Fremantle vs Brisbane Lions Round 12 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Fremantle vs Brisbane Tips

The Dockers will look to cause an upset against the Lions at Optus Stadium on Sunday evening.

Fremantle vs Brisbane Tips, Preview & Predictions

Fremantle Dockers vs Brisbane Lions free AFL tips, predictions and preview by our footy tipping AFL experts will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

Fremantle vs Brisbane Lions Tips

  • Brisbane have won four of the previous five meetings
  • Daniel Rich has had 25+ disposals 15 times this season

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Fremantle vs Brisbane Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: AFL
🗓 Date: Sunday August 8
Time: 5:10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Optus Stadium

Fremantle vs Brisbane 2021 Form (last five matches)

Dockers (LWLLW)

  • RD 16: Fremantle 64-80 Carlton
  • RD 17: Hawthorn 46-108 Fremantle
  • RD 18: Fremantle 31-100 Geelong
  • RD 19: Sydney 98-58 Fremantle
  • RD 20: Fremantle 55-51 Richmond

Lions (WLLWL)

  • RD 16: Adelaide 59-111 Brisbane
  • RD 17: Brisbane 63-95 St Kilda
  • RD 18: Richmond 106-86 Brisbane
  • RD 19: Brisbane 120-71 Gold Coast
  • RD 20: Hawthorn 92-80 Brisbane

Fremantle vs Brisbane Head to Head (last five matches)

  • R8 2021: Lions 95-71 Dockers
  • R2 2020: Lions 81-69 Dockers
  • R10 2019: Dockers 73-72 Lions
  • R15 2018: Dockers 64-119 Lions
  • R12 2017: Lions 121-64 Dockers

Fremantle vs Brisbane Preview

The Dockers won a heart-stopping contest against the reigning premiers by four points last time out.

In a game riddled with inaccuracy, it was Fremantle who deservedly came away with the four points after leading for the majority of the match despite the reigning premier’s best efforts in the last term.

Justin Longmuir’s side is now in the box seat to make the top eight, and although they currently sit in eighth, they face two sides inside the top eight in their last three rounds.

Meanwhile, the Lions will be looking to return to the winner’s circle after a shock loss against the Hawks.

Chris Fagan’s side was very lacklustre in the Apple Isle last week. The first three quarters saw them fall to a nine-goal deficit, and despite their best efforts in the last term, it wasn’t enough to claim the four points.

Their target of top four football this season has slipped out of their grasp, as a result of three losses in their previous five matches. They are currently sixth and are the second-highest scoring side in the competition.

Fremantle are a tough team to beat at home and despite the Lions away struggles recently, I’ll still back them to get the four points on Sunday in a close contest.

Dockers vs Lions Team News

Bailey Banfield will miss with an injury. Whilst Alex Pearce, Brett Bewley, Ethan Hughes and Nathan O’Driscoll have been named as inclusions.

The Lions have made two changes with James Madden omitted and Lachie Neale missing with an illness. All five inclusions named are on the extended bench.

*Teams are yet to be reduced to 22, four omissions still need to be made from the eight-man bench.

The two sides last met in Round 8 this season, which saw the Lions win by 24 points.

Dockers vs Lions Stats

  • Brisbane have won four of the previous five meetings
  • Daniel Rich has had 25+ disposals 15 times this season
  • Both sides have won two of their last five matches

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