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St Kilda vs Collingwood Tips - Pies to snag their first win of AFL season

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  • St Kilda vs Collingwood expert predictions for Thursday’s AFL game
  • The game will be played at MCG, with the bounce at 7:30 PM (AEST)
  • Low-scoring game expected with 1-39 win for Pies.
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Collingwood, St. Kilda, Nick Daicos
Collingwood chasing their first win of 2024. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

St Kilda vs Collingwood Tips


Collingwood’s title defence has not started the way they would have wished but they can get things back in line with their first win of the season over St Kilda to kickoff round 2 of the 2024 AFL season.
  • St Kilda vs Collingwood Tips
  • Head to Head 
  • St Kilda Form
  • St Kilda Team News
  • St Kilda Team List
  • Collingwood Form
  • Collingwood Team News
  • Collingwood Team List
  • St Kilda vs Collingwood AFL 2024 Round 2 FAQs

A couple of gatorades and a few panadol will be needed to crush the grand final hangover for Collingwood and to continue to roll with the metaphor a hair-of-the-dog performance will be needed against St Kilda to kickstart the Pies season for real.

The Saints put in a good performance in their season opener but suffered from similar misfortune as Collingwood, failing to take their chances in front of goal and missing the target more often than not. St Kilda’s defence looked as sharp as it did for most of the 2023 season, but I still see the Pies being too much to contain.

Collingwood have gone up against both Sydney teams that are predicted by many to be top-4 worthy this season. They haven’t competed so well on the scoreboard but will do better in that department against the Saints. 

The 8.5-point line is a bit hairy after Collingwood’s two performances and the fact that this should be a low-scoring affair with the caliber of the Saints defence, so I feel more confident with a Pies 1-39 win.

As mentioned, this game is likely to be a low-scoring match. Yes Collingwood has leaked 100+ points in their first two games but the Saints don’t have the forward firepower that the Giants and the Swans have. Collingwood will need big performances from their forwards and will need to see a continued improvement in front of goal. 

Brody Mihicek kicked 3 goals in the opener against GWS and was blanked last game against the Swans. I expect a veteran performance from the Collingwood key man and he will kick 2+ goals in the match and help lead the Pies to their first victory of 2024.

  • Collingwood has won 4 of the previous 5 matches against St Kilda.
  • St Kilda lost 2 of 3 games at the MCG last season.
  • The previous 2 Collingwood victories over St Kilda have been by a margin of 1-39.
  • Brody Mihocek kicked 2+ goals in 14 games last season.

Head to Head 


Collingwood beat St Kilda 70-64 at Adelaide Oval last season holding off a fast finishing Saints who kicked the final three goals to give the Magpies a scare. 

Collingwood have won four of the last five matches with the teams meeting each other just once in each of the previous five seasons, with the Saints getting their only win in the 2021 season.

St Kilda Form


St Kilda were unable to break their 25-year drought in Geelong despite a late surge that saw them pull the game within one-point after being down by over 20 points mid-way through the fourth quarter. 

Statistically the game was as close as the scoreline but it was the extra 19 inside 50s that hurt the Saints in the end as both teams failed to find their range with the boot. The Cats took a 10.16.76 - 9.14.68 victory over St Kilda in front of a record crowd at GMHBA Stadium.

Jack Steele was solid in the opener for the Saints with 25 disposals and Tim Membrey kicked 3 goals to lead the scoring for St. Kilda.

St Kilda Team News


IN: J.Sinclair, Z.Jones
OUT: L.Collard, B.Crouch (both omitted)

St Kilda Team List


B: J.Battle, Z.Cordy, C.Wilkie
HB: L.Stocker, J.Sincalir, N.Wanganeen-Milera
C: M.Wood, S.Ross, B.Hill
HF: D.Wilson, L.Henry, M.Owens
F: C.Sharman, M.King, T.Membrey
FOLL: R.Marshall, J.Steele - C, M.Phillipou

I/C: J.Higgins. M.Windhager, Z.Jones, R.Byrnes, R.Bonner
EMG: L.Collard, B.Crouch, T.Campbell

Collingwood Form


The reigning premiers have started the 2024 season with a 0-2 record after inaccuracy shot them out the air against GWS and were overpowered by the Swans.

Despite having more scoring shots than the Giants, the Pies lost by a whopping 32 points against Western Sydney, kicking 11 goals and 16 behinds while they watched their opponents do the opposite, slotting 18 goals plus six extras. 

The Swans could have put more space between them and the Pies than the 33 points they did as Collingwood looked in all-sorts as after halftime and a fight back was never on the cards in their 102-69 loss to Sydney.

Collingwood Team News


IN: B.Frampton, T.Mitchell, R,McInnes
OUT: J.Noble, C.Dean, A.Johnson (all omitted), W.Hoskin-Elliott (managed)

Collingwood Team List


B: B.Maynard, J.Howe, B.Frampton
HB: O.Markov, I.Quaynor, J.Howe D.Moore - C,
C: S.Sidebottom, S.Pendlebury, J.Daicos
HF: L.Schultz, M.Cox, B.Mihocek
F: B.Hill, J.Elliott, B.McCreery
FOLL: D.Cameron, J.De Goey, N.Daicos

I/C: P.Lipinski, T.Mitchell, F.Macrae, J.Crisp, R.McInnes
EMG: J.Noble, W.Hoskin-Eliott, H.Harrsion

St Kilda vs Collingwood AFL 2024 Round 2 FAQs

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Verdict

Collingwood are tipped to get their first win of the year in a low-scoring game against the Saints.

The winning margin will stay between 1-39 as the under 162.5 game total will not be reached.

Brody Mihocek will help lead the Pies to the win with a  2+ goal game.
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