The Greater Western Sydney Giants are on the verge of creating AFL history – they just need some luck with injuries.
The league’s newest club entered the competition in 2012, one season after the Gold Coast Suns, and immediately went about showing up its fellow expansion franchise.
After exiting at the preliminary finals in 2016 and 2018, the Giants reached their first AFL Grand Final in 2019. They fell short on the big stage, however, and then dropped out of the top eight the following year.
With even more of their big names seeking pastures new in the off-season, this year is shaping as one of GWS’s biggest challenges to date. Can they keep pushing for that elusive first flag, or have Leon Cameron and his charges missed their chance?
With contenders for all the major medals and interesting premiership and future odds, the Giants offer some real value for punters across the board.
About the GWS Giants
|Home ground:||GIANTS Stadium|
|2020 finish:||10th (8-9)|
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Updated GWS Giants futures betting
|2021 Premiership||Make Finals||Brownlow Odds||Rising Star Odds||Coleman Odds|
|Mar||$26||$3||J Kelly $21||T Green $15||J Hogan $26|
|Apr||$41||$5||J Kelly $31||T Green $13||T Greene $18|
|May||$34||$3.50||J Kelly $51||T Green $4||T Greene $15|
|Jun||$51||$5||J Kelly $67||T Green $5.50||T Greene $41|
|Jul||$34||$2.50||J Kelly $51||T Green $2.75||T Greene $34|
|Aug||$101||$3.75||J Kelly $101||T Green $2||–|
Best GWS Giants bets for the 2021 AFL season
Where are the best Greater Western Sydney bets in the AFL futures markets for 2021?
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- After reaching the AFL Grand Final in 2019, the Giants were a huge disappointment with their 10th-place finish in 2020. Most observers expect them to bounce back into finals contention this year, but a run at the premiership looks unlikely.
- How can a list with so much talent possibly miss the top eight two years in a row? The Giants have always had trouble keeping players on the park, and some big cracks in their system were exposed last year. If you think GWS will miss the finals, you should get on early while the value is there for the taking.
- Despite losing so many star players in recent years, the Giants still have plenty who are capable of catching the umpires’ attention. The pick of those is Josh Kelly when fit and firing, but will he ever enjoy an injury-free season? Stephen Coniglio and Lachie Whitfield are the other ones to watch in this year’s Brownlow Medal betting.
- The Giants are often flush with candidates in the Rising Star betting, but the standout in 2021 is Tom Green. While we only saw a glimpse of him in 2020, he looks ready for a big year after a strong preseason.
Giants players to watch in 2021
If this guy played his footy in Melbourne, he might well be touted as the best midfielder in the country. Injuries kept him out of Brownlow Medal contention again last year, but there are very few players capable of out-polling an in-form Josh Kelly over 22 rounds.
A preseason shoulder injury ruined Tim Taranto’s 2020 campaign, so he will be keen to make a statement this year. He was a best-and-fairest winner at only 21 years of age in a team that reached the AFL Grand Final, so there is no doubting how highly regarded Taranto is within the club.
In a team full of polished young stars, Callan Ward is the rough diamond that shines brightest when it matters most. He was quiet in 2020 after returning from a year off with an ACL injury, so it will be interesting to see how the former captain slots into this side going forward.
GWS Giants records
- Most matches:
Jeremy Cameron (2012-2020)
- Most goals kicked in one match:
Jeremy Cameron – 9.5 (Rd 23, 2019)
- Most Best & Fairest awards:
Lachie Whitfield – 2 (2018, 2020)
- Most matches as coach:
Leon Cameron – 160 (2014-present)
- Most goals in a season:
Jeremy Cameron – 76 (2019)
- Most career goals:
Jeremy Cameron – 427 (2012-2020)