Where and when: Marvel, 7:50pm (AEST)
Last time they met: R11 2020: St Kilda 4.10 (34) DEF BY Geelong 14.9 (93) at The Gabba.
The Cats gave St Kilda a lesson in efficiency, pressure and power, kicking the final nine goals of the game and keeping the Saints goalless in the second half. Sam Menegola started like a house on fire and did not slow down, finishing with 26 disposals, 11 marks and two goals, while Patrick Dangerfield lapped up more time on-ball than the Cats’ previous win over North Melbourne, gathering 19 disposals and adding a goal. St Kilda missed its opportunities in the first half and were made to pay. They won the contested ball by 14 in the first two quarters and had generated seven more inside 50s, but struggled to get easy looks from the rock-solid Geelong defence.
Match Preview: Both teams are coming off good wins last week so confidence won’t be a problem. Will the Ratten game plan hold up against much tougher opposition though? Does he have the cattle to execute it? My money’s on the Cats but I’m looking forward to the battle.
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