Geelong v St Kilda Sun 4:40pm AEST at GMHBA Stadium
The last game for round 4 is a twilight clash down at Geelong, where the Saints will be attempting to win there for the first time in almost 20 years. Both sides have had poor starts to the season, and are in desperate need of a jump-start. The Cats lose the little master, Gary Ablett, to a hamstring injury; but the loss of Cam Guthrie from the backline (and the luckless Nakia Cockatoo) is immense given lack of experience down back. Can St. Kilda push the Cats all the way, and learn how to kick in front of goal?
FormGeelong (WLL) – Geelong have been very poor to start the season, and they are very lucky not to be sitting 0-3. Too much has been left to Selwood, Ablett and Dangerfield, and Chris Scott will be very disappointed with the number of passengers. They won’t get many better chances to kickstart their season than taking on a poor Saints side in Geelong, though.
St. Kilda (WLL) – There aren’t enough adjectives in the world to describe how poor the Saints have been in the past fortnight. They have kicked 12.26, and have barely given a whimper against the Roos and Crows. Jack Steven has been gallant, but too many of his teammates are guilty of poor work-rate and horrid execution.
Stats That Matter– St. Kilda hasn’t won at Geelong since 1999 – In their last meeting, Joel Selwood had 43 touches and a goal – The Cats went 6-1 at Geelong last year – St. Kilda is 0-3 on the Over/Under this year – Mitch Duncan averages 117 Fantasy Points per game against the Saints – Tom Hawkins has kicked 11 goals in his past 4 games against St Kilda
Betting Data2018 Line: Geelong– 1-2; St Kilda– 1-2 2018 Over-Under: Geelong– 2-1; St Kilda– 0-3
What To ExpectThe Cats have started 2018 quite poorly, but the Wolf is expecting their season to kick into gear down in Geelong on Sunday. The line (+28.5) for St. Kilda looks quite generous given the key outs for Geelong, and the Wolf is expecting them to stay reasonably close, but there is a clear gulf in class across all the lines and Geelong should be too strong for the Saints.
How It’s Shaping UpGeelong by 21
Best: Wire to Wire- GEELONG ($1.83) Value: St. Kilda +24.5 & Under 179.5 ($4.00) First Goalscorer: Tom Hawkins