Sunday night footy sees the Dockers hosting the Magpies at Optus Stadium, with plenty at stake for both clubs.
If Fremantle can win their finals chances are suddenly a lot more realistic, while victory for Collingwood would likely see the Pies finish inside the top-eight.
Fremantle Form & Team News
Fremantle struggled through a dour match against Geelong on Monday night in driving rain. The Dockers scored just two goals for the game, but in conditions that made clean ball use next to impossible, you can forgive both sides for only managing ten majors between them.
The Dockers will line up without Michael Walters, who suffered a hamstring injury in the loss to the Cats but welcome back skipper Nat Fyfe after overcoming a soft tissue issue.
The Fremantle Dockers team for Sunday can be found below:
B: B.Cox, R.Conca, T.Duman
HB: E.Hughes, L.Ryan, N.Wilson
C: B.Bewley, N.Fyfe, T.Colyer
HF: A.Cerra, M.Taberner, M.Frederick
F: L.Schultz, R.Lobb, B.Matera
FOLL: S.Darcy, D.Mundy, A.Brayshaw
I/C: C.Blakely, C.Serong, M.Crowden, T.Watson
Collingwood Form & Team News
Collingwood were embarrassed last week by the Eagles, getting blown off the field early and never truly getting into the contest. The Pies weren't helped by their captain Scott Pendlebury being a late withdrawal before the match with a quad complaint.
Pendlebury will again miss but the big inclusion is Steele Sidebottom, who has served a four game suspension for breching Covid-19 protcols.
The Collingwood Magpies team for Sunday can be found below:
B: J.Crisp, M.Keane, I.Quaynor
HB: B.Maynard, D.Moore, J.Noble
C: T.Phillips, S.Sidebottom, C.Mayne
HF: J.Stephenson, B.Mihocek, W.Hoskin-Elliott
F: J.Thomas, D.Cameron, J.Elliott
FOLL: B.Grundy, T.Adams, A.Treloar
I/C: J.Daicos, B.Sier, J.Madgen, T.Varcoe
Fremantle vs Collingwood Head to Head
Collingwood has dominanted this fixture in recent times, winning four of the last five matches between the sides.
The Magpies have only played the Dockers once on Optus Stadium previously, with the Pies taking out the match by 9 points back in 2018.
Fremantle vs Collingwood Odds
The Dockers are the $2.75 outsiders heading into this game with the Pies the $1.45 favourites.
Fremantle gets a +13.5 head start on Sunday.
Fremantle vs Collingwood Match Up
Nat Fyfe and Adam Treloar are two of the league's most prolific on-ballers and will look to assert themselves on the contest early in this match.
Both men are capable of gathering 30 touches, so what will set them apart on Sunday will be the ability to hit the scoreboard. Justin Longmuir has the option to throw Fyfe forward as marking target, a luxury that Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley doesn't have.
If Fyfe gathers his customary 25 disposals and kicks multiple goals the Dockers will be well on their way to victory, but if Treloar can stream through the middle and register at least one goal to his name, the Pies will be hard to stop.
Fremantle vs Collingwood Stats
- Collingwood has won the only previous meeting these two teams have had at Optus Stadium
- Nine of Collingwood's last 11 games have gone under the total match line
- Tom Phillips has recorded 15+ disposals in each of Collingwood's last four matches