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AFL Grand Final Tips - Who will win the Collingwood Magpies vs Brisbane Lions battle?

Last updated: 29 Sep 2023
Ben Darvill 29 Sep 2023
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  • Collingwood Magpies vs Brisbane Lions predictions for Saturday's AFL Grand Final 
  • The Grand Final will be played at the MCG (14:30 AEST)
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Collingwood Magpies and Brisbane Lions (Getty Images)
Collingwood Magpies and Brisbane Lions (Getty Images)

AFL Grand Final Tips for Collingwood Magpies vs Brisbane Lions 

At the end of a long and arduous season that has seen every facet of each player and side tested to the limit. Only the Collingwood Magpies and Brisbane Lions are left standing on the precipice of greatness. 
  • AFL Grand Final Tips for Collingwood Magpies vs Brisbane Lions 
  • Head To Head
  • Collingwood Magpies Form 
  • Collingwood Magpies Team News
  • Collingwood Magpies Team List
  • Brisbane Lions Form 
  • Brisbane Lions Team News
  • Brisbane Lions Team List

In the straight shootout that is the Grand Final, which of the Magpies and Lions will finally come out on top? The Lions might just offer a bit of value.

Head To Head

The last clash between the two teams saw the Lions battle to a 124-100 win over the Magpies back in August, with this extending Brisbane's winning run to six matches. 

The Magpies have won the other four in their last 10 meetings, but their head to head is worrying for the Pies. 

Collingwood Magpies Form 

The Collingwood Magpies finished the regular season as the top side, but they were just a win ahead of their next opponents in what became a tight race to snare the minor premiership. 

The Qualifying Final allowed the Pies to pick up a morale-boosting 60-53 win over the Melbourne Demons.

They then edged to the tightest of wins over the GWS Giants in a 58-57 triumph in last week's Preliminary Final. Are the Magpies running out of steam at the worst possible time?

Collingwood Magpies Team News

Daniel McStay misses out with injury with Billy Frampton getting the vote to replace him.

Collingwood Magpies Team List

B: Murphy, Moore, Howe
HB: Maynard, Frampton, Quaynor
C: Sidebottom, Pendlebury, Markov
HF: Hill, Mihocek, Elliott
F: McCreery, De Goey, J.Daicos
FOL: Cox, N.Daicos, Crisp
I/C: Mitchell, Cameron, Hoskin-Elliott, Ginnivan
EMG: Lipinski, Noble, Macrae, Harrison

Brisbane Lions Form 

What a season it has been for the Brisbane Lions, with the side finishing in second in the home and away season before taking just two finals matches to make it to the biggest event in the AFL. 

The Lions finished four points behind the Magpies on the ladder and were given the unenviable task of taking on the Port Adelaide Power in the Qualifying Final. 

However, they saw their opponents off in one of the best displays of the season as they secured a 123-75 win. A tighter 79-63 win over Carlton followed in last week's Preliminary Final.

Brisbane Lions Team News

The Lions have named Jack Payne among the emergencies despite an ankle injury.

Lachie Neale has been cleared to play on Saturday despite falling on his shoulder in the Prelims.

Brisbane Lions Team List

B: Starcevich, Andrews, Gardiner
HB: McKenna, Lester, Coleman
C: McCluggage, Dunkley, Zorko
HF: Cameron, Hipwood, Ah Chee
F: Rayner, Daniher, Bailey
FOL: McInerney, Neale, Berry
I/C: Robertson, McCarthy, Fletcher, Wilmot
EMG: Lyons, Tunstill, Fort, Payne


With so much on the line, I am backing the Magpies to fumble in the Grand Final and suffer another Grand Final heartache.

Brisbane have a great record against the Pies of late, and I am backing them to edge to a stunning victory.

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