2020 AFL – Collingwood vs St. Kilda Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Collingwood vs St. Kilda taking place? Saturday 20th June, 2020 – 07:35 (UK)

Where is Collingwood vs St. Kilda taking place? MCG, Melbourne

What television channel is Collingwood vs St. Kilda 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 Collingwood vs St. Kilda? 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 Collingwood vs St. Kilda? Click here for ticket information on 2020 AFL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

COLLINGWOOD

  • Collingwood remained unbeaten at the start of the 2020 season as they played out a draw with reigning premiers Richmond but the Magpies will be annoyed that they did not claim all four competition points.
  • They started the first quarter in superb fashion and opened a 24-point lead to take into the second quarter but failed to hold on to it as they managed to score just three points in the second half of the game.
  • Their inability to see that contest out has seen the Magpies make two changes for this clash as Jack Madgen and Josh Thomas are omitted with Jaidyn Stephenson and Rupert Wills named as their replacements.

ST. KILDA

  • St. Kilda put in an impressive display to defeat Western Bulldogs last week and earn their first win of the season at just the second time of asking but now face a difficult task to back that up as they travel to Collingwood.
  • The Saints dominated the first half and built on that to also put up a big score in the third quarter and they ran out 88-49 winners to end a three-match losing streak which started at the end of last season.
  • Following the big win last week, it was never likely that St. Kilda would make many changes to their side and that is the case with the injured Jarryn Geary the only player to make way with Jonathon Marsh coming into the side.

THE PREDICTION

Collingwood will be content with their draw with Richmond last week but will certainly rue not claiming the victory having dominated the first quarter. Their lack of points in the second half will be alarming but they will put it down to rustiness against a classy opponent. They now host St. Kilda in a bid to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign and the hosts should be able to do just that against a Saints side that managed just three wins on the road last season.

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