NAME: Gold Coast Suns – Fremantle Dockers
DATE: March 31, 2019
TIME: 05:40 UTC
VENUE: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast , Australia
Gold Coast Suns lost in the 1st Round of AFL to Saints 84:85, but played well. This teams didn’t play very good against teams form top 8 and this match will not be an exception.
Fremantle Dockers was great at Round 1 and beat North Melbourne Kangaroos 141 to 59.
I think this match will be easy for Dockers and odds 1.33 is very good for bet
The final match of weekend sees the Gold Coast Suns look to rebound from their agonising one-point loss last week when they host the Fremantle Dockers at Metricon Stadium, a side the Suns have lost to seven times in the nine all-time H2H meetings.
‘So close but still so far away’ is what the Suns will take away from their narrow round-one defeat, a game that could very well have ended in a tie at worst had it not been for some ill minded decisions in attack late in the match.
But considering the Suns have suffered 67 defeats in their last four seasons, their fans have somewhat come to expect such mistakes and poor efforts as common. In saying that however, Brayden Fiorini (30 disposals), ex Tiger Anthony Miles (24) and youngster Charlie Ballard (24) surely left fans believing promise within the squad does exist.
The Dockers look to do what they have not done since 2015, that is win their opening two matches of the season. After so much rightful praise for their round one 89-point demolition of the Kangaroos (leading the competition in points, inside 50s and goal assists), the Dockers need to validate it with another bold showing if they are to be genuine finals contenders.
Few probably remember this, but Gold Coast started last season with a 2-0 record and were in the top four until they played an away home match (having sold their round three clash to the Dockers). With that, the club lost 18 of the next 20 matches to finish the season second last.
Players to watch: Nathan Fyfe (Dockers) surely grabbed three votes for his 32 disposal, ten clearance, two goal assist round one effort. Could he find Pearce Hanley (Suns) as his tagger this week? A few years ago
Hanley way one of the best stoppers in the game and this type of task could very well be the assignment he needs to resurrect his career.
Stat attack: In Gold Coast’s last 23 matches, the under/over points total has been under on 14 occasions.
Fremantle were undefeated in 2018 (2-0) when playing as an away favourite.
Fyfe has nine Brownlow Medal votes in six matches against the Suns.