A clash between two exciting young teams.
In a round with so many crucial fixtures there is none more important than the clash in the nation’s capital between Greater Western Sydney and Melbourne.
The Giants came from behind to defeat Fremantle by 12 points last Saturday and kept their chances at a top-two finish alive.
Melbourne on the other hand once again showed they are brittle in vulnerable situations, losing by four points to struggling North Melbourne which has all but ruined their hopes of finishing in the top four.
These teams clashed once last year with the Demons prevailing by two points In that fixture Jesse Hogan was the key, kicking a game high three goals and will be the focal point up front once again.
Greater Western Sydney finally gets to unveil prized recruit Brett Deledio.
After playing 243 games for Richmond when drafted as the No.1 pick in the 2004 National draft, Deledio will be a real class factor for GWS.
In his first game we are expecting that he might spend most of the game in the forward line - he has a good set of hands and is a reliable set shot at goal so it is worth a small bet on him kicking the first and most goals for the game, especially at Crownbet where you get money back as a bonus bet if your selection kicks a goal at any stage in the first quarter.
Both these sides have been hard to catch for punters this season as their youth and inexperience can lead to inconsistent performances, however, GWS are building towards a genuine assault on the finals and they do look over the odds ($1.55 @ Centrebet) against a Melbourne side coming off such a disappointing defeat.
The Giants have an excellent record at Canberra having won both games at the venue this season and going 3-0 last season.
Jesse Hogan kicked a game high three goals last time these sides clashed.
GWS UNDER 39.5
BRETT DELEDIO FIRST GOAL