Where and when: MCG, Saturday 10th April at 7:25pm (AEST)
Last time they met: Rd 4, 2020: GWS 10.6 (66) def Collingwood 9.10 (64) at Giants Stadium
This was a war of attrition as both teams suffered early injuries and fought out a tight tussle as the Giants consistently edged ahead only the have the Pies grind back into the game. Davis and Williams suffered hamstring strains for the Giants while Jeremy Howe copped his season-ending knee injury. Greene (3 goals) and Green were best for the Giants as were Pendlebury and Moore for the Pies, with Moore holding Cameron to two goals.
Match Preview: The Giants are barely going at the moment so this is a poor time for them to visit the MCG. The Pies have been competitive every week and unlucky to have recorded just the single win and they will be keen to put the wounded Giants to the sword. With both teams struggling to kick goals, this may come down to which team can shut down the other team the best.
My money is on the strong Pies defence to shut down the Giants’ tall forwards, forcing GWS to rely on Toby to try and win this match off his own boot.
Forget Supercoach, I’m planning to have my eyes on one match-up: Toby Greene versus Brayden Maynard. If this is not a niggly, entertaining battle, I’ll be shocked and disappointed!
Thommo’s Tip: Collingwood by 20 points
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