2020 AFL – Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle taking place? Saturday 13th June, 2020 – 04:45 (UK)

Where is Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle taking place? Gabba, Brisbane

What television channel is Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle on? In the UK, five matches each week will be televised on BT Sport and you can see their schedule here. For the TV channel in Australia, visit this link

Where can I stream Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle? If the match is televised in the UK, then BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream it live via BT Sport Player. Additionally, those with a Watch AFL subscription can stream any 2020 AFL match live (outside of Australia). Those in Australia can stream any match live via AFL Live Pass

Where can I get tickets for Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

BRISBANE LIONS

  • Brisbane Lions will be keen to put their losing start to 2020 behind them as they make their return to action in this clash with Fremantle but will need to show big improvements from their opening game.
  • The Lions ended last season in poor form, losing their final three games of the campaign including both of their play-off matches which means they come into this on the back of a four-game losing streak after losing to Hawthorn.
  • Grant Birchall and Callum Ah Chee will make their debut for the Lions in this contest but in somewhat of a surprise, they have decided to drop talented young defender Alex Witherden in one of four changes to their side.

FREMANTLE

  • Fremantle ended 2019 with a poor run of form with two wins from their final 10 matches and they were unable to improve on that record at the start of the new campaign as they went down to Essendon.
  • The Dockers were made to pay for a slow start to that contest and despite a fightback in the fourth quarter, they left themselves with too much to do to claw the Bombers back.
  • There will be three changes to the side that lost out to the Bombers with Cam McCarthy out through illness and Sam Sturt injured while Mitchell Crowden is dropped so Brandon Matera, David Mundy and Nathan Wilson all earn call-ups.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane Lions will be eager to break their losing streak as the hangover from last season lingered in their first game of 2020. They lost out to Hawthorn in their opening contest to make it four straight losses spanning back to last season but they host a Fremantle side that have struggled for a long period. They have won just two of their last 11 matches and this presents the Lions with a perfect chance to get back to winning ways which they should do comfortably.

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