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Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Pies to get the better of Dockers

  • Fremantle Dockers host Collingwood at Optus Stadium on Sunday
  • The opening bounce scheduled for 9.10am BST
  • The two teams have only met once at this venue previously, with Collingwood claiming a nine point victory
  • With both teams heading into the match outside the eight, neither can afford to drop the points
Steele Sidebottom
Steele Sidebottom returns for Collingwood on Sunday (Getty)
 

The Fremantle Dockers host Collingwoon at Optus Stadium on Sunday, with plenty on the line for both clubs as they bid to boost finals hopes.

If Fremantle can win, their finals chances are suddenly a lot more realistic. Victory for Collingwood would likely see the Pies move inside the top-eight.

Fremantle Dockers Form & Team News


Fremantle struggled through a dour match against Geelong on Monday in driving rain. The Dockers scored just two goals for the game, but in conditions that made clean ball use next to impossible, you can forgive both sides for only managing ten majors between them.

The Dockers will line up without Michael Walters, who suffered a hamstring injury in the loss to the Cats but welcome back skipper Nat Fyfe after overcoming a soft tissue issue.

The Fremantle Dockers team for Sunday can be found below:

B: B.Cox, R.Conca, T.Duman
HB: E.Hughes, L.Ryan, N.Wilson
C: B.Bewley, N.Fyfe, T.Colyer
HF: A.Cerra, M.Taberner, M.Frederick
F: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, B.Matera
FOLL: S.Darcy, D.Mundy, A.Brayshaw
I/C: C.Blakely, C.Serong, M.Crowden, T.Watson

Collingwood Form & Team News


Collingwood were embarrassed last week by the West Coast Eagles, getting blown off the field early and never truly getting into the contest. The Pies weren't helped by their captain Scott Pendlebury being a late withdrawal before the match with a quad complaint.

Pendlebury will again miss but the big inclusion is Steele Sidebottom, who has served a four-game suspension for breching Covid-19 protcols.

The Collingwood Magpies team for Sunday can be found below:

B: J.Crisp, M.Keane, I.Quaynor
HB: B.Maynard, D.Moore, J.Noble
C: T.Phillips, S.Sidebottom, C.Mayne
HF: J.Stephenson, B.Mihocek, W.Hoskin-Elliott
F: J.Thomas, D.Cameron, J.Elliott
FOLL: B.Grundy, T.Adams, A.Treloar
I/C: J.Daicos, B.Sier, J.Madgen, T.Varcoe

Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood Head to Head


Collingwood has dominanted this fixture in recent times, winning four of the last five matches between the sides. 

The Magpies have only played the Dockers once on Optus Stadium previously, with the Pies taking out the match by nine points back in 2018.

Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood Odds


The Dockers are the 2.75 outsiders heading into this game with the Pies the 1.45 favourites. 

Fremantle gets a +13.5 handicap start on Sunday.

Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood Match Up


Nat Fyfe and Adam Treloar are two of the league's most prolific on-ballers and will look to assert themselves on the contest early in this match.

Both men are capable of gathering 30 touches, so what will set them apart on Sunday will be the ability to hit the scoreboard. Justin Longmuir has the option to throw Fyfe forward as a marking target, a luxury that Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley doesn't have.

If Fyfe gathers his customary 25 disposals and kicks multiple goals the Dockers will be well on their way to victory, but if Treloar can stream through the middle and register at least one goal to his name, the Pies will be hard to stop. 

Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood Stats


  • Collingwood has won the only previous meeting these two teams have had at Optus Stadium
  • Nine of Collingwood's last 11 games have gone under the total match line
  • Tom Phillips has recorded 15+ disposals in each of Collingwood's last four matches

Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood FAQs

What time does Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood start?

The Fremantle vs Collingwood match begins at 9.11am BST on Sunday, August 2.

Where is the Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood match taking place?

The Fremantle vs Collingwood match will be held at Optus Stadium in Perth.

Can I watch a live stream of the Fremantle Dockers vs Collingwood game?

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Verdict

We're tipping Collingwood to bounce back sharply on Sunday. 

We're also backing Steele Sidebottom to have an impact in his return to the Pies' team.

Best Bet: Collingwood To Win @-222.22 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Steele Sidebottom Anytime Goal Scorer @-125 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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