2019 AFL – Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies taking place? Friday 6th September – 10:50 (UK) / 19:50 (AEST)

Where is Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies taking place? MCG, Melbourne

What television channel is Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies on? BT Sport 1 in UK / Channel 7/Foxtel in Australia

Where can I stream Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website or app in the UK / This match can be streamed live via the AFL Live app in Australia

Where can I get tickets for Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies? https://www.afl.com.au/tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

GEELONG CATS

  • Geelong Cats were able to clinch the minor premiership in the final round of the regular season as their big win over Carlton Blues coupled with Brisbane Lions’ loss to Richmond Tigers ensured the Cats topped the ladder.
  • It was an important win for the Cats as it not only ensured they finished top of the ladder but they also secured a home tie in the Qualifying Finals which could be crucial to Geelong’s chances of progression after claiming nine wins on home soil this season.
  • Cam Guthrie misses out in this game due to calf soreness but it should not keep him sidelined for the Cats’ next game whilst Lachie Henderson is left out with Jake Kolodjashnij and Tom Atkins both returning to the side.

COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES

  • Collingwood Magpies ended the regular season on a four-match winning run and that earned them a second bite of the cherry if they fail to overcome minor premiers Geelong Cats in their Qualifying Final.
  • The Magpies edged out Essendon Bombers in their final game to secure a clash with the Cats but will have their work cut out against a side that they have failed to beat in any of their last three contests.
  • James Aish is still unavailable because of a shoulder injury but there is better news regarding Jordan De Goey and Steele Sidebottom who have recovered their respective injuries whilst Jaidyn Stephenson will return following his 10-match suspension.

THE PREDICTION

Geelong Cats face Collingwood Magpies in what should be a thrilling contest at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Cats edged the minor premiership in the final round of the season which should give them a lift after some inconsistent form and they will also be boosted by their recent run against the Magpies after winning the last three contests. Collingwood head into this on the back of four wins in a row and whilst this game could be decided by the narrowest of margins, the Magpies could edge this.

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