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Where: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
When: Saturday August 2, 10.40am (BST)
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A few weeks ago it looked as though the Suns were strolling into their first finals appearance in their short history.
Fast forward to the present and the Gary Ablett-less side looks as though its season is falling apart.
The visit of St. Kilda would have had Gold Coast fans licking their lips at the prospect of a percentage-boosting win, however after the Saints’ incredible 58-point of Fremantle last round, the Suns have every right to be feeling nervous.
The Suns’ task has been made harder with the losses of Charlie Dixon and Zac Smith to injury, although they regain Trent McKeznie and Michael Rischitelli – adding much needed class to the midfield.
St. Kilda will arrive at Metricon Stadium confident of an upset after stopping Fremantle’s 11-match winning run in emphatic fashion, but Gold Coast should still have enough to see the Saints off at home.
1. The Suns were comfortable winners in round nine, with their midfield running riot. Ablett was the star with 37 disposals and four goals, while Jaeger O’Meara (29), Dion Prestia (28) and David Swallow (28) were also prolific.
2. Gold Coast is one of the best contested possession teams in the League, ranked second with 146.7 a game, while St Kilda has struggled, ranked 17th with an average of 127.7.
3. The Saints have a good record at Metricon Stadium, with five wins and three losses, and just one loss there since 1989.
4. Gold Coast is the most inefficient team disposing of the ball in 2014, ranked 18th, operating at 70.4 per cent, while the Saints are ranked 13th at 71.4 per cent.
5. St Kilda’s 118 points against Fremantle in round 18 was not only its highest score of the season, but also the first time it had topped the ton this season. Gold Coast has kicked just nine and eight goals respectively in its past two losses.
6. Midfielder Shane Savage loves playing the Suns and averages 15.2 points a game against them according to the AFL Official Player Ratings. Savage has risen 87 spots in the past five weeks to No.238 overall.(AFL.com.au)