Geelong Cats vs Greater Western Sydney Giants Tips and Odds – AFL Semi Finals 2021

Optus Stadium will play host to Friday's AFL game between Geelong Cats and Greater Western Sydney Giants. 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 Geelong Cats vs. Greater Western Sydney Giants game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Friday September 3, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Where: Optus Stadium

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Geelong Cats vs Greater Western Sydney Giants Preview

Playing for a place in a preliminary final against Melbourne, Geelong and GWS will meet at Optus Stadium on Friday evening.

The Giants won their way into this fixture by holding on to defeat Sydney 74-73 in Launceston last weekend, progressing thanks to some wayward Swans finishing in the fourth quarter.

Elsewhere, Geelong dropped to its sixth loss in seven qualifying finals through an 86-43 result against Port Adelaide in South Australia.

Nevertheless, the Cats should take confidence from the fact that six of the last seven times they’ve lost a qualifying final, they’ve bounced back with a win.

Putting that aside, the Giants completed the biggest upset of 2021 by defeating Geelong 84-65 at Kardinia Park in Round 21, despite being without roughly half of their best 22.

Tim Taranto stood up on that night, finishing with 34 disposals and two goals, while Toby Greene put through four majors, making his absence due to suspension even more notable.

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Geelong Cats vs Greater Western Sydney Giants Teams


B: J.Henry, L.Henderson, J.Kolodjashnij

HB: Z.Tuohy, M.Blicavs, T.Atkins

C: C.Guthrie, M.Duncan, I.Smith

HF: E.Ratugolea, J.Cameron, G.Rohan

F: B.Close, T.Hawkins, G.Miers

FOLL: R.Stanley, J.Selwood, P.Dangerfield

I/C: J.Bews, M.Holmes, S.Menegola, B.Parfitt

EMG: S.Higgins, S.Simpson, D.Fort, Z.Guthrie

IN: Z.Tuohy, E.Ratugolea, M.Holmes

OUT: S.Simpson, L.Dahlhaus (both omitted), M.O’Connor (injured), S.Higgins (managed)


B: J.Stein, S.Taylor, I.Cumming

HB: L.Ash, N.Haynes, L.Whitfield

C: J.Kelly, S.Coniglio, H.Perryman

HF: T.Taranto, H.Himmelberg, D.Lloyd

F: Z.Sproule, J.Hogan, Boer

FOLL: S.Mumford, J.Hopper, C.Ward

I/C: T.Bruhn, B.Hill, C.Stone, C.Idun

EMG: J.Riccardi, K.Briggs, P.Davis, J.Peatling

IN: B.Hill, C.Stone

OUT: S.Reid, T.Green (both injured), T.Greene (suspended)