2020 AFL – Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Geelong Cats vs Collingwood taking place? Thursday 16th July, 2020 – 11:10 (UK)

Where is Geelong Cats vs Collingwood taking place? Optus Stadium, Perth

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

THE TEAM NEWS

GEELONG CATS

  • Geelong Cats made it three wins in a row in the AFL as they improved to 4-2 for the season and they look capable of extending that run further despite facing a tough test in this clash with Collingwood.
  • The Cats faced a difficult examination in their game with Brisbane Lions last week and despite trailing at the break, a superb third quarter which they won 45-1 put them into a winning position.
  • Despite last week’s win, the Cats have suffered a couple of injury setbacks with Mitch Duncan and Quinton Narkle both ruled out but the return of Jack Steven is a welcome one and he comes into the side along with Jordan Clark.

COLLINGWOOD

  • Collingwood put in a solid defensive effort as they came out on top of their clash with Hawthorn last week as they avoided a third straight defeat and they will hope to build on that as they face rivals Geelong Cats.
  • In a low-scoring contest, the Magpies conceded just 27 points against the Hawks with a strong opening quarter in which Collingwood opened a 25-point advantage set the tone for their victory.
  • They face a tough task here but they are boosted by the availability of Jordan De Goey who returns to the side while Josh Daicos also receives a call-up with Will Kelly and Matthew Scharenberg sidelined through injury.

THE PREDICTION

Geelong Cats made it three consecutive victories with another solid win last week and if they can make it four in a row in this clash with Collingwood, they will really highlight their Premiership credentials. The Magpies also won last week as they also produced an impressive display, mainly off the ball, to put two successive losses behind them. The Magpies came out on top when the teams last met in the 2019 finals but the Cats have won the last three regular season matches and they can make it four in a row here.

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