Gold Coast Suns vs. St Kilda Saints
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Gold Coast Suns vs. St Kilda Saints
2018 premiership odds:Gold Coast Suns: N/ASt Kilda Saints: N/A
Form guide:Gold Coast Suns: LLLLLSt Kilda Saints: LLLLL
Round 12 result:Gold Coast Suns: Loss to GWS, 134-26St Kilda Saints: Loss to Sydney, 55-126
Saturday, 16th June, 4:35 pm AEST, 2018, Metricon Stadium, Watch on the Fox Footy Network.
The Gold Coast Suns will host the St Kilda Saints at Metricon Stadium this Saturday.
Both sides are currently living in a nightmare, each week it seems to get worse for the two developing teams.
The Saints are receiving plenty of backlash for their one-win season, especially considering the previously club announced its ambition to win a flag by 2020. The Suns are also under the pump, given the shocking state of their list after years worth of first round draft picks and concessions.
Whoever loses this match will clearly be under even more pressure, making this bottom-four match a crucial one for both clubs.
Stuart Dew, the new Gold Coast coach, has being working tirelessly just to field a full side as they are currently bereft of troops. A total of 13 Suns senior players have been reported as injured this week.
St Kilda need to show promise this week and overcome all the outside noise surrounding the club. Winning this match would be the first step to escaping the inevitable critics.
This match may not be the most important, but it does carry plenty of good value for punters. Here are our tips for Saturday’s clash.
Gold Coast Suns vs. St Kilda Saints Round 13 – Race to Tips
Race to 5 Goals
Both sides are relatively useless in front of the big sticks, but a young captain named Tom Lynch has the ability to change the game. If Lynch can get his hands on the ball early, it could spell game over for the Saints very early in the match. The Suns have not started a match off well in the last five weeks. We believe the change will be made and the Suns will come out ready to go and get a few early ones against the poor Saints.
Race to 5 Behinds
St Kilda Saints @ $1.76 with Ladbrokes
What do we know about the St Kilda Football Club? It’s very average at recruiting and it cannot kick a goal to save itself. You may call us harsh, but that is the reality facing the club. Sadly for Saints fans, we seeing that poor-kicking trend continuing and they will most likely be the first side to five behinds this Saturday.
Gold Coast Suns vs. St Kilda Saints Round 13 – Player Specials Tips
Ben Ainsworth to get 20 disposals @ $3.10 with Sportsbet
This young star has been one of the saving graces in a horrific season. Ben Ainsworth, former number #4 draft pick, has elevated himself in many contests in 2018. He may be inconsistent, but the young man can play and judging his patterns and trends, it will be a good week for Ben against the Saints.
Underrated throughout the league, Jimmy Webster continues to find the footy each week. When matching up against the Suns, Jimmy will have plenty of opportunities to run off his man and provide support — a role he has played all year which has inflated his numbers significantly. Webster proudly averages 25 disposals per match so far in 2018 and has begun to pick up speed. We can see the rangy left-footer finding plenty of the ball this week against the Suns.
Gold Coast Suns vs. St Kilda Saints Round 13 – Total Match Points Tip
Total Points to be between 160 – 170 @ $5.70 with CrownBet
The weather on the Gold Coast looks fine enough for the match to be high-scoring, the only problem is that it is the Suns and Saints who are facing off. We cannot see this match blowing out to a total any higher than 170, simply because the teams are not capable of scoring that much between one another. The Suns average a pitiful 34 points per match in their last three, a statistic that should never see the light of day, but has poked its head out to embarrass the farcical Suns.
Suns vs. Saints Match Predictions
Match Result: Gold Coast Suns to win @ $2.30 with William Hill
Line betting: Gold Coast Suns +8.5 @ $1.91 with William Hill
Not only do we think the Suns are going to play a good match this week, we think they will go all the way and win. The Saints looked so out of form last week and we think the familiarity of Metricon will play a huge part in this contest.
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