GWS Giants prepare for the finals as they look for top four seeding

The Greater Western Sydney Giants are sitting in a solid spot as the 2019 AFL season comes to its final weeks.

Currently in fifth position on the ladder, the Giants have been around the top of the table all season long, jumping around the top four until the last few weeks where they've lost two of their last five matches.

ROUND 20: Toby Greene, of the Giants, kicks for the goal in their Round 20 clash with the Sydney Swans on Saturday, August 3. Pictures: Brendon Thorne

ROUND 20: Toby Greene, of the Giants, kicks for the goal in their Round 20 clash with the Sydney Swans on Saturday, August 3. Pictures: Brendon Thorne

They have three games left in the season and with very little separating the top teams, they have yet to officially lock in a finals spot.

Heading into round 21, Geelong, West Coast and Brisbane are looking good, as they're equal in wins, with only for and against separating them, with the Cats in first.

All three, along with the Richmond Tigers, have qualified for the finals.

Collingwood have had the toughest schedule of the top teams in recent week and Brisbane will be facing first and sixth in their final two matches, creating potential for significant drop-offs from both sides. The Giants are the easy favourites in their final three matches where they'll face 12th-placed Hawthorn, 10th-placed Bulldogs and 18th-placed Suns.

This past Saturday, August 3, the Giants faced their cross-city rivals, the 15th-placed Sydney Swans, at Giants Stadium in which they were the favourites.

It was a tight match from start to finish with the Giants down early. They rallied back to lead at the end of the next two quarters before the Swans took the lead again early in the fourth.

The Giants rallied and took home the win, edging out the Swans 83-81.

CELEBRATION: Connor Idun, of the Giants, rousingly celebrates with his teammates after their victory over the Swans.

CELEBRATION: Connor Idun, of the Giants, rousingly celebrates with his teammates after their victory over the Swans.

The Giants may be able to push into the top four if they win the rest of their matches and Richmond or West Coast drop some of their tougher match-ups.

Port Adelaide, Adelaide, Essendon, North Melbourne, Freemantle and Western Bulldogs all have a fair chance to make the finals if they win some of their crucial matches in these final three weeks.

Giants full-forward Jeremy Cameron is leading the race for the Coleman Medal this year, awarded to the competition's leading goalkicker.

He's slotted 57 goals in the season, followed closely by North Melbourne's Ben Brown with 52 and Geelong's Tom Hawkins with 50.

The Giants are in a great position to not only make the finals but also to make their way through to round three of the finals and potentially into the Grand Final in September.

CONTEST: Toby Greene, of the Giants, contests for the ball with all his effort in the ruck with Josh Kennedy, of the Swans.

CONTEST: Toby Greene, of the Giants, contests for the ball with all his effort in the ruck with Josh Kennedy, of the Swans.

GWS have returned to form this year, after slumping to seventh last season despite two straight seasons finishing fourth, in 2016 and 2017.

The GWS Giants next match will be against the Hawthorn Hawks Magpies on Friday, August 9 at 7.50pm, at UNSW Canberra Oval at Canberra.

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