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Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Lions to tame the Cats

  • Geelong hosts Brisbane at the SCG
  • Neither side has a home ground advantage
  • Will the Lions become a real premiership chance?
Geelong vs Brisbane Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds
Brisbane is one of the premiership favourites (Getty Images)
The Lions and the Cats meet on nuetral territory to kick off Round 6 of the AFL on Thursday as arguably two of the best midfields in the competition go head-to-head at the SCG.

Geelong has only beaten one team currently inside the top-eight and are yet to be tested against quality oppoisition, while Brisbane's win on the weekend against the previously undefeated Port Adelaide proved the Lions' premiership credentials. Who will win the battle of the big cats on Thursday?

Geelong Form & Team News

Geelong has been forced to grind out wins against Melbourne and Gold Coast across the last fortnight, highlighting the team's ability fight out wins when not everything is going their way.

They were good in the back-half of the game against the Suns last week, showing the young side that experience does go a long way when the going gets tough.

The Cats are unlikely to make any changes to last week's side with the team 

*Round 5 teams are listed as round 6 teams were not available at the time of previewing 

FB: J. Kolodhashnij, M. Blicavs, J. Henry
HB: M. O'Connor, H. Taylor, J. Bews
C: B. Parfitt, P. Dangerfield, J. Selwood
HF: Z. Tuohy, Q. Narkle, M. Duncan
FF: E. Ratugolea, T. Hawkins, L. Dahlhaus
FOL: D. Fort, G. Ablett, J. Steven
I/C: G. Rohan, S. Menegola, C. Guthrie, G.Miers

Brisbane Form & Team News

The Lions showed everyone last week that they mean business when flogging the previously unbeaten Port Adelaide side at the Gabba.

The questions on most minds is: can they bring that form with them when they play away?

Current Brownlow Medal favourite Lachie Neale is one of the driving forces behind the Lions surge up the ladder and will be once again relied upon to deliver a star performance on Thursday.

*Round 5 teams are listed as round 6 teams were not available at the time of previewing 

FB: R. Lester, H. Andrews, D. Gardiner
HB: D. Rich, G. Birchall, C. Ah Chee
C: M. Robinson, C. Ellis-Yolmen, H. McCluggage
HF: L. McCarthy, E. Hipwood, C. Rayner
FF: Z. Bailey, D. McStay, C. Cameron
FOL: O. McInerney, J. Lyons, L. Neale
I/C: J. Berry, S. Martin, T. Berry, B. Starcevich

Geelong vs Brisbane Head To Head

Geelong hold a dominant recent record over the Lions, winning four of their last five clashes, but Brisbane won their last encounter by one point at the Gabba. This is the first time the teams have met at the SCG.

Geelong vs Brisbane Betting Odds

The bookies are confident the Lions can come out on top, installing them as the 1.72 favourites while Geelong are paying 2.10.

The line has been set at -5.5 for the Lions.

Geelong vs Brisbane Match Up

The key match up is between Harris Andrews and Tom Hawkins.

Hawkins was a big driving force behind Geelong's win over Gold Coast last week, kicking three goals and showing that there is still plenty of life in his game.

Harris Andrews is fresh off yet another dominant display, keeping Coleman Medal favourite Charlie Dixon goaless after kicking six the week prior.

If Hawkins can hit the scoreboard early he could be hard to stop. Conversely, if Andrews can quell the big forward's influence it's difficult to see how the Cats can kick a winning score.

Geelong vs Brisbane Key Stats

  • Thursday night will be the first time the teams have meet at the SCG
  • Geelong has failed to cover the line in seven of its last nine matches following a win
  • 17 of Geelong's last 26 interstate matches have gone under the total match points line

Geelong vs Brisbane FAQ

When does Geelong vs Brisbane start?

The first bounce between Geelong and Brisbane is scheduled to take place at 10.40am BST on Thursday, July 9.

Where is the Geelong vs Brisbane match being played?

Geelong and Brisbane meet on Thursday night at the SCG, which is located in Sydney.

How can I live stream the Geelong vs Brisbane match?

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We will be backing Brisbane to win this match and also having a saver on Dan McStay to kick the first goal of the match.

Best Bet: Brisbane To Win @-138.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Daniel McStay First Goal Scorer @1400 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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