but defeats against Collingwood in week one and then eventual Premiership winners Richmond saw their season ended before they would have hoped.
  • Geelong will be able to rely on skipper Joel Selwood to lead them out after he overcame a hamstring injury and he will be joined in the side by Mitch Duncan whose hip injury is not enough to rule him out.

THE PREDICTION

Geelong won the minor premiership last season but will have their eyes on the main prize this time around after falling away when it mattered in the finals. They fell to Collingwood in their opening match of the play-offs and despite staying alive with a win over West Coast Eagles, the Cats were then eliminated by Richmond one game before the Grand Final. They will be keen to get off to a good start but come up against last year’s runners-up in GWS Giants and with the hosts losing just four home games last season, it is the Giants that should earn the victory.

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