2020 AFL – Fremantle vs Collingwood Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Fremantle vs Collingwood taking place? Sunday 2nd August, 2020 – 09:10 (UK)

Where is Fremantle vs Collingwood taking place? Optus Stadium, Perth

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

THE TEAM NEWS

FREMANTLE

  • Fremantle struggled for the second game in a row as they were restricted to just 16 points in a woeful attacking display in their defeat against Geelong Cats on Monday to leave them at just 2-6 for the season.
  • The Dockers managed just three points in the first half and it did not get much better in the second period and they have now posted just 48 points in their last two matches.
  • That effort has resulted in big changes with Brennan Cox, Nat Fyfe, Connor Blakely, Mitch Crowden and Travis Colyer coming in for the dropped Bailey Banfield and Blake Acres as well as injured trio Darcy Tucker, James Aish and Michael Walters.

COLLINGWOOD

  • Collingwood were on the end of a heavy loss last week as they were outclassed by West Coast Eagles and they will be desperate to bounce back here as they look to improve on their 4-3-1 record.
  • The Magpies led 12-26 after the first quarter but were then outscored 99-19 in the final three quarters in what was a huge turnaround in performance and the manner of that loss has led to a raft of changes.
  • Mark Keane will debut while Brayden Sier, Jack Magden, Steele Sidebottom and Travis Varcoe also come in with Callum L. Brown injured while Atu Bosenavulagi, Jordan Roughead, Matthew Scharenberg and Rupert Wills are all omitted.

THE PREDICTION

Fremantle and Collingwood both have a point to prove after poor losses last week. The Dockers posted just 16 points against Geelong Cats while the Magpies fell apart after a strong first quarter against West Coast Eagles. There is a lot to do for Fremantle to improve on that effort but their side looks much stronger this week, although that is unlikely to be enough to prevent Collingwood winning this one which would make it five wins from six against the Dockers.

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