Marvel Stadium will play host to Friday's Round 9 AFL game between St Kilda Saints and Geelong Cats. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with Geelong Cats heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the St Kilda Saints vs. Geelong Cats game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Friday May 14, 2021 at 7:50 pm
Where: Marvel Stadium
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The Cats will head to Marvel full of confidence on Friday night following last week’s monumental upset over the reigning premiers.
Geelong’s season has been a mixed bag through the first two months, but Chris Scott has to be happy with the way his new-look forward line operated in what turned into a whopping 63-point win.
The Saints, on the other hand, head back home looking to make it three wins on the trot after surviving yet another scare against the Suns on the Gold Coast.
Brett Ratten’s side did enormously well to keep the Suns off the scoreboard in the final term, but if they hold any hope of picking up their second win over a top eight club, they’ll need to dig even deeper.
The Saints have gone 8-5 as the underdog at the line over the last calendar year, but the fact they’ve lost four straight to Geelong dating back to 2017 makes them tough to have.
The Cats should win this game if their forward line can dominate like it did last week against Richmond.
Gary Rohan, Tom Hawkins and Jeremy Cameron were a nightmare for a very talented Richmond backline, so that obviously doesn’t bode well for a St Kilda team that ranks fifth in goals allowed.
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St Kilda Saints vs Geelong Cats Teams
B: J.Frawley, C.Wilkie, H.Clark
HB: J.Webster, D.Howard, J.Sinclair
C: B.Hill, S.Ross, J.Billings
HF: D.Butler, J.Battle, J.Higgins
F: T.Membrey, R.Marshall, M.King
FOLL: P.Ryder, J.Steele, B.Crouch
I/C: T.Highmore, J.Bytel, R.Byrnes, J.Lonie
EMG: B.Long, N.Coffield, D.Joyce, S.McKernan
IN: J.Frawley, S.Ross, T.Highmore
OUT: N.Coffield (omitted), D.Joyce (omitted), M.Wood (omitted), Z.Jones (injured)
B: L.Henderson, M.Blicavs, J.Henry
HB: Z.Guthrie, T.Stewart, J.Bews
C: I.Smith, Q.Narkle, S.Menegola
HF: L.Dahlhaus, J.Cameron, C.Guthrie
F: G.Rohan, T.Hawkins, B.Parfitt
FOLL: E.Ratugolea, Z.Tuohy, J.Selwood
I/C: T.Atkins, S.Higgins, M.Duncan, B.Close
EMG: C.Constable, R.Stanley, J.Clark, M.Holmes
OUT: S.Simpson (injured)