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Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Cats value in AFL Qualifying Final

  • Port Adelaide hosts Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in a Qualifying Final
  • Geelong came out winners when the sides met earlier in the season
  • Port Adelaide claimed the minor premiership and are top seeds
  • The game kicks off at 10.40am BST on Thursday
Port Adelaide vs Geelong Betting Tips, Preview & Odds
Port Adelaide and Geelong kick off the start of the 2020 finals series (Getty)

The 2020 AFL Finals series gets underway on Thursday when minor premiers Port Adelaide host Geelong Cats at Adelaide Oval in the first Qualifying Final. Who will progress to the Preliminary Final and who will face a semi-final?


Geelong are a known finals side and facing Port Adelaide could sit in their favour, having beaten them by 10 goals earlier in the season.

Port Adelaide Form


After claiming the minor premiership, Port Adelaide have clearly stated the job is not over. They look to take momentum into the first round clash with Geelong and show they are the real deal in the race to win the premiership flag.

Power will take a lot of confidence from the 14-3 season they have put together, finishing atop of the ladder and looking a strong player to win the flag.

Having a home final will be incredibly beneficial to them, given that they were massacred during the season in Queensland when they came up against Geelong.

Port Adelaide Team News


Port Adelaide will have the crowd behind them on Thursday and will be at full strength to give them their best chance of marching into a preliminary final.

The Port Adelaide team is below:

B: R.Burton, T.McKenzie, D.Houston
HB: H.Harlett, T.Jonas, D.Byrne-Jones
C: X.Duursma, O.Wines, K.Amon
HF: Z.Butters, T.Marshall, B.Ebert
F: C.Rozee, C.Dixon, R.Gray
FOLL: S.Lycett, T.Rockliff, T.Boak
I/C: S.Powell-Pepper, S.Motlop, T.Clurey, P.Ladhams

Geelong Cats Form


Geelong came undone against the Richmond Tigers in Round 17 and just lasted against Sydney Swans to finish off the season. It is not exactly a strong vein of form to enter the finals with, but the week break will do them the world of good.

Knowing that they beat Port Adelaide easily during the season will give the Cats confidence heading into this match, but the fact they finished off the season in less than ideal fashion is why we are seeing them as the outsiders.

Geelong are not a side to be scared off by a hostile crowd, and given their finals experience, they will take it right up to the Power.

Geelong Cats Team News


The Geelong Cats team is below:

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

Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats Head To Head

Geelong have won four of their last five clashes, including the last meeting which was a 10-goal thumping earlier in the season.

Being a home game for Port Adelaide, they are expected to prove a lot more competitive.

Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats Betting Odds

Port Adelaide are the 1.71 favourites ahead of the match with Geelong looking great value at 2.15. The line has been set for Port Adelaide at -4.5.

Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats Match Up

The key match up of this match looks between Harry Taylor and Charlie Dixon.

Dixon earned All Australian honours after a magnificent season that saw him finish second in the Coleman Medal and inside the top 10 of the MVP Awards.

At his best with a home crowd, he will be fired up and ready to play.

Taylor is part of the furniture in the Geelong backline, rarely beaten in any contests. He will have a task to beat Dixon in one-on-one's to simply bring the ball to ground.

Port Adelaide vs Geelong Key Stats

  • Charlie Dixon has scored 2+ goals in his last 5 matches at Adelaide Oval
  • Mitch Duncan has recorded 15+ disposals in each of his last 15 matches
  • Tom Rockliff has recorded 30+ disposals in his last 3 matches

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What time is the Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats match?

The Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats match begins at 10.40am on Thursday, October 1.

Where is the Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats match played?

The Port Adelaide vs Geelong Cats match is played at Adelaide Oval in South Australia.

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Verdict

We will be backing Geelong to win the match.

Best Bet: Geelong To Win @+115 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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