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AFL ROUND 8

GOLD COAST SUNS VS ST KILDA SAINTS

SATURDAY MAY 8, 1.45 PM, METRICON STADIUM, GOLD COAST

After providing some surprising results in the past couple of games each, Gold Coast and St Kilda are sure to be competitive in the opening game of the AFL feast on Saturday, at Metricon, in an intriguing clash.  Gold Coast proved too good for Collingwood last Saturday in Melbourne and have improved their position on the ladder to 10th with a 3-4 record.  St Kilda have been up and down following a fine 2020, they are also 3-4 but percentagewise well behind the Suns, in 14th, they smashed the Hawks by 69 last game.  Warm but near-perfect weather awaits, north of the border, as temperatures sear into the mid-twenties and no rain or much wind threaten to take away from this spectacle, making for a nice day out for families.

St Kilda after seemingly finding their mojo last weekend against Hawthorn, have made no changes to their squad, and omitted the minimal 1 player from the squad, with the likelihood of making him their emergency medical sub, in the shape of Mason Wood.  Like the Saints, Gold Coast are seemingly content with the structures in place from the last week, when they touched up Collingwood and have only not selected Sexton.  Ellis celebrates his 200th game in the AFL and will be out to make it a special day for the Suns, while teammate Lemmens is playing his 100th, and would love to win, given the low-times the Suns have endured in his initiation to the competition.

Last August, the Suns fought their hearts out but lost eventually against St Kilda, by 4 points, while they have had 2 others heartbreaking losses against them in the preceding games, losing by 4 and 1, dating back to March 2019.  Gold Coast are still outsiders in the premiership market, as they are $81, while the Saints are $51 despite being below the Suns, meaning they are still holding some respect with bookies after the fine 2020 season.  Gold Coast are barely favourites for this home game at $1.80 where the markets suggest a game like the last few, will be decided by less than a goal, whereas the Saints are $2.02.

PREDICTION: Gold Coast are in good form and at home, should win by a couple of goals.

BETTING TIP: $2.30 for the Suns to win by 1-39 is best here.

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