Both sides are hunting for their first wins of the season after disappointing defeats against the Crows and the Swans.
Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions Tips, Preview & Predictions
Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions free AFL tips, predictions and preview – The last time Brisbane beat the Cats at GMHBA was in 2003.
Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions Tips
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Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Friday March 26
⏰ Time: 7:50pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: GMHBA
Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions 2020 Form
- Adelaide 103-91 Geelong
- Brisbane 94-125 Sydney
Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions Head to Head (last five matches)
Geelong have won the last 11 meetings at GMHBA.
- PF 2020: Lions 42-82 Cats
- R6 2020: Cats 73-46 Lions
- R22 2019: Lions 75-74 Cats
- R19 2018: Cats 120-78 Lions
- R16 2017: Lions 78-163 Cats
Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions Preview
The Cats lost by two goals in their season opener against the Crows despite being heavy favourites.
Geelong had no answer for Adelaide’s pressure, with the majority of their scores coming from turnovers which left them susceptible to counter attacks. Chris Scott will be looking for solidarity at the back this week after the Crows were 58.8% efficient inside 50.
The Cats will be without star man Patrick Dangerfield who was one of the best against the Crows, after being suspended for three weeks at the tribunal on Tuesday.
This hosts an opportunity for recruits Shaun Higgins and Isaac Smith to step up with the absence of Dangerfield and Mitch Duncan in the midfield.
Similarly, Brisbane fell short in their season opener by 31-points at the Gabba.
The Lions were poor with their delivery inside 50, only taking five marks inside 50 juxtaposed the Swans 23. You can expect them to take a more deliberate approach with the ball in hand.
It was an eventful club debut for Joe Daniher, who escaped suspension and booted two classy goals, he has kicked six goals in his last two matches against the Cats and could be a handful.
Brownlow medallist Lachie Neale will be looking to improve his performance against the swans after only claiming 24 disposals in a quiet season opener. If the Lions have any chance of winning, he needs to be prominent.
It’s a game with a lot on the line for both teams, but I believe the home advantage will be pivotal in the Cats chances in claiming the four points.
Cats vs Lions Team News
The Cats will be without Patrick Dangerfield who was suspended for three matches after his hit on Jake Kelly. Sam Menegola will be touch and go but you can expect Zach Tuohy to come into the side.
Brisbane despite their disappointing loss will most likely make few changes, Ely Smith impressed in the VFL and could make a claim to get into the team.
The two sides last met in the Preliminary Final last season which saw the Cats defeat the Lions by 40 points.
Cats vs Lions Stats
- The last time Brisbane beat the Cats at GMHBA was in 2003
- Brisbane’s last six games have gone OVER the total points line
- The Lions have won the first quarter in six of their last nine matches
- Geelong have only lost five of their last 40 matches at GMHBA
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