16.16
112
5.10
40
FULL TIME
2019-03-24T04:20:00Z
GIANTS Stadium
Attendance: 15,424
16.16
112
5.10
40
FULL TIME
2019-03-24T04:20:00Z
GIANTS Stadium
Attendance: 15,424

Preview

Team news: The Giants will have to get through the first few weeks of the season without Shane Mumford and Callan Ward, but are notorious for plugging in handy replacements. Youngster Jye Caldwell will miss one to two weeks with a groin issue.

The Bombers will be without Cale Hooker and Joe Daniher, while Zach Merrett (ankle), Dyson Heppell (hamstring) and Orazio Fantasia (quad) could be underdone having undergone limited pre-seasons. However, Dylan Shiel will make his club debut against his old side and gives John Worsfold’s midfield class and depth.

Prediction: A very even match-up on paper, although 66% of tippers are backing the Giants. GWS are tough to beat in Sydney and there are enough question marks over the Bombers. Giants by 15.

Previous 5 Games

GWS

DATE OPP RESULT
15/9/18MagpiesL 69 - 59
8/9/18SwansW 30 - 79
26/8/18DemonsL 102 - 57
18/8/18SwansL 60 - 80
11/8/18CrowsW 106 - 92

Essendon

DATE OPP RESULT
24/8/18PowerW 89 - 111
17/8/18TigersL 81 - 73
10/8/18SaintsW 122 - 79
4/8/18HawksL 107 - 103
27/7/18SwansW 109 - 66
 

Team Line-Ups


GWS

Essendon


Team Stats


   
Disposals 371 vs 308
Contested Possessions 156 vs 116
Kicks 230 vs 186
Handballs 141 vs 122
Free Kicks 23 vs 12
Clearances 36 vs 40
Centre Clearances 12 vs 6
Stoppages 24 vs 34
Inside 50 55 vs 52
Marks 99 vs 73
Marks in 50 16 vs 6
Contested Marks 7 vs 3
Tackles 63 vs 58
Hit-Outs 36 vs 41

Player Stats


GWS

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Adam Kennedy124166001100
Adam Tomlinson167238401100
Brent Daniels98173020702
Brett Deledio68146000701
Daniel Lloyd67134000220
Dawson Simpson44823211300
Harrison Himmelberg77143000010
Harry Perryman5163001002
Heath Shaw163197001101
Jacob Hopper1711286030302
Jeremy Cameron103135013042
Jeremy Finlayson8195010001
Lachie Whitfield1911307010200
Lachlan Keeffe5382020232
Matt de Boer511160000601
Phil Davis75124030300
Sam J. Reid510154031300
Sam Taylor512173021300
Stephen Coniglio247319010731
Tim Taranto2193030121020
Toby Greene122145020011
Zac Williams117184000200

Essendon

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Aaron Francis65114001110
Adam Saad127193001500
Andrew McGrath149234000300
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti3251002500
Conor McKenna85132001200
David Myers75122001501
David Zaharakis1312257013200
Devon Smith158236011400
Dylan Shiel1015252000201
Dyson Heppell169258010400
Jake Stringer73101012710
Jordan Ridley104146001100
Kyle Langford126184000221
Mark Baguley5385003210
Matt Guelfi4371000300
Michael Hurley143177021000
Mitch Brown6394010001
Orazio Fantasia6392012303
Patrick Ambrose3472011300
Shaun McKernan50511001101
Tom Bellchambers52703121001
Zach Merrett511161011300

Match Summary


  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
GWS 3.2 (20) 7.8 (50) 10.13 (73) 16.16 (112)
Essendon 0.4 (4) 2.5 (17) 3.8 (26) 5.10 (40)

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