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Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Lions to secure AFL Grand Final spot at the Gabba

  • Brisbane Lions hosts Geelong Cats in the second AFL Preliminary Final
  • A place in the AFL Grand Final is at stake on Saturday
  • Brisbane are unbeaten at the Gabba this season
  • Geelong massacred Collingwood last week in their Semi-Final
Brisbane vs Geelong Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Harris Andrews and Tom Hawkins are set for a battle on Saturday (Getty Images)

Brisbane Lions take on Geelong Cats in the second AFL Preliminary Final at the Gabba on Saturday as they bid to make their first Grand Final since 2004 in their premiership era. Who will book a place in the big dance?

Brisbane Lions Form


The Lions are in tip top shape for this match against Geelong. Although playing just the one match in 28 days, Brisbane showed against Richmond how good they are fresh in their 69-54 Elimination Final win two weeks ago.

Lachie Neale is all class and shows that each and every week, while Daniel Rich has been incredibly damaging off the half-back line with his left foot.

The Lions have incredible depth right throughout their side, and will not want to let the opportunity of a Grand Final slip away while it is at the Gabba. Brisbane have won their last 10 home games, but will home advantage count on Saturday?

Brisbane Lions Team News


The Lions make one change with Cam Ellis-Yolmen coming into the midfielder in place of Keidean Coleman.

The Lions team for Saturday is below:

B: D.Rich, D.Gardiner, H.Andrews
HB: Z.Bailey, R.Lester, G.Birchall
C: H.McCluggage, M.Robinson, C.Ah Chee
HF: D.Zorko, D.McStay, C.Rayner
F: O.McInerney, E.Hipwood, C.Cameron
FOLL: S.Martin, J.Lyons, L.Neale
I/C: J.Berry, L.McCarthy, C.Ellis-Yolmen, B.Starcevich
EMG: K.Coleman, M.Hinge, J.Payne, T.Fullarton

Geelong Cats Form


With Geelong playing in such good footy last week, the Cats would just about be unbeatable if they maintained that form heading into the final two rounds. But did they play their Grand Final last week and can they down the Lions at the Gabba?

Geelong were incredible last week in their 100-32 win over Collingwood, to the point where you could give them the premiership cup now if they played that same match for the next two weeks.

But to play two games like that is very difficult, especially coming up against a side like Brisbane at home. Geelong will need to repeat that effort once again, while Brisbane are fresh and ready to play.

Geelong Cats Team News


Patrick Dangerfield, Tom Hawkins and Gary Rohan were phenomenal last week and played a big part of that win over Collingwood by more than 10 goals. All three will be crucial again.

The Cats name an unchanged side with Rhys Stanley passed fit to play.

The Cats team for Saturday is below:

B: J.Henry, H.Taylor, J.Kolodjashnij
HB: L.Henderson, M.Blicavs, T.Stewart
C: M.Duncan, J.Selwood, S.Menegola
HF: L.Dahlhaus, G.Rohan, G.Miers
F: G.Ablett, T.Hawkins, S.Simpson
FOLL: R.Stanley, P.Dangerfield, C.Guthrie
I/C: J.Bews, B.Parfitt, Z.Tuohy, M.O’Connor
EMG: T.Atkins, Z.Guthrie, E.Ratugolea, B.Close

Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats Head To Head

Geelong holds a 4-1 record over the Lions across the last five games, winning their latest clash this season with what was a second and third quarter blitz.

That will be sitting on the shoulders of Brisbane coach Chris Fagan who will be desperate to reverse that result.

Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats Betting Odds

The Lions are well supported favourites at 1.74 while Geelong are marginal drifters at 2.10. The line has been set for the Lions at -3.5.

Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats Match Up

The key match up of this game is going to be between Tom Hawkins and Harris Andrews.

Both All Australians, Hawkins has had the nod on Andrews thus far into their rivalry. But the latter is always improving and will be adopting different tactics rather than a body on body approach.

Hawkins kicked five points in their loss to Port Adelaide in week one of the final series, but reversed that result last week agains the Pies. If he is hot, the Cats will win, and if not the Brisbane look the victors.

Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats Key Stats

  • Brisbane have won their last 10 matches at the Gabba
  • Daniel Rich has recorded 20+ disposals in his last four matches
  • Lincoln McCarthy has kicked 1+ goals in nine of his last 11 QLD appearances

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The Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats match is played at 9.40am BST on Saturday, October 17.

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The Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats match is played at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

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Verdict

Brisbane look hard to beat playing at home, and with the extra week off.

Best Bet: Brisbane To Win @-135.14 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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16 March 2021