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AFL: Giants need to bounce back

Greater Western Sydney need to get their season back on track against Western Bulldogs after losing the last two games on the bounce.

The Giants were sitting pretty at 6-1 after seven rounds of action, but a couple of poor results have stopped them in their tracks.

They are still 6.00 to go on and win the grand final, but they cannot afford many more slip ups, and a win against the Bulldogs is a must.

The Collingwood revival continues and they will be targeting five wins from six when they face Adelaide at the MCG.

The Pies can be backed at 8.00 to win back-to-back grand finals.

In Saturday’s other fixtures, Brisbane are at home to Richmond, while St Kilda entertain Fremantle at Marvel Stadium.

Pies back on track

. What: Collingwood v Adelaide
. Where: MCG, Melbourne
. When: 13:45 (AEST), Saturday 18th May 2024
. How to watch: Kayo, Foxtel
. Odds: Collingwood 1.33, Adelaide 3.35

Collingwood smashed West Coast by 66 points in round 9 to keep the revival going, and they will be targeting another win against the Crows.

Collingwood have won the last three meetings between the two sides, but all three games were very close.

Indeed the biggest winning margin for the Pies was five points. Last season they won by two points and one point.

If it is to be that close again, Collingwood are 6.00 to win by 1-12 points.

As usual, Taylor Walker will be a big threat for the Crows and is 11.00 to kick the first goal of the game.

Giants need a response

. What: Greater Western Sydney v Western Bulldogs
. Where: ENGIE Stadium, Sydney
. When: 16:35 (AEST), Saturday 18th May 2024
. How to watch: Kayo, Foxtel
. Odds: Greater Western Sydney 1.50, Western Bulldogs 2.60

GWS are showing signs of weakness when losing the last two games and three of the last four.

Back on home soil, they will be keen to put on a show and bounce back with a big win against the Bulldogs.

They won by five points in the last meeting between the two sides, and are priced at 6.00 to win by 1-12 this time.

Jesse Hogan has booted 26 goals so far this season and can be backed at 8.50 to score the first of the game on Saturday.

The Bulldogs have won two of the last three against GWS, with 15 points the biggest winning margin.

Must-win for Lions

. What: Brisbane v Richmond
. Where: Gabba, Brisbane
. When: 19:30 (AEST), Saturday 18th May 2024
. How to watch: Kayo, Foxtel
. Odds: Brisbane 1.06, Richmond 9.50

Brisbane’s stuttering season continued with 90-90 draw against Adelaide last week, and they were lucky not to lose the game at the death.

They continue to be hit by injuries, but still have a team full of talent, including Josh Dunkley, who has been a revelation in midfield.

Dunkley is priced at 1.65 to produce 30+ disposals against the struggling Tigers.

Richmond also have an injury crisis of their own and will be trying to avoid a sixth defeat on the spin.

The Lions can be backed at 4.25 to win by 73+ points.

Saints on the slide

. What: St Kilda v Fremantle
. Where: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
. When: 19:30 (AEST), Saturday 18th May 2024
. How to watch: Kayo, Foxtel, Channel 7
. Odds: St Kilda 1.78, Fremantle 2.05

St Kilda have lost four games out of the last five, including a shock defeat against Hawthorn.

Unless there is a quick turnaround in fortunes then St Kilda’s hopes of making the top eight can be kissed goodbye.

They beat Fremantle by 15 points in this fixture last season, and could do with the same again. Ross Lyon’s side are 5.50 to win by 13-24 points.

The Dockers put up a brave fight against Sydney last week before suffering a 48-point defeat.

They were wayward in front of goal and will need to put that right to have a chance.

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