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Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle Dockers Tips - Lions set for big win

  • Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle Dockers predictions for Sunday's AFL Round 8 match
  • Both teams sit at 4-3 heading into this clash
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Brisbane Lions v Fremantle Tips
The Brisbane Lions clash with the Fremantle Dockers this Sunday. (Getty) Staff 08 May 2021
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Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle Dockers Tips

The last fixture of Round 8 sees the Brisbane Lions host the Fremantle Dockers at the Gabba.

Both teams have a 4-3 record coming into this clash with the Lions finding form of late, winning their last three matches while the Dockers were defeated by 59 points last Sunday in the Western Derby.

Staying home and coming off a dominant victory over Port Adelaide, the Lions are tipped to win by 40+ points.

  • Brisbane Lions have won their last 3 matches.
  • Brisbane Lions have won 12 out of their last 14 matches at the Gabba
  • Joe Daniher has kicked 2 goals in each of Brisbane's last 3 matches at the Gabba.
  • Caleb Serong has recorded 20+ disposals in 7 of Fremantle's last 8 games.
  • Hugh McCluggage has recorded 30+ disposals in each of Brisbane's last 3 matches

Head to Head

From their last 10 clashes, Fremantle lead Brisbane 7-3 in the head-to-head battle.

The Lions defeated the Dockers by 12 points in Round 2 last year, which was the last time these two sides met.

Brisbane Lions Form

Predicted by many to win the premiership and at least be a genuine top 4 contender, it was a slow start to the season with an after the siren victory against Collingwood in Round 3 saving the Lions from a 0-3 start.

They have been building well since then with the highlight clearly being 49-point demolition of the highly fancied Port Adelaide last week. They restricted the Power to four goals for the match overall.

It has taken some time for their forward line to gel with new addition Joe Daniher, but that last performance was a positive in that regard.

Brisbane Lions Team News

Darcy Gardiner is expected to available for Round 8 after missing one week with concussion.

He is the only change to the Lions side.

Brisbane Lions Team List

B: D.Gardiner, H.Andrews, B. Starcevich
HB: D.Rich, R.Lester, G.Birchall
C: D.Zorko, Z.Bailey, C.Ah Chee
HF: H.McCluggage, J.Daniher, L.McCarthy
F: D.McStay, E.Hipwood, C.Cameron
FOLL: O.McInerney, J.Lyons, M.Robinson
I/C: D.Robertson, J.Prior, M.Adams, R.Mathieson
EMG: T.Berry, K.Coleman, C.Ballenden, J.Madden

Fremantle Dockers Form

As was evident late last season, Fremantle are improving steadily and the Dockers currently sit in ninth position on the ladder with a 4-3 record so far in 2021.

The very soft fixture lost they had flattered their form, defeating North Melbourne, Adelaide Crows and Hawthorn before last Sunday's Western Derby, where they overwhelmed by an undermanned Eagles in the second half.

While a talented young midfield is coming together, the Dockers defence has been less consistent, leaking 20 goals to West Coast and not scoring a major themsleves for the entire last quarter.

Fremantle Dockers Team News

Heath Chapman injured his shoulder in last Sunday's Derby and he'll miss the rest of the season.

Ethan Hughes is also ruled out for the Dockers, but Luke Henry is a handy inclusion after a calf injury.

Fremantle Dockers Team List

B: T.Watson, G.Logue, R.Conca
HB: J.Aish, B.Cox, N.Wilson
C: B.Acres, D.Mundy, A.Brayshaw
HF: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, M.Crowden
F: T.Colyer, M.Taberner, M.Walters
FOLL: S.Darcy, N.Fyfe, C.Serong
I/C: L.Henry, M.Frederick, D.Tucker, T.Duman
EMG: C.Blakely, J.Western, S.Giro, L.Meek

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Where is the Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle Dockers match being played?

The game is being played at the Gabba on Sunday, May 9.



The Lions recorded a big win over Port Adelaide last week and looking to firmly stay in touch with the Top 4, they'll be looking to repeat the dose against the Dockers.

Joe Daniher will be a hard match up for Fremantle and could be set for a big match.

Best Bet: Brisbane Lions 40+ points @125.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Joe Daniher To Kick 4+ Goals @420.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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