AFL BETTING TIPS GWS GIANTS
2019 FINISHED 6th AND PLAYED OFF IN GRAND FINAL
GWS GIANTS GO TO CHALLENGE AGAIN
So much of the GWS AFL Betting Tips season 2020 is going to be how they have handled the Grand Final embarrassment internally. This is a team that has been challenging at the pointy end for a few years now. They had back to back Preliminary Final losses (2016 Bulldogs and 2017 Richmond) losing both of those matches to the eventual premier. In 2018 the Magpies put them out before having a magnificent 2019 AFL Finals series to make the AFL Grand Final. However they were belittled on the biggest day in the footy calendar.
GWS Giants – damaged goods?
AFL history is littered with sides who capitulate after an embarrassing finals exit or Grand Final defeat. You only have to look at the Demons (slaughtered in AFL Prelim 2018) and Adelaide (beaten favs 2017) to know that unless you deal with the reality of the loss it can stay around for a long time, Port Adelaide are another example their record loss in the big one left some serious scars that would eventually see the club in turmoil.
GWS – recruits and retention both good signs
The Giants recruited Sam Jacobs to attack the ruck role an area despite all the valiant efforts of Mumford they were heavily beaten in this area. The other key for the Giants and all credit to them is they managed to retain Coniglio and this was on the back of retaining Kelly the year before. That is a sign that the culture and enjoyment (along with the cash of course) is there and they all believe.
Make no mistake this GWS is a seasoned and ready side and perhaps the embarrassment on the big day could be curtailed by the lack of media they receive in Sydney. The fallout would certainly not have been at the level of the Crows two years ago. The window is closing but they are still in it and we see them as a genuine top 4 chance once again.
2020 PREDICTION-GWS GIANTS 4th with 14 wins
AFL BETTING TIPS HAWTHORN
It took Hawthorn Coach Clarkson until mid year 2019 to change tact and look to the future. He began from that point deploying the side he thought was best suited to winning the AFL flag in a few years. He gave up the promise of now to search for the recipe he wants in the future and it could pay dividends. The Hawks came home with a strong finish winning their last 3 matches just missing the AFL finals but there was unquestionably a bit to like about Hawthorn.
AFL Brownlow Medallist returns
The Hawks will also get back Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell who returns off his terrible broken leg injury. Throw in Jonathon Patton as another much needed target up forward and its not hard to feel they can improve. That being said we get the feeling this will be another year of development and expect the big lift in performance to come in 2021.
Along with leaders they need to find their next genuine A graders who can take them to the flag. Hawthorn will be competitive, may challenge in many games but the development of the core group is what we await.
2020 PREDICTION – HAWTHORN 9th with 11 WINS