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Brisbane vs Collingwood Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Lions keep their spot in the four?

  • Brisbane hosts Collingwood at the Gabba in Queensland
  • Brisbane need to win to assure them of keeping a top four spot
  • Collingwood are almost certain of a top eight spot if they win this match
  • The game gets underway at 7.50pm AEST
Brisbane vs Collingwood
Brisbane vs Collingwood looks set to be a great clash on Friday night (Getty Images)

Brisbane hosts Collingwood at the Gabba on Friday after having the bye last week, a freshen up that side looked like they desperately needed.

Collingwood have won four of their last five and were a touch too classy for the Blues last week. That was a win which put them in the box seat for a top eight spot.

Both sides need the win to boost their respective finals ambitions, but the Lions will be more advantaged playing at home in front of a Gabba crowd.

Brisbane Form & Team News

Brisbane have won six of their last seven games, with the only loss coming to Richmond in Round 10.

Poor kicking has been the downfall of the Lions, with the last two matches going down to the wire against North Melbourne and St Kilda when the match should have been over at half-time.

They have had a couple of weeks to improve their accuracy and if so, they are a live Grand Final chance.

Daniel Rich comes back into the side after a suspension, which will give the young side some heavy duty drive off the half-back line.

*Round 14 teams listed with Round 15 teams not available:

FB: H. Andrews, D. Gardiner, G. Birchall
HB: C. Ah Chee, B. Starcevich, N. Answerth
C: M. Robinson, R. Lester, C. Rayner
HF: D. Zorko, D. McStay, L. McCarthy
FF: H. McCluggage, E. Hipwood, C. Cameron
FOL: O. McInerney, J. Lyons, L. Neale
I/C: J. Berry, A. Witherden, Z. Bailey, T. Fullarton

Collingwood Form & Team News

The Pies are starting to put some consistent form together now. They have won four of their last five and looked good last week when beating Carlton.

They are the team that could cause some damage come Finals time as they will not be top four, but have a top four quality side.

This is a big test for the Pies though, coming against Brisbane at the Gabba. But if there is a team that can beat the Lions under these circumstances, Collingwood is that team.

After a heavy contest last week, Chris Mayne will miss this week.

*Round 14 teams listed with Round 15 teams not available:

FB: J. Crisp, J. Roughead, J. Madgen
HB: B. Maynard, D. Moore, J. Noble 
C: C. Mayne, J. Elliot, J. Daicos
HF: T. Phillips, D. Cameron, W. Hoskin-Elliot
FF: J. Thomas, J. Stephenson, B. Mihocek
FOL: B. Grundy, T. Adams, S. Pendlebury
I/C: I. Quaynor, T. Brown, C. Brown, M. Cox

Brisbane vs Collingwood Head To Head

Collingwood have won all five of their last five clashes, most of them in a very convincing manner. But Brisbane are a much better side than they were two and three years ago.

With a two week break and back at home, the Lions will be incredibly hard to beat against any side in the competition, providing they can kick straight.

Brisbane vs Collingwood Betting Odds

Brisbane are the strong favourites in this match at $1.45 while Collingwood at $2.75.

The line has been set for Brisbane at -13.5 which does look risky.

Brisbane vs Collingwood Match Up

The key match up in here is between Brayden Maynard and possibly Charlie Cameron.

Cameron is a little match winner down forward for the Lions and can turn the opposition inside out on a 10 cent piece.

Maynard is arguably one of the league's best defenders and has the speed to match it with Cameron.

If Cameron can kick straight and put a couple of goals in the bag early, it could be goodnight to the Pies, otherwise they are well in the match.

Brisbane vs Collingwood Key Stats

  • Brisbane have won each of their last six matches at the Gabba by 1-39 points
  • Collingwood has covered the line in each of their last five night matches against Brisbane at the Gabba
  • Dan McStay has kicked one goal in five if his last six matches at the Gabba

Brisbane vs Collingwood FAQ

What time is the Brisbane vs Collingwood match?

The Brisbane vs Collingwood match will begin at 7.50pm on Friday, September 4.

Where is the Brisbane vs Collingwood match played?

The Brisbane vs Collingwood is played at the Gabba in Brisbane.

How can I live stream the Brisbane vs Collingwood match?

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Verdict

Although we think Brisbane will win the match, if they are inaccurate once again, the line for Collingwood does look appealing.

We will also be backing Brisbane to win by 1-24 points.

Best Bet: Collingwood +13.5 Line Betting @-111.11 at BetMGM - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: Brisbane 1-24 Winning Margin @163 at bet365 Sport NJ - 7 Units

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