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Geelong vs Collingwood Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can Geelong bounce back into a prelim?
- Geelong hosts Collingwood at the Gabba in an AFL Semi-Final on Saturday
- The winner books a Preliminary Final spot against the Brisbane Lions
- Can the Cats make up for bad loss last week?
Geelong take on Collingwood on Saturday night (Getty Images)
Geelong Cats host Collingwood at the Gabba on Saturday night for a spot in the AFL Preliminary Final against Brisbane Lions.
Geelong were beaten by Port Adelaide last week in their Qualifying Final in what was a disappointing display from a team that have looked so good all year.
Collingwood went into their Elimination Final with very few expecting a Pies victory. They came out one point winners over West Coast Eagles in Perth, so their tails are well and truly up.
Geelong Form & Team News
Geelong need to bounce back after last week's display of poor footy against Port Adelaide.
Patrick Dangerfield was the only player making a major contribution for the Cats, just showing how good of a player that he is.
Geelong seem to have a tendency during finals to shy away from their best, but there will be no time for that this year. If they lose Saturday's semi-final they are out.
The Cats do have a good record during the second week of finals, so when the pressure is truly on, we may be able to expect them to bounce back.
*The Cats team for Saturday is below:
B: J.Henry, H.Taylor, J.Bews
HB: L.Henderson, M.Blicavs, T.Stewart
C: Z.Tuohy, J.Selwood, S.Menegola
HF: L.Dahlhaus, G.Rohan, G.Miers
F: M.O’Connor, T.Hawkins, G.Ablett
FOLL: R.Stanley, P.Dangerfield, C.Guthrie
I/C: J.Kolodjashnij, M.Duncan, B.Parfitt, S.Simpson
Collingwood Form & Team News
Collingwood were simply superb last week against West Coast, beating them in Perth when leading up to the match many pundits had given them no chance at all.
Mason Cox was the hero, kicking three goals early in the game, while a late smother from Taylor Adams saved the game for the Pies.
They are not without a hope in this match if they can get a sniff early as they did last week.
*The Collingwood team for Saturday is below:
B: J.Crisp, J.Roughead, J.Madgen
HB: B.Maynard, D.Moore, I.Quaynor
C: C.Mayne, A.Treloar, J.Daicos
HF: W.Hoskin-Elliott, B.Mihocek, J.Thomas
F: J.Elliott, M.Cox, J.De Goey
FOLL: B.Grundy, T.Adams, S.Pendlebury
I/C: J.Stephenson, J.Noble, L.Greenwood, D.Cameron
Geelong vs Collingwood Head To Head
Geelong hold a 3-2 record from their last five head to head matches, but Collingwood have won the last two clashes, including in July this year by 22 points.
Geelong can bounce back if they play up to the form that they showed during the home and away season.
Geelong vs Collingwood Betting Odds
Geelong are the $1.60 favourites while Collingwood are the $2.35 outsiders after last week's win.
The line has been set for Geelong at -6.5.
Geelong vs Collingwood Match Up
The key match up for this game is Darcy Moore and Tom Hawkins.
Geelong's Hawkins could not kick straight last week, kicking five points and one out on the full.
Credit to Port Adelaide for playing defensively so that he was kicking from pockets and hard angles all night.
We can imagine that Collingwood will have a similar tactic and that is to out number him in the one on ones and for Moore to constantly bring the ball to ground.
If Moore can win this battle, it could be Collingwood's time to shine.
Geelong vs Collingwood Key Stats
- Mason Cox has kicked two or more goals in four of his last five matches
- Mitch Duncan has recorded 15+ disposals in each of his last 11 matches
- Tom Hawkins has kicked 3+ goals in each of Geelong's three matches at the Gabba this season
Geelong vs Collingwood FAQ
What time is the Geelong vs Collingwood match?
The Geelong vs Collingwood match begins at 7.40pm on Saturday, October 10.
Where is the Geelong vs Collingwood match
The Geelong vs Collingwood match is played at the Gabba in Brisbane.
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