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Brisbane vs Geelong Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can the Lions remain unbeaten at the Gabba this season?
- Brisbane hosts Geelong in the second AFL Preliminary Final
- A place in the AFL Grand Final is at stake on Saturday
- Brisbane are unbeaten at the Gabba this season
- Geelong massacred Collingwood last week in their Semi-Final
Harris Andrews and Tom Hawkins are set to do battle on Saturday night (Getty Images)
Brisbane Lions take on Geelong Cats in the second AFL Preliminary Final at the Gabba on Saturday as they bid to make their first Grand Final since 2004 in their premiership era.
With Geelong playing in such good footy last week, the Cats would just about be unbeatable if they maintained that form heading into the final two rounds. But did they play their Grand Final last week and can they down the Lions at the Gabba?
Brisbane Form & Team News
The Lions are in tip top shape for this match against Geelong. Although playing just the one match in 28 days, Brisbane showed against Richmond how good they are fresh in their 69-54 Elimination Final win two weeks ago.
Lachie Neale is all class and shows that each and every week, while Daniel Rich has been incredibly damaging off the half-back line with his left foot.
The Lions have incredible depth right throughout their side, and will not want to let the opportunity of a Grand Final slip away while it is at the Gabba.
The Lions make one change with Cam Ellis-Yolmen coming into the midfielder in place of Keidean Coleman.
The Lions team for Saturday is below:
B: D.Rich, D.Gardiner, H.Andrews
HB: Z.Bailey, R.Lester, G.Birchall
C: H.McCluggage, M.Robinson, C.Ah Chee
HF: D.Zorko, D.McStay, C.Rayner
F: O.McInerney, E.Hipwood, C.Cameron
FOLL: S.Martin, J.Lyons, L.Neale
I/C: J.Berry, L.McCarthy, C.Ellis-Yolmen, B.Starcevich
EMG: K.Coleman, M.Hinge, J.Payne, T.Fullarton
Geelong Form & Team News
Geelong were incredible last week in their 100-32 win over Collingwood, to the point where you could give them the premiership cup now if they played that same match for the next two weeks.
But to play two games like that is very difficult, especially coming up against a side like Brisbane at home.
Patrick Dangerfield, Tom Hawkins and Gary Rohan were phenomenal last week, as were just about everyone in the Cats side. But the trio mentioned played a big part of that win over Collingwood by more than 10 goals.
Geelong will need to repeat that effort once again, while Brisbane are fresh and ready to play.
The Cats name an unchanged side with Rhys Stanley passed fit to play.
The Cats team for Saturday is below:
B: J.Henry, H.Taylor, J.Kolodjashnij
HB: L.Henderson, M.Blicavs, T.Stewart
C: M.Duncan, J.Selwood, S.Menegola
HF: L.Dahlhaus, G.Rohan, G.Miers
F: G.Ablett, T.Hawkins, S.Simpson
FOLL: R.Stanley, P.Dangerfield, C.Guthrie
I/C: J.Bews, B.Parfitt, Z.Tuohy, M.O’Connor
EMG: T.Atkins, Z.Guthrie, E.Ratugolea, B.Close
Brisbane vs Geelong Head To Head
Geelong holds a 4-1 record over the Lions across the last five games, winning their latest clash this season with what was a second and third quarter blitz.
That will be sitting on the shoulders of Brisbane coach Chris Fagan who will be desperate to reverse that result.
Brisbane vs Geelong Betting Odds
The Lions are well supported favourites at $1.74 while Geelong are marginal drifters at $2.10.
The line has been set for the Lions at -3.5.
Brisbane vs Geelong Match Up
The key match up of this game is going to be between Tom Hawkins and Harris Andrews.
Both All Australians, Hawkins has had the nod on Andrews thus far into their rivalry. But the latter is always improving and will be adopting different tactics rather than a body on body approach.
Hawkins kicked five points in their loss to Port Adelaide in week one of the final series, but reversed that result last week agains the Pies. If he is hot, the Cats will win, and if not the Brisbane look the victors.
Brisbane vs Geelong Key Stats
- Brisbane have won their last 10 matches at the Gabba
- Daniel Rich has recorded 20+ disposals in his last four matches
- Lincoln McCarthy has kicked 1+ goals in nine of his last 11 QLD appearances
Brisbane vs Geelong FAQ
What time is the Brisbane vs Geelong match?
The Brisbane vs Geelong match is played at 7.40pm on Saturday, October 17.
Where is the Brisbane vs Geelong match played?
The Brisbane vs Geelong match is played at the Gabba in Brisbane.
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