Gold Coast Suns vs Brisbane Lions Round 19 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Brisbane vs Gold Coast Tips

The Lions and Suns battle it out in the 21st Q-clash on Saturday afternoon.

Brisbane vs Gold Coast Tips, Preview & Predictions

Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns free AFL tips, predictions and preview – Brisbane have won the previous five Q-clashes.

Gold Coast vs Brisbane Tips

  • Dayne Zorko has kicked 19 goals in 17 games against the Suns
  • The last four meetings have been decided by 25+ points

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Brisbane vs Gold Coast Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Friday July 23
Time: 7:15pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Adelaide Oval

Brisbane vs Gold Coast 2021 Form (last five matches)

Lions (WWWLL)

  • RD 14: North Melbourne 45-68 Brisbane
  • RD 15: Brisbane 94-50 Geelong
  • RD 16: Adelaide 59-111 Brisbane
  • RD 17: Brisbane 63-95 St Kilda
  • RD 18: Richmond 106-86 Brisbane

Suns (LLWWL)

  • RD 14: Gold Coast 31-81 Port Adelaide
  • RD 15: North Melbourne 72-63 Gold Coast
  • RD 16: Gold Coast 77-67 Richmond
  • RD 17: GWS 64-65 Gold Coast
  • RD 18: Gold Coast 79-90 Western Bulldogs

Brisbane vs Gold Coast Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R9 2021: Suns 51-124 Lions
  • R16 2020: Lions 88-43 Suns
  • R21 2019: Lions 144-53 Suns
  • R6 2019: Suns 62-111 Lions
  • R22 2018: Suns 74-78 Lions

Brisbane vs Gold Coast Preview

The reigning premiers got the better of the Lions last time out to make it two losses on the trot for Chris Fagan’s side.

Brisbane simply wasn’t as damaging by foot when they needed to be in the second half. Despite getting first use of the football, they lost the inside 50 count, and with no Eric Hipwood to help slow down the match with contested marks, they struggled to contain the Tiger pressure.

Two losses on the trot have seen the Lions slowly fall out of contention for the top four. Although they are currently only four points behind fourth-placed Port Adelaide, they will likely need to win at least four of their remaining five matches to get the valuable double chance in such an even season.

Meanwhile, the Suns will be keen to return to the winner’s circle after they weren’t good enough against the second-placed Bulldogs.

Stuart Dew’s side has been playing exceptional football in the previous three weeks, with wins against Richmond (10 points) and GWS (one point). They could’ve made it three from three if they were able to take their chances in the last quarter and they were punished for it.

Touk Miller has risen to third in the AFL Coaches Association votes this season, only two votes behind Clayton Oliver and Brownlow medal favourite Marcus Bontempelli. He will have to be at his best if the Suns are any chance of breaking their five-match losing streak to Brisbane.

Despite losing their two previous matches, the Lions have been one of the premier sides of the competition and should win comfortably against an in-form Suns outfit.

Lions vs Suns Team News

The Lions will make at least one change, with the return of Callum Ah Chee after missing last week due to the birth of his child.

Similarly, the Suns will make at least one change, with midfielder Brandon Ellis suffering a hamstring injury against the Dogs last week. Oleg Markov should return from his calf injury.

The two sides last met in Round 9 this season, which saw the Lions win by 73 points.

Lions vs Suns Stats

  • Brisbane have won the previous five Q-clashes
  • The Lions have lost one game at the Gabba this season
  • The last four meetings have been decided by 25+ points
  • Dayne Zorko has kicked 19 goals in 17 games against the Suns

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