Greater Western Sydney Giants start their Australian rules Football League campaign vs Geelong Cats. This is definitely one of the biggest matches this year, because of the quality both teams have. There are lot of possibilites these two teams meet later on in the play offs. Greater Western Sydney Giants put on a great performance in their two matches in the Marsh Community series with wins over Richmond Tigers and Sydney Swans.
Last year, during the regular season, Greater Western Sydney Giants won 52 points and finished 6th place. After that, GSW Giants reached the AFL play offs final, where they lost against Richmond Tigers. Despite that, they had excellent season, and now they will be probably even more hungry to lift the trophy, altough step by step, because their first opponent is far from easy.
Geelong Cats had another extraordinary season, despite not reaching the finals. In the regular season, they finished 1st place in the league, with 62 points. After that, their story is preety similar to GSW Giants, they lost vs Richmond Tigers in the semi finals. However they have experienced squad, they brought some new players, and will definitely try to make another push for the title. Obviously, this opening match will show on what level these two teams really are, however it will not decide who will win the championship.
GSW Giants will certainly have advantage in this match, since they play at home. But we must not forget that Geelong Cats are very strong team. I expect very difficult and balanced match. My bet is Geelong Cats AH +22.5.
GWS Giants vs Geelong Cats betting tips
Geelong Cats AH +22.5 (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.50 at Bet365
Result: 105-73 LOST (-8 units)